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 and answer questions. This place fit that perfectly. No formal breakfast, but there are great places literally across and down the street in all directions to explore, which is just what I wanted.
The wifi worked even on the third floor. Noise wasn't really an issue as everyone there seemed to respect the quiet times well. Cable TV and air conditioning in the room too.
The place is small but large enough to have several place for folks to stretch out. There is a small lobby, a "library" room with a couple of sofas, a "coffee" room with several tables to bring your own food in, and a fantastic front porch to watch the townsfolk and tourists wander by.
For the price, you cannot beat this place. If I return to Bar Harbor, I'm absolutely staying here again and highly recommend it to you :-)
- 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