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Hanscom's Motel & Cottages

273 ME-3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Rochester, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at Hanscom's for a few days. Jennifer was very helpful and friendly. She told us things to do in the area. She let us know that if we needed anything just give her a call. We liked that they accept pets since we like to travel with our dog.

Thank Kathy S
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife and I went to Mount Desert Island without a hotel reservation during a recent vacation (September, 2015); it was Thursday (not the weekend), but still we worried that we might not find any lodging. Hanscom's happened to have one opening, and are we ever glad we found them! Although they were just a short distance off that busy... More 

1 Thank Stephen H
Asheville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Needed a pet friendly place to stay in bar harbor and this is very pet friendly. The walk to the water was a bit longer then expected, but not bad. The room is cozy and clean. The outside seating was fine, just OK for me. There is lots of traffic noise from route 3. There are a few great restaurants... More 

1 Thank 20Radar
Youngsville, Louisiana
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63 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We weren't looking for a hotel, we were looking for a cabin. That's what this is. It's a basic cabin, with basic amenities. If you're looking for mints on the pillow or paint on the walls, it's not the place for you. If you're looking for a comfortable place to lay your head with running water and a lock on... More 

1 Thank Lauralee424
Pembroke, New Hampshire
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120 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. These are your basic cottages. No frills. Cottages are very close together. There was a TV, small fridge and a microwave. We only were here to sleep. spending most of our time in the National Park and in the towns. The price was lower than the motels. Would stay here again.

1 Thank RosemaryKN
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I would've given this cozy cottage a 5 star but the towel rack was half off the wall, toilet seat needed tightening. We said no room service and came back to discover they were in our room. All in all a nice place to stay, would stay here again and they also gave us a cot. Nice location!!

Thank Tina z
Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had made reservations for one of their cottages online. It seems they had not updated their availability online and they had no room/cottage available, even though I made reservations and gave my credit card information. Not just that, they did not even care to inform me about it. I got to know about it, when I called them to know... More 

Thank globetrotter686
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had an extra person and they gave us a cot without the blink of an eye. The pool was a nice surprise for the kids. There was a short walk down a residential road to a private beach where I did Tai Chi and collected small stones for remembrance. The shower was great and the kitchenette was an appreciated... More 

5 Thank Sam G
New York City, New York
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great place to stay for couples or families. They have a pool, a nice area to sit outside with tables and comfy chairs, a barbecue and it's on the quieter side of the island which is also easily accessible to Acadia National Park. You can walk down to the water from there in a a residential are... More 

1 Thank waxlady
Upton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was our first visit at Hanscoms and what a pleasant surprise it was. We stayed in cabin two which had been completely renovated. Very clean kitchenette made me wish I was prepared to cook a meal. Quiet location and owner was more than accommodating with our arrival entertainment though she was in the middle of taking pictures for her... More 

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