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“"Second time as good as the first"”
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Bar Harbor Motel
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Meriden, Connecticut
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“"Second time as good as the first"”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We really enjoy staying here. The staff is friendly and helpful. The bike shed is a great asset, we never have to worry where to leave the bikes. The room was very clean and comfortable. We would recommend this motel to everyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sun City West, Arizona
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Spent two days in Oct 2012 and the staff was excellent. Had a car key lost in the downtown area
and turned into the police. Pat, at the hotel, drove us to the police station to retrieve the key.
There is a convenient shuttle at the entrance to the hotel that goes downtown. The one bedroom
was small, but clean and very liveable. We bought a package deal and the food was excellent
at all locations. The bus tour of Acadia National Park was very nice. We would recommend
anyone to stay at this Motel. The overall property was well kept and very beautiful. Close to
hiking trails.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Maine, New York
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husband, daughter and I stayed at this motel for the second time. We stayed in a smaller room (in 2008 we stayed in the two bedroom). The motel is convenient to the bus stop, now has a free breakfast and also has a nice pool area. But overall, I would say it is an average property. Good for family visits and a decent price; but, nothing spectacular.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We had a very good stay at The Bar Harbor Motel and would definitely go back. We asked for a quiet room and true to their word we got a quiet unit right at the back of the property. Indeed there was no one else in our block until the weekend and even then no one was put in the room adjacent to ours at all. So the management really paid attention to our request.

Being at the back/ top of the property also meant we got to see deer wandering around which was fantastic.

We thought the room standard was very good and also felt that the cleaning of our unit was also good.

Breakfast was a bit of a scrum, with fewer tables than guests, so we tendered to walk down and take stuff back to our unit. We didn't mind the walk at all and, of course,it was our choice to do this and also be in a unit up the top.

An added bonus was the free bus into town which stops at the entrance to the property. We used this a couple of times. Also, as a guest of the motel you could also take advantage of the kids' movies being shown on the next door hotel 's lawn twice a week.

Swimming pool was good as well for small kids. So all in all we had a very  good stay and would go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Newton, NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We sent a week at the Bar Horbor Motel in early September. This is the second time we have stayed their. The rooms were nice, very clean. Great pillows. The staff was very helpful. I had a problem with my vehicle and asked the front desk if they had a machanic that they could send me to. They told me that their mantance man was a car machanic and they sent him up to our room when he came in. He was able to help with the problem. They added a continental breakfast since our last stay. The only problem was that the toasters were very slow. They had homemade biskets that were FANTASTIC. The FREE bus to down town Bar Harbor stopped right in front of the motel. We will stay here again when we go to Bar Harbor.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Crystal, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2012

This motel was a great value compared to other properties in Bar Harbor. The room we stayed in was 206. The bathroom has recently been completely updated, except for the mirror. The bathroom and the room was clean, and had recently been updated. The room was small, but ample for two people. The bed was firm, but could have used two more pillows as the ones provided were quite flat. The king room had a dresser, two night stands, one table with two stuffed chairs. The lighting was good and they used compact fluorescent energy saver bulbs. It took me awhile to figure out how to turn on the heat, and it blew right at we on the right side of the bed. The staff was very attentive, we were able to check in early, and were very friendly. The breakfast was average. It included, muffins, bagels, hard boiled eggs, cereal, juice, coffee, apples, etc. Since I don't eat eggs, another protein choice would have been nice.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

I had stayed her 10 years ago with sear friends as we said good bye to a special friend who had passed away, and was worried about some of the negative reviews.My spouse and I stayed here the last week of August. Everything was lovely: the location, right on the road leading to town, but far enough off the road to be quiet and peaceful. the path leading to Acadia is at the back of the premises, and they give you a map when you check in.
The room was spotless and spacious. We loved having the continental breakfast, fridge and coffee in the room, separate sink from the bathroom, separate closet for clothes, excellent Internet, and they even booked a sunset nature cruise for us (dock across the street) with a discount! The soap and shampoo was so nice, much better quality than usually provided in motels. Beds were very comfortable as was the room temperature.
The daily housekeeping was great, although most of the time we just asked for fresh coffee, extra soap and clean towels. We even saw deer at dusk which was a lovely surprise and our room had a patio to sit at in the mornings and evenings. Everything was perfect and we will be back. Thank-you for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: We enjoyed hiking so we were lucky to be near the back near the entrance to the park. If you are two...
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  • Stayed August 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 staying with us and for your wonderful comments.

I am glad you chose to stay with us again after so many years!

It is great you were able to see deer on the property while you were here, thanks for posting the photo!
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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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