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Nice little motel and cottages, conveniently close to restaurants, Acadia NP and Bar Harbor.

Quaint little cottage with the best sunrise view I have ever seen! Will definitely be back again!

The location was perfect! The cabin was spotless but out dated, which was fine with us. Nice wing backed chairs to watch tv and a table and chairs. This was old New England style and exactly what we wanted. Very convenient location. Cant say enough good things!!!!

Very nice place to be.. really facing the Ocean, just across the road we have a small beach. Walking distance to food place. Really good !

The television could be a little bigger as it was hard to see from the bed. Otherwise, very nice cabin etc.

The location was fabulous. Quiet, cool breezes off the ocean at night, no need for AC

Cabins overlooking Hulls cove Maine. Nice to wake up and smell the sea air.

We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, nice owner, view and the easy access to everything. Thank you for the few days we were there.

Very nice and quiet hotel! Terrific view! Road is fixed! Staff are very friendly!!! Will recommend to a friend and definitely come back!!!

The rooms were huge! Loved having that much space in our room.

We had to book this last minute and found a gem. Quaint, clean, comfortable right on Frenchman's Bay.

By the sea, great view, you can see the sunrise at your room. Great place to stay.

This place is just like a cheap hotel. There are spider webs on the window, doors make creaking noise and hard to open/close. No air conditioning in the room. And we paid over $200 for this place.

I have stayed in many places an I am okay with outdated and rustic roadside motels. However the cleanliness and condition at The Colony were severely lacking. Pubic hairs in the shower and candy wrappers under the couch side coffee table. I would not recommend staying here unless it is an absolute last resort and you need a place on MDI.

Convenience is the word, near to the entrance of the park or to downtown.

Loved being able to walk down to the cove and watch the sun rise. The cottage was perfect for us, we cooked two meals a day and explored Acadia National park. Be aware of one way traffic due to road construction as you plan your trip.

Yes, there is a detour but not so bad. Rooms were old and felt like grandma's house. Found a balled up kleenex in the bathroom and paper on the floor behind the kitchen trash can. Bed was clean and fresh smelling. Had all the kitchen amenities, saving us $$$ on eating out. Nice view from front porch of ocean. It was okay, but not eager to go back.

Nice quiet area. Nice view of Harbor. Room was nice

This is a nice, clean, well maintained 1950's era motel and cabins that are very convenient to Acadia National Park and inexpensive. We stayed in the motel. We had a very large room that was clean and comfortable. Small refrigerator in room (make sure you plug it in!). The room was also very quiet. We were in the room farthest from the road. The highlight of the stay was being entertained by a Bagpiper on Saturday evening around 6 PM. Apparently the motel has done this for years! We were sitting outside when he came by. He stopped and played a few tunes for us and we had a great conversation.

Route 3 Bar Harbor ME

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Acadia National Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located within a 5-minute walk of Acadia National Park, The Colony is within a 15-minute stroll of Hulls Cove Visitor Center. This 55-room motel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.


The Colony's 55 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

The Colony offers free WiFi in public areas and a seasonal outdoor pool. If you drive, take advantage of free parking.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Not Pet Friendly

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

One Bedroom Cottage- One King Bed, Not Pet Friendly (No Kitchen)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Family Cottage, Kitchen, Not Pet Friendly

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Family Cabin, 2 Bedrooms

1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for The Colony

Everyone (15) Couples (3) Family (4)

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