Bar Harbor Hotel - Bluenose Inn near Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor Hotel – Bluenose Inn

We are open and able to take reservations Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont Residents, essential workers and  out of State visitors who have either quarantined for 14 days or are able to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of their arrival as per Governor Mills’ order.

Please call 207-288-3348 to make reservations.

*Important updates for the 2020 season:

*The Island Explorer Shuttle Bus has postponed the 2020 season indefinitely. For more information, visit

*Per the State of Maine requirements on lodging, our daily stayover housekeeping service will be suspended for the 2020 season. Extra linens, amenities and utensils can be provided to you at check in or delivered to your door throughout your stay. We sincerely apologize as we know this is a customary service. 

*Our front desk will be open daily from 6:00a.m.-8:00p.m until June 18. If you believe you will be arriving past 8:00p.m., please notify us in advance. We will have a lock box located near our front entrance with your check in packet and room keys. An associate will be available on call for emergency situations over night. Our front desk will be open from 6:00am-11:00pm starting June 19.

* Our Great Room Lounge will open for cocktails on Friday, June 19 at 7:00p.m and resume service 7 days a week. Our resident pianist, Bill Trowell, will begin playing on Saturday, June 20 and follow a weekly schedule of playing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening through the Summer.

*We ask that you please maintain a distance of 6 feet between you and our other guests during your time with us, particularly when in common areas such as the pool, Great Room, lobby, hallways and our elevator lobby. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the property, though routine hand washing with soap and water is best.

*Our fitness center is currently open with a maximum occupancy restriction. In order to utilize the facility, we ask that you please sign up for use of the exercise equipment at the front desk. 

*Our outdoor and indoor heated pools are open for the season. The indoor pool will be closed from noon to 1pm daily for cleaning and sanitizing. Both pools have a limit of 10 persons at one time. Access to the indoor pool is granted by signing out a key at the front desk. We ask that you please be courteous of others and limit your use of the pools to 30 minutes. 

*Our Looking Glass Restaurant will be serving breakfast only starting Saturday, June 20. We encourage take out service but will have tables available if you would like to dine in the dining room or on the deck. Orders will be placed at the bar counter and brought to you. We have temporarily suspended our traditional table service at this time. 

Please know we are doing all we can and need to do in order to open safely. This includes abiding by a long checklist of actions, restrictions and rules provided by our Governor, Janet Mills. While we know several of the comforts and services that you are accustomed to will be different or are temporarily paused, we are continuously working to find alternatives to our usual services that will help make your stay with us that much more enjoyable.

2019 – Named one of the Top 8 Hotels in Bar Harbor by Trips to Discover!

Winner of’s 2018 Guest Review Award!

2014 – Good Morning America Viewers voted Acadia National Park as  America’s Favorite Place! Click here to see the live reveal from Jordan Pond!

Check out our Island Tab for ideas on activities and to see the other great awards given to Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, and Bar Harbor!

Ocean views and elegant accommodations on the “Most Beautiful Island in America.”
With sweeping views of Frenchman Bay, the Bluenose Inn is the perfect hotel accommodation choice for a memorable vacation on
Maine’s famed Mount Desert Island, home
of Acadia National Park.

Here, atop a granite terraced hillside, you will quickly discover the allure of Maine’s rockbound coast. The ideal location of our hotel places us just minutes away from the host of attractions that make this corner of Maine one of the nation’s most popular retreats.
The original building on the site of the Bluenose Inn was constructed in 1884 as a summer estate of Mrs. William Morris Hunt, an artist’s widow. The stonework from this palatial “cottage,” which she named Mizzentop, remains beneath the building that bears its name.

Accommodations in today’s luxury resort is defined by two elegant guest buildings: the luxurious 53-room Mizzentop which also houses our registration office, Business Center, the inviting Great Room Piano Lounge, and our Vista Room meeting facility; and Stenna Nordica, featuring 45 tastefully decorated rooms and a glass front elevator. A third building houses our indoor heated pool, hot tub, steam room and fitness center. Our grounds feature an outdoor heated pool, garden paths, and, of course, our panoramic views of Frenchman Bay.



The Bluenose Inn has no resort fees. Sorry, no pets and no smoking allowed.

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