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The Colony on Frenchman's Bay

# 20 rr3, Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, location, location. Right outside the entrance to Acadia and the property includes a beautiful tidal front beach (across the street). I woke every morning, grabbed my folding chair (bring your own) and a book, and spent a lovely hour reading while the tide went in/out and everyone else slept. Cottages are quaint, not fancy but this is Maine. Clean... More 

1 Thank spekkala
Edison, New Jersey
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Been staying here for years on our trips to Acadia NP. Always clean and comfortable. Owner Kyle always helpful and accommodating. Sitting on the front porch of our cottage watching the water or the sunset is always a pleasant experience.

1 Thank Phil T
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We booked the colony based on picturesque setting and trip advisor reviews. The grounds are beautiful and we appreciated the quiet setting compared to activity in bar harbor. We had a motel room with king bed. Although clean, it smelled very musty and old during the entire 2 day stay. The hair dryer did not work. A Keurig coffee maker... More 

1 Thank Susan I
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I stayed in a duplex cabin for several night while visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia. Kind of musty smelling till I got the windows opened up. The walls between the adjoining unit are thin, but fortunately, I had quite neighbors. I would suggest an individual cottage for a few dollars more. Price is reasonable for the area.

1 Thank John M
Farmington, Michigan
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

They don't make them like this anymore. Free standing cabin with large bedroom & walk in closet plus living/kitchen area with large refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink. Somewhat depreciated but everything in good working order and consistent housekeeping service. Very close to Acadia Park entrance. We spent a week to hike and bike in the park and found the location and... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We spent 4 nights here whilst in Acadia. I'd booked in advance as we were there over Labor weekend so wanted to ensure that we had accommodation. The location isn't great for places to eat or drink and it's 3 miles into Bar Harbor. There is a bus running around the island and we were hoping that we could have... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Older cabin style place. They have single, double, & 1 triple cabins. They are older and in need of a little TLC. We had the middle of the triple cabin. It's was beautiful. King bed was comfy. Awesome shower with pressure that could blow you to another cabin!! The cabin was very clean. The only complaint was finding mold on... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We stopped here on a whim, and were so glad we did. The cottages were reasonably priced and a short drive to Acadia and Bar Harbor. It was also within walking distance to a couple of restaurants. The cottages are basically furnished but comfortable- and have a mini fridge! There are also vintage details throughout. The view is wonderful too,... More 

1 Thank KittyAndrews
New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very Quiet, Nice view. Loved so much! Not too far from Bar Harbor downtown. Very delicious carry out pizza place in 1 minute. If you have many kids, you will love this place. Just take a sleeping bag with you.

1 Thank MariaLeefromNJ
Cordova, Tennessee
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We spent two nights here in mid-August and enjoyed it very much. We had one of the single cabins. It was roomy, comfortable and clean. We liked the fact that the grounds were so spacious and green. We're dog people, and while we didn't have our pup with us, it was fun to see other guests playing on the common... More 

2 Thank sassygranny1948
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