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Homestead Motel and Cottages

143 Bucksport Rd, Ellsworth, ME 04605-2732
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#8 of 8 hotels in Ellsworth
Affordable, Clean Accommodations The accommodations at The Homestead Motel are just minutes from downtown Ellsworth, and provides easy access to some of the most popular and scenic stretches of Maine coast. Homestead Motel At the Homestead, your comfort is our goal. Each of our spacious and tastefully furnished rooms have color cable television, wall-to-wall carpeting, full bath, double beds and a porch surrounded by lawns and beautiful flower gardens. The Homestead Motel is actually a group of buildings: an historic 1810 Colonial Maine House where our office is located, a motel complex with seven units and seven private cottages. The grounds are tree-lined, so there's privacy and room to stretch out. All Guest Accommodations are in Motel Building and Cottages with Ground Level Private Entry and Parking. Every morning in our office in the main house we offer complimentary coffee, decaf, tea, and pastries.
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Free parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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ComeauA wrote a review Oct. 2018
New Brunswick, Canada6 contributions4 helpful votes
We made a detour from Bangor to check this out on our way to New Hampshire but the group of 4 women was so disappointed with the exterior appearance that they did not want to check inside. Seemed that the grass had not been mowed for more than 2 weeks. With no cars around and the cement in front the only cottage we saw was broken and grass was growing through it, made it looked like an abandunded place and not secure for a group of women.
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Date of stay: August 2018
Jennifer M wrote a review Oct. 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
First we checked in the office was a dirty, hoarding type room, but still we thought to take a chance on a local owned place because we love small local owned businesses. The grounds looked unkept, nothing like the picture online. But then we walked to The room,we couldn’t open the door we had to throw our body against it like we were busting through, we walk in and we say ok needs updating (everything), the shower was rusted out so We were not going to even try to get cleaned up, the sink actually trickled a steady stream all night, when we woke the next morning I had a time just unlocking the door it took actually two of us one to push the door the other to unlock it, yes we laughed after getting out because we could not believe it.. the beds were uncomfortable, I woke up in the morning with red itchy bites all over me, then when I checked into my next hotel they told me they had heard horror stories of that place and that they were known to have fleas, I was mortified. Please know it has potential, good structure I really feel bad that it couldn’t of been better but I wish I saw this review before checking in...
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
Collette R wrote a review Sep. 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The price of the rooms should give you a big hint as to what to expect when you show up. Once you realize that this isn't going to be like a Comfort Inn, it's not as terrible as it first seems, and its quirks begin to charm you a bit. Make no mistake, this place is VERY clean & they swap out their mattresses often. I had a fantastic sleep here. Honestly, I enjoyed my stay here, especially after visiting with the owners for a while. Do yourself a favour and ask Doug about the property -- it has quite the story! Yes, it does need some updating, which is in the works. This is the place to book if you're looking for cheap, and unassuming accommodations. If you're looking for modern comfort, maybe don't stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Travelled on business
julezblue wrote a review Sep. 2017
Willimantic, Connecticut101 contributions22 helpful votes
I really wish I could give this place a better review. The people who own it do seem nice but I really need to share so others do not have this experience. The cottage they directed me too was kind of cute in the outside so I had some hope when unlocking the door. As I was assaulted by the scent of mothballs I scanned the room and saw this was not to be a good night. I considered just booking elsewhere and also thought about just driving the 6 more hours home. Anything but here...instead, I decided to suck it up, opened some windows and sprayed some fragrance. After the room aired out for awhile , it was better. But even though I believe the room was clean it was just sadly in need of... everything. Floor, walls, furniture, tv...it all was old and sad. None of the usual things you find in a room, which I'm sure was my fault as I just assumed there would be at minimum a coffee maker and mini fridge. The worst part was the bed. It felt like it was forty years old and I felt springs under my body. I did not get a good nights sleep. Maybe they have nicer rooms, I know it's a budget room, but I have stayed in plenty of budget hotels and this was the saddest room I've ever stayed in. Perhaps they give the worst rooms to people with pets? Who knows...but even my dog was acting odd in this room. At least she had her nice dog bed! I am sorry this place isn't nicer, as it has a ton of potential. Honestly, I would not stay here again if it was $10 per night.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
iroam maori wrote a review Oct. 2016
Manchester, New Hampshire8 contributions1 helpful vote
I just spent 12 days at the Homestead and was very satisfied.If you're looking to stay somewhere ultra modern with all the wi-fi hook ups and designer decor this isn't for you.If you want a cozy cottage with a comfy bed,clean room and bath with cable TV and lots of hot water where your canine companion is a welcome family member and the heater is more than up to keeping you warm through a cold raw Fall night its home away from home. The decor may be dated but the point isn't to be trendy its to provide good basic accommodations at a very reasonable price. The owners are friendly and a good source for some local color and provide that morning cup of coffee in the office. Location is great the road takes you straight into downtown Ellsworth with direct access to Bangor or Arcadia Park and lots of local eateries and shopping, some great outlet stores as well. This will be my go to place whenever we're in the area. Visitors keep this a pet friendly place and pick up after Fido its only courteous and here you're not gouged for having a furry friend, I want to be able to go back with mine. Thanks for having us; Bob and Bebhinn, see you in the Spring.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Cottages are very quiet,cozy and comfortable,there's a large gravel courtyard that's...
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United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineEllsworth
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Frequently Asked Questions about Homestead Motel and Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Homestead Motel and Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Timber Tina's Great Maine Lumberjack Show (5.9 km), Wild Acadia Fun Park (6.8 km), and Rooster Brother Coffee Roasters (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Homestead Motel and Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Homestead Motel and Cottages?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Homestead Motel and Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Homestead Motel and Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Morton's Moo Homemade Ice Cream, Finn's Irish Pub, and Martha's Diner.
Are pets allowed at Homestead Motel and Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Homestead Motel and Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Woodlawn (0.7 km).