The Central House

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Individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
Flat-screen TV

Overview of The Central House

The Central House

3.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
60 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME, 04609

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBar Harbor Whale Watching5 min walk
  • Popular LocationVillage Green6 min walk
  • Popular LocationBar Harbor Historical Society6 min walk
  • AirportBar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor)21 min drive

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About this area

Bar Harbor

Located in Bar Harbor, The Central House is in a shopping district. Bar Harbor Whale Watching is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain. George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History and Wild Gardens of Acadia are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Bar Harbor Whale Museum - 4 min walk
  • Jesup Memorial Library - 4 min walk
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching - 5 min walk
  • Village Green - 6 min walk
  • Bar Harbor Historical Society - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Bangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.) - 76 min drive


  • Lompoc Cafe and Brew Pub - 2 min walk
  • Finback Alehouse - 2 min walk
  • Jordan's Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Jeannie's Great Maine Breakfast - 3 min walk
  • West Street Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

The Central House

3-star Victorian guesthouse, walk to Bar Harbor Whale Watching
Coffee/tea in a common area, a library and free self-parking are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. WiFi in public areas is free. All rooms are individually furnished and offer free WiFi and ceiling fans. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities that guests will find include hairdryers and free toiletries. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Central House offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (on request)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV


  • Individually furnished
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

Central House Inn Bar Harbor
Central House Inn
Central House Bar Harbor
Central House
The Central House Bar Harbor Maine
Central Hotel Bar Harbor
Central Bar Harbor
Central House Guesthouse Bar Harbor
The Central House Guesthouse
The Central House Bar Harbor
The Central House Guesthouse Bar Harbor

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 101 out of 177 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 63 out of 177 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 177 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 177 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 177 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Convenient location to everything
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Spent two nights at this lovely Inn. The rooms are beautifully appointed in a Victorian theme, very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Highly recommend this property!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent location
While old and charming, the Central House is very clean and well maintained. Phil the innkeeper is friendly and accommodating. He responded very quickly to my request to extend my stay. My only complaint is that my room was very warm with no way to control it in the room. After the first night however I worked it out by opening a window and using the ceiling fan.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staying in such a historic part of Bar Harbor just seemed right when picking a spot to stay during this trip. Being in the heart of downtown, but just out of all the crowds made it the perfect fit. Loved having breakfast on the porch while the crowd got going along the street!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Liked convenience of location to Bar Harbor. Parking on site helpful. Condition, decor, cleanliness, and maintenance of inn top notch. Interesting history. Comfortable and safe.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021