In Bar Harbor’s former life as the summer home of families like the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Fords, West Street was where famous mansions and estates (then called “cottages”) were built. Today, it’s where you’ll find town’s only luxury boutique hotel, featuring modern design, magnificent ocean views, and one truly breathtaking rooftop pool.
STAY: Quarters Fit for a Captain
With spectacular water views rivaled only by those of the ships on Frenchman Bay, these 85 luxury rooms are designed to reflect the nautical influence of Bar Harbor’s captivating waterfront and rugged coastline. Enjoy the ocean breeze from your private balcony as you overlook the yachts and fishing boats moored side by side at the dock.
EAT: A Taste of Irish Pub Culture
Tucked on inside the hotel, you’ll find Paddy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. Celebrating Ireland’s vibrant pub culture, you’ll find good food, good friends, and good music, all in a spectacular waterfront setting with handcrafted millwork and traditional Irish furniture throughout. It’s the best of Bar Harbor dining with a modern Irish twist. For the classic Downeast Maine experience, Stewman’s Lobster Pound serves up lobster in the rough with an unmatched, unimpeded view directly over Frenchman Bay.
PLAY: Maine, at Its Finest
There’s a reason Maine is known as “Vacationland,” and Bar Harbor might as well be the capital. With the jagged granite peaks, rugged coastline, and historic carriage roads of Acadia National Park just around the corner from the hotel, there’s no shortage of fun for active guests on the move. In a nutshell: There’s world-class hiking, biking, rock climbing, kayaking, and more in every compass direction. To truly get on the water, venture out with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company on a variety of harbor cruises or getting up close with humpbacks and puffins. You can even try your hand lobstering on a working lobster boat.
SAVE TIME FOR
A stay at the West Street Hotel wouldn’t be complete without an afternoon relaxing in the hotel’s spectacular infinity-edge rooftop swimming pool, the only one in Maine. While you lounge poolside, sip a “Celtic Crush,” the adult version of an orange soda, crafted by Paddy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. A blend of Grey Goose Vodka, peach schnapps, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, organic agave nectar, and Valencia orange juice, this drink is best sipped at sunset while taking in the panoramic views of Frenchman Bay, the outer islands, and Acadia National Park from the rooftop.