The Bayview

111 Eden StreetBar Harbor04609USA
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About The Bayview

Set in a tranquil area minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, The Bayview is a historic hotel featuring charming accommodations, thoughtful amenities and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Frenchman’s Bay. The property is a short distance from Acadia National Park.

Relaxed rooms and suites are spacious and feature simple furnishings. All have free Wi-Fi, minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. There are also townhouses which offer a full-size kitchen, living room, dining room and outdoor space.

The Bayview offers guests a pool and parking.

Mornings start with a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, and every afternoon homemade cookies are available for guests to enjoy.

The staff will share recommendations of things to do and see in the area including Mount Desert Island, hiking, boat tours and more.


111 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME, 04609, USA
Telephone: +1(207)2885861 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Rooms at the top!

Rooms here are excellent with flat-screen TV, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator … the works! They have bay views which are better, the higher up you go. The bay views from those top floor rooms are exceptional. They seem to cater for most requirements and if travelling as a group or with family, townhouse accommodation here might be the solution you seek.

Dining delights.

Breakfast is OK, really; beautifully presented and with so much choice to appeal to everyone – (*well most folk anyway). Jack Russell’s Steak House is one of the neighbouring restaurants, with many more choices within a mile of the hotel.

Exceptional staff.

Members of staff are, without exception, friendly and helpful at all times. The free shuttle to and from Bayview is much appreciated and not to be sniffed at. You can, of course, explore a little further afield. Diver Ed’s Dive In Theater and Turret’s Sea Garden are two of the nearby attractions.

Negative Reviews

A shade on the grey side.

If you wanted to describe the hotel with a colour code between bright orange and black, you’d probably go for grey. There are, of course, many shades of the colour and here it represents a lack of razzmatazz … something most guests seem to love. The minority might find the surroundings to be rather bland.

Talking in their sleep?

There’s no soundproofing, so you are aware of all functions being carried out in adjoining rooms, even including general conversation and snoring!

Not ‘over egging’ the breakfast.

When you dissect what, initially, was an impressive breakfast spread, it will register that there were very few hot choices. Certainly no eggs, no pancakes … nothing that requires any real preparation. The more cynical guest might feel that the enthusiasm shown by other guests is somewhat misplaced.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 163 reviews across the web
9.3 /10
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9.3 out of 10 based on 163 reviews