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Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Ranked #6 of 41 Hotels in Bar Harbor
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

I had the job of booking a hotel for my daughters wedding. We were a rather large family, needing over 8 rooms, several with special needs, arriving and departing on different day. Registering this many rooms was a breeze and we had no problems upon arrival. We were all very pleased with our rooms and the easy accesibility to town.
Having the breakfast bar was truly helpful and the large room was great for a gathering place in the evenings to play cards, make plans for the next day, etc. We even brought the wedding cake there and had cake and champagne. The staff was extremely helpful in letting us use the refrigerator. Stepping outside the front door and you strolled down main street. We checked out the other hotels while we were here and all voted we stayed at the very best location! Great dining on all sides, shopping, free parking and an easy walk to the shore. Staff was terrific when asking for advice on sight seeing suggestions, extra towels, and several "special requests" we made. Big thanks to all.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

Stayed for two nights as part of a tour package. The room was spacious, clean and very nicely furnished. The en-suite bathroom was also quite large. I did note a strong smell of disinfectant when I first entered the room, which later dissipated leaving a very feint residual foul odour. However, this wasn’t at all noticeable the next day.

The hotel is well located only a few minutes’ walk from the main part of Bar Harbor, and there are plenty of nearby dining choices. It’s only a few minutes’ walk also to the coastal footpath.

The hotel provides a complimentary self-service “continental” breakfast which included various fruit, cereal, bread, muffins and so on, and a conveyor-toaster with bread and a selection of French Toast, Waffles and accompanying syrup. The breakfast area is nicely furnished and provides plenty of seating. Disposable crockery and cutlery are used. Guests can also use the beverage station here to make beverages at any time of the day or night. The hotel does not offer a dining room or dinner service.

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2009

This was my first trip to Bar Harbor and Acadia. Hotel was comfortable, and the room was a good size. Loved the mini-fridge in the room and the high-speed internet. The included self-service breakfast had a good variety of food. We stayed two nights, and while the same choices were available both days, it was easy to find something different for each breakfast. There was only one elevator for two wings, and it was very slow. The hotel was within walking distance to the town and the waterfront. Staff was very helpful in suggesting places for dinner that proved to be delicious.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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jim614
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

Staff wasgreat Dennis and Heather went out of the way to help. Very clean!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2009

Bar Harbor can be very expensive so I thought the price wasn't bad and the place was pretty nice. The location is great, it is in town within walking distance to all the shops and restaraunts.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Long Island, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2009

stayed here for the second time in 2009, Nice, clean hotel in a good location at the edge of town, no it is not on the water, but in close access to everything, Has an outdoor pool, small gym and a decent breakfast spread. Also affordable. Friendly staff as well.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2009

I couldn't be happier with my experiance at the Bar Harbor Grand. The staff was friendly, efficient and accomodating. The rooms and public spaces were clean and well maintained. Parking was ample and the hotels location afforded easy access everything Bar Harbor has to offer. I am looking forward to returning to Bar Harbor, and when I do I have no doubt that I will be staying with The Grand.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AllSet2Go
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Additional Information about Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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