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Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel during August, the busiest time of year in Bar Harbor, when it's nearly impossible to move around town in your car. The location was very convenient - it's right downtown, within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the harbor. However, since it's right on Main Street, the noise from traffic and neighboring establishments can be an issue, so it would be wise to request a room away from the street. Our room was near the back of the hotel, so the noise wasn't really an issue. Our room was quite large, and comfortable enough, but the furniture and the carpet have seen better days, so it seemed kind of tired. The lobby and the breakfast area look like they've been remodeled recently and were in much better shape.
Breakfast is included in the rate, and (despite what some other reviews have said) it's fine - comparable to what you'd find at any of the chain hotels that offer breakfast as part of their rate.

Room Tip: Try for a room away from the main street.
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Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stays. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This hotel is ideally located right in town. After a long day at the park, you can just come back and take a walk into town for the tons of shops and restaurants. If you walk the opposite direction, you will get to the harbor, which is beautiful.
Great service, always with a smile. Nice breakfast. Rooms are large and although we were only 3 people, a larger family will have ample space.
There is a nice pool, although we didn't get a chance to try it.
Definitely recommend. Great price also!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Our location is truly convenient as many comment. Happy you found advantageous as well. Also, very much appreciate your comments on the room and other amenities. Please come back.
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Spent three nights in Bar Harbor while participating in the Mount Desert Island marathon. The Grand Hotel was centrally located close to all shops, bars and restaurants. It was also 100 yards from the start of the marathon. The staff were extremely friendly, and the service was first rate. Our hotel room was very spacious and equipped with all the modern conveniences one would expect in a modern hotel. Everything was spotless.
I will definitely stay at this hotel during my next visit to Bar Harbor.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

We always get many staying with us for the marathon and state the same as you. Our location is truly a value and we without question have a wonderful hotel that we are proud of. So happy you found this to be true and hope to see you next year.
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were very happy with the hotel. When I called to make reservations, I was impressed by how courteous the older gentleman was. The hotel, itself, and the rooms & bathrooms were very clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast was very nice. A good variety of food & drinks. It's in a great location. It's located on the main strip with an abundance of stores, restaurants and scenery. I bet the place is hopping in the summer. We had 3 rooms and were very happy with our decision to stay there.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you to you and your fellow travelers for staying with us. We appreciate your comments on being happy with your decision to stay with us and hope your enjoyment will bring you back.
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

For US hotel Standards is The Hotel an exception : The Rooms excellent, very well furnished , large with Most comfortable beds . Bathrooms excellent. Room very well furnished, functional. Goes without saying Wifi works perfectly although daily charge for Internet use in Rooms a bit on the high side ! Quality of breakfast foods served excellent, too , Nothing is missing. However, Not understood is that all breakfast is served on plastic Dishes, cutlery and Cups, bowls etc. Hence daily waste just incredible !,,, It seems Mgmt never heard abt to minimize waste ! Hotel got a nice Pool even though without Privacy. Reception Staff very friendly and helpful. Convenient Hotel Location. Good Parking facilities
A hotel One can recommend to everyone !

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Thanks for your kind words. We will be using plates and flatware next year. Perhaps you have us confused on the WIFI.. it is free. We truly hope you will return.
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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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
#7 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range: $98 - $195 (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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