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Balance Rock Inn On the Ocean

Balance Rock Inn On the Ocean allows pets of any size for an additional fee of $40 per pet, per night. Both dogs and cats are welcome.
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Balance Rock Inn On the Ocean can be found on a quiet street minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Each room is elegantly decorated, yet still offers modern conveniences of TV, internet, and private bathrooms. Enjoy a hot breakfast, then relax at the heated pool or take a long walk by the oceanfront before rejoining guests for tea and fresh baked goods in the piano room.


  • Pet Friendly


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Balance Rock Inn On the Ocean has received a rating of 3.0 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 929 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Mark
    Jun 29, 2021
    Not that pet friendly

    Pets are not allowed on patio or veranda.

  • Juro
    Sep 11, 2019
    Nice Overall, with Caveats (and expensive)

    At first glance, the courtyard and location on the shore walk are a feast for the eyes - but excellence is more than skin deep. The room was a labyrinth of strange connections and doors that led to either exits or other parts of the living space - and it was very hard to tell until you opened them. The screens have not been replaced since the Gatsby era when the house was probably built, and the warped wooden frames were screwed hastily to the jambs and the bugs entered easily. The workout room was often locked contradicting hours posted on the door. Breakfast was mediocre, coffee was just bad. We didn't see anything on the dinner menu that compelled us to eat there so we went to town. I had to ask guests who were drinking and smoking cigars just outside our door to move to another area. Parking is cramped and cars had to park on the lawn. The location is in town, but hard to get in and out because of crowding.

    I would not stay there again, but instead would find something away from the main street bustle, from where I could see Acadia and visit downtown once or twice rather than pay the big bucks to be in town and suffer the consequences when the cruise ships arrive. The hotel could be exceptional, and are priced in the upper bracket, but beneath the veneer it was our least favorite of the places we stayed on our Maine coast vacation.

  • Andrea
    Jul 22, 2019
    Beautiful and Cozy

    Amazing views and super comfortable rooms. Very pet friendly and welcoming. Awesome location with great walks and doggie swimming spots nearby. Highly recommend!

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