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Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Bedford, Canada
2 reviews
“Will certainly stay again”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was out third stay at Bar Harbor Grand and we wouldn't think of staying elsewhere in Bar Harbor. We love being able to walk to shops and restaurants and the rooms are always spotless and very comfortable and well furnished. There is a good variety of cold foods for breakfast (though I would love something hot) and the large breakfast area makes it comfortable to find a seat. The 82 degrees outdoor heated pool was being enjoyed while we were there Oct 13!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thanks for being a return guest. The pool is just like getting into your tub. In listening to my guest, next year we will be adding more hot items. Hope to see you.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very modern, clean, comfortable hotel with courteous helpful staff. Room was large, clean with comfortable bed. Good location within walking distance of town center and harbor. Would stay here again and recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
And it is our hope you will come back and our goal to work for the same recommendations.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This hotel is lovely, great location, friendly, exceptionally clean, across the street from the path leading to the Ocean walkway - would definitely recommend. I searched far too long reviewing all the choices in Bar Harbor and came back to The Grand Hotel - it is in town, no water view, but at night, you can't see the water anyhow and it is such an easy walk to the ocean's edge - just right down the street!

Room Tip: Our room was at the end corner by the stairwell on the 4th floor. Loved it especially after staying...
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Green Features: would be nicer not to eat off of paper and plastic - but dining area very very clean and well-managed.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for mentioning the shore path. It is a very convenient and enjoyable walk along the ocean front. So, search no more. Please keep coming back.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This sweet understated hotel met every expectation. These owners "get" the real Bar Harbor. Spotless, a porch with rocking chairs, and you can actually open the windows and catch the breeze! Front desk provided courteous knowledgeable professional service at all times. It's an easy walk down Main Street to downtown restaurants shops and waterfront. The Grand is pleasantly ungrand, lacking the you-could-be-anywhere glitz of new West Street hotels, it has just the right ambience for this old Downeast seaside town. Free continental breakfast is unremarkable, so I strolled to nearby great breakfast spots after grabbing wake-up coffee in the lobby. Perfect Bar Harbor home, I'll be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
We hope you will come back home soon. You will be pleased to the additions to our continental breakfast next year. Thanks for all your wonderful comments.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Dover Foxcroft, Maine
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

My friends and I take a girls trip every year. This year we chose Bar Harbor and stayed at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel. The location is perfect if you like to be close to town. We walked every where because the location is ideal. Close but just enough back that did not feel caged in. The rooms were reasonable and very comfortable. The first employee that waited on us seemed a little put out that we were checking in but the rest of the staff could not have been more helpful. They were absolutely ideal and so helpful. I would asbolutely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
I am truly happy for your overall satisfaction but saddened by your sense of mistreatment. It is my goal to treat all our guests with kindness. We look forward to your return.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a two night package. Had a great dinner at the Reading room which is at a sister property down the street. Staff was friendly and helpful with restaurant recommendations. Their packages are great, the rooms are large and very clean. We highly recommend staying here away from the bustle lower on Main Street.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Guest do enjoy our packages and glad you did as well and enjoyed the accomodations. We do hope to see you again.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We booked the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel for the Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend for 2 nights after checking the scores on Tripadvisor (as I always do when choosing a hotel). After calling several other hotels and got very high rates of more then 200 dollars a night, I got to the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel and the rate we received was very good.
Our surprise was even bigger when we got to the room. We were given a room on the far end of the building on the 4th floor, which was a bit of a stroll through the hotel but a nice quiet room. It had a large kingsize bed which was very comfy, a chaise longue to read a book in or watch tv. A fridge to put your own items in and a table with 2 chairs.
The room and bathroom was very clean and well maintained. My compliments to the technical staff and the Housekeeping. One day we walked by the housekeeping lady on the 4th floor and she was humming a tune while vacuuming the floor of that room. For us this was a small sign of the vibe in this Inn. The staff at the reception were all very friendly, took the time of explaining the area and answering all your questions. They made a reservation for us in a restaurant. As many of the guests come for the Acadia NP which was technically closed during the Government shutdown, they made an effort of preparing information of what to do around the park including hiking trails that were available and how to get there.
One big compliment for the lady maintaining the breakfast buffet and area. She has a good overview and cleans the buffet very frequently.
We were so enjoying our stay at the Inn and the area that we decided to extend a 3rd night.
Tip: if you are not afraid of a hike take the Gorham Trail near the Ocean trail or Park Loop if the park is open. It is a bit of a hike upwords but the view and the fun of getting up the mountain is so worth it! This was the best hike of our trip.

Ok, altough I have given the maximum score for our visit, I still would like to give some small constructive tips: please stop using the semi-plastic throw-away cups and plates and plastic cutlery at breakfast. You offer a nice selection at the breakfast and these plastic items tear down the breakfast experience, such a shame and also not very well for the environment although I saw that you offer options for recycling.
The blinds at the window do not keep out the light very well and last but not least the fridge was a bit noisy at night when you would like to get some sleep.

But as said, we enjoyed this stay very much. The rates, breakfast and above all the friendliness of the staff made our stay and we look forward coming back some day.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
We are happy you enjoyed your stay and our staff. I am presently working on the issues you mentioned for next season. Please come back.
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Dennis W. Clark, Manager
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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 Green Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Business 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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