Bayview Hotel

Maine, New England

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 5.0 Based on 923 reviews

The hotel

If you’re going to stay in Bar Harbor, a waterfront pad is a must. Every room at The Bayview is set just 75 foot from the shore, with views over Frenchman’s Bay and the Atlantic, and a balcony to enjoy them from. But it’s not just your guestroom that benefits from the vista. You can take breakfast on the Champlain Room’s oceanfront terrace, tucking into homemade pastries, scones and muffins, and the ‘hot entrée of the day’. You can swim with a view in the hillside pool, with glimpses of the bay below. Or you could just take some time out on the lawn which sweeps straight down to the water’s edge (or to the stony beach when the tide’s out), perhaps with one of the freshly baked cookies prepared each day.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just a stroll from Bar Harbor and its quaint shops and leisurely dining venues, this hotel is a short drive from the attractions of Acadia National Park. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hotel information

Spacious rooms, all with private balcony, ocean views, complimentary WiFi, microwave, fridge, coffee-making facilities, and hairdryer. Double Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Champlain Room (complimentary Continental breakfast with homemade pastries, scones, muffins and ‘hot entrée of the day’, oceanfront terrace). Bar. Fresh home-baked cookies served each afternoon. Outdoor swimming pool. Courtesy van (for trips into Bar Harbor, on-demand service, 7:00am-10:45pm). Complimentary parking. Complimentary shuttle to downtown Bar Harbor. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Trip advisor rating: 5.0 Based on 923 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sorry to see Bayview changes

Dec 26, 2018 Rcman2125

We have stayed at the Bayview 8 or 9 nine times (Summer and Fall) in the past few years. The location is amazing and the views from the second floor are wonderful. There has definitely been a drop off in the attention to detail from the staff. The vibe has gone from warm to efficient. I was stunned to see the 25% increase in 2019 room rates. Alas,… Read more
We have stayed at the Bayview 8 or 9 nine times (Summer and Fall) in the past few years. The location is amazing and the views from the second floor are wonderful. There has definitely been a drop off in the attention to detail from the staff. The vibe has gone from warm to efficient. I was stunned to see the 25% increase in 2019 room rates. Alas, our time at the Bayview has come to an end. Read less
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Nov 13, 2018 bladely Massachusetts

I originally review the Bayview Inn back in 2008. Every word I wrote was true, honest and accurate. My wife and I had stayed there six or seven times over the coarse of those ten years. I have to say that something was missing this time around 2018. I rated it only 4 stars instead of 5. It seems that the place is going through some sort of… Read more
I originally review the Bayview Inn back in 2008. Every word I wrote was true, honest and accurate. My wife and I had stayed there six or seven times over the coarse of those ten years. I have to say that something was missing this time around 2018. I rated it only 4 stars instead of 5. It seems that the place is going through some sort of transition. Perhaps an ownership change, management or something is going on? There are very few familiar faces that were so nice to see while staying there before. It felt like we were strangers. Got the sense while I was there that the some of the staff were disgruntled with working there :(. I not saying that I wouldn't go back there again, but maybe things will work themselves out for the better between now and then. Read less
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Oct 29, 2018 Jan S

We enjoyed our stay At The Bayview. The staff was very pleasant. The shuttle was convenient. The free breakfast was excellent. The view was wonderful. Everything was super clean. I only would have liked a bit more updated decor in the room. The pink draperies and swirled wallpaper were not my favorite. And...there was no elevator. However, we… Read more
We enjoyed our stay At The Bayview. The staff was very pleasant. The shuttle was convenient. The free breakfast was excellent. The view was wonderful. Everything was super clean. I only would have liked a bit more updated decor in the room. The pink draperies and swirled wallpaper were not my favorite. And...there was no elevator. However, we would stay there again. The value was very good. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay, amazing service and fantastic location

Oct 29, 2018 jcbVisalia visalia

Absolutely a perfect stay! From the moment we arrived we were treated as special guests. We were only here for one day, but we would have stayed longer if we could have. Upon check-in we were offered homemade cookies. They have a free shuttle that we used to go to dinner and then just called and they picked us up again. Our room was very large… Read more
Absolutely a perfect stay! From the moment we arrived we were treated as special guests. We were only here for one day, but we would have stayed longer if we could have. Upon check-in we were offered homemade cookies. They have a free shuttle that we used to go to dinner and then just called and they picked us up again. Our room was very large with a microwave and small refrigerator. It had a wonderful patio overlooking the harbor. The view was great. In the morning there was a lovely buffet of breakfast items that would meet anyone's needs. Thank you so much for making an amazing stay for us. The ultimate in service! Hopefully someday we will be back. Read less
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Oct 15, 2018 chad306 Ouray, Colorado

The only thing this hotel has going for it is the view. For $300 a night, I expected more... When we checked in, we were not greeted warmly. No "hi," "welcome," etc. If anything, he seemed annoyed. We were not provided any information about the facilities or breakfast. I wasn't even sure if they provided breakfast (but they do). Now onto the… Read more
The only thing this hotel has going for it is the view. For $300 a night, I expected more... When we checked in, we were not greeted warmly. No "hi," "welcome," etc. If anything, he seemed annoyed. We were not provided any information about the facilities or breakfast. I wasn't even sure if they provided breakfast (but they do). Now onto the decor. For that price, much more should be expected than your grandma's house. Everything was so dated, large room only show cased the antique decore and dated wavy carpets. The main hallway looked like it was somthing from the movie The Shining. Over-priced! Read less