Bar Harbor Manor
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After a very rainy drive through New Hampshire (no stopping for pictures) we were off to our first lighthouse. The Headlight lighthouse is the one you see in all those beautiful pictures of the rugged Maine coast. It's located just south of Portland, and even in a driving mist, was pretty spectacular to behold. Along side the lighthouse was a large …
And with the sun dazzling us as we drove to our next little town/overnight stop at Jonesport and the Harbour House B&B wshere we do indeed have a stunning view of the Harbour. But Jonesport is right out of restaurants so we stopped at the Pizza take-away to order our pizza on our way to the grocery store to pick up wine, and chocolate brownies, and salad, collecting our pizza on the way back. High ...
... with my cousin Paula and her husband Scot. It had been about 10 years since we last saw each other. It's incredible how time quickly slips away. We all seem to get caught up with the things life throws at us. It is however great when we can stop a moment with what we’re doing and reconnect again. I was really looking forward to seeing Paula again and catching up.
Staying with family, it’s a chance to slow down and just hang out. ...
... were told. We got to walk along the famous rock wall and take a self-guided tour of the farm, although we arrived one day too late to see the inside of the farm. Wren happened across a letterboxing cache hidden in a tree near the pond on the property.
After spending the remainder of the day getting our car serviced (4,000 miles and counting) and hanging out at camp, we planned our trip the next day to the coast of Maine.
Driving up the Maine ...
... Vanderbilts and Astors. This evening, we had a traditional and delicious Maine Lobster Dinner.
We stopped at the Nubble Lighthouse, saw the "cottages" on the Maine coast, drove by Walkers Point compound which is the summer home of George and Barbara Bush.
Many laughs on the bus with our newfound friends. Looking forward to tomorrow when we get to explore Acadia Natl Park.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bar Harbor Manor
A delightful, perfect weekend
We just came back from a wonderful stay at the Bar Harbor Manor. We highly recommend it to everyone!
When we arrived, we were stunned by the quiet, beautiful property, the colorful flower and pea plants growing on the trellis, and the well-manicured grass. The weekend was even more wonderful when we discovered we had been upgraded for free to 2 bedroom suite.
The suite essentially was a 2 bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor of a separate building. The carpet was clean and plush, the furnishings well decorated, the bathroom bright and cozy. The sheets in both beds were very soft and comfortable. The best part was the kitchen, with its complete stock of fridge, microwave, pots, plates, glasses, etc.
We were pleased with every aspect of the experience. It made for a truly memorable engagement weekend. We would gladly come back again -- it was worth every dollar.
Bar Harbor's Hidden Treasure!
On our second trip to Acadia, we decided to select an inn rather than a chain hotel. We absolutely chose the right place! First of all, Bar Harbor Manor was LESS expensive than several chain hotels located in the area. In addition, its proximity to the downtown area was fantastic. The hotel is located on a very quiet residential street. However, we could easily walk to the shops, restaurants and docks; this made our stay much more enjoyable because parking is notoriously difficult in Bar Harbor! There is an also entrance to Acadia within minutes of the hotel. We drove, but it would be possible to walk into the park.
The condition of the grounds and the room cannot be described as anything less than EXQUISITE. We have never stayed in a cleaner hotel room--the sheets were perfect, the bathroom was spotless and the carpet was free of stains. The room decor was "vintage" or "Victorian" with contrasting florals and cherry furniture. It was tastefully done and did not overpower us at all. Outside, many flowers were blooming, including fragrant lilies. When we stopped back at the room one afternoon, two friendly workers were sweeping the parking lot! In the lobby, the proprietors provided two binders full of the menus for local restaurants. We will definitely stay at Bar Harbor Manor again and strongly recommend it to anyone and everyone. You will not be disappointed!
Best place to stay in bar harbor
I have to say when my wife booked the trip and having read the bad review on this site, I could not wait to see this place. From the lobby to the rooms eveything was better that my wildest dreams. This place is more like an upscale condo complex than a hotel. There are a small strip of hotel rooms when you first drive in but we stayed in ajoining rooms in on of the Manor's condo buildings. The both rooms had a kitchenette that was beyond clean and brand new. The living rooms bedrooms and bathrooms were all brand new and sparkling clean. And I have to comment on the carpets. You know the rep that hotel carpets have and I usually wear slippers when walking on them. I have to say these carpets were so new and clean that I had no problem wathing my son lay and crawl around on them. No slippers needed here. The owner and staff were so nice, I did't feel like I was staying at a hotel. I felt like a buddy had let my family use a couple of his brand new condos for a week..
You will love it , trust me!!!
CLEAN, Great location, Wonderful
I agree with another reviewer that the pictures do not do the justice this place deserves. It's a wonderful place to stay. We stayed in the hotel room. The rooms looked brand new. Not a speck of dirt in the bathroom. The room was much larger than I expected. Each room has a deck area with a small table and chairs. The island house has a separate garden area to sit in.
Short walk to town. The staff (including the cleaning people) were all very personable. I highly recommend staying here!
