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
I want to start off by saying we had a two king connecting room. We were at the corner and we had a main door that opened to a hallway and off the hallway were two separate doors that each opened into a king room with a sofa, table, water view, and bathroom. We were four adults my parents and my husband and I. We had complete privacy and when we wanted to open both doors we could go room to room but still be in a private area with the main door closed. The room was truly amazing and extremely clean!!!! The snack bars on each floor were unreal! Unlimited coffee, tea, hot chocolate, espresso, fruit in the morning and cookies at night! Also let you meet people when you went to make your coffee at the snack bar! Breakfast came with the room and you could either eat at paddy’s restaurant or get room service it was great. I will list some pros and cons.
Pros: extremely clean, amazing rooftop pool, excellent breakfast, spacious rooms, snack bar on floor, robes in room
Con: we are not animal people and there was a dog wondering around with no leash we were totally not into that at all. My husband had an allergic reaction and hotel didn’t carry Benadryl and we talked around an hour because the rite aide closed at 9 ended up at a gas station getting Benadryl. Very dangerous not having something as simple as Benadryl in the little hotel store. The internet service was terrible and we complained about that and the hotel did credit us our resort fee which was very nice of them but bad internet is a huge issue so that is a huge “con”
The West Street Hotel has it all...great location, harbor/ocean views, walking distance to all the great restaurants, and great service. The resort fee gives you access to 3 pools including a gorgeous pool and hot tub on the water at a "sister" property across the street. We went there every day! The vibe is upscale coastal and they take care of every detail, including a pantry on each floor with coffee, unlimited bottled water, and snacks. We went in the Fall and loved walking in to the scent of the Nest candle w/ wood-burning fireplace in the lobby. Daily breakfast at Paddy's (included in our package) was delish...so much food we could have easily split one breakfast. The staff was amazing. I wouldn't stay anywhere else!
We took a family trip to Bar Harbor Maine for our daughters birthday. The West Street Hotel is by far the best place to stay. It’s right in the heart of the shops, restaurants and has a wonderful view. We loved having a fully stocked pantry on each floor. The rooms were quiet and appeared to be recently remodeled. We would definitely stay there again!