Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
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... shining which fooled us into thinking it was to be another warm day.
Photo taken it was on the coach and into the Acadia National Park. This is mainly pine trees with birch trees between. We went to a beach which was similar to Abel Tasman where you come out of the forest onto a hidden beach. We ooed and ahhed like the rest of them. The best one of the day however was when we ...
We headed out of Boston at 8 am having to have our suitcases out our doors at 6.45! I had rained overnight but was fining up.
We travelled through Massachusetts, New Hampshire for only 15 miles and onto Maine. Our first stop was at York to see one of the few lighthouses that still has a lighthouse keeper.
In Maine the residents decorate their houses according to the season. A lot ...
... Gloucester to Rockport our stoping point for the day .
Rockport is a small town very picturesque and contains probably Americas greatest concentration of cheesy art and souvenir shops . The overpriced motel was a stones throw literally from the sea .
We had dinner in town at a restaurant actually a glorified fish & chip shop but were out for a but $ 50.00 having dispatched 2 Maine lobsters and a couple of glasses of wine ! ...
... better but all parking lots were full and we (I) got pretty frustrated as several stops. We had to skip Jordan Pond House and Pond because there just wasn't any room to park after driving around several times. We went on to Bubble Pond where we had the same issue, One guy just parked in back of two other cars. I noticed a Scouting bumper sticker on his back window and wondered if that was him being courteous or Kind. :) When we ...
... for is afternoon tea with popovers. We had to stop and give them a try. They are served hot right out of the oven with butter and strawberry jam. They were delicious I will have to see if I can make them at home sometime.
The end of the day was a drive up to the top of Cadillac Mountain to see the sunset. It was beautiful but extremely windy. Then a nice dinner in town where I had a seafood linguine dish and Fred had Halibut and we shared a lobster. It was all delicious.
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.