by Carrie Calzaretta
If you are visiting northern Maine’s Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor with your family, the Harborside Hotel & Marina is a great place to stay. Each of the hotel’s 187 rooms has a balcony, and most overlook beautiful Frenchman’s Bay. One-, two- and three-bedroom suites are available, some of which have full kitchens, dining rooms and Jacuzzis. The on-site La Bella Vita restaurant served breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers plenty of options for kids. Kids will love the blueberry pancakes and brick over pizzas. There is no kids program, but there is an outdoor pool and variety of activities available right at your doorstep. For a fee of $25 per day for adults and $10 for children families can get day passes at the adjacent Bar Harbor Club, which has an Oceanside pool and hot tub, clay tennis courts, a game room and pool bar.
Our Editor Loves
- One-, two- and three-bedroom suites with full kitchens available
- Great location for Acadia National Park
- Outdoor pool and variety of recreational activities available
by rob b
The service at this hotel was mediocre at best. The waterfront Suite we had was large but the patio was tiny and had a path a mere few steps from it so no privacy at all on the patio or in the room. Beware: Breakfast was included in our rate and yet they still charged us sales tax. I hate it when hotels nickle and dime you and this one certainly did. Definitely not worth the price paid.
by T L
I'm not sure if they would be considered a full-service valet. They helped sometimes and others not so much. There was only one working at any time. Our curtain had what appeared to be blood or ketchup on it and the screen door didn't move very well at all to get onto the balcony. Creme brule was good in the restaurant. Entryway is way too dark upon arrival all the time. A bit too dark for my liking. Otherwise, it was a pleasant stay, convenient, nice views.