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Historical Traveler Reviews Morrill Mansion Bed & Breakfast Portland
My husband and I were in Portland for interviews because we were trying to relocate to Maine. We stayed in the Back Cove room and it was very clean, quiet and luxuriously decorated without being froufrou. The blanket was so great that I asked where to buy one. The Back Cove room is up two flights of stairs, so think of that when you pack :)
My wife and I stayed here for a few days in October of 2006 and were very impressed with the establishment. We arrived mid week and were offered a no-charge upgrade to a nicer room by the gracious inn keeper. This level of service set the tone for our stay. The inn was impeccably clean, our room was large and nicely furnished and tastefully decorated. We were provided with great advice on local restaurants (had a memorable meal at Street & Co.) and shopping. A great location in a quite neighborhood yet easily walkable to most everything Portland has to offer.
One Caveat: I am confused as to why the inn only rates 2 1/2 stars on this site as it is easily nicer than many 4-star places I have stayed.
We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in town!
I recently went to visit my son, a 20 year old student at Maine College of Art in Portland. As I was going to fly up, I was looking for something within walking distance to his apartment and the studio building. In addition, I was going to be there for around 5 days, so I wanted comfort and a place where he and I could hang out to talk and relax.
Worth the trip and then some........
Fantastic Bed and Breakfast!! We stayed in the "back cove room" over New Years weekend and had a blast. The owner David really hit a homerun with the renovations of this building. We had a chance to see most of the rooms and they were all decorated beautifully. Great linens and pillows not to mention the marble in the bathroom. Loved the coconut and chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon. And after a night on the town. The brownies however were spectacular!! The only bad thing I can say about the place is that our bed was a little creaky when you rolled over at night. None the less, we enjoyed our stay and we will be back soon. Don't look anywhere else other than the Morrill Mansion.
My visit to Portland was to attend a seminar and I wanted to stay somewhere other than an ordinary chain hotel. I was fortunate to find Morrill Mansion. What a treat! The inn is beautiful and has been meticulously restored. I was able to see many of the rooms and would find it difficult to choose a favorite. It is obvious that great care was taken in choosing the fabrics and furnishings for each one. The room I stayed in was just wonderful. Super comfy bed with a roomy bathroom. No detail was overlooked. The room was on the second floor which also has a lovely sitting room.
What a wonderful place to stay in Portland. The owner Dave has taken great care in restoring this property back to it's original glory. The rooms are very comfortable, quiet and well appointed. Dave has a great feel for the area and will surely point you in the direction of one of the many fine resturaunts (ie Caiola's... great crab cakes) in the west end or the old port. If your looking for a place to get a feel for Portland you will not be disappointed in the Morrill Mansion.
A really fine place for a fun stay
An excellent Bed and Breakfast. Newly renovated with care and attention to detail. We stayed in the Morrill Suite on the second floor- it was beautiful and comfortable- plush 4-post bed, sitting room and bathroom with jacuzzi. The Innkeeper could not be more helpful with recommendationss for dinner and day trips. And, to add to all this, the breakfasts are delicious- creme fresh with raspberries, homemade fresh chocolate custard along with fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, eggs, toast, bagels etc. Also, there is none of the forced conversation and social contact that I have sometimes felt at B&B's- you can sit by yourself at breakfast and the Innkeeper leaves you to yourself unless you need him. A really fun, nice place to stay.
An excellent new B&B
This well-renovated mansion opened as a B&B in the summer of 2006 and we stayed there about six weeks later. We took the second floor suite ($189), which was beautifully done up, a queen size bed with an adjacent sitting room with a fold-out couch. The innkeeper was gracious and welcoming, and the breakfast was full of fresh fruits and breads. The only drawback is that the property is about a 10 or 15 minute walk from downtown, in a rather ordinary neighborhood, though very convenient to the hospital across the street. Recommended.
I agree with the previous review to the letter: i'm a little leery of the inn experience, but the Morrill Mansion completely won me over -- very private and congenial, wonderfully elegant rooms, touches of luxury everywhere, maximum comfort packed into a small space -- gorgeous towels and bed linens, complimentary water and even chocolates! The Inn is within perfect walking distance of the Arts District, and a lovely 20-minute stroll to the Old Port area. Dave was very amiable and helpful with tips on Portland and other parts of our itinerary. And breakfast was delicious! Very highly recommended.