West Street Hotel
What We Love
- Maine’s only rooftop hotel pool, with views of the outer islands and Acadia National Park
- Outstanding location in the heart of Bar Harbor, just steps away from most attractions
- Balconies in nearly every room
What To Know
- The spa, tennis courts, additional pool and Jacuzzis are across the street at the waterfront Bar Harbor Club; a $25 resort fee applies and includes entrance to the Bar Harbor Club and will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Room service is provided by Paddy’s Pub, an Irish-American restaurant connected to the hotel
- The hotel frequently hosts live entertainment, so check the event schedule
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This stylish 85-room hotel in the center of Bar Harbor faces Frenchman’s Cove, with beautiful views of the harbor and the ocean. The spacious rooms and suites start at 387 square feet and are fitted with Tommy Bahama mahogany furnishings, nautical-themed decor and leather chairs. Amenities include iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee systems and private balconies. The rooftop infinity pool is an adults-only sanctuary, and beverage service is provided to those lounging on the sun beds. Hotel guests also have access to the Bar Harbor Club for added entertainment and relaxation, including the full-service spa, which makes a welcome reprieve after hiking in Acadia National Park. At Paddy’s Pub there’s traditional Irish fare alongside New England favorites, such as rustic Irish stew with coastal shellfish, Guinness barbecue pork and fresh lobster bisque.
In the Area
The entrance to Maine’s stunningly gorgeous Acadia National Park is less than two miles from the hotel. When Bar Harbor gets crowded with cruise ship passengers, visitors can spend the day exploring Southwest Harbor, a quieter town a few miles away, or take to the sea on one of many available boating adventures. From June through October, whales visit the Gulf of Maine, and several whale-watching operators offer tours. Kayaking and standup paddleboarding are other popular water activities, or you can set sail on an authentic windjammer schooner for a day cruise or sunset sail. For classic Maine seafood, Stewman’s Lobster Pound serves lobsters, steamers, mussels and clam chowder, and for dessert you can’t go wrong with the fresh blueberry pie.
How to Get There
We wanted to enjoy Acadia National Park with a great hotel. This was it! Atmosphere and rooms were superb. Very relaxed and peaceful which we so desperately needed. But the service was beyond that. Highly recommended and we would come again.....soon!
I will not be staying here ever again.
- Great pantry area on each floor with bottles of water, ice, some fruits, tea, coffee
- Central location near the harbor. Most of the restaurants are about a 5+ minute walk uphill which may be arduous for some
- Free valet parking is nice
- Toiletries were a nice brand "NEST"
- Bed feels comfortable initially but we kept waking up sore
- If you don't pay for Harbor view, you end up with parking lot view
- Air conditioner DOES NOT WORK. The hotel does something sneaky to save money where they shut off the AC if it's been on "too long" - this is probably about 2 hours. If you plan on sleeping more than 2 hours or plan on watching a movie in bed, you have to call the front desk to get them to turn on the AC. This ruined our entire vacation. This happened around 12pm, 4am, 6am, 8am...you get the idea. The sun is up at 5am in the summer so this led to some very uncomfortable mornings
- Pool is NOT heated. Water was really cold in the middle of summer. It's also closed after sundown
There are better options such as a certain Inn around the corner on the walking path
We stayed a few nights in June. Our room was very nice with a view of the water. The staff was very upbeat and helpful. The rooftop pool was wonderful, but we had an incident with an umbrella not being secured and blowing away which could have been harmful had someone been in its path. The gym was sub-par - the treadmills were fine, but the stationary bikes were terrible, and many of the free-weights were missing. The restaurant was good, but staff were still in training it seemed. Great location downtown.
We had a 2 bedroom king to king suite. It had a locked entry into a small hall. Off the hall were 2 completely separate locked hotel rooms with separate bathrooms. My girlfriend and I wanted to travel to together but wanted our privacy so this was perfect . Would be great for family with older kids also. Cheaper (but still not cheap) than 2 totally separate rooms and only pay one resort fee. We had non view but looked out over the street and harbor anyway. Beautifully furnished and maintained, clean and bed more comfortable than my bed at home! There is a pantry stocked with bottled water, tea, coffee and at night cookies. Only minor issue was daytime noise from street but quieted down at night. Right in town with all restaurants and amenities in walking distance. Drive to park and hiking trails.
I leaned my hiking poles against wall to open door and forgot them. Checked at front desk and they were not returned . I suspect someone staying there stole them rather than turn them in. Wish folks were a little more honest. Doubt that it was hotel personnel who took them.
Loved the hotel and would love to return in spite of missing poles.
This is one of the best Opal properties in Maine. The location overlooking Frenchmans Bay is both relaxing and entertaining. From the minute you walk into the lobby you are greeted with exquisite decor which is carried through the entire hotel. The staff professional and over the top friendly and helpful.the rooms beautiful, comfortable and each with a private day. But the roof top heated pool is the cherry on top. Amazing view and experience. We are going to make a trip to this resort our annual vacation. Most amazing stay.