My husband & I stayed here for 2 nights in July. This was my favorite out of all of the hotels / B&Bs we stayed in during a 10 day trip. The location is perfect, as you can leave the car in their parking lot and walk all around town to sights, restaurants and bars. There is free tea & coffee all day long & some ice to cool down drinks in your room. They don't serve breakfast, but instead give a gift card to a local restaurant (which can be used at any time the restaurant is open), which I really appreciated. The rooms are spacious, clean and nicely decorated to fit the style. (I also enjoyed peeking into the vacant rooms where the doors are open, as each is different). It's a great place to relax & feel like you are on vacation. The house is very spacious, so if you don't feel like spending time in your room or out on the town, you can relax in one of the great rooms or on the porch.
I definitely recommend the Central House for: cleanliness, location, price, charm, atmosphere
Downsides: can't think of any!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Central Hotel Bar Harbor
- The Central House Bar Harbor, Maine