The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina

55 West St | Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1825  [SEE MAP]Bar Harbor, ME  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Ample outdoor amenities and great location
Customer service received mixed reviews
The 193 guest rooms at the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina include coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access (included in the daily resort fee) and spacious workstations. Some rooms also have semi-private balconies with views of Bar Harbor, Maine. Suites, which come with up to three bedrooms, also come with fully equipped kitchens with a full-sized refrigerator, as well as an expanded living area and a dining table that seats up to six people. On-site amenities include free self-parking, a business center, a free guest laundry facility and access to two oceanfront pools and hot tubs, as well as tennis courts, a spa and a fitness center. There are also four restaurants and lounges: La Bella Vita serves fine Italian food; Stewman’s Lobster Pound serves coastal Maine seafood; Enoteca Wine Bar serves wine and tapas-style plates; and Splash Pool Bar offers light bites and frozen drinks by the pool. While some recent guests loved the great outdoor amenities and the convenient location, others said the customer service was not up to their standards.
Bar Harbor, ME
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 193 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Rustic



  • 3.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019



Each of the lovely guest rooms has a balcony or deck overlooking the ocean and hills. Bar Harbor Club is part of the hotel and has been restored to its former glory.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1388 have reviewed the The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1388 reviews 4.0 (based on 1388 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina features over-sized guest rooms with traditional decor and wooden furniture, many of which include balconies overlooking the marina. Amenities include marble bathrooms, massaging shower heads, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Studios and suites are also available.
  • $25 per night resort and club fee applied in the summer season
  • Upgraded rooms have Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on Frenchman Bay and right outside Acadia National Park, the hotel is surrounded by natural beauty. An abundance of outdoor activities are nearby, including everything from kayaking and boating to hiking and whale-watching. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's own marina. The site is also about a half-mile north of downtown Bar Harbor.
  • About 12 miles southeast of Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


With an Italian theme, Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina features La Bella Vita, a full-service restaurant open for all three meals plus cocktails. The hotel also offers the Enoteca Wine Bar, where small plates and flatbread pizzas are also served. Those hanging by the pool can order salads, burgers, sandwiches and drinks at the Splash Pool Bar during the summer season. Located adjacent to the hotel, the Stewman's Lobster Pound is one of the best places to get live Maine lobster.
  • La Bella Vita is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Wine bar hours are 11 a.m. to midnight
  • Room service is offered from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Located right on the edge of Frenchman Bay, the hotel’s on-site outdoor pool offers scenic views and deck chairs as well as a whirlpool. The Bar Harbor Club also features a second outdoor pool and whirlpool that guests can use.
  • Splash Pool Bar open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Bar Harbor Club Pool House includes locker rooms
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina guests are welcome to utilize The Spa at Bar Harbor Club for a variety of treatments and therapies, including massages, facials and scrubs as well as nail services, hair styling and makeup lessons. The site features both men’s and women’s locker rooms stocked with bath products, robes and slippers, as well as multiple areas for relaxation.
  • Hours vary by season
  • Steam room and sauna available for use

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Bar Harbor Kids Club is a free, seasonal summer program providing arts and crafts projects, learning opportunities and games for children at the hotel under counselor supervision. There is also a game room at The Bar Harbor Club.
  • Kids Club meant for children ages 5 to 12
  • Pack 'n Play cribs available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


While the hotel has its own small fitness room, guests also have access to the Bar Harbor Club Fitness Center, complete with cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as locker rooms. The club also features three clay-surfaced, outdoor tennis courts for guest use and an expansive game room. The hotel concierge can assist in booking boating tours and water activities in Acadia National Park.
  • The Bar Harbor Club Fitness Center is for guests ages 17 and older
  • Tennis equipment rentals available
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina features 11,000 square feet of meeting rooms for business conferences, events, meetings and banquets. The hotel business center is also available for guests looking to use a computer, printer, fax machine or delivery services.
  • Catering available for groups of up to 500
  • Audiovisual services available

Number of meeting rooms6

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The main wedding venue at the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina is the 4,200-square-foot Stotesbury Ballroom at the Bar Harbor Club, which features windows looking out over the bay and a patio that spills out onto the large lawn, another popular ceremony site. There are also various smaller event rooms and on-site wedding professionals to assist with planning.
  • Customizable menus available
  • Outdoor ceremony facilities are complimentary
  • Wedding preparation treatments, makeup and salon services available at The Spa at Bar Harbor Club

Maximum wedding guest capacity300

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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