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The Central House

60 Cottage Street, PO Box 955, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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The Central House
Ranked #28 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 5 days on the 3rd floor and paid the cheapest price in downtown Bar Harbor. We liked that it is a walking distance to restaurants, bike rentals and shops. The inn keeper is very friendly and informative. We'll keep this in mind on our next visits.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in room 204. Let me start off by saying the location is one of the best in Bar Harbor. It's right next to downtown, but not directly in the heart of everything so you avoid most of the noise. The inn itself is one of the cleanest and most welcoming accommodations I've stayed at. When we... More

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Gardone Riviera, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great location and good price/quality ratio. I had been woken up multiple times by other guests talking in their room or simply walking to their room. Forget about sleeping if somebody is in the room above you....feels like the whole entire ceiling is shaking.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We just got back from our stay at the Central House. It is very nicely decorated, clean, has good internet, and pretty much everything you'd want in a hotel (really a B&B without the second B) for a great price. It's in an amazing location right near many restaurants. We will definitely return.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had a good time while staying at the Central house. We were in room 303. (quite the climb to the third floor while carrying luggage) small tv. Nice bathroom. Bed was firm but comfy. extra blankets and space heater came in handy as it was chilly the first night. Second evening was a bit warm and we opened the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on October 9th/13! Bar Harbor is a great town, we hadn't been before and loved it, we will be back! The Central House is just that, very central and a great spot to wander around the little shops and down by the water! We were met by the super friendly staff who showed us... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed in 205, recently upgraded with a 'king size' bed, two arm chairs and small table. Hopefully there will be bedside tables in due course. The floors are polished wood, which does mean you can hear footsteps from above. (Hope for considerate guests). The bathroom is small but OK. The house has such charm with two staircases, a large... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in Room 206. Everything was great. The room was comfortable. We liked the public areas and took advantage of sitting on the front porch and the room with tables. It was a nice touch to have coffee/tea with the Keurig machine 24/7. Convenient location if you want to be close to the harbor, restaurants,... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I stayed at the Central House for three nights in early August 2013. It literally is in the center of the two main streets of activity. Park your car there and walk everywhere you need to go in town. I was looking for a clean, safe place where I could be left to myself, but have someone available to ask... More

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Augusta, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Central House was an absolute great value and a wonderful place to stay. Beth was helpful, kind, and dedicated to her inn. The location is absolutely convenient and the room was clean and comfortable. Will stay here again.

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Address: 60 Cottage Street, PO Box 955, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Central Hotel Bar Harbor
The Central House Bar Harbor, Maine

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The Central House was built as a guest house in 1887. Tourism was just getting started in Bar Harbor. Much has changed since then and The Central House is now right down the street from many Bar Harbor shops, tours, restaurants, and the Island Explorer shuttle bus to Acadia National Park and Sand Beach. We offer Maine-roasted coffee and a selection of teas at 8 o'clock every morning. While we do not serve food, we provide a $10.00 gift card per room per day to lunch and dinner favorite Geddy's Restaurant facing the harbor. Our living room, front porch, and coffee area provide comfortable places to sit and enjoy your own food and drink and wireless internet is complementary throughout the house. Our rooms are simple and cozy with A/C, cable TV, and private bathrooms. Each room is uniquely furnished and decorated and many returning guests reserve their favorite rooms year after year. Rooms have a queen-sized bed, except Room 206 with a king-sized bed, and Room 204 has an extra twin-sized bed in addition to the four-posted queen to comfortably sleep three. We have been told by many guests that they find The Central House is a great value for the charm and ideal location. We hope to hear from you this season! ... more   less 
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