Bar Harbor Motel
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We took the Ocean Path Trail from Otter Point to Sand Beach. It was a beautiful hike of just over 2 miles along the rocky coast of the Atlantic Ocean. There were several coves and one place called Thunder Hole where the water comes into the rocks and bounces off the rocks making a sound just like thunder.
We had taken our lunch and as we were eating we watched some rock/cliff climbers. It was cool to watch but isn't ...
... to be a problem as we quickly find a spot for the Harley on West Street near Bridge. We park and are immediately set upon by 2 couples from Ohio who have biked down and have just come out picking their teeth from dinner. We kibitz with them a little, and carry on down to Main Street, where all of the action is and look for a bar and a decent place to eat. We find this just near the end, $4.00 Margaritas and $2.00 Rolling Rocks, a nice blues ...
... some time.
Both ended up going out of business as newly built trails opened the mountain up to everyone. So what ever became of the old buckboard road and the cog train? Well, to this day, if you know where to look, signs of both can still be found. But the park service, being the park service, does not want the general public knowing or seeing these signs, and does everything it can to hide and conceal them
The park claims the current road ...
... key day, spent meandering through the town of Bar Harbor. Even though it was a relaxing day, we covered a lot of ground. We walked and walked and walked some more, and didn't have one moment's pause about doing it. After being in the car the better part of two days, we were happy to pound the pavement for a while. We went into several shops and made mental notes of all of the things we would like to have. Now if we go back and ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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.