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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

Harbour Cottage Inn | Southwest Harbor 207-244-5738 | 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine
This historic Inn is an 1870's Victorian bed and breakfast, situated atop Dirigo Hill and overlooking the picturesque waters of Southwest Harbor. Located on Mt Desert Island near Bar Harbor and world-famous Acadia National Park. The Inn is within walking distance of wonderful restaurants, shopping, marinas, and lobster wharves. The Bowsprit Bar at the Harbour Cottage Inn also offers guests a relaxed evening on the beautiful deck and porch. Learn More
Seaside Cottages | Southwest Harbor / Tremont 207-244-7746 | 41 Gunlow Pond Road, West Tremont, ME
My husband and I invite you to share the beauty of our property on the western side of Mount Desert Island. Our home and cottages share 500 feet of bold granite and stone beach shoreline with a southwesterly exposure on Blue Hill Bay. Our location is private, decidedly uncommercial yet convenient to surrounding towns and Acadia National Park. Our rates are competitive and the setting incomparable. We rent weekly Saturday to Saturday. Come, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet with us. 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.

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.

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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
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
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
Saltair Inn | 207-288-2882
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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