We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Hulls Cove hotels

The Colony on Frenchman's Bay

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   # 20 rr3, Hulls Cove, ME
Hotel amenities
The Colony on Frenchman's Bay
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added The Colony on Frenchman's Bay to your Saves list
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hulls Cove
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter B Santa Clarita, California
Write a Review

99 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    35
    37
    10
    6
    11
See reviews for
42
40
2
1
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (99)
  • Mar-May only
    (5)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (56)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (33)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (5)
All months
Santa Clarita, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thomson, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Williamsburg, Virginia
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Lovely view and nice pool. That's about all I can say. Rooms are musty, there were spiders in our towels and we lost power on the Fourth of July. We stayed the night anyway because we already paid. Not one person asked if we needed anything and when I called to report the problem the man was rude and condescending.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Colony on Frenchman's Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Colony on Frenchman's Bay

Address: # 20 rr3, Hulls Cove, ME
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Hulls Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Colony on Frenchman's Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia so you can book your The Colony on Frenchman's Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Colony On Frenchman`s Bay Hotel Hulls Cove
The Colony On Frenchman's Bay Hulls Cove, Maine

34 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (35)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay