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“tired, but cheap” 3 of 5 stars
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ANCHORAGE MOTEL
51 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #37 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
worcester
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31 hotel reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“tired, but cheap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

good location, very close to main town. plenty of parking.

Room is old and tired, dark wooden panelling and furniture to match. TV and hairdryer in room. Not the cleanest but this may be because of the fabric of the building.

price and location make it an "ok" choice

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Carmel, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Have stayed here multiple times near Labor Day. It is in town and one can walk anywhere downtown easily. Rooms are clean, relatively quiet. Friendly staff. Parking easy. Good fast wifi.
Not the cheapest one can find here but reasonable, especially for weekly stay. No real food but ice and soda machines available. Would recommend it.

Room Tip: I like to stay upstairs.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Vicenza, Italy
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9 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This motel is recommended if you are looking for a basic and clean place to sleep, close to the city center and the cheapest in the area. The management is very nice, the morning coffee is good, the location is central, the motel has parking space and it is quiet and safe. Very impressed by the clean environment!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Although the motel is dated, it is spotlessly clean and within 3 minutes walking distance from everything, so no need to hassle with parking. The management was very friendly and helpful, giving me maps of Maine and New England when I asked for the nearest Visitor Info Center. The lighting could be a little brighter, but wasn't bad.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Venice, Florida
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11 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This hotel has a nice location up the street from the downtown Harbor Area so you can walk down for a bite to eat, boat cruise, ice cream, shopping, etc. Motel itself is OK. Nothing fancy and a bit older but clean. If you are looking for something fancy this is not it. It is however, the most reasonable accommodations that we could find within walking distance of down town. There are no views and no amenities. If you are looking for something basic, reasonable and within walking distance of downtown then this is it.

Room Tip: Great Value but nothing fancy. Get a room downstairs if you do not want to walk up stairs. There is...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Willow, Alaska
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Not sure what the people with the bad reviews expected but we have had several great stays here. Yes the rooms are not modern fancy rooms but they are clean and comfortable. I have stayed in many places that I would call dives and this surely is not one. For the rate you cannot go wrong. If you want modern fancy rooms with all the trimmings you can stay at any number of overpriced, expensive rooms that will run you over $200 and more. Believe me we have. But if you are looking for affordable and comfortable room in walking distance of all the shops and the harbor, then this is it. A big plus for us is the fact that they have pet rooms and allow you to have you family pet with you. To the best of my knowledge ( and we have really looked around) there is no other hotel in the downtown that does this. There are many if you want to stay on the outskirts of town and drive in and out of town every day. But then you have to look for 2 and 3 hour parking spots in town (if you can find one).
We have stayed her many times now and we would certainly stay again. Don't come here expecting fancy, just a clean comfortable room in the downtown of Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed September 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Anchorage very much. Great location! Easy to walk to everything. Spotlessly clean, and a great arrangement for the room. Two luggage racks close to the bathroom and hangars, and the bathroom had a window, so no typical hotel claustrophobia. Plenty of room!

Room Tip: We were on ground floor, so didn't need to walk up stairs.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about ANCHORAGE MOTEL

Address: 51 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Anchorage Motel Hotel Bar Harbor
ANCHORAGE MOTEL Bar Harbor, Maine

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