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Your Guide to Bar Harbor Maine Hotels, Inns, and Lodging

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.

Acadia Inn | Bar Harbor 207-288-3500 | 98 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Acadia Inn sits on four acres bordering Acadia National Park and the coastal village of Bar Harbor. Whether you are visiting for a classic family vacation or seeking adventure, the Acadia Inn is your perfect fit. Our hotel has all the essentials - comfortable rooms, affordable rates, modern amenities, and a great location. Plus, direct trail access to Acadia National Park; family activities, such as movies on the lawn and s’mores, a pool, playground, and a relaxing atmosphere. Learn More
Bar Harbor Villager Motel | Bar Harbor 888-383-3211 | 207 Main St, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Bar Harbor Villager Motel is in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor close to shops, restaurants, activities, and the beautiful Bar Harbor Waterfront. With our in-town location, free off-street parking for guests, and the free Island Explorer bus service (May-October) which departs from just around the corner - you can access all the incredible features of downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park without ever getting back in your car. Learn More
Bar Harbor Motel | Bar Harbor 207-288-3453 | 100 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Maine
Nestled close to Acadia National Park, the Bar Harbor Motel is offers so much. You can hike, bike, shop, and dine, all within a mile or two of our drive. The Motel also offers on-site amenities to make your trip spectacular. Our heated outdoor pool, playgrounds, lawn games, and kid-focused activities make your days filled with fun! The Island Explorer bus stop, on-site trail access to the park, bicycle storage, complimentary continental breakfast, and guest laundry make it simple. Learn More

Lodging in Nearby Towns

Kingsleigh Inn | Southwest Harbor 207-244-5302 | 373 Main St , Southwest Harbor, Maine
Kingsleigh Inn is a turn of the century, turreted Queen Anne Victorian that sits high on a hill, 100 yards from the water. The Inn, with its elegant yet casual atmosphere, is located in the center of town surrounded by Acadia National Park. Enjoy rooms with water views, private decks and pampering amenities. A three-course gourmet breakfast is served as are afternoon baked goods, early evening wine and hors d oeurves and all day tea and espresso. Come see why Conde Nast featured us as the place to stay on Mount Desert Island! Learn More
Acadia Sunrise Motel | Trenton 207-667-8452 | 952 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, Maine
Clean, affordable, family run. Acadia Sunrise Motel is a family-owned and operated property with Down East hospitality and great rates. Located just minutes to Mount Desert Island and 15 minutes to Bar Harbor in nearby Trenton. Clean comfortable newly renovated rooms offer full bath, A/C, Cable, and phone. Some rooms have kitchenettes. Property offers stunning views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island, wildflower gardens, and a heated outdoor pool. Open mid-April to end of October. Learn More

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.

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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.

Acadia Bikers

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.

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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 

Atlantean Inn

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

Barton’s Motel

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

Ridgeway Inn

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

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