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Experience Oceanfront Luxury in Maine at the Historic Bar Harbor Inn & Spa

Situated directly on Frenchman Bay, just minutes from Acadia National Park, is the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa. Once an "oasis" of culture to familiar names like the Vanderbilts, Pulitzers and Morgans, the inn has gone through many changes since it was built in 1874. The Bar Harbor Inn & Spa now features 153 guests rooms in the Main Inn, the Oceanfront Lodge and the Newport Building. A luxury spa, a half mile shore path and eight acres of lush lawns and gardens make this the ideal Maine getaway for a relaxing weekend or week-long vacation. With access to outdoor activities including biking, hiking and whale watching, you will not run out of things to do any time soon. Explore the history and enjoy the view when you stay at the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 153 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Bar Harbor
  • Nearby Water Frenchman Bay
  • Open Dates All Year


Located directly on Frenchman Bay, staying at The Bar Harbor Inn & Spa will put your directly on the water! Enjoy waking up to spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, rent a boat or go fishing! However you want to enjoy the water is up to you, just be sure to pack a beach towel and sunscreen.


Every member of the family will enjoy a trip to the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa. Spend a day exploring Acadia National Park on over 120 miles of groomed hiking trails. Try some Yoga by the Sea from July to September, or play a quick round at Kebo Valley Golf Club. The Bar Harbor Inn & Spa Historical Society and the Oceanarium/Lobster Hatchery are both great attractions to check out with the family as well.


Make sure your next corporate retreat or meeting is a memorable one with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean at Bar Harbor Inn. The Porcupine Room, the inn's private function room, features a private deck with amazing views out over Frenchman Bay. With overhead and LCD projectors, a 5' screen and podium, your presentation is sure to be a success.


Let the group sales manager at Bar Harbor Inn & Spa help you plan unforgettable activities for your next family reunion in Maine. Whale watching excursions, nature cruises and Acadia National Park tours are all great activities that the entire family will enjoy!


Planning to tie the knot? Look no further than the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa when planning your dream wedding! The inn provides two unique venue options to fit all of your needs. The Reading Room can accommodate up to 150 guests and features a dance floor, lounge area and outside balcony. For a more intimate wedding, the Porcupine Room can accommodate up to 48 guests and features a second floor dining room and wraparound balcony.


Enjoy one of the Acadian Nature Cruises, or just explore Acadia National Park on the groomed hiking trails. The Acadia National Park scenic drive is a 27-mile loop that explores the mountains and rock-bound coast of the park. For a truly unique coastal experience, book a whale watching tour with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.


Is there anything more romantic than Maine? Head to Bar Harbor Inn & Spa and experience a truly romantic destination. Enjoy waking up to views of the Atlantic Ocean. Get first-class sea food for a date night and then treat yourself to a couple's massage! You'll have a hard time leaving once you've experienced the romance of Bar Harbor Inn & Spa.


The Atlantic Ocean is one of nature's finest accomplishments. When you stay in Maine, you'll be inspired to protect it. During your stay at Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, take some time to pick up trash off the beach or learn what else you can do to leave the area a better place than when you got there.


From the moment you arrive at Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, you're know you've found the perfect place for your Maine vacation. Start everyday with their continental breakfast, enjoy their onsite outdoor pool and jacuzzi and their new luxury spa, where you can truly unwind with ease. Plus, the Reading Room Restaurant serves up delicious meals that are sure to satisfy any cravings!


Part of Acadia National Park in Maine is Acadia Mountain. A great way to explore the area is a challenging hike known as the St. Sauveur and Acadia Mountain Loop. The hike measures 3.9 miles and summits two mountain peaks. Scenic overlooks present stunning views of Somes Sound and the surrounding mountains.


Built in 1874 as the "Oasis Club", the Bar Harbor Inn was also the first hotel to be opened after a 1947 fire that overtook the city of Bar Harbor. The inn entertained President William Howard Taft for three days in 1910 and was used for observation headquarters during World War II.


Make sure your honeymoon is an unforgettable experience when you spend it at Bar Harbor Inn & Spa. Reserve your Bar Harbor Spa Package which includes two nights lodging, two full breakfasts, one dinner and two 50-minute massages. Stay in the Oceanfront Lodge and enjoy stunning views of the coast from your private balcony.


For your next vacation, head to Maine! Escape the stress of the holidays and book a stay at Bar Harbor Inn. Instead of battling the crowds at the mall or the grocery store, enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean and a treatment at the spa! Instead of turkey for Thanksgiving, treat yourself to some of the best sea food the country has to offer.

Bed & Breakfasts, Inns

The Main Inn at Bar Harbor Inn & Spa includes a wing of luxurious guest rooms and suites with the charm and elegance of a traditional New England inn. These beautiful rooms have king or queen beds and luxury bathrooms, and a selection of these accommodations also feature private balconies overlooking the breathtaking landscape of the Porcupine Islands on Frenchman Bay.


Relax and rejuvenate during your Maine getaway at the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa. Treat yourself to a luxurious mud body wrap, or a massage featuring aroma therapy or heated stones. Facials, manicures and pedicures are all available services, and for the bride-to-be ask about updo, nail and makeup packages.

Villas and Condos

Choose from king or queen rooms as well as suites at the Main Inn, the Newport Building and Oceanfront Lodge. Featuring luxury bathrooms with jetted pools and some options with fireplaces, you will not want to leave the comfort of your room. Some of the suite units feature lofts to give each member of your family plenty of space.

  • Fitness Center
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Jacuzzi
  • Refrigerator
  • Whirlpool
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • A/V Equipment
  • Fitness Programs
  • Meeting Room(s)
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Nearest Airports

  • Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) / 8.8 miles
  • Dewitt Field,Old Town Municipal Airport (OLD) / 45.2 miles
  • Bangor International Airport (BGR) / 42.1 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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