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Hanscom's Motel & Cottages

273 Me-3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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#38 of 44 hotels in Bar Harbor

See why so many travellers make Hanscom's Motel & Cottages their motel of choice when visiting Bar Harbor. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and Hanscom`s Motel & Cottages Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy a pool during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Travellers looking to enjoy some shrimp can head to Chart Room, The Log Cabin Restaurant, or Jack Russell's Steak House & Brewery.

Best of all, Hanscom's Motel & Cottages makes it easy to experience many great Bar Harbor attractions like Village Green and Agamont Park, which are some popular parks.

At Hanscom's Motel & Cottages, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Bar Harbor.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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saucycontessa wrote a review Dec. 2020
Maine36 contributions14 helpful votes
Really wonderful, simple, quaint, pet friendly motel perfectly located a few minutes drive to the entrance of the Park or downtown Bar Harbor, yet in a quiet setting near a beautiful rock beach. The grounds are enchanting with fire pits, gas grills and picnic tables. Room is simple, with a very comfortable mattress and well stocked full kitchen. Nice little porch to sit on. Wonderful safe contactless check in. The owner, Mark, was extremely helpful answering questions and was accommodating with change of plans (we actually loved it so much here we decided to extend our stay and celebrate Christmas here!). My only suggestion would be for somewhat better seating in the room for rainy days. But that is partly due to my old bones! This is certainly a new favorite destination!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Amy O wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Cute cabin. A little dated, but has everything you need. Really close to downtown and to all points Acadia. Simple walk down the street even brings you to the ocean and a great rock beach. Really easy no contact check in and check out.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jennifer S wrote a review Sep. 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We love Hanscoms motel, and I can’t wait for my next stay there in October. The cottages are dog friendly, tidy, and comfortable. They also have a nice new fire pit and patio. It’s right off rt 3, but on a nice quiet road that ends on a rocky beach, where it’s nice to catch the sunrise. Hanscoms is only a few minutes from downtown and the park entrance. We love this place and wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Acadia.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ToneMan wrote a review Aug. 2020
Greene, Maine97 contributions51 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in Cottage 2 at Hanscoms Motel and Cotteges for two nights in early August. We found the cottage to be immaculate and well maintained! Due to the pandemic, it was contactless check in and everything was ready when we arrived with the AC cooling the room. It was just the right size for the two of us. The grounds were well maintained offering many sitting areas, free wifi, several grills as well as a bocce pit and fire pit at night. The units start at #1 near the road, and go back into the property. Number 2 was near Route 3 but it was very quiet in the cottage and we didn't hear any road noise. The kitchenette had everything two people might need including a Keurig coffee maker. There is a rocky beach a short 5 minute walk down a very quiet residential side road, making a nice place to stroll. Owners were very responsive when we texted asking for a few additional supplies. Parking is right in front of each cottage. The property is about a 5 mile drive into downtown Bar Harbor (not walkable on busy Route 3). Although we did not bring our dog, the property is pet friendly and there were several well behaved dogs there. Overall, a great stay and we will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Cottage 1 is near Rt 3 with higher numbers near the back of the property. Cottage 1 & 2...
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ylantz wrote a review Sep. 2019
DeWitt, Michigan101 contributions45 helpful votes
We stayed only one night as they were completely booked. It’s a great quiet location. The room was very clean and comfortable, even had a Keurig coffee maker and a refrigerator and microwave . The sitting chairs were also extremely comfortable. The towels were some of the softest I’ve ever seen in a hotel. I would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from Trip44135267691, Owner at Hanscom's Motel & Cottages
Responded Oct. 5, 2019
Dear ylantz, Thank you very much for your nice review. Its refreshing to receive positive and honest feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you get a chance to visit us again! Your Hosts, Mark and Marydeane Hanscome
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US$104 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hanscom's Motel & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Hanscom's Motel & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Mount Desert Island (7.6 km), Acadia National Park (6.2 km), and ImprovAcadia (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hanscom's Motel & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hanscom's Motel & Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hanscom's Motel & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hanscom's Motel & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rose Eden Lobster, The Travelin Lobster, and Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hanscom's Motel & Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hanscom's Motel & Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hanscom's Motel & Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Saviour's Church : (6.3 km).