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“Great Downtown Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of ANCHORAGE MOTEL

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ANCHORAGE MOTEL
Ranked #36 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Willow, Alaska
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Downtown Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Not sure what the people with the bad reviews expected but we have had several great stays here. Yes the rooms are not modern fancy rooms but they are clean and comfortable. I have stayed in many places that I would call dives and this surely is not one. For the rate you cannot go wrong. If you want modern fancy rooms with all the trimmings you can stay at any number of overpriced, expensive rooms that will run you over $200 and more. Believe me we have. But if you are looking for affordable and comfortable room in walking distance of all the shops and the harbor, then this is it. A big plus for us is the fact that they have pet rooms and allow you to have you family pet with you. To the best of my knowledge ( and we have really looked around) there is no other hotel in the downtown that does this. There are many if you want to stay on the outskirts of town and drive in and out of town every day. But then you have to look for 2 and 3 hour parking spots in town (if you can find one).
We have stayed her many times now and we would certainly stay again. Don't come here expecting fancy, just a clean comfortable room in the downtown of Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Anchorage very much. Great location! Easy to walk to everything. Spotlessly clean, and a great arrangement for the room. Two luggage racks close to the bathroom and hangars, and the bathroom had a window, so no typical hotel claustrophobia. Plenty of room!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Tallahassee, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Why didn't we check trip advisor before we checked into this hotel. It was awful! The beds were rock had and the linens were gross. The bathroom door wouldn't close and the brown paneled walls were nasty. Please trust me, you don't want to stay here for any price!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Curitiba, PR
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This so-called hotel is really terrible. The people who run it are anti-hospitality and will make you feel badly from the moment you walk in the door. The rooms are awful. Old beds and linen. No frig, no microwave, no shampoo or conditioner. I guess we are lucky they gave us soap and scratchy towels. The bathroom was absolutely filthy when we checked in. Yuck!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Avoid staying at this Motel if at all possible. It is very basic considering the price. There are absolutely no amenities. There is not even a soap dish in the bathroom. There are no toiletries. The rooms are shabby and run down. They state that they have WiFi but they do not. The first day they told us that it had "just gone down" and they expected it back by the end of day. The next day, one person told us it would be up within hours; another individual at the reception desk told us it would be about "a month". Looking back now at other Trip Advisor reviews (going back 2 years) it is apparent that they do not, and never have had WiFi, despite their claims to the contrary. The worst part however, was the attitude of the staff. They were rude and unaccommodating. They completely dismissed our concerns about the WiFi access and stated that "there was plenty of WiFi to be found in the town". When we (politely) told them they were charging for services they were not providing, their response was that "they could do what they liked because it was Bar Harbour and tourists would always pay". When we (shockingly) clarified that they were stating they could get away with providing poor service because it was "Bar Harbour" they just repeated "it's Bar Harbour..." It is unfortunate because we found Bar Harbour itself to be absolutely wonderful. The restaurants are amazing, the town is lovely and of course the proximity to the National Park makes it an awesome vacation destination. This was our only bad experience and I am writing this review in hopes that I can forewarn other travellers who might be considering a stay in this Motel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Appleton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

When we first arrived, we were a little put off by the room. Its wooden paneling, dated furniture and weird small left a lot to be desired, but, once you get over that and leave the door open for a minute, it's clean and not bad at all. The price was good especially for the location. Well within walking distance of all the shops, restaurants, and attractions. It is what it is...a cheap motel in a pricey location. I recommend it if you are not too picky and are on a budget.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lyndonville, Vermont
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

The motel is what you would expect of an economy place in a tourist town but it's location is wonderful for the price. Rooms are OK and it is a little dated for sure and could use some upgrade work. Nothing special here and no amenities so don't forget to pack everything you need to make your trip work. The motel is a location for walking around town and has a nice lawn to sit out and relax when you are not in Acadia National Park or Bar Harbor and the ocean. Housekeeping is extremely basic and we had to ask for tissue and toilet paper when it ran out.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: ANCHORAGE MOTEL
Address: 51 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1327
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — ANCHORAGE MOTEL 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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