Homestead Motel and Cottages

3 stars
143 Bucksport Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.1
out of 5
12 reviews
Fantastic and cute!

My girlfriend and I loved the room! Location is great. Very convenient by car to every bit of sites... See full review

  • Silentdecay
  • Aug 15, 2011
Great get away

Great choice for an econimical stay. Owner very nice See full review

  • New to Acadia
  • Aug 25, 2014
The accommodations at The Homestead Motel and Cottages are just minutes from downtown Ellsworth and provide easy access to some of the most popular and scenic stretches on the coast of Maine. At the Homestead your comfort is our goal. Each of our spacious and tastefully furnished rooms have cable television, wall-to-wall carpeting, full bath, double beds and a porch surrounded by lawns and beautiful flower gardens. The Homestead Motel is actually a group of buildings, surrounding our historic 1810 Colonial Maine House where our office is located. The grounds are tree-lined so there's privacy and room to stretch out. Every morning in our office in the Maine House we offer complimentary coffee decaf tea and pastries. Visit Homestead Motel and Cottages to experience Downeast Maine to its fullest ... and to guarantee a vacation experience you'll lovingly remember always. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to arrival will result in the loss of your deposit, plus 8.50USD fee on all reservations.

Hotel Map

44.5396 -68.4408
Area served
Bar Harbor, Bangor, Ellsworth, Trenton
Nearby airports
Bar Harbor, (BHB), 7.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center, Located in beautiful Ellsworth Maine near the crossroads of US1

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Homestead Motel and Cottages Rooms

1 Queen
1 Queen Bed in Room With AC Cable TV Complimentary Coffee and Pastries
2 Double
2 Double Beds in Room With AC Cable TV Complimentary Coffee and Pastries
Cottage 1 Double
1 Double Bed in Cottage With Cable TV Complimentary Coffee and Pastries
Cottage 2 Double
2 Double Beds in Cottage With A/C, Cable TV Complimentary Coffee and Pastries

Amenities

General
Air conditioned
Services
Maid service
Wake-up service
Room
Television with cable

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (12)

Ratings and reviews for Homestead Motel and Cottages

Overall score

2.1 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
2.3
Location:
3.2
Value:
2.6

33% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
New to Acadia
Business
Ellseworth ME
Aug 25, 2014

Great get away

Great choice for an econimical stay. Owner very nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
YZHO
Business
Philadelpha, PA
Jul 11, 2014

Gateway to Acadia NP

You get what you paid for. If you want to save money in exchange for less comfort, this is the cheapest hotel around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Thomas F
Business
Portland, Maine
Aug 23, 2013

Charming Cottages Near Everything

Cottages that look as if L.L. Bean himself might have stayed there on a fishing trip. I found them quaint and charming. If you are expecting five stars and chandeliers in the lobby, don't go here. My room was fastidiously clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Only a short drive to Acadia or to down east villages. A fantastic value as well. Spent the money I saved on lobster every night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ticticbabycaker
Business
eastport, ME
Sep 2, 2012

Worst, most disgusting place I have ever been to

Worst, most disgusting place I have ever been to. First off, the online pictures and just the whole general thing of it was a 100% completely wrong. We drove up and the looks of it were bleak. It looked old and run down. Had a bad feeling about it from the start. Went to check in and we were charged an additional $8.75 for doing it online and the taxes were close to $10 also. So we paid almost $20 more than was expected. We were supposed to be charged only $77 and we ended up paying $101. The outside around the office had garbage and things all over the yard that was just gross and if there were people around they would have to walk around it all just to get into the Office. Office smelled like a nursing home. We drove up to the cottage that we were given, #7, and there were weeds that were as tall as me all around every cottage, looked like it had never been cut. The screen door had holes in it that were covered by duct tape and there were bricks spaced apart as the steps so one bad step and there goes your ankle. When we walked in there was a musty moldy smell. The celling had huge close to black water marks. When we sat on the bed we sunk right in like the beds were so old and over used. Walking into the bathroom, the tub had duct tape over rotted wood with mold on it. The wall connecting the corners of the room together was apart, you could stick your hand in there if you wanted to. Just walking into that place made me feel nauseous. So we decided to go talk to the owner about getting a refund because it was just disgusting. When we did we brought up the mold and how bad the room was and he immediately said that the celling was not new it was old and they needed a new roof, he argued about the mold that I told him I would show to him. We gave him back the key and just left without the refund because he wouldn’t give it back. Tomorrow I am calling health services on him also. No person should stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
love cruising
Business
Wisconsin
Oct 21, 2011