More Beautiful Than The Pictures
We selected the Bar Harbor Manor based on their web site and their 3 daimond AAA rating. I can't begin to say how pleased we were when we checked in. Our first impression was that the property was beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained - the gardens were outstanding! (I enjoyed speaking with the owner about some of the unusual varieties they had planted.) The guest parlor was elegant and welcoming. We were greeted with a roaring fire, it was chilly the day we checked in, and they had fresh flowers on the front desk. We had reserved one of their suites with a fireplace as well and the room looked as nice, if not better, than the virtual tour. It had a minikitchen which came in handy for some wine and cheese before going out in the evenings. We found the location convenient - walking distance to everything in town and very quiet. We can't wait to visit again next year!
A very pleasing stay
To start, I totally agree with all the people who wrote positive reviews on this property, and
completely disagree with the one person who said it was depressing. Our room # 24 was
bright and cheerful, beautifully furnished, clean and well maintained. Our positive experience
began when I called to make a reservation. Owner/manager Brad was very accomodating
in putting 2 packages together to make the rate very affordable. I thought we were going to
be in one of the inn rooms with one queen size bed. Instead, room # 24 was very spacious,
and had two very comfortable queen size beds. On top of all that one of the packages
included a complimentary lobster dinner at the Island Chowder House, an AAA 2 diamond
restaurant. Our entree included so much GOOD food that we had no room for their homemade
blueberry pie, which was probably awesome. I am not a guest who is easy to please, but I
could not find any significant fault with Bar Harbor Manor. If we go to Bar Harbor again, I
would not even consider any other accomodations, unless BH Manor was fully booked.
Hated this place
The Bar Habor Manor has a georgeous website, but DO NOT be fooled! The accomodations are depressing and a waste of money. There are many lighter, more beautiful places to stay for the money, such as the Atlantic Oakes.
Our room felt literally like a funeral parlor.
The Bar Harbor Manor is proud of its luxuriously appointed and tastefully decorated rooms. The owners have over 35 years of experience in renovating, remodeling and redecorating hotel guest rooms. Each and every room is individually appointed. Great care has been taken to customize each suite with rich wall coverings, coordinating fabrics and quality furnishings. All decisions regarding room decor are made in partnership and in conjunction with a professional hotel interior design firm. Every effort has been made to ensure each guests' comfort and convenience. Every day the Bar Harbor Manor staff receives numerous comments from our guests complimenting the accommodations, noting that they are elegant, cheerful and bright.
The Bar Harbor Manor is also exceptionally proud of its AAA Three Diamond award. AAA has very high standards and strict guidelines for room decor, ambiance and furnishings. The criteria include furnishings, decor, floor space, wall coverings, window coverings, bedding and illumination to name just a few. Each and every year the Bar Harbor Manor must pass an unannounced, detailed inspection. The achievement of this three diamond award means that the Bar Harbor Manor is one of an exclusive group that has successfully completed this thorough evaluation process. We are very pleased to pass with flying colors each and every year to ensure that our property meets the expectations of our guests that are members of AAA. This rating indicates that the Bar Harbor Manor appeals to guests with above average expectations. It also indicates that the Bar Harbor Manor exhibits distinguished style, including marked upgrades in the quality of physical attributes, amenities and level of comfort provided.
The Bar Harbor Manor has recently completed a multi-million dollar transformation including renovation of all buildings as well as a beautifully designed and implemented landscaping renovation. The Bar Harbor Manor invites potential guests to visit our web site. The site is robust and extensive with photos of all rooms, virtual tours of each type of room and suite and a slide show of the property as well as a photo gallery. The virtual tours are an excellent way to review the quality of our rooms. We are proud of our property and eager to have guests view our rooms and suites. In fact, many guests comment that the rooms are even more attractive than they appear on the web site.
The Bar Harbor Manor is also very proud of the fact that hundreds and hundreds of guests return each year. The Bar Harbor Manor has an outstanding reputation as evidenced by comments in our guest book. It is our goal at the Bar Harbor Manor to provide excellent quality accommodations, a wonderful location, and gracious hospitality all at an exceptional value. We invite future guests to Bar Harbor to visit with us. We are confident that they will have an enjoyable stay.
My daughter and I stayed here in July 05 for 4 nights and never had a single concern or problem. After checking in the only time I even spoke with staff was to tell the housekeeping lady that the room only needed a couple towels.
The location is excellent its just far enough from Main st so that there isnt any noise at any hour. And its close enough that most anyone can walk the 10 minutes to shop and have a meal...Glorious restaurants everywhere..
The room was clean fresh and well...Perfect...
Privacy, yet close to everything
We had a wonderful suite of rooms, complete with 2 tv's a kitchen and whirlpool, sitting room and bedroom. For what we had the price was not unreasonable and the fourth night was free. It was on a quiet street but near the ocean and the downtown area, an easy walk for most. Also it was only a short drive to Acadia.The proprietors were friendly and helpful. We loved Bar Harbor. We have been there before, many years ago. It is still beautiful and the lobster is wonderful.