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“Basic Hotel, very basic.”
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ANCHORAGE MOTEL
Ranked #38 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Madison, WI
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Basic Hotel, very basic.”
Reviewed 29 November 2009

A budget hotel through and through. In Bar Harbor, B&B are prolific, but the Anchorage harkens to a 1950's roadside motel w/ motor court. The decor is 1960's with paneling. However, you get what you pay for $60. So it is expected. They take pets and you can rent a fridge. It is a five minute walk from the downtown area so it has pluses on those fronts.

But note, the walls are paper thin. During our week long stay numerous tour groups arrived en masse (seniors, bikers, hikers) and for the most part it was fine, but with high school student we had to complain twice.

If you are on a budget, this is the on. But request a second floor room.

Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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New York State
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2009

We found the room clean, with no frills, but adequate. Good location, within walking distance to down town, the pier, restaurants, and shops. Plenty of parking.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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cape cod ma
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2009

We got a great deal with a military discount and saved a ton compared to other hotels in the area.... still I'm not able to give this place a great review. Firstly, the walls are paper thin - I heard EVERYTHING going on in surrounding rooms. The only way I got any sleep was the great idea I had to yell at my sister to turn down the TV so I could hear the neighbors better (that shut them all up!). The decor is horribly outdated and a little grungy. The bathroom was gross, I found a pubic hair on the shower curtain and no little shampoo bottles were provided (just hand soap). Still the man at the desk was very friendly and helpful and the room served it's purpose as a place to sleep before we spent all day driving around Acadia NP. It's also close to downtown bar harbor and we were able to walk to dinner which was nice.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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NJ
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2009

First room was musty. They gave us a second room and it had a huge puddle of something on the dresser.....room obviously not cleaned recently. Very old bedding. Unfriendly staff including "owners son". Guy in the office laughed at us when we asked for a crib for the baby. Said they don't have them. Owners son showed up with a playpen. Place too dirty to stay.....we left....they charged our credit card even though we signed nothing. Save your money......for $26 more we stayed at the Holiday Inn Regency ocean front!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Travellers are raving about these Bar Harbor hotels

New Brunswick
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2009

My Husband and myself have been going to Bar Harbor for over 20 years. We always stay at the Anchorage Motel. The Location is a perfect walking distance from all of the shops and restaurants. The owner and staff are very pleasent, friendly and helpful. Its a no frills Motel, nothing fancy. The price is good. The rooms are very clean. It is a wonderful place to meet travellers from all around the world. We enjoy staying there very much. We have no plans to ever stay anyplace else.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Jackson, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2009

This motel had a great location! Close to everything in town. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I really enjoyed my stay. My wife and I had a romantic getaway and this was a great value. Clean rooms, cute decorations; a little gem this friendly place is.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2009

Be aware of the rate they quote on phone and what they charge on your credit card. We were quoted a rate of $109 per night but the motel charged our credit card $127. Charge slip was not signed by us nor was the receipt given at the time of check out. When we brought this to hotel's attention, they refused to honor their commintment. The only reception staff was MOST UNFRIENDLY

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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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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