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The Colony on Frenchman's Bay

# 20 rr3, Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor, ME
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The Colony on Frenchman's Bay
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hulls Cove
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015
Matthew Z abington, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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abington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Cottages were quaint and had all the amenities one would expect. Bed was a little uncomfortable. Stay was great otherwise. Front desk staff were very helpful and pool was relaxing. Stay away from rooms on end. Too loud with traffic. Try to get one farther in.

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Santa Clarita, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stayed here for a night on a whim while touring New England, mostly due to it's location right on the bay. The manager was quite pleasant and pretty up from about the rooms being "rustic". They really are a throwback to places I stayed in the 60's and 70's but everything was quite functional. The attraction though is they... More 

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Older facility but clean and comfortable. Good location. We discovered that we had forgotten an item in our room after we got home. I called and requested the clerk send it to us at our expense. He said he'd get back to me. He never called me back. My many calls went unanswered until the owner picked up and told... More 

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Thomson, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A Huge Disappointment My husband and I stayed in a cottage at The Colony several years ago. We loved the quaintness and the used but elegant Victorian furniture. The owners obviously cared deeply about their property. Fast forward to 2014. Our recent experience can be summed up by looking at my photo of the tattered American flag hanging at the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I love The Colony. It is the first cabin we have ever rented and it was wonderful. The Colony has it's own private beach and is about 2 miles before Arcadia National Park, and perhaps 10 minutes tops from downtown Bar Harbor. This is a really large place and has 18 single cabins, 13 duplex cabins, and ten or so... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I chose the Colony because it was independently owned, reasonably priced, located very close to the entrance of Acadia, and it looked cute. I arrived with my boyfriend at 11:45pm for the first night and there was no one there to greet us. No key, no note, no email, and no phone call. I had double checked with both the... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our first stay on our trip to Maine, what a view we had, and the owner was so nice!! We met other people who lived close to us in Pennsylvania. We plan to go back again , and the food places were good too! A really nice stay!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My mom actually found this hotel and cabin accommodation. We got a cabin it was very quaint with just the basics (bathroom, fridge, tv) also they are pet friendly! My favorite part had to be the view you can walk out of your cabin and walk right across the street to the bay! Beautiful! If you don't mind the dated... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Staying at The Colony in one of their cottages was a wonderful experience for my family but there were a few items that really bothered me. First the Pros: * Amazing view of Hull's cove * Quiet location (if you're away from the road) * Pool was great. Kids loved it. * Nice landscaping and perennial gardens. * Quaint Cottages... More 

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Granby, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I, having come of age in the late 60's / early 70's found this cabins to be quite nostalgic, and has some have pointed out, perhaps a bit worn / worse for the wear. I can juxtapose our stays at the Colony to other, more luxurious places on MDI, but that would not be fair. If you... More 

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