Beautiful grounds, so-so hotel
Posted Aug 23, 2010
My husband and I went to Bay Harbor on a recent trip up north. We were going to go with a slightly higher priced room with a balcony, but I was confused by the explanation that it had a "shared balcony" so we went with the less-expensive room instead. We knew it wouldn't have a view, but we were totally shocked to find it didn't have any WINDOWS! I had never been in a room without windows before. The room was clean enough, but it felt small and cramped and so dark. Also, our bathroom didn't have a bathtub, only a stand up shower. This wasn't a big deal for us, but we were traveling with our 3 month old daughter, and no bathtub meant no bath. The grounds were beautiful, the staff was nice enough, and the view was good. You can't really use the beach because it's just rocks leading into the water. We ended up spending most of our outdoor time at a nearby pool bar just a short walk down the beach. One thing that really bugged my husband: we didn't have a fridge in our room, so we needed to keep refilling our cooler with ice (baby=need to keep things cold). The ice machine was in a totally different building! Just filling up our ice bucket took 20 minutes. Very odd.