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Twilite Motel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Ellsworth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a jewel of an older hotel. It is neat and clean and they include a decent continental breakfast with fresh baked blueberry muffins. The motel is located conveniently to local attractions including Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the motel is motorcycle friendly. The wi-fi works very well also.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank bamarider
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a family affair to attend in this area of Maine, and this is a good choice.
The room was large and very clean and cozy. I will say it is a bit dated, but that is what we had expected. The owners are so pleasant and the experience was good.
We enjoyed sitting under the trees and reading, a nice change from the chain hotels. Give it a try.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are quiet and cool.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Leeandob
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Yet again, another vacation spent at the Twilite. We have been coming here regularly since 2004, and we keep coming back. Our room was clean, the owners are great, the location is very conveniently located near shops, and about 30 minutes from Bar Harbor. The only negative is that our bathroom had a constant musty odor that I could not get rid of, even after all the Lysol spraying. It must be in the wood.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank MarySchoRit
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

The reviews here are spot on! Quaint little motel that makes you feel as if you've stepped back in time. The furnishings are definitely old but are clean and in great shape. Our room was located in the building located to the back left of the office. The windows were open but it still appeared to have been closed up for a while, a bit of a musty smell that cleared up fast. The motel is located close to town so finding food is easy, but everything closes up early so be warned! Coffee is available until 10:00 pm, office closes at 10:00. GREAT Owners who were very helpful offering us to plot out our days adventure.
Oh, if you get hungry, skip Jasper's, the food is horrible and Cold. Head to Finns Irish Pub, we loved it there.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank friendsconnect
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed one night after making phone reservations in advance. Best part of this stay was the help from people running this conveniently located motel. The sweet woman on the phone was very helpful with details and her follow up email confirmation. The front desk staffperson was helpful, very informative, and accomodating. His suggestions for visits in Acadia and local restaurants were excellent. Best lobster we had in Maine was at his recommended Ruth and Wimpy's Restaurant. We also enjoyed his recommendation for Finn's on Main Street, Ellsworth. Schoodic Point was the best part of Acadia, and not crowded, even on the fourth of July week end!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Gloria H
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twilite, Owner at Twilite Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

Thanks for commenting on your stay with us.
However we fail to understand why your overall rate was - poor - when you obviously (according to your own words) were rather happy with your stay.
Poor (2 stars), is a rather harsh evaluation, and usually mean that there was something seriously wrong.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stayed here overnight twice because of the convenient location while camping and traveling in a rainy late September week. Simple, comfortable enough shelter for our needs. We wished it cost less, but needed a place out of the rain and there are few bargains in this area.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mary2332014
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Twilite has the feel of an old-fashioned family run motel: an excellent change of pace from the chains. We have stayed twice and on both occasions the customer service was excellent: this time two minor problems arose but they were quickly, cheerfully, efficiently solved by Chuck.
Rooms at the back are large and more protected from highway sounds during Ellsworth's rush hour. Everything is super clean; beds are comfortable; nice soaps and shampoo and in room coffee. The continental breakfast is fresh and plentiful. All in all, great value for your money in a relatively expensive area. (It is easy to find: head east on routes 1/3 from Ellsworth and look for the sign on your right.)

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are larger and a little more expensive.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank prado1122
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Additional Information about Twilite Motel

Address: 147 Bucksport Rd, Rt. 1 and 3, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2732
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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: $100 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Twilite Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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Twilite Motel Ellsworth, Maine
Twilite Hotel Ellsworth

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