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Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   269 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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East Wakefield, New Hampshire, United States
2 reviews
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“Amazing Choice!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We decided to take our ten month old twins and go on our first family vacation to Bar Harbor and stay at this hotel. We couldn't have chose a better place! The hotel is very clean, and saying the staff is kind would not even justify how nice they all are. Everyone always smiled and was helpful. The staff is aware of many local activities and restaurants and were very willing to share their information with us and give recommendations. Also, the continental breakfast is great! Only a short walk to town (about 2 minutes), which was wonderful because parking in town is horrendous.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed at the Grand for six nights Oct. 1 - 7, 2012 and loved it. The entire hotel staff is very friendly, the rooms are spacious, the hotel is spotlessly clean, and a delicious breakfast is included. There are also laundry and exercise rooms which we used. We paid extra for special deals which included dinner and a boat tour. These were so worth the money. Be sure to take them up on special offers.

The hotel is perfectly situated. It is within a couple of short blocks of the village green where you can catch the buses running throughout Acadia, restaurants and shops are everywhere, the waterfront is only a couple of more blocks, and we easily walked to the sand bar at low tide and the ocean-front walkway.

Bar Harbor traffic is difficult, and daily there are cruise ships depositing thousands of tourists that are walking around or taking buses to offboat excursions. The great thing is that the Grand is accessible by back roads that by-pass the village green area, allowing you to get in and out easily.

We highly recommend the Grand. We hope to return during the summer and will definitely stay here again if there is availability.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Went here on my honeymoon and we LOVE this place! The rooms are clean, the staff is more than accommodating, the location is ideal, right on Main St. The dinner for 2 at the Reading Room package was exceptional as well as the Acadia Guided Tour. We highly recommend this place. We definitely will come back

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

A very nice stay in Bar Harbor. The package turned out excellent, with the tour of Arcadia National Park and the fantastic meal at the Reading Room. Don't miss the great food and view of the harbor. The Grand was very clean and quiet, just a short distance from the main downtown area. Park your car and enjoy the stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Bar Harbor Grand was a great find for us while on our short stay in the Acadia NP region. The rooms are clean and spacious. The breakfast is a typical continental breakfast in a comfortable dining area. There are great shops and restaurants within a few blocks from the hotel. I highly recommend the Bar Harbor Grand while in Bar Harbor. After viewing other properties nearby, the Bar Harbor Grand blows them away. I'd like to personally thank Mr. Dennis and Mr. Norm who were always very friendly, professional, willing to help, and advice us at any time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dayton, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Your hotel is Grand, I loved the free breakfasts. Each day when we arrived back to our room it was very nicely cleaned. Only wish the WI-FI would have coorporated. Otherwise it was a 'Grand' stay.

Jan M

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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The Villages, Florida
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32 hotel reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We booked a package at the Grand Hotel that included two dinners at the nearby Bar Harbor Inn. Our room at the hotel was spacious and comfortable -- and both dinners were excellent (especially loved the Lobster Bake!!). All aspects of the package were quality and first rate. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Easy access to Acadia National Park; and there are many restuarants and shops within walking distance of the hotel. Only complaint: the included breakfast was basic and a bit boring. We would definitely stay again at the Grand Hotel -- and would book the same package! Loved Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

Address: 269 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bar Harbor
#2 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#8 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bar Harbor Grand Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its great downtown Bar Harbor location, the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel is one of the area’s newest hotels, providing all of the modern conveniences with yesterday's charm. Based on the historic Rodick House, the elegant 1800's Bar Harbor landmark, the Grand is the perfect choice for all visitors to nearby Acadia National Park, and the Mount Desert Island region – whether it be for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or business. The Bar Harbor Grand Hotel invites you to be their guest on "the most beautiful island in America". ... more   less 
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