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The Colony is a unique collection of both individual cottages and more traditional motel rooms. It’s located outside of the most touristed parts of the town of Bar Harbor so quieter and a less pricey option though with much more limited retail options. The Cottage we had was very clean and spacious, there was parking right outside our door and the advertised ocean view is real though it is not the open ocean but more like an inner harbor.

The cottage we stayed in (duplex/family) was very well appointed and SO clean! The layout was perfect for us - a king on one side with a table and a small 2nd bedroom with a twin, and the other side had 2 full size beds (may have been queens - not sure as I had the small room with the twin). Both sides had small refrigerators, microwaves, bathrooms & closets, large tvs and a doorway in between the sides which we kept open. The location is perfect! It could not have been any closer to the entrance to Acadia and there is a very nice restaurant within walking distance as well. There is a heated pool and a fire pit was lit each night we were there. They have gone to great lengths to ensure that proper measures are being taken in regard to COVID. I was super impressed with this place and would certain stay again.

The room was Clean ,spacious and the bed Was comfortable and we had an amazing sun rise view and the moon was almost full the night we stayed beautiful.

This was my trip staying in a cottage and I was pleasantly surprised how much room we had. We stayed for two nights in cottage # 5. Lots of room, very clean and updated. The kin size bed was very comfortable. The location is absolutely great to see the sunrise. The entrance to the Acadia National Park is only 1/2 mile. Across the the street from the cottage is also an outstanding restaurant. After we left we talked about our stay and must say that staying at the Colony Cottage is very quit and a bit away from the tourist area at Bar Harbor. I must say again Thank you to the ownership to let us stay here.

We had a great experience at the Colony Cottages. We got a huge cabin for three adults and two kids with one king bed, two queen beds and a twin bed (three rooms total) and two restrooms. The cabin was really clean also. When we got there, unpacked and rested for a bit and when we finally got ready to leave, our car did not start. Looked like our battery was dead. I asked the owner if he had jump cables and he was so nice and went over to help us. Even with jump cables the car didn’t start, so we needed to go into town to buy a new one. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get an Uber since they wanted us to drive to a pick up location. The owner and his wife offered to go to town (30 minutes away) and buy the battery. Once they were back, the owner also installed the battery for us. Even with having to deal with a dead car battery we had a great experience with knowing how nice the owner and his wife are. We will definitely stay again at The Colony Cottages next time we come to visit Acadia. Besides super nice owners, you also have a great location, just minutes away from the Bar Harbor center, right by the ocean.

Clean and self contained

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.

Route 3 Bar Harbor ME

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking

Within a short walk of Hulls Cove Visitor Center, The Colony Cottages is within 2 miles (3 km) of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. The 55 rooms at this motel include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Rooms

The 55 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free local calls and hair dryers are also standard. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

At The Colony Cottages, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and express check-out. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide front-desk service during limited hours.

Room options

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

Motel Room - 2 Queen Beds, Not Pet Friendly

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Family Duplex, Not Pet Friendly

2 Queen Beds, 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 7

Guest reviews for The Colony Cottages

Everyone (17) Couples (6) Family (4)
5
Partner Couples

The Colony is a unique collection of both individual cottages and more traditional motel rooms. It’s located outside of the most touristed parts of the town of Bar Harbor so quieter and a less pricey option though with much more limited retail options. The Cottage we had was very clean and spacious, there was parking right outside our door and the advertised ocean view is real though it is not the open ocean but more like an inner harbor.

By , from Chicago on Sep 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 28, 2020

Thank you so much for your time and feedback

5
Family with small children

The cottage we stayed in (duplex/family) was very well appointed and SO clean! The layout was perfect for us - a king on one side with a table and a small 2nd bedroom with a twin, and the other side had 2 full size beds (may have been queens - not sure as I had the small room with the twin). Both sides had small refrigerators, microwaves, bathrooms & closets, large tvs and a doorway in between the sides which we kept open. The location is perfect! It could not have been any closer to the entrance to Acadia and there is a very nice restaurant within walking distance as well. There is a heated pool and a fire pit was lit each night we were there. They have gone to great lengths to ensure that proper measures are being taken in regard to COVID. I was super impressed with this place and would certain stay again.

By , from Barre, VT on Sep 20, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2020

Thank you so much for your awesome feedback and time! It means a lot for us to get back from our customers. Please, come back and see us again.

5
Partner Couples

The room was Clean ,spacious and the bed Was comfortable and we had an amazing sun rise view and the moon was almost full the night we stayed beautiful.

By , from Southampton NJ on Sep 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your time and positive feedback!

5
Partner Couples

This was my trip staying in a cottage and I was pleasantly surprised how much room we had. We stayed for two nights in cottage # 5. Lots of room, very clean and updated. The kin size bed was very comfortable. The location is absolutely great to see the sunrise. The entrance to the Acadia National Park is only 1/2 mile. Across the the street from the cottage is also an outstanding restaurant. After we left we talked about our stay and must say that staying at the Colony Cottage is very quit and a bit away from the tourist area at Bar Harbor. I must say again Thank you to the ownership to let us stay here.

By , from MA on Aug 24, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2020

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Please, come back and see us again

5
Family with small children

We had a great experience at the Colony Cottages. We got a huge cabin for three adults and two kids with one king bed, two queen beds and a twin bed (three rooms total) and two restrooms. The cabin was really clean also. When we got there, unpacked and rested for a bit and when we finally got ready to leave, our car did not start. Looked like our battery was dead. I asked the owner if he had jump cables and he was so nice and went over to help us. Even with jump cables the car didn’t start, so we needed to go into town to buy a new one. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get an Uber since they wanted us to drive to a pick up location. The owner and his wife offered to go to town (30 minutes away) and buy the battery. Once they were back, the owner also installed the battery for us. Even with having to deal with a dead car battery we had a great experience with knowing how nice the owner and his wife are. We will definitely stay again at The Colony Cottages next time we come to visit Acadia. Besides super nice owners, you also have a great location, just minutes away from the Bar Harbor center, right by the ocean.

By on Aug 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! It was our pleasure to help you, so you can have a great vacation. Please come back and see us again.

4
Everyone

Clean and self contained

By on Aug 6, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 6, 2020

Thank you so much for the positive feedback!

2
Everyone

By on Jun 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 21, 2020

I'm sorry that you booked the room for 2 people. You showed up with 2 adults and 2 children. We accommodated you the best we could. We do not agree with 2 out of 5 rating that you left. I wish you could have consulted front desk prior to your stay alerting us the number of people in your party had changed. Good Luck in the future.

4
Family

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

By on Sep 29, 2019

5
Family Family

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

By on Sep 26, 2019

5
Partner Couples

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!!!!

By on Sep 19, 2019

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