We spent a week in motel room #12. The motel rooms are set back about a block from the main road, so we didn’t have any problem with road noise from our room. The bedroom area had a comfortable, queen-sized bed, , two nightstands next to the bed, a TV on a stand, a chest of drawers tucked into a corner with a clothes bar above it to hang clothes from, and an easy chair. The kitchen area had cabinets filled with pots, pans, and other cooking utensils, silverware, dishes, etc, a stove, toaster, coffee maker, small microwave, and mini-fridge (very quiet compared to other mini-fridges). There was also a large sink with a dishpan and drain board for doing dishes, and a table (with two fold-down leafs) and two chairs. While the bedroom and kitchen areas appear to have been remodeled within the last decade or two, the bathroom looked to be of original vintage (except for the more recent looking stall shower). The most notable feature was the bathroom sink, which actually contained two, separate faucets (one for hot water, and one for cold). We used the kitchen sink for washing our hands.
Perhaps the room’s best feature was the outside deck. It had a small table and two chairs, along with a nice view of a grassy area leading to the harbor / ocean about fifty feet away. Very nice. All rooms are smoking rooms, but the only time we smelled any smoke was when someone in an adjoining room was smoking. (The rooms were connected with a door, which although closed still allowed both smell and sound to penetrate.) If you can get a room without a connecting door, it will probably be quite quiet since noise doesn’t seem to penetrate through the walls.
Internet connection from the room was not possible, other than by holding the laptop up to the window panes in the door (a position from which it’s nearly impossible to type). Going to the lobby, though, it was always possible to get a solid connection.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harbor View Motel and Cottages is a family friendly accommodation that has motel units, efficiencies, and cottages, and is located right on the water just outside of Southwest Harbor. We have a million dollar view overlooking the picturesque harbor and it is walking distance from the village which has many restaurants, cafes, and galleries. Please come visit us. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harbor View Motel And Cottages Hotel Southwest Harbor
- Harbor View Motel And Cottages Southwest Harbor, Maine