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The Central House

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60 Cottage Street, PO Box 955, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
The Central House
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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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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This house is located within walking distance of all of Bar Harbor. It is not close enough where you have people walking by all day but within walking minutes of the area. There was a few issues nothing major, ice machine, internet but the keeper worked and corrected all the problems quickly. I would recommend and stay there again.

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NH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is a "B" meaning bed. They don't serve breakfast but do have coffee, tea, and cocoa on the porch. A nice restaurant with outdoor seating was located right across the street and another breakfast place was a short walk down the street. I went with my sister and had a nice room with twin beds. The property was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Chose this place based on reviews, location and price.. In that order. Pros: very convenient,easy check in and out, clean, comfortable bed. I liked the access to a small common refrigerator,and a kcup brewing machine for coffee and teas. Cons: this place is adorable but needs some simple facial updates. Paint and dry wall tape pealing in the bathroom, windows... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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155 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I absolutely LOVE Bar Harbor. It's our most favorite place in the whole wide world. Many people share our view, however, which leads to some outrageous lodging prices. On our last visit, we were really on a tight budget, but we didn't want to stay at a flea-bag motel. (I'm a clean freak). Enter The Central House!... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We booked here on the fly after leaving a 'conventional' chain hotel in Bangor. Price was very reasonable, the location is perfect and the place has 10X the charm/personality of that chain. Our only regret was that we just had one night in Bar Harbor and at the Central House. We really enoyed everything about the area and know we'll... More 

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Wells, Maine
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stayed 2 nights a The Central House in mid-October. The room was pretty with a canopy queen-sized bed and very clean. The common areas of the inn were comfortable and well use by the guests. The free coffee/tea that is available 24/7 is a plus. Wi-Fi worked well and the people were pleasant and very helpful. The location of the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

The location is perfect, walkable to everywhere. The price is a very good value. The rooms were spotless. We stayed two nights, both on the 3rd floor, very comfortable. Steep stairs may be a challenge for some.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My husband and I reserved one of the smaller rooms as we are hikers and knew we would not be spending much time in the room. The first night we were so disappointed because the bed squeaked something awful. Every time one of us would turn over or get up to use the restroom, it would make a lot of... More 

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thecentralhouse_955, Manager at The Central House, responded to this review

(Bed box and frame replaced and foot board removed -- no more squeaks.) Thanks to all of our guests for staying with us at Central House, and thanks to those of you who post reviews! More 

Cincinnati
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

As its name suggests, Central House is located very centrally to downtown. In fact, we only used our car pretty much driving in and out. Friendly staff and nice rooms that were clean and comfortable. Free parking was much appreciated. TV was a bit older, but seriously, who wants to stay in and watch TV in this beautiful town??

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South Florida, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is not a BNB. It is an old style Inn. Having said that it was a great place to stay. They offer tea and coffee and plenty of common areas in the house. The building is beautiful and old but well kept. We stayed there for several nights and were very comfortable. We were happy to seek out our... More 

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