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“Best value in Bar Harbor”
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High Seas Motel
Ranked #22 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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bangor, me
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Best value in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We tend to look for clean and comfortable accomodations so we have more to spend on food and entertainment. This place is right up our alley. The grounds and lobby area are beautiful. Clearly they expend a lot of effort keeping everything in tip top shape.

The owners were very friendly and super helpful. Every question or request we had was met with a smile. They were even able to recomend a place to eat and it was very good.

Obviously there are fancier places on MDI but if you want a clean and comfortable motel a couple minutes from downtown that doesn't eat up your whole budget, this is it. There is a reason this place fills up fast. Now you're in on the secret too.


Book it! You (and your wallet) will thank me later.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

A good place to stay very convenient to Bar Harbor. When we first arrived Rich was very helpful in making suggestions about places to eat and see. Rates near the town are higher than the surrounding area, so we bit the bullet, mostly because we reserved at the last minute. It was a little high, though, for what you get. It's a no-frills motel, so $148 a night is steep. We also needed to air out the room when we arrived due to the mustiness but it cleared up within a day. The pool is in great shape and my daughter enjoyed it. The beds were great! Fairly new Sertas. Coffee in the morning was nice. Not particularly good coffee, but nice that it was there. A good place to stay, but you can spend a bit more in town and get a lot more. We're actually looking forward to staying near Winter Harbor our next visit. It's quiet, beautiful, less expensive, and near enough to MDI.

Room Tip: Our room (21) was in the rear building and we never heard traffic noise.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Lebanon
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

In Bar Harbor for the birth of my first grandchild and it was after 8pm at the end of July. Luckily they had a room available and I will stay there again. Very clean and well-maintained, it is obvious the owners take good care of the motel. While it wasn't sleek and modern like the chains, it was comfortable and had everything I needed including wifi. Was the best price I could find in the area, too. Not that far out of Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed two nights in this motel in July 2013. We got into Bar Harbor late, and we were happy that the front desk was staffed so late as some of the neighbouring motels were closed.
It was clean and the staff were friendly. It was a bit of a drive into Bar Harbor, but it was worth it for the price.
It looked like some of the rooms were being updated and worked on.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barre, Vermont
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

It's very clean and comfortable and owners Rich and Kelly couldn't be more friendly and helpful.
We have been coming to Bar harbor for 15 years now and stayed at several different motels, but now High Seas is our go to place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston,MA
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stayed at High Seas Motel for 2 days over a very rainy Memorial Day Weekend. The High Seas Motel was quiet, close to two restaurants and most importantly it was clean. The bed was comfortable, the linens were soft, the towels replaced daily, the hair dryer adequate, shampoo provided, and a hot shower. There was a table with two chairs, a TV, and a room heater which we did have to use due to the unseaonsably cool weather. The couple who run the motel were friendly and informative about the area. There is a vending machine area and coffee and tea are provided every morning (we did not take advantage so cannot comment) but it was nice to have it available. The grounds were very pretty with lots of greenery and flowers well groomed. We were not in the room much except to rest/sleep and so I have no complaints about The High Seas Motel. The price was great. It was 5 miles by car to Bar Harbor. If you are not looking for a B&B experience, this is the place to stay. Has everything you need to be comfortable in the Bar Harbor area.

Room Tip: We had a room in the front of the building we were not disturbed by any road noise.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2012

We have been to Bar Harbor 5 times and this is the first time that we have stayed at the High Seas Motel. I wish that I would have known about this little gem a long time ago. Lots of room and very clean. We had a king sized bed and it was very comfortable and no noise from the highway or the people staying next to us. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Perfect location for us as we don't like staying in town but closer to the park. The price was crazy cheap for the area. So happy we found the High Seas Motel and will stay would stay here again when visiting the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Property: High Seas Motel
Address: 339 State Highway #3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
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#14 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#23 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 39
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