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Highbrook Motel
Ranked #2 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Heather”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I can't fault the motel. Clean, comfortable, well-maintained, in a lovely quiet position a little out of town. Useful shuttle bus to downtown. Everyone was friendly and very helpful - the owners have thought of everything, including good-food guides and other literature.. Only negative I can give is - if you have difficulty walking, ask for a room on the lower level. Otherwise excellent.

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Clementon, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Yes, the furnishings and decor are dated. But this is a very clean motel! None of the hit-or-miss chain motel cleaning here. We stayed in the upper building and it was very quiet.
The breakfast was as described, and always fresh.
Adam was very helpful to us.
Just far enough out of town for a quiet place to stay, and close enough that we walked into town.
Would definitely return.

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Presque Isle, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Rooms are clean and comfortable! Bathrooms spotless! Easy bike ride to carriage trails so you can bike right from your room. Friendly staff and easily walked to the downtown area. Bus stops right by the motel.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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81 reviews
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Previous reviews are spot on. Highbrook is clean, well-maintained and managed and is a great alternative to much pricier offerings in the village itself. I was surprised at the large size of our king room.

The morning continental breakfast offering was just what I wanted.

The only minor inconvenience was the need to ride to the nearest restaurant. Otherwise, the motel is well located between Bar Harbor village and the main entrance to Acadia National Park.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Akron, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wonderful old-fashioned motel without the musty smells, poor air conditioning, mildew and old fixtures you usually find at a place like this. Carpeting was reasonably clean, bathroom free of mildew with newer faucets and shower head; the housekeeper aired out the room daily. Conveniently, there is a sink in the dressing area as well as in the bathroom. A small refrigerator and flat screen t.v. are in each room. This establishment is quiet and well maintained! Owners are on site and are helpful and pleasant. Bagels, muffins, yogurt, oatmeal, juice and good coffee provided each morning in the office. Motel is right on the free bus line that runs into Bar Harbor every 15 minutes from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.. From there you can transfer to a free ride to many of the more popular spots in the park. We had a fantastic stay here, would recommend it to friends and gladly return. The only reason it doesn't get an excellent review from me is due to the type of establishment (motel vs hotel), the distance from restaurants (just take the bus to town, Bar Harbor is very walkable) and the lack of a swimming pool, none of which is a deal breaker for us.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Booked the Highbrook for three nights while we were hiking the Acadia and were not disappointed. The rooms were very clean and spacious (just my wife and I). We booking on e of the upper building rooms, cost a little more but the extra space was worth it. The grab and go breakfast was great since we usually start out for the park very early in the morning. Even in late June, did not need the A/C since there was a nice breeeze thorugh the rooms in the evenings.

Operators were very helpful with advice, and I knew we had the right place when we needed some leftovers heated up one night - no microwave in the rooms - but the owners gladly took our plate into the back and heated our dinner up for us on their microwave. Done usually get that personal attention at a lot of chain properties.

If you are looking for a 5star place, go elsewhere, but for most travelers, you will not go wrong with the Highbrook.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Highbrook Motel was clean and comfortable. The price was reasonable. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The location is just a few minutes from the Bar Harbor water front, and Arcadia National Park. We would defiantly recommend the Highbrook Motel.

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Property: Highbrook Motel
Address: 94 Eden St, Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1123
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Highbrook Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Highbrook Motel rests on a 3 acre hillside, 1 mile from Downtown Bar Harbor. We are 1 mile from Acadia National Park. You can catch a free seasonal shuttle to town from the motel between 7am-10pm. All rooms are smoke-free and feature A/C, coffee makers, and Wi-Fi. All rooms have refrigerators and we offer complimentary coffee and tea all day. Our "Grab & Go" continental breakfast is also available each morning from 7am-10am. ... more   less 
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