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“Clean and well-run motel” 4 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 #3 of 10 Hotels in Ellsworth
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Clean and well-run motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The hosts at Twilite Motel are very friendly and helpful, recommending a great place to eat in nearby Hancock (Ruth & Wimpy's for lobster at a great price). The motel rooms are clean and the bed was very comfortable. There is no refrigerator or microwave in the room, but you'll get a very nice continental breakfast (with great coffee) in the morning. There's also two coin-operated washing machines and a dryer. This place is very convenient to the Bar Harbor and Acadia Park areas and it's a great price. We almost went back for a second night but decided to push on ahead with our road trip after a lovely day at Acadia Park.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Hubley, Ns
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Second stay at this hotel during a trip to the US. The couple running the place are very nice and the hotel is very well kept. The rooms are nothing fancy but the price is right, and you can park right outside your room. Comes with a continental breakfast, which is very basic. Easy driving distance to downtown Ellsworth.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Augusta Maine
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay at the Twilite Motel in Ellsworth, ME. Exceptionally clean and very comfortable and affordable. Expedia told me there were non smoking and smoking rooms but they were wrong, the rooms were all non smoking. The owners are very nice people.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Starkville, Mississippi
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Very clean, very affordable. The rooms don't look very new, but you're not coming to this part of the world to stay indoors, anyways! The rooms all have porches, which are nice to sit out on in the evening. The continental breakfast is a very light offering with both indoor and outdoor seating. There is a little gift shop where you can find some nice souvenirs to take back home. It was a bit further from Bar Harbor than I would have liked, but I loved the savings.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michigan
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152 reviews 152 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Trip Advisor reviews are accurate. This is an old-style motel that is well maintained. Very functional but not fancy. The owner is very friendly. Willing and knowledgeable about the Maine attractions. He marked up a map for us to take with us. He was like a mini travel agent, in a matter of minutes he gave us some agenda ideas for our days stay. It was a cool rainy morning but he had a heater out on the office deck where we ate our continental breakfast, that was nice. Like my title says, a great stay for a great price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I only stayed here one night while visiting friends, but the reviews are accurate. This is an old-style motel that is meticulously maintained by the owners. Some physical features of the room were somewhat improvised, from the plastic folding bathroom door to various little signs and instructions (including one not to use the old thermostat and directing you to where the new thermostat is), but nothing is shabby or left in bad repair.

And the room was very clean!

Another nice touch was the provided continental breakfast. The owner apologized for it being less fancy/extensive since it turned to "low season", but it was fine.

The road in front of the motel (US 1), is a bit noisy, but the motel sits back far enough so it really didn't bother me at all. Slept like a log.

For the price, you can't do better.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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215 reviews 215 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 93 cities Reviews in 93 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Twilite Motel

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:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Ellsworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Twilite Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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