This luxury resort on Maine's largest island costs up to $2,000 per night and is a gateway to one of the country's most stunning national parks

Courtesy of West Street HotelThis upscale resort in Maine offers the quintessential New England experience.
  • A waterfront luxury hotel in Maine almost looks like it belongs on a Caribbean island, but it offers a quintessential New England experience.
  • At the West Street Hotel in Bar Harbour, guests can eat authentic Maine dishes such as lobster and clam chowder and take in panoramic views of the harbour from the adults-only rooftop pool.
  • The hotel serves as a base from which to explore nearby Acadia National Park.
  • It will cost you between $US249 and $US2,000 per night to stay at the resort.

The West Street Hotel, which sits on Maine’s largest island and has stunning views of the harbour, offers a distinctly New England experience.

The rooms are decorated in a charmingly nautical style and the restaurant serves Maine lobster, seafood chowder, mussels, and fish and chips.

The upscale resort, which can cost up to $US2,000 per night, is also an ideal base from which to explore Acadia National Park.

Here’s a look at the hotel and the variety of activities guests can enjoy while staying there.


The resort is in Bar Harbour on the coast of Maine, a little over 100 miles from Canada.

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It’s in the town of Bar Harbour on Mount Desert Island and serves as “a gateway to Acadia National Park.”

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Source: Bar Harbour Chamber of Commerce


The island, which is the largest off the coast of Maine, is a popular summer vacation destination.

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Source: Visit Maine


The multicolored West Street Hotel sits along Bar Harbour’s downtown waterfront.

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Guests are greeted with a cosy fireplace in the lobby.

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The rooms, which are decorated in a nautical style, start at $US249 a night in the off-season and can cost up to $US2,000 a night for a suite in the peak season, a representative for the hotel told Business Insider.

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The bathrooms are decorated in a modern, minimal style…

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Source: West Street Hotel


…and come with deep soaking tubs.

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Each room comes with a private balcony, and some rooms offer panoramic views of the harbour.

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The suites have comfortably decorated living areas.

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Guests can also choose to book two connecting rooms, one with two queen-sized beds and the other with a king-sized bed plus sleeper sofa.

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On each floor is a complimentary coffee bar stocked with cookies, fresh fruit, ice, and cold bottled water.

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The hotel restaurant, Paddy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, serves Irish-American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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It serves an array of dishes including seafood chowder, Irish stew, whiskey- and maple-glazed Scottish salmon.

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The restaurant opens up to a view of the harbour.

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Source: West Street Hotel


It also has a full bar.

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Directly in front of the hotel, Stewman’s Lobster Pound serves lobster, steamers, mussels, clam chowder, corn on the cob, and fresh blueberry pie in a relaxed atmosphere.

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The best views from the hotel, however, can be seen from its rooftop pool.

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Source: West Street Hotel


It offers a spectacular viewpoint of the boat-filled harbour.

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According to the hotel, it’s Maine’s only rooftop pool, an “adults-only oasis with panoramic views of Frenchman’s Bay.”

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Near the hotel, guests can board boats that will take them out for whale-watching, lobster fishing, and romantic sunset cruises.

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The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle that takes guests into nearby Acadia National Park.

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Acadia is known for its picturesque hiking and biking trails, not to mention outdoor activities including bird watching, horseback riding, fishing and boating.

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