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“A lovely, memorable stay”
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Bar Harbor Motel
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“A lovely, memorable stay”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

This past August I took a road trip with my 10-year old daughter from Booklyn NY to Acadia National Park. The Bar Harbor Motel was recommended highly in a guide book and we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The rooms were clean and cozy and situated back off the road and bordered by woods in the back. One morning right outside our door we saw a deer grazing at the edge the forest.

Our room had a shared patio where I was able to roll out a mat and do some yoga out in the crisp, fresh morning air. And we were delighted to discover that the property is situated right next to a trail that leads onto Acadia National Park Carriage Roads. We had our bikes with us and were able to walk right out our door and be on the trail in minutes.

We enjoyed the heated pool, too. It was the perfect way to wind down after hiking and biking. There were lots of other families and kids there and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed.

The staff were friendly and welcoming and very helpful in providing information about how to get around. The free loop bus stops right in front of the motel and it takes just a few mintues from there to downtown Bar Harbor to connect with other loop buses and restaurants and shops, etc.

All in all it was a lovely, memorable stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Stayed over labor day weekend. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the trail to Acadia that is in the back of the property. Staff was friendly. Excellent breakfast. The motel is too far to walk into town but a free bus is available. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Loved our stay at Bar Harbor Motel and it was the perfect spot for a mother-daughter trip to Bar Harbor. The location was perfect - minutes by car from the entrance to Acadia National Park (we spent most of our time in the park) and minutes by car to downtown Bar Harbor. We were looking forward to the shuttle bus but upon realizing the last run from downtown was at 8:15pm (the new fall hours had just taken into effect) we opted for taking the car downtown instead. Parking wasn't as bad as we'd read online - that said, it was September and I imagine it's much worse in the summer. Rooms were very clean (LOVED the heater in the bathroom! It was great after a long day in the park combined with a hot shower) and while wi-fi was spotty as other reviewers had said, it did work well on the patio and was better in the early morning (I suppose when less people were online). As a publicist - reliable wi-fi is a must for me even when on vacation but it wasn't entirely unreliable and it worked great in the breakfast room! Yes - the breakfast! Wonderful! And we really appreciated that it started at 6:30am so we could get an early start on our day! Would definitely recommend Bar Harbor Motel to anyone and would stay there again in a heartbeat! Staff were personable and helpful and housekeeping staff we encountered were also as friendly as can be :)

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Bar Harbor Motel. Breakfast was quick and ample, rooms were clean and enjoyable, people at the front desk were friendly and helpful.............. We especially liked being so close to the trail. We definitely would come back on our next trip to Bar Harbor!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

The people who worked at the motel were friendly and helpful. I would suggest that people take advantage of the free bus to go into Bar Harbor - it is too far to walk and parking in the village is terrible. The setting was pretty and for people who like to bike and hike it is great. I would ask to stay in the back of the property if I were to go back because it is more picturesque.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dayton, OH
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. A great location to visit Bar Harbor by using the free bus shuttle or a short walk into Acadia National Park via a short walk on a trail at the back of the property. Staff very helpful regarding informatoin on restaurants and area activities.

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Portland ME
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This motel was very family friendly. They had a heated pool that was really warm and a small playground. The people at the desk went out of their way to help and make you feel at home. The rooms were outdated and on the darker side but they were clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast was OK they had muffins but no way to heat them up which would have improved the breakfast. We went to bike on the carriage trails and it was great that the motel had a connector trail. I would stay there again especially since we didn't spend much time in the room.

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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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