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The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina is located in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine on Mt. Desert Island. This conveniently located Downeast hotel is the ideal Maine family vacation spot. The historic Bar Harbor Club and Spa is right next store, complete with tennis courts, another pool, two jacuzzies, and convenient meeting and event spaces.

Bar Harbor includes a large portion of Acadia National Park, encompassing notable landmarks such as Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, and Sand Beach. Since we’re right in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor on West Street, the Harborside is the perfect jumping off point for your next Acadia adventure.


Our property boasts a variety of different room and view types to fit your unique travel style. The oceanfront rooms have unobstructed views of the water. Harbor view rooms overlook the harbor and working marina. Partial island view rooms are on the west side of the building, looking out over the parking area and the islands of Frenchman’s Bay. The standard view rooms do not have a water view. Looking for more space? We also offer studios and one- and two-bedroom suites. Don’t sleep on the charming boat house suites, which boast their own rooftop jacuzzies.


The Hancock County – Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) is about 25 minutes away from the hotel and Bangor International Airport (BGR) is about an hour away. While we don’t offer a hotel shuttle, guests can reach both airports by taxi and BGR has a Bar Harbor Shuttle. The next closest airport is Portland International Jetport (PWM – about 3 hours away). If you fly into Portland, we recommend making your visit a classic Maine coast road trip! Stay at the night at the Portland Sheraton to explore the foodie paradise that is Portland, ME before making your way to the midcoast for a night at our sister property, the Samoset Resort.


The resort fee includes self-parking and access to the Bar Harbor Club Pool House as well as a variety of other services. Click here for a complete list of what’s included.

Self-parking is included in the resort fee. We also offer valet parking for a daily charge.


Whether you’re looking for a facial, massage, or salon appointment in Bar Harbor, ME, the OPAL Spa at the Bar Harbor Club is the ideal place to unwind. Call us at 207.288.5251 today to book your treatment.


For breakfast: La Bella Vita and room service
For lunch: La Bella Vita, Stewman’s Lobster Pound (located a short distance from the hotel)

For dinner: La Bella Vita, Stewman’s Lobster Pound
For light fare: Splash Pool Bar and Enoteca Wine Bar

Click the Book Now button and select Eat & Drink to contact our restaurants directly.


From Bar Harbor whale watch and puffin tours to kayaking in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor has no shortage of activities. Looking for inspiration? Our hotel concierge is happy to help make arrangements for adventure on your next Maine family vacation.


Yes, we offer coin operated laundry on property. Please note that dry cleaning and valet services are not available.


In addition to our fitness center, and the multitude of Acadia hiking, biking and climbing in the area, check out our pools overlooking Frenchman Bay. We also have three outdoor clay tennis courts and private locker rooms at the Bar Harbor Club Pool House.


Yes, there’s a $30 per person per night extra person fee after the second adult (ages 18+).


Reserve a room at our Downeast luxury hotel online or through our reservations department. Already made a reservation? Retrieve your booking details here. For restaurant reservations, click here.

Harborside’s cancellation policy varies based on stay date and rate type (for instance an Advance Purchase rate has a stricter cancellation policy than most rates). Our deposit and standard cancellation policies are listed here.


Check in at our Maine resort is at 4pm and check out is at 11am.


The Harborside does not have rollaways, but pack and plays are available based on availability.


Yes, the Harborside is a pet friendly hotel in Bar Harbor! Dogs are allowed in all hotel rooms (please note, there’s a $100 fee per night per pet). Click here for more information on our dog policy.


Click the In-Room Amenities link on our website footer to purchase a gift card or amenity to send to a guest’s room.


Looking to get married in Maine? Say “I do” in Bar Harbor at our oceanfront wedding venue. Our event specialists can’t wait to help craft your perfect event!