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  • Wonderful Hospitality

    July 29th, 2013

    We love knowing our guests have a comfortable, relaxing and friendly stay with us. Here is a quote from a guest who stayed with us on July 23rd:

    “We had a wonderful time. Thank you for your hospitality!”

    “Charming and Delightful”

    July 18th, 2013


    This is a very charming, old fashioned Victorian looking hotel, a bit quirky but one I found just delightful. I was looking for a comfortable place in Portland where I could meet friends, at a central location, who were driving and then we were going off on a sightseeing trip of New England. I found the Inn quite by accident and decided to book even though it was not in the downtown area but close to it. Although I booked this on the Inn’s website I did have some questions and when I called the Inn directly they could not have been more helpful. In fact since I was flying in but did not have a car they advised me that they reimburse part of the taxi fare from the airport to the Inn when given a receipt by the cab driver.

    When I arrived at the hotel I got a warm welcome and was told since I was in a single room that it was very small but cosy. it was up 1 flight of stairs, there is not an elevator at the Inn, I was asked if I needed help up the stairs with my bags but since I was traveling with not much luggage it wasn’t a problem. When I made the booking from their website I saw that they had shared baths, which I didn’t want and also a hall bath and then a room with a private bath. I wasn’t quite sure what the “hall bath” meant but it is exactly that. A private bath almost adjacent to my room which had its own key so I was the only one using it. In the room a comfy terry cloth robe is provided for use in case you use the bath prior to bedtime. The bed was comfortable and since it was chilly I turned on the heat which is in the window unit which also has a/c.

    I did walk towards town which is not far but decided to take one of the buses that was running along Congress St. The bus driver was extremely helpful and gave me directions on how to get to the harbor after I got off where I went for dinner. After dinner I walked around town and window shopped for a bit before heading back to the Inn. While walking back a bus did come along which I decided to take and that dropped me off just across the street from the Inn.

    After a good night’s sleep I went downstairs to the breakfast room just off the lobby where in the morning a continental breakfast is available. Fresh fruit, juice, cereals, assorted breads, bagels and muffins for toasting and coffee/tea are all available and all very fresh. When I was there most folks opted to take the breakfast back to their rooms but there are tables and high stools if you wish to eat there.

    There was ample parking behind the hotel and that was where my friends had parked the rental car overnight so it was very easy to load up and take off.

    I found this a very comfortable, charming and delightful hotel. Just right for setting the mood for a splendid vacation which is what it turned out to be.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again if I ever get back to Portland.

    Another Great Guest Comment!

    June 28th, 2013

    So glad I decided to stay here! The Inn is beautiful, uique, comfy & homey. Loved it!

    June 15th Guest Comment

    June 16th, 2013

    It makes our day when guests let us know how their stay was. Below is a quote from a room comment card.

    Everything was great and the staff was very helpful!”


    Portland Sea Dogs

    May 26th, 2013

    Baseball season is in full swing! Don’t miss your chance to catch the Portland Sea Dogs.

    They are located directly behind our Inn at 271 Park Ave. Portland

    For tickets go to www.seadogs.com

    Trip Advisor Review “Outstanding B&B in the heart of Portland”

    May 26th, 2013

    At the last minute I booked 2 rooms for me and my friend. The pictures on the internet were beautiful…a classic B&B. When we arrived we were not disappointed. The building was built in the late 1800′s and the charm from past years is still present. The entire staff is very welcoming. The morning breakfast adjacent to the lobby area was quite good. It was hard to believe the price for a place this nice and centrally located to many tourist attractions in the Portland area. Inn at St. John is a must if you are in the area.

    Trip Advisor Review “Fabulous”

    May 26th, 2013

    My daughter-in-law found this inn on her smart phone as we were traveling into Maine; I tried to cross reference it to a AAA manual & found nothing; we decided to take a chance based on the pictures and we were absolutely delighted. The Inn is charming, full of antiques & great architecture; staff was very helpful & polite. Location was good. We felt we were being pampered from the moment we arrived. The cost for one night for a king room (private bath within the room) was only $73 including taxes for this time of year. A big bang for your buck!!! Highly recommend.

    Trip Advisor Review “Lovely”

    May 26th, 2013

    It was our first time in Portland and we wanted to stay in a hotel in walking distance to downtown. We stayed there for two nights. We loved the room. It was clean and charming. The bathroom was nice too. We particularly enjoyed the breakfast and the coffee (that is served all day long). The staff was also really nice, and even though the parking spaces are limited, we did not have any problem finding one. You should definitely listen to all the good reviews.

    Gift Certificates

    December 12th, 2011

    Gift Certificates are available. They make great gifts for the travelers in your family. They can be written for any dollar amount you would like so call, email or stop on by and get yours today!

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