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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bar Harbor Grand Hotel Maine