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4.2 out of 5

"Fantastic room for the price granted this was before Memorial Day, so the crowds have not arrived yet. Quality of room furnishing was well above the ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 20 May 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star spa hotel near Acadia National Park

In Bar Harbor

With a stay at this well-placed hotel, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Acadia National Park and within 2 miles (3 km) of Bar Harbor Whale Watching. George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History and West Street Historic District are also within half a mile (1 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 97 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include free local calls, hair dryers, and safes.

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds (No View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Bluenose Inn ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Bluenose Inn

Everyone (5)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 19, 2019 by Bluenose Staff

Good morning, We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you, Bluenose Staff

5 out of 5
Fantastic room for the price granted this was before Memorial Day, so the crowds have not arrived yet. Quality of room furnishing was well above the standard chain hotel decor. The seating area with gas fireplace was an unexpected but welcome feature. Comfortable deck with excellent ocean view.

Posted by on May 20, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 26, 2018 by Wen

Hello, Thank you so much for staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your feedback. We look forward for your next visit.

5 out of 5

Great view

Cons: The rooms could be updated.
Location: The location is great. You are not far from Acadia or down town Bar Harbor.
The hotel has an amazing view of the ocean. The room was very comfy and as expected. They staff was very friendly and helpful. They made sure to provide you with maps of the area and help with trails if needed. I would stay here again anytime.

Posted by , from Maine on Sep 11, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 3, 2017 by Wen

Thank your for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here. We are updating our rooms from time to time. Please let us know for your next visit, we would be happy to assist you.

3 out of 5

Hotel near Bar Harbor

Pros: I answered this question at the beginning of the survey.
Cons: How about a better location for an elevator?
Location: Bar Harbor shops and the national park.
Earlier in this survey the same questions were asked and I answered them. I find answering the same questions twice irritating.

Posted by , from Las Vegas, NV on Sep 4, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 9, 2017 by Wen

Hello, Thank you for your time taking this review and for staying at the Bluenose Inn.

5 out of 5

Fantastic hotel with great views and large rooms

Elegant and classy touches throughout hotel. Can't wait until we come back!!!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016

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3 out of 5

Not bad...

Decent hotel. Nice pool and sauna. 5 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. If you're a smoker this is not the hotel for you. Even with a private balcony, you can't smoke. The hotel manager was very stern while talking to me about this at check-in. I felt like a criminal. 

Posted by , from CT on May 9, 2013

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5 out of 5

Hotel staff was very welcoming and accommodating!

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
We had a lovely room with a balcony overlooking Frenchman Bay. The beds were extremely comfortable. There was entertainment in the lounge both nights we were there. The Looking Glass restaurant was superb. They even offered to drive us to the restaurant which was up the hill from the hotel. Views from both the room and restaurant were fantastic. The pools and fitness center were very nice. Can't wait to go back!

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Jul 26, 2011

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5 out of 5

Recent stay at Blue Nose Inn

Hotel was great with a good view of the harbor. Breakfast was included and excellent. Rooms very clean.

Posted by on May 28, 2010

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2 out of 5

Disappointing hotel stay--there are much better choices

I feel the view from their adds is very misleading. The view given on the websites is of the newer building at the front. There is a much larger building towards the rear (where the picture was probably take from) that is much older and, in my opinion, not near a 4 diamond rating from AAA. This area is not pictured in their adds. This is where our room was. Also the restuarant is a good hike from this hotel at a sister property and if you want to go into Bar Harbor, you have to take a bus that picks you up at the sister property and takes you to the village green. It does run very often, but on the way home, it takes at least 30 minutes to get back to the hotel that otherwise would be a 3 minute trip. They do not offer a private shuttle. The room was adequate but the bathroom and sink area are very small and not worthy of a 4 star rating--a 2 or maybe a 3 at most. There is a very nice view from the bluff the hotel sits on, but your "balcony" is the common walkway that connects all the outside rooms on one level. They do give you two plastic chairs to sit on if you choose. For the price of this 4 diamond hotel, I was very disappointed. We left after one night and found a fabulous hotel in town and on the harbor for nearly the same price. Not even a comparison.

Posted by on Jul 22, 2009

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5 out of 5

wonderful vacation experience

From the woman who made the reservations to the front desk staff everybody was wonderful. Hotel was one of the cleanest hotels I have ever stayed in. Beds were extemely comfortable. Everyone went out of their way to make our family vacation perfect. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Maine.

Posted by on Sep 3, 2008

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Property Features

The Bluenose Inn offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A spa tub, a fitness center, and a steam room are also featured at the business-friendly The Bluenose Inn. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Bar Harbor hotel is smoke free.

  • 97 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1994
  • Dining venue
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor) (18.5 km / 11.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Bluenose Inn offers 97 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Bar Harbor hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

The Looking Glass - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room and a fitness center.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Spa Services

Eden Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a mud bath. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.00 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 19 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.00 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bluenose Bar Harbor
  • Bluenose Inn
  • Bluenose Inn Bar Harbor
  • Bar Harbor Hotel - Bluenose Bar Harbor
  • Bluenose Inn - A Bar Harbor Hotel Maine
  • The Bluenose Inn Hotel
  • The Bluenose Inn Bar Harbor
  • The Bluenose Inn Hotel Bar Harbor

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.