There's much to love about Maine. Lighthouses, rocky beaches, blueberry pie. And have you heard about the lobster surplus? That alone is reason to go.
But here's another: $199 rates at Bar Harbor's West Street Hotel. Now, $200 per night may not sound cheap, but try booking a waterfront hotel in one of the country's most picturesque towns in peak season and see what you come up with.
The hotel is Bar Harbor's newest place to stay. It opened on July 3 on the corner of West and Main Streets.
The hotel's a modern, boutique property in a place known for traditional inns and B&Bs. The hotel includes a rooftop pool with panoramic views of Frenchman's Bay, the outer islands and Acadia National Park. Guests can also use the historic Bar Harbor Club, which includes a spa, clay tennis courts, pool and Jacuzzi on the water's edge. The rooms have refrigerators, iPod docking stations, flat screen HDTVs and wireless Internet access.
To book the offer, go to the hotel's website and use the code SUMMER.