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“Best Location in Town!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel

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Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel
Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Location in Town!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Town Motel portion of the property in mid-September. We booked 3 nights and ended up staying 4 because of the fabulous location and rate couldn't be beat. One block from downtown, 2 blocks from Cafe This Way (the best breakfasts ever), a 5-minute drive to Acadia (the only time we needed our car), and the street they are on is quiet.

The rooms are a bit outdated (wood paneling all around) and the beds were very firm, but they were super clean. We stayed in room 6 on the second floor due to previous reviews mentioning the first floor rooms being a bit run down.

We were torn between staying here and the Bar Harbor Motel, but the Town Motel turned out to be a much better location (Bar Harbor Motel is on busy Route 3 on your way into town, and you'd still need a shuttle or car to get downtown...but they are closer to Acadia).

We'll definitely book our next Bar Harbor stay at the Town Motel or Moseley Cottage (if we feel like splurging a little more) and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Liked — location to downtown
  • Disliked — outdated motel rooms
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mjking
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Tyneside, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2008

Stayed 4 nights September 2008
New Owners from April 2008, so earlier reports may not apply.
Location: Atlantic Ave, Bar Harbor. Central to town but also very quiet-effectively in a no through road. Though ‘motel’ appears in the name don’t let this put you off, it is not what one usually thinks of as a motel. Very good for getting about Mount Desert Island.
Welcome very warm and friendly; coffee / tea + cookies available on help-yourself basis. Owner and other staff provided very helpful information about the town facilities, places to walk and visit as well as places to eat, from the better basic level to ‘good dining’ locations.
Four of us had two rooms, Nos. 4 and 10, both ground floor in the ‘motel’ for four nights. No. 10 is large and spacious, with one queen (British: King-size) bed, chairs and a 3-seat sofa. There is no other room above it. Not surprisingly, a higher rate is charged than for the other ‘motel’ rooms. Nos. 1-4 have rooms 5-8 above them (no No. 9). No. 4 has two double-beds and correspondingly less floor space. Rooms had refrigerators-very useful.
There are tables and chairs outside on a lawn under pleasant trees for relaxation, as well as the main house verandah.
Everything is very clean. Room staff very pleasant and cheerful. There is an option to take breakfast in the Inn ($10) for which notice is required the previous evening. We were not organized enough to use this arrangement.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and recommend it strongly.

  • Liked — Location, welcome, cleaniliness
  • Disliked — Changed the soap everyday, unnecessarily!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bittern
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Atlanta
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2008

Great place to stay in Bar Harbor. My wife and I visit Bar Harbor for a week every other year. Only one day in Bar Harbor - the rest of the week in a rented cottage. So we always look for a simple place in Bar Harbor for the one extra day. Moseley Cottage and Town Motel was a perfect choice. Nice clean room in a convenient place. And the owners are so nice!! We look forward to coming back in a couple of years.

Jack

  • Stayed September 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank 427mamba
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Lawrenceville, NJ
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2008

We stayed 5 nights at the Town Motel portion of the property (next to the Moseley Cottage Inn). The Motel is simple, but well maintained and clean. You can go next door to the Inn for coffee, tea and cookies. A big plus was that the room had a refrigerator, which was perfect for planning lunches for our hikes in Acadia. The property has a pretty front garden area with outdoor seating. It's in a great location for walking along the shore path, or to the shops and restaurants in Bar Harbor. It's an easy drive to get into Acadia and if you opt to use the Acadia Shuttle Bus system, it's only about a 3 minute walk from the Motel to get the bus. Our only disappointment was that the AAA rate was not honored at this time of year. All in all, the Motel was a great place in a wonderful location.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank HikeUSAlParks
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Boston
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2008

Very clean, quiet, walk to downtown Bar Harbor, close to Acadia N. P. Very good motel.

Stayed August 2008
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Thank OliviaShiyue
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southern california
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2008

Great location, super friendly, clean, and wonderful breakfast. Our family stayed on the 3rd floor of the Inn (not the motel part)and our room was lovely and spacious. Inn is highly recommended and Acadia entrance is nearby.

  • Liked — Friendly atmosphere
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank socaltravelfamily
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New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2008

We came across "Moseley Cottage and Town Motel" while browsing interenet and have booked it for its charming old fashioned rooms and interior. The energy of romance and love and comfort, right in the heart of Bar Harbor, hidden from a sidewalk, fabulously managed, like in those good old days....
I could see little children having a great time, playing.... not mentioning a surprisingly terrific full breakfast served each morning. Sophisticated, elegant gateaway, at a reasonable rate,
we higly recommed.

  • Liked — Elegant interior, location, full breakfast
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Csoppi
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Additional Information about Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel

Property: Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel
Address: 12 Atlantic Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1704
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Moseley Cottage Inn and Town Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a quiet side street in downtown Bar Harbor, the Moseley Cottage Inn & Town Motel have welcomed visitors for many years. Built in 1884, this charming Victorian bed and breakfast inn offers a private haven off the beaten path. The Victorian Inn maintains a sense of history with original fireplaces, private balconies, gleaming hardwood floors. The Inn rooms are tastefully decorated with antiques and updated fine linens, Turkish towels, Sterns and Foster Beds and WiFi throughout. A delicious full breakfast is included with the Inn. Motel guests are welcome for breakfast for an additional charge. WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV, mini frigs, hair dryers, self serve coffee/tea and afternoon cookies are some of the amenities to enjoy while your stay in the Inn and Motel. The In-Town Location and friendly local staff all make this a most memorable and wonderful experience for you and your family. ... more   less 
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