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“A charming piece of Maine!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hanscom's Motel & Cottages
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273 ME-3, Bar Harbor, ME   |  
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Ranked #28 of 42 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Cheektowaga, New York
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“A charming piece of Maine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The cottages here are simply adorable! Clean well maintained grounds. The pool is a pleasant place to relax. The grills and patio tables make a nice touch. The kitchenettes are fully stocked so all you need to do is supply your food! A short walk up the road, about 1/2 mile, takes you to the beach. The ocean is way too cold to swim here, but scenery is fantastic! The prices are extremely reasonable and it's a short drive to Mainely BBQ and Bar harbor!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Oak Park, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

With or without a pet you will love this place!! We arrived late on a rainy Friday. this was our first visit to Hanscoms - Katie at check-in was delightful. Very clean rooms, just 3-4 miles from Bar Harbor - we will definitely stay here again!! We are new pet owners and this place was fantastic!! There is a large open, yet protected area behind the cottages where our aussie-doodle enjoyed an hour of ball fetching before her days of sightseeing or drives in the car. All of Bar Harbor is extremely pet-friendly!! We also found the other guests very friendly who gave us great tips about sightseeing in the area. This is a place where water-seeks its own level - if you're looking for a clean, comfortable room where you can relax, this is the place. The only thin g I would say is that the beach really is quite inaccessible - do not select this place because you're looking for beach access - it's actually rather treacherous to get there - I tried it; our dog is a beach dog. that said, we would still definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Island Pond, Vermont
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Very clean and basic rooms with mini kitchen, Wifi, TV. We have now been coming here for years and staying in these great little cottages. They are Super Dog friendly and so it ALL of Bar Harbor. Mary is always willing to help and so is Katie at the "Front A-Frame" desk.

Very quiet and comfortable. We will continue to return every year ! !

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Eastlake, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We decided to try a small motel for our trip to Maine. The property is located about 10 minutes from "downtown" Bar Harbor, an easy drive. Our cottage was clean and comfortable. There is a small frig.,electric range top, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, dishes and cookware. It was nice to be able to open the windows in the evening and have a cool breeze while sleeping! I will not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, New Hampshire
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16 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We were very pleased with all aspects of our stay at Hanscom's Motel and Cottages, just minutes from the entrance to Acadia Nat'l Park. We were traveling with our dog, and these pet-friendly cottages fit our needs, and were very comfortable. I spoke personally with the owner Mary Deane when making our reservations. She was helpful in making arrangements for our one-week stay, in two of their units, as there was not one unit available for the entire week. The cottages were filled every night we were there, which says a lot about the place, I think, as other places had vacancies. Very comfortable rooms, with microwave and refrigerator for easy meals and snacks. Many restaurants within minutes, and some were also dog-friendly, which made it nice. We enjoyed the short walk to the bay during the days. Would highly recommend Hanscom's!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is such a nice place to visit on such an incredible island in Maine. This hotel is conveniently located just a few miles away from the town of Bar Harbor, and is even closer to Acadia national park (One of the nicest places I've ever visited).

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Very Clean and Very Friendly! Updated rooms are very comfortable and lobsters delivered right to our fridge! Really enjoyed our stay here and we're already looking forward to going back next year.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Additional Information about Hanscom's Motel & Cottages

Address: 273 ME-3, Bar Harbor, ME
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 42 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
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Hanscom`s Motel & Cottages Hotel Bar Harbor
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