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The Central House

60 Cottage Street, PO Box 955, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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38 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I stayed at The Central House for 4 nights. It was my first trip to Bar Harbor and I relied on the reviews I read on this site. The price and location are fabulous. The room was clean and comfortable. Beth was so helpful with suggestions, brochures, maps, etc. There is a lovely room where you can make tea, coffee,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights with my wife and in-laws in two very nice rooms. Rooms are nicely appointed, cozy and compliment an inn with a lot of character. The location is perfect! Just off Main Street, a few minutes walk from the water, restaurants and the town square! We started off our bike through Acadia from a bike shop just a... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

For the price in Bar Harbor, you can't beat the prices here. I didn't care to have food, a swimming pool, or any extras. I just wanted a clean inexpensive place to stay. Complimentary tea, coffee, snacks, and Ice in the break room. Can't go wrong. Would definitely stay again.

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Colorado, USA
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23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Located on Cottage St it's an excellent location to shops and restaurants. Great old hose converted into an inn. Spacious and comfortable rooms, Very quiet.. An excellent value for being in walking distance to everything in town, The owner is very helpful and friendly.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Great place to stay in Bar Harbor , nice rooms , nice host , easy access to downtown , The Central House is appropriately named . My fiance and I stayed here for three nights and had zero complaints. Loved it. We would definitely stay here again upon any return.

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Also Known As:
Central Hotel Bar Harbor
The Central House Bar Harbor, Maine
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
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 40 hotels in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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