I'm not usually one to book small privately owned motels, so I was a bit worried before we came here. However, based on other Trip Advisor reviews, I booked this motel and I'm glad I did. For the type of motel it is, it was top notch. It was super clean, all the fixtures and furnishings were new and well taken care of. The room we stayed in was really spacious. In fact, I was surprised at how much space we had. The property was pretty quiet. We slept with the windows open each night, and none of us were disturbed by any noise. (Our particular unit was towards the back half of the property, so I don't know if it was the same towards the front or closer to the pool.) There wasn't any breakfast provided, but they did offer juice and coffee in the lobby in the mornings. We didn't swim in the pool, but from what we could tell, it was clean and well maintained. My girls did play on the swingset, and that was a great way to burn some energy. Another plus for this motel is that the free shuttle stops right out front. We rode it several times into downtown Bar Harbor and it was very convenient.
My only complaint was that until we got there, my impression was that it would be easier to get to the carriage road from the motel property. First there's a hike through the woods, which was pretty rocky and uphill. That brings you to an actual road on which you must hike 1/2 mile to get to the carriage road. The way the description reads on the website made it seem a lot easier than it actually was.
All in all, this was a great place to stay. It's not fancy, but for a motel, it's great. The room was spacious and well appointed, the entire property was clean. I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 86 ground level rooms spaced amid 14 acres of lawn and trees. Featuring 2-Bedroom Family units for up to 6 people or rooms with 1 King, 2 Queens or 2 Double beds. All rooms feature full bath, A/C, mini refrigerators, irons, hairdryers, free in room high speed internet and all non-Smoking. Free enclosed bicycle locker. Direct Trail access to Acadia National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bar Harbor Hotel Bar Harbor
- Bar Harbor Motel Maine