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“Third time and still love the place” 4 of 5 bubbles
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High Seas Motel
Ranked #27 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Third time and still love the place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

This is a nice, old style motel, very clean and well kept.
The staff is friendly and helpful.
We had initially reserved a twin double bedroom. They kindly offered to change it to a single king bedroom when we called because we were to get there late.
It is within a walking distance to two restaurants and about a five minutes drive to Bar Harbor.
Motorcycle friendly

Room Tip: All room are good but if you sleep lightly, ask for a room in the back.
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  • Stayed September 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Patrick M
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Great motel! The room was clean with newer mattresses and sheets and included a mini fridge. Parking was plentiful and the free wifi was good. Pool was super clean and heated. We stayed in room #3 and it was quiet and close to the pool. Management and staff are super friendly and professional. FYI, motel is family owned so you're supporting the local community! The motel itself is close to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: We had room #3. It was quiet and very close to the heated pool.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TheBostonian
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Torrington, Connecticut
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed at this motel. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it's maintained, how pleasant and friendly the staff were, and how nice the rooms were! We were directly across from the pool, which was great for us. The pool was heated, and had partial shade in the afternoon. There was also a cute playscape in front with swings and a slide, etc. There was a nice selection of brochures and info in the lobby.

It was a nice distance away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, but still close enough to be convenient (4 miles to town and 1.5 miles to Acadia) I did not hear any noise from the highway or from any of our neighbors.

They didn't have any shampoo/conditioner samples (unless that was the dispenser in the shower?) we bring our own so it wasn't a problem. Loved the heat lamp in the bathroom!

The beds were softer than I'm used to, so we didn't sleep the greatest. Which is not a fault of the owners at all. The room had plenty of storage space, and was roomy and spacious. Having the mini fridge was a nice bonus!

I like that it's family owned. Very nice people! We would definitely stay again!

Stayed August 2014
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

This was our 3rd time here and have stayed at other places but nothing compares for the value. It extra clean and the owners, a young couple, a super nice. The go the extra mile in helping you make plans etc. The grounds are beautifully maintained and visually nice to look at it. Some othersnwrote reviews about the noise from the highway, then don't book on the highway, it shouldnt reflect the motel and its great owners.Will always stay here when in Bah Habah

Room Tip: Choose a room by the deck to the right of the pool, a little further off the highway and visually pr...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kris g
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augusta
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51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

up in Bar Harbor for business and traveling on a budget. They offered the best price so my expectations were quite low. Discovered a very clean, bright room with a fridge and I had my own deck with patio furniture. Well maintained grounds and a cute pond outside. Also enjoyed the rather large vending room with comfortable furniture and tables to sit down if you wanted to prepare a meal. Room was very clean with table and chairs. My only suggestion is to put up hooks in the bathroom to be able to hang towels from.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank pippenAugusta
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155 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Stayed here for 4 days in queen bed room. This was late planned trip and many places were either too expensive or booked solid. Strange since when driving around BH area we saw nothing but Vacancy signs all over.

Checking was quick & pleasant. When making the reservation we asked for a quiet room. Since we had queen bed room reserved we ended up in road facing building with additional 4 rooms and ours being in the middle. So instead of 2 neighbors we had 4. Rascals.

The room was clean and nice size. The bed was firm & bouncy with 4 pillows provided. That's about all the good things I can say.

The walls are paper thin; we could clearly hear conversation, bodily functions, guitar playing, you name it like we were there. And since we could hear them they could hear us as well. Bye, bye privacy.
The road noise from Highway 3 is pretty bad. Heavy trucks, buses, cars all this starts at 5AM and goes late.
No tissues, bring your own shampoo & lotion. Yes, there is this bubble gum smelling liquid dispenser on the wall, but we did not dare to use it.
The bath is small and has no hooks to hang used, wet towels. No place to put toothbrushes, comb, etc. either.
Windows blinds are rather thin and do not darken the room enough with all the security lights outside.
Basic TV channels selection, but no premium channels like HBO.
Fridge is in the room, but no microwave (that is in the vending area that opens at 6:30 AM).
They provide coffee, tea & hot water in the vending room, but nothing else (except during our stay bottle of honey; go figure?).

The place is not close to town or beach, you must drive everywhere, but there is one restaurant (Log Cabin) walking distance.

We paid $95.04 per night (incl. tax). Maybe this is a deal for BH during peak season (in our case July) but we did not think we got a good value for our money at all. Should you decide to stay, either bring earplugs, stay in the room as far from the road as possible or be ready for noise and lots of it.

Better yet, stay in any place that does not front Highway 3.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank KHL12
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HSeasBH, General Manager at High Seas Motel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. While we do wish we had had the opportunity to address your concerns at the time, rest assured we will use your input as an opportunity to better improve our establishment. Fortunately, we have the resources to provide a resolution for our guests should they have any specific needs, require assistance with a matter, or simply fulfill a forgotten travel essential.
Once again, thank you, and we hope to see you in the future!
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Caribou, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed with our two children while we were in Bar Harbor for a baseball tournament and I cannot say enough about how accommodating the staff was. The grounds are well kept and the rooms are spacious enough for the four of us and very clean. Our boys enjoyed the pool which again was super clean. We were very happy with our stay and would recommend the High Seas over any of the over priced places in Bar Harbor!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank vcummings
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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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