Bar Harbor is one of Maine’s most famous towns, located on Mount Desert Island – often claiming more fame than Acadia National Park and the island. Bar Harbor is one of Maine’s best destinations with a great variety of lodges, inns and hotels with ocean views and fun things to do. You can stay in Bar Harbor in century old inns, or new chic hotels with rooftop pools and ocean balconies.Its location on the waterfront of Frenchman’s Bay provides a beautiful setting for inns, hotels with marinas and oceanfront cottages as well, making it an ideal stop on your tour of Downeast Maine. For a quieter setting find lodging in Northeast Harbor or Southwest or Bass Harbor, which are also spectacular towns on Mount Desert Island, just a short drive from Bar Harbor.
As the largest seaside village on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor has an overwhelming selection of restaurants, shops and hotels for visitors, all just minutes from Acadia National Park. When visiting, you quickly see why Bar Harbor has been a famous summer haven for decades, dating back to the the Rockefellers, to Martha Stewart more recently. Vacationers are drawn to Bar Harbor for coastal tours including lobster boat, scenic lighthouse and whale watching boat excursions, and nature walks along the Shore Path and the hiking and biking on carriage roads of Acadia National Park.
Bar Harbor’s tidal sand bar allows people to walk or even drive to Bar Island during low tide. In the winter, Acadia’s peaks and cliffs tempt the adventurists on ice climbing routes, cross-country skiing trails and snowmobiling in the Park. When lodging in Bar Harbor, you may want to tee off at Kebo Valley Golf Club or tour the Abbe Museum to learn about Native American history and culture.
Experiencing Bar Harbor Hotels and Resorts
If Bar Harbor is the destination for your Maine vacation, then you’ve realized the limitless opportunities for relaxation and adventure. For those that are interested in lodging in resorts or hotels in Bar Harbor, read on, or browse our Bar Harbor Maine Lodging Directory.
Bar Harbor truly has everything you need to get a taste of the classic Maine experience—and yes, that includes famous Maine lobster! Despite being a small community, the town of Bar Harbor itself offers a downtown village with shopping, hosts a variety of dining options from clam shacks to fine waterfront dining, museums, art galleries, even live entertainment with bands and improv performers. Granted by it’s beautiful natural location, Bar Harbor also entertains those seeking outdoor adventure at Acadia National Park, hiking, biking and touring, or boating excursions out of the harbor. We recommend taking the half hour drive over to Winter Harbor and experience the secret side of the national park: Schoodic Point Peninsula.
Hotels are thought to have prime locations near downtown districts, main attractions, or convenient locations for driving, and Bar Harbor hotels are no exception. From your Bar Harbor hotel or resort, any form of entertainment is merely a bike or walk away. Although Mount Desert Island is the 2nd largest island on the Eastern Seaboard ahead of Martha’s Vineyard, in reality, it does not encompass a lot of real estate despite boasting infinite vacationing possibilities. You can easily explore every inlet, beach and mountain in a day trip from your Bar Harbor resort or hotel lodgings.
You may think that Downeast Acadia is off in the middle of no-where-land, but you will find a few familiar chain hotels in Bar Harbor that allow for affordable lodging. Bar Harbor hotels and resorts are not just for those looking for luxury hotels or spa resorts, although you will find top harbor-side hotels here too. You can be pampered with breathtaking ocean views while staying on budget. Although, it certainly is fun to receive lavish treatment at one of the high-end resorts or four star hotels in Bar Harbor, including onsite tennis courts, beach, ocean side pools, and panoramic views of the harbor. Those that are traveling to Bar Harbor by private boat will be pleased to know that there are hotel marinas that provide safe docking.
What kind of resort and hotel accommodations does Bar Harbor have? Everything from luxury to affordable hotel categories is available. Bar Harbor hotels and resorts can range anywhere between oceanfront suites, mountain views, to affordable family friendly lodging with vacation packages including nearby attractions. Many hotels and resorts have onsite restaurants, so your Bar Harbor lodging will satisfy your Maine lobster craving and make your vacation complete.
If you’re traveling with family, friends or your pet, then staying at a resort or hotel in Bar Harbor is a good bet, just check with the hotel in advance for their availability and pet friendly policies. You won’t have much luck accommodating large parties or your dog at a typically Bar Harbor inn or bed and breakfast.
Bar Harbor Maine Area Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Lodges
Acadia Inn l 207-288-3500 l 800-638-3636
Acadia Suites l 207-288-4118
Anne’s White Columns Inn l 207-288-5357
Atlantic Eyrie Lodge
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center l 207-288-5801 l 800-336-2463
Balance Rock Inn l 207-288-2610 l 800-753-0494
Bar Harbor Inn
Bar Harbor Motel
Bar Harbor Regency l 207-288-9723 l 800-23-HOTEL
Bar Harbor Villager Motel l 207-288-3211
Best Western Acadia Park Inn l 207-288-5823
Inn at Bay Ledge l 207-288-4204
Bay Meadow Cottages l 207-288-5451
Bayview l 207-288-5861
Belle Isle Motel l 207-288-5726
Bittersweet Cottage, l 207-288 8258
Bluenose Inn l 207-288-3348
Briarfield Inn l 207-288-5297
Cadillac Motor Inn l 207-288-3831
Castlemaine Inn l 207-288-4563
Cleftstone Manor l 207-288-8086 l 888-288-4951
Collier House Bed and Breakfast l 207-288-3162
Colony, White Cottages – Hulls Cove l 207-288-3383
Cromwell Harbor Motel l 207-288-3201
Cry of the Loon Cottages – Eastbrook l 207-244-7790
Edenbrook Motel l 207-288-4975
Eden Woods Retreat l 207-288-3368
Edgewater Motel and Cottages l 207-288-3491 l 888-310-9920
Emery’s Cottages on the Shore l 207-288-3432
Flanders Bay Cabins – East Sullivan l 207-422-6408
Golden Anchor Inn and Pier, l 207-288-5033
Hanscom’s Motel and Cottages – Hulls Cove
The Harborside Hotel l 207-288-5033 l 800-328-5033
Hatfield Bed and Breakfast l 207-288-9655
Heathwood Inn l 207-288-5591
High Seas Motel l 207-288-5836
Holbrook House l 207-288 4970
Ivy Manor Inn and Michelle’s Fine Dining l 207-288-2138
Karen’s Acadia Cottage l 207-479-0020
Kedge Bed and Breakfast l 207-288-5180
Lakeside Cottage l 207-288-3674
Ledgelawn Inn l 207-288-4596
Llangolan Inn and Cottages l 207-288-3016
Maine Street Motel l 207-288-3188
Maples Inn l 207-288-3443
Morgan House Inn l 207-288-4325
Otter Creek Inn – Otter Creek l 207-288-5151
Primrose Inn l 207-288-4031
The Quimby House Inn l 207-288-5812
Rosecliff Cottages, l 207-288-9223
Sea Breeze Motel l 207-288-3565
Seacroft Inn l 207-288-4669
Stratford House Inn
Thornhedge Inn l 207-288-5398
Town Motel and Moseley Cottage Inn l 207-288-5548
Twin Gables Inn – Hulls Cove l 207-288-3064
Villager Motel l 207-288-3211
Wayside Inn and Antiques l 207-288-5703
Witch Cliff Associates l 207-288-5212
Wonder View Inn and Suites l 207-288-3358
Northeast Harbor Area Inns
Asticou Inn l 207-276-3344
Kimball Terrace Inn | 207-276-3383