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Harbor View Motel And Cottages

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Placitas, New Mexico
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Our stay in Southwest Harbor at the Harbor View Motel was a rustic, relaxing experience; quiet and as authentic as you can get on an island like this. Was the place a bit worn, the furnishings unintentionally retro? Yes! Was it clean? Yes! Did we get a 2BR cottage including kitchen, dining area and deck directly on the water for...

Thank Rockwell69
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Clean room, comfy bed, hot shower and breakfast all at a great price. You can't go wrong. We had a great stay! Far enough away from all the traffic and congestion of Bar Harbor yet a quick drive to the main points of the park.

Thank Justine B
Clinton, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This motel is situated in downtown Southwest harbor with beautiful ocean views. Although the hotel is dated, it is very clean and the staff is very friendly. It is dog friendly as well. We love coming back here and try to get back at least once a year.

Thank Ursula R
North Conway, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Harbor View is located on the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island. Located in a small town, there are several restaurants and shops within walking distance. What you get at Harbor View is the view. The motel looks out on the harbor, perfect for easy access kayaking, etc. The cottages don't have this view, but the motel rooms do. It...

Thank Barbara Z
SJS212013, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review of the Harbor View Motel. You did a thorough job describing your experience, along with the pros and cons of the Harbor View. Your description of the cottages is a little misleading, because each cottage does have a view of the ocean...it's just a different perspective than the main motel building. You didn't specify...

White Plains, New York
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stayed fro two nights beginning of this week. Pros- Great view on Harbor, decent , but spare, continental breakfast. Cons- The entire facility is stuck in the 1960's. It is shabby, run down and not even to a "Days Inn"level. the room was furnished in "thrift shop" furnishings. the lighting was poor, the TV ancient with a broken remote. Go...

Thank apsams
mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry to hear that you were less than satisfied with your stay at the Harbor View Motel and Cottages. As you stated, the view is outstanding, and I don't think you are going to find an affordable place to stay, with that type of view anywhere else on Mount Desert Island. You did not specify what room...

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

After driving most of the day we found ourselves pulling in to a small gravel road with a small sign posted "Harbor View Motel." We had high expectations based on reviews and pictures from our friendly neighborhood Tripadvisor. If your looking for a place to stay that's clean, affordable, and with a beautiful view of one of Maines quintessential harbors...

Thank richmonroe50
Grand Haven, Michigan
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The location is great with a view of the bay, if you leave your room. The location is away from the busy tourist spots, like going back in time. The rooms either have no view or limited view. The staff is not especially friendly. The hotel is pet friendly and it appeared most guests had a pet. That was no...

Thank JimWuj
SJS212013, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbor View Motel and Cottages. It sounds like you had a room that is part of the North Units, and unfortunately those are the 5 rooms that do not have a view, hence the much more affordable cost for those rooms. Every other room, efficiency and cottage has a direct...

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome vacation with our 2 dogs. Cottage was clean comfortable and well equipped. Motel was so quiet, peaceful, pet friendly and so close to the town. View is breathtakingly beautiful watching the tide go up and down. We had the best time and we will be back!!! Thank you ...💝

Thank Sharm G
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Quiet vacation spot, pet friendly, beautiful view, friendly staff and continental breakfast. Very hard to find a place that excepts pets in Acadia. Great place to walk your pet and enjoy the great views. Right on the water.

Thank Yellowstonemaine
mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review of the Harbor View Motel and Cottages. It was clear and concise...highlighting the wonderful aspects of the Harbor View. We know how hard it can be to leave your pet at home when you travel, and we are glad we can help folks with a pet be able to take a vacation just like...

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great 5 night stay - location was perfect ! Right on the ocean and right in town. Made it really easy if someone wanted to pick up food, etc. - we didn't all need to go or use car. We were able to walk to our charter sail and convenient to hiking, bar harbor, etc. Very relaxed...

Thank ACisok
mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbor View Motel and Cottages. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable 5 night stay. It certainly is a great location, and we're glad you found your cabin clean and practical. We are always looking for ways to improve, so please don't hesitate to let us know if there...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Harbor View Motel and Cottages is a family friendly accommodation that has motel units, efficiencies, and cottages, and is located right on the water just outside of Southwest Harbor. We have a million dollar view overlooking the picturesque harbor and it is walking distance from the village which has many restaurants, cafes, and galleries. Please come visit us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harbor View Motel And Cottages

Address: 11 Ocean Way, Box 701, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4426
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Price Range: ₹ 3,550 - ₹ 4,096 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Harbor View Motel And Cottages Hotel Southwest Harbor
Harbor View Motel And Cottages Southwest Harbor, Maine
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“The motel is best. It is quiet and pet friendly.”
 of 5 bubbles Yellowstonemaine, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose one of the second or third floor rooms in the main building for a great view of the harbor and a nice deck!”
 of 5 bubbles ChuckandJanetT, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cottages 19 and 21 are the closest cottages to the water.”
 of 5 bubbles DaveT1424, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room number 8 and 10 have unobstructed views from deck. End rooms have big decks”
 of 5 bubbles svYonder, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Request a room in the main building, if you want the rooms with balcony overlooking the harbor. Not sure what cottages are like.”
 of 5 bubbles F0xMulder, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
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