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Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center
Published Date: Dec, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Breathtaking views and amazing service and hiking advice !
As a frequent visitor to Bar Harbor, and a huge Acadia National Park fan, I am picky about where I stay. I recently tried the Atlantic Oceanfront Hotel and found that I like it even better in some ways than the Bar Harbor Inn. The Atlantic is quieter - no tourists scrunching beneath your balcony on the Ocean Walk, talking and taking pictures. The views at Atlantic rival that of BHI. BHI rates high for its charm, location and dining, but for hiking advice, the Atlantic is staffed with friendly experienced hikers who always have tips of trails I didn't know about. I don't feel bad about comparing the two resorts since they are now owned by the same great management team, which is why I recognized some BHI staffers now at the Atlantic Oceanside. Tell manager Kelly that I sent you! TIP: if you stay in the main building, don't stay on the first floor. Views can be obstructed. And that soft water noise you hear outside? It's a creek running through the property -- beautiful!
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 27, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
No reason to look anywhere else!!
My heart is absolutely broken that I can’t take this place back to Tennessee with me. Our room was perfect!! Family suite with a private king room and 2 queen beds for the children. The ocean view was phenomenal. The staff was so friendly and made us feel like family from the beginning. Check in and check out were a breeze. By far the most well maintained, cleanest, comfortable hotel we have ever stayed in. We stayed 4 nights at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and we ate at The Bistro all 4 NIGHTS!!! There was no reason to go anywhere else. We tried places for lunch but absolutely nothing compared. The food was beyond amazing. The CHEF & STAFF were the best we had the whole time we were in Maine!! This is definitely my go to place when I’m in town. Thank you for making our trip so tasty and welcoming!! Do yourself a favor and stay at this gorgeous place!!
arjlawfirm from: Orlando, Florida
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 26, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Great Thanksgiving stay
We stayed at the Atlantic ocean side hotel for four nights in November 2020 for Thanksgiving.
Our room was in the separate building and had a gorgeous view of the Atlantic. The room was large, immaculate, beautifully decorated and came with two queen beds, a refrigerator and a microwave, which made eating during Covid much easier. The bathroom was also immaculate and new.
The main hotel had a heated indoor pool and served complimentary breakfast every morning which they pre packaged and had ready for pickup due to Covid.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We decided to take a last minute trip to Bar Harbor. This hotel was perfect for the trip. It was a reasonable price with a gorgeous view from the room. The room was very clean. We also enjoyed the free breakfast. The system was perfect for these times. They give you menus so you can choose your breakfast. You drop the menu in a mailbox. In the morning you pick up your breakfast at the time you selected so you can eat in your room. Was perfect before a day of hiking in beautiful Acadia. Would recommend this hotel for any one going to Bar Harbor. It is not downtown but not an issue in Nov. Also a very good restaurant at the hotel. It is small especially during Covid times.
Published Date: Oct, 29, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
rooms are noisy, good water view, nice breakfast
Stayed at Oceanside. Got a middle floor room, quite noisy in the early morning when upstairs walk around at 4 am. Building looks pretty old, the pics dont seem to reflect the actual condition. Ceiling is low at 7 feet, feels kinda claustrophobic. Good water view. You place a Grab and go breakfast order the night prior, and is pretty good quality. Front desk is responsive. Overall, the room quality and noise level lowered the star rating to an average for me.
- Sleep Quality: 2
- Location: 4
- Service: 4