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Edgewater Motel & Cottages
Ranked #14 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Akron, Ohio
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3 reviews
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“Quiet spot near Bar Harbor”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed in the Seaview in mid May for 4 nights. Shared the accommodations with another couple. The place was recommended by a local that we know. Excellent recommendation!! The place was very quiet at night and has a great view of the cove. We got up early and took walks on the beach. We had a large kitchen that was well supplied. They gave us a lobster pot for the lobsters we made one night. The beds were comfortable and the shower hot. They have Wi-Fi and cable ( that we didn't watch) better to sit on the porch and watch the view. The people who run the place are very nice and accommodating. Less then 10 minutes from Bar Harbor but away from the madness. Wonderful place would definitely stay again.
P. S. Buy some lobsters and steamers from Parson's and cook them in the room. Cheaper, better, and more fun.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The best place ever. We stayed here over the Memorial Day weekend for 3 nights and didn't wanted to leave. We stayed in Rm#24 and loved it. It's cozy and the owners are so warm and welcoming. It feels like home. Very clean and beautifully renovated. Definitely a great find and we will come again for sure here every time we would visit Bar Harbor and surrounding area. We enjoyed out stay tremendously and wished we could come back in summer and maybe rent a cottage, but unfortunately it's already booked out and I can see why.

Room Tip: We loved Rm#24. It even has it's own parking space right out the front entrance.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We loved our stay at The Edgewater! We spent four days and three nights at the Hayloft Suite and couldn't have enjoyed it more. It was large, comfortable and extremely clean. We had a private deck overlooking an inlet off of Salisbury Cove. That is actually how we felt, like we were in our own quiet world. Dave and Jayne were friendly and warm, giving us directions, ideas and recommendations on restaurants in the Bar Harbor area. We had a fire in our fireplace every night and spent a good deal of time on the deck watching the gulls and enjoying a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. It just couldn't have been a better experience and we found it very affordable. I don't know we'll be able to come back to Bar Harbor, but when we do, we'll be staying at The Edgewater and no where else! Thanks Dave and Jayne!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bend, Oregon
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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.

Room Tip: Visit their website or call them to see pictures/layouts of each room and cottage.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Moncton, Canada
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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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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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Asheville, North Carolina
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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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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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