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“First Rate Experience”
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Grand Harbor Inn
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
Macon, Georgia
2 reviews
“First Rate Experience”
Reviewed 18 October 2011

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending one night at the Grand Harbor Inn and it absolutely exceeded all of our expectations. From check in with Laura to the beautiful room overlooking the harbour and the delicious food this Inn was amazing. It was very charming, yet had all the wonderful amenities such as a fireplace in our room and luxurious marble in the large bathroom. I wouldn't ever consider staying anywhere else in Camden and look forward to our next visit!
Bill Jarrard

Room Tip: Room 4 - you will not be disappointed with the view or the amenities.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

This is the perfect place to stay in Camden.The suite was very nice,with a very comfortable bed, fireplaces, jacuzzi and wonderful views from the sitting room and balcony(the bedroom overlooked the carpark).What could be better than sitting on the balcony sipping a glass of wine whilst enjoying the view across the harbor? We liked having breakfast brought up so we could once again take advantage of the balcony and watch the windjammers getting ready for the day's sailing. The restaurant next door, Atlantica, does great food.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Riverside, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2011

This is a wonderful inn. Everything was just perfect, the room, the view, the location, the staff. We stayed overnight and wished it could have been longer. Looking forward to returning in the spring.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

This is THE place to stay in Camden! Very well located and very attentive staff. Be sure and have dinner at Fresh, which is owned by the same person.

We highly recommend this hotel and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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South Florida, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Stayed here overnight (too short of a stay) but looking forward to a return visit. Everything about this Inn is outstanding, The rooms have everything you need and more (fireplace, wonderful bed,heated bathroom floor, etc.) and the location on the water is perfect. You never have to get in the car to enjoy Camden - everthing is within walking distance. The staff are all very, very friendly and helpful. Don't miss a chance to enjoy an out of the ordinary Inn. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Can't say enough about the comfort and tasteful rooms in this new waterfront hotel in Camden. Fireplace was cozy even in August. Great location - walking distance to city dock and downtown restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2011
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NYC
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

I have stayed at many of the local upscale hotels in the Camden area and decided to try out the relatively new Grand Harbor Inn. For location it cannot be beat, with beautiful views of the harbor and centrally located to all shopping and restaurants in the area. The room was very tastefully furnished and the bed very comfortable. It is a small venue (only about 6 or so rooms I beleive), so that makes it also very private. The people working there are very nice and extremely attentive to your needs, questions, etc.

The Grand Harbor Inn is on the very upper price tier for hotel rooms, thus there comes an expectation level and comparison with similarily priced hotels/inns. A couple of quirks or tweeks needed, again given the price level. First I arrived and no where to park even though it says reserved parking for guest. I had to park elsewhere and then move my car later when shoppers/restaurant patrons finally left. Second, I could hear through the room walls the conversations of the people in the adjacent rooms - as in could hear the whole conversation. For this level of hotel there should be more sound proofiing in the walls. Third, the HVAC unit is one that kicks on and off to maintain the temperature, versus always running. For me, this type of system wakes me up a lot as it kicks on then goes quiet. Finally, there is an incredible shower system in the bathroom but he wate is set to not exceed 100 degrees. So you have warm showers that are about 10-15 degrees too cool. Upon mentioning this at check out, they said there is an safety override button somewhere on the system that allows hotter showers. I suggested that they print this in the bathrooms as I looked for such a override but could not find it.

Overall, great location, well-appointed rooms, unmatched harbor views, and they try very hard to address your needs. But is very expensive so they need to address these little issues that their competitors don't have.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Grand Harbor Inn
Address: 14 Bayview Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-2249
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Camden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Camden
#2 Family Hotel in Camden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Harbor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the beauty of Camden Harbor from the luxurious comfort of your waterfront suite at the Grand Harbor Inn, Camden’s newest and only luxury, waterfront boutique Inn. Recently awarded the coveted and prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating, the Grand Harbor Inn’s enviable waterfront location, overlooking the marina of yachts and local fishing boats, provides the perfect haven for that needed escape or romantic getaway. Located at Bay View Landing, the Grand Harbor Inn is surrounded by a vibrant mix of unique shops, fine dining, and exciting schooner and kayak tours.The Grand Harbor Inn features several waterfront rooms and suites, offering guests unparalleled views of Camden Harbor and the islands of Penobscot Bay. Each guest room and suite is exquisitely well appointed with private balconies, gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and separate marble and glass enclosed rain showers, high definition 37” LCD TV’s, high speed wireless internet, luxurious bed and bath linens, and so much more!The interior style of the Grand Harbor Inn is inspired by Tuscan Villas, evoking a rustic, old-world, warm and elegant feel combined with all the contemporary comforts and amenities that today's guests expect. The exterior is Coastal Cottage, shingle-style architecture, blending perfectly with the historic waterfront buildings on Camden Harbor. ... more   less 
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