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“Clean, Convenient, good value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bar Harbor Motel
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Clean, Convenient, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed here early September for 4 nights. We had a 2 room family suite. The rooms were large and well configured. The wardrobe, mini fridge and bathroom were in a separate mid area which could be shut off. This prevented any annoying fridge noise and bathroom use by other room noises. The rooms were large, the beds were comfortable. The bathroom is not particu;arly larger for a family unit. It was fine for us, traveling as a family of 3, but if we had more people, there would have been a lack of space to hang towels etc..

The breakfast was very generous, constantly being replenished. The usual muffins, bread, choc cake, fruit, yoghurt. The lobby provided free access to juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate 24/7 I believe. This was convenient as the wi fi in the rooms is pretty much non existent. The only place to use it was in the lobby. If having good wi fi in your room is important to you, I would not recommend staying here, it would be too frustrating.

This motel is fantastic for younger families and most nationalities were represented here. It is a happy place to stay, and excellent value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

The motel is located a short bus ride from down town Bar Harbor and there is a 2 mile wooded trail to Acadia state park at the top of the hill. The staff was very helpful with suggestions of where to go and what to avoid. There is a tour boat across the street that features fishing and nature tours. The rooms were very clean and spacious. The bathroom was clean and featured a built in heater. There is a large pool on the grounds along with a coin operated laundr-o-mat for longer stays. Free breakfast was a nice plus. Overall, a great value for the price and location. It's not the Ritz, but how much time do you really spend in the room when there's a state park to explore!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Our family of 5 (kids age 9, 8 & 6) stayed for three nights, and enjoyed the spacious two-room suite. The grounds are well maintained, and the pool was simple, clean and not crowded. The free continental breakfast was nice, but got a little crowded at the peak times in the morning. The property is close enough to downtown for adventurous folks to walk (20 minutes) and also has the free island shuttle stopping in front of the motel regularly. Our only complaint involved the musty smell in the room - but this is typical of an older property that is so close to the ocean. Overall, we had a good experience.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Glen Cove, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Bar Harbor Motel was the perfect place for my wife, self and 3 kids (13,12,10). The family suite was ideal giving us plenty of space. The bike room was a great place to store the bikes. The rooms were clean and well kept. The separate buildings was a great asset. We uses everything - the tree swings, laundry, pool, concierge... The hotel staff could not have been more helpful making plans and giving us advice. The continental breakfast was great as was the location (close to the park and Bar Harbor -- without the chaos of the main streets of Bar harbor). We plan to return - as soon as possible!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed here during September 2013 long weekend. Their King size room is very convenient and clean. It's just 30 minutes far from Cadillac mountain and there is near by pizza place too. Enjoyed our trip to Acadia and this place was part of it.

I will surely stay again if back to Bar Harbor in future.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

With four children, it is seldom that we find an affordable room which will accommodate us all. The Bar Harbor Motel family suite was ideal with two queen and one king, two tvs and a mini fridge. The continental breakfast offered enough variety to satisfy everyone before a busy day of hiking at Acadia and exploring downtown. Conveniently located near both and a stop on the free shuttle.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were very happy with our stay. Our room was clean, quiet, and just what we needed. Although we did not take advantage of it, there was a heated pool, playground and laundry room. Our kids liked the "old time" swings the best. In a nutshell...Very clean and affordable. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Location is convenient and close to everything. A great place to stay and sleep. Nothing fancy, but just perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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