We found Acadia Pines Hotel to be exactly what we were looking for - thank you fellow Trip Advisor travelers. At the end of our long drive from Maryland, we arrived to find it as everyone had described it. Clean, comfortable at an affordable price. It is not brand new with lots of what I call fluff. Instead it has lots of pride in ownership wherever you look. The rooms have had all the windows updated to high efficiency multi-pane glass. The staff are very friendly and helpful - no phony smiles here. We found our kitchenette unit had most everything you would need. We had a great sunset one night. The picture was taken next to Hwy 3 by the hotel. No guarantee that you will have a sunset like this.
The hotel is set back amongst the pine trees - far enough from the highway to eliminate most road noise. We slept with our room windows open and felt perfectly safe and enjoyed the wonderful fresh early fall air. I do not remember hearing any road noise, but the setting is so serene it may have been canceled out. One evening there were a few guests sitting on the lawn chairs enjoying the peaceful setting. The only negative thing I can say is that the outside lights by the doors can shine into the room - a minor issue.
Acadia Pines is only 4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. They are on the free Island Explorer Shuttle route. I HIGHLY recommend using the shuttle. Parking in downtown Bar Harbor is like parking in downtown Washington DC, except all the parking lots have a two hour limit. To say the parking limits are rigidly enforced would be a understatement. This guy must get paid by the ticket. If you take a Acadia tour or a lobster boat tour you will exceed the two hours. The shuttle is free and very convenient - so choose your hotel wisely. (The free shuttle is sponsored by LL Bean) Post Labor Day traffic is bad, I would hate to see what peak season traffic is.
Would we stay at Acadia Pines Hotel again? A big yes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on 6 acres of lawn and trees, just 2 miles before the Hulls CoveVisitor's Center for Acadia National Park, our family owned and operated motel offers 22 clean, affordable,comfortable rooms. Our guests say the eclectic decor gives our rooms a nice homey feel. A place to just relax and enjoy being in Maine. The rooms vary in size from the economy queen unit to a spacious king kitchen. For families we offer the roomy 2 queen bed units with or without a kitchen to the spacious two room kitchen unit. They feature one king, 1 or 2 queen beds and two room units with 1 king and 2 twins, 5 kitchenettes, all rooms have a refrigerator,hair dryer and in-room-coffee, king rooms include a mirowave. The 48 foot ,outdoor pool is open and heated from late June to Labor Day. There are picnic tables, lawn chairs and a gazebo for guest use. There is a woodland path to the property next door to our right which features a restaurant, ice cream shop and general store. Across the street is Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, a 2nd restaurant and gift shop. The Island Explorer Shuttle bus has a scheduled stop right next door. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Acadia Pines Hotel Bar Harbor
- Acadia Pines Motel Bar Harbor, Maine