Opened in 2012, the West Street already feels as if it’s always loomed over the water on the northern edge of town. Maybe that’s because it’s so conspicuous, its pale multicolored facade stretching the better part of a block. The theme is nautical luxe, the rooms are fairly snug, but well appointed with mahogany furnishings and leather chairs. The real genius of the place is that every room has a small private balcony with a view of the harbor—it’s a terrific thing to wake up to, and you’ll feel well above the bustle of the Bar Harbor street. (This is even more true when you’re splashing in the rooftop pool.) Guests have access to amenities just down the road at the Bar Harbor Club sister property—another pool, tennis courts, a fitness center, and spa.