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Aurora Inn

68 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Ranked #36 of 42 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
linda21548 Richmond, Virginia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't make reservations prior to our trip and the closer we got to Bar Harbor the more worried I became because we had made several stops and everything was full so we stopped at the Best Western and she had no rooms but she called a friend at the Aurora and they saved us a room. What a find....It... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place is a Dive!, we recieved an un-enthused, un welcoming greeting. When we eventually found our room with the little directions and help the owners offered I was shocked to find we were on the first floor above a Cafe in a Dark, dingey, dated room. I had a very uncomfortable nights sleep and didnt relax the whole night!!!... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I paid $165 to view a room at this ghastly place. The pictures on their website are in no way representative of the room I was shown. I was unable to enter the room the smell was so bad, and the desk clerk was rude and refused to refund me. I would rather sleep in a homeless shelter than here.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I booked online for three of us to stay at Aurora Inn. I hugely regret not having asked to see the room before "signing" in. Once we saw the room, but in particular faced the smell that caused me to back out of the room, we knew we would not be able to stay there. I am not generally a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

DO NOT BOOK ROOM AT THIS MOTEL. As one reviewer stated, a classic Bait and Switch. They show nice pictures of a motel and rooms on their website but if you book thru any of the online websites, you get sent to a smelly, outdated dorm-room above the Cafe. It is outdated, the carpet is worn and old, the bedspread... More 

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Called ahead to have a room held. Didn't like the ones we were seeing, desk clerk, Susan (who seemed tipsy or perhaps just ditzy) assured us we were staying in a room at the "INN" Kitty corner" from where she was standing. "A pretty bldg." We were told it included breakfast. Assured the room is "Nothing like this bldg. The... More 

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Stephen N, Manager at Aurora Inn, responded to this review

In response to your review, I am sorry you were unhappy with the Aurora Inn but a bit confused about the review you have posted and that you and your husband felt it necessary to write two separate reviews for lodging that you chose not to occupy and that you were not charged for. The room you were checked in... More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This motel was built in the 50s, but is well maintained. Room was large with a microwave & refrigerator. Bathroom was very small & hot water took forever to come in! Wi Fi was very intermittent and slow. I thought it a bit pricey for the value received.

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I stay in Bar Harbor every summer for a couple of nights. This was my first poor experience with lodging. We stayed in the big building above where breakfast is served, maybe called the Cafe? It was about the quality of a college dorm room. It was a dump, but the rate was very high. I'll never stay here again.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I'm sure this hotel is great, like the other reviews stated, which is why i wanted to book it to begin with. I booked 4 rooms for myself and other family members through Hotels.com. I received confirmations for each of the rooms and I thought all was well. Then I received a phone call from the hotel stating that they... More 

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mn
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a 20% discount internet offer which didn't show on the reservation so a big hassle to get the paperwork straight, no breakfast included, room had a huge hump in the floor from a terrible "remodel", the threshhold was rotten, black cable stapled across the middle of the wall to the TV, and everything is old, faded, worn out.... More 

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