Where to Stay in Acadia National Park + Bar Harbor


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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. 

A tree with an inn behind it
Photo Credit: Steve Bart; so many gorgeous Acadia National Park places to stay, deciding which one isn’t easy!
Why this is one of the best hotels near Acadia National Park:

Reviews are overwhelmingly positive for this Acadia National Park accommodation (the park itself is within biking distance or you can hop on the free shuttle). Guests rave over the fabulous included breakfast, the great value of the stay, and the wonderful hospitality.

Read reviews:  TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: Booking.com

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.

Why Harborside is one of the best places to stay near Acadia National Park: 

The Tudor-style spa at Harborside is just the beginning of pampering yourself on your Bar Harbor stay. Add to that the enormous oceanfront swimming pool, fabulous dining experiences, and select suites boasting oceanfront jacuzzis, and you’re ready for a true Acadia getaway.

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: HotelsCombined.com

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.

A field with flowers in front of a white mansion
One of the Acadia National Park best places to stay; we know this from personal experience.
Why you might love the Bar Harbor Inn and Spa 

While the location is one of the best elements of this Bar Harbor hotel, you can also count on an overall great stay. Enjoy fresh-baked cookies in the cozy lobby of the hotel, or sit down to a relaxing meal in one of two oceanfront restaurants. There’s also an onsite spa, plus an outdoor pool and jacuzzi for guests to enjoy.

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: HotelsCombined.com

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.

Why this is a great option for Acadia National Park hotels: 

This Bar Harbor hotel offers views of Frenchman Bay, and with a rooftop pool and cabana to see them from, it’s hard to find a better hotel to enjoy the coastal summer scenery! The spa and restaurants aren’t a bad touch, either.

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: HotelsCombined.com

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.

A house with bushes in front of a lush green field
Photo Courtesy of Harbour Cottage Inn; this darling inn is located in one of the best places to stay near Acadia if you’re planning a trip to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.
Why this is a great option for Acadia National Park hotels: 

If you crave a quiet escape during your Acadia National Park vacation, the Harbour Cottage Inn may be just what you’re looking for. With its surrounding gardens, this darling inn will keep you cozy during your stay, while supplying you with a hearty country-style American breakfast each morning. Just 1 mile to Acadia, this is an ideal spot to base yourself during your Acadia trip.

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: Expedia.com

Chiltern Inn

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. 

Why this is may be the best Bar Harbor B&B: 

The Chiltern Inn is a classic and elegant B&B that makes you want to stay forever. The wood-burning fireplaces in each room make this a must-stay for a romantic Acadia getaway. You will also love the hosts and the wonderful breakfast experience they provide.

Read reviews: TripAdvisor | Check rates & book: Booking.com

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. 

Blackwoods Campground

Seawall Campground

Schoodic Woods Campground

Duck Harbor Campground

Read our guide to Camping in Acadia for an in-depth look at camping at these Acadia campgrounds and others on Mt. Desert Island.

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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!

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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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