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The Central House

Victorian guesthouse within walking distance of Village Green

  • Free WiFi and free parking
ZAR 3,999

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  • A very convenient location, was affordable, laid back atmosphere and the on-premises…

    May 27, 2021

  • When we checked in at 7:15 the office was closed and when I called they said we needed a…

    Oct 7, 2020

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Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Library

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV service

What’s around

  • Acadia National Park - 25 min walk
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching - 5 min walk
  • Village Green - 6 min walk
  • West Street Historic District - 1 min walk
  • Bar Harbor Whale Museum - 4 min walk
  • Agamont Park - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Queen Room, First Floor, Full Bath
  • Queen Room, Second Floor, Shower
  • Second Floor Queen-bedded Room, Shower
  • King Room, Second Floor, Full Bath
  • Third Floor Small Queen-bedded Room, Shower
  • Third Floor Queen, Small Room, Shower
  • First Floor Accessible Queen Room, Full Bath
  • Second Floor, Queen Room, Shower
  • Third Floor Small Queen Room, Shower
  • Second Floor King Room, Full Bath
  • First Floor, X-long twins (or conjoined king, by request)
  • Third Floor King Room, Full Bath
  • Second Floor Master King, Full Bath

What’s around


  • Acadia National Park - 25 min walk
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching - 5 min walk
  • Village Green - 6 min walk
  • West Street Historic District - 1 min walk
  • Bar Harbor Whale Museum - 4 min walk
  • Agamont Park - 4 min walk
  • St. Saviour's Church - 4 min walk
  • Jesup Memorial Library - 4 min walk
  • Abbe Museum - 5 min walk
  • Bar Harbor Historical Society - 6 min walk
  • Shore Path - 0.3 mi / 0.5 km

Getting around

  • Bangor Intl. Airport (BGR) - 76 min drive
  • Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor) - 21 min drive

At a glance


  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Contact Inn Keeper 207-288-1140 for options 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. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the property

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1887
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Small print

Also known as

  • Central House Inn Bar Harbor
  • The Central House Guesthouse
  • The Central House Bar Harbor
  • The Central House Guesthouse 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


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include West Street Cafe (3-min walk), Testa's Restaurant (3-min walk), and La Bella Vita (4-min walk).
  • 4,0.Fair

    The location was very good for walking to the downtown cafes and shops, harbor, parks. And our bed was very comfortable. We found the coffee maker out of order, there was no cream for coffee on hand the day we checked in and not until sometime later than 9:30 the next morning (when we left to get coffee with cream), the hand sanitizer container at the front desk was empty all three days we were there, there were pens on the desk but no containers to separate the "clean" or "used" pens, our room had no bedside nor ceiling lights (just 2 sconces by fireplace), there were cardboard cutouts filling in the opening of the fireplaces which seemed tacky. Each of these things were minor, but it just changed the whole impression of the place as we entered. Seeing a large sunroom chair stacked upside down on top of the loveseat was definitely uninviting upon arrival (and throughout our stay). However, we must give credit to the manager who heard our main complaints, had a new coffee maker and lots of creamers in place in less than a day, and also moved us to a better room with more lighting. Still, it was, overall, a disappointing inn experience for us.

    Marilyn, 2 night romance trip, Sep 21, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    entral House

    I was pleasantly pleased with the accommodations

    John, 4 night trip, Sep 13, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Cute, old fashioned, in downtown Bar Harbor, with friendly staff.

    1 night trip, Aug 7, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Comfortable bed, nicely air conditioned, convenient to downtown, off street parking, and quiet. Flowers out front need attention.

    richard, 1 night trip, Aug 2, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Super cute stay! Highly recommend. Great location and friendly staff!

    2 night trip with friends, Aug 1, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Decent bed&breakfast in old home centrally located

    Main thing is good location. The house is conveniently located within downtown area near restaurants and bike rental. We stay on second floor at the back of the house, where seemingly help had lived. Staircase was narrow and our room was small with one small window. However, room, bathroom, beddings and towels were clean. There was coffee station, hot water, working AC and parking.

    Nataliya, 3 night family trip, Jul 30, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great location. Walking distance to all Bar Harbor activities

    Nancy, 4 night trip, Jul 29, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    My husband and I enjoyed an evening of drinks and people watching on the big covered porch!

    Millie, 2 night romance trip, Jul 10, 2020

    Verified Orbitz guest review

  • 8,0.Very good

    Very flexible check in system, thank you! Beth was very accommodating and I enjoyed the system of calling the customer in advance.

    Phil, 1 night romance trip, Jun 26, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8,0.Very good

    Liked the position of the inn, right in the town, and the traditional porch/veranda with comfy chairs. Ample parking, but room a little tired, with wallpaper threatening to part company with the wall in various places. Lovely lady, Beth, checked us in and we were left to our own devices, which suited us perfectly. Very nice 'old' England atmosphere.

    3 night romance trip, Oct 8, 2019

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