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Belle Isle Motel
Ranked #20 of 42 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2011

The owners and staff were friendly. The motel was centrally located (about 15 minutes either way) between Bar Harbor/Acadia N.P. and Ellsworth, where you might find more of the usually shopping/dining resources. The accommodations were sufficient. The room (which included a small refrigerator) was clean. The bed was comfortable. The surrounding area was reasonably quiet, considering the main artery into/out of Bar Harbor passed by the motel. The pool was clean. We didn't use it, but it was clean. The hammock fit me perfectly.

All in all, this is a nice place to stay at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We had 2 double beds which were comfortable and we slept well each night. If you want to watch TV, they have plenty of channels to choose from. At night, it got down into the 50's and we had to turn on the heater but it was quiet and efficient. The bathroom was clean with plenty of towels.
The owners were friendly. In the morning, they have free coffee, OJ, and a small variety of pastries in the office, which is very nice since there is no breakfast place close by.
Try to get a room that is off the main road (greater than room #10) since it would be quieter.

Room Tip: Ask for a room greater than #10 to be further away from the main road.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights to balance the cost of hotels. The room we stayed was small. Heater and air conditioner were provided in the room, but it was hard to control the heater; it's either too hot or too cold. We ended up with both air conditioner and heater on to get the right temp. Location of this hotel is not very ideal, it's kind far from town. Not that far from Acadia Park or Trenton bridge lobster restaurants. All of these were still acceptable for the price. Except the sheets that made us itchy. For both nights, sheets had (probably, cause it's white) detergent powder all over. We had to wipe those out by hands but just couldn't get all of those out..... I hope that can be fixed because we did like the staff at reception.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

We were very pleasantly surprised with the Belle Isle, the office staff was very pleasant and accomodating. We were happy to avoid the high prices in Bar Harbor. We will stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Wonderful clean and comfortable room. We met 4 different staff people who were all friendly and knowledgeable about the area. If you like to hike, bike, and just be active the Belle Isle is your ticket- close to the park but not in Bar Harbor. I have already begun to tell my friends who like to bike and hike the Maine coast that they can't go wrong staying at the Belle Isle Motel. I left something in the room when we left and Camille (one of the owners) is mailing it to me. Just another example of their great service and attention to detail. Thanks guys. We will be back!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank rick g
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

We spent two days at the Belle Isle Motel during our recent travels in New England. The room was clean, the water pressure was strong, and the service was great. I would recommend this motel to anyone who wants to stay close to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, but doesn't want to deal with the hassle of staying downtown and doesn't mind traveling economically.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Riley S
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Just spent 5 days in Beautiful Bar Harbor , ME at the Belle Isle Motel. This was a great choice!!! The Motel is very clean ( NO cigarette smells, No Bed Bugs). There is a wonderful heated pool that is also very clean. The showers are always HOT and the water pressure is AWESOME. The room service is perfect with fresh towels and a wonderful clean smell everyday. The TV's work !, the WiFi works! The Owners of the property Camille and Darren are very kind and helpful offering big, thick towels for the pool ,and the morning offers a breakfast everyday in the office with really Great coffee ( that Darren makes good and strong ) and a variety of pastries, danish , and the best apples EVER...and many great conversations with other guests and of course Camille and Darren. All of this at a very affordable rate....I will definately be back to the Belle Isle...Thanks Camille!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Belle Isle Motel

Address: 910 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7239
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bar Harbor
#18 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#20 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range: £49 - £390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Belle Isle Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belle Isle Motel is centrally located on Mt. Desert Island. We are minutes away from many activities and points of interest. If you like a clean simple room, relaxing surroundings away from the hustle and bustle and want to receive personal service, please join us! We want you to enjoy your visit to Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor so we do our best to make your stay with us a pleasant one! ... more   less 
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Belle Isle Motel Bar Harbor, Maine

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