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51 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Massapequa, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We could not get reservations anywhere in town (Bar Harbor), so we chose to stay at the Anchorage Motel. The place has dated decor (wood paneling, etc.), but I must say that our room was spotlessly clean, enough towels and wash cloths, etc. Plenty of ice in the ice machine and ice buckets. We were on the first floor and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had carpentar ants, called management. We were told there was nothing they could do tonight. The next morning we were told that we made more of a big deal out of this than it was. Tried to get out of second night or some type of compensation nothing was done. Would not recommend this place and it wasnt cheap

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The only nice thing I can say about this place is that it is very convenient - just a block or two from the heart of the village. The compliments end there. If you are on a budget, want an in-town location, aren't fussy about cleanliness or comfort, don't mind waking up to the sounds of the guests in the... More

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Bowmanville, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our stay over the Internet last minute,even though trip advisor ratings where not flattering we where limited due to availibity. The Desk person was pleasant and helpful,he gave us directions to a dinner spot and shopping. The room was dated but clean but we where shocked to have no hot water in the morning,we stayed later and finally... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is basic and clean, just what we wanted. If you're looking at prices in the area you see they are very high. This hotel is inexpensive compared to others in the area. The staff is super nice and helpful. The location is superb. If you want basic, clean, and to save a few bucks this is the perfect... More

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Quebec City, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was not clean. There was mould on the faucet and on the curtin of the bathroom. Discosting pillow and very dated furniture. Great location but for the price you can get a much more better place to stay. I will never come back.

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Amelia Island, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The mattresses were hard and very uncomfortable, and the pillows were awful. There was no coffee in the room AND NO WIFI, even though WIFI was advertised. When I called to tell the manager I was unable to get on line, he was very short with me. We would never stay there again.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
11 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There were several reasons to stay here, but the number 1 reason was price and number 2 was availability. We were using it as a stop over on our way back from Canada and we decided that the day before that we needed a room in Bar Harbor on a Saturday night in JULY!!! I didn't think we'd get anything... More

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metro NYC
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was my second stay here and I'm not sure I would come back. Pros: great location, walking distance to just about everything in Bar Harbor. Reasonably priced for the area and pet friendly. Cons: decor is very dated but that's not a deal killer. However, the mattresses are hard and the foam pillows have to be 10 years old;... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was hoping the negative reviews weren't true but sadly they are. I didn't mind the vintage style of the decor but the smell.....was horrific. The mildew was so strong my throat swelled up and I started getting flu like symptoms. My clothes reeked like it when we left, In addition, we were on the first floor and could hear... More

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Address: 51 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Anchorage Motel Hotel Bar Harbor

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