The Central House is exactly what it states: central to everything you could want to do in Bar Harbor. I visited the area for a weekend and this was the perfect place to stay. The building was built in the 1800's, wide planked wood floors, period decor, impecably kept up, very reasonable pricing, an adorable front porch to sit an have (complimentary) morning coffee or tea. Each room has a private bath, central a/c and cable TV. You are within walking distance to all shops, ferries, etc., without the "touristy" feeling. If the tide is low, it is a short walk down the street and over the sandbar to Bar Island. The entrance to the national park is a very short drive away. Hospitablity was warm, free parking for guests onsite. I would definitely stay here again.
- 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