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Bar Harbor Motel
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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2 reviews
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“Great stay!”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Just a short drive to town. Very quaint and private..pretty grounds too!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Middle of Nowhere, USA
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

The Bar Harbor Motel is NOT all it is cracked up to be on here, let me be the first to tell you. Like my title states, the price of the hotel given the competition and location is all that is good about this place. I made this reservation in April 2012 and stayed there with my wife and three little kids in June 2012. When I made the reservation this place was the #3 hotel in BH and when we visited it was #4, so for all intents and purposes, we had somewhat high expectations, again, given the competition. Upon arrival, I was not greeted in an overly friendly manner, just like I was another average Joe staying at the motel (that part doesn't really bother me, people have bad days and whatnot). When we got to our 2-bedroom room things started bothering my wife and I. First, the back bedroom with two double beds smelled awful, like musty, old nastiness, so we cracked some windows. Then, the back bedroom didn't have air conditioning, only a heater, which is pretty lame. The mattress on the front bedroom's bed was easily twenty years old and was only springs covered with vinyl. There was trash from some previous guest(s) under each of the three beds. The televisions were likely from the early 90s and the fridge could hardly hold a few bottles of water and some food. The bathroom was tiny, and there were random hairs on the shower wall and on some of the towels. That's all I can remember for now...

Bottom line: there is no way this is an "Excellent" property. Think about it: rating something "Excellent" means you'd be hard-pressed to find better. I highly doubt some of these other raters can honestly say there are few, if any, better properties on MDI. On the contrary, I would say this is middle-of-the-road, at best, for the area. Spend a few extra bucks and stay somewhere nicer; we certainly will upon our return.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 540 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2012

The best price we found in Bar Harbor. It was clean and had everything we needed. Plus you can walk anywhere in town from here. The workers were all nice. If you plan on spending most of your time outside your hotel room anyway, why pay more. And if you want to spend time in a hotel room or on hotel grounds, why did you bother coming to Bar Harbor?

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Palmyra PA
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

This is the second year we have stayed at this motel. Close to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Pleasant location with groups of 4 units scattered thruout, friendly staff, clean & a continental breakfast was added this year. In season, the Islander bus stops right in front of the motel.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

I found the Bar Harbor motel to be clean, comfortable and very convenient to Bar Harbor. We stayed in a family unit; 2 bedroom, which worked out great for our 2 young adult children.
Prices are a bit high but such is the case for Bar Harbor.

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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Motel

Property: Bar Harbor Motel
Address: 100 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1106
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#3 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,960 - ₹ 14,614
Hotel Class:2 star — Bar Harbor Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
84 Ground level rooms spaced amid 14 acres of lawn and trees. Featuring 2-Bedroom Family units for up to 6 people or rooms with 1 King or 2 Queen beds. All rooms feature full bath, A/C, mini refrigerators, irons, hairdryers, free in room high speed internet and all non-Smoking. Free continental breakfast. Free enclosed bicycle locker. Direct Trail access to Acadia National Park. ... more   less 
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