Welcome to the Highbrook Motel in Bar Harbor, Maine

The Highbrook Motel is a delightful, family operated business that offers an ideal choice for location, comfort, service and value in Bar Harbor, Maine. As guests, you will enjoy the convenience of today’s favorite hotel amenities, such as free high-speed wireless internet and a complimentary “Grab & Go” Continental breakfast, along with exceptionally clean and comfortable accommodations in beautiful Bar Harbor. With a vast knowledge of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, we are always available to answer questions and help with plans. We invite you to discover the Highbrook Motel on your next visit to Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park.

The Highbrook is conveniently located just outside the Downtown area of Bar Harbor along Eden Street. Our quiet hillside location puts you within walking distance of the Downtown while still being able to easily access Acadia from behind our property via West Street Extension. Our location is a “sweet-spot” for convenience and accessibility that puts the area’s best offerings close by without having to contend with all the bustle of the Downtown area. With our ideal location and knowledgeable staff to guide you, you can rest assured that you will be able to enjoy all of Bar Harbor and Acadia with ease and convenience.

Acadia is one of the most visited National Parks in the US. It is comprised of over 30,000 acres of mountains, coastline, and wilderness to explore. There are over 100 miles of hiking trails in Acadia and over 50 miles of biking trails on its carriage roads. Also, a trip to Acadia National Park is never complete without a drive or guided tour through the scenic 27 mile Park Loop Road. All of this and more is waiting for you when you stay at the Highbrook Motel in Bar Harbor, Maine.

For over 35 years the Highbrook Motel has been lovingly owned and operated by June & Lewis Bowden. They both began their inn-keeping careers in 1978 from humble beginnings and with no experience. Through hard work and perseverance, they established the Highbrook Motel as one of the most reputable and respected lodging businesses in Bar Harbor. Today they continue to be a part of the Highbrook Motel and assist in various capacities.

Their son, Adam, is the Highbrook’s General Manager and resident innkeeper. He was born into the business and has been around it his entire life. Adam began working at the Highbrook Motel full-time in high school and continued to do so while pursuing his college degree during the off-seasons. Today he pushes the Highbrook into the future and works tirelessly to build off the foundation his parents so diligently laid. He can be spotted around the property every day of the season ensuring all of the guests are cared for and is eager to assist and help you in any way that he can.

Their daughter, Lynne, is a registered nurse who works full time at a nearby hospital. Lynne took on the values and work ethic she witnessed from her parents growing up in a small, family business and applied them to a career in the medical field. During her time off in the summer season, Lynne visits the Highbrook and lends a hand. With her upbringing, Lynne is a hospitality natural and can quickly jump in to assist.

We have always made it our highest priority to assist guests at the Highbrook Motel in any way that we can. Our unrelenting commitment to guest satisfaction is what has afforded us the opportunity to turn the Highbrook into a multi-generational family business that continues to meet the needs of today’s travelers. Attention to detail and high standards of cleanliness are prominent points of emphasis that we feel are truly important to the comfort and satisfaction of our guests.

As we move forward we will continue to push ourselves to attain the highest levels of guest satisfaction and adapt our practices to continue meeting the changing needs of travelers. Our core values will not change but we will continue to evaluate and evolve how we can better serve each and every guest that we accommodate.

“Just ask, we can help!”

As Innkeepers, it is our pleasure and our duty to help make your stay with us a memorable one. Whether you need advice on the area, an extra pillow for your room, or have a special request, one of our staff will eagerly assist you in any way that we can. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, just let us know.

At the Highbrook, our top priority is satisfied guests. We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your stay with us. To ensure that every one of our guests is truly satisfied we strive to make sure the Highbrook is a good fit for them. If we don’t feel we offer what you’re looking for or feel we can’t properly meet your needs, we will gladly recommend nearby places that may better suit you. Ensuring guest satisfaction is what has maintained our decades of work in the hospitality business and it is what we prioritize in order to see the Highbrook continue on for years to come.

