Inn at St. John

939 Congress Street, Portland, Maine, 04102, United States | 3 star inn
Prices starting from $68.00
 

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This 3 star inn, located on 939 Congress Street, Portland, is near Portland Sea Dogs, Hadlock Field, Deering Oaks Park, and Southworth Planetarium.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Inn at St. John Portland

    Will go back again and again!

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    Having read the review posted by the guy who who complained about all of the stairs, I had to respond. While there are rooms on the second, third and fourth floors of this beautiful inn, the staff makes it VERY clear to you exactly where you are staying within the inn and tells you that there is no elevator. Furthermore, they all offer to carry bags for you. The stairwells are carpeted, with good lighting and railings.

    I loved the Inn

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    I reserved a room at the Inn after finding their web site and realizing that their rates were far better than most places in Portland. I am not a fan of large hotels and prefer more cozy places like B & Bs. Of course most of the small B & Bs can get pretty expensive, so I thought the Inn sounded perfect. I went to Portland alone, having never been there before. I arrived at almost 10 PM after a long flight delay, and I was tired and disoriented. The rental car place was closed, so I called the Inn at St. John and they sent a taxi for me (and paid for it.) It was lovely, warm and inviting - the perfect place for me to have landed. The guys working there were extremely nice and helpful and offered directions or any other help I might need. My room was cute and very nicely decorated. It was also immaculate. I didn't even mind the two times I had to park in the parking lot of the Chinese place next door. As for the review that stated the neighborhood was "seedy," obviously that person doesn't live in a big city! I felt perfectly safe, even all alone. The Inn isn't right in the Old Port or downtown areas, but it's a whopping mile or two away. Big deal. I stayed 4 nights and was not ready to leave. I plan to stay there the next time I'm in Portland.

    Lots of stairs, no elevator

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    The main thing to know about this well maintained European style small hotel is that there are a lot of stairs to climb and no elevator. So if stairs are a problem, be sure to book a ground floor room. Also, the hotel is about a mile from anything worth seeing (but across the street from the Greyhound station). So you will need to use a car, walk or ride the local bus to get anywhere interesting. The vicinity is not Portland's finest, but there are several ethnic restaurants, a supermarket and a Mac and BK within easy walking distance. The cheaper rooms have shared baths (across the hall, very clean). Portland is a good city for walking for the fit; for those not-so-fit, the mildly hilly terrain and many uneven brick sidewalks may pose a challenge. My suggestion: use the cheaper rooms for a short stay to save a buck; But if you can afford the top rooms, you probably can afford something more centrally located--e.g. the Holiday Inn. Portland is well worth a visit--think a smaller version of Seattle---an the Inn at St John an acceptable alternative to pricier properties.

    Loved the Inn at St. John

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    We just happened upon this Bed & Breakfast driving through Portland on our way to Freeport. We really lucked out. Very comfortable accomodations, very clean, beautifully decorated. Pleasant, helpful service. Affordable.

    I recommend a stay here.

    Great -- don't believe the bad review above

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    We just stayed at the Inn at St. John and had a great experience. It was a beatiful building with a lot of character. The location is about a 25 minute walk/ 5 minute drive to the Old Port section of town. I would certainly not, as the review above described it, call the neighborhood seedy. We felt perfectly safe leaving our car in either lot. We did have a private bath. To be clear though there is nothing in the neighborhood itself -- you do have to drive or walk to get to the more exciting parts. They make it very clear on the website which rooms do and do not have private baths, so it was easy to choose the one we wanted. I think it was an excellent deal. While the hotels in the Old Port section of town do have a better location, they are considerably more expensive (in my research at least $100). This was a great place for a great price. I would definitely stay there again.

    A good choice!

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    We chose this hotel on the grounds of price and good reviews on TripAdvisor, and can state categorically that it was a good choice! We were picked up from the Amtrak station, which was a bonus. The hotel has lots of character and makes a pleasant change from the bland hotel chains. If you are fit, you can walk to Downtown Portland, however we had my mother with us, so used local buses and the occasional taxi. The staff were great: very friendly and helpful. If we return to Portland, we will definitely return to the Inn at St John.

    Pay a Little More to get a Better Room Somewhere Else

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    In a nutshell, the Inn at St. John is a great example of "you get what you pay for... or less."

    A real bargain in Portland

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    I've stayed here a couple of times on business in 2003 and was pleasantly surprised -- this will do it for me in Portland in the future. Don't be fooled by the rundown, hokey exterior. Inside is a fully restored Victorian hotel in which no two rooms are alike. Rooms are comfortably furnished and beautifully decorated. Yes, the stairs to the upper floors are steep, but if you stay downstairs, you're on a busy street. This is not close to the Old Port (but a short walk to Hadlock Field if you're in town for a ballgame). The inn offers a simple continental breakfast in a comfortable downstairs dining room.

    This is an inexpensive place to stay by Portland standards and vastly superior to other hotels that charge much more. Bonus: Free off-street parking.

    Quaint & pretty

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    Been there twice...would stay again. Close to everything in Portland; visits to the wharf, Portland Head Lighthouse), delicious meals nearby (try the Greek soup across the street and the lobster at a little restaurant nearby), city library just up the street, day trips up north or to New Hampshire or Vermont...it's all here and the Inn is a nice place to stay. Downtown, but not too noisy.

    Very nice.

    from

    Pleasant staff, comfortable sleeping quarters. Excellent nearby shopping and restaurants. A little trafficky, but not too bad. Continental breakfast was a slight disappointment and there was no room to eat.

    Do not rent a room on an upper floor. No elevators and the stairs are narrow and steep. Overall, a good experience.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Inn at St. John Portland

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