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Acadia Pines Motel
Ranked #26 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good Value”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

The setting and location are definitely a plus. Listening to the breeze through the pines is so relaxing. A very easy drive to town with mini golf, ice cream, and a local lobster shack nearby (less than 1/8 mi. walk). Rooms are bright and very clean. Heat, AC, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, the large TV and WiFi all worked well. Bathroom was very clean but had very little vanity space. Road noise was related mostly to motorcycles.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

The room was small and dated, but generally clean. Both heat & A/C worked okay. In room fridge worked fine. The TV was small, but was a flat screen. The WiFi worked okay, but slow. The pool was still closed during our visit. Outside the rooms were chairs and picnic tables, this gave the place a bit of a campground feel. Not a bad thing as it gave us a place to cook on our camp stove.

Directly across the street was miniature golf. We didn't go there, but it may be good for kids.

We called to reserve a room while on the road the afternoon of our check-in. The lady on the phone quoted a price higher than their Web site's "check availability" page. When we told her about this, she agreed to the lower price while on the phone. Just after hanging up the phone, we saw the link for "last minute prices" - this price was another $7/night less. When checking in just a couple hours later, the lady at the front desk denied knowing anything about the lower price. They never did honor the lowest price. Three different prices for the same room is not cool.

Overall, given the number of other choices in the area, we will go elsewhere the next time.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Very clean, good value - not expensive as other places, very nice staff but there was no telephone (in my room anyway. A payphone is available in the lobby). So if you want a telephone or any kind of water view, you may want to stay elsewhere. Nice location if you don't like hubbub.

Room Tip: Miniature golf for kids across the street and good restaurant, both within walking distance.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2012

My family has been taking long weekend trips to Acadia since I was in middle school. (I am 29 now and we all still make the trip from Boston once a year.) For the past 10 or so years we have been staying here. We always find it very comfortable, clean, and well located. The kitchenette is a nice tough as we have breakfast in the room.

It's very easy to get to town from here and equally easy to get to the park. We also love the convenience to Pirates Cove mini golf. The pool is nice although a tad shady due to the pines. Always very quiet. Don't hear the traffic at all.

We travel with my parents, older brother, my husband and myself. We either get two rooms or share a suite with a kitchenette. Both situations work out well.

Rustic, but charming.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2011

The motel itself, to be honest, is nothing spectacular. It is nestled a couple miles outside of the Bar Harbor main town center, but it is an incredibly easy journey into town and the park. It is quiet and comfortable and the staff are exceptionally pleasant and helpful. This area is saturated with lodging options, but I would never go anywhere else based on the great experience we had.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Georgetown, Texas
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

The only problem we had with this property was with wireless connections. Our room was second from the end farthest away from the office and the signal was not strong enough to work in the room. When it is raining you don't relly want to sit on the lawn with a laptop! There are no laundry facilities on site either and the only place to do laundry is in the middle of Bar Harbor and that place is a dump.

Room Tip: Stay closer to the office for a good wireless connection.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2011

We booked this motel because it was well reviewed and the price was right.

It is a few miles before you actually get to the Bar Harbor village, so if you are thinking "drinks after dinner" it may be a challenge.

The rooms are pretty dated, but the beds seem new, as well as much of the paint, etc. It was very clean. I am a budget traveller, and you will get much fancier rooms down the road a mile or two, but I was here to see Acadia.

I would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Property: Acadia Pines Motel
Address: 389 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7550
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Acadia Pines Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 6 acres of lawn and trees, just 2 miles before the Hulls CoveVisitor's Center for Acadia National Park, our family owned and operated motel offers 22 clean, affordable,comfortable rooms. Our guests say the eclectic decor gives our rooms a nice homey feel. A place to just relax and enjoy being in Maine. The rooms vary in size from the economy queen unit to a spacious king kitchen. For families we offer the roomy 2 queen bed units with or without a kitchen to the spacious two room kitchen unit. They feature one king, 1 or 2 queen beds and two room units with 1 king and 2 twins, 5 kitchenettes, all rooms have a refrigerator,hair dryer and in-room-coffee, king rooms include a mirowave. The 48 foot ,outdoor pool is open and heated from late June to Labor Day. There are picnic tables, lawn chairs and a gazebo for guest use. There is a woodland path to the property next door to our right which features a restaurant, ice cream shop and general store. Across the street is Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, a 2nd restaurant and gift shop. The Island Explorer Shuttle bus has a scheduled stop right next door. ... more   less 
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