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... was OK but definitely not great. This continued into the main course as Karl's pork chop was overcooked, his potato's were cold and my Chick Pea Curry dish over cauliflower - boiled and crumbled - was tasteless. I actually sent it back – something I never do. I had the mixed salad instead and it was again OK but nothing to write home about. We went away disappointed and certainly did not get the value that we paid for the meal as it is a pricey place. To their credit they did ...
... some fresh air and sunshine while Clay read and worked on learning the material for his upcoming insurance license exam. Tommy spent time working on State Farm work on his computer, so we were all being productive.
After making lunch, we took showers and caught the shuttle that picks up at the campground and goes into Acadia National Park. We had to switch shuttles in the village, and that ...
... and anyone.
Acadia National Park is located a little over halfway up the Maine coast. You can get to the Park by driving up the coast on 1A or come up Highway 95 to Bangor and East through Ellsworth and then onto Mount Desert Island. If you would like to view detailed driving instructions, click the following link: Driving Instructions to Acadia! Just before you enter the Island, you will drive through the town ...
... uneasiest I've felt in my whole life. It's dark out, the tent is not set up, it's cold and there's a large spider somewhere very close. We're not sure at this point if the spider is dead, dying or just really ****** off. We finally find him, after what seems like several hours, dead, laying on our yet-to-be constructed tent. To be honest with you, I'm not really sure what transpired after that. There might've been some cheap New Hampshire, tax-free whiskey involved. And by some ...
... lakes and a Mountain! The beach is a surprise as it is a great sheltered bay with a wide white sandy beach. Would be fantastic on a hot sunny day! Lots of Lookouts on the rocky coast drive! Highlight is the drive up Cadillac Mt which is 1,700 ft and offers a 360 degree view of Maine as far as you can see. By now the sun is out in full force and we have a picnic lunch at the top ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
Grand was Great
We had a great stay at this hotel. Great location. Abby, Melinda and Amanda all went out of their way to make us feel welcome and help us with our plans. The package plan is great if you stay 3 nights or more. Includes great food and excursions. Thanks again ladies for all your service.
It was wonderful!
My husband and I stayed there on their "Grand Escape" package, which included two nights accomodation, a "continental breakfast" that included a wide variety of b-fast items, a wonderful dinner at the elegant Bar Harbor Inn, a harbor cruise on the Mary Todd, a four masted schooner, and a $20 gift certificate to their gift shop. Not only was this an EXCELLENT deal, but the hotel is lovely, the room was beautiful, and the staff at the front desk, especially Abby Johnson, was extremely warm, friendly and helpful. My sister-in-law had called ahead of time to arrange for a dinner gift certificate at one of the local restaurants as an anniversary gift for us, and the hotel staff even offered to go pick it up at the restaurant for her to make sure it was there in time for our arrival! (Mainers are such nice people!) The hotel is right in town on Main Street, just up about a 10 minute walk to the waterfront. Right across the street from the hotel is a dead end road, at the end of which is a path to the shoreline walk-way. It's such a nice little walk, and brings you around the front of the Bar Harbor Inn, and its beautiful grounds, flower gardens and waterfront. What a treat. Thank you
I picked this hotel for a 4 night family trip (we have a 5 and 7 yr old) to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and could not be more happy with the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel. Its downtown location was perfect for nighttime shopping, spontaneous ice cream trips and also made it very easy to find a restaurant for dinner. The hotel itself is very new (built 2003) so the rooms and bathrooms were modern and spotless. Other family friendly touches include: laundry room, empty fridge in the rooms, a continental breakfast with an array of options, and an outdoor pool. Finally, the service was very friendly. At $195 a night I thought it was a perfect compromise between the much more pricey waterfront hotels (which didn't necessarily look nicer other than the view) and othermotel/inns which were not as conveniently located. We had a wonderful time and would stay there again in a heartbeat!
Super stay at tha Grand
We stayed twice,once in 2003,and just this month,both stays were packages.the hotel is new and the staff cant do enough for you as the customer.The rooms are clean,modern,with the best of furnishings and bedding,as well as top name bathroom appliances.The hotel is walking distance from the center of town.No traffic lights and I dont think anyone sounded their horn while we were there.
Location, location, location!
My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Bar Harbor. We stayed two nights at the Bar Harbor Grand and have absolutely no regrets! It has by far the best location, with only a two minute walk to everything! Shops, restaurants, shore paths, and the water of course. And a short drive to Acadia. After actually getting up there you realize how far away the other hotels are from the downtown area.
