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Harbor View Motel And Cottages

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11 Ocean Way, Box 701, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so pleasantly surprised when checked in and found our room, # 10, had a spacious deck with a water view. There is lots of green space around the admittedly 1950's style motel buildings and cottages, space for children to turn cartwheels, and dogs to get a good roll. There are picnic tables and chairs by the water. With... More 

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SJS212013, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Harbor View Motel. We are glad you had an enjoyable visit to Southwest Harbor and found the Harbor View to be a pleasant place to stay. We pride ourselves in providing clean and comfortable rooms, and we feel confident folks will really be pleased with the view,... More 

Manchester, Ma
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in an oceanview cottage for our annual trek to Mt. Desert Island (going since 1975). We have camped in several places, rented space in dozens and stayed in all the small villages and like the quiet side in Southwest Harbor. The "good." The price was reasonable as the island is very expensive by New England standards, the view... More 

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Thank Alan R
SJS212013, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbor View Motel. We are sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with your stay, and we will do our best to address the issues you brought up in your critique. The Harbor View Motel and Cottages has many repeat customers, many of whom enjoy the rustic feel that... More 

Out There
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Stayed here on recommendation of sister who has stayed here many times. Great location right on water with a great view of SW Harbor. Easy walk to town for restaurants. The rooms are large and functional with a nice balcony. But rooms also have a 1970's feel with furnishings. Motel includes "breakfast" but if you really like breakfast you will... More 

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SJS212013, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review of the Harbor View Motel. We're pleased that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the wonderful view of the harbor. You're right about the location...a quick walk to town where we hope you got to experience all the nice shops and restaurants. We are in the process of updating the furnishings, and we... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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201 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We did not realize how much of an issue it might be to go to a resort area the week BEFORE the season officially started. We were contacted on the way out that our cottage was not going to be ready for us, but that there was another cottage we could have. We said okay, as we didn't have much... More 

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Thank JohnandJana
SJS212013, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry to hear that your stay at the Harbor View Motel and Cottages was less than satisfactory. It may seem unreasonable that a "resort" is not ready toward the end of May, but the Spring season in Maine can be more than unpredictable, and there are unexpected problems that can pop up from time to time. That... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

For 3 years In have been spending a week in the fall at Harbor View Motel and Cottages. I look forward to these visits because I know the prime harbor view, the glorious sunrises, and the pleasant folks will be waiting for me. Harbor View suits me very well. It is not fancy but its friendly, neat and cozy,. I... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Found this little gem at the last minute. Completely unassuming, no frills, basic breakfast. Clean room, beautiful view of the full moon over the harbor. Can't beat the price! Mount Desert Island can be more expensive than it needs to be. We appreciated the value.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stayed in the main building, this has the advantage of having all its rooms facing the sea. The rooms are quaint and tired looking but quiet and comfortable and it would be hard to find the same situation at a better price. The Wi-Fi was iffy at night, good the rest of the time. We enjoyed staying in Southwest... More 

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We love the Harbor View Motel & Cottages for the ideal location, Southwest Harbor is a lovely quiet little town, and for the beautiful views of the harbor from our room. The office people and help are always helpful, friendly and offer real Maine hospitality. We don't expect or want luxurious accommodations, and for the price you can't beat the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Harbor View cottages are located around a large green lawn at the head of the harbor. The location is quiet and private with a gorgeous view, but only a five minute walk into the village center. The old fashioned cottages are very clean and comfortable and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Repeat customers are the norm and dogs... More 

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Nantucket, MA
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We stayed in one of the small efficiency rooms. The room is in need of an update for sure, the furniture, bedding, tv, decor and carpet was really old. The wi-fi never worked for us which was fine because it just gave me an excuse to tell work to leave me alone :) The location is great, the little breakfast... More 

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your review of the Harbor View Motel and Cottages. During this busy time of the season, if you do not make advanced reservations at the Harbor View you will more than likely get a room in the north units, which are the less expensive rooms. If you are looking for a view of the harbor and a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Harbor View Motel and Cottages is a family friendly accommodation that has motel units, efficiencies, and cottages, and is located right on the water just outside of Southwest Harbor. We have a million dollar view overlooking the picturesque harbor and it is walking distance from the village which has many restaurants, cafes, and galleries. Please come visit us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbor View Motel And Cottages

Address: 11 Ocean Way, Box 701, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Price Range: $52 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Harbor View Motel And Cottages Hotel Southwest Harbor
Harbor View Motel And Cottages Maine/Southwest Harbor
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