Bar Harbor Motel
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Bar Harbor Motel
Very clean. Two bedroom suite was perfect for a family a five. Easy access to National park. Management was very professional and mature. We stayed here on our way up to PEI. It was a perfect beginning to our vacation. Someone at the front desk recommended Jordan's for breakfast. Go there, it was excellent.
This motel was everything TA says it is. Clean and spacious and quiet. The wireless email wasn't working perfectly in our room but did on the balconies. Only thing that could make it better is if they served breakfast. Would defintely stay here again. Probably the best deal in Bar Harbor.
This place has everything! Large, clean rooms, beautiful grounds, great location close to downtown, reasonable price and super helpful staff. Whatever you need, they provide it with a smile. Another advantage is that at the edge of the grounds there is a trail that leads into the National Park. The office provides a map letting you know how to access the trail.
Why Spend More?
WOW! My boyfriend and I recently spent two nights at the Bar Harbor motel. I was very apprehensive before we arrived. I expected the typical cheap motel (especially for the price!)...rundown and dirty.
As soon as we pulled in, I breathed I sigh of relief. We walked into the lobby and the staff was more than eager to welcome us. We arrived early and to our surprise, our room was clean and ready. The desk attendant gave us the lowdown on the very convenient and FREE trolley service into town. She also helped us with maps and guides. Sooooo nice! We got to the room which was very private and we were not disappointed. Again, this is not the Ritz but for about $130/night...it was perfect! The bathroom was absolutely SPOTLESS! (a BIG must for me)
Unfortunately, the weather was miserable on our second day. We went back to the lobby, where another member of the staff was there to help us with some "rainy day" ideas. We drove by many of the other hotels in town (many of them are DOUBLE the price) and I can't imagine paying that much. We are a young couple and we were hardly in the room. I HIGHLY recommend the Bar Harbor motel. Trust me...I take all of these reviews with a grain of salt...You will not be disappointed!
We love it here!
We have stayed here many times and have always had an excellent stay. It is right on the trolley line so it is easy to get around without your car for free. The rooms are clean, large, well appointed, quiet, and airy. They have a wide variety of rooms from basic hotel rooms to one and two bedroom suites. Nice pool, although we always manage to have rain when we go. At the back of the property, there is a trail by which one can easily access Acadia National Park.
I have never felt unwelcome. (I really think the person who felt unwelcome was rather unreasonable. If you show up with 8 people on 4th of July weekend and are only taking one room, of course the motel has a right to ask if all of them are going to stay in one room!)
A Clean, quiet and affordable motel!
We just got back from a week in Bar Harbor and we couldn't have been happier that we chose the Bar Harbor Motel as our place to stay. We made our choice solely on all the great reviews we read on Tripadvisor about how clean and quiet this motel is and they were dead on. Not only is it incredibly affordable, but everything you've read about the cleanliness is true. I can't remember when we've stayed in a place that was so spotlessly cared for and we've stayed in some very nice hotels before that couldn't rival this!
The location is WONDERFUL if you're a hiker because the hotel abuts Acadia National Park and has a trail leading from the motel grounds into the park. The peace and quiet is wonderful too yet you're only 2 minutes away from downtown Bar Harbor by car. (A few minutes more if you want to walk and yes, it is within a reasonable walking distance for anyone who's there to hike anyway.)
The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful and a great source of information on where to go and what to do. All in all, I have to believe that for the price, the location and the warm welcome, this has to be the best hotel choice in the Bar Harbor area.
A great tripadvisor find!
The reviews I read in tripadvisor led us to stay here last September. True enough, Bar Harbor Motel is convenient to downtown, reasonable, quiet, and CLEAN! The 2 bedroom setup is perfect for families. Take a cup of complimentary hot cocoa or cofee in the lobby while you get lots of helpful local information from the friendly staff!
Great setup for families
I used Trip Advisor to help me decide between this and another motel on the island, and the reviews were accurate. This is a clean, quiet, well laid out place with convenient access to the carriage trails. It is a 3 minute drive to downtown, close enough to get out to all the great restaurants, but outside of the bustle. Everyone was so friendly and helpful at the front desk. The pool was crystal clear and heated...it was full of people on a sunny, 59 degree afternoon. The two room suites were perfect for people with kids, as it was like having two rooms; not huge, but comfortable and well maintained.
There also seemed to be lots of happy couples without kids there. Don't miss Jordan's restaurant for breakfast!
Very, very nice motel, and affordable compared to others.
I liked the layout....small buildings of 4 rooms each, extending way back from the main road. A nice set-up. Direct access to Acadia.
The front desk is very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are large and very clean. The pool was nice, surrounded by tall shrubs to shield it from the road.
It's about a mile from the village, so take advantage of the FREE Islander Shuttle bus that runs regularly and will take you to the village square. No parking woes! From there, you can jump on one of the other 6 or 7 shuttles that have routes and stops all around Mt Desert Island. Get on, get off, get on again, it's all free! It's fabulous!
Excellent motel. Very clean and large rooms. Near everything. Will stay here again. Recommend it to evryone.
TripAdvisor Reviews Bar Harbor Motel
Travel Blogs from Bar Harbor
... several much larger trails leading off all labeled moderate. The shortest was labeled as 2.2km. I ventured around it, while the girls headed back to the truck as it was getting quite cold and the sun set was beginning to be spectacular I made it about 500m before realizing it was descending in very large steps 2-3' in one step as the light in the trees was really starting to fail and decided it wasn't such a good idea and turned back I'm sure a 2.2km trail of ...
... I've a thing for bathrooms. The whole vibe of the place was very warm and welcoming with a very homely feel. Plus the landlady was so nice. Most of the people we met in Maine were really friendly and relaxed and this contributed so much to our entire trip. Heading out that evening for dinner we decided to try a real Maine lobster restaurant and found the Poor Boys Gourmet. The food was nice but the beer was better as I discovered Samuel Adams from Boston for ...
... they could have certainly stayed longer! However I do want to get into Acadia before nightfall. We used the RV outside shower for the first time, and it worked great. The get re-dressed and we continued north. So, we were 2-for-2 on our stops today! Both were great fun. We still have 3.5 hours to Acadia, so by leaving at 2pm we are pushing our ability to get to the Visitors Center.
The drive was uneventful and smooth, although I ...
October 7, 2009
Rain, rain, rain, laundry, grocery shopping, rain, rain, rain.
October 8-9, 2009
By chance the van was parked facing due east and we were awakened by a golden glow streaming through the curtain, what a welcome sight . . . sunshine.
With directions in hand we found an entrance to the carriage roads of Acadia National Park for today's bike ride. The carriage roads were a gift of John D. ...