Planning a trip to Bar Harbor and Acadia? How exciting! We hope our travel guide had something to do with it. The next order of business is to figure out where to stay. Here are our top picks for where to stay in Acadia National Park and where to stay in Bar Harbor.
Where to Stay in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor: Hotels, Inns, and B&Bs
The Inn on Mount Desert, Bar Harbor
This stately inn is just a few minutes’ walk to downtown Bar Harbor. Newly renovated guestrooms are crisp and clean with subtle nautical elements representative of Bar Harbor. You’ll feel like you’re in a coastal cottage in this Bar Harbor inn.
The Harborside Hotel Marina & Spa
Want a bit of luxury during your stay in Bar Harbor? The Harborside Hotel is a gorgeous option right on the water.
The Bar Harbor Inn and Spa
One of our top recommended places to stay in Bar Harbor Maine is the Bar Harbor Inn, where we ourselves have stayed. This sprawling property commands one of the best locations in town, and it has everything you need for a relaxing and beautiful stay near Acadia National Park.
West Street Hotel
If you’re looking for a swanky retreat vibe in your Bar Harbor hotel, then West Street Hotel is the place to stay near Acadia for you! Conveniently located downtown, the rooftop pool offers the perfect way to enjoy those delicious coastal views.
Harbour Cottage Inn
You can find a great place to stay near Acadia on the other side of the island as well. The Harbour Cottage Inn is located in Southwest Harbor (much closer to the beautiful and much-photographed Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse). This B&B is light, bright, and absolutely adorable.
Perhaps you’re in search of a romantic bed and breakfast in Bar Harbor? Please take a look at the Chiltern Inn. This place is absolutely lovely, with fireplaces in each of its guest rooms and an indoor pool and sauna you can enjoy year-round.
Where to Stay in Acadia National Park: Campgrounds, Airbnbs, and Cabins
Acadia National Park Campgrounds
An outdoor lover’s paradise, the Acadia and the surrounding areas also offers plenty in the way of camping. If you’re not interested in hotel or B&B lodging near Acadia National Park, consider some of these beloved campsites.
These campsites are the best places to stay in Acadia National Park so you can be in the center of all the best hiking, stargazing, and adventure.
Read our guide to Camping in Acadia for an in-depth look at camping at these Acadia campgrounds and others on Mt. Desert Island.
An Acadia National Park Airbnb
We love vacation rentals and there are some lovely Airbnbs around Acadia National Park. This one is called “a little piece of heaven” and it truly looks like it. If you’re after lake views and a cozy cabin feel in Acadia, definitely check this place out.
Check out our entire list of Acadia National Park Airbnbs we recommend!
An Acadia National Park Cabin
And of course, for the ultimate cozy cabin experience near Acadia, you can rent an actual cabin! Cabin rentals are a wonderful place to stay during your Acadia vacation!
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