I stayed at The Colony with my boyfriend for four nights in a housekeeping cottage. The property is located on the main route through Mt. Desert Island, as many of the cottages and hotels are, but it is set back from the road so you can hardly hear traffic noise.
The Colony is located just a couple of minutes from the entrance to Acadia National park and the CAT Ferry to Nova Scotia, and it's only a short drive past that to downtown Bar Harbor. The property has its own rocky beach right across the street, and there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance.
Check-in was very simple, staff was pleasant. each cottage has its own parking space right next to it. Our cottage was very clean, but some of the decor was outdated. There was a living room with cable TV, a small kitchen with apartment size fridge/freezer, oven, and some dishes and silverware. There was a sleeper sofa as well. The bathroom was cramped and unattractive with a small stall shower. Be sure to bring your own bath products, as there is only soap. The bedroom had a double bed, two dressers, and closet. The bed linens were pretty dated.
Our cottage came with housekeeping, which seemed to include emptying garbages, replacing towels, a quick cleaning of surfaces, and making the bed. The room was not made up after we returned to the cottage on our second night, but a staff member brought over towels when we asked. There were no other housekeeping problems for the next two nights.
The Colony advertises WiFi, but it was sometimes hard to get a signal without having to put the computer in odd places in the cottage.
Overall, this is a great place to stay if you want affordable accommodations in a very convenient location, and don't care too much about decor or luxury.
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