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Harbor View Motel And Cottages

11 Ocean Way, Box 701, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nantucket, MA
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in one of the small efficiency rooms. The room is in need of an update for sure, the furniture, bedding, tv, decor and carpet was really old. The wi-fi never worked for us which was fine because it just gave me an excuse to tell work to leave me alone :) The location is great, the little breakfast... More 

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esllera
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great for visiting Southwest Harbor, local trails, and as a home base for venturing into Arcadia. The rooms have showers and small balconies overlooking a great water view. The continental breakfast consists of carbs, carbs, carbs and more carbs, but the coffee is great and just outside the breakfast room/lobby is a fantastic deck. The staff is... More 

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Washington, DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel room that we stayed in was, at best, a reasonable bargain option. The room smelled strongly of smoke, so you need to specify nonsmoking if you want it. Room was decorated like a mismatched garage sale. Bedspreads had minor stains and did not appear to have been laundered recently. Carpet was visibly dirty. There was a used, wet... More 

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review of The Harbor View Motel and Cottages. We are sorry to hear your stay was not up to standard, and you were disappointed with your overall experience. We are disheartened to hear about you finding your room in such an unacceptable condition and we will do everything we can to make sure this does... More 

Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the second year in a row, the family stayed in cottage #21 of this property. Once again, we enjoyed a wonderfully enjoyable experience. We love this property because they are dog friendly, but quickly are discovering how great and accommodating the staff is. When we checked in, we were told that the screen door and a set of vertical... More 

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Milford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to stay at the Harbor View any time we go to visit Acadia National Park, which is often. The location is perfect for us, an easy 5 minute walk to the center of town and it sits right at the head of the harbor. We have only stayed in the motel, and almost always in the same room,... More 

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Eau Claire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

If you want a great, affordable place for your Maine seaside vacation, this is it. Nice two block walk to the middle of Southwest Harbor, with wonderful dining options within walking distance. Very dog and family friendly. Most rooms have decks with great views of the harbor. (One set of motel rooms do not. ) Nice continental breakfast every morning.... More 

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for you review of The Harbor View Motel and Cottages. As you said in your review, we do have great views of the harbor from most of rooms/cottages, and our location is ideal if you want to walk to the village and enjoy one of the many wonderful restaurants Southwest Harbor has to offer. We are pleased that... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The sunrise fills my picture window every morning. And if it's foggy, the cottages and boats across the harbor emerge like ghosts, silvery and magical. If I come fatigued, I can stay around the cottage all day and watch the tides in the harbor ebb and fill. I can walk to town, to Beal's for lobster or clams. The staff... More 

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Harbor View Motel. We love to hear from people who have been coming back for years...especially when they describe in such vivid details why they enjoy it so much. Having people returnn every year is one of our goals, and it helps to hear why people like coming back so we can make... More 

North Conway, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Recently stayed here for a wedding and had a second floor room with a balcony. Week before July 4th for $89.00!!! The hotel was clean, quiet and family friendly! The ocean was steps away as were local cafes and shoppes! This was my 3rd time staying here and I would continue to visit! I would highly recommend!!

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Harbor View Motel and Cottages. One of the "perks" of our motel certainly is the view, and we're glad you enjoyed it. We're also pleased to hear that your room was clean and that you felt it had a family friendly atmosphere. We hope you can come back soon and have another relaxing... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Clean rustic. Cons- No AC, No cell phone service, no phones in the room, the wifi was in the office only and even then it was weak. Now for all the positive things. Clean, Quiet, dog friendly ,the staff was extremely nice and helpful, the field was a perfect place to sit or play with the dog, water view, water... More 

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Harbor View Motel and Cottages. We are sorry to hear that you were frustrated with communication capabilities at the motel, and although this doesn't help you now, we are doing our best to remedy the situation. The WiFi is being upgraded at this very moment and will be much better throughout the motel... More 

WV
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I recently spent a week at the Harbor View with my young son. After extensive reading about Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Isle, I decided that the "quiet side" would be just right for us. There isn't a lot of information about the Harbor View floating around on the internet but, with help from Tripadvisor and Acadiamagic.com, we found... More 

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Harbor View Motel and Cottages. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable time during your stay in Southwest Harbor. As you said, we're not The Ritz, but we try to provide a family friendly environment at an affordable price...and you can't beat the view or the location, in regards to the quaint... More 

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