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Homestead Motel and Cottages

143 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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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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Watkins Glen, New York
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we booked this motel, we expected it to be what they had advertised on the website. When we arrived after the check-in time, no one was there. We had to wait 45 minutes for someone to help us check-in. The lawn looked like it had not been mowed in weeks. The landscape and gardening had not been done in... More 

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Coronado, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place needs to be bulldozed. There is trash and weeds everywhere. The owner is as nice as can be but he needs to put some money into the place. The rooms were not even level. The floors are rotting underneath. It is not convient to the town. You still have to drive. It's on a busy road so if... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners are wonderful people! They are a kind, hard-working, fantastic family who live there year-round. They also know a lot about the local attractions and what is going on in the area. They provide a great service for the downeast traveler.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I checked into this hotel when I was visiting Acadia National Park. The hotel owner is a very nice couple. They are very friendly and accommodating. I noticed some other reviewers pointed out how terrible the hotel condition was -- the room itself didn't have a problem, it was clean and very cozy. Their main office looked like an antique... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
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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
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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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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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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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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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