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Twilite Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   147 Bucksport Road, Rt. 1 and 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Ellsworth
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“A great surpise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Seeing other reviews of this motel we gave it a shot and weren't disappointed.
It was clean, comfortable, spacious (we had a larger queen room). The staff (the family that owns it) were super helpful with everything and even lent us their hiking maps for the Acadian national park (which aren't free!).
We found it perfect for our needs.
It's about 15minutes drive to Bar Habour (lots of places to eat) and about 2 minutes to local Ellsworth.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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phillipsburg, nj
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90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Lets see it was a great experience!! A lot better than staying at a chain hotel. Nice and quiet and away from it all. King size bed room and it was towards the back of the property. The owners were very nice and friendly. Mr. Owner was very informative and all his recommendations were just as he said. Fabulous stay the decor was very nice and if uou want big hotel chain with a lot of noise and out of control people then do not stay here. Need to get away from the crowds of big hotels then stay here!!! When we come back to Acadia and the surrounding areas we will definitely stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Lancaster PA
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife has stayed here several times but this summer's visit to Maine included an extended stay at the Twilite. The owners are very cordial and pleasant... the room was most adequate and the cereal/muffin/pastry/fruit breakfast offering was terrific..and a nice place to chat with other visitors. Very close to downtown Ellsworth and easy driving to Bar Harbor and other coastal sites. We will be back!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights and were happy with the room (out back), the price, and the location. The room was exceptionally clean! I would have appreciated a protein source at breakfast, though, and peanut butter or hard-boiled eggs would be an easy addition. We'll stay here again if we return to the area.

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New Hampshire
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I love this place. The owners have taken the sort of old-style motel I remember as a kid (right down to actual room keys with brass fobs) and made it funky and delightful with extra touches -- open, beam ceilings in some rooms or perhaps a grecian-style tub insert. Also with little things, like decent soap and an emergency sewing repair kit! The office entrance, with its fountain, its plants, and its enclosed patio, looks like something you'd find in Big Sur or Key West. And the folks who run the place are nice too -- good-natured and helpful. They obviously take pride in what they have. Everything is clean and well presented, and the lawns and gardens outside are actually worth wandering around. I look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My wife and I booked our room here based on the other reviews. We agree with those who spoke highly of the owners. They were indeed very friendly and we enjoyed the atmosphere at breakfast, when we met several other guests and had some good chats. That said, we were somewhat disappointed overall. The room was smaller than we were expecting based on the photos (Room 12 - a "standard" room). Also, the bed was long overdue for a new mattress. It had a "list" to one side and was not particularly comfortable. Room was clean -- and towels were surprisingly large and thick for a motel in this category. But having to crawl over the bed to get in (it was against the wall) was not what we were hoping for. I also thought the grounds were pretty weedy and ill-kept. Not nearly as attractive as the photos would indicate. Would I be back? Perhaps -- but not one of those "keepers" some "gems" I've found on Tripadvisor have been.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We just spent 3 nights at the Twilite Motel and really enjoyed them. We had the choice of staying at the Hampton Inn in Ellsworth or the Twilite and are so glad we chose the Twilite Motel. It is a small motel, but very well run and very clean. It lets you feel the flavor of the area. The owners live at the motel and are very nice and helpful. The breakfast is pretty basic, but that was all we needed. We definitely will stay here again if we are ever in the area.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Twilite Motel
Address: 147 Bucksport Road, Rt. 1 and 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Ellsworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ellsworth
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ellsworth
#5 Family Hotel in Ellsworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Twilite Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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