Heading to the Bar Harbor, home of Acadia National Park? I’ve gathered the best places to lay your head at night, from budget (under $100/night) to luxury (where money is no object). Check out my list of 15 adorable Bar Harbor hotels and inns.
Budget Lodging in Bar Harbor
On a budget? Check out these campgrounds, inns, and motels in the Bar Harbor area. Each of these cute, but affordable, spots are available for under $100 per night, not including taxes and fees.
Anchorage Motel: This family owned and operated motel in Bar Harbor allows pets for a small fee. It’s perfect for those that want to bring their pup along on a hike in Acadia National Park!
Bar Harbor Campground: The Bar Harbor Campground does NOT take reservations. It is first come, first served. In other words, better get there EARLY if you want a prime spot. That said, my family has camped here many times and we’ve never had a problem getting a camp site that we liked. One year we even went last minute and didn’t arrive til afternoon, during peak summer weeks, and we still got 2 decent spots next to each other.
Belle Isle Motel: Small, but quaint motel with a cottage vibe. There’s even a swimming pool to cool off after a day at the park.
Elmhurst Inn: I don’t know what else to say about the Elmhurst Inn other than that it is freaking adorable. It’s located on a quiet side street in downtown Bar Harbor, making it a great spot if you’re in town for the food scene.
Rose Eden Cottages: Snag your own New England cottage for the week at Rose Eden Cottages. This is another pet-friendly establishment.
Mid-range Hotels in Bar Harbor
These Bar Harbor hotels are all under $250 per night on average. Some of these hotels are quite impressive and more on the luxury side despite the mid-range price.
Acadia Hotel: Newly renovated and redesigned, with a bed-and-breakfast feel.
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel: Beautiful ocean views and suite-like rooms.
Bar Harbor Grand Hotel: Gorgeous hotel located just outside the downtown perimeter, away from the noise – but close enough that you can walk to the shops and restaurants.
Bar Harbor Regency: Great pick if you’re looking for a resort vibe. Yes, you could just camp out here for a weekend, with its 3 delicious restaurants and bars, huge pool and oceanview rooms, but you’d be missing out on what the island has to offer!
Ullikana Inn: Newly renovated for 2017, this Bar Harbor inn features wonderful views of Frenchman Bay and a quiet atmosphere.
Luxury Bar Harbor Inns and Hotels
Have an unlimited budget for lodging? Check out these gorgeous luxury Bar Harbor hotels and inns, all of which cost over $250 per night on average.
Balance Rock Inn: Summer like the wealthy do at this expansive oceanfront Bar Harbor inn.
Bar Harbor Inn: Nestled right in downtown Bar Harbor, the Bar Harbor inn is a top spot for weddings and honeymoons.
Bass Cottage Inn: Quiet bed & breakfast with delicious food make from fresh ingredients.
Hampton Inn Bar Harbor: Yes, it’s a chain, but if you’re of the travel hacking type, then you understand why it’s on the list! This Hampton Inn also has excellent spots for watching the sunrise, right from the comfort of the property.
West Street Hotel: Bar Harbor hotel with a boutique vibe featuring an infinity-esque pool, excellent views of Frenchman Bay, and nestled right in the thick of downtown.
What are your favorite Bar Harbor hotels and inns?