I'm planning to drive straight to MDI the first night and am debating whether to stay there until the last night before the 7am flight. Google estimates a 1h15 drive to/from Southwest Harbor.
I'd much prefer to stay in MDI of course but am leaning towards getting a hotel near the airport, in which case:
• What are the closest car rentals to the terminal. Assuming it'll be between 5-6am when I'm returning it so well before any kind of shuttle. Are there any that are within walking distance?
• Alternatively, I could return the car the night before and stay at a nearby hotel that would get us to the airport early, but I'd still need to get from the car rental drop-off to the hotel and ensure the hotel would provide early shuttle service.
Any thoughts or advice on hotels and car rental agencies very near the airport? (I'm half-way tempted to buy a later one-way flight back to avoid the hassle after what I'm hoping to be a relaxing weekend.)
Thanks in advance!