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
Was worried when we arrived and their was a cruise ship in the port. But.... as the week has gone on we love it. The hotel itself is fresh, feels new. Great amenities on each floor - coffee and bottled water all day... fresh cookies at night! The roof deck is great when not windy. Parking is reserved for you right at hotel which is perfect. Access to 2 other properties in town (across the street) which have pools, hot tubs and gyms. It's really a great set-up and super easy access to get to Acadia. Couldn't be happier.
We felt like we walked into a highend Disney hotel with wood fireplace and cozy seating areas, but it had so much more! The design, both in functionality and decor was 100% incredible! We loved the super friendly and helpful staff, amazingly clean rooms with large baths and rainfall showerhead, and a balcony with rockers and a view of the harbor. What sent this hotel to the next level were the extras - a free coffee/tea bar with countless Keurig options and an espresso machine, bottled water, fresh fruit and cookies. But there was more! Free laundry with detergent and dryer sheets! And then a rooftop heated infinity pool with a pool table nearby! The attached restaurant, Paddy's, had great food, service and room service! *Try the cheese board and any breakfast* We cannot wait to return!
This was a great place to stay while vacationing in Bar Harbor. We had an ocean view room with a balcony, which was fantastic. The accommodations were great, and the staff was excellent. I highly recommend this hotel.
We've been to Bar Harbor many times but mostly camped. We stayed at a stellar B&B a few years ago but decided we wanted to be downtown. Staff if the best and the location is unbeatable. We were upgraded at no charge from a harbor view to an ocean view room. I mentioned in passing at check-in we were celebrating our 35th anniversary on 5/26 and when we returned to our room that night there was a bottle of champagne and a Happy Anniversary card in our room. It was a very pleasant surprise. Room was impeccably clean, staff is THE BEST and our view was tremendous. The guest pantry is a very nice touch-unlimited coffee, tea, water and fruit all day plus cookies at night. It was VERY much appreciated. Only "complaints" were small pillows and the one-piece comforter-not your standard sheets/blankets. However this was minor and did not detract from the experience in the least. We have stayed at many, many hotels over the years in the US, Canada and Europe and this hotel exceeds pretty much all of them. We cannot wait to go back some time in the fall.
We had an incredible stay at the West Street Hotel. Rooms are impeccably clean, staff members are friendly and helpful. They also have Finn, the sweetest most lovable dog in the world!! The view from the room is beautiful too!!