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    Balance Rock Inn

    21 Albert Mdws, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1701
    (207) 994-8180
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    Traveller (183)
    Room & Suite (161)
    • Excellent66%
    • Very good21%
    • Average7%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible1%
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    “carriage house” (34 reviews)
    “fire pit” (57 reviews)
    “small plates” (23 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Fitness centre
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 485 reviews

    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 12 December 2017

    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 12 December 2017

    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

    1  Thank 54KarenP54
    Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded 12 December 2017

    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

    1  Thank vedettefille
    Response from Claire M, General Manager at Balance Rock InnResponded 12 December 2017

    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 12 December 2017

    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

    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$206 - US$376 (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 ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 27
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Maine >
    • DownEast and Acadia Maine >
    • Mount Desert Island >
    • Bar Harbor
    • Also Known As
    • Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor ,
    • Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine
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    Susanne D
    24 August 2017|
    Response from Claire M | Property representative |
    We do allow pet but in certain rooms only, you can call and ask about availability. we do have a pet fee, its $40 per night per pet. No restrictions on size or type of dog.
    Carolyn R
    21 June 2017|
    Response from Bruno13016 | Reviewed this property |
    1-2 minute walk to town, and an easy drive to Acadia.
    Room Tips
    "All rooms have a great view, however only the first floor rooms are truly "accessible.""
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    "The fire pit at night was great. They even gave us blankets."
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    "You want to ask for an Ocean view."
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    "Room 308 is a spacious, comfortable king-sized room with a wonderful view, sauna, microwave and refrigerator..."
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