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“Great location and clean” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of ANCHORAGE MOTEL

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ANCHORAGE MOTEL
Ranked #36 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Sidney, Maine
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115 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great location and clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

For $119/night, this was great. If you just want a place to sleep that is walking distance to downtown and you won't be spending a lot of time in the room this is a great home base. Our room was very clean. The beds were very comfortable. It's an old fashioned motel but if you go into it knowing that, then I think you'll have a great time.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jessica G
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

Was given a smoking room and not told up front. Since this was the only room available, I tried to stomach it for a night, but after finding the floor more comfortable than the bed, decided to cancel the 3-night booking the next morning. Per their cancellation policy, they charged an extra night. If they did not have such a poor policy, I would rank it 3 stars in terms of value for price. The location is nice, but pretty meager accommodations. The bathroom was clean, I'll give it that. Washing the smoke smell out of my clothes now up the street in the Atlantic Eyrie in a plush, fully-stocked suite for not much more and feel much more like I'm on vacation now.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Nothing fancy here, but it's clean and pleasant and has everything you need. Perfect location, on a quiet, treelined part of Mt. Desert St. a couple blocks from Main St. Easy walk to most of the great restaurants and to the harbor. It's two stories, outside corridors, no elevator. Basic furniture, basic bathroom, but everything is in OK shape. My rate was $79 (in June, not quite the height of the season).

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

Stayed here late June 2012 for 5 nights and found the rooms to be just fine. Carpets were fairly new and easy walk to center of town. Great value for bar harbor.

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Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Mexico City, Mexico
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55 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

I first stayed in this motel in 1979 (I believe the nightly rate back then was $17). I have stayed at this property at least 10 times since. Since my stay is just one night, the no frills aspect of the motel doesn't bother me at all. It has all the basics, shower (although you need to bring your own shampoo), TV, heating and AC and the bed is fine. You are a five minute walk to Main Street and all the restaurants and souvenir shops so when you go out for dinner you leave your car parked at the property and walk. If your stay in Bar Harbor is multiple nights, you might want to consider staying somewhere else. Most people staying one or two nights should have no issue with this place.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mark A
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Napa, California
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133 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

I really hate to give bad reviews but unfortunately this time I have too. First, the person that checked us in was great. He answered all of our questions on Acadia, places to eat, etc. But it stops there. The room was awful. The beds were hard with very old linens. The bathroom was tiny, looked dirty, and except for soap had offered nothing else. The towels were the thinnest and smallest I have ever seen in a hotel. In addition, after opening up my small "bath" towel discovered that it was completely stained with something red. It may have been washed but with these stains imbedded should have not been put out for a paying customer to use.

Don't expect anything like a coffee maker, shampoo, or even Kleenex. I still can't get over what they are charging for rooms and they can't update them a bit. The rooms were dingy, dark, and in desperate need of an update.

As frugal as I am, this is one hotel that I would definitely pay the extra money and go elsewhere. The only other positive thing I can say about it is that it's within walking distance of downtown.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank WorldWanderer99
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

Stayed 1 nite knowing there would be no frills, but had the circuit breaker trip 3 times while drying my hair - front desk suggested I "stick my head out the window". Clearly outdated wiring - multiple rooms sharing circuits according to the desk. Couldn't reach a manager by phone, front desk person wouldn't even give his name. Not only are there no amenities, there may be a safety issue. Only good feature is being able to walk around town.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Linda P
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Additional Information about ANCHORAGE MOTEL

Property: ANCHORAGE MOTEL
Address: 51 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1327
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — ANCHORAGE MOTEL 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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