I make my ratings in comparison to other motels, not in comparison to hotels or B&Bs. This was a very good basic motel, very clean, provided us with everything they advertised. Cheapest place in Bar Harbor area short of a campsite. The town is a 20 minute walk (no sidewalks), and a very easy drive down the street.
We were in building 4 on the second floor, up on a hill so we could see the water. Highly recommended to ask for one of these rooms - this building looked a little nicer than the others in general.
Our room looked like it had been rehabbed fairly recently - carpet and walls were very clean. We had a nice balcony to sit on and watch the water. Had a small refrigerator as well so to save money we bought a box of cereal and milk for our breakfasts, got to eat outside. A baby deer visited us each day, hanging out below waiting for his mom. Very nice setting.
If you're an exerciser, make sure to explore the College of the Atlantic across the street (rte 3) - beautiful grounds and a public flower garden hidden in the middle.
Only small complaint is that if others sit out on their balconies, you can't expect to leave your windows open and get any sleep - there is no barrier btwn the balconies. Lucky for us, no one smoked. But don't know how much the management could really do about that.
Building 4, second floor - room with a view and balcony.
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