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Harbor View Motel And Cottages

11 Ocean Way, Box 701, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Harbor View Motel And Cottages
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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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Milford, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
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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 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Rooms were clean and roomy. No phones in rooms for local calls. No cell phone service. No wifi. You can get an occasional text in, but not often. When we arrived we had tentatively booked an extra night, but when we checked in they said we would need to change rooms or upgrade to a cabin. So we looked at... More 

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

Hello, and thank you for your review of The Harbor View Motel and Cottages. We are sorry to hear you weren't as satisfied with your stay as you had hoped, but thankful that the staff treated you well and your room was clean. As you mentioned, the Harbor View Motel has a rustic side to it which is to some... More 

Gambier, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

return here each year...never a disappointment. Beautiful harbor view with "sleeping ships" shaking off the winter. Rooms bright, clean; staff ending a long winter with opening and cleaning and news of the town over the "winta". Coffee, choice of rooms, all up to date and as wll remembered. Life as it should be.

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

Thank you for your critique of The Harbor View Motel and Cottages. There is no better way to recover from a long winter than to visit beautiful Southwest Harbor and Acadia National Park. We are pleased you had a nice stay, and we hope you come back and visit us again soon. More 

Norway, Maine
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been staying at the Harbor View for many years over the Columbus Day weekend. The rooms are very clean although some are a bit dated. Continental breakfast is included with a selection of bagels, English muffins, cereal juice and coffee. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Averill Park, New York
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have been going to the Harbor View for 32 years and have usually stayed in Cabin 16, (our favorite). This year, Cabin 16 was under repair, so the staff contacted us before we got there to let us know we would be in Cabin 19. This cabin has 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, living room, dining area and a wrap-around... More 

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