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“Solid motel.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Gull Motel
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Belfast
new england
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57 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Solid motel.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

Stayed for two nights. Room clean. Rates fair for this time of year, I am sure they drop by a large amount in winter which is why I hate to travel on business in summer in Vacationland! The only minus, folks on either side of our room sitting outside smoking themselves silly as the rooms are smoke free.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tiquer
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Peter F, Owner at The Gull Motel, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Dear Tiquer,

We appreciate the positive comments about our rates and cleanliness. Our winter rates are as low as $59 per night and we offer a weekly rate of as low as $225.00.

In future, we will do our best to place non-smokers where they will be least affected by this problem. We have two upstairs rooms which will be designated as non-smoking rooms, both inside and out.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

A very clean and comfortable motal with very reasonable rates a very, very enjoyable weeks stay

Room Tip: If you can book a room there you can't go wrong
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michael R
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EastCoastUSA
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

Great location motel with very frienly owners.
The room was large DOG FRIENDLY and clean!
The bathroom was large enough, not spacious but
large enough. We travel to the Common Ground
Fair every year from MA and this is a perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PastryFun
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

The motel was clean with a great location. The room is large enough for two adults to be comfortable but the bathroom is very small. If you love a soft bed, you are in luck and will be very happy! The room includes a microwave and a refrigerator which is really convenient but alas, no coffee pot in the room. If you want coffee, you must go to the front office for it but they also provide a selection of pastries. Peter covers the front desk and is very friendly and helpful. He is willing to answer your questions about the area, providing recommendations if you need them.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank geauxgirl76
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Central Florida, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2011

A nice place to rest & relax, very friendly staff, very clean , nice view across the street. Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ljw1955
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2011

The staff is wonderful. You can't beat the location or view. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Everything you could ask for in an affordable stay.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HowieZowie
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Stuyvesant Falls, NY
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

I came here on a motorcycle trip with my uncle and a couple friends. We chose The Gull Motel because of its low price and good reviews. My experience was very positive from making the reservations over the phone to checking out at the end of our trip. I mostly dealt with Peter who was very friendly, informative, and helpful. The room was decent. Our room had 2 queen sized beds, a small table w/ 2 chairs a dresser, TV, small microwave, refrigerator and an air conditioner. Outside, each room had its own patio. It was very clean and seemed to have been recently painted. The carpets showed sign of wear and the bathroom was extremely small. In the morning there were muffins and coffee in the office for guests. The muffins were packaged which was a little bit of a disappointment but wouldn't keep me from staying there again.


We were mainly just using the motel as a place to land. During the day, we were out riding our motorcycles. The location was perfect for us. There was a restaurant/bar directly across the street as well as public access to the water which was nice. There was also a Chinese restaurant across the street and one door down. Otherwise we were a 1 or 2 minute drive to a lot of other places to eat, a gas station and liquor store. We were about a 5 min drive to downtown Belfast which offered nice little shops and restaurants near or on the water.

So, over all, I liked the price, location, cleanliness and friendliness of the property. And, on the downside, it would be nice if they upgraded their carpets and had better muffins in the morning.

Room Tip: Forget about the muffins in the office. Pick up something at the store and keep it in your fridge.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank agiamma02
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Additional Information about The Gull Motel

Property: The Gull Motel
Address: 196 Searsport Ave, US Route 1, Belfast, ME 04915-7110
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Belfast
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Belfast
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Gull Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gull Motel is a clean, affordable and friendly motel on Route 1 in Belfast, Maine. It's a hour's drive from I-95 and just over an hour from Acadia National Park. All of our 14 non-smoking rooms come with air conditioning, heating, fridge,microwave,cable TV, secure wi-fi internet access and telephones with free local calls. All our rooms have queen beds, most have water views. Complimentary K-cup coffee and muffins are served in the lobby from 6:00AM to 10AM daily.The Gull is just a few minutes drive from Belfast's historic downtown and waterfront, with its many specialty shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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