Harborside Hotel

Nestled on picturesque Frenchman’s Bay, the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina has made a name for itself as one of the premier downtown Bar Harbor hotels. With 193 superb accommodations, stellar amenities and authentic “Down East” hospitality, the Harborside has everything you need to create unforgettable Bar Harbor visit.

Activities abound in beautiful Bar Harbor. Experience the stunning beauty of Acadia National Park, located just minutes away, or take advantage of the sophisticated dining, clay tennis courts, fitness center, oceanfront pool and pampering spa services at the nearby Bar Harbor Club.

Harborside Hotel Accommodations


Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 29, 2023 (earlier if room block fills)

Reservations received after the Reservation Deadline will be based on availability and may also be subject to the prevailing hotel room rate. Please book early, as rooms may sell out before the deadline.

Room Options (subject to 9% State Tax per night):
Various Rooms are available under the DOWNEAST OPHTHALMOLOGY SYMPOSIUM ROOM BLOCK ranging in price from $319.00 to $431.00.


  1. CALL 1-800-328-5033 and tell them you are with the Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium Room Block September 29 – October 1 in order to get our group rates.
  2. REGISTER ONLINE (Note: This link is for registered attendees only. Others must book outside our block. Exhibitors, please contact Shirley Goggin at 207-445-2260 for information on booking your accommodations – do not book in this room block.)

A credit card number is required to make your reservation. Cancellations must be made seven (7) days prior to arrival date to avoid penalty. Check-in time is 4:00pm; Check-out time is 11:00am. Please note that the Harborside Hotel and Marina is a non-smoking hotel.

NOTE: An email confirmation from the Hotel will be sent to you when your reservation has been made. A resort fee of $35 will appear on your confirmation, but will not be charged upon checkout. If you do not receive an email confirmation from the hotel after making your reservation, please contact the hotel reservations at 1-800-328-5033 to confirm your registration.