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Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel
Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Great place to stay in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We stayed in a motel room for several days. The room was clean and comfortable and right in the heart of Bar Harbor...close to shops, restaurants and the Shore Path. We would definitely choose to stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We loved Bar Harbor and our stay at Moseley Cottage Inn! The room was perfect and the location is the best. We looked forward to our morning and evening walks to the harbor! The owners and their staff were so nice! We recommend this Inn highly. The breakfasts are delicious, too! Thanks again!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the motel. The room was very clean and the king size bed comfortable. The motel is within walking distance of many shops restaurants and the harbour. I had knee replacement surgery and had no difficulty. The only comment I would ask any hotel proprietor "if you put a grab bar in the tub and shower, why not put in a toilet that is ADA height?"

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I was hesitant to book this Inn and the Cadillac room after reading reviews that the rooms were super small and seeing on the Inns website that "what you see is what you get!" That said, we had a wonderful stay at this Inn and enjoyed the Cadillac room. Yes, it is small but they have made the room feel cozy and warm. My husband is 6'4 and we had no trouble sharing this room together as a couple (queen bed) and our luggage.

The bathroom in our room was especially great with an updated shower, GREAT water pressue and extra towels and toiletries already provided. Don't let the old fashioned toilet scare you! :)

We also enjoyed the breakfast at the Inn in the morning and loved the close proximity to Bar Harbor's center; we could park our car at the Inn and walk everywhere including walking to the shuttle for Acadia and all restaurants. When we checked in we were greeted warmly by a knowledgeable staff on what to see and do around town and Acadia who gave us maps to use for the park and the town.

We would absolutely stay here again and plan on returning to Acadia soon. We would have extended our stay at the Inn had it not been sold out. Great deal for this charming spot!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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east hampton, new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This was our 5th year returning to Moseley. Each year we extend our visit because we hate leaving! We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to see all of the sprucing up they did over the winter. Fresh paint, new balconies, new mattresses and more. We always stay in the motel which is great value, just steps from Main Street in Bar Harbor, yet quiet and cozy. The absolute best part of Moseley are the owners. Pam knows her stuff! She has never guided us wrong whether we are asking about hiking trails, restaurants, biking trips or any activity that Bar Harbor offers. The entire staff is friendly and very accommodating. We are already planning our trip back next year!

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I read many glowing reviews about the B&B/Motel and I thought that for the money it was a great option for staying just off Main Street in Bar Harbor.

Its difficult to keep the reviews separate however because I believe the guest that stay in the main house have a much different experience than the guests that stay in the motel.

Nonetheless, our room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the Kuerig coffee maker in the room was a nice touch. I guess my favorite part of the room was just having the wicker chairs outside the door to sit in and watch the world go by in the mornings and evenings - although being off of main street, your view is primarily other houses.

Just a few feet away on the corner is sandwich place that sells soft serve ice cream, and of course the heart of Bar Harbor is just a couple of blocks away, so if you can live without a view of the water, or a pool - then this motel (or if you prefer the more expensive B&B section) would probably serve you well.

WiFi is good and TV has many channels -but you're in Bar Harbor and shouldn't care about those things.

One last thing - I wouldn't say the walls in the motel section are soundproof. If you particular about that sort of thing, you may not like it

Room Tip: I don't think any room is much better than the other in the motel section, but you can park your...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

The location of the place is great and the room is spacious and nice but not really great value for money and it lacks of hospitality. The gentlemen that checking us in does not even friendly nor helpful. I need to go to toilet after check out, the lady said they don't have toilet for public so need to run to restaurant nearby.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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moseleysays, Owner at Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Please accept our apologies for not being welcomed in the manner in which you had expected. We try hard to be helpful to everyone.We can't explain why it happened but hopefully it's the last time someone has to feel that way.As far as the public bathroom goes we do not have one and do not plan to have one in the future.We are sorry for any inconveience this may have caused you.
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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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