Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor, Maine (2023 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
LGBT people in Maine enjoy the same rights and responsibilities as heterosexuals, including the ability to marry and adopt. Same-sex marriage has been recognized since December 2012, following a referendum in which a majority of voters approved an initiative to legalize same-sex marriage.
Bar Harbor has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Cottage St. Pub & Dog & Pony Tavern the most famous gay friendly bars in Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay. It serves as a gateway to the mountains and cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park. Towering over the park, Cadillac Mountain has trails and views of the town, the bay and the Cranberry Islands. Sand Beach is ringed by mountains. From the town pier, the Shore Path winds along the bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Porcupine Islands.

 Top attractions to visit in Bar Harbor

1. The Inn on Mount Desert 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor

The Inn on Mount Desert
The Inn on Mount Desert

Located 1.6 km from Acadia National Park, this Bar Harbor, Maine accommodations features free Wi-Fi. The waterfront and various shops and restaurants are within 5 minutes’ walk.

A microwave and a refrigerator are featured in every room at The Inn on Mount Desert. A flat-screen cable TV and a coffee machine are also included in the rooms. Select rooms offer a private balcony or terrace.

The Bar Harbor Inn on Mount Desert offers a complimentary continental breakfast. There is a billiards room and fitness room.

This charming, family-run guesthouse in a leafy residential neighborhood along Route 3 is a mile from the entrance to Acadia National Park and a 13-minute walk from Bar Harbor views at Agamont Park.

The modern, relaxed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities, plus microwaves and mini fridges. All have balconies, or terraces, with garden or harbor views.

Complimentary perks consist of breakfast and parking. Other amenities include a garden, a fire pit and a front porch, as well as a pool table and a common living room with a library.

The Inn on Mount Desert provides the newest accommodations in the heart of beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine. Our clean, comfortable, and modern rooms feature a coastal motif and are equipped with all the amenities you need to feel right at home, including smart TVs, coffee makers, fridges, irons & ironing boards, and microwaves.
Free on-site parking just a very short walk from downtown central Village Green. Walk to the waterfront in 10 minutes; walk to the free Island Explorer shuttle in 5 minutes. Just one mile from Acadia National Park. Enjoy Bar Harbor’s newest guestrooms!
The inn is about a five minute walk from the middle of the downtown action, which was so convenient. We walked to dinner each night and enjoyed the cool fall air. There are rocking chairs on the porch and plenty of pretty common areas if you’re into that. We mostly used our room as a home base for lots of hiking and exploring, so while we didn’t use many of the amenities, it was nice to know that laundry, ice, a small workout/game room, and cool common spaces were available if needed.
This inn is newly renovated in every way. The owners literally leveled the earlier motel and constructed an entirely new building. All of the people working here were friendly and accommodating. Our room was clean and so beautiful! The little nautical touches like the octopus stainless steel door hook and the cool floor lantern were just perfect.
Another unique aspect of this hotel was that the rooms are not numbered: they’re named after local areas – we stayed in Cadillac (after Cadillac Mountain) on the 4th floor and had a great little terrace to look onto the street, which was fun. The refrigerator came in quite handy, and the included breakfast was great with scrambled eggs, sausage and assorted toast, bagel and fruit offerings. The outside terrace to eat said breakfast right off the lobby was so charming and convenient. Speaking of convenience, the fiveminute walk to the center of town made our stay that much better. I highly recommend this place if you’re staying in Bar Harbor, but make your reservation early. There are only 31 rooms.
We really enjoyed our stay at The Inn on Mount Desert. The room was clean and very comfortable, Mini fridge, microwave and coffee in the room were a plus. The breakfast was delicious. But the best part was the staff. They are friendly and very helpful.
Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor
Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor

How much does a room costs at The Inn on Mount Desert ?

Prices start 115$/night for Deluxe King Room. The Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
is  120$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features nautical themes and includes a smart TV with Netflix capability, a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker.

Where to book online – The Inn on Mount Desert  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor you can find the best hotels deals in Bar Harbor during Bar Harbor Music Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bar Harbor on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor Maine

Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B
Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B

Located in Bar Harbor, 601 m from Town Beach, Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B features accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking, a private beach area and a terrace. The property is set 1.3 mi from Frenchman Bay, 601 m from Criterion Theater and less than 0.6 mi from Village Green. The accommodations offers a concierge service and free WiFi throughout the property.

All rooms at the inn have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, dvd player, and a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. All guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a coffee machine.

Guests at Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B can enjoy an American breakfast.

Facing Frenchman Bay, this serene 1887 B&B offering water views is 3 blocks from Downtown.

Warm, cozy rooms and suites are uniquely decorated and outfitted with designer linens, cable TV, DVD players and free Wi-Fi. All feature gas fireplaces. Some add amenities such as claw-foot or whirlpool tubs and/or heated bathroom floors, as well as architectural details such as vaulted ceilings or French doors.

Full breakfast is served on the deck or in the dining room, and a sunroom offers all-day snacks. Other common areas include a living room and a lounge stocked with books, games, movies and music. The back lawn is dotted with Adirondack chairs.