The staff was very sociable and extremely friendly. Not even the maids hesitated to say good morning each time they saw you. We felt completely at home in our very spacious and immaculately clean room. The continental breakfast consisted of basically the same thing both mornings: muffins, bagels, english muffins, toast, french toast, cereal, oatmeal, fruit(i believe canned though) yogurt (always blueberry), juices and coffee, tea and hot choc. We found it very sufficient for it being complimentary.
My only complaint about the hotel, is that they inform you that no one is at the front desk at night, however some one is on site for emergencies. This caused somewhat of a problem when the young men next door to us came back drunk at 1:30 am both nights we were there. Had we stayed another night we would have asked for our room to be moved or something be done about the unruly boys next door.
That, however, is our only complaint, and we wouldn't hesitate for a second to stay here next time we are in bar harbor!
Couldn't have been better!
Our recent stay in June at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel was excellent. My wife and I had never been to Bar Harbor and had decided to incorporate a visit to it and Acadia National Park into our planned trip elsewhere in Maine for a college reunion. After extensive research on Trip Advisor and other sources, we selected the hotel for its convenient location, cost, room size and amenities, such as complimentary continental breakfast, elevator, A/C, exercise room, etc.
We could not have been more satisfied with our choice. The manager (who had booked our reservation several months before) and her staff were professional, courteous, informative, helpful - and cheerful.
Our room was very spacious, attractively furnished, exceptionally clean and comfortable in every respect, and the complimentary continental breakfast was extensive. The hotel's excellent location on the less crowded section of Main Street is ideal - an easy walk to the shops, restaurants and Shore Path, and just a short ride to the entrance to Acadia National Park.
As experienced travelers, we highly recommend this hotel.
After an uncomfortable 4 days camping my family and I retreated to the comfort of the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel for our last day & night of our vacation. What a wonderful relief and comfort., Clean, well staffed, nice continental breakfast. My famly had no complaints. I however would have preferred and softer bed. We will return.
Great value, service, location
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Bar Harbor Grand in May of 2005. We purchased a very reasonable package deal that included two nights, a two-hour schooner cruise of the harbor, and an excellent dinner at the Bar Harbor Inn's Reading Room.
Our king bedroom was a decent size and looked brand new, with a newer television, plenty of lights and respectable furniture. The room was spotless upon entry and throughout our stay. Beds and pillows were clean and comfortable. Free parking is available, as well as DVD players, DVD rentals (not free), and a heated outdoor pool, though we only took advantage of the parking.
The hotel is in an excellent location, about a ten minute walk from downtown and a ten minute drive from Acadia National Park. For these reasons, I highly recommend the Bar Harbor Grand and think it would be an excellent choice for both families and couples.
Enjoyed our stay at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel in late May. We found the hotel to be a welcome respite from a Nor'easter which inundated the area with rain, wind, and cold temperatures during our four night stay.
We got great off-season rates at the newest hotel in Bar Harbor, which is a replica of those from a previous era, with all the modern ammenities. Their website (---) accurately reflects this hotel. Essentially, what you see on their website is what you get.
The entire staff was friendly, courteous, and helpful answering all our inquiries about the area's activities, restaurants, and shopping. (Acadia National Park is a must see!) Although a new hotel, housekeeping kept our room, as well as all the other areas of the hotel, impecably clean.
My wife enjoyed the Fitness Room which had more equipment than she expected. The heated pool and hot tub, which we did not use because of the inclement weather, are located to the rear of the property which affords some privacy.
Even though the hotel does not have oceanview rooms, it is only a short walk to downtown and the pier.
The free continental breakfast had an expanded assortment of cereals, muffins, bagels, juices, etc. and is stocked and kept clean by an attendant during the breakfast hours. Unlike the other post, we were not bothered by the plasticware and paper plates/ bowls.
We highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again.
Clean, convenient and a good value.
We stayed 5 nights in the newly opened Grand Hotel in May 2004. While the hotel doesn't have many of the upscale amenitites you'll find in a lot of nicer hotels, the rooms are clean and well equipped. The Staff was friendly and nice. The continental breakfast was average. I guess I can't get past plastic plates and utensils and styrofoam coffee cups. They did have a good variety of fresh fruit, juices, cereals, breads and muffins.
For the cost, it's a nice place. We paid $89.00 per night, which is a good value given the location and the fact that it's downtown Bar Harbor. Centrally located on Main Street, it's just a short walk to all of the action. I would probably stay there again if I returned to Bar Harbor.