Tips for booking a Bar Harbor hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Bar Harbor:€152/night
Absolute cheapest price found:€41/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
€89 - €213
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€163 - €191
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Bar Harbor

About Bar Harbor

Cradled by Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor is a seaside community on Mount Desert Island known for its outstanding natural beauty. A mecca for the senses, Bar Harbor combines its fabulous coastal cuisine with local craft breweries and lush mountain scenery.

Things to do

The best way to experience the magnificent sights of sounds of Desert Island is on foot. For spectacular coastal views, follow the Ocean Trail, which weaves along the rugged coastline before arriving at the Thunder Hole where rogue waves crash against the shore making a thundering noise.

Nature lovers will find peace in Acadia National Park, a 19,800-hectare national treasure where granite cliffs provide a backdrop to pristine forests and pebbled beaches. Cycle the 90 kilometres of carriage trails, ride horses through evergreen meadows or hike up Cadillac Mountain for views of Maine’s coastline.

Looking to unwind? Join a Bar Harbor brewery tour and spend a relaxing day cruising around the island. Meet like-minded connoisseurs and treat yourself to tasting flights at top microbreweries, such as Atlantic Brewing, Bar Harbor Brewery and Main Soact. For insight into the local history, visit the Abbe Museum, where you can glimpse into the lives of the native Wabanaki people.

If you want to witness whales swimming off the coast, join a whale-watching cruise in Bar Harbor to spot humpbacks, finbacks and minke whales splashing about in their natural habitat. You might even be lucky enough to see dolphins, seals and porpoises too.

Getting around

A five-hour drive from Boston or 3.5 hours from Portland, Bar Harbor is easily accessible by car or bus. Bar Harbor is serviced by Hancock County-Bar Harbour Airport, just 12 kilometres from town. The village is walkable, but there are also bicycles to rent and a free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus.

Bar Harbor travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Bar Harbor?

    Bar Harbor is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Bar Harbor Manor, which has a current rating of 9.2. For other potential stays, consider Holiday Inn Resort Bar Harbor - Acadia Natl Park and Hampton Inn Bar Harbor, which can also be great places to stay in Bar Harbor.