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Review of Cromwell Harbor Motel

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Cromwell Harbor Motel
Ranked #21 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best kept secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

We have been staying here for years! 5th time in the last 10 years. Rooms are very comfortable, clean, and nicely furnished. The location is perfect, as it is far enough from the downtown traffic to be quiet, yet close enough that a short walk takes you to centre of activities. Our hosts have always been gracious and helpful doing their best to ensure a pleasant stay in a beautiful location. And did I say the price was right?

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mollie47
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cordova, TN
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

We stayed three nights at Cromwell on our trip to Bar Harbor. We were on the second floor in the main building (to the left if you are facing the office where you check in). Everything was very clean and the place looked new. The room was huge with a king bed. The bathroom was very spacious and spotless. The WIFI was very good...a plus for us in that my husband to work some while we were there. The staff was not overly friendly, but we did not have a lot of interaction with them, so this may not be a fair observation. There was no continental breakfast, but there was a refrigerator and a microwave which we used to warm up pastries, etc. that we bought in Bar Harbor. Overall, our stay was great and we would return here. It is VERY conveniently located and the rates are very reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank dt1064
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

This hotel is walking distance from all attractions and is a fair price. The rooms are good.
This is a good hotel to choose when in Bar Harbor

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Nikki C
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Ravena, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

This motel is family run and magnificently maintained. It is within walking distance to downtown yet is just far enough away to make it feel secluded with a bit of privacy. We stayed for four nights and can't wait to come back. The grounds are meticulous and the rooms look like new. If you want to stay at a friendly, clean, family run motel without spending a fortune, I definitely recommend the Cromwell Harbor!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kmhill111
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Fairport, New York
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55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

We chose the Cromwell Harbor after recommendations from the Chamber of Commerce. We stayed at this motel for three nights and had a very good experience. The staff was very pleasant and helpful in recommending hiking trails and restaurants. The room was very large and the king size bed very comfortable. The room was very clean. Having a short walk into town and being closer to the entrace to the park was great. This was a very pleasant experience and I would recommend the Cromwell Harbor. We didn't get a chance to use the pool but it looked very nice. Flower gardens were very well attended to.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HappyGardener19
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here. This is a very tidy, unpretentious place, spotlessly clean and very well situated for walking around Bar Harbor or out to dinner. The owners take great care with the grounds and floral arrangements; it shows. The pool area was a big plus for our kids. We've recommended it to a number of friends, all of whom have had positive experiences. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank aorrdalca
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

There was a booking problem when we arrived. Instead of giving us a room with two beds (2 adults + 2 young kids in our family), they had to give us two rooms with a large bed in each for the first night. This was on the 2nd floor of the new, main building.

The next night, they moved us into room with two large beds in an older outbuilding.

The first night's rooms were clean and obviously new, and unusually roomy. But the doors bound on their hinges, the bathroom door in particular making a horrendous squeal each time it was used. Wi-fi strength was excellent.

The second night's room was much smaller but it was roomy enough for us. The bathroom is showing its signs of age, and the toilet seat was quite loose, sliding sideways whenever you sat down on it. The water level in the bowl was also very high...men, you know what kind of problem that can cause. You've now been warned. ;-)

The wi-fi in the outbuilding was noticably weaker but I was able to make a connection.

So, if you're going to stay there, I suggest going for a room in the main building.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank lars582
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Additional Information about Cromwell Harbor Motel

Property: Cromwell Harbor Motel
Address: 359 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1639
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Bar Harbor
#15 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#19 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cromwell Harbor Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Cromwell Harbor Hotel Bar Harbor
Cromwell Harbor Bar
Cromwell Harbor Motel Bar Harbor, Maine

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