Three blocks from the center of town, the Saltair Inn offers luxurious waterfront suites appointed with king-size beds, elegant private baths, multiple gas fireplaces, TV, and private sitting rooms overlooking the Bay.

In addition, our two big criteria were that it was a waterfront location and the rooms had to have private bathrooms. The Saltair Inn met both.

The views of the water were spectacular from both our room and the deck where we ate breakfast each morning. The views of not only the water but of the infamous Bar Island where we could see the high and low tide change allowing people to walk across to the island at low tide couldn’t be better. Each room is beautifully unique with a very spacious private bathroom. Matt and Kristi have done a wonderful job in the design and layout of each room complimenting the age and character of the Inn. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious.

We felt very welcomed from first moment we arrived. Both Matt and Kristi were laid-back and accommodating and truly care about you and your stay. They were extremely helpful with any questions we might have had about the town, restaurant suggestions, the National Park or anything that would help make our stay the best it could be.

While the stay was wonderful, Kristi’s breakfasts were incredible. It was great waking up to the smell of breakfast being made each morning. Every day she had something new and exciting on the menu but was eager and willing to customize something special if you liked. I can’t wait for the recipes in her first edition of the Saltair Inn cookbook!

We had a fantastic time at the Saltair Inn – The bed and breakfast was cute, clean and had everything we needed as a base camp for exploring Acadia National Park. Matt and Christi were gracious and accommodating hosts with great recommendations for activities around MDI. Would 100% come back again.

I would highly recommended staying at the Saltair Inn. Such a relaxing stay for us, and there is so much to do in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Hiking the Beehive Trail was a favorite , bike riding down to Schoodic Point, eating lobster, and kayaking in the bay, were a few activities we enjoyed. My # 1 favorite activity was getting up super early one morning to see the sun rise over Cadillac Mountain. Not to be missed! …Stay at the Saltair. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy.

Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor
Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor

How much does a room costs at Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B ?

Prices start 147$/night for Queen Room. The King Suite with Balcony is  243$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a balcony, air conditioning and fireplace.

Where to book online – Saltair Inn Waterfront B&B  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor you can find the best hotels deals in Bar Harbor during Bar Harbor Music Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bar Harbor on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Bayview Hotel 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor Maine

Bayview Hotel
Bayview Hotel

Set in Bar Harbor, within 1.1 mi of Town Beach and 1.4 mi of Agamont Park, Bayview Hotel offers accommodations with a bar and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. The hotel features family rooms.

The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. With a private bathroom equipped with a bath and free toiletries, rooms at the hotel also have a sea view. At Bayview Hotel, all rooms come with a seating area.

Popular points of interest near the accommodations include Frenchman Bay, Newlin Gardens and Beatrix Farrand Gardens.

Overlooking Frenchman’s Bay, this traditional hotel is 1.4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor and 1.5 miles from Acadia National Park.

Classic rooms feature microwaves, mini fridges and free Wi-Fi, plus private balconies and ocean views. Upgraded rooms and suites add pull-out sofas. Townhouse units feature full kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms and electric fireplaces.

Free amenities include continental breakfast, afternoon cookies and shuttle service to downtown. There’s also an outdoor pool.

Personalized friendly service, peaceful and quiet waterfront setting, spectacular views, close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Spacious oceanfront hotel rooms with balconies. Complimentary made to order breakfast, shuttle service, fresh baked cookies, and free wireless internet.

The Bayview Hotel in Bar Harbor is an excellent hotel. The hotel itself is small and privately tucked out of the way off the main road. All the rooms are oceanfront and have private balconies to enjoy sunrises and sunsets. The staff is extremely friendly and I really appreciated everything the hotel does to make the guests feel comfortable.

The hotel is tucked away off the road, feels special as you drive up. The lobby and common areas are newly renovated along with the rest of the hotel. I will say that you definitely pay for the view, which is stunning. Our room was clean and basic. It’s kind of in the basement or “lower level” with dehumidifiers in the hallway to keep away dampness I’d assume. Room was comfortable and large, carpet new and plush but again very basic. Balcony was large and again view to die for. I wouldn’t call rooms luxurious but still the stay felt very special. The staff or possibly the owners were so welcoming and friendly and accommodating.

The room was large with a view out to Frenchman’s bay and nothing but a lawn between you and the water. It was about a 12 minute walk into town over a smooth paved path (which we did a few times) but the free shuttle service provided by the hotel was great when the legs were tired from hiking Acadia trails all day.
They even had binoculars, walking sticks, backpacks and iPhone lenses to borrow while you were there. Overall we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. Near to the town of Bar Harbor but still nice and quiet.

See the sunrise right from your private terrace.

Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor
Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor

How much does a room costs at Bayview Hotel ?

Prices start 478$/night for Ocean King. The Island Queens is  623$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a balcony.

Where to book online – Bayview Hotel  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Bar Harbor you can find the best hotels deals in Bar Harbor during Bar Harbor Music Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bar Harbor on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.