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Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Very convenient location on Main Street in Bar Harbor, very clean rooms but they are in dire need of an update and they are only 10 years old. Staff was generally friendly but certainly didn't knock our socks off. The outside of this hotel is quite 'grand', inside tells the story. I paid $200/night, don't think it was quite worth that just ahead of busy season (July 4th).

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

So sorry for your disappointment. We work very hard to maintain our property in and out. Sorry it didn't meet your standards.
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

After thoroughly enjoying a stay a the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel last August, I stayed with my wife and two kids again for a full week from June 14, 2014 to June 22, 2014. Having stayed at many other hotels/motels in the area, I can easily say this is the best by far. The location is absolutely perfect, in Bar Harbor itself, but far enough away from the busiest section of town to ensure a peaceful and quite stay. Yet only a few blocks walk and you have a multitude of restaurants and activities to choose from. Hop in your car and head the other direction and you are minutes from the entrance to Acadia National Park. Another plus is the excellent included continental breakfast (improved this year with a hot egg and meat choice each morning). This gets each day off to an excellent start. In addition, the hotel is beyond clean, and the rooms and bathrooms are very large. Finally, being able to leave your car in the parking lot instead of looking for a spot each time you come into town is a Godsend. Overall, this is an outstanding hotel and I will definitely be staying here every time I visit Bar Harbor in the future.

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

You are our hero. You have told the world so much about us in your comments. This should answer any prospective guests questions they may have about us. Thank you so very much and we anxiously look forward to your return.
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Great Hotel!

Just got back from our stay (June 18-22). This hotel was perfect! Rooms were very clean! Beds were comfortable with ample amount of pillows and an extra blanket in the dresser drawer. My favorite part about the rooms is that the windows open. Perfect to allow in fresh air!! Hotel is right in town, but at the edge, so it is quiet, but close to restaurants and shopping. We parked our car and only used it to get to Acadia which is only a short drive down the road. Parking was free which is a huge plus!
Breakfast was free and had everything you would need...eggs, bacon/sausage, cereal, waffles, bagels, toast, fresh fruit, coffee and juices...and more! In the morning we took our coffee to the porch where they have rocking chairs set up....so lovely!!
We had such a great time in Bar Harbor/Acadia. We came back after full days of hiking very tired and The Bar Harbor Grand Hotel made our stay so relaxing after long days.
Would stay at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel again in a heartbeat!!

Room Tip: We had a room on the 4th floor in the back. It looked out over the pool. There were kids playing i...
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Comfort is very important without a question. Our location is commented on quite frequently and we appreciate it as it helps prospective guests to know the benefits. We just upgraded our breakfast and are very happy we did. We'll keep our hearts beating waiting for you return.
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We really enjoyed staying at this hotel. The hotel is charming and the staff is great. We will definitely be back. It is a short walk to restaurants and stores. It has a large, lovely old fashion porch with rockers where you can relax. We highly recommend it.

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you for your recommendation. Knowing that you enjoyed your stay with us is always our goal. The location is often mentioned and rightly so. Please come back.
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Just got back from stay (June 16-17th 2014)
Excellent place to stay, rooms clean, quiet and away from all the visitors near the bay, but close enough to walk too. Great nature path along the seawall which takes you down to the pier.

On bottom floor also is set of washers and dryers if needed. Price is reasonable for hotel

Would not hesitate to go back

Room Tip: we stayed in North side (bottom floor)
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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Although we are not on the ocean, it is less than a 10 minute walk to the shore path you mention and it is breathtaking. The location is truly appreciated by a vast majority. We hope we will see you again in the future.
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

This property is amazing! The staff is extremely professional and the guest rooms and common areas are extremely well appointed. It is close to all of the local shops and restaurants too! We will definitely recommend this hotel to all of our friends and will only stay there when we return to Bar Harbor for another wonderful vacation!

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

You are wonderful people to make such comments and we look so much forward to your return. I would also like to say how much we appreciate your recommendations to your friends. Hopefully see you soon.
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My daughter and I are just back from a three night stay. This hotel's location can not be beat - it is fantastic. Unless you have looked for a parking space in busy Bar Harbor with a truck with your bikes sticking out the back on a big rack, you have no idea what a relief it was to park and be able to walk to all the shops and restaurants, and pier. The grounds were tidy and well maintained with lots of colorful annual plantings, and we enjoyed the front porch rockers. The pool, though yes, on the smaller side, was just the right temperature and a great end of the day treat to relax in. The staff was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. Our room on the second floor was QUIET and super clean, nicely decorated, nice size, plenty of room to spread out a bit. Free wifi needed and appreciated. The included breakfast was fabulous and had everything; hot, cold, you name it - a great added value. The staff at breakfast were accommodating and made sure you had everything you needed. A hotel we have stayed at three times before costs much more, was too much of a walk for us up on Route 3 to town, and didn't include breakfast. We don't see any need to ever stay anywhere else in Bar Harbor except at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel!

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Grand269, Manager at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

We are so thankful you and your daughter stayed with us. Your comments are most appreciated. We truly strive to keep in mind the needs of our guests and will continue to make changes as needed to keep our guests coming back. We truly hope we will see you and you daughter again in the near future.
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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

Address: 269 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1744
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Business Hotel in Bar Harbor
#1 Green Hotel in Bar Harbor
#7 Family Hotel in Bar Harbor
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bar Harbor
Price Range: £62 - £243 (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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