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Seawall Motel

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The Seawall Motel is located on the quietside of Mount Desert Island in the Southwest Harbor area. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Motel borders the Seawall entrance to Acadia National Park. It adjoins a pine forest and a fresh water pond which provides ample opportunities for birdwatching and scenic photography. The Seawall is a naturally occurring granite, loose boulder and rock seawall with easy shore walks and tide pools to explore. There is a picnic area to watch the waves crash on the rugged shoreline and a spot to watch the sunrise over the Great Cranberry Island. On a clear night, it is one of the best places in the country for stargazing. Just beyond the scenic areas, you'll approach two of the many walking trails of Acadia National Park: Ship Harbor and Wonderland. Each is less than a two-mile hike along the ocean and nature trails. A short drive from these trails is the Bass Harbor Lighthouse that has been guiding mariners with its light since 1858. The dramatic setting, especially at sunset, is a photographer's dream. The Seawall Motel sits directly across from the famed seawall and close proximity to many activities of what the park has to offer. It is a two-story Motel with free Wi-Fi, in-room phones, cable TV and complimentary continental breakfast. These budget-friendly motels has twenty spacious, comfortable, and exquisitely clean rooms with a choice of two-queens or king size beds. A community room is available for all guests to use which includes the vending and ice machine, refrigerator, microwave, and coin-operated laundry machines. The free Island Explorer Shuttle can be accessed from our parking lot for easy travel to restaurants and shops in downtown Southwest Harbor, and to many other locations on the island. Top-rated in TripAdvisor, the Seawall Motel is the perfect place for your Maine vacation! Enjoy the beautiful scenery, the wonderful staff, and freshly brewed coffee ready for you every morning!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Ocean View
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We were a group who booked 6 rooms. The booking process and feedback was great, something really important when doing this online. The check in was well organised and efficient. Breakfast was simple but adequate. Rooms were very good, spacious, everything worked and were quiet.
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The owners of this place are beyond hospitable. They're friendly and open to chat about life, their story and the history of their business and time around the island. However, good conversation starts AFTER coffee is served, not before. Speaking of which, breakfast is a
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What a wonderful base for our exploration of Discovery Island and Acadia National Park. Dave and Vicky were so welcoming and we felt right at home from the moment we arrived at Seawall Motel. The surrounding area is beautiful and Dave gave us many tips on how to make the most
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Not fancy but it met our needs. We stayed 3 nights while seeing the area and it is perfectly located away from the craziness in Bar Harbor. We loved Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound and also Thurstons Lobster Pound. Listening to the ocean across the street was so nice.
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We decided to forgo the thousands in Bar Harbor and hang our hat at the perfectly located SeaWall Motel in the Southwest Harbor. While not fancy it was a perfect location for seeing Arcadia National Park and for our hiking excursions. When we did travel to Bar Harbor how lovely
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The Standard Two Queen Room at the Seawall Motel
Ocean view is far off, but there
View of the Seawall at low tide.
View from the Seawall at low tide.
Call the Sea Wall Motel at 1-800-248-9250
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"It has stairs, so if that is a problem ask for ground floor. View is more panoramic from upstairs though."
"We enjoyed having an upper room."
"Choose and end room if available."
"We were in room 15 and 16 on the second floor in the middle of the motel and found them very quiet."
"Second floor can be little bit more quiet"
seawall hotel southwest harbor
United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandSouthwest Harbor
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