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Bar Harbor Motel
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Rothesay, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Great setting, clean rooms and a great pool. We arrived early and were able to check in. We parked and took the free shuttle in to Bar Harbor which is a great option and the shuttle comes right to the front of the motel. Complimentary breakfast was good and the motel was very quiet at night which was nice.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We checked Trip Advisor for this choice. I'm not sure where the negative reviews are coming from, but this is a campus of single story buildings in a green, semi-wooded setting, with a variety of room accomodations. Having seen photos of the property, we asked online for a room away from the road, but we were initially booked into the very closest room to the road! When we pointed this out at check-in, they immediately offered other rooms away from the road, and upgraded us to a two bedroom unit. Our room was very clean and comfortable, even if a little dated. The heated pool is a bonus, as is the laundry room. We passed on the continental breakfast.

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Patricia P, General Manager at Bar Harbor Motel, responded to this review, 27 July 2012
Thank you, so very much for your great review, It is so helpfull for future guests to hear all views.
We are working hard every day, to insure that every guest has a wonderful stay with us.

So from all of us,
Thanks, for staying with us, we hope to see you again,

Pat Parks GM
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harpswell maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We booked a kingsize bed ..but got it in a VERY small room...it was all bed!!!
We got in late on friday and were bumping into everything from the time we arrived .Bathroom was the size of a big closet..not good for two good size people!!
Told the innkeeper and she immediately remedied the situation as she herself was not happy with the layout of that room. We were put in a double queen and the unit and bath were spacious and clean. We love this motel because its extremely clean ,comfortable, convient to the free bus to downtown Bar Harbor that runs every 15 min.and quiet!! We come every year for a few days and didnt even know these small rooms existed behind the bigger front units. We are big (tall) people... so if you are not, then these back room would be fine for you as they face the woods are more private(and even more quiet than the rest)

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Cambridge, Canada
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Great Place tp stay..I arrived late so went upstairs. Rooms very clean, reasonable. They also have little cotages and a great BBQ that anyone can use..Its propane..Small contenental breakfast in the AM. Should open earlier..no biggy there...
Motorcycle friendly too.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2012

I booked this motel after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. When I booked in April, the reviews were glowing. When I checked back shortly before checking in, there were some awful reviews, and that made me nervous. I am happy to say that our experience was of the good kind. Great in fact. The room was very large with nicely appointed furniture and amenities. The beds were very comfy and we all slept great. We had the a/c on as it was hot, and we heard no noise from neighboring rooms. The water pressure in the shower was great, and there was always plenty of hot water. The front desk staff was extremely pleasant and very accommodating. The Island Explorer bus stop was right in front of the motel and was a pleasant treat. We took the bus downtown each night for dinner, and didn't have to worry about parking. The carriage trails can be accessed from the back of the property (albeit a little walk, but hey, we're not a lazy bunch). The bike storage was an added bonus, as we brought our bicycles and didn't have to worry about what to do with them while we were not using them. All in all, I would highly recommend this motel.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2012

We were looking for a reasonable, clean, comfortable place for a short visit to Bar Harbor, Maine and this motel was exactly what we were looking for. We found this motel to be well kept and very conveneint to park and Frenchman's Bay. This is a great find.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We booked this motel for four nights during 4th of July week, and paid a PREMIUM rate-$205 a night! I thought for that much money, I would find awaiting for my family a wonderful and relaxing experience. I have never visited Bar Harbor and chose this motel based on reviews, and wished I had done more fact checking. We booked a two-bedroom unit for our family of five. The back room had a musty smell, that never went away, even with opening the windows for fresh air. The bathtub needed a good cleaning with bleach, the towels were thin and small and the bed linens looked to be several years old, and the icky polyester type that gather nothing but germs. During our stay, our carpet was maybe vacuumed once, and the carpet itself was dingy. We always walk around with socks on staying in hotels and they were filthy by the end of the day.

The staff was friendly when we had problems with the laundry facilities, but that was our only interaction with them. The internet service was incredibly weak-it would only work if you using a laptop on the table by the window.

I am giving an ok review because the pool was clean and heated and my kids enjoyed that. It was quiet, but I would not recommend this property. It was way overpriced, and there was no view of the ocean or anything from our room other than the parking lot. We did not even try the breakfast-it never looked appetizing.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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