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Edgewater Motel & Cottages
Ranked #13 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“We almost stayed someplace else!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Realized after arrival that would have been a great mistake for us. If you want a real seaside experience away from all the busyness of Bar Harbor and traffic on highway 3, this is it. It's just a few miles to town and Acadia Nat'l Park, but light-years away from the chaos. The motel (a total of 8 units on 2 floors) and cottages are all located at water's edge on Salisbury Cove. We just spent eight nights in #26, one of the newly renovated (2013) motel rooms. It had a queen bed, complete kitchen, comfy sofa and lounge chair, and fireplace that burns dura flame logs you buy at the office. New inverter heat and a/c is quiet and efficient, good lighting, flat screen TV (although we never turned it on.) A three-paneled sliding glass door overlooked the balcony and bay. Lovely, peaceful & quiet. Cottages appear more vintage,but private, quaint and cozy. Walk the rocks at low tide or gaze at the scenery on a rainy day.. a very comfortable refuge after a day in the park. The owners and entire staff were helpful and accommodating. Grounds are beautifully landscaped and the rooms very clean. The wireless worked fine most of the time, however there were times we couldn't connect. We travel a great deal, staying in a variety of mid-range hotels. This one goes to the top of the list.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Moncton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2013

What a perfect location - on Salisbury Bay, near Bar Harbour and Acadia National Park! The views from our front windows were fantastic! This location sits on the shoreline! What a terrific place to sit in the lawn chairs several feet from the the water and enjoy your coffee!
We are very thankful the friendly owners invite visitors to share this special place!
In addition, the rooms are very clean and nicely decorated! Well done!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Key West, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here to bike in Acadia for a weekend early in the season. Wonderful spot on Salisbury Cove (about 5 miles from Bar Harbor), beautiful views, quiet and peaceful. We stayed in the motel, rooms renovated this past winter, clean and very spacious, all with water views and balconies, some with kitchenettes. There are also sweet cottages of varying sizes, again right by the water. You can bring your own kayak to put in. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Chris B
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Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed here this weekend and the place had everything we needed. Full kitchen with all the basics, a beautiful view, and the staff is very kind. Just 10 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, which is good because it is away from the hustle and bustle. Coffee is ready for you every morning :)

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Robert S
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Boston, MA
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in the Seaview suite. We had a great porch that looked over the Salisbury Cove, just feet from the water of the Eastern Bay. Excellent scenery to see birds, the lobstermen and beautiful sunsets from the porch. High and low tides are amazing. You can watch rocks get covered as the water surrounds the cove. The view from the living room and kitchen was amazing. Very quiet and relaxing. The rooms aren't luxurious, but are comfortable, well maintained, and dated. The suite we stayed in had tons of space. Would be a great value for families, and those who want a quiet getaway. Easy access to Bar Harbor downtown (6 miles away - driving time is 10 minutes), Acadia National Park in Hull Cove Entrance (3.5 miles away - driving time is 5 minutes) and 5.7 miles (10 minutes away driving) to the best lobster pound - Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound.

Direction: If you are heading westbound on Route 3 coming from Bar Harbor, turn right onto Old Bar Harbor Road after you see "Bar Harbor Campground". If you see Best Western, you have passed the Old Bar Harbor Road. Make a right on Norway Drive and continue to the end of the road. Make a left at the T intersection. You will see Edgewater on your right after traveling 200 feet. If you are traveling eastbound on Route 3 coming from Trenton, make a left when you see "Mount Desert Island Biological Lab". Edgewater is located approximately 600 feet away on the left.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We spent two nights here as our home base for exploring Acadia National Park. Nice and quiet, clean, and comfortable. The views are great, but notice that it is partially obstructed by another cottage. Staff was friendly. Nice to park right next to the cottage too.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Canton, Michigan
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We enjoyed our stay here, the view is great and its away from the city yet just a short drive up the road to Bar Harbor.
Rooms are dated but clean, price was fair enough. It was basic and served its purpose.
Only negative is that we had a bit of trouble finding the place, they need to put a sign right at the road where you turn off the main highway

Room Tip: The view from the motel is just as good as the view from the cabins. This is a nice quiet place.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Edgewater Motel & Cottages

Property: Edgewater Motel & Cottages
Address: 137 Old Bar Harbor Rd., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bar Harbor
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bar Harbor
#12 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Bar Harbor, Edgewater Motel and Cottages is an all waterfront property with many treasures. Only 2.5 miles from the entrance to Acadia National Park and just enough outside downtown Bar Harbor, allows easy accessibility to all points on Mount Desert Island. Our waterfront cottages, motel, and suites are all beautifully positioned on our private pebble beach nestled on a cove, offering much quiet and serenity after a long day of activity. Each of the selected accommodations are upscale-casual, warm, and inviting. ... more   less 
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