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White Birches Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hancock
Lancaster PA
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45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Beware of Dogs”
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Although the motel was clean, well furnished and with excellent room service...we were greatly bothered by the unleashed pit bull that one of the tenants owned which twice tried to attack our leashed Corgi....and on the second incident got halfway into our car. It appeared that the guests were friends of the management who did not appear to be concerned with our complaint. We would stay there again but not if we had our dog with us.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

We stayed here before going into Bar Harbor. It is right outside Ellsworth. It is a typical Knights Inn, in that you get the basics and nothing more. We made the mistake of getting a room that was along side the highway and the noise from the cars and trucks never abated all night long. There are other rooms on the other side that would be a much better option, I think. So, word of warning, do not stay on the lower area.
Room was clean and service was very nice. Our only other complaint was the so called continental breakfast. According to what continental breakfast means, this was it, a couple of packaged danish and some coffee/tea. I have come to expect a bit more when they advertise Continental breakfast, at least a bagel, cereal or toast. We had to go out and eat breakfast after viewing this.
If that doesn't bother you, then this place is fine if you get the right section of rooms.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms adjactent to the hwy
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

It's nothing special and the room did smell a bit musty but it was fine. The wifi worked and there were chairs outside the room so you could sit there and surf away. It was clean and very basic but really cheap. We got a discount for staying two nights. It's about a 25 minute drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP but definitely nicer to stay outside of that area. It's all a bit tacky and expensive.
The breakfast was great if you like coffee and doughnuts because that was about it. But the doughnuts were excellent so where can you go wrong!
Just down the same road is a place that sells fish and chips and ice cream and has a playground and arcade. The food is great, you can order and sit in a cafeteria type place or outside on the tables.
I would go back there definitely. But not to Bar Harbor, not my style. Way too touristy.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 August 2012 via mobile

Humble establishment has charm and exceeded our expectations for a motel. More efficient and friendlier service than most places I've stayed. The people with negative reviews probably have issues with their expectations.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Woodstock, Canada
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Our expectations were modest but this motel and its excellent staff far exceeded our expectations. The rooms were large and clean with a fridge, microwave coffee machine etc., etc. We were 18 miles from Bar Harbor in Ellsworth which was excellent for shopping etc. We will definitely stay here again. The continental breakafast is nothing special but the coffee was fine.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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NH
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

I have stayed at a couple of Knights Inn properties from TN to Florida. My prior experiences have been mixed. We booked the Knights Inn Ellsworth/Bar Harbor for a small family reunion. 18 people in multiple rooms. This is an older property so our expectations were not high. Fortunately the management has made improvements. The carpets were new & some of the fixtures have been replaced. Much to our delight our room was EXACTLY as pictured on the web site. (the picture could have been taken in our room.) The room was reasonably clean. Everything worked as it should. The free breakfast was better than expected with fresh fruit & choice of beverages along with an assortment of baked goods.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Had no problems when I arrived early to the motel on Friday night, they let me check in and I then went to Acadia National Park for a campground. I did get a campground site and then cancelled the next couple of nights I had reserved there. The internet connection was great with a great desk setup with outlets on the side and I enjoyed the larger than normal room.
The only thing I saw wrong was they needed to seal the area around the air conditioner that could let air escape and bugs inside.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about White Birches Motel

Property: White Birches Motel
Address: Route 1 & Thorsen Road, 17 Thorsen Road, Hancock, ME 04605 (Formerly Acadia Birches Knights Inn Ellsworth/Bar Harbor)
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Hancock
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hancock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — White Birches Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White Birches Motel, conveniently located at the crossroads of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Downeast Maine, offers clean and affordable accommodations. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Acadia Birches Knights Inn Ellsworth/Bar Harbor Hotel Hancock
White Birches Country Hotel
White Birches Motel Maine/Hancock

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