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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

For 3 years In have been spending a week in the fall at Harbor View Motel and Cottages. I look forward to these visits because I know the prime harbor view, the glorious sunrises, and the pleasant folks will be waiting for me. Harbor View suits me very well. It is not fancy but its friendly, neat and cozy,. I... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Found this little gem at the last minute. Completely unassuming, no frills, basic breakfast. Clean room, beautiful view of the full moon over the harbor. Can't beat the price! Mount Desert Island can be more expensive than it needs to be. We appreciated the value.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stayed in the main building, this has the advantage of having all its rooms facing the sea. The rooms are quaint and tired looking but quiet and comfortable and it would be hard to find the same situation at a better price. The Wi-Fi was iffy at night, good the rest of the time. We enjoyed staying in Southwest... More 

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We love the Harbor View Motel & Cottages for the ideal location, Southwest Harbor is a lovely quiet little town, and for the beautiful views of the harbor from our room. The office people and help are always helpful, friendly and offer real Maine hospitality. We don't expect or want luxurious accommodations, and for the price you can't beat the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Harbor View cottages are located around a large green lawn at the head of the harbor. The location is quiet and private with a gorgeous view, but only a five minute walk into the village center. The old fashioned cottages are very clean and comfortable and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Repeat customers are the norm and dogs... More 

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Nantucket, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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

Hello, Thanks for your review of the Harbor View Motel and Cottages. During this busy time of the season, if you do not make advanced reservations at the Harbor View you will more than likely get a room in the north units, which are the less expensive rooms. If you are looking for a view of the harbor and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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 August 1, 2015

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 July 29, 2015

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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