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“Good value for staying near Acadia”
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Belle Isle Motel
Ranked #20 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good value for staying near Acadia”
Reviewed August 8, 2011

The price was nearly half of other properties in the area at this time of the year (in high season). We were pleasantly surprised to learn that a continental breakfast was provided. Rooms were spacious and clean but decor was dated. Staff was friendly and helpful, answered all of our questions about local dining and touring Acadia. The motel is NOT in the city of Bar Harbor (it is several miles away) but it is a very short drive to Acadia (also on the free shuttle bus route).

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2011

Belle Isle Motel is on the outskirts of town, but easy driving distance to Acadia NP and downtown Bar Harbor. Our rate was substantially lower than any of the in town establishments I considered. The owners take care of the day to day operations and are very friendly. A light breakfast is available from the office in the morning. The decor is a bit dated, but it is clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed August 6, 2011

I stayed here last week in one of the rooms with 2 double beds. The room was clean and definitely big enough for two people. Though not exactly modern, it was pleasant enough.

We had water issues the first day we arrived; the water was barely coming out of the faucets. However, once this was reported, the issue was resolved the next day, which was very nice. The wifi only sometimes worked as well. We were told that the reason the faucet was not working was because of some repair to the pipes and while this repair was going on, they knocked out one of the wifi hookups. (or whatever it is called) The pool was also clean and the water was very warm.

I do however have one complaint. One day, around 11 am, my bf left to go pick up a few groceries. We made sure to put the "Do not disturb" sign on the door since I was still in the room and we did not want housekeeping to come in. However, shortly after, I heard the key to the door turn and I was lying in bed on my laptop and a male housekeeper came in. He immediately apologized and explained that he thought we had left, which is fair enough and not really a big deal.

The next morning, at around 8:30 am, I was asleep in bed and my bf was awake. (I do admit, I am not an early riser). Again, the male housekeeper came right in our room and I was a little annoyed. I do understand that rooms need to be cleaned, but for goodness sake, it was only 8:30. Please give us a chance to wake up, shower, and get out of the room. Our car was also parked right outside our room so it did not look as though we had left.

Other than that mishap, this motel was pleasant enough and was a good value for our money.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Southborough, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2011

Bookings were very tight this week so we had to split up our stay, taking only one night here.
We were treated as if we were week long guests by the very friendly and helpful owners. The room was very clean and comfortable, an excellent value. You even get continental breakfast! Very convenient to the national park and Bar Harbor village.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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taoal
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2011

Very nice people to deal with, made reservations for a visit from Arizona, made our trip a great one!

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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel like family by Camille and her delightful co owning hubby, Darren. Adoreable people. Great love story here too!! Camille's bubbly and upbeat view of life was absolutely contagious. THAT'S what makes this place a don't-miss, These new owners are working their tails off to make this a great place to stay and stay and stay. This is a place that harkens back to childhood travels. It's safe and comfortable and very quaint. Met honeymooners in the pool and bikers at the grill. We all became friends and had great chats around the pool. Verrrrry relaxing. These new owners are working their tails off to make this a great place to stay. OH....and EVERYTHING worked...the water, the WiFi. Everything.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Lynnwood, WA
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97 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2011

Our family spent three nights at the Belle Isle at the end of July. We had one of their 2 double bed units. We enjoyed our stay and were satisfied overall. The place is older but is reasonably well maintained. It could use some updating but I think the owners are newer and are working to modernize the place. The rooms were smaller but that did not matter to us. We did not spend a lot of time in them, as there is a lot to do in and around Bar Harbor. The rooms were clean and that's what matters the most. The beds were comfortable but the pillows really need to be replaced. They were quite uncomfortable. The room had a mini fridge, coffee maker, desk, rocking chair and tv. It really has everything you need. A couple things we really liked were the pool and BBQ. The pool was warm and clean. The BBQ allowed us to cook a good healthy meal when we got tired of restaurant fare. The rates were good and so was the location. The owners/staff were friendly and helpful. The WIFI needed some work. We could get on the net but it was VERY slow. I was told it was due to defective parts that were en route. Overall it's a good place to stay to save some money over the higher priced newer places. We would stay here again (with our own pillows) and would recommend it to others looking for more reasonable accommodations.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Additional Information about Belle Isle Motel

Property: Belle Isle Motel
Address: 910 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7239
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bar Harbor
#18 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#23 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Belle Isle Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belle Isle Motel is centrally located on Mt. Desert Island. We are minutes away from many activities and points of interest. If you like a clean simple room, relaxing surroundings away from the hustle and bustle and want to receive personal service, please join us! We want you to enjoy your visit to Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor so we do our best to make your stay with us a pleasant one! ... more   less 
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