Key Features

For your comfort, we have designated the Highbrook Motel a 100% Smoke-Free Property. In order to preserve the freshness and quality of our property, we do not permit smoking anywhere on the grounds. All guest rooms, public spaces and outdoor areas are designated 100% Smoke-Free.
Begin your day with our complimentary “Grab & Go” continental breakfast available each morning in our lobby from 7am-10am. Items are conveniently offered for you to easily grab and take back to your room or with you on the go. We offer a variety of choices featuring healthy steel cut oatmeal and hearty breakfast sandwiches to help you start your day off right!
Our location makes us very convenient to Acadia National Park, and in more ways than one. You can drive (approximately 1.7 miles) to the Hulls Cove Visitor Center where you can pick up official park maps and/or purchase your entry pass. Bike or walk to the Duck Brook Bridge entrance of Acadia’s Carriage Roads (approximately 1.5 miles). Or access the 27 mile Park Loop Road via the West Street Extension entrance to Acadia (approximately .5 miles).
We are conveniently located only one mile from the center of Downtown Bar Harbor. Our quiet hillside location puts us just outside the bustle of the Downtown area while still providing you the convenience of being able to walk or take a short drive to the town center.
We are pleased to be able to offer you discounted tickets on some of the areas most popular attractions. Not only do we want to ensure you enjoy your next trip to Bar Harbor but we want to help you get the best value as well. Our friendly staff can assist you in scheduling your excursion and providing easy directions to the attraction of your choice. Learn more…
We believe that today wireless internet access is not an amenity but a necessity. It is a part of our everyday lives and we want to make sure you are able to stay connected. We are pleased to offer all of our guests the convenience of wireless internet from inside their room, included for free.
Catch a ride on the free Island Explorer Shuttle Service from the end of our driveway. The shuttle runs from June 23rd to Columbus Day every season. From our location, you can catch the #2 Eden Street Shuttle to the Village Green in the center of Downtown Bar Harbor. From here you can explore the Downtown on foot or catch another shuttle to your desired destination. When you’re ready to return to the Highbrook just go back to the Village Green and catch a ride on the #2 Eden Street Shuttle.
Our 26 unit property rests on a sloping 4-acre hillside. The Highbrook’s limited room inventory affords us the benefit of catering to a more select group of travelers. We generally do not accommodate group bookings, wedding parties, reunions or any group that we feel may adversely impact the quality of stay for any of our guests. All of our rooms have one king bed keeping all of the rooms limited to a maximum of two people. What this does is help to provide a quiet, relaxed atmosphere you won’t always find at larger properties.

Take A Tour And See Why Acadia National Park Is The Perfect Place To Getaway...

Utilize our local tips and area knowledge to make the most of your next trip to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We’re here to help even before you arrive!
Carriage Road Duck Brook


Ride over 50 miles of scenic, vehicle free Carriage Roads or take in the beautiful vistas from the 27 mile Park Loop Road.

Local Tip:

There are several entrances in and out of Acadia. There’s even one just half a mile from us at West Street Extension. Leave your vehicle at the Highbrook and bike right into Acadia. The incredible scenery is only minutes away!
Hiking Acadia


Explore over 100 miles of hiking trails. We can help you find the perfect hike, anything from mild to wild!

Local Tip:

Utilize the Island Explorer to plan one-way hikes from point A to point B. Catch a ride from your finish point back to your vehicle or even to the Highbrook.
Kayaking Acadia


Paddle the rocky coast on a guided tour, or explore area lakes on your own.

Local Tip:

Guided sea kayak tours can book up fast because they offer limited space. Book ahead to ensure your spot. Or if you prefer to do your own thing, rent canoes, kayaks or paddle boards at the end of Long Pond. It’s the largest lake on Mount Desert Island and where the locals go for freshwater fun!

We Want To Make Your Next Trip An Incredible One, Just As We've Done For So Many Before...

But don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself what our guests have been saying…
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EVERYTHING!! The location was ideal and easily accessible to the Island Explorer as well as Acadia. The staff was extremely helpful and very pleasant! We loved our bright, clean, and very spacious room!
Nancy, 10 / 10 “Our stay was more than we hoped for!!
Tripadvisor Highbrook Motel Review
My wife and I recently visited Bar Harbor for the Fall foliage. Not ever having been there, we looked at a variety of properties using Trip Advisor. We finally settled on the Highbrook. We could not have been more pleased…
…The Highbrook is now our GO TO hotel in Bar Harbor. We highly recommend it.
John S, 5 out of 5 “Quiet Surprize”
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Welcoming staff, quiet, attractive furnishings, away from crowds of the downtown area, but close enough to be a nice walk to town for dining, shows and shopping. Really enjoyed our stay here.
Helen, 10 / 10 “Great experience in Bar Harbor accommodations”
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It was a very cute place, the staff was very helpful on anything we asked them. Loved the area.
Joe, 10 / 10 “A wonderful place to stay”
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This family run motel is a pure gem,10 out of 10. Comfortable, clean, free WiFi, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, copious breakfast, close to Bar Harbor and to the entrance to the National Park.The staff is friendly, helpful, ready to answer any questions. The stay at the motel was a pleasure, if ever we go to Bar Harbor we’ll stay again.
Evgeny, 10 / 10 “10 out of 10 Motel”
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Place was spotless, incredibly well kept. Free breakfast was better than we expected – good oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. Would definitely recommend to a friend or stay again.
Nathan, 5 out of 5 “Great little place”
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This place has changed my perception for MOTEL. Very nice facility, breakfast, and more importantly-staff are super nice. Highly recommend!
Ning, 5 out of 5
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The old school motel charm was fun. The place was immaculate and the location was great.
Todd, 5 out of 5 “Charming place to stay close to park and town”
Tripadvisor Highbrook Motel Review
Adam created a very good first impression at check-in, with a warm welcome and helpful information about restaurants and activities in the area. Our room in the second building was spacious, immaculate, and very comfortable…
…and thanks to the great breakfast, I have become an oatmeal eater!
ILoveTexas, 5 out of 5 “Deserves its high TripAdvisor rating”
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Shouting distance to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor. A family run older style roadside motel with immaculate rooms, front door parking and the best continental breakfast I have encountered…
…The Highbrook Motel is not only a good value but a great experience.
Carroll O, 5 out of 5 “Immaculate, friendly and great value!”