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Edgewater Motel & Cottages
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Princeton NJ
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45 reviews
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“Great location, comfortable stay”
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We spent 8 nights at he complex. It was ideally located for us-about 15 minutes to Acadia and 25 minutes to Southwest & Northeast Harbor. Our 1st night was in a motel room. The room was newly renovated and right on the water. It was lovely. The Seaview Suite was then available and we stayed there for the remaining 7 nights. The suite was bright, roomy & tidy, but sorely needs updating. The beds were comfortable. The shower is quite slippery, so if you are unsteady on your feet, being your own bathmat. The proprietors were friendly and accommodating. Would stay again.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed in the Hayloft suite, and couldn't have been happier. It is roomy and updated. Much nicer than we expected for a rental. We loved the authentic beams and other touches - very unique. The upstairs loft is shaped like a boat, which my children loved. We had beautiful views of the bay & beach. It was very quiet and private - we felt like we were in our own little world. We never heard our neighbor in the other suite. We enjoyed walking in the tide pools when the tide went out and exploring the beach. We had a fire in the fireplace every night (they sell duraflame in the office). The Bowdens were very helpful in recommending activities and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend Edgewater to anyone looking for a quiet vacation spot.

Room Tip: The Hayloft is the only way to go! Very private and large.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

My husband and I have been staying in one of the cottages for over 20 years. The owners live on the property and it is readily apparent that the units are more than rentals to them. The grounds are beautifully maintained - I love the profusion of irises that are in bloom in June. Each year, the Bowdens find ways to improve upon the experience. There is nowhere else on the island that we would stay. This is a dream location - for both the old and young at heart. When we first stayed at Edgewater we were into biking. Now we are avid kayakers. You can put your kayaks into the cove from any unit and then kayak all over Frenchman's Bay - to the Twinies and Thompson Island in one direction and to Hull's Cove and Bar Harbor in the other. There are different rates depending on the time of year -- we like June best.

Room Tip: The rooms in the motel have been totally remodeled and are outstanding (as is the view). For privac...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

The Edgewater was a lovely place. It was very relaxing the owner was very accommodating. The view was awesome. It was away from all the tourist traps. The room was newly renovated and extremely clean. One of the most comfortable beds I've ever experienced in a hotel. The room we had was more like a suite than a a hotel room. We would stay there again most definitely.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Akron, Ohio
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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.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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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!

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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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