Bluenose Inn

Elegant spa hotel overlooking Bar Harbor

Set high overlooking Frenchman Bay, Bluenose Inn is a beautiful character property comprising of three elegant buildings built on the lands of an 1884 estate house. The views are truly stunning and the location, being within easy reach of Bar Harbor’s centre and the beautiful Acadia National Park makes this hillside hotel the perfect option for your Maine break. On-site amenities including a stunning colonnaded indoor pool and spa, an outdoor pool terrace with breathtaking views and an exquisite restaurant make it easy to stay on-site should you wish.

Guide Price

£1,379 per person
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Tripadvisor rating 1114 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Enjoy award-winning cuisine at The Looking Glass
  • Take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pools

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 97 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Bluenose Inn

1114 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 657
  • Very Good 292
  • Average 104
  • Poor 47
  • Terrible 14

What to Expect

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Aug 10, 2019

Nice place

We have stayed at this hotel before and had a great time. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The rooms are nice with comfortable beds. The only negative I have is that the bathroom in the first room I stayed in really needs updating. The tub and shower head are so old and outdated. The room Is lovey and spacious but the bathroom detracts for the overall experience. The second night we were put in a corner room. Same niceness but the bathroom has a few updated features. Starting with a newer shower head. One other noticeable item would be while sitting in the room you can look out and see that the outside needs to be painted. I do hope that they paint. I would hate to see that the outside of this hotel, which can be pricey, fall into disrepair.
Aug 05, 2019

Excellent Hotel With One Exception

Farmington Hills, Michigan

The Bluenose Inn is a well-run, very nice place on a hill overlooking the water. We had a large, comfortable room in the Mizzentop building,with a nice balcony and a great view of the bay. My only complaint is that you can only sit at the pool completely exposed to the sun.The website calls itself a "resort," and my wife and I planned to spend some time at the pool in the late afternoons, as it was sunny and 85+ degrees every day. We were nonplussed to see the pool had lounge chairs without any shade. I asked the manager if we could get an umbrella and was told that they blow away. I've been at many hotels where there is wind and the management seems to have ho problem providing shade with umbrellas or some cover, so the blowing away reason doesn't make sense. Even though the walk was only 15-20 minutes into town, after the first night we ended up driving to town as most of the walk is on a busy street that the hotel is on. But it is definitely walkable. All in all I recommend the Bluenose, unless you want to sit at a pool on hot summer days in the shade.
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