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 stayed here in late September. The décor, the breakfast, the people … it was all top notch. Our rooms were absolutely beautiful and so was the lobby. The parking was easy and the staff was really helpful. Perfect location, too.
This is one of newest hotels in Bar Harbor, and it is clean with large rooms that are comfortable. Most of the room have a water view. There are only a handful of rooms that face the rear parking lot. This is part of the same company that runs the Samsoset Resort near Rockport, which is also a very nice property. It is very nice that the hotel offered free parking since parking can be difficult to find. The hotel is right on Water Street, and two of the shopping streets are just around the corner. Check-in was quick and the staff were nice and helpful, providing trail maps and suggestions for hikes.
The room we got was a waterview and was very large with a couch and small balcony. The rooms don't have a coffee maker, but there is a pantry on the floors with coffee makers, fruit, and where they put out cookies in the evening.
Overall, great location, beautiful new comfortable hotel.
When I checked in to this hotel the lobby was very nice. Our room was very large although a bit beat up and duct tape holding the rug together in one place. The location of our room was terrible! All we could hear was the door slamming constantly. This is a fairly expensive hotel so all in all I would say it was disappointing for the price. In addition it felt like the staff was not very customer service oriented. A bit of a disappointment.
We stayed at the West Street Hotel for 4 nights during our trip to Maine. Bar Harbor was a great destination, and the West Street Hotel was a very nice place to stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the hotel had a good vibe. The location was very good in relation to the shops and restaurants in Bar Harbor. We were able to play tennis across the street at their sister hotel which is right on the water. The courts were quite nice and the bar that was situated between the courts and the pool (which looked out into the harbor) was a great place to sit and enjoy the view.
The hotel was also a short drive to Acadia, which is one of the most beautiful places we have ever hiked. We spent two days there hiking and it was well worth it.
Overall our stay was excellent, and we'd be happy to return.
If you’re visiting for July 4th and the fireworks, you’d be hard pressed to find a better location. Especially if you request the corner suite rooms which look out right over the fireworks.
The hotel is boutique-y and well appointed. But please note it is not water front. There is a road between you and the water. However, Bar Harbor is all about the town so it really fit for us.
They also allow adults up on the rooftop pool but it is limited so call beforehand to be put in the list.
All in all, if you want luxury, central and convenient this is the location in Bar Harbor.