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Highbrook Motel
Ranked #3 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Hamden, Connecticut
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“cleanest hotel I've ever seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

ALL of the bathroom was spotless - positively gleaming!

The air-conditioned room was large and included a refrigerator with freezer compartment, a desk with chair, a table with two comfy upholstered chairs, flat screen TV and two suitcase caddies. The bed ws comfy. Outside all of the rooms was a common porch with two chairs and a small table in front of each room. While the place is old, it was clean and comfortable and everything was in working order. Parking was ample. Location was great - 1.2 miles to the furthest end of Bar Harbor.

The complimentary breakfast was more than satisfactory. It included yummy blueberry muffins, plain and raisan bagels, a variety of yogurts, whole fruit (banana, apple, orange), instant oatmeal (choice of raisan or maple & brown sugar), some juices (orange and others), hard-boiled eggs, and excellent coffees (decaf and regular) and tea.

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay. Thinking hard, the biggest negative I can come up with was that the bathroom didn't have a lot of room for toiletries.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

I did quite a bit of research on hotels and motels in Bar Harbor before booking our trip. I read numerous reviews and decided that the family owned Highbrook was just what we wanted. We stayed in the upper rooms which were extremely quiet. We have stayed in very expensive hotels where the rooms were smaller. The room was spotless, the beds and chairs were extremely comfortable and the service was excellent. Every member of the Highbrook family was extremely courteous and helpful. The blueberry muffins from the continental "grab and go breakfast" are a must! I checked prices of neighboring motels and all were higher, some by $75 or more per night. We loved Bar Harbor (our first visit) and will definitely plan to return and we will stay at the Highbrook. It is a small motel with approximately 27 rooms. Loved the personal service!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Colorado Springs, CO
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

This was a nice, clean, well- maintained, and attractive motel. The staff were friendly and helpful. It was in a good locatiion between town and Acadia. It was a very good value for the money and I would gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Brunswick, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

We recently stayed at the Highbrook Motel in Bar Harbor Maine and were very pleased with the accomodations.The room was spotless and large enough for the three of us with room to spare.The sink area outside the bathroom came in handy when we were all getting ready to head out for the day and the mini frig was great to have for keeping water and friut nice and cold.The beds were comfy and the area was very quiet. The free shuttle bus was very convenient as parking downtown can be hit or miss (mostly miss),Beautiful area-Acadia National Park was beautiful,especially the view from Cadillac Mountain and we did a 2 hour nature cruise on Frenchman's Bay which everyone loved.The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was lack of a pool which would have been nice. We would not hesitate to stay there again,

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Westport, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

Motel staff was very helpful. It was located out of the very hectic downtown core but a quick drive back to town for evening activities. The room was somewhat dated with its mint green paint but smelled clean , fresh and was roomy. The morning take and go breakfasts offered variety and we enjoyed eating on the deck outside our room. The motels wifi was easy to access and was reliable.
When in Bar Harbour, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

The overall experience was excellent! Location is very convenient and easy access to the Acadia Park and the setting is very pretty on a quiet street amidst a lot of greenery! Staff are very helpful and polite! Room spotless and fresh to receive guests..quite spacious..Breakfast can be enhanced w/additions like a fruit option and/or cereal! will make it more wholesome! Overall, a very good value for the money and one I would certainly like to return to and recommend to my friends/family.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

We had a great stay in a very clean, spacious, and comfortable room. We chose a "deluxe room" which was in the upper property. It was quiet, with a nice porch area for sitting outside. The charge was $159 for the room and given the many overcrowded, less appealing, noisy hotels on the way. The Highbrook was truly a gem. What a great road trip motel!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Highbrook Motel
Address: 94 Eden St, Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1123
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
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Highbrook Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Highbrook Motel rests on a 3 acre hillside, 1 mile from Downtown Bar Harbor. We are 1 mile from Acadia National Park. You can catch a free seasonal shuttle to town from the motel between 7am-10pm. All rooms are smoke-free and feature A/C, coffee makers, and Wi-Fi. All rooms have refrigerators and we offer complimentary coffee and tea all day. Our "Grab & Go" continental breakfast is also available each morning from 7am-10am. ... more   less 
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