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Hanscom's Motel & Cottages
Ranked #36 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Rockingham, Vermont
1 review
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“Super find”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We just got home from a great stay in Bar Harbor and have to write a review for (our first one!) the quaint motel we stayed at. We booked the room at Hanscom's because of the price and figured at $72.00 per night we could dealwith less amenities then the larger and more expensive year round accomadations might offer. We were taken back when we opened the door to our unit. The room looked like it was built yesterday, not in the 50's as it states on their web site. Very clean, modern, and a great floor plan. We settled in and then went to a great little pub/restuarant at Jake Russells and had a great steak/seafood dinner. When we got back to our motel we noticed a fire pit next door that was glowing with vibrant embers. We took a chance and asked if we could enjoy the fire for a bit. It turned out that the fire tenders were the owners of Hancom's and welcomed us to join the wonderful night of clear skies, crackling fire, and incredible stars. We can't thank Marc and Mary Deane enough for sharing their experience of living on this beautiful island and the local knowledge that helped us plan our next few days exploring a great location with not too many places open this time of year. Mary made our room shine each time we returned from our days adventure. Not sure when we'll get back to Bar Harbor, but when we do we will definately return to Hanscoms motel.

Room Tip: Room 8 is perfect
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

Stayed 1 night in Oct. Great location, service is great, very friendly on the phone and in person. Rooms are clean, a little dated but very satisfactory . There's a real icemaker on the premises. I would recommend the motel.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

My husband and I stayed in Cabin 10 with our Jack Russell, Brookie and we were pleasantly surprised that the cabin was modern and clean but a bit small.
The girl in the office was very accomodating when I asked for a toaster.
I could not find the private beach,though(only an area which was not accessible)
We really liked Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and were impressed how dog friendly the whole area is.

Room Tip: Try to get the higher numbered cabins. They are away from main road
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

Very clean, comfortable, quiet, reasonable (for the area in high season), excellent WiFi reception. Short ride to Acadia National Park.

Very nice kitchen although I only used the microwave and refrigerator. There was a stove, too. And a Keurig coffee maker.

Although I only stayed two nights, I could see myself enjoying being there for a month.

Mary Deane was a lovely, helpful host.

Many reviewers appreciate that it is pet friendly. I do not have a pet and was pleased to find that the pets were quiet and unobtrusive.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Watertown,Ct
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

We stayed in cottage 1 July 23-29. The cottage was adorable and is immaculate. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and newest of the place. We chose them because they were dog friendly, had air conditioning and a short walk to a private beach.
We were traveling with our two dogs and wanted to be able to take them swimming in the ocean. The beach was beautiful (all rock) and right on Frenchman's Bay. The dogs loved it!! Having recently been to a dog friendly hotel in Vt that smelled like urine and was not very clean - we did not know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised with these cottages. The staff and owners were all very friendly and helpful. They even delivered fresh lobsters to our door so we could bring so home to friends and family. Everyone was very friendly with the dogs and there was always water outside the office for them to drink.

Room Tip: I would suggest if traveling with pets to get one of the cottages further in as #1 is close to the r...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hanscom's Motel & Cottages

Property: Hanscom's Motel & Cottages
Address: 273 Me-3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price range (per night): $79 - $152
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Hanscom`s Motel & Cottages Hotel Bar Harbor
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Hanscoms Hotel Bar Harbor
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