My husband and I recently spent several days at the Seawall Motel. My sister and her husband had stayed there three times and recommended it. We enjoyed staying on the "quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island, yet it was an easy drive to numerous hiking trails, and the view of the ocean from the motel was wonderful. You could leave your window open and hear the waves crashing on the shore across the street and smell the salt air. As others have said, it's not a fancy place, but it's clean, well-kept, with the "comforts of home" such as cable TV and wi-fi. We could not get cell phone service inside the room, though we could outside. I'm only giving the rooms and sleep quality a "very good" because it's not a posh hotel so does not have the softest of beds or the plushest of towels, but we were not expecting or needing those things - everything was more than adequate and comfortable. It has a great continental breakfast, and the owners are the nicest people - very friendly and helpful. We were looking forward to meeting the infamous Speedbump the cat, and he did not disappoint, as he greets arrivals in the breakfast room every morning. There are many choices of restaurants in nearby Southwest Harbor. If you're looking for a quiet place to stay that is out of the fray of the east side of the island, I highly recommend Seawall Motel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Seawall Motel is located on the quietside of Mount Desert Island in the Southwest Harbor area. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Motel borders the Seawall entrance to Acadia National Park. It adjoins a pine forest and a fresh water pond which provides ample opportunities for birdwatching and scenic photography. The Seawall is a naturally occurring granite, loose boulder and rock seawall with easy shore walks and tide pools to explore. There is a picnic area to watch the waves crash on the rugged shoreline and a spot to watch the sunrise over the Great Cranberry Island. On a clear night, it is one of the best places in the country for stargazing. Just beyond the scenic areas, you'll approach two of the many walking trails of Acadia National Park: Ship Harbor and Wonderland. Each is less than a two-mile hike along the ocean and nature trails. A short drive from these trails is the Bass Harbor Lighthouse that has been guiding mariners with its light since 1858. The dramatic setting, especially at sunset, is a photographer's dream. The Seawall Motel sits directly across from the famed seawall and close proximity to many activities of what the park has to offer. It is a two-story Motel with free Wi-Fi, in-room phones, cable TV and complimentary continental breakfast. These budget-friendly motels has twenty spacious, comfortable, and exquisitely clean rooms with a choice of two-queens or king size beds. A community room is available for all guests to use which includes the vending and ice machine, refrigerator, microwave, and coin-operated laundry machines. The free Island Explorer Shuttle can be accessed from our parking lot for easy travel to restaurants and shops in downtown Southwest Harbor, and to many other locations on the island. Top-rated in TripAdvisor, the Seawall Motel is the perfect place for your Maine vacation! Enjoy the beautiful scenery, the wonderful staff, and freshly brewed coffee ready for you every morning! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seawall Hotel Southwest Harbor
- Seawall Motel Southwest Harbor, Maine