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Boston
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We stayed in early June and will definitely go back. We had the unusual circumstance of arriving by bicycle as we were riding the coast of Maine. The staff was welcoming and not at all put out by our having our bikes loaded with gear in the lobby and then in our room. They quickly arranged for an in room...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We have that mutual admiration going on because we were all impressed you pedaled in to stay! As a "not very often and casual" biker I really like the entrance to The Bayview ...it is all downhill! I think your line says it best for those thinking about booking here. We feel very strongly about customer...

Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 28 June 2013

My husband and I spent about a week here and celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We entered our room to find champagne waiting for us (thank you!) on top of the gorgeous view. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The cookies were delicious and the shuttle to town was a nice bonus. Al, who drove us to dinner almost...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

You are very welcome! Special occasions always bring smiles and that is a good thing! I am sorry you didn't find the bed to be comfortable. Most of the time we get great reviews about the beds and yet there are some who don't really care for it. What I really appreciate is the fact that you didn't let it...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We recently had a 3 night stay at this lovely inn and we had a fabulous visit. The rooms overlook the Bay, and even though the hotel is a little way out of town, there is a shuttle van which will take you there. We loved the balcony, the nice breakfast and the large room. The daily homemade cookies were...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you very much! I totally agree about the staff. We have beautiful oceanfront views, huge rooms and a great location. All of that is really important, but honestly, without the staff we are just another "place to stay". Some people don't like the location of one mile to town, some people prefer more technology and other people may find...

Westmont, New Jersey
Reviewed 20 June 2013

We spent ten remarkable days in Bar Harbor. We stayed at the Bayview and the accommodations, staff and location were just wonderful. The moment you arrive you are greeted by caring people. Your room is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. Sit on the balcony and watch the beautiful sunsets. The formal dinning room serves a wonderful array of breakfast food...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I knew as soon as I saw the ten day stay just who you were! It really was our pleasure to have the two of you here. It is not a difficult job to pamper guests especially when the guests let you know just how much they appreciate it. You get what you give and give...

Bedford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 June 2013

We stayed here last weekend and I must admit fell in love with the place and the spacious, well maintained rooms here. As soon as you open the door , you have a big smile on your face since you are welcomed with an Ocean view :-)! Staff is uber friendly and helpful. Sorry, but one small thing that bothered...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! I am so sorry that your daughter bumped her head. I am relearning the world of child proofing with my grandchildren and it seems no matter where I move it, or hide it, they find it and bump into it! It can be awkward with the microwave if someone is watching TV...

New York state
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We traveled just before peak season to save a few $. Part of our stay was in off season rates and part in prime. Either way the Bayview is well worth the price! Walking through the door alone made me so glad we chose to stay here! Instantly you can see the view of the bay through the dining room....

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! Wouldn't it be great if we could control the weather too? I would have rain at night and sunny through the days! It sounds like you had a great time despite or perhaps in spite of the rain. When I think of some of the most popular postcards, they tend to show high surf and fog and they...

Pinehurst
Reviewed 16 June 2013

The place was immaculate, rates fair considering you are on water, breakfast very good, rooms large and clean and staff extremely helpful. Might well be best in town. Only other place in competition re view would be Bar Harbor Inn.

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you! Isn't it great when you make a plan and it all comes together the way you want it to? We are all pleased you made the decision to stay here. I agree completely, the views are wonderful and the housekeepers keep the inside as beautiful as the outside! Everyone takes great pride in their work and it shows....

Georgia
Reviewed 15 June 2013

What a wonderful place!!! (Based on TripAdvisor Reviews) My husband and I originally reserved a 3 night stay; however, upon arrival we added 3 more nights :) This Inn is absolutely the best place to stay in Bar Harbor. Jocelyn (at the front desk) was right on target with recommendations for dining. She suggested the best places to eat -...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you right back for writing such a detailed review about your stay. It is great when guests extend their stay and we can make it work. I know we all appreciated having you here for the six nights too. Every morning it was fun to just watch the guests in the dining room become acquainted with each other...

Fort Pierce, Florida
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Bayview. We chose this facility from the reviews and they were right on! The staff couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. The room was large and clean with a nice balcony to sit and enjoy the million dollar view or just rest and relax. The breakfast was very nice and, again, you could...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! I am sorry we weren't able to accommodate you in the same room for another night. As I have said before, one night is never enough! I agree completely that we have a million dollar view. I have also noticed this year that a lot more of our guests are actually taking...

Dallas area
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Our last review was in 2010...we've visited there since, in 2011 and now again in 2013. It is great to be able to state that the words of our 2010 review still apply. For the most part, the key members of the staff remain, and the breakfast continues to be a hallmark along with the most comfortable beds and spacious...

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Trish04609, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review

Thank you and yes, it does feel like home! You put that great picture of the two of you having that "last day in town" drink so I know who you are! Welcoming you back is like a family reunion with the "good relatives" ! Your high praise of all of us here makes us proud of what we do...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Personalized friendly service, peaceful and quiet setting, spectacular views, close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spacious oceanfront hotel rooms with balconies, some family friendly, or larger two and three bedroom townhomes and house. Expanded continental breakfast, pool, shuttle service, fresh baked cookies, lounge and limited wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bayview

Address: 111 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1105
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Price Range: $202 - $613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Bayview 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
The Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
Bayview Bar Harbor
Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor
The Bayview Bar Harbor, Maine
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
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“liked the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles imroth91, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have balcony and face the Frenchmans bay. The town homes do not, but are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles 441vickiea, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“any room is great!”
 of 5 bubbles greeny_david, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the water front rooms...worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles hrhdenise, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All hotel rooms have ocean (bay) view, we chose second (top) floor and this worked well for us.”
 of 5 bubbles BobF298, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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