We stayed in a motel room for 3 nights since we weren't planning on spending much time in the room. It had a queen size bed and was adequate. My main complaint regards the bathroom. It was very small, about 6 sq feet, and had an out-dated shower stall. I can't begin to describe it other than being from the fifties or forties, it looks like a temporary set-up. Both the sink and shower had water leaks and constantly dripped. The towels were wafer thin. No in-room coffee or tea, or ice-bucket. Really bare bones accommodations. Lack of power outlets for recharging electronic devices such as battery recharger, pda, cell phones, and laptop. Had to disconnect lamp, clock, and refrigerator.
The motel says free wireless connection, but for all the nights of our stay it never worked. My laptop says connected, but very weak and totally useless. When I reported that the internet connection was not working, the owner says it's due to the rainy weather and suggested that I stand outside to get a better signal. When he made that comment I just walked away in disgust with such an asinine suggestion. If it wasn't raining at night, it was freezing cold in the 40's F.
Overall very disappointed and had hoped for more, but then again you get what you pay for. Next time I will spend more to suffer less. This is an husband and wife owned facility and closes down after 10 pm. If you arrive after 10 pm, look carefully for the hotel and cottages because they turn off most of the lights, even their marquee goes dark. During the day you can't miss it as all the cottages and hotel are painted a bright yellow (i.e., sunnyside)..
Location is not convenient and is the first hotel upon entering Mt Desert Island and is about 10 miles from Bar Harbor, and 7 miles from the Acadia National Park Visitor's Center. This review is for their motel accommodations. Perhaps the cottages are better than the motel, but I won't test my luck twice.
- Also Known As:
- Sunnyside Motel & Cottages Hotel Bar Harbor
- Sunnyside Motel And Cottages
- Sunnyside Hotel Bar Harbor
- Sunnyside Motel Bar Harbor
- Sunnyside Motel & Cottages Bar Harbor, Maine