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The Colony on Frenchman's Bay
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hulls Cove
Reviewed 26 July 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights at The Colony in mid July and we loved it! Our cabin was roomy and clean, with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and walk-in closet. There were pots and pans, plates, silverware, dishwashing soap, towels, etc. in the kitchen. Also, a hairdryer and TV. Hull's Cove is across the street, which makes for a beautiful view and convenient beach-walking. The heated pool was a nice treat after a hot day of hiking Cadillac Mountain. And if you're there on a Saturday you'll probably see the bagpipe player who plays on the property every week. There is a general store and 2 restaurants, Pepper's Pizza and The Chart Room within walking distance. Acadia National park is a mile or two up Rt. 3, and you can drive to downtown Bar Harbor in 10 minutes. This place is perfect. We would definitely recommend it and we would go back.

Room Tip: Rooms on the right side of the property (looking at it from Rt. 3) had sun all day.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

We booked 3 cottages for our annual family weekend getaway. My mother-in-law called the night before to find out if we could get into the rooms a little earlier than the 3:30 check in time and was told that they had no record of our reservations. Vacation time booked, bags packed, cars fueled up and ready to go, kids with smiling faces.....and they gave our rooms to someone else! Should have suspected something might be up when my mother-in-law said she tried calling several times and no one was answering the phone. Not cool! Vacation ruined! :(

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Came across this gem on our way to Bar Harbor. We stayed in the motel and enjoyed ourselves so much we extended our stay from 2 days to 5! The personal approach and friendly demeanour of the staff was a welcome touch. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Yes they are a bit dated but are well maintained and clean. The pool was fantastic and the ocean views were amazing! We will definitely return to this location. Only a 3 minute drive into Bar harbor and a quiet retreat for anyone not wanting to be confined to the city limits. Minutes to Acadia park and the free road to top of Cadillac mountain which is a must see!

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

Good location and right across the street from the water. If you're there for Bar Harbor (we weren't), it's within a mile or two. However, if you're there for Acadia (we were), it's probably the closest hotel to the main entrance. Only a couple minutes drive away. Good rates and friendly staff. Rooms are a bit dated, but they have that old school beach character to them and they're so clean that you shouldn't really care.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Justin C
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

So to say we were skeptical about what we were going to expect here at The Colony would be an understatement but upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised. We had read that the The Colony was across a busy and noisy road from the beach and that the accommodations were really basic. We also had a little trouble getting a response when we initially enquired about availability. There is no computer based reservation system so it is sending an email and waiting a few days for a response. It is true that The Colony is across a busy street the noise was barely noticeable. We were half way up the property and the location was perfect. We were near the heated pool which we got to enjoy. The cabin was great! Ours was a kitchen cabin so when you walk in you are in the main living room with the kitchenette and dining table. There was a bedroom off the main living room that even had a walk in closet with a window that we turned into a bedroom for our four year old. There was also a small bathroom off the main living room/kitchenette with a shower. The best part to the cabin was the front deck. This had an awesome view across Frenchman's Bay. The hosts were extremely friendly and provided us a grill and utensils one evening when we wanted to grill mussels and clams. We so enjoyed our stay here and we would definitely come back and stay here next time when we come Mt Desert Island.

Room Tip: Spend the little extra for the Kitchen Cabin and ask to be located further up the property
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

We enjoyed our one nights stay at Hulls Cove. We use any of the amenities. This was basically a place to sleep for us. It is an older motel but fairly well kept. Price was better than the other places. Nice view of Frenchman's Bay. Ate at a lobster pound on the way in to Mount Desert Island.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

While we travel a great deal, we almost never stay in hotels or motels. My partner, niece and I recently spent 4 nights at The Colony while making our yearly trip to bike and run the carriage trails of Acadia and enjoy culinary adventures in Bar Harbor. The cottages are small, but more than sufficient if you don't intend to spend your days inside. The original 1960s furnishings are wonderful. The owners were very accommodating and friendly, making our stay comfortable. I would definitely return to the Colony again.

Room Tip: ask for a cottage or room with a new mattress
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Additional Information about The Colony on Frenchman's Bay

Address: # 20 Rr3, Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor > Hulls Cove
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hulls Cove
Price Range: £73 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Colony on Frenchman's Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 55
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