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Robbins Motel
Ranked #40 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Sulphur, OK
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Bargain!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We did not want to spend a lot on accommodations - we basically wanted a place to sleep and shower. There is so much to do in Bar Harbor, staying at your hotel/cabin is not an option. The facilities are very dated but very clean. Clean beds and a hot shower were on our list and they delivered. Individual cabins have a bed, tv, couple of lawn chairs, shower/tub. Would highly recommend if you are on a budget and want to spend your money on other things.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wayne, Nebraska
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108 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is small hotel just up the road from Acadia. The place is dated with paneling in the rooms and old metal keys for the doors. It has a surprising number of units for the limited space that it occupies, so parking is very limited - 1 car per unit, with assigned spots. Room 26 had a peculiar design with several thresholds to step over as you enter the room or step up into the shower. The room is small with few furnishing, it had a bed, older TV and two patio-styled chairs. There was no self-serve ice machine but the front desk will provide you with limited quantities of ice for a small cooler. Also no breakfast or other amenities. Still, the room was clean and the staff was very friendly. It had everything you need for as a place to crash after visiting Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor. It was a good, budget-friendly hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Shawn P
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Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2014

My girlfriend and I wanted to visit Acadia National Park after graduating from College. We were traveling on a budget, so we chose to stay at the Robbins Motel just outside of Bar Harbor (5 miles outside of downtown Bar Harbor, about a 10 minute, straight-shot drive). Robbins Motel was the cheapest place to stay we could find in the area, so we were a little skeptical coming in; however, we were very pleasantly surprised with the motel. Our room and bathroom were very clean. The front desk staff were very nice and helpful - they directed us to the closest park entrance, helped us find a taxi into town when we had car trouble, and lent us a wine bottle opener. Wifi and coffee in the morning are complimentary. The only complaint we had was that when we asked to check out later than 10am because we were waiting for our car to be looked at by a mechanic, we were going to be charged more than an extra night's stay. It should be noted that the rooms only contain one double bed.

Overall, we would definitely recommend this motel to anyone traveling on a budget!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cairo WV
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67 reviews
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

nice place friendly staff. this a very good value for the money for bar harbor. this is my second time staying there and I don't go to bar harbor/Acadia national park to hang around a hotel. just need a place to shower and sleep. the bed is comfortable and the water in the shower is hot with plenty of pressure. only complaint I have is john Wayne in the bathroom but that's just about anywhere nowadays.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

After opening the door to my room it felt like I went back 25 years in time. Everything was significantly out of date, but I must say... It was clean and for 48$/night after taxes it's hard to complain if you are a budget minded traveller! It met all my basic needs for a reasonable price.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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nova scotia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I read the reviews and knew I was getting a very basic room and it was very basic. The problem I had was the allergic reaction to what I could only think was mildew or dust somewhere in the room. I think it was the Air conditioner because I flipped down the front panel to see if they cleaned the dust screen and found no dust screen. The cooling fins were coated in thick damp dust and dirt which was being recirculated back into the room. Another thing I had a problem with is was the 2 pancakes we had for pillows, I ended up going to Walmart and buying a $5 pillow. Everything else was adequate but it would of been nice to have a small fridge or something to put ice in. Also the curtains in the room are white and thin so it gets quite bright when the sun comes up.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Sutton, MA
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed at the Robbins for three nights and it may be my fault for expecting a little more, given the cheap price. The room was basically a queen bed and a bathroom with a sliding door. The room was pretty run down with paneling and rugs in tough shape. The good thing is that we only used the room for sleeping and it didn't get in the way of our travelling around. It just would have been nicer to have a better maintained room to go "home" to.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Robbins Motel
Address: 396 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7541
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Robbins Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bar Harbor no frills option. We offer clean, comfortable rooms with today's conveniences at nostalgic prices. All rooms have one queen bed, cable TV, AC, WIFI. All rooms are non-smoking. Owned and operated by the same family for over 40 years. ... more   less 
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