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Hanscom's Motel & Cottages

273 ME-3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Hanscom's Motel & Cottages
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Upton, Massachusetts
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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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Rutland, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I do not enjoy writing a poor review on a small hotel that is trying to make it, but in this case I will make an exception, because they are not trying. Whatever is going on with the management of this hotel is hard to understand. Basically they do not care about their guests at all, no one was on... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Booked the room via Chamber of Commerce. Very disappointed overall. Their idea of a kitchenette is a dorm fridge and microwave inside the front door. No hangers or place to hang your clothes... If you dont count the over the door hooks that we hung the wet towels on. The coffee maker came with ONE creamer per person. No ironing... More 

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Madison, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is the second year that we stay at Hanscom's. Just perfect for us. We travel with our two little Westies and they are very welcomed here. Bar Harbor and Acadia are both very dog friendly and the cottages are only about 1/2 mile from the entrance of Acadia. And you can't beat the value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've stayed at Hanscom's every season of the year and I can assure you that no matter the season, a stay at Hanscom's will be wonderful! The rooms are clean and comfortable and depending on which cottage you rent, they come with a stove top, microwave, refrigerator, and all utensils, too! And they even have WiFi! AMAZING! The rooms really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Neat, clean room with everything we needed in it. Very roomy. Plenty of room for two adults and two med.-sized dogs. Loved the little Keurig coffee machine. It isn't within walking distance of town, which would have been nice, but we knew that when we reserved. Only negative about the room is the tiny shower. I'm 5'1 and my elbows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Spent 3 nights with my husband. We are couple in mid 40's who enjoy the outdoors. Room was amazingly clean. Bed comfy and topped with a homey quilt. Kitchen had everything. Love that they recycle! Worried when we arrived that may be loud since had adjoining room but never heard the neighbors. WiFi was a little spotty but owners reset... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed in cabins 6 & 7 and I cannot grumble about anything. My in-laws visiting from England loved the place. The rooms were spacious and extremely clean. I agree that the mattress and pillows were somewhat hard but, nothing beats your own bed so, when on vacation, you take what you get. The staff were extremely accommodating. We asked... More 

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