Filling a gap between quaint (often expensive) inns and B&Bs and the island’s family-owned motels, hotels, and cottages, this large hotel’s blocky, two-tower design faithfully copies the style of the Rodick House, a now-defunct 19th-century hotel in Bar Harbor that could once boast of being Maine’s largest hotel. The Grand, however, offers bigger rooms and bathrooms and, of course, all-modern fixtures. Rooms and suites are decked out in the same floral bedspreads and curtains you’d expect in any upscale business hotel, but the access to downtown Bar Harbor and the nearby ocean are big pluses. Amenities include a guest laundry, gift shop, a heated outdoor pool; not surprisingly, they’re booking some tour groups in here. Expect efficiency and comfort, rather than local character.

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