by Morgan Agesen
Amenities at this downtown Bar Harbor motel include free private parking and free Wi-Fi. Rooms feature mini-fridges, air conditioning, private bathrooms, and hair dryers. Nearby activities include kayaking and whale watching.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free private parking
- In-room mini-fridges
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
Something about being able to come back to a place you stayed in 30 years ago and finding it even better than you remembered. We live nearby, so our visits to Bar Harbor are 95% in the off-season. This time, though, we were in town for a family wedding and decided to revisit our "old haunt" for a few-days. The room we originally stayed in was available, the place has been beautifully renovated and spotless, the staff was helpful and friendly, and almost needless to say, we had a wonderful time... and they have bikes for you to borrow!
Pros: 1) location, location, location! Perfect for walking to everything Bar Harbor has to offer. Great restaurants & bars right outside your door step. 2) beautiful porch to sit and relax on, with water & heaters available. 3) Stylish room with a super comfy bed and pillows.
Cons: 1) bathroom was sooo tiny so if you’re a tall human make sure you don't get room #3. 2) We did not receive maid service so our second night we didn’t get our trash taken out, no new towels, needed more toilet paper, etc.. Just a minor inconvenience but still not something that should happen on vacation. Management was apologetic but did nothing to correct the error. 3) No thoughtful touches added for our 1 year wedding anniversary as other reviews stated. 4) staff recommendations weren't great.
Overall, we would return but probably try a different room. Our room was right in the front of the house and on a main road/windows overlooking the porch, so you don’t have much privacy. We weren’t in the room often so we didn’t mind but something to know before you book.