A basic motel but quiet and scenic location at tip of the island. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We received a wealth of tips & guidance on what to do which made a huge difference for us as first-time visitors to the area. Location is about a half-hour's drive from the main portion of the park and from Bar Harbor. Breakfast area is small, but forces conversation with other guests, which proved enjoyable. Nearby Gott's General Store was a worn looking locals-only type place we'd never have ventured into without a tip from staff, but there we found huge deli sandwiches excellent for those like us trying to dine on the cheap. No AT&T cell phone coverage at motel location, but good wifi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Seawall Motel is located on the quietside of Mount Desert Island in the Southwest Harbor area. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Motel borders the Seawall entrance to Acadia National Park. It adjoins a pine forest and a fresh water pond which provides ample opportunities for birdwatching and scenic photography. The Seawall is a naturally occurring granite, loose boulder and rock seawall with easy shore walks and tide pools to explore. There is a picnic area to watch the waves crash on the rugged shoreline and a spot to watch the sunrise over the Great Cranberry Island. On a clear night, it is one of the best places in the country for stargazing. Just beyond the scenic areas, you'll approach two of the many walking trails of Acadia National Park: Ship Harbor and Wonderland. Each is less than a two-mile hike along the ocean and nature trails. A short drive from these trails is the Bass Harbor Lighthouse that has been guiding mariners with its light since 1858. The dramatic setting, especially at sunset, is a photographer's dream. The Seawall Motel sits directly across from the famed seawall and close proximity to many activities of what the park has to offer. It is a two-story Motel with free Wi-Fi, in-room phones, cable TV and complimentary continental breakfast. These budget-friendly motels has twenty spacious, comfortable, and exquisitely clean rooms with a choice of two-queens or king size beds. A community room is available for all guests to use which includes the vending and ice machine, refrigerator, microwave, and coin-operated laundry machines. The free Island Explorer Shuttle can be accessed from our parking lot for easy travel to restaurants and shops in downtown Southwest Harbor, and to many other locations on the island. Top-rated in TripAdvisor, the Seawall Motel is the perfect place for your Maine vacation! Enjoy the beautiful scenery, the wonderful staff, and freshly brewed coffee ready for you every morning! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seawall Hotel Southwest Harbor
- Seawall Motel Maine/Southwest Harbor