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
- 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
Our first couple of nights in Bar harbor we stayed at the Hampton on the hill, which was very good then we were leaving for a couple of days so we asked around the locals where to stay, they recommended the West Street Hotel, we loved it, we had a view of the Harbor, everything was new and clean and modern, the staff were super helpful, our floor had a drinks station for coffe/ tea / water and fruit and cookies. We ordered room service for food. We would definitely stay here again.
The West Street Hotel was beautiful and in a lovely location. Our room was on the top floor overlooking the harbor. The trouble started at 1:30 AM with a loud generator-like noise seeming to fill the room. After trying to ignore it and sleep through, I finally called the desk at 3AM. No one answered, No one answered room service. The noise continued until at least 4:30 when I finally slept with toilet paper in my ears. The next morning I went to the roof and discovered my room was directly under 5 or 6 large air conditioning units. I asked for a room chang and was moved but without the least sign of an apology or explanation of why no one was on duty in the night. Then next morning (Sunday) street construction started right outside our new window at 8AM. What was supposed to be a relaxing weekend became a battle against noise. At least we could have been warned. When we left the hotel, no one bothered to ask how our stay was, thus I am writing this review. Nice hotel but inconsiderate.
We loved this 4 Diamond “AAA”property. The nautical decor, hotel cleanliness and friendly staff proved to be quite a find!!! The rooms were very spacious with the added bonus of a balcony over looking the harbor. Unfortunately we had a rainy weather or we would have definitely enjoyed the infinity pool on the roof top. Fabulous views. Can’t wait to visit the Opal Collections property in FL. Nicole at front desk was exceptional. Many thanks.
We cannot say enough about how good our stay was at West Street. You cannot improve upon the location if you wish to stay in the center of Bar Harbor with free parking. You are right on the waterfront with loads of restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. The hotel itself is contemporary and stylish in its Maine maritime theme. Beautifully appointed rooms most of which have balconies overlooking the waterfront and the islands in the bay. We had one of their suites on a corner which had a balcony on each side. The room was very spacious with a good designer's feel for decor. The bathroom was simply huge with both a pedestal tub and s two person shower. The king bed was superbly comfortable. Each floor at West St has a hospitality station for all sorts of coffees/teas and bottled waters available 24/7. Also fruits and cookies appear daily. This is included with your $25 daily resort fee. The resort fee includes the use of various facilities at a sister property. Unfortunately that was wasted on us as we had no interest in what was offered. Other than that financial ding I have nothing but compliments for the service and maintenance of the hotel. Breakfast is included in your room rate and that takes place in Paddy's, their Irish pub-style restaurant. You have a breakfast menu you order from and then they deduct $30 (for 2) from your hotel charge. Lastly despite its populated location it is well soundproofed.
We had a absolute blast at the west street hotel. Staff were very nice and the harbor view room was perfect. When you walk into the hotel you are greeted with a warm open fire. The rooftop pool was beautiful but a little cold (if they could turn the temperature up?). It was close to everything in town, the harbor walk, and one mile from Acadia park. We will definitely be back.