I cannot speak for the motel but the cottages are nicely done. The view is fantastic and at low tide you can go out to the rock and pull in sun starts 8 to 10 inches in diameter. The children (5 and 10) loved that as much as hiking.
Being 10 minutes from the visitor's center to Acadia and 15 from Bar Harbor, it puts you right in the action of the best summer park on the east coast (I have not been to the west so I cannot speak to that), but not the crowds. As an island surrounded by 50 degree water, the mainland was at 98 and humid while I have pictures of the kids wearing fleece jackets in the early morning on the back deck. PERFECT.
With a full kitchen, you can make your own meals and we were in the larger cottage which sleeps six, with a dining room/living room/bedroom combo. It used to be where they unloaded boats for Bar Harbor (the water wheel is still over your head). It is however, a cottage.
Service is top notch. As an example, A "native" critter managed to make it the door. In minutes, the _owners_ were at the cottage, and pulled all the furniture out and did a hard target search. They even pulled all the dishes out and cleaned them again, including the cupboards just in case it _might_ have been there. The owner then stopped by daily just to be sure everything was perfect.
I am a seasoned road warrior and upscale hotels could learn a lesson here - Customer satisfaction is action based, not PR. This is a great family spot for us and we plan to make it an annual destination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Bar Harbor, Edgewater Motel and Cottages is an all waterfront property with many treasures. Only 2.5 miles from the entrance to Acadia National Park and just enough outside downtown Bar Harbor, allows easy accessibility to all points on Mount Desert Island. Our waterfront cottages, motel, and suites are all beautifully positioned on our private pebble beach nestled on a cove, offering much quiet and serenity after a long day of activity. Each of the selected accommodations are upscale-casual, warm, and inviting. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edgewater Motel And Cottages Hotel Bar Harbor
- Edgewater Hotel Bar Harbor
- Edgewater Motel Bar Harbor
- Edgewater Motel & Cottages Bar Harbor, Maine