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566 Seawall Rd Route 102A, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4037
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The Seawall Motel is located on the quietside of Mount Desert Island in the Southwest Harbor area. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Motel borders the Seawall entrance to Acadia National Park. It adjoins a pine forest and a fresh water pond which provides ample opportunities for birdwatching and scenic photography. The Seawall is a naturally occurring granite, loose boulder and rock seawall with easy shore walks and tide pools to explore. There is a picnic area to watch the waves crash on the rugged shoreline and a spot to watch the sunrise over the Great Cranberry Island. On a clear night, it is one of the best places in the country for stargazing. Just beyond the scenic areas, you'll approach two of the many walking trails of Acadia National Park: Ship Harbor and Wonderland. Each is less than a two-mile hike along the ocean and nature trails. A short drive from these trails is the Bass Harbor Lighthouse that has been guiding mariners with its light since 1858. The dramatic setting, especially at sunset, is a photographer's dream. The Seawall Motel sits directly across from the famed seawall and close proximity to many activities of what the park has to offer. It is a two-story Motel with free Wi-Fi, in-room phones, cable TV and complimentary continental breakfast. These budget-friendly motels has twenty spacious, comfortable, and exquisitely clean rooms with a choice of two-queens or king size beds. A community room is available for all guests to use which includes the vending and ice machine, refrigerator, microwave, and coin-operated laundry machines. The free Island Explorer Shuttle can be accessed from our parking lot for easy travel to restaurants and shops in downtown Southwest Harbor, and to many other locations on the island. Top-rated in TripAdvisor, the Seawall Motel is the perfect place for your Maine vacation! Enjoy the beautiful scenery, the wonderful staff, and freshly brewed coffee ready for you every morning!
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Alex wrote a review Aug. 2020
Brooklyn, New York2 contributions
Nice quiet area, clean rooms and clean air, fog rolling in, did I say quiet, away from the maddening crowds of Bar Harbor. Paper thin walls, can hear others snore depending on which room you are in but they owners are very accommodating and can be moved if you wants. Continental Breakfast isn’t that good. No eggs, only some wrapped muffins and mini bagels with cheap yogurt. Coffee is undrinkable, watery. Had to spend $30 a day for breakfast and coffee elsewhere. But the price per night if very cool, so it’s not that bad. No fridge in the room but it does have a common fridge with ice maker and some vending machines with laundry so that’s nice. The place is far from everything so that can be a plus or a minus, again no fridge so think about that in terms of planning. There is self parking so it is easy if you drive. They have portable foam coolers which is very nice because you can basically go out for bbq at the picnic area down the street, 5 minute walk right on the ocean. Did I mention that the stars you can see from here, it’s very amazing.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Cheryl S wrote a review Aug. 2020
Salisbury, Maryland53 contributions9 helpful votes
We wanted to stay on the quiet side of Mt Desert island and this motel was perfect. It exceeded our expectations. We stepped out of our room each day to the most beautiful sunrise while looking over the ocean. There was a picnic area to have a campfire about 1/2 mile away. There were great run routes and bike routes filled with views of the main coast. Unpopulated hiking trails and swimming lake close by. Vicki and Dave were amazing people who gave us great suggestions on places to go and eat. Despite the Covid, they were able to serve coffee ( great coffee ) and tea outside with individual packages of bagels and pastries to get us started in the morning. Cadillac Mountain and bar harbor were about 40 min away but never felt that long since we stopped along the way for a swim, hike or food . We hope we can make trip back soon and will stay at Seawall motel again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
WWB wrote a review Jan. 2020
31 contributions45 helpful votes
Amazing location. The water is across the street! Rocky and spectacular. The hotel is clean. The owner is wonderful and gets to know the people. The breakfast is a great plus. Laundry is available. Great area to explore.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Fred B wrote a review Oct. 2019
Albany, New York93 contributions44 helpful votes
The motel is the farthest south right next to the national park campground. The sea is right next to the motel and the national park programs in the southwest harbor campground are less than a 5 minute drive.The breakfast is nice and there is a notice board outside that tells of all sea conditions. The owner and all staff are wonderfully informative and friendly. We stayed here for our 40th anniversary and had a more than wonderful time. All of Mount Desert Island is accessable from this motel.
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Date of stay: September 2019
WolfWay wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Omg. Okay, so this place is really nice and best of all super clean! Towels and linen smell fresh. Very clean property. But if your neighbor is a snorer or loud talker, FORGET getting any sleep. The walls are paper thin. You can hear the next room’s conversation. AND, I could hear their television. Worse of all was the snoring. It was loud and disgusting and bubbly and snory and super gross and completely annoying to hear. I literally could hear each raspy snore breath. Uggghhhhhhh. Whyyyyyyy????
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandSouthwest Harbor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seawall Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Seawall Motel?
Nearby attractions include Asticou Azalea Garden (6.7 km), Wonderland Trail (2.0 km), and Thuya Gardens (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Seawall Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Seawall Motel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a dishwasher, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Seawall Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Seawall Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seawall Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Common Good Kitchen Cafe, Thurston's Lobster Pound, and Beal's Lobster Pier.
Are any cleaning services offered at Seawall Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Seawall Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sieur de Monts Spring (14.8 km).
Does Seawall Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Seawall Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.