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“Great location and very welcoming” 4 of 5 stars
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Highbrook Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   94 Eden Street, Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #3 of 42 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Burlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great location and very welcoming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This vintage property is in pristine condition and we got a kick out of staying in a "real motel" again. Location is perfect - close to Bar Harbor and Acadia - and the shuttle bus to town stops at the end of the driveway! Room was large, clean and quiet. Family-run motel, and staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our first trip to Maine. The owners were very attentive to our needs. the office booked a 2 hr boat tour around bar harbor right at their office. They gave us multiple suggestions of things to do. Very clean & laid back old time motor court motel. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapols, MN
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We liked the Highbrook Motel for several reasons: it is located a mile or so outside Bar Harbor so it is very quiet and away from the commotion of the town but one can still walk there or take the free shuttle to downtown ( or to Acadia National Park), the rooms are very spacious and very clean, the free breakfast was quite good including hard boiled eggs, yogurt and breakfast egg sandwiches which were perfect prior to hiking all day at the National Park, you can leave your car parked at the motel ( in a reserved spot) and take the free shuttle to the National Park, the staff are very helpful and accommodating, and lastly it is a good value. We would return to the Highbrook if in the area in the future.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Highbrook sits just outside downtown Bar Harbor. It's a 5-10 minute drive, mainly due to all of the traffic and pedestrians downtown. We spent some time downtown, but we were actually relieved to get out of there and retreat back to our hotel! (Too many people.) There is also a bus that will take you from just outside the hotel to downtown for free (every 15-30 minutes)!

After checking in we took our car to the satellite building in the back. Drive right up to your room! There's even a deck to sit on in front with chairs and side table.

The room is very spacious. My favs were the bench by the bathroom (for all our luggage!) and I liked that it had a sink in the bathroom and outside- so 2 or more people could get ready at a time. Small details that made me happy! The room was very clean and had a refrigerator and tv (although playing with the remote was a challenge).

For breakfast they have a "grab-and-go." There's not a lot of options, but they have containers and trays for you to make your breakfast and go. Great for getting to good hiking places early! They have hard boiled eggs, bfast sandwiches (not great since they sit under a warmer), yogurt, juices, bagels, muffins, juice, and coffee.

We enjoyed our stay and hope you'll check out this place!

Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Last minute reservation on our way through to PEI. Called several other sold out hotels before finally landing here. If I knew what I know now, we would have called here first. Yes, Retro...but FAB! Clean, quaint, quiet and charming. More room than the usual Hotel and real keys for the door. Would stay here again if ever in the area!

Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The reviews are spot on. Don't be misled by the outer retro motel look. This place is 1st rate all the way. Extremely clean, well taken care of. The young man behind the check in counter could not have been nicer. Close proximity to the downtown area. You can't go wrong by picking this gem.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our second time staying at the Highbrook last week. Last stayed 3 years ago and still our favorite, cannot say enough about the cleanliness of the rooms! Very spacious room and comfortable bed. Love the retro feel and really appreciate the second sink outside of the bathroom. Close enough to walk to downtown or grab the shuttle. We won't stay anywhere else in Bar Harbor!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Highbrook Motel

Address: 94 Eden Street, Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#8 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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Also Known As:
Highbrook Hotel Bar Harbor
Highbrook Motel Bar Harbor, Maine

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