16 Bay View
What We Love
- A new boutique hotel in a renovated industrial brick building, with breakfast and welcome treats
- Staying at the most highly anticipated luxury boutique hotel in the area
- Enjoying your complimentary breakfast, served buffet-style
- Trying out the shops, galleries, restaurants and schooner charters of this iconic resort town
Camden, Maine, has long been a sought-after resort town. Often referred
to as the Jewel of the Maine Coast, it’s drawn exuberant vacationers
since the 1880s, and its popularity skyrocketed shortly after one
enterprising hotelier in that decade opened a collection of summer
cottages. Watch the city’s now-thriving culture of hospitality continue
to evolve and grow at 16 Bay View, Camden’s most highly
anticipated luxury boutique hotel of 2016.
Just like Camden in
the 19th century, when the now-iconic destination was a shipbuilding
hub, the property builds on an industrial foundation. The owners have
taken a 20th-century brick property and renovated it into a comfortable,
stylish getaway. You’ll enjoy a gas fireplace in your room, a panoramic
harbor view from the rooftop, a daily buffet breakfast and fantastic
proximity to the best there is to do. After all, the hotel’s done more
than just put its finger on Camden’s pulse; with an address on
restaurant- and shop-lined Bay View Street, it’s cut right to the area’s
Rooms and suites
There are 21 accommodations at 16 Bay
View, each designed with your luxury and comfort in mind. Enjoy
top-of-the-line touches in each, like a cozy gas fireplace and a
spa-inspired bathroom with a walk-in shower, radiant floor heat, a
two-sink vanity and a freestanding soaking tub. Bay View Street
King rooms are found on the second and third floors and offer views over
lively Bay View Street (perfect for people-watching). Executive rooms,
which come with either one king or two queen beds, are located on the
second floor on the property’s harbor side, which means you’ll have
partial views of the Camden Hills and Camden Harbor. For optimum
luxury, the high-ceilinged Executive King suites, also located on the
second floor of the harbor side, boast a bedroom and a separate sitting
area, which includes a pull-out sleeper sofa. Your fireplace may be
double-sided, or you might have two separate ones. You’ll also have the
added perk of an extra 40-in. TV.
Camden’s coastal culture with ease from 16 Bay View, which is located
just steps from the water and on Bay View Street. This thoroughfare
features a number of the town’s most beloved shops and restaurants,
including Owl and Turtle Bookshop & Cafe and Natalie’s Restaurant.
In winter, visit the Camden Snow Bowl – the East Coast’s only ski resort
with ocean views – and when the weather’s nice, consider embarking on a
schooner ride around the bay. Depending on the time of year, you may
also be able to catch a show at the Camden Opera House or a fun event,
like the local restaurant week or thrilling windjammer festival.
How to Get There
Just finished a four night stay. Because it’s off season we had ample parking. The room was very clean and beautiful. Loved the bathroom shower. Never used the tub but if you enjoy a bath then I’m sure you’d appreciate it. My one and only complaint would be the noise. Our door was directly across from the ice machine that would go off at random times. It sounded like people were out there pouring ice but I guess it was just making more. We were street side, so we picked up the noise of the post office loading trucks in the middle of the night, kareoke from the bar across the street, and the church bell that rings every hour on the hour from at least 6am to 12mn.
Breakfast was included but we didn’t take advantage of that, mostly because it only consisted of a quiche and some pastries and fruit, so I can’t rate it.
In spite of the noise, we WOULD stay again.
We came to the Vintage room for some cocktails before dinner. The Bartender, Marcus was so welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable of both delicious drinks and the area of Camden ME. It was so great that we decided to come back for a night cap after dinner. Marcus is fantastic at what he does and is able to elevate a classic cocktail to the next level. I would recommend the vintage room to anyone looking for a fantastic cocktail and great atmosphere!!
Starting with reception and continuing throughout, one is surrounded with understated luxury, fine appointments and amazing staff. The shops and harbor directly behind are charming. Small town feel resides in Camden and nearby villages...not the tourist crush of Bar Harbor. Treat yourself to luxury and quality - this is a true 5 star venue!
Marcus was amazing! Love the rooftop bar! Amazing views and amazing service! Marcus knows his stuff and is top notch! We will be returning for future visits! Best place in camden, maine! Love, love, love!!!
16 Bay View has a lot going for it. Primary amongst the numerous positives is the very central location in Camden, dare I say the best location in Camden. Right next to the water and restaurants, shops and bars, tour boats, and scenic views. you can't get any closer to the action in this picturesque village. The hotel also has real quality in it's design, service and comfort. This is a very well appointed property, and the rooms are spacious and well designed. The bar area is appealing, with breakfast served there in the mornings. This is a great spot to work from to see the area. The issue we encountered though brings us to one big BUT. The parking situation is awful. We pulled up on a Friday daytime, and discovered there is no assigned parking just for the hotel. We had a number of bags, as we were checking in for a wedding weekend, and we had to find whatever spots we could to park, and then wrestle our bags up a grade and eventually into the hotel. The front desk person told us if we say a parking space in the lot behind the hotel with a white cone in it, to move the cone, as those spots are reserved for hotel guests. They also told us if we found a spot, to park our car there and don't move it again if we could avoid it. Not exactly what we wanted to hear since we'd be moving around, in our car, through the weekend. We found no such easy spots, and you were fending for yourself out there with the tourists that cram that area to get on the tour boats, or to visit the waterfront shops and restaurants. The next day we were talking to one of the staff, and the situation became a bit more confusing as they said the hotel actually owns the parking lot directly behind it, but they don't have a way to reserve enough parking, so it is everyone for themselves.
16 Bay View isn't cheap, so I would have expected a better solution. if we had an overnight bag, I probably wouldn't have cared, but given how popular Camden is during summer and fall, just be prepared to deal with this.