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“So Convenient and Really Nice Staff”

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Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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“So Convenient and Really Nice Staff”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We only stayed one night, but it was a great way to start our camping trip. We drove up nine hours with my 2 year old so a good night of sleep was definitely called for. -The staff at check in were so nice, recommending some really great restaurants for us to eat at. -And they were so nice to our son. It's cute, the hotel is the kind of place that offers cookies at check in. Our room was a double queen and very spacious. -We really didn't know what to expect from an older hotel. -It was like a modern hotel room. Nice clean up to date bathrooms. flat screen TVs, safe, fridge, all that good stuff. What I like is that even though it's on main street, you're not right on top of all the shops and the hustle and bustle. You're like a block away from the heart of the main street. The other best part, is that they have their own parking lot, so you don't have to worry about having to find parking on the street. -It's really packed. The only thing that could really be better is the breakfast, but considering what we paid, I'm not complaining. I'm comparing the breakfast to say a holiday inn or of the like, and it would have been nice to have eggs or fresh fruit. The cut fruit they offered was from a can (but I knew that going in, so I wasn't too upset about it). But here's what's awesome, I left some of my son's clothes in the room and they were so kind as to say they would mail it. -We didn't need to do that because we were still in town. Overall, it was a really nice stay!! Totally worth it if you want a trip of total convenience and you prefer to eat breakfast out or you're not a big breakfast person! -Not all the bed and breakfast rooms are as nice!

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Green Features: They do employ a number of green practices, looking forward to seeing them not use Styrofoam plates and such one day.
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
We thank our guest from New Jersey. We love all our children at the Grand. You have touched on many of the strong points and advantages of the Grand. We hope to see you family again soon.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The Grand is absolutely wonderful. It's large clean rooms and attentive staff is everything you could ask for. It's location in downtown is ideally located for walking throughout the town for shopping and dining. The staff provided great advice for local attractions, including where to place your blanket for the beautiful 4th of July fireworks! We had a great visit and would definitely return to the Grand.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
It is always appreciated to hear these wonderful comments. It truly is our goal to aid our guest in having and enjoyable time while in Bar Harbor. Glad you enjoyed the festivities and hope to see you again.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Wallace, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We got a 3-day package that included room, 2 meals at the Reading Room with an incredible view of Bar Harbor seaside, an incredible sail on a 4-masted schooner and a $20 gift card with which we bought a beautiful blueberry-themed local pottery vase. Great value. Convenient and walkable to most everything. Friendly staff and a very comfortable room.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Our packages are beyond compare. I appreciate your comments on my staff and am very proud of them. Please come back again soon.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights end of June. Very pleased with this hotel. Perfect location near end of town. Breakfast included which was a plus. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Front desk staff were very helpful! This being our first trip to Bar Harbor did not know the area but for sure this hotel was the perfect choice.

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you Anne from Pennsylvania. Our location is appreciated by many. The big plus is that is the busy season, you don't have to move you car and parking is free. You can walk to everything. Thanks so much for your kind words on our facility and staff and please come back.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We are at BHGH right now. Its clean, cute, convenient, and.... they allowed us to check in early. The manager actually came out to the parking lot to let us know our room was ready. You really don't see service like that very often.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
I thank Dave for his comments. We strive hard to carry our guest requests. I would have chased you down the street if I had too. lol Please come back.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Fredericton, NB
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed here Juen 24 and June 25 2013. The room was very comfortable and clean. Beds were very comfortable. Bathroom was clean and spacious. Front desk service was good.

Breakfast was pretty good, but would have liked to have seen some "hot" options, like bacon/sausage or scrambled eggs or beans. They did have boiled eggs and a microwave. French toast and waffles were good, although out of a frozen box. Lots of cold cereal options, breads/bagels, juice/milk, coffee/tea, fresh fruit.

It is in a great location, only a short walk to the pier (5mins). Lots of restaurants and shops along the walk downtown.
Very close to the Acadia Shuttle services (FREE LL Bean shuttles). They leave from the Village Green, which was just around the corner. We used this service throughout the day as it was very convenient, and also provided space to bring our bicycles. Busses are air conditioned and run about every 30 mins to many popular locations. Great way to see the sights without having to drive your own car!

Overall we loved Bar Harbour and will be returning soon! We would definitely stay at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you for you kind thoughts on the comfort and cleanliness. We always strive toward that as a goal. Location is another great asset of staying at the Grand. Please come back again.

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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Grand for one night following our stay at the West Street Hotel. A true disappointment to say the least. The decor in the lobby is de facto outdated. The decor of the dining room where the continental breakfast is served looks exactly like my mother's retirement home. The rooms were cheaply decorated, disappointing in size and comfort. The smell in the rooms was a little funky to say the least. This hotel accepts pets and the smell in the carpeting can vouch for that. Nothing luxurious about this stay. You don't get what you pay for.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
I'm sorry for the guest displeasure. Most find our rooms attractive. We do not accept pets (service animals only). Had the guest spoke with us concerning an odor, we would gladly have moved them to another room.
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Property: Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Address: 269 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1744
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > 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) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Green Hotel in Bar Harbor
#7 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bar Harbor Grand Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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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