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“This has always been our favourite stop” 5 of 5 stars
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Highbrook Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   94 Eden Street, Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #5 of 40 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Kingston, Canada
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“This has always been our favourite stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have stayed at this motel three times over the last 8 years. On our visit's to Bar Harbor this is our choice for overnight. Very clean, family owned business, catch the free shuttle outside motel entrance to downtown village. Stess free leave your car at the motel. Wonderful breakfast served just before you head off to your next stop. Also since we're seniors we love the quiet. We stayed in both the lower and upper section, The motel is divided into two sections lower where the office is located and upper (up the hill) for more rooms. On our last visit July 15th 2014 a tornado moved past the area north of our location, it proved to be an exciting night. No issues to report, thank the good Lord.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Brewster, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped in for two nights. One of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. Room was spotless. Beds were new and very comfortable. Quiet at night, close to town. Free breakfast, and a nice porch on which to eat it. Will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Trevor R
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Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Just can't say enough about the Highbrook Motel. From the outside is a beautiful and quaint throwback to days long gone. While it will fill your thoughts with lots of nostalgic thoughts, it will also provide all of the modern comforts of home. Perhaps the best thing of all is that it is yet another example of EXTREMELY clean rooms that we've had in Maine. The room, including the bathroom, was immaculately cleaned when we got there and during our visit. The staff was very helpful and friendly providing lots of good information on Bar Harbor. If you are looking for a place to stay, look no further. Book it - just book it.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The motel is in a very convenient location to Acadia NP and downtown Bar Harbor which was important to us as we needed to maximize time on our short 2-day stay. I took advantage of using the free shuttle run by LL Bean to go shopping in Bar Harbor and then enjoyed a short walk back to the motel. The motel staff was very attentive and the breakfast was better than any complimentary continental breakfast I've had. We stayed in the upper building which was extremely quiet and immaculately clean. We want to return to the area again next summer and look forward to staying here again. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Cynthia C
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Buffalo, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is an old motel but it was extremely clean. We stayed in a room with two double beds in the upper section behind the main motel. The room was large and there were no odors. The mattress and pillow were very comfortable, to us, and it was quiet. Our room had a small round table with a light hanging above it and two wing back chairs, a chair with a small area for our laptop which also had drawers for clothes and a desk lamp, an iron and ironing board, a flat screen tv, a portable fan,and a large wooden built in bench. There was an open closet across from the bathroom. Our room had a sink with a large counter top and mirror and a towel bar outside of the bathroom. The light fixture above the sink gave off a lot of light and was new. There was a dorm size refrigerator under this sink area. This area also had a blow dryer and a mini coffee maker. The bathroom had a sink with a small counter top, toilet, a small window and shower/tub combo. The bathroom tub, toilet and light above the sink were updated and so clean, the tile in our tub really shined. The AC and internet both worked very well.

The grab and go breakfast was very good. We filled a to go box and took our food back to our room. You could take as much as you wanted. They had a variety of instant oatmeal, hard boiled eggs in individual containers, egg and bacon english muffin sandwiches, yogurt, blueberry muffins, toast, bagels, bananas,cream cheese, peanut butter, jelly, coffee, tea.

The employees were nice and helpful. There is a shuttle bus that picks you up outside the hotel and I believe it runs every 15 min. until 10 PM. We drove into town. Convenient location to downtown and Acadia National Park. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hotel is in a nice location. Rooms are nice and had lot of space in it. Bathroom was also good. Food served was great. Hotel is recommended. Rooms clean and comfortable. The breakfast had hot option overall good and the staffs are incredibly friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Awesome hotel!

Quiet. We stayed in the main building close to the office and breakfast. Breakfast was great!

Convenient. We were able to walk to downtown bar harbor (about 20 mins). Wi-Fi at the hotel made staying connected easy.

Helpful. The staff were helpful at recommending things to do and places to eat.

This was our best vacation ever! We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Heather B
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Additional Information about Highbrook Motel

Address: 94 Eden Street, Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2 star — Highbrook Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Highbrook Motel rests on a 3 acre hillside, 1 mile from Downtown Bar Harbor. We are 1 mile from Acadia National Park. You can catch a free seasonal shuttle to town from the motel between 7am-10pm. All rooms are smoke-free and feature A/C, coffee makers, and Wi-Fi. All rooms have refrigerators and we offer complimentary coffee and tea all day. Our "Grab & Go" continental breakfast is also available each morning from 7am-10am. ... more   less 
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Highbrook Motel Bar Harbor, Maine

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