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“Great location, quiet rooms, friendly service”
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Bar Harbor Motel
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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“Great location, quiet rooms, friendly service”
Reviewed 16 August 2011

This motel has changed our opinion with regard to motels. It was clean and quiet with spacious, recently remodeled rooms. The two bedroom units actually had two doors separating them with the bathroom in between, providing privacy, excellent for multi-generational families staying here.

All rooms have refrigerators, but no microwaves as they are very clear that cooking is not permitted in the rooms. The lobby has an extensive selection of menus to assist you in dining choices, plus there are a couple of restaurants within a two minute walk. Some units actually back up to the park, with access to hiking trails. The desk staff will provide a map for you. The playground is actually just a small play set, but works for smaller children. The pool is nice and was never crowded when we were there.

The Island Explorer shuttle stops at the motel and it's a short ride to town. This is an excellent alternative to driving since parking in Bar Harbor can be challenging. If you choose to walk, it's probably about a mile into town.

We would certainly stay here again if we return to Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

The Bar Harbor Motel was a great value. We stayed for five nights and were very satisfied with our accommodations. We had a two room suite, so the kids had their own beds, dressers and tv, which thrilled them to no end, and as parents, we were thankful for a little kid free privacy. The rooms were clean, modern, and well maintained, and we had a fridge. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The lobby was spacious, yet warm, cozy, and inviting at the same time. They offered coffee all day, and juice in the morning. The kids really loved the outdoor pool, and as advertised, was actually heated. I've been to places that have claimed that and it wasn't the case, but not here. I made use of the walking trails behind the resort that connect with Acadia. A convenient shuttle bus, shared with other hotels, was a handy way to get to downtown and connect with other tour busses. It could be very crowded getting back at night, but that was to be expected, and not the motel's responsibility. The motel has no restaurant, but it is in convenient proximity to a plethora of dining. While it's not a significant detail, I simply loved the motel's colorful logo. I looked forward to seeing it every time I pulled into the motel driveway. Next time I come to Acadia, I'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Morristown, New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Booked a three-day stay here based on reviews at Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. It was a great value. The motel has small buildings that have three hotel rooms each. Our family room was spacious and clean and the free wi-fi was nice.

Not many style points (this isn't the Waldorf) but your there to see Acadia and Bar Harbor!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

This motel was clean, reasonable (great to have two bedrooms--one for the kids), and only a mile from Acadia entrance. I would definitely stay here again when I come back to Bar Harbor. There is a heated pool and playground for the kids. The lobby offers games/toys, juice in morning and coffee, tea and hot chocolate all day long! Rooms have small refrigerators.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2011

Room was clean. The location is great with a bike barn near the pool and immediate access to Acadia park bike trails just above the motel. Rates were decent. Front desk staff great. In short, I can't picture other hotels in the area being better if your goal is a family trip.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Friendly staff, from check-in and throughout our stay. Quiet location with easy access to town via the frequent bus service which we used every day. Rooms clean and spacious. Trail connects to carriage roads for hiking and biking (though we didn't see the deer and her babies!). Swimming pool was a great success with the kids. Free coffee/tea/hot choc all day and juice in the mornings much appreciated too. We'll certainly be back when we visit Bar Harbor again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2011

What a great find!!! Loved the clean, crisp family presentation of this little motel! The grounds were well maintained, rooms well maintianed, reception area manned by sweet folks and had very welcomed coffee and juice in the mornings!! Staff always eager to help guests And with a bus stop right out front w/ free fabulous Park Service bus..you are off to anywhere and no car needed on the entire island, if you prefer!
Had req'd a quiet end room as units are in quads as well as king if any cancellations on those. They weren't able to do the king, but placed us in a very quiet end room towards back of property. Motel is very family oriented, although it was just hubby and I, that's fine too!
There was a lovely heated pool located near check in area and I noticed a laundry room for those who needed

On top of all that..a bike shed to store the rented bikes each nite and most days we set off on a trail at back of property right into the heart of Acadia NP and their wonderful quiet, cinder Carriage trails! 5-8 mins max to reach Carriage trail entrance.
If you got to tired after long day or as we found after a wonderful meal at Jordan Pond House in heart of NP, we tossed bikes on front of bus at that stop and rode back for free...you do have to change buses in Town Greene of Bar Harbor, but no delays..ever!
Staff hit homeruns with local..hole in the wall..joints we wanted to eat at! Sent us to Thurstans Lobsters down island in Bernard, ME..20 min drive or bus access. Picturesque family run joint on a beautiful harbor full of lobster boats at sunset. Couldn't ask for anything more! Second nite I was hungry for italian and both ladies at the front desk replied same place..Mama Dimatteos. yu-m-mm italian and seafood! And a staff breakfast reccommendation in Ellsworth, ME on our way outta town was spot on too! We will stay here again in a heartbeat!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Bar Harbor Motel
Address: 100 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1106
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#3 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Bar Harbor Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
84 Ground level rooms spaced amid 14 acres of lawn and trees. Featuring 2-Bedroom Family units for up to 6 people or rooms with 1 King or 2 Queen beds. All rooms feature full bath, A/C, mini refrigerators, irons, hairdryers, free in room high speed internet and all non-Smoking. Free continental breakfast. Free enclosed bicycle locker. Direct Trail access to Acadia National Park. ... more   less 
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