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Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center
Linda_A_I from: Nashua, New Hampshire
Published Date: Jul, 6, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Pleasant Stay (felt safe during pandemic)
We stayed in the Atlantic View building from July 2 - 5, 2020. All staff that we interacted with during our stay were very nice and extremely kind. The property itself is beautiful and clean. Our room (2 queen beds), including the bathroom, were a good size. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony and enjoying the view! The hotel is not in downtown Bar Harbor but it only took a few minutes to drive into town. We were very pleased with the location.
We stayed here during the pandemic and felt very safe. The hotel took every precaution it could to ensure our safety. Masks were required in all public areas. There were masks available in the lobby for those who didn't have one. Hand sanitizer was also available in the lobby. All staff wore masks. When checking in they told us that housekeeping would not make up our room unless we called to request they do so. In order to remain safe, we opted not to have housekeeping clean our room. I did see housekeeping in the hall everyday and would ask then for anything I needed - ie towels, toilet paper. They were very obliging. There was a few trash cans in the lobby of our building which we deposited bulky trash items. A breakfast menu (complimentary breakfast) was provided upon check in with instructions to call each morning to place our order. Within 15 minutes of ordering, a warm breakfast was delivered to our room in takeout containers and paper bags. Breakfast options included fruit, oatmeal, breakfast sandwich, french toast, eggs, and biscuits with gravy.
We also ate in the restaurant one night (outdoors, of course). The food and service were outstanding!!! We would highly recommend eating here one of the nights during your stay. The food was better than some of the restaurants we ate at in town.
I would highly recommend staying at this hotel. If we are ever in the area again, we would definitely stay here. Kudos to the management and staff of the hotel for their kindness, understanding and doing what was needed to keep their guests safe.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Jan B from: Prague, Czech Republic
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Mar, 10, 2020 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Great place, nice staff
Great place with a nice and helpful staff. Fantastic location to reach Acadia national park. Nice spacious room with a view of a sea. Decent breakfast. We used a pool and a hot tub, we really liked our stay there.
korruptus from: Orlando, Florida
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Mar, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Title says it all. Spent the weekend with family and had the best time. Friendly staff, beautiful rooms.
I work in the hotel business in Florida and it's always a pleasure to travel and stay in a wonderful spot like this. Can't wait to come back.
mohi700 from: Hollywood, Florida
Published Date: Jan, 9, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Stayed a couple of nights in the new building. Had balcony room, with amazing view of the Atlantic. Room new and very clean. Staff very friendly and nice.Hotel is in town, and very close to the national park entrance. They even have a Bistro in the hotel, with ocean view.
Will stay again
Hgtravl from: Marlton, New Jersey
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 4, 2020 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Peaceful stay in November
We stayed on the island the first week in November. The entire island was closed except a few hotels (including this one) and some shops/places to eat. We wanted a peaceful stay and loved it.
The hotel is a stones throw away from Acadia Nat Park which was wonderful to leave our room and drive right to the park. It also is right along the water which is beautiful. Friendly staff.
We stayed for 2 days at the main building. The main buildings rooms is showing its age and well loved. Our door was hard to open, oldish carpet and furniture. The room was clean however. It does not feel like a cookie cutter chain hotel but rather a family owned bed breakfast with furniture pieces. My only complaint was the “private balcony” is not really. Its a small walk out deck with a piece of plaster dividing the other room next to you.
The heated pool and jacuzzi area was wonderful we spent much time there. We seemed to have the place to ourselves.
It was a great stay. The hotel was wonderful. I think the outdated feel is not a negative but rather something for guests to take note of before booking. Its certainly not a Hilton feel room but rather a homey cabin feel. Beautiful location and stay in a beautiful town.