Not awful, just not ideal for exploring Acadia
Posted Sep 3, 2014 on Hotels
This was one the few times I almost wish I hadn’t made hotel reservations in advance. That’s not to say this was a horrible place (it isn’t), it’s just not an ideal location from which to explore Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.
Knights Inn was 18 plus miles from Acadia and Bar Harbor and on a three-day stay, the drive got tedious. One lane in, one lane out and it’s not limited access, so there’s often traffic turning. Good things about the location are that it is within two miles of a big Walmart and it’s also nearly halfway between Acadia National Park and it’s lesser-visited Schoodic Penninsula portion on the mainland to the north, which is well worth visiting.
But if I had it to do all over again, I feel like I probably could have done just as well price- and quality-wise by just walking in to some of those independant hotels closer to Bar Harbor and gotten a room on the spot.
Knights Inn is an older motel-style affair built into the side of a hill in a roughly “V” formation with the office and another shorter line of rooms in a line semi-parallel to one side of the “V.” It was certainly adequate, if not in need of some serious updating, especially the carpet, which was kinda nasty in our room. Breakfast is not included, just coffee and juice, and the ice machine is outside by the office. WiFi reception was better than several other hotels we stayed in this trip.