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The Central House

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60 Cottage St PO Box 955, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1831 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Breakfast included
Pool
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the central house to be in walking distance to Bar Harbor main street. Worked out great. Not too expensive, but close without being right in the middle of the tourists. The wallpaper is extreme, but it's part of the uniqueness of a beautiful old...More

Thank FarmGirl-931
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to Bar Harbor and if you want an Inn very close walk to town you will want to stay at the Central House Inn. A very few of the reviews were unfair to this lovelt Inn. Remember, it is or was to...More

Thank onemarcat
Response from thecentralhouse_955, Manager at The Central HouseResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for staying with us and for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really beautiful house & we loved the porch area. In our room the bed was small & right next to the bathroom door which wasn’t ideal as we were 2 friends staying rather than a couple but we only stayed 1 night...More

1  Thank GemmaW1106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely time as guests in this magnificent Victorian Inn dripping with history and magnificent furniture, light fixtures and artwork from that period. Our room had so many wonderful touches, and all of the conveniences one would expect in a...More

Thank Dyanne D
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Our initial impression was a bit off-putting as there is no reception desk or person when first entering the property. We were early to check in and just wanted some information and had to call a number posted on a sign. We soon learned that...More

1  Thank buddysgirlplus2
Response from thecentralhouse_955, Manager at The Central HouseResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for staying with us and for reviewing. With parking spaces both in front and in back of the inn (more spaces are in back), the physical office is located at the back rather than at the front of the building; although many guests...More

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Built as a residence in 1887, historic Central House opened its doors to the public in 1925, making it the longest operating inn in Bar Harbor. Originally named Briarfield (for the blackberries, so emblematic of ...More Maine summers, that still grow in our border) Central House has a history of hospitality that extends to its earliest years. Please visit our website for a brief history! Located at the center of downtown Bar Harbor, Central House enjoys easy access to restaurants, shops, waterfront, Bar Island, the Bar Harbor Shore Path, the Village Green and Island Explorer buses. Walk or bike to Acadia. Please come and enjoy our welcoming front porch, where visitors to Bar Harbor have come to relax during one hundred and thirty Maine summers. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$ 140 - US$ 218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Central Hotel Bar Harbor
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The Central House Bar Harbor, Maine
Location
United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
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Traveller (58)
Room & Suite (19)
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Flyfishingjon
5 January 2015|
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Response from dlucido | Reviewed this property |
I would stay in Bar Harbor for three days. Just park your car there and you are all set. You can walk to the shops, restaurants and the water. You can hop on the buses everyday and go into Arcadia National Park. My... More
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"Room 202 has cross breezes, lace curtains, narrow shower in the bathroom ensuite, very comfy bed. Narrow..."
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"Downstairs rooms can be a bit noisier, but you don't have carry luggage upstairs."
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"Lower floors preferred because of having to transport luggage. A/C units fast and quiet."
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"The third floor has rooms but there are a lot of stairs!"
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