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“A great rest!”
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The Gull Motel
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Belfast
Minneapolis
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30 reviews
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“A great rest!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

My sister and I stayed at the Gull Motel for one night. After a very long day hiking at Acadia, we made our way to the motel and were very happy to find such clean and comfortable room to crash. The bathroom was a wee small, but the place was a great value. Very happy - thanks!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

This is a great motel to stay in when in Belfast. MY husband and i visit at 3 times a year and always stay at Peters gull motel. Beds are very comfortable and location is great. The prices are good as well. If you ever need any answers where to go while in Belfast, Peter has all the answers. We will definately be back next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Chris, you checked all the boxes--price, location, comfort and hospitality. We love to welcome back our repeat guests, who have been returning more and more with each passing year.
I appreciate all that Belfast has to offer our visitors and love to share my favorite places and activities with them.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We enjoyed our short stay at The Gull. The room was comfortable, and noise from the road unnoticable. Peter was extremely helpful, and was gracious to return one night's fee when we changed plans and left sooner than we had booked.I will likely return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Thanks for the positive comments, Maureen. When a guest says "I''ll be back", that says it all.
We were happy to accommodate your change of plans. The last thing we want to do is charge you for not staying here.
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Everything was adequate. Very clean and reasonably priced for a busy/lobster time of year. Very friendly office staff and cleaning help. Bathroom was quite small, but fresh and clean. Good ventilation (front & back windows) and available air if needed. Beds were comfortable (looked like double queens in all rooms). Highway noise not noticeable.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Dan, you obviously appreciated everything we have to offer at the Gull Motel. While we are a traditional roadside motel and therefore don't offer some of the amenities provided by other properties, we can offer a clean, reasonably priced, friendly and comfortable place to stay. These are qualities which are essential in the hospitality business,but in my experience surprisingly hard to find all in one place.
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Really liked this place. We needed a pet-friendly motel in this area. The room are pretty basic, and the bathroom is small, but the friendliness and helpfulness of the proprietors more than made up for that. The location is great, and I especially liked having good coffee available almost all the time. I also appreciated having a refrigerator and microwave in the room--I could unload my cooler and keep our food cool. I will definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Thanks so much for your comments. We appreciate your opinion of us as a very good basic motel. We continue to work hard at providing our guests with a good night's stay. The best comment we hear is "we'll be back" !
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Leominster, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Stayed here for just one night passing through town. Proprietor was fantastic in responding to my email inquiry and following up with a phone call. Helped a lot with local food options as well.

Room was very comfortable and immaculate. Short drive to downtown. Great location.

Would mos def stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Thank you for your review. Our goal is excellence at a great value. We find that a friendly welcoming attitude is surprisingly not always available in the hospitality business. It's something that we see as essential from the first phone or e-mail contact to saying farewell. Please stop by next time.
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London
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I stayed here in June for 5 nights. A great find amongst more expensive motels, probably because it isn't on the sea side of the road. However, there are several rooms with see views, of which I had one. The welcome was warm and friendly, and I was given an end room with Queen bed, table and chairs, fridge and microwave and a cute rocking chair. The room was beautifully decorated and accessorised with the 50's in mind, and very clean. There was plenty of storage space and I slept soundly on the comfortable bed. Plenty of fluffy towels, including face towels were proved in the sweet little bathroom which had beautiful original wall coverings, mirror, and light. The shower is over a bath, probably too small for a big guy's bath , but perfect for my showers. A selection of coffees, teas and hot chocolate welcomed me for breakfast , available in the foyer. The cheerful and efficient Housekeeping, the cable TV, and FREE very good wifi, were an added bonus.
There was so much to see in the immediate area that I stayed longer than I would have done, as advice on where to go and what to do was very forthcoming from the owners,mone of whom was descended from the original arrivals in Belfast - a lovely, peaceful, arty small town, complete with Micro brewery, and good places to eat. To the north of the motel was Moose Point Park, a small fee to enter, which was an ideal place for walking, relaxing and viewing the water. I spent part of my final day sailing on Amity with four others, tuitition available , and a charming Skipper.
A great place to stay.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
Your review was very detailed and informative. We're pleased you extended your stay. People are finding out how much there is to do in downtown Belfast and the surrounding area. For example, the newly-completed Harbor Walk allows you to take a walk or bike ride from our side of the river all the way into downtown and the harbor. Moose Point State Park is a real find, just a mile north of here.
Your comments about the bathrooms were accurate--the fixtures and fittings are genuine 50's, but the bathrooms were much smaller in those days !
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Property: The Gull Motel
Address: 196 Searsport Ave, US Route 1, Belfast, ME 04915-7110
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Belfast
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — The Gull Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gull Motel is a clean, affordable and friendly motel on Route 1 in Belfast, Maine. It's a hour's drive from I-95 and just over an hour from Acadia National Park. All of our 14 non-smoking rooms come with air conditioning, heating, fridge,microwave,cable TV, secure wi-fi internet access and telephones with free local calls. All our rooms have queen beds, most have water views. Complimentary K-cup coffee and muffins are served in the lobby from 6:00AM to 10AM daily.The Gull is just a few minutes drive from Belfast's historic downtown and waterfront, with its many specialty shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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