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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 #4 of 42 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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19 hotel reviews
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“IMMACULATE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Nice large room - can move around without bumping into one another or the furniture - including a sitting area. Extremely clean and immaculate. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Conveniently located to Acadia and town. Plenty of space to store your gear (suitcases, packs, etc.) so it's not in your way. Grab and go breakfast is simple and convenient. Look forward to staying again on a future trip.

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the main reasons we chose to stay at the Highbrook Motel was due to all the comments about how clean it was. I must say that not only was it clean, it was the cleanest place I have ever stayed at. Spotlessly clean! The location was great...pretty and quiet. The staff was very friendly, the rates were reasonable and we would absolutely stay here again. Thank you to the staff/owners of the Highbrook Motel!

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I am usually skeptical about motels, but Highbrook Motel really took me by surprise. The room smelt fresh and was impeccably clean! Cleanness is the most important criterion for me, so needless to say that this motel scored huge with me. The bathroom was spotless, with no trace of soap scum or mildew even at the toughest corners. The shower handle was so clean that it shined. The carpet looked new. The bed was quite comfortable. The bed linens were of relatively good quality. I am not sure if they just renovated the place. If not, the cleaning staff really deserve a gold medal. The cleanness even beats some 5 start hotels I stayed in before. The location is excellent too. It is tucked away in a quite wooded area just a short distance away from the too touristy downtown Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed August 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

About 1 mile outside of the hustle and bustle of bar harbor is the highbrook motel. It looks like a nicer version of the bates hotel from the outside but don't let that put you off, the staff are friendly and the rooms are clean but VERY outdated. It's like I'm visiting my grandparents every time I open the door to my room because of the floral curtains and really stale smell. Surprised they can charge $170+ a night for that fact alone.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I found the Highbrook Motel on the internet and the reviews were excellent so I booked it for 3 nights. My wife and I were extremely impressed. We have stayed in some motels before where you wish you never opened the door. This motel is immaculate. The property is well maintained, it is in a great location for Bar Harbor and Acadia, and it is very quiet. It has all the amenities you need including continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, a shuttle that has connections to all parts of the island, small refrigerator, and other items to make your stay more pleasant. The best thing is that it is run by a family who obviously takes pride in their establishment. The family and employees are very helpful, friendly, and have a genuine care in the quality of your stay. We'll be back!

  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Off the main downtown area but close enough with free bus service running in front of hotel regularly. Rooms were not modern but large with comfortable chairs and bed as well as refrigerator. Pick up breakfast was very adequate. Staff were helpful in arranging tours and friendly as well.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

From the road the Highbrook Motel appears to be nothing particularly special, just another 60's style motor hotel, which it is. Difference is (and why this property receives so many excellent reviews) the motel is has an extremely high pride of ownership. First impression is "nice, but just a motel", but after looking around one notices how clean everything is, and then the little extras that seem to provide whatever needs one might hope for. The property is near downtown Bar Harbor, although it would be a long walk. The downtown shuttle passes the motel every 15 minutes, so this is not much of a problem. If on a budget or don't prefer to pay the price for an upscale option, this property might be your best choice.

Room Tip: Room in the elbow of the upper units had more space, as well as an extra small single bed.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 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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