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Edgewater Motel & Cottages
Ranked #14 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Killingworth, Connecticut
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A dream vacation place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We have stayed at Edgewater each summer for several years. It's always been nice, but
this year we were pleasantly surprised to see that the owners have completely renovated
the rooms and updated them to being a little more modern. They did a beautiful job and
everything is new and nice, including a big flat screen TV.
There is a lovely deck to sit on and watch the water and boats. It is set back from
the main road so is quiet and peaceful.
The owners are friendly and accommodating. Beds are comfortable, and the
shower is wonderfully strong and plenty of hot water.
Close enough to Bar Harbor and Acadia Park to make it easy to leave the comfort of
this lovely place and experience the excitement of the town and park. But always a
pleasure to get "back home" to our little room with it's great sitting deck. We just love it!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hypoluxo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband & I stayed for 10 days in early July in one the cottages. The cottage had everything you could need, was comfortable and homey with an awesome view of the cove!! Loved to sit on the porch to eat breakfast and watch the lobsterman working. Perfect location off the main road but close to everything. Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Just came back from this hotel and would not stay here again. We stayed in hotel portion that was just average although the view is great. Bed was very uncomfortable and they did not clean the room other than making the bed. Our friends stayed in one of the cottages which was very rundown and very small. Tried having dinner outside by the back overlooking the water but could not due to the large amount of bugs jumping into our food.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Our family stayed here for a weekend. Perfect location. Close to all the "to do's" and quiet and peaceful for some R&R. Our kids enjoyed the access to the beach area, where they spent hours searching for little crabs, shells, and one night with flashlight in tow, saw a baby squid close to the shore.
We stayed in a Motel Room, which was very nicely updated, super clean, beds comfy, very quiet and peaceful.
Would definitely stay again and will definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Millville, Massachusetts, United States
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129 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

The owner Dave made sure at check in that we had info about the area and made it known he could answer any questions we had. Short of controlling the weather he did everything he could to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. We stayed in the motel which was newly renovated and quite adequate for our needs. Quiet spot off the main drag with beautiful ocean views. Would stay again if we were in bar harbor area without our RV. We do plan to return in a year or so.

Room Tip: We stayed in motel as we weren't there for a whole week (required for cottages). Was quite comfy...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marmora, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Off the main road, the Edgewater overlooks Frenchman's Bay in Salisbury Cove. The view is so great, we spend hours relaxing and enjoying it. The cottages are clean and well maintained. Every year, we return to find an update for our cottage. This year, it was a renovation of our very large bathroom. Our cottage is fully stocked for cooking inside or for a BBQ on an outside grill. The motel just had a complete renovation - beautiful rooms - all with a view of the Bay. David & Jayne Bowden take real pride in welcoming you to the property. Every visitor is given a detailed orientation of the local area - where to visit and must see. You will not find a better value for a "room with a view."

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for five nights late June/early July. The complex consists of about a dozen or so cabins and at least eight rooms in a lodge—all, as far as we could tell, with a view of peaceful and picturesque Salsbury Cove, located yards away. Many guests used the immediate ocean access to launch kayaks in the morning. As for us, we stayed in one of the lodge rooms (28). Our room was spacious and comfortable in every way—comfortable bed, easy chair and sofa, desk, plenty of drawer space, good bathroom, refrigerator, free WiFi, and wonderful balcony overlooking the cove and the nicely landscaped grounds. No complaints at all about the daily room service.

This place is located just far enough off the main road to give a quiet, private, and rural feel, while at the same time, close enough to Bar Harbor (about 5 miles away) and the Acadia Park entrance (about 2-3 miles away) to provide an easy base for exploring the natural, cultural, and commercial features of the area. When we arrived, the manager gave us a quick introduction to the highlights of the island, provided a map, and made some valuable recommendations for activities and eating. Since most of our days were spent exploring the entire island, we actually rarely saw other guests or even hotel staff during our stay. When we returned each evening, everything was comfortable and clean and ready for a good evening’s rest. Mornings brought wonderful views of the cove as we drank our coffee and prepared for more exploration. Edgewater was certainly a comfortable base from which to experience the area, and the property itself is a wonderful setting on the Maine coast. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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