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Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Ranked #5 of 42 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were in Bar Harbor July 15th and 16th. I chose the Bar Harbor Grand for two reasons. First was location and second were the reviews I saw here. The hotel is beautiful The staff friendly. Breakfast was average for a continental breakfast. We were on the top floor in room 421. Beautifully appointed room. Absolutely loved all the windows and natural lighting. The windows in front of the beds do face the east so when that east coast sun comes up at 5 a.m. you know it.. :-) My only complaint is the Wi-Fi. We could not get Wi-Fi in this room. I expressed that concern to the front desk twice. I was told there was a router on each floor and that other guests have never had that problem in that room. I find that hard to believe that it was just us. We didn't have an opportunity to use the pool, it looked nice though. The location was the best. We were able to walk to the harbor for a whale watch and to all points around the general area. I would love to return to Bar Harbor and Acadia some day and would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: If Wi-Fi is important I would stay away from 421. However if you want an open feel with a lot of wi...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

We appreciate your wonderful comments on our rooms and staff. I am truly sorry your experience with our WI-FI. Our location is truly of great benefit. I will personally check out the routers in that section. We look forward to your return.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager

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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

The Grand Hotel is a wonderful place to drop anchor in Bar Harbor! Clean, accommodating, and a great continental breakfast! The hotel is located near the heart of downtown, within walking distance of everything... But it is also set just far enough down Main Street to avoid the "crowds"... If Bar Harbor has crowds! Lol! The FREE bus system provides easy access to the gorgeous sights in Acadia National Park!

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Most appreciated your comments on our property. We look forward to you return.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Bar Harbor is one of the most fun resort towns I have seen, and the Grand Hotel was the perfect base to enjoy all Bar Harbor has to offer. The staff were the friendliest and most helpful anywhere, from the first welcome to the checkout. The location was great—right downtown within walking distance of the harbour and all the shops and restaurants on Main Street, but at the quiet end of the street. The hotel maintains a historic building facade, yet is fully modern and fresh. The room was spacious, with a nice bathroom with granite counter. The room had quiet central AC (which worked very well on a very hot and humid day), easy chair, two chairs, footstool, king bed and very nice furniture. The continental breakfast in a spacious, pleasant area, was very good, including oatmeal porridge. There is good local art in the rooms and public areas. We were there for the 4th of July, so saw the stupendous fireworks, and also enjoyed the four-masted schooner Margaret Todd, a walk along the waterfront, and drive around Acadia National Park. The only glitch was that there seemed to be a virus in the lobby computer, which made it impossible to work on the Internet.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Thanks to the Hikemeister. Friendliness should a foremost quality in the hospitality business and I am very pleased that my staff expressed that to you during your stay. Thanks also for your expressions on our property and rooms. I am very glad we added to your stay in Bar Harbor and beautiful Acadia National Park. We look forward to your return.
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

My family was driving up the coast of Maine and we stayed in 6 hotels in 7 days. The Grand Hotel in Bar Harbor was my favorite! The rooms were spacious and elegantly decorated. We were able to spread out comfortably. It was clean and so convenient to everything. We could walk to the shops and restaurants and down to the harbor. It was also a short drive from Acadia National Park. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

You have made my day Mary S. We are truly very proud of our property and so happy to hear your rave review. Truly look forward to seeing you again.
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great location - right in town, very close to a number of great restaurants and shops, not far from the harbor. The hotel was really clean, the staff were friendly, and the continental breakfast was better than what I have come to expect from hotels. We did not use the pool, but it seemed well-enjoyed by the families staying there. Very quiet at night when trying to sleep.

My one complaint is that the windows did not have curtains. The blinds did not do much to block the morning light, and I did not bring an eye mask.

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Location, location, location. So very important and thank you for mentioning it. Yes, our guest enjoy the pool very much. Come again and try it out.
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our stay at the Bar Harbor Inn was one of the best. We stayed for three nights. The room was spotless and comfortable. The desk staff was very helpful at guiding us to restaurants, helping us get boat tours (at a discount) and giving driving directions to numerous places. The hotel is close to downtown but very quiet.

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Ms. Keller we appreciate you kind comments. Although you mentioned the Bar Harbor Inn, it was with us you stayed the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel. I will pass you thoughts on my staff as well. Please come back.
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed here for three nights with a package that included dinner at the Bar Harbor Inn and a trip on a sailboat. The rooms were very clean and the staff was very nice. With the dinner and sailboat in the package, we got a great value and a great deal. Out of the the hotels that are "right in town," this is probably the furthest away, but is still walking distance to many restaurants and to the Village Green. If you are looking for an all-out five star experience, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a nice, clean hotel in a good location with a good value, this is your place.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

The meals with our packages are exceptional. So happy you enjoyed them. We have a wonderful staff that take pride in their hotel. We hope to see you again.
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Additional Information about 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 Green Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#6 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range: $102 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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