Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 203
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Page2016 Not great for price, will not book here again
I was less than impressed with the service and my stay, especially for the price. First of all, the room that I had previously reserved was overbooked. I had specifically asked for a King sized room which was supposed to be in the Eden house. When I got to the desk, the clerk informed me that there were no king beds in the Eden house and just assumed that I would be okay with two double beds. When I informed him that I would prefer not to have this he got flustered and got his manager. His manager informed me that he was going to "upgrade" my room and put me in the main building. He then informed me that there would be bunk beds in the room as well and asked if that was okay. At this point I just wanted a room so I said that was fine. The room was okay but very crowded because of the bunk bed and I don't see how it was an upgrade in any way. There was also no fridge so I had to throw out food I had left over from my hike which I had wanted to save. The room was definitely not worth the price or the hassle to even get the right room. Breakfast was also very expensive and the French toast I ordered was very soggy and actually pretty gross. When I come hiking again I will not be staying here.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hhaeker Excellent overall
1. Have a free continental breakfast.
2. Do more for conservation i.e. allow guests to not have sheets and towels changed if desired. Have recycle containers somewhere.
July 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dannunder Worst Property of those stayed in!
Travelling through the US, we have stayed at several HIs and HIEs, and frankly this one was the worst. Expensive, noisy, non-working wifi, to start with. Worst still, the problems were hard to fix. As an example, the wifi not working was reported to reception, who commented that the building in which we were placed had poor service, but that there was a number that could be called. On calling the number we ran through some diagnostics to make sure that it wasn't my device, and then were put on hold for half an hour before being cut off completely! All this in one of the more expensive properties. Mind you, Bar Harbor is all a bit like this. Service is not great, but the scenery is.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BONNIE7 wonderfull hotel
loved our stay here,beautiful,clean,great service. Very friendly staff.......going back again next month!
July 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Diane L. Room Charges
I would have given my review a better rating, but I had a signficiant problem with my room bill. I paid cash upon arrival for my whole stay, but someone put a hold on my credit card for every night. This caused a large hold on my credit card, thus reducing my available credit significantly for any other purchases throughout my stay. It took two days and many many calls to straighten it out.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xs2alex Its a good place to stay.
The location and the scenic view from the ocean view room was really great. Overall it was a good stay.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VeeTee Awesome view, great location, slept great
SO close to Acadia National Park. I had brought my bike with me and biked right over.
So much to do in the area - it would've been nice to have had the time to stay another day or two. The folks at the front desk were very friendly and helped me figure out things to do. As an aside: the roses in Bar Harbor smell SO nice!
I used points to stay, so maybe others would rate the "value" differently.
I described to the bartender what I was feeling and he made the perfect drink - it's weird to say, but I felt understood ;)
There isn't a spa at this location - but there is apparently one at a nearby sister location.
I didn't realize Bar Harbor doesn't have many beaches - there's no beach, here. But there IS a pier you can walk a little out on and it had a neat view. The one day, there were folks learning to kayak or something - it was fun to watch.
They have a nice-looking pool, but I didn't swim in it, so I can't comment on that aspect - but it's next to the ocean so I did sit there one morning to read a book: that was nice and relaxing.
July 18, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by AJ2014 Regret booking this Room......
I was traveling to Maine with my family of 4 to visit for a week. We opted to stay in BarHarbor for one night of our stay to see the fireworks. I spoke with an IHG representative prior to booking to ensure that we would have an oceanview room as well as be comfortable in one room. Enrico (chat rep) ensured me that yes the suite I was booking did have an ocean view and we would be able to see the fireworks from it. However, When we arrived at the facility not only did they not have an ocean view of fireworks this room was overlooking the front entrance where we were subjected to listening to car doors opening and closing all night long. How anyone thought that this was a restful place to put a family with young children is beyond me. Ryan at the front desk was unapologetic regarding the mistakes Enrico had made, even though I had it in writing. He offered us a 10% discount, however since I did not feel that was adequate I asked him to please contact his management. We did eventually get a 20%discount on our 1 night stay however this was the first and last time I will stay at a Holiday Inn "Resort" property. I feel they fell short in all areas and while they are charging resort prices they are not providing a resort atmosphere.
July 18, 2014