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Hampden
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The only redeeming quality is the gorgeous view. Wifi did not work. This could be a fabulous place, but needs some major renovation. Cleanliness was disgusting. Trip Advisor is forcing me to write more!

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, We are disappointed to hear that your stay at the Harbor View Motel was not up to par. The WiFi has been frustrating to say the least, but we are committed to solving the problem and feel we will have outstanding WiFi in the very near future. We are also in the process of a major renovation program at...

Queens, New York
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I actually enjoyed my trip to the Quietside of MDI and would not have had the pleasure to experience it's very pleasant qualities were it not for the fact that HVM&C accepted pets. The room is basic, and while there is absolutely NO view from indoors, the motel is situated right on the harbor. My personal point of view is...

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NJ
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The motel is on a water with a tides going up and down, leaving great littoral zone with all animals and plants that any biologist and especially marine biologist will appreciate! That's the main positive. Otherwise this is a simple simple motel in a very expensive, especially this year (some anniversary of the Acadia Park), area. No air conditioning, that...

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for reviewing the Harbor View Motel. Your description of our ocean front property was spot on, and certainly a dream location for a biologist...but we also know that it's a great location for anyone who appreciates all the beauty and wonder the bustling harbor has to offer. Whether a family with young children, or an older couple...

Manchester
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

If I were only rating location, it would certainly deserve a 5. The view from the back of the property is really spectacular. It's also close to downtown. Condition wise, it's a 3. My room was clean but it did show its age in spots. The room, 9, was comfortably sized but the decor was bland. Also, the bed creaked...

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mozarella45, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for reviewing the Harbor View Motel and Cottages. We are pleased that you enjoyed the million dollar view that encompasses most of the Harbor View Motel campus. You're not going to find scenery like that for such a reasonable price on Mount Desert Island. We are in the process of upgrading the motel, and are trying to...

East Greenville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We've been staying at this motel for several years and are always happy to return. It's so nice to be able to talk to a PERSON when making reservations, etc., and knowing that we can always count on the ladies of the staff to make our stay relaxing and fun. What a great find! It's walking distance to town and...

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Old Town, Maine
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights,it is a basic motel.The left building has no water view,but you can walk a few feet and see the harbor.All the other buildings have a nice view and decks.Large lawn,pet friendly.Breakfast was bagels,muffins and cereal.Coffee was hot and good.I ate supper at Sips in town.small place but home made food.They also serve breakfast.The shower...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Just returned home from our fourth stay at Harborview Motel. We've stayed in rooms in the main building during each of our visits. The motel is clean, safe and extremely affordable. Some reviewers complained about that the decor and furnishings are not modern, but we actually enjoy the basic aesthetic at Harborview. Who needs granite countertops or hundreds of channels...

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Methuen, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 July 2016

For a third year in a row, stayed here with the family (and 2 dogs) in cottage #21. This property is situated right on Southwest Harbor, and cottage #21 is the closest cottage to the water. The compound is extremely quiet, the staff very friendly and attentive, and many of the guests return year after year after year. It is...

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were so pleasantly surprised when checked in and found our room, # 10, had a spacious deck with a water view. There is lots of green space around the admittedly 1950's style motel buildings and cottages, space for children to turn cartwheels, and dogs to get a good roll. There are picnic tables and chairs by the water. With...

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SJS212013, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Harbor View Motel. We are glad you had an enjoyable visit to Southwest Harbor and found the Harbor View to be a pleasant place to stay. We pride ourselves in providing clean and comfortable rooms, and we feel confident folks will really be pleased with the view,...

Manchester, Ma
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stayed in an oceanview cottage for our annual trek to Mt. Desert Island (going since 1975). We have camped in several places, rented space in dozens and stayed in all the small villages and like the quiet side in Southwest Harbor. The "good." The price was reasonable as the island is very expensive by New England standards, the view...

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SJS212013, Public Relations Manager at Harbor View Motel And Cottages, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review the Harbor View Motel. We are sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with your stay, and we will do our best to address the issues you brought up in your critique. The Harbor View Motel and Cottages has many repeat customers, many of whom enjoy the rustic feel that...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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 

Additional Information about Harbor View Motel And Cottages

Address: 11 Ocean Way, Box 701, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4426
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Price Range: RM230 - RM266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Harbor View Motel And Cottages Hotel Southwest Harbor
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“The motel is best. It is quiet and pet friendly.”
 of 5 bubbles Yellowstonemaine, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose one of the second or third floor rooms in the main building for a great view of the harbor and a nice deck!”
 of 5 bubbles ChuckandJanetT, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cottages 19 and 21 are the closest cottages to the water.”
 of 5 bubbles DaveT1424, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room number 8 and 10 have unobstructed views from deck. End rooms have big decks”
 of 5 bubbles svYonder, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Request a room in the main building, if you want the rooms with balcony overlooking the harbor. Not sure what cottages are like.”
 of 5 bubbles F0xMulder, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
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