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“Excellent location, spacious room & comfortable amenities”

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Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Reviewed July 2, 2010

We recently stayed at the Bar Harbor Grand and had a wonderful time!! The location allows an easy two block walk to the center of town, which has plenty of good restaurants (lobster everywhere!!) and a few bars. Please take note that Bar Harbor closes down early in the evening, and it was not easy to find a place that serves food after 9 p.m. However, bars are open until 1 a.m. We did not need car, which was a plus! We used the town's free shuttle bus service that takes you into Acadia national park (a really short ride) and just about anywhere you need to go. Our room was quiet, spacious, had air conditioning and a ceiling fan AND nice, new windows in case you like fresh air. Breakfast was basic, but they offered an extensive selection -- from yogurt to waffles everyday. Our room did not have a closet, which was odd, but plenty of drawer space. (They had a small hanging rack in the room - okay for just a few days.) The staff at the front desk was very helpful and nice. Two tips - if you want to buy blueberry jam, the "card" store across the street has jellies for half the price of the stores in town. ALSO, if you are planning to go into Acadia national park, I would recommend wearing hiking boots (even the "low" ones). Even the "easy" trails had lots of boulders to climb over and were very rocky. I tried hiking with regular sneakers & then bought a pair of boots in town.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

This was our second visit to Bar Harbor, we enjoyed this hotel so much we returned! They are one of the closest hotels to Acadia National Park, are located right on the main shoppping street, close to restaurants and shops. Complimentary breakfast does not provide hot foods but there is fruit, yogurt, and cereals. We needed a room with Queen beds to fit our teenagers into without getting a second room, this fit the need!

The hotel has a hot tub and pool with heated water. The hot tub was very sandy, apparently somebody used it before us to clean all of their beach sand off. Free web access via two computers.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

Enjoyed the clean rooms, efficient house keeping, and helpful desk clerks. We would stay again and will highly recommend to friends.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

Much like the other reviews stated - this is an excellent location. We do not enjoy the intamacy and lack of privacy a bed B&B typically offers. The Bar Harbor area seems to have an abundant supply of B&Bs, old fashioned motels, or upscale resorts with very little in the middle. We enjoyed this hotel because it gave us the privacy of a chain hotel while offering a very clean and quiet room.

The location was great. Being our first time to the area we found everything within town an easy walk. We only moved the car to visit Acadia. This was one of the best features. The hotel offered plenty of free parking on site.

Besides coffee and juice we didn't use the free continental breakfast. The coffee was excellent, we just prefer to get out and visit local joints.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2010

I loved pretty much everything about this hotel (other than the continental breakfast, which was just average). It's quite new, but built to look sort of Victorian, but has all the amenities of a modern hotel, like nice plumbing and a spacious bathroom. Immaculately clean. The room was very attractive and comfortable (one quibble, I wish there had been a real closet rather than a rod out in the room to hang up clothes).
I don't normally have any interest in package deals, but this one seemed too good to resist: the package included dinner at the Bar Harbor Inn ( the fancier hotel down the street), a schooner cruise of the harbor, and $20 in the gift shop. By the time I figured out what all those things would have cost, my rate (pre-season, of course) worked out to about $90/night.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 19, 2010

We returned to Bar Harbor Grand Hotel for our third visit after several years away, and were happy to see that it was just as ideal as ever for our family vacation. We stayed in a large 2 room family suite ($198 spring rate/$240 summer); considering the continental breakfast, free internet, small but heated pool, and in town location at the quieter end of Main Street, I think there's no better place to stay in Bar Harbor. (True, there is no waterfront view, and it's not a "resort," but considering that Acadia National Park is one amazing vista, we didn't feel like we missed a thing).

Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

We spent three nights here in August 2009 and had a wonderful time.

The hotel is on Main Street in Bar Harbor and while it's close to shoping and restaurants, it's not near the crowded pedestrian-filled streets. The hotel was very clean with newly decorated rooms. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was terrific and it was served in a lovely dining room.

We're going back again this August. Check it out!!

Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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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 - $320 (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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