Bluenose Inn

Maine, New England

The hotel

An elegant hotel in a stunning location, the Bluenose is just 2 min from Acadia National Park. Top-notch amenities include a spa and AAA 3-Diamond dining at the Looking Glass Restaurant.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Bar Harbor, just 2 minutes from Acadia National Park. Perched on a magnificent granite-terraced hillside, featuring breathtaking views of Frenchman Bay, Maine. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 6 hours.

Hotel information

97 rooms and suites on 4 floors in 2 buildings with 2 lifts. Rooms with shared terrace, some with balcony, air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone, coffee maker, mini-fridge, complimentary WiFi, safe, bathrobes, iron and board and hairdryer. Stenna Nordica Rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Mizzentop Rooms offer more space and private balconies with stunning views of Frenchman Bay.

The Looking Glass Restaurant. Great Room (bar and lounge area). Heated indoor and outdoor pools. Hot tub and steam room. Spa*. Fitness centre. Business centre. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary parking.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out ourSpecial Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

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May 9, 2019 John A

Great location on the edge of town with a beautiful view of the ocean and islands. Large, clean, well appointed rooms with balconies, a very nice indoor pool with steam room. Friendly staff made our stay comfortable. Included a free continental breakfast or an on site restaurant called The Looking Glass that is supposedly the highest dinning point… Read more
Great location on the edge of town with a beautiful view of the ocean and islands. Large, clean, well appointed rooms with balconies, a very nice indoor pool with steam room. Friendly staff made our stay comfortable. Included a free continental breakfast or an on site restaurant called The Looking Glass that is supposedly the highest dinning point in town. Another great view of the ocean and just below the restaurant is a grassy area where a herd of white tail deer come to feed at sunset. I could have rated the facilities higher but it was very early in the season and the area was not quite up to summer speed. Read less
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May 9, 2019 NHJAR Hanover, NH

Located on a hill overlooking the village, harbor, and surrounding islands, the Bluenose is a comfortable, well-managed, and conveniently located base for exploring Mt. Desert Island. It would be a good choice for traveling with a large or extended family who would enjoy socializing in the well-appointed great room, with its expansive views of the… Read more
Located on a hill overlooking the village, harbor, and surrounding islands, the Bluenose is a comfortable, well-managed, and conveniently located base for exploring Mt. Desert Island. It would be a good choice for traveling with a large or extended family who would enjoy socializing in the well-appointed great room, with its expansive views of the harbor, ample sofas and arm chairs, and a pianist on the weekends. The rooms are spacious, ours included a fireplace, which was especially cozy after a long day of tramping around Acadia in the spring chill. They offer a substantial continental breakfast that goes beyond cereal, bagels, and danish to include bacon, eggs, and other hot dishes. Several touches made this especially memorable for my kids, including a freshly baked plate of cookies and overflowing bowl of Andes mints available throughout the day in the lobby (along with coffee and tea at all hours). The pool house is lovely, the pool and hot tub appeared clean and well-maintained, and the gym is small, but functional. It's a 15-minute walk to the downtown restaurants, allowing you to avoid the traffic during the summer months (though I would discourage you from going to Bar Harbor then anyway), or you can opt for a meal at the adjacent Looking Glass restaurant. This was a great deal for a shoulder-season weekend. Read less
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Mar 2, 2019 TripVbarS

We stayed here one night on our road trip. We didn't get in until very late and left very early the next morning. The room was clean and a nice. We wish we would have scheduled more time in Bar Harbor. I will definitely be back and will stay here again.
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Feb 13, 2019 JTY60 Knoxville, Tennessee

We visited the 3rd week in October and had a beautiful view from the room and balcony over the Bay and islands. The room was very nice with plenty of space and a nice fireplace. We are hikers walkers and had no issues walking to town to eat or stroll the shops and museum. The paths were lovely across the street from the hotel around the… Read more
We visited the 3rd week in October and had a beautiful view from the room and balcony over the Bay and islands. The room was very nice with plenty of space and a nice fireplace. We are hikers walkers and had no issues walking to town to eat or stroll the shops and museum. The paths were lovely across the street from the hotel around the college. We also enjoyed the hot tub in the pool house. Read less
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Nov 14, 2018 Ken2234 Sydney, Australia

Spent 2 nights here with phenomenal views over the harbour to watch cruise ships arrive and depart. A spacious room where everything worked, coffee available in foyer and a really good breakfast room up the hill for our large group. Spectacular views. Checkin worked well and staff were obliging.