In the spirit of compromise, Edgartown selectmen voted to limit the hours at the Harbor View Hotel’s outdoor pool bar from noon to six p.m. after listening to a chorus of complaints from the hotel’s abutters at a recent public hearing.

The approximately 130-square-foot bar has been the subject of a rancorous, drawn-out dispute between neighbors and the hotel over a recent renovation that moved the bar to a different location behind the pool. During zoning board appeals and superior court hearings this past summer and fall, abutters have alleged that the new bar has caused increased noise and traffic in the residential neighborhood.

In September, abutters filed a complaint with the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission requesting a public hearing because the bar was moved 120 feet from its original location. A change of premises hearing was scheduled for October, but later postponed after selectmen received over a dozen letters on the issue. The hearing was eventually held in December.

On Monday, selectmen decided to approve the change of premises conditionally, restricting the bar’s hours of operation from noon until six p.m. The bar was originally permitted last spring to be open from noon until nine p.m.

“My suggestion, as a compromise . . . is to pass the alteration of premises, but put an hour restriction of noon to six on the outside bar that has been moved,” selectman Arthur Smadbeck said.

One of the main complaints from abutters regarding the new bar was that it attracted non-hotel guests to the premises. During the hearing two weeks ago about the use of the new pool bar, a lawyer representing the hotel said it was meant to serve guests. Mr. Smadbeck said that factored into his thinking on Monday when he suggested changing the hours of operation — and selectman Michael Donaroma agreed.

“It seemed to me the neighbors concerns were that the bar could attract a lot more public use and hooplah,” Mr. Donaroma said. “If we cut the hours from nine o’clock to six, that is something.”

The selectmen felt the change in hours wouldn’t have a large impact on hotel guests, who could still buy drinks from one of two bars inside the building.

“I don’t think it is going to be a big hardship on the people at the pool. Mostly that’s a day activity. People swim,” Mr. Smadbeck said. “That would be my recommendation, and that way we would eliminate the problem of a noise complaints that were happening mostly at night.”

Selectmen voted unanimously to approve the change of premises and hour restrictions.

“It even incorporates cocktail hour,” Mr. Smadbeck said.