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“Fabulously funky” 5 of 5 stars
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Twilite Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   147 Bucksport Road, Rt. 1 and 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Ellsworth
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
38 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
“Fabulously funky”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

No idea when this motel was built, but it has been maintained and slightly updated over time. Every Room has everything you need to be comfortable at a functional level, nothing fancy. What really makes the place is the owner! His sense of humor is quick, wit sharp and has opinions that at least match with ours. He provides ideas, handy facts and great hints for places and things in the area. Breakfast is basic, coffee very good, with great orange juice. Laundry room on premise, perfect if your touring the area for a few days. Some rooms have refrigerators making them really handy for those leftovers while visiting the quaint village bakeries, markets and restaurants. Microwave in the breakfast room open until around 10 pm which also has coffee and tea.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Trinidad, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This motel was built in the 50's and is still a wonderful stay. The roms are very well maintained and extremely clean. The couple that runs the motel are very pleasant and accomodating. The breakfast is simple, but tasty and the coffee is good. We stayed tree nights and enjoyedit a lot.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newberry, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

hey guys!....hope this review makes you want to stay in ellsworth, maine!...this little hotel is AMAZING! as soon as I booked the hotel months back, the owner was soo gracious, fun and ready to make our stay simply fitting for our stay. we live in florida, and was coming home to maine since 88'. once we arrived there, he made a point of coming outta the office and saying.."hey Robbie! I took your reservation!"...k, THAT alone...made it homey. we got to our room and it was so rustic cute...I wanted to move in. we were there for 5 days, the only complaint I had was we couldn't stay longer. I 100% recommend this homey little off the main drag. (it's actually ON the main drag, but set off the road). starry nites, cool color changes for fall foliage, and um, really nice complimentary breakfast. pastries, muffins, fruit, oatmeal, cereal.....and extra hard core coffee. hee hee hee. just GO there! you'll simply go again! :D

Room Tip: there is no pool, no restaurant....but sooo close to everything in ellsworth. less than 2 miles awa...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I live in southern Maine but travel regularly to Washington and Hancock county on business. I have been staying at the Twilite Motel in Ellsworth for a number of years and have always enjoyed my stay. The hosts (Chuck and Ariela) are incredibly accomodating and some of the nicest people you will ever meet. It's a family run business that will remind people of a bygone era -- clean rooms with service at a reasonable price. It does not have a swimming pool and dining facilities, but if you're looking for a good value with clean rooms this place is for you. There are plenty of decent restaurants in the the main part of Ellsworth about 5 minutes away... Hungry Ken

Room Tip: I prefer the rooms toward the back of the property for a little more privacy, but they are all clean...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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too far inland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stopped here after a day of exploring and this quaint little motel fit in perfectly with our day. It is located on Hwy 1 on the hill above Ellsworth. We had a queen size room in the back portion of the motel. We worried that road noise might be an issue but we didn't have any trouble sleeping because the traffic noise was minimal in the back portion. The rooms were clean and had some really nice personal products for the traveler. It was not fancy but quite pleasant and the owners were very nice. Turns out we had an Idaho connection. They serve a simple rolls and drink breakfast that you can eat on the enclosed patio. Very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

On our way South from Lubec we stayed at the Twilite Motel in Ellsworth ME based upon Trip Advisor reviews and because it seemed like a fun thing to do - another blast from the past.

The Twilite was as describe on Trip Advisor. It is on the outskirts of Ellsworth but not to far from the LL Bean Outlet, Reny's and Marden's Surplus and Salvage all places on the bucket list.

The Twilite is a 1950's vintage pull up to the door motel and everything was very clean and neat. If you must have interior corridors and encrypted room keys you should go somewhere else. The Twilite is owner operated and they live on the premises.

Their are two sets of buildings - the original and an expansion to the rear. I believe the building to the rear may have larger rooms - check this when you call to make reservations.

The only downside was that the shower which had been updated was very small - sort of like a cruise ship shower.

The breakfast was a continental breakfast off the office and there was also a patio for dining. They have Twilite coffee mugs for sale - I couldn't resist.

We would stay there again but would investigate the rear building for a larger room and shower.

We did not notice any road side noise - just a moderate thunderstorm by Southern standards.

The owner is a Green Bay Packer fan - his slippers were a clue.

Room Tip: Call to make reservations and ask about the rooms in the rear.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you are the Holiday Inn type, this motel is not for you. But if you enjoy staying in a vintage roadside motel, clean, economical - this is the place for you. Friendly owners on site even provide a basic breakfast (bread, rolls, cereal). If your room is in the front, your sleep may be broken by the trucks roaring by on Route 1. We had Room 12, two queen-size beds, a little saggy, very clean bathroom, miniscule tub that is really a shower stall - strong spray, lots of hot water. $89! Such a deal!

Room Tip: Ask first for a room in the back to cut down on road noise.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 147 Bucksport Road, Rt. 1 and 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Ellsworth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ellsworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Twilite Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property is non-smoking no pet property ... more   less 
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