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The Gull Motel

196 Searsport Avenue, US Route 1, Belfast, ME 04915
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to attractions, with a fridge and microwave, an excellent place to call home base for your mid coast Maine travels. Peter is a friendly host, and coffee in the lobby is a bonus. Air conditioning in the rooms is nice this time of year. This will be our Belfast area accommodation from now on.

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Chelsea, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

For the last couple of years, my sister and I have driven to Maine from Oklahoma. Both trips we have stayed in the town we grew up in. Belfast. Both years we stayed at the Gull for several nights. Friendly people, clean rooms (this year it felt as if they had replaced the carpet/carpet pads--like walking on clouds!) ...not to... More

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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The view in the morning was just breathtaking when not used living next to the sea! Peter was the nicest man and the soul of that little cute place to stay. Nearby restaurants are withing walkind distance!

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Topsham, Maine, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great accommodations! Peter was very friendly and helpful with our get away weekend that we needed. Room was very clean and the muffins, danishes and coffee in the morning started our morning with a smile.We will definitely stay there again the next time we are up that way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My sister and I stayed at the Gull Motel for one night. After a very long day hiking at Acadia, we made our way to the motel and were very happy to find such clean and comfortable room to crash. The bathroom was a wee small, but the place was a great value. Very happy - thanks!

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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a great motel to stay in when in Belfast. MY husband and i visit at 3 times a year and always stay at Peters gull motel. Beds are very comfortable and location is great. The prices are good as well. If you ever need any answers where to go while in Belfast, Peter has all the answers. We... More

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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review

Chris, you checked all the boxes--price, location, comfort and hospitality. We love to welcome back our repeat guests, who have been returning more and more with each passing year. I appreciate all that Belfast has to offer our visitors and love to share my favorite places and activities with them. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We enjoyed our short stay at The Gull. The room was comfortable, and noise from the road unnoticable. Peter was extremely helpful, and was gracious to return one night's fee when we changed plans and left sooner than we had booked.I will likely return.

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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive comments, Maureen. When a guest says "I''ll be back", that says it all. We were happy to accommodate your change of plans. The last thing we want to do is charge you for not staying here. More

Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Everything was adequate. Very clean and reasonably priced for a busy/lobster time of year. Very friendly office staff and cleaning help. Bathroom was quite small, but fresh and clean. Good ventilation (front & back windows) and available air if needed. Beds were comfortable (looked like double queens in all rooms). Highway noise not noticeable.

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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review

Dan, you obviously appreciated everything we have to offer at the Gull Motel. While we are a traditional roadside motel and therefore don't offer some of the amenities provided by other properties, we can offer a clean, reasonably priced, friendly and comfortable place to stay. These are qualities which are essential in the hospitality business,but in my experience surprisingly hard... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Really liked this place. We needed a pet-friendly motel in this area. The room are pretty basic, and the bathroom is small, but the friendliness and helpfulness of the proprietors more than made up for that. The location is great, and I especially liked having good coffee available almost all the time. I also appreciated having a refrigerator and microwave... More

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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments. We appreciate your opinion of us as a very good basic motel. We continue to work hard at providing our guests with a good night's stay. The best comment we hear is "we'll be back" ! More

Leominster, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Stayed here for just one night passing through town. Proprietor was fantastic in responding to my email inquiry and following up with a phone call. Helped a lot with local food options as well. Room was very comfortable and immaculate. Short drive to downtown. Great location. Would mos def stay here again!

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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our goal is excellence at a great value. We find that a friendly welcoming attitude is surprisingly not always available in the hospitality business. It's something that we see as essential from the first phone or e-mail contact to saying farewell. Please stop by next time. More

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Address: 196 Searsport Avenue, US Route 1, Belfast, ME 04915
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Belfast
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The Gull Motel is a clean, affordable and friendly motel on Route 1 in Belfast, Maine. It's a hour's drive from I-95 and just over an hour from Acadia National Park. All of our 14 non-smoking rooms come with air conditioning, heating, fridge,microwave,cable TV, secure wi-fi internet access and telephones with free local calls. All our rooms have queen beds, most have water views. Complimentary K-cup coffee and muffins are served in the lobby from 6:00AM to 10AM daily.The Gull is just a few minutes drive from Belfast's historic downtown and waterfront, with its many specialty shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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