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“Nice and Quiet”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bar Harbor Motel

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Bar Harbor Motel
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
“Nice and Quiet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised with our stay at the BHMotel 9-10-12. We stayed in Room 130 towards the back part of the property and found it to be very roomy, clean and VERY quiet! The only problem we had was with the keyless entry system. Cards worked sporadically and required lots of figitting, or maybe it was the sun shining on the lock that messed it up, don't know. Great Shower with lots of pressure, bedding very comfortable.

Room Tip: Room past the pool area was VERY quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeannette L
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BHM_Manager, General Manager at Bar Harbor Motel, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thank you for your great comments about the cleanliness of the room as well as the comfortable bedding.

Our property is uniquely situated along side and up into Acadia so that we can gain an extra benefit of being a quiet location.

I hope you come and stay with us again soon!
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Location is great. Near Bar Harbor downtown as well as close to Acadia NP. Rooms are average and decent size. Free WiFi which works without any issues. Housekeeping staff is helpful.
Breakfast is supposed to last till 9:30 or so ( I don't recall exact time now) however on two consecutive days eggs, bagels, muffins, even milk on one occasion ran out well before the cut off time. I asked the owner (a lady) and another lady manning the front desk to refresh ran out items they pretty much shrugged off shoulders to indicate I am out of luck. This is just not acceptable if you advertise breakfast is included and if patrons are there well within the timings it is management's responsibility to make sure things that run out are refreshed.

There is yet another lady that was at front desk for late evening shift for at least two nights. I tried calling front desk on one night and she picked up but then hung up. Dialed again & I get busy tone for 10-15 mins. I walk up to front desk & notice that she has lifted the receiver off the phone. Didn't say anything but walked out disappointed.

Poor service, attitude of staff just ruined the experience despite good location & decent rooms.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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BHM_Manager, General Manager at Bar Harbor Motel, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
I am very sorry that you had a negative experience during your stay with us.

It is our goal to provide excellent service for all our guests. We have reviewed these comments with the staff and will redouble our efforts to provide the best experience we can for everyone that stays with us.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

My wife and I have stayed at the Bar Harbor Motel on many occasions over the past 15 years and have never experienced the very disappointing room service we experienced during our recent stay. I was curious as to why the motel was not sold out over the Labor Day weekend as it almost always is. Apparently new management took over this season. The Motel is a beautiful property with direct access to Acadia National Park with reasonable rates for the location. Our room had sliding doors to a shared patio as I opened the door to the patio the first thing I noticed were empty beer cans on top of my AC unit. I also notice empty beer cans and bottles lying on the patio 2 rooms down….these cans and bottles remained untouched by housekeeping for 6 days after the people checkout. The patio also had dirty moldy lounge chairs and debris from all the trees. The patio and the front entrance to the rooms are not swept on a daily basis. The toilet seat had wear marks on it and is in need of replacement. The bathroom floor was not mopped during our 7 night stay (I did not notice any mops on any of the housekeeping carts). The bathtub went untouched by housekeeping. The mirror in the main room had a film of dirt on it from not being wiped. I noticed debris and dirt under the beds; the carpet edgings had a line of dust. The bed and pillow linens were never changed during our stay. One day the bed was not even made. Our stay this time was not pleasant and we will not be returning to the Bar Harbor Motel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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BHM_Manager, General Manager at Bar Harbor Motel, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thank you for your comments noting our beautiful property with direct access to Acadia.

I am very sorry that you experienced problems with attention to housekeeping during your stay. We have discussed this with the staff that were looking after these rooms and have taken corrective action.

Our goal is to provide clean and comfortable accommodations for all of our guests at a reasonable price.

I hope that you will reconsider and give us another chance the next time you visit the area.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

I stayed here with family for two nights in August. We chose the Bar Harbor Motel after reading the other positive reviews on Trip Advisor and I have to admit we were disappointed. We stayed in a one of the two room suites towards the back of the property and the smell from the old, worn-out green carpeting was terrible and overpowering. A combination of mold and animal hit us the moment we walked into the room and it never diminished. The bed spreads were also very old and looked like they had not been laundered in quite some time. The room absolutely needs some updating. The carpeting needs to be ripped out and the bedding replaced.

The location is good, close to Acadia National Park and shops and restaurants. There is a swimming pool and a free shuttle that goes into town. The hotel grounds are nice, but price did not reflect the quality of the room. Wouldn’t stay here again or recommend it to friends and family. The smell and outdated bedding really ruined it for us.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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BHM_Manager, General Manager at Bar Harbor Motel, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thank you for noting our great location, our nice pool and grounds. We are conveniently located right next to Acadia and a short walk to downtown Bar Harbor. We have plenty of free parking and the free shuttle is an excellent way to get around the island.

We have found that most guests are quite satisfied with our accommodations. However, we recognize that there is always room for improvement. We will be reviewing the entire property for needed upgrades and we will definitely pay attention to any carpeting or bedding that needs to be replaced.

We hope that you will not allow this one negative experience to keep you from giving us another chance the next time you visit the area.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

We've stated here repeatedly for many years. Always a good value for the location. You can take the trail up to Duck Brook Road and bike into Acadia. Very convenient. Free shuttle to town. Quiet and clean.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Leonardo, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Nice motel units, set on a hill, clean, quiet and close to town, free bus stops right in front. Moderate breakfast, but you would want to eat in town anyway.Staff nice, pool area clean and nice. Each room is in a set of four, going up the hill and car can park right at your door, will stay again........................................

Room Tip: If you don't like walking up hill after the free breakfast ask for a lower unit. But ii is nice...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pompey, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

The property is on a rolling piece of topography, which is nice because you do not feel like you are driving up to the typical motel. There are several buildings on the spacious property. Each building has approx. 6 rooms in it. We stayed here 3 nights. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The grounds are nice and quiet. The included breakfast is a little lame. The staff is friendly and helpful. It's a nice quiet spot that makes you forget you are very close to town. I would stay here again next time we are in Bar Harbor.

Room Tip: Stay in the rooms that are the farthest back (away from the office) on the property. Acadia will be...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Motel

Property: Bar Harbor Motel
Address: 100 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1106
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#3 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Bar Harbor Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
84 Ground level rooms spaced amid 14 acres of lawn and trees. Featuring 2-Bedroom Family units for up to 6 people or rooms with 1 King or 2 Queen beds. All rooms feature full bath, A/C, mini refrigerators, irons, hairdryers, free in room high speed internet and all non-Smoking. Free continental breakfast. Free enclosed bicycle locker. Direct Trail access to Acadia National Park. ... more   less 
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