Location, location, location! A review of Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
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!