by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Located right outside of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, the Acadia Pines Motel is a great option for families looking to explore the area. Enjoy one of the 23 guestrooms, all with two separate rooms that can sleep four with a king or queen bed in one room and two twins in the second. All unites come with refrigerators, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers and TV’s and some have kitchenettes and microwaves. The motel sits on six acres and has a patio and gazebo area for relaxing while the kids splash in the outdoor pool (open June to Labor Day). The motel does not have any onsite dining, but a short walk to the property next door will allow guests access to a restaurant, ice cream shop and general store. The Island Explorer Shuttle bus also stops right next to the motel. Pirates Cove Adventure Golf is across the street and Bar Harbor offers local shops and restaurants for ever more fun.
Our Editor Loves
- Two-bedroom suites
- Pool and golf nearby
- Close to downtown area and Acadia National Park
I stayed for 2 nights with my wife in this motel, and our first impression at the reception was that the reception was doing us a favor for accepting us.
As we entered the queen room (no. 8) we felt a strange smell in the room. We though it will go away after we open a window, or after 1 day, or after 2 days... it stuck to our pajamas after we left...
Other than that the room was sufficiently big, the sink was a little dirty and so were the toilets. nothing terrible - but not what you'd expect from a hotel room that's being cleaned every day. Television was ok.
All in all - location is very good, room was adequately large, breakfast at a dinner in walking distance, but the smell ruined it for us.
by Pat F
From the road, it looks like a tired little roadside motel, but the rooms are large and clean and well-kept. Stayed here two nights and had to good night's sleep both nights. The bed was comfortable, and the towels were thick. Free WiFi, as well as a large-screen TV, which I never used. Conveniently located on the main road down to Bar Harbor and entrance to Acadia. Plenty of parking as well, and set back off the road far enough that road noise wasn't an issue