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Highbrook Motel
Ranked #2 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Quaint and quiet-”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This place made us smile! It was a step out of the chain type hotels and the resort mentality. We weren't sure about the motel set up but decided to give it a go. It was easy to find, and the front desk was very helpful. Our room was a bit retro-but that's part of it's charm. It was immaculately clean, and the room was super quiet to outside foot traffic and adjacent room noise that is all to common in the hotels we've stayed. Spacious and comfortable- it fit everything that we needed. Their continental breakfast was as good as any, and it was a 10 minute walk into town, (but it's an easy walk, with a sidewalk the entire way). We used this option a few times as parking in Bar Harbor was a bit hard to find in the afternoon and around dinner time. They are also the Acadia Park shuttle route, which seems convenient if it's a service that would be needed. Overall we were very happy with our stay and if we were to go back, we'd pick this place again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mount Waverley, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

We stayed at Highbrook Motel for 2 nights mainly to look at Acadia National Park but this was closed because of the government money problems, which originally forced us to cancel our original reservation because we were not sure if the border crossing would be open. Once we crossed the border we phoned the motel and Adam made sure we got a room which was still excellent value.
This family motel is within an easy walk to the main shopping area of Bar Harbor with good restaurants and very good wine. The "gab & go" breakfast is also very sufficient to start off the day. The motel might be old style but it is clean and very quite for a good night sleep.
Kaye & Neil - Australia

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Midlands
Level 6 Contributor
268 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

This is a family run motel and it shows through the care they take to provide very comfortable accommodation and great service. We stayed in the annex building which is a little further up the hill. The suite was large, clean and very well equipped. Being away from the main road mean we got a good nights sleep with not disturbance for noise.

Having to walk down to the main reception to collect our Grab and Go breakfast was not a problem, there is plenty of choice and containers to carry the food and drinks.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sunriver, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

This CLEAN, quiet, old style motel was perfect for our 3 day visit to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The family run motel is a real jewel. Our ONLY recommendation is that the towels could be upgraded, but we'd return anyway!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Bar Harbor was the last stop for us on a 9 day visit through New England, and the Highbrook Motel was the perfect ending to our vacation. It was very comfortable, quaint, clean, and we experienced extremely gracious hospitality. The Motel is very close to downtown and Acadia National Park. It was a perfect ending to our vacation. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Jimmy S
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eastern US
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I stayed here for three nights in late september while running the trails in Acadia National Park. The Highbrook is not as fancy or upscale as some of the the other places, and the room I stayed in was a bit dated, but otherwise it was a great place. Clean rooms, and free internet and parking. A free, light breakfast. The Highbrook is close to town, so you can take a shuttle, take a long walk, or a short drive and be in Bar Harbor. There is also a stop for the Island Explorer right outside the motel, which is also very convenient. The rates for the Highbrook are also very reasonable. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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San Dimas, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

The Highbrook Motel was our choice because, wherever we live or go, we try to support excellent mom and pop, family-run businesses. Located on a hillside, this place had an old fashion charm with a front open porch and was absolutely immaculate inside and outside. Our room was cozy with very comfortable beds. They offered an excellent complimentary breakfast that we could take back to our room or pack in a paper carton for the road. Because Acadia National Park was closed due to the Federal Government shutdown, the friendly motel staff directed us to alternative scenic drives.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Highbrook Motel

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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