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“Clean and comfortable”
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Twilite Motel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Ellsworth
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Clean and comfortable”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Twilite has the feel of an old-fashioned family run motel: an excellent change of pace from the chains. We have stayed twice and on both occasions the customer service was excellent: this time two minor problems arose but they were quickly, cheerfully, efficiently solved by Chuck.
Rooms at the back are large and more protected from highway sounds during Ellsworth's rush hour. Everything is super clean; beds are comfortable; nice soaps and shampoo and in room coffee. The continental breakfast is fresh and plentiful. All in all, great value for your money in a relatively expensive area. (It is easy to find: head east on routes 1/3 from Ellsworth and look for the sign on your right.)

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed 2nights it was comfortable we had their breakfast was ok. Beds we're comfy. Good price. Bathroom small but it's only to take a bath. Close to town. Friendly owners, and knowledgeable of the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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usa
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Twilite looks like the Bates Motel -- many years later: much in need of upgrading and manicuring, particularly the exterior. But the rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable. They include the usual amenities: coffee pot, fridge. There is a basic continental breakfast. The family members who own/operate the motel are very friendly and accommodating as are the staff. And the beds are very comfortable. If you want to save a few bucks and aren't fussy about esthetics, Twilite is a decent place to sack out.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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twilite, Owner at Twilite Motel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Well, I guess the name of the motel - Twilite – should have been your clue 
But on a more serious note;
We pride ourselves on two main things:
- Keeping a dying American tradition alive. The roadside motel, always welcoming and accommodating to the tired traveler, and part of the rich local history.
- While maintaining the tradition, we pride ourselves in keeping up with the times by continuously updating our rooms and furnishing them with 21st amenities (Wi-Fi, cable TV etc).
As you yourself pointed out we are rather successful creating this unique blend of old and new.
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

I chose this little motel by way of trip advisor. I took my chances since the reviews were good. I booked it for 10 days and wish it had been only a few. They have a ridiculous policy about cancelations so I was stuck. Room was ok for as old as it is. My problem was with the poor housekeeping service and the dripping faucet in the tub. I think it was also pretty overpriced for as old as it is.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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twilite, Owner at Twilite Motel, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Mr. Jensen booked a room for 9 nights and chose to stay an extra night. We fail to understand his decision in view of his complaints. During his stay he did not complain, even once, regarding any issues with the room function, or housekeeping, and thus there was no way for us to attend to any of his concerns. Just like any motel, we have a cancellation policy that is specified clearly when people reserve a room, and still, we try to be flexible and attentive to our guests. If Mr. Jensen would have asked to leave in view of a dripping faucet we would have tried to work with him (or the faucet). Our rates are not only in-line with other motels in town for the dates booked, they were lower than most others in town. We are always glad to hear constructive suggestions so we can better our service.
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northern california
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Would recommend!! Nice change from the chains! Comfortable room, very nice couple run it and were very helpful. It is sorta hard to find, but he will help you if you call. He stayed on the phone and "guided" us in!! So nice! Would return if in the area. Nice contnental breakfast in a relaxing sun room. Nice way to start the day.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

The hosts at Twilite Motel are very friendly and helpful, recommending a great place to eat in nearby Hancock (Ruth & Wimpy's for lobster at a great price). The motel rooms are clean and the bed was very comfortable. There is no refrigerator or microwave in the room, but you'll get a very nice continental breakfast (with great coffee) in the morning. There's also two coin-operated washing machines and a dryer. This place is very convenient to the Bar Harbor and Acadia Park areas and it's a great price. We almost went back for a second night but decided to push on ahead with our road trip after a lovely day at Acadia Park.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hubley, Ns
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Second stay at this hotel during a trip to the US. The couple running the place are very nice and the hotel is very well kept. The rooms are nothing fancy but the price is right, and you can park right outside your room. Comes with a continental breakfast, which is very basic. Easy driving distance to downtown Ellsworth.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Twilite Motel
Address: 147 Bucksport Rd, Rt. 1 and 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2732
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Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Ellsworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ellsworth
#5 Family Hotel in Ellsworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Twilite Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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