Ranks high for bar harbor A review of Harborside Hotel & Marina
I recently returned from 3 nights at this hotel and must say the hotel was very nice and the staff very open and friendly. This is a privately owned hotel as are most in the Bar Harbor area. In this aspect some inconsistencies do stand out. If you're expecting a big city hotel, this isn't it, nor is most anyplace in Bar Harbor.
That said, I found most of the inside construction completed - and the work continues outside. The pool is wonderful - warm and overlooking the bay. (jacuzzi was not yet working). The continental breakfast included with the room is fabulous - full spread of fruits, pastries, salmon, etc, although some of the guests made it quite the feeding frenzy.
Ask for a room towards the back of the property - on the 2nd or 3rd floor - and on the town side - this will give you views of the water, away from the street, and away from the construction on the conference facility next door. I suspect by late summer, fall this will be a fabulous property given time to train summer staff, and finish details.