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“Great Hotel / Townhouse” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bayview

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The Bayview
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Murrieta, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Hotel / Townhouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We booked this hotel because of the references on Trip Advisor. We stayed in the townhouse that is located on the back side of the main building, up the hill past the pool. The bedrooms were on the bottom floor and the living room was upstairs with a great view of the harbor. Great kitchen, dinning room and family room. Great staff, our townhouse was very cozy and decorated well.
Breakfast was served in the main hotel. This hotel is a few blocks away from the hussel of downtown bar harbor. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Roy M
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, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, 24 October 2011
Thank you for your very positive review! Sometimes I think the town houses don't get the credit they deserve so to speak. They are great for families that rather eat in and relax, fun for couples because each person gets their space if needed but they can have the evenings together to enjoy without going to a "public" room if they want to play cards or just visit. Many people like the convenience of the cooking and laundry facilities and others just like the additional space and daily housekeeping! I personally like the decks and the view. I hope you return for a visit and again I thank you for taking the time to write about us!
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We happened on to the Bayview at the end of our travels in ME and were delighted with the friendly, helpful personnel, large hotel room which included deck with water view and free breakfast. It's true what others have said, it's close to town but quiet, set back off of the highway close to the bay. It was the last night it would be open for the season, glad we had the chance to stay and given the opportunity, I would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gramcyn
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

Stayed here with my family over the Columbus Day hoilday weekend. Great accomodations and wonderful, friendly and helpful staff. Thomas was great at check in and giving advice on local dining establishments. The room was nice and big, with a wonderful view. By the way, Thomas is also a very good bartender and makes a delightful gin and tonic. The breakfast buffet is plentiful in terms of choices and has a wonderful selection of homemade pastries and breads. Al, the "doorman and driver" was a special treat and helpful with the luggage and what to do around the island. The inn runs a complimentary, "on demand" shuttle service to downtown so you avoid the hassle of finding a parking space on crowded weekends. Just call the Inn after dinner or shopping and they will come and pick you up. One night, the Inn's minivan was down with a bad battery, but Al brought out his own Saab convertible " Pup Dog" to give us a ride to town - what service!Definitely going back to this hotel next year.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MikeRSF
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, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
Thank you from all of us for the wonderful review! The end of season and holiday weekends always seem to have some type of calamity and you were right in the middle of it! Thomas is very talented at many things, and gin is one of his favorites! Al proves the point of what our "customer service" policy is and you and your family fit in perfectly here! We look forward to welcoming you back and for future reference, I bought a new battery for the van and we'll be all set to go!
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

We stayed in an ocean view room at the Bayview. It was fabulous; the rooms were huge, clean, and our view was gorgeous. Every afternoon; they bake fresh cookies which are delicious. The breakfast; while continental, is actually very good with a huge variety and they served one hot option every morning along with fruit; breads, cereal, etc. They also have a free shuttle that will take you back and forth from downtown which was awesome!! I would definitely come back here.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank addicted2travel75
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, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
We will look forward to the day that you return! The past few mornings the views have been spectacular with the sunrise and calm waters. Now that we are closed for the season I admit I take a few minutes to look at the view too. I hope you come back soon and I thank you very much for writing such a wonderful review!
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

This year, we decided to change things up a bit, and go with a different hotel, the last few years we had been staying at the Bar Harbor Inn, the rate there were just too high, for what you get.
Upon arriving late last night, in the pouring rain, we were greeted at the door by Josylyn, easy and smooth check-in, and a handful of cookies, that were out of this world yummy...need the recipes for that coconut/cornflakes/chocochip.
4 adults in a family room, and it is just perfect, a nice balcony on every room, looking out to the ocean.
The breakfast this morning was delish, plenty of baked good items, I'd say at least 10 different kinds, all fresh, and homemade. And the hot item of the day was Eggs Benedict, made perfectly.
The shuttle driver is quick, and friendly. We have not waited more than 5 min, for him to pick us from downtown!
The room may be a bit "dated" but nothing is worn out...everything is in good working order, and very accomodating!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank bkkrogman
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, Manager at The Bayview, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
Thank you for your great review! I honestly feel that you saw what we are trying to provide to our guests in the manner it was intended! Good food, friendly people and a nice place to lay down your head at night. We know for a fact that those cookies are delicious too! If I have said it once then I have said it a thousand times, it is guests like you, that check-in with a smile despite the weather, and remain smiling for your entire stay that make this "dated" manager feel like we have done a good job! Thank you.
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Property: The Bayview
Address: 111 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1105
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Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bayview 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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 
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