We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Colony on Frenchman's Bay

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
The Colony on Frenchman's Bay
Panoramas (39)
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for The Colony on Frenchman's Bay
See the most recent reviews
Showing 164: English reviews
Allentown PA
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great dog spot with beautiful sunrises and lots of walking space. Chart Room restaurant is next door and always good, and the bathroom, although small, was updated. Beds are a little on the soft side, but everything was clean and rates are a value!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank USAAllentownPA
Bath, Maine
Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you just saw Psycho, you might think twice, but it is actually pretty nice. Duplex cottages, so hopefully your next door neighbor just hiked Cadillac Mtn. then watched the 6 o clock news and went to bed. Clean, good beds, tiny TV...what else can I say... for $69.00 on Acadia (where the Holiday Inn is around 200 bucks), not...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank mainer21
Bar Harbor, Maine
Reviewed September 26, 2013

I stayed at The Colony just the other day and I was truly pleased with not only the cute comfortable private cottages but the totally reasonable rates! I live in Ellsworth and I needed to stay in Bar Harbor for a couple of days for work and I couldn't stomach paying the outrageous rates every other hotel was offering. My...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JenzBenzE320
Lake Texoma
Reviewed September 20, 2013

I can't rate it excellent because the furnishings are dated - still has tube TV's, but it reminded us so much of the places we used to stay while on family vacations. It's so cute and was very clean. It's minutes to Bar Harbor and the entry to Acadia. We stayed in one of the cottages and the bed was...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mary Gail U
Pittsburgh, PA
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We love this motel. We have gone 4 years in a row and now book next year's visit when we check-out. We book Cottage 18. It looks out over Frenchman's Bay and has the best view, in our opinion. We love Acadia National Park and Cottage 18 has become our home base in between long bike rides, hiking and kayaking...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank BethPittsburgh_PA
Bangor, Maine
Reviewed August 21, 2013

First of all, this is a he say and I say conversation. When I first made reservations with this man, he was not terribly patient with me. I wanted information about the unit, the size and what not, I was excited to bring my dog so I over-looked how I was not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about this...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank 43Jeanne
Potomac, Maryland, United States
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We've stayed at The Colony twice -- in 2007 and 2013 - for a total of 10 nights, and have thoroughly enjoyed it! Wonderful location on the water, scenic view, fantastic location right up the street from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, friendly staff, beautiful grounds. We'll be back there for sure next time! Great place for a family...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Clarence N
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Room wasn't clean when we arrived, band aids on the floor, hair in the shower, uncomfortable bed, blood on the sheets, pink cable tv, poor customer service...need I go on? The price is mediocre for the location...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank absolutwhit
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed in the motel part. I'll start with the good - nice size room (although dated), great location, great view, and as close to Acadia National Park as you can get. However, now the rest of the story - 1. even though I clearly stated how many people would be in the room when I made the reservation, they...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank thehoward6
Springfield, Virginia
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed in a duplex cottage for six nights. We could hear the neighbors talking through the wall, but they went to sleep around the same time as us, so it wasn't a problem. The cottages are old, but comfortable and the maid did a great job every day. Our mattresses were just right, so we slept well. It was...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank OttersZ
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

240 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (76)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (31)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (32)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (164)
Viewed
Amenities (3)
Viewed
Beach (4)
Viewed
Half Duplex 2 Double Beds (19)
Viewed
Motel 1 King 1 Sleep Sofa (19)
Viewed
Motel King Beautiful View (21)
Viewed
Oversized Stand Alone 2 Doubles Sleep Sofa (22)
Viewed
Oversized Stand Alone Queen 2 Twins (21)
Viewed
Pool (7)
Viewed
Stand alone Cottage King Bed (18)
Viewed
The Hotel (30)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hulls Cove
1.4 mi away
BEST WESTERN Acadia Park Inn
1.9 mi away
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center
2.0 mi away
Acadia Inn
Acadia Inn
#16 of 41 in Bar Harbor
585 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 mi away
Hampton by Hilton Bar Harbor
Hampton by Hilton Bar Harbor
#2 of 41 in Bar Harbor
534 reviews
3.2 mi away
Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
#6 of 41 in Bar Harbor
1,183 reviews
2.0 mi away
Bar Harbor Motel
Bar Harbor Motel
#5 of 41 in Bar Harbor
1,540 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Colony on Frenchman's Bay

Address: # 20 rr3, Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor > Hulls Cove
Price Range: $91 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Colony on Frenchman's Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz and Expedia so you can book your The Colony on Frenchman's Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Colony On Frenchman`s Bay Hotel Hulls Cove
The Colony On Frenchman's Bay Hulls Cove, Maine
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from The Colony on Frenchman's Bay staff and other travelers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Mastic Beach, NY
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Colony on Frenchman's Bay staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Instead of booking online, we talked to the lady over the phone and got a better deal.”
 of 5 bubbles MonikaK850, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are not sound proof in anyway. Unless you want to hear your neighbor breathe do not rent a cottage here”
 of 5 bubbles manda8716, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“I don't think you could get a bad cabin, but our #5 was great for two people.”
 of 5 bubbles SDAnnie, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“The walls are thin, so if you end up in an A/B unit, expect to hear from the couple in the adjoining unit...or plan on them hearing you.”
 of 5 bubbles 878marcell, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
“There are single motel type rooms, and single and duplex cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles msmor, Aug 27, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question