The Bluenose Inn
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor, you’ll be minutes from George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History and close to Bar Harbor Whale Museum. This spa hotel is within close proximity of Bar Harbor Whale Watching and St. Saviour’s Church.
Make yourself at home in one of the 97 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of The Bluenose Inn. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We stayed in room 261 for four nights in the building across from the hotel. Every member of staff we met were so helpful. We loved Dee in the bar, and spent most evenings listening to the piano played by Bill. Super talented and friendly guy. They have some games to play, but bring your favorites. We loved the pools. We were lucky enough in mid June to be able to use the outside pool. The inside pool is a great size and really comfortable. Both are heated to a comfortable temperature. The provided robes were much appreciated. The linens and towels are of a good quality. The bed was comfortable. We liked the location right next to the park. It's only a 10 minute drive to downtown and we found parking near the firehouse both times.
Breakfast is hit or miss. We arrived one morning and it was packed. Not fun. The next day it was empty. So it's the luck of the draw. I
The reason I'm not giving a five rating is because our building needs to be updated. I'm sure the owners know this and it must be a huge undertaking for a seasonal hotel. As it is we were satisfied with the accommodation. We didn't spend much time in our room, and slept well.
Overall, I would recommend, and look forward to staying here again in the future. We had a great time.
At first the suite was stunning, and we were thrilled. There were two air conditioning units, one in the living area and one in the bedroom. The bedroom air conditioner was unplugged. The reason it was unplugged was that the outlet was behind the bed, which wasn’t easily moved. I managed to pull the bed post forward enough to expose the outlet and plug in the unit. Unfortunately, the unit apparently hadn’t been run in a long time since dust blew out of it. We left it off.
Then as we tried to get to sleep the ceiling lights rattled. Every time someone walked on the floor above us the light rattled so we got little sleep.
We did ask to be moved from our 3rd floor suite to a room on the top floor, which was a single room for the same price. The good news is the AC worked and no one could walk on the floor above.
As an aside, the complimentary breakfast was rather sad.
We have wanted to stay the Bluenose Inn for years and this year decided to splurge for our anniversary and so glad we did. The suite was spacious, clean and comfortable though the bed could be firmer. The view of Frenchman’s Bay from our balcony was breathtaking.
The staff were friendly and always asked if there was anything else they could do.
The continental breakfast was mediocre at best, suggest revamping or discontinue altogether.
Road construction continues to be a major inconvenience getting out of Bar Harbor. We were detoured less than 500feet from the hotels entrance requiring a 4 mile roundabout route. While this is out of the Inn’s control it still impacts ones stay
A friend and I stayed at the Bluenose Inn on our recent trip to Bar Harbor. The location was great, convenient to both the village and Acadia National Park. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Basic continental breakfast was available. The indoor pool was as pictured in the website. The hot tub provided relaxation after our hikes. The Stenna Nordica building needs a bit of attention, but was more than adequate for our stay. Great trip!
We enjoyed another - our fourteen - stay at the Bluenose. Our room was perfectly appointed on the third floor of the Mizzentop with a breathtaking view of Frenchman's Bay off of our private balcony. We enjoy the comfortable king size bed and the cozy fireplace on those chilly mornings and evenings. Room upgrades this visit include plush new carpeting and a large screen smart TV.
The hotel staff is exceptionally friendly and most helpful ensuring the perfect stay (in particular, Jeannine, Front Desk Manager and Katie, General Manager)! Many thanks to the housekeeping staff who kept our room immaculate throughout our stay. We look forward to their Olympic size indoor pool and hot tub after a day out hiking on the trails of Acadia.
Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate is provided throughout the day. The afternoon chocolate-chip cookies and evening music provided by Bill Trowell in the hotel’s Great Room are a treat. The free continental breakfast is fine if you want to grab a quick bite before heading out to Acadia; breakfast at the Looking Glass on the hotel’s property is well worth it if you have the time.