Bar Harbor Motel
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Since our vacation to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park is significantly shorter than our other previous excursions, we wanted to consolidate our time spent here in one single blog; in what we would like to call our espresso blog;twice the caffeine (or information in this case) in one tiny cup.
We planned this vacation about four days …
Wednesday, September 2, 2009, and we are finally at our destination of Bar Harbor, ME – gateway to the Acadia National Park system.
Today we left St. Andrews about 10:00 a.m. We had a light breakfast, and headed out south east to the US town Lubec, ME. Lubec, the most north eastern town of the US, has a bridge going to Campobello …
It's Sunday evening, and we now have a few moments of breathing room to let you know of our many trials, tribulations and interesting experiences since leaving Cincinnati on Saturday morning. The biggest hurdle was finding out that our boat ride to Nova Scotia was canceled due to Hurricane Bill. We had to reschedule our boat trip to sail out of Bar …
Originally, we'd planned to do some sightseeing in Portland, but instead we decided to drive straight through to Bar Harbor. We neared the island around noon and stopped at the Maine Luau Lobster Pound in Trenton. We enjoyed our first lobster rolls of the trip and some really friendly service. The waitress gave us all sorts of maps, brochures and …
I don't think it could have look that great when i pulled out of the customs check area into the customs parking lot and picked up 2 Irish backpackers outside the customs office, but no one said anything. These 2 Irishmen where, of course, my good friends Eric and Carl who i'd been hanging out with for the past good bit of time. We all pile into my …
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- 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.
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.
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!)
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!
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.