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“Great location and great hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   269 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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Ranked #9 of 42 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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80 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great location and great hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There will be a familiar theme for my reviews: accommodating a 6'2" 15 year old in a family of 5 is difficult. This room (two rooms actually) was big, but we still needed a roll-away. Still, the place was clean and we were provided everything we needed.

Location, location, location. The hotel is located right on Main St in Bar Harbor within walking distance to just about everything. And the island isn't that big so almost anything we planned was just minutes away.

I would love to stay again given the opportunity, but it is a long way from Michigan.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
We are glad we were able to accommodate your family. I'm guessing you were referring to one of our two bedroom units. Cleanliness should be priority in hotels, and we always strive for that goal throughout. The mention of our location is done so frequent and we appreciate hearing it over and over as it is a great feature. We will work on pulling Michigan closer to us so that you may return LOL. Regardless, we do hope to see you again.
Sincerely,
Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kingsland, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Bar Harbor Grand. Our room was very spacious and clean. We had a view of the pool which looked very inviting. We were only in town for one day but the location was perfectly situated for walking to all of the lovely shops and restaurants in Bar Harbor. My family enjoyed the hotel breakfast as there was something for everyone.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Now you must bring your family back so your family can jump in the pool. Bar Harbor has so much to offer (Acadia National Park is a big draw). Most truly enjoy our breakfast and we are pleased you are amongst them. We truly do hope to see you and your family again. Please return.
Sincerely,
Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The hotel is located on the main street but towards the end of it so it is quiet. Everything in town is within walking distance. It is near the harbor and the Village Green where you can get the public free buses to major sightseeing places. We were greeted every day very warmly by Norman who made us feel very welcomed. We took the package deal which was well worth it. The hotel made a dinner reservation for us at the Bar Harbor Inn and requested a window table for us without us even asking.
The rooms and bathrooms are large. The beds are comfortable. Rooms are quiet. The room as well as the premises are kept immaculately clean.
There is always seating in the breakfast room. Having a free breakfast helps one start the day early and quickly as there is much to do and see. Parking is free and plentiful. Definitely would recommend this hotel. Well worth the money.

Room Tip: Our room, 411, was facing the pool and hot tub and was extremely quiet. The air conditioner worked w...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
I believe we have once again received the best grade we could ask for, "perfect". That is so kind of you. Location is a very important feature. Guest do indeed love our package deals and we are pleased that you did as well. I am so privileged to have a wonderful staff. Thanks for you expressions on the rooms and breakfast as well. Please, please return.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Quiet for resting and short walk to restaurants and shops. Parking and good breakfast a bonus. Grandkids loved the pool. Rooms are clean and fresh, nicely furnished and beds are heaven after a long day of traveling.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Thank you for your comments on our "quiet"and "heavenly" rooms. It is so important to have these comforts while staying at a hotel. Thanks for your expressions and the comment on the breakfast. We hope we will see you again in the future.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights.The hotel is ideally located on the main street, with plenty of parking. The free breakfast has decent choices. The room is well kept and clean. The staff at the front desk were courteous. Overall , we had a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
We reached our goal in meeting your needs. Guests are very pleased with our breakfast upgrade and it makes us happy when we hear changes are pleasing. I am so privileged to have such a wonderful staff to maintain our rooms and hotel. We hope to see you again.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After a long day of hiking, it was great to be able to park in town at your hotel and walk a few blocks down the street to grab some dinner. As other tourists struggle to find parking, you can relax knowing that everything you want to do is within walking distance.
The hotel was clean and morning breakfast was well stocked.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
I want to thank you about the subject of hiking. There are over 100 miles of trails within the park and Island. Also, thank you for commenting on the convenience of our location as being able to park here (free) and walk the town is very important. And a nice way to start the day with our free hot breakfast. We truly hope you will return.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Hotel is very clean and close to the downtown. We were fortunate enough to be on the 4th floor overlooking the main street with windows on 2 sides of our room. A few of the days and nights were cool enough that we didn't have to run the air conditioning which created a nice fresh feel in the room. There is also ample parking and free breakfast every morning. We took advantage of the free color printer as well, which was a nice perk.

Room Tip: About 6 room a floor have windows on 2 sides of the room. This creates more light and a nice cross...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for your comments on your stays and the features of rooms. The breakfast is truly enjoyed by the majority and a great way to start the day. We look forward to your return.
Sincerely,
Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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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 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Green Hotel in Bar Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
#7 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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