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Homestead Motel and Cottages

143 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Ellsworth
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

When we arrived there was no one there to check us in but the place was dirty and there was stuff just piled up EVERYWHERE. It looked like a hoarder lived there. There was a sign on the desk that said to call so that we could get checked in so I tried to use the phone that was on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived after a long day at Acadia. The office smelled of animal excrement. I gave it the benefit of doubt. Checked in to the cottage. The cottage had tree branches hanging over, weeds growing above the entry and tape on the screen to the entry. No ac....no fridge. The toilet broke on first flush. Upon further investigation, it (the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We booked a room at this motel through Booking.com and were shocked when we arrived. We have never seen the likes of a motel that has been allowed to become so run down. We asked the owner to cancel our booking, but he refused and we had to stay there to avoid paying for another room elsewhere. Also, by the... More 

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Nb Canada
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46 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I hate to write negative reviews about a place, but i guess thats what Trip Advisor is about. I booked the Homestead because i have previously stayed there. I knew it was an older , dated motel but it was quaint. I have to say it has gone downhill in the last 4 years. I made reservations directly to the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I agree with most of the complaints in the other reviews, except that I did not experience bad service or bedbugs. The place is in pretty bad shape. If you are looking for a nice, good-looking motel, don't stay here. However, if you are looking for a less expensive place with friendly service, Homestead is fine. I would stay there... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I booked my stay at the Homestead Motel and Cottages online through hotels.com the night before since I had a last minute change of plans and decided to stay in the area an extra night. Not may of the local cottages/motels in the area go through these booking websites, so I was happy to find a guaranteed room for the... More 

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Cincinnatus, New York, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My sister and I had never been there before and we don't have a lot of money.It's definitely not the Hampton Inn.but we where very pleased with the results.Very clean,affordable,the service was very pleasant,anything we needed they accommodated,would recommend,will be staying there again!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Eastport, Maine, United States
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Worst, most disgusting place I have ever been to. First off, the online pictures and just the whole general thing of it was a 100% completely wrong. We drove up and the looks of it were bleak. It looked old and run down. Had a bad feeling about it from the start. Went to check in and we were charged... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

When I got there there was no one in the office to meet me. I waited almost an hour for someone to give me my key. I had rented a cottage thinking I'd get a kitchenette, I brought food with me, but the cottages are nothing but rooms with a bed and a bathroom. I don't know what the difference... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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50 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Certainly good value to stay here - but was a bit old and dirty - needs to be renovated somewhat. Even some fresh paint might help. I was lucky as I had no problems with bed bugs. The owner was friendly and it was a convenient location.

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