The Colonial Inn Ellsworth, a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, is ideally located near Mount Desert Island in a peaceful suburban residential area just outside the city center, within easy distance of Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport and Ellsworth’s main commercial district, where guests can find a number of great dining and shopping venues. The hotel offers easy access to all the main tourist attractions in and around the city, including the Woodlawn Museum, Old Hancock County Jail, Stanwood Homestead Museum and Birdsacre Wildlife Sanctuary, and Ellsworth Waterfront. In addition, Ellsworth acts as the gateway to the Acadia National Park, while attractions such as Birdscare, Great Maine Lumberjack Show, Kisma Preserve, and Seacoast Fun Park are all just a short drive away. Visitors to the area can either catch a classic film or show at the Grand Theatre or listen to one of the many concerts offered in Ellsworth. The area is home to some of the best lake trout or smallmouth bass fishing and outfitters like Eagle Mountain Guide Service can get you to those areas.
Guests at the Colonial Inn Ellsworth can enjoy superb amenities during their stay, with a choice of 67 spacious rooms (50% non-smoking), complete with air conditioning, color TV with Cable, free Wi-Fi broadband internet, while cots and cribs available for those with young children, and pets are welcome. The Colonial Inn Ellsworth provides a complimentary continental breakfast for each guest, along with a 24/7 front desk, heated indoor pool and hot tub and first-class meeting facilities.
We stayed here for two nights and chose this hotel because of the heated indoor pool. The pool was cold, maybe 65. Our room was dirty (hair in the shower among others), and the shower was not easily adjustable between hot and cold. Not to mention how small the bathroom was. This place needs some major updating from the decor to the mattresses on the bed. We paid $80/night which may or may not sound expensive, but personally, I'd rather pay a little more ($100+/night) and be comfortable.
Courteous, friendly, helpful front desk clerk. Heated indoor swimming pool, cable tv, Reasonable price. Rooms were dated but very clean.
Small tv, doors not shutting well, No hot tub, even though it is advertised on their website and in the rooms.