Bar Harbor enjoys its fresh-faced position looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean at one of the most easterly points of the United States. Situated in Maine, Bar Harbor might be a little out of the way but it’s worth the trip to one of the whale watching capitals of America. Even if you go off-season there’s a treat to be had spotting other marine and bird life, such as the puffin and seal colonies. And on dry land hiking and biking are popular in the nearby Acadia National Park.
Hotels in Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor’s popularity in the summer sees to it that a good choice of hotels peppers this small town, including the lavish four-star Harborside Hotel and Spa. It has great views out to the ocean, and is close to the launching point of the whale watching tours. It has excellent facilities, and every penny spent here is worth it for the luxury.
Even from the budget hotels you get a seaview. There are several three star hotels located along Eden Street. Prices are competitive here, and service goes unrivalled. Closer to the marina is the West Street Hotel, which offers great views for a modest price.
Where to stay
For the best Oceanside views you should stay close to the Marina. The Harborside and West Street Hotels all boast wonderful sea views, where you can imagine yourself awakening to a calming natural view across to the Mainland.
For a more modest price, but equal comfort, you should concentrate your accommodation search along Eden Street, where several three star hotels have sprung up over the years. Such is the atmosphere in this charming New England town that everyone feels exhilarated in their chosen accommodation.
To be closer to the Acadia National Park, with views out onto the green scenery, but still within walking distance of downtown Bar Harbor, you should stay in the warm and welcoming Quality Inn Hotel.