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Balance Rock Inn

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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
4.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a classic new England style inn. There are a lot of quaint and quirky aspects. For example, it is quite a journey to get to the fourth floor. The rooms are generally nice but it is hit or miss on whether you have...More

Thank pmoeser
Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded 2 days ago

Dear pmoeser, Thank you for the review. It can be tricky to navigate all the hallways and staircases of the Inn. It took me a couple weeks myself to get my bearings. We hope you come to stay again! Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Property is gorgeous. Right on the bay with direct access to Bar Harbor waterfront walkway. One block off busy Main Street, but property is quiet and private. Extremely well appointed and maintained from outdoor gardens to common areas to rooms. Attractive pool area adjacent to...More

Thank I6523KBseanm
Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded 2 days ago

Dear I6523KBseanm, Thank you for taking the time to share with other travelers about your time with us at the Balance Rock Inn. Sincerely, Claire Miles General Manager

Reviewed 23 October 2017

My husband and I went for some R & R after staying in Kennebunk and Portland. It is well located - walking distance to the main drag of stores and a paved path along the waterfront. Breakfast was buffet style from 8-10 each morning. The...More

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Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded 2 days ago

Dear 54KarenP54, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We are a large Inn and have a very large staff so our managers/innkeepers can be easy to miss. But we are present at...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stayed here a few days while traveling with my family in Maine. The staff was absolutely brilliant, helpful and accommodating. We stayed in the Penthouse (411) and the room was nice and had everything we needed. It was outdated for the price, but fine....More

Thank vedettefille
Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded 2 days ago

Dear vedettefille, Thank you for taking the time to share with travelers about your stay with us at the Balance Rock Inn. We understand not all guests enjoy the cruise ships, but they are hard to avoid in such a popular bay. We hope to...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

My wife and I had an amazing week at the Balance Rock Inn. Each day started with a great breakfast at the inn and ended with drinks at the wonderful veranda bar (which has amazing food as well) or around the fire. The staff was...More

Thank JoeN918273645
Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded 2 days ago

Dear joenorman, Thank you for choosing the Balance Rock Inn for your getaway. We appreciate the review and hope you choose to stay again. We look to exceed guests expectations with every stay, but perfection is hard to surpass! Sincerely, Claire Miles

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Details
Price range
US$207 - US$374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$207 - US$374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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