Fall trip to Maine

This was a cottage, the building had settled and it leaned to one side a little. I felt like I was dizzy. End of the season so only one other cottage was being used. No amenities, like hair dryer, shampoo, etc.. Location was good, but I would stay somewhere else knowing that there are vacancies everywhere this time of year and would not have had to reserve ahead if time., Man running it, owner I assume, was very nice, and he had a nice breakfast of muffins, toast and coffee set up.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cherry H
Business
Athens, OH, USA
Sep 7, 2011

OK motel, a little far away from acadia than we expected

OK motel, a little far away from acadia than we expected, about 40 min driving, but it's very close to the lobster pounds. OK place for short time traveler

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Silentdecay
Business
Buffalo, NY, USA
Aug 15, 2011

Fantastic and cute!

My girlfriend and I loved the room! Location is great. Very convenient by car to every bit of sites around all sides of bar harbor. Cozy, quirky and cool. The family that runs the place were great. A classic Motel experience! Defin ite stay again. We stayed in room number 4 and it was cleaner than the previous, more expensive and further away motel. We checked in, showered, then ran to downtown Finns irish pub for dinner then port to acadia national park then next day. Felt like we could have walled to Finns. Dfinitely will bike to downtown Bar Harbor next time we visit, cuz we will stay here again. :) Thanks for a nice stay and comfy sleep. (&word to the wise and/or larger girth - you might ask the size of bathroom...if thats a concern, think NYC aptm size) All together we loved it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Finns Irish Pub on main st. Great Sandwiches!! Nice beer selection!! Service was tip worthy!! FunMenu w/family feel thats not uptight.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
me2jamaica
Business
Old Town, ME
Aug 1, 2011

Good Location & Price

We went for the location, and price. Matress & pillows good, towels were awesome. Cheap matress pad slid around, which wasn't comfortable. It was clean. It was old. The bathroom door didn't close. Lots of chairs, but the TV was on a low stand and could only be seen from the bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Check maps for beaches & parks. Acadia is close by, but there are many others.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dennyr
Business
Conway, AR
Jul 28, 2011

Nice owner, but we wont be returning

We booked this motel because it was the lowest price [...]. Mistake #1. Walked in the motel office to the smell of mothballs (no kidding), and met a nice man - the owner. He explained that the price [...] didn't include local taxes [...], nor did it include a fee of some sort [...]. I had read another reviewer's mention of this - sadly only AFTER I had booked the room. Mistake #2. I got the key to our room, and set out with the mindset that we will make the best of it. My son participated, but my wife had some difficulty. We entered the room to another smell - MOLD. The room had been straightened, but the sheets had stains on them, and a few stray hairs as well. My son was playfully saying things like "Mmm, the room smells like almonds!", and "Wow, there are ornaments on our ceiling!" referring to the water stained panels. The place is just dated and very much in need of remodeling. Entering the bathroom was like stepping into the 1950's, complete with exposed florescent vertical bulbs on either side of the mirror that you had to twist turn on separately (one bulb didnt even work). Damage in the shower wall, and other oddities like that made us question whether we should trust taking a shower. Finally, the wall unit air conditioner did work, but filled the room with a new smell that we couldnt quite identify. The new smell battled with the moldy smell to make a quaint aroma we slept with all night. Trip into Bar Harbor took 45 minutes, 1:15 with traffic. We will not be back, and aside from the memorable quotes our son gave us, the other memories will haunt us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

This hotel is in Ellsworth, but that means it is a long way from the action of Bar Harbor. In addition, the national park area is far away. Everything seemed far away. We will be doing a little extra leg work next trip to find an inexpensive place in Bar Harbor. It will make the stay much more enjoyable, because there is truly nothing in Ellsworth worthwhile of your time.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
vancouver, BC
Jul 20, 2011

Avoid this Dump

This is the worst place we have stayed in. The room was super hot and smelled of dogs. The air conditioner rattled so loud it was hard to sleep. The building was in a general state of disrepair. The building in the picture is the operators house, not the rooms where you stay. I didn't read the poor reviews until after I booked. Breakfast was very basic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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