My name is Justis Danto-Clancy. The Inn at St. John was recommended to me by a friend who travels for a living. She had stayed there in the fall. We arrived late in the evening one night and were greeted as if we were the first customers to walk through the door all day. The staff were friendly and helpful. Even later, when we were jonesing for Thai food, they looked into it for us and had a recommendation ready by the time we got down to the desk. The room itself was ridiculously large, with big windows overlooking Congress Street. The neighborhood provided a nice setting for a walk, later in the evening and everything we needed in the morning. From convenience stores to supermarket to art galleries. Not only have I no complaints about my stay at the Inn, but I’d consider returning any time. I was just passing through Portland this time around, but I’d consider staying longer based on my time last week. Thanks! Justis Danto-Clancy
I work in Portland and sometimes decide to just stay in town if I am working late or if weather is an issue. I have stayed at most of the local low budget places and they are all OK. I drive past the Inn at St John every day and have heard mixed things about it. I finally chose to stay here last week for 1 night and I do not think I will stay anywhere else from now on. I checked in at lunch time around 1pm and was given a King room on the second floor with private bath. The room was larger than expected, with floral wallpaper and an old world charm to it. Not run down or dirty in any way. It was very homey and comfortable. The bed was great with lots of pillows. There was a flat panel TV attached to the wall with a plethora of channels. The bathroom was quite large with bathrobes and lots of complimentary toiletries. Everything was over and above any thing that I had expected for the price I paid. The staff was very nice and accommodating. Breakfast in the AM consisted of bagels, Thomas’ English muffins, croissants, cereals, muffins, etc. Coffee & tea is available in the lobby 24 hrs. I can’t wait to rebook at the Inn at St. John. It was such a wonderful relaxing place to retire after a long day at work. I will be back!!!!!
This B&B has dramatic price decreases during the off-season. Our room, Luxury Room 108, would go for more than $220 during the season but we were able to get it for less than $90 this time of year! The room had a king-sized bed, flat screen tv, jacuzzi tub, exposed brick walls, fridge, coffee maker, and was only 2 steps from the lobby. I also liked the pop of color in the bathroom! There are 3 different levels of accommodations – some share a bath. A continental bkft is included with the stay – the amount of food was perfect for me. They have cereal, yogurt, juice, croissants, and fruit. There are cookies that are out all time of day and there is also tea/coffee/hot water. Parking is free – there is a lot just behind the B&B. The staff is very friendly. I did see room ac units in some of the windows. Our room, on the first floor right on the street, did not have any ac unit in it. Of course, this being winter in New England, they might have removed the unit due to the season. All in all, a great place, reasonably priced and convenient to everything you would want!
A B & B for people who don’t like B & Bs, this place has some serious old-world charm. And I don’t use that silly term lightly. I mean this place was actually built by a railroad tycoon, and was fully restored to its original design. It’s a traditional inn in the old-fashioned sense of the word, with some rooms having their own bathrooms, others with private bathrooms outside the room, still others with shared bathrooms. Their common area sports free fruit, granola bars, coffee all day, lemonade and fruit punch, oatmeal, drinks and yogurt.
The whole place is so damn charming you forget you’re in kind of a weirdo part of town – but never fear! With an awesome pizza place/dive bar across the street, late night snack shop/beer store next door on one side and the inimitable Dogfish Cafe on the other, The Inn at St. John is one kickass old-school spot to spend a few days in a really great town
This is what our guests are saying about us: “Our stay was perfect. Thank you for making our vacation amazing.”
We have the perfect suggestion for date night. Book an evening with us here at the Inn and see a concert or event at the State Theater just up the hill from us at 609 Congress St. in downtown Portland. Visit them at www.statetheatreportland.com to see their calendar of events.
Looking to get out of the house and do something fun? Go to a Maine Red Claws Basketball game. They are located just around the corner from us at 239 Park Ave, the Portland Expo. For tickets go to: www.maineredclaws.com
We have re-designed our reservation booking program. It now shows the exact room you are booking. So far we have received positive feedback but would like like to hear more. Let us know what you think.
Brian Small says: “I really like the new reservation format showing the room number. Best Wishes for a Happy New Year to all”.
Just revieved a great comment from a guest that stayed with us last night 1/6/2012: “Wonderful stay! Amazing prices! I Loved it!”
“We really enjoyed our stay- The rate was excellent, the Inn has a lot of ambiance”.