The key word I looked for in other reviews was "clean", and this unit certainly was. I got room 49 in the one story second unit, which is the farthest away from the side street, and made for easy parking by the door. Entering, you see a sink with mirror, bench for your suitcase, a large mini-fridge, coffee maker (reg. coffee only) ,desk with drawers, small flat screen TV, and sliding door onto the porch. The room was large with an extra table and 2 chairs, and 2 double beds with night stand. A handy light switch panel and labeled on the wall between the beds. The bathroom had a small sink with storage under it or on the window sill. The tub had great pressure, although the non-skid strips were starting to come up, and a heater for cool mornings.
It was great having 2 sinks when getting ready in the morning. My only gripe was that the hot water had to make a long journey to the sink. I ended up turning on the tub for a while to get it there faster.
The AC unit is located low in the wall (odd). Had to move a chair to remove blockage. Luckily we didn't have to use it at night thanks to the ceiling fan.
A big ice machine is also available in the middle of the building.
By the way, their water tastes great, so simply refill your plastic water bottles, pop in the fridge, and you're set.
There is a side street next to the property where the free shuttle bus drives into downtown Bar Harbor. You need only walk to the end of the motel parking lot and flag them down when they drive by. You don't want to try to find a parking spot in town. Virtually impossible, plus most areas have a 2-3 hr. maximum. This is especially helpful if you go on a whale watch tour, etc.
The porch was nice in the morning and evening. Unfortunately the trees have grown up in front of the building, so the view is pretty limited.
The staff was friendly and answered questions about the bus and town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edenbrook Motel is a family run business since we opened in 1953. Our modest rooms in the 1st and 3rd are updated and accommodating families, and with a covered porch. The 2nd and 4th rooms are modern and very up-to-date with balconies and top floor of the 4th has views of Frenchman's Bay. This is reflected in the prices. We welcome reviews from all our guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edenbrook Hotel Bar Harbor
- Edenbrook Motel Bar Harbor, Maine