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Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel
Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Motel and Precipice Room”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed in the Motel one night and the Precipice Room for two nights in July (note, if the website says, "Call" about your dates, then they have space, they just have to split you between rooms. Moving between rooms is easy! You put all of your belongings together and they move them for you when your room is ready so you can enjoy Acadia!).

Overall - Clean, comfortable, quiet rooms with kind, knowledgeable staff. The staff recommended awesome restaurants to go to - from sandwiches to pizza to lobster to ice cream (which is really needed because there are a lot of options and each time we used Yelp to select a restaurant on our own, we were disappointed). Nice things to eat, but I felt like they may have been box mixed (the cookies and scones were missing that buttery homemade flavor; the cake and scones had this spongy texture… but I'm a foodie. My kids loved it). The sitting area out front is incredibly comfortable - my girls loved sitting in the swing. They accept kids! Is it expensive in the prime tourist season? You bet, but it is in a beautiful, quiet area that only gets tourists for 4-5 months, so I think of it as the rooms are really half the price, but we pay for a night in the cold winter months to keep the place open (and I'd like to keep this place open!).

The Motel - Clean, comfortable beds, but needs some TLC. The sink counter had a hole in it. The chair had a hole in it. The line to hang wet clothing in the bathroom was broken. That said, it overall really did look nice and it was clean. Fine for our family of 4 - but we only spent sleeping time there - the park is too beautiful to stay in a room! We had a ground floor room - it was comfortable with just the window open.

The Precipice Room - My girls called it "The Princess Room" - beautiful room. Comfortable beds - clean - no holes anywhere. It was plenty of space for our family of 4. We had to bribe my girls with the beach to get them to leave the Princess Room each day. Since it is on the 3rd floor, we had an A/C unit to keep the room comfortable.

Recommendation - put out the little half-and-half containers with the coffee machine in the foyer so we don't have to use powdered creamer.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Stayed in the motel portion for 7 nights. Was very happy with the location, the price value, and the cleanliness. Very comfortable accommodations, and enjoyed our small sitting area outside our room. Very nice grassy area with comfy chairs in front to enjoy an evening chat. We looked at other hotels while in town, and frankly I would stay here again if we shhould ever come back to the area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful 3 night stay (M-Th) last week. Comfortable bed, relaxing environment, clean room and the innkeepers were very helpful when we asked for a few suggestions. We stayed in the Motel part of the inn. Slightly off the beaten path of the main drag of Bar Harbor, which meant it was a peaceful location but very easily accessible by walking to the shore or shopping/dining.

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about the Moseley Cottage Inn! I stayed in the Cadillac Room on the 3rd floor, and its small size was perfect for a solo traveler like me. The baked goods made by Mary and the breakfasts made by Scott were absolutely delicious, and Darlene, the housekeeper, kept my room spotless. (Not a speck of dust anywhere.) Scott and Pam (the owners) are warm, friendly, and full of tips and recommendations for Bar Harbor. The Moseley Cottage Inn certainly deserves the awards it has received!

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Breakfasts very, very good, (dont change the recipe for bleuberry scones) linen et bed very confortables, very good location and espacially super clean rooms! We return next year for sure and we will stay longer!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

we also stayed in the motel for 3 nights with our 2 teens. They enjoyed the free wifi. We liked the closeness to breakfast places, restaurants, shopping and the bus to the acadia park. If you bring bikes you can just bike into the centre of town in 2 minutes to get the shuttle into the park. Also, in July there is not a lot of parking so it is great to be able to walk everywhere. If is also close to a laundry mat for those of you on longer trips.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

This place is VERY conveniently located to both the main street shopping and the beautiful shore walk. We stayed in the town motel portion of the Moseley. It is old. It is like traveling in the 1950s. But it is wonderful. The maid was very nice and specifically asked us if there was anything she could get for us. Then, when we mentioned that we would like to make the room a little cooler she actually took action and that night the room was much cooler. (perfect for me and a little cool for my wife-just like home). The gentleman that checked us in was very informative about the best places to go in Acadia to get some great pictures. Because it was like an old 50's motel there were several places outside for our group of eight to gather and socialize into the evenings and for coffee and snacks in the morning. We really liked our accommodations here and would recommend it to anyone. If we are ever fortunate enough to return to Bah Hahbah we will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: I am sure the rooms in the Cottage Inn would be nice. But I really liked the ability to back my car...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel

Property: Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel
Address: 12 Atlantic Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1704
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a quiet side street in downtown Bar Harbor, the Moseley Cottage Inn & Town Motel have welcomed visitors for many years. Built in 1884, this charming Victorian bed and breakfast inn offers a private haven off the beaten path. The Victorian Inn maintains a sense of history with original fireplaces, private balconies, gleaming hardwood floors. The Inn rooms are tastefully decorated with antiques and updated fine linens, Turkish towels, Sterns and Foster Beds and WiFi throughout. A delicious full breakfast is included with the Inn. Motel guests are welcome for breakfast for an additional charge. WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV, mini frigs, hair dryers, self serve coffee/tea and afternoon cookies are some of the amenities to enjoy while your stay in the Inn and Motel. The In-Town Location and friendly local staff all make this a most memorable and wonderful experience for you and your family. ... more   less 
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