4.6 on May 22, 2016
Very pleasant B&B for a weekend getaway. Our rooms were very clean, attractive and comfortable. We liked the low-key atmosphere and friendliness of the staff and guests. The breakfast area is very small, but we were able to take our breakfast foods back to our rooms on the first floor. We had plenty of room to dine at the table in our room. We would stay there again if we get back to Portland.
4.4 on May 21, 2016
This is a very nice hotel. I stayed here while I was attending a convention in Portland. This is one classic hotel, very clean.
4.4 on May 21, 2016
Nice older building; very well maintained and well kept. Nothing fancy, but very nice and very clean. Walking distance to downtown. Great staff.
4.6 on May 19, 2016
Very nice hotel, great and helpful staff, comfortable beds, and a good breakfast bar. I definitely would recommend staying here. It's a gem.
4.0 on May 15, 2016
My favorite part of this hotel was the free water bottles and cookies 24/7. Bravo! Would stay again.
4.6 on May 14, 2016
This was a great hotel with outstanding staff. It is a little ways away from the things to do, but within a pleasant walking distance. Value was excellent! Highly recommended!
5 on May 11, 2016
The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. The rooms were exactly as advertised.
4.4 on May 10, 2016
Very nice rooms; wonderfully friendly staff, and easy walking distance to downtown Portland. This will be my go-to place for future visits.
4.6 on May 09, 2016
I have stayed at the Inn several times. It is quiet, clean, and very economical.
4.6 on May 04, 2016
The room is small, but clean and in a cute vintage style. All staff here are super nice and helpful. It was a nice stay and I wish I could stay longer!
3.8 on May 03, 2016
My favorite place to stay on my irregular visits to Portland. Different rooms each time and never a bad one. Excellent staff who are always pleasant and helpful. Rooms are clean. It's not downtown but it's a great location nonetheless. A walk downtown via Park Ave and through Deering Oaks Park is a great way to start the day.
5 on April 30, 2016
We enjoyed the off street parking, cost and amenities at the Inn at St. Joh. Found out later many friends also stay here whenever in Portland. Loved parking the car and walking to our destinations
5 on April 30, 2016
Great staff, great price, great room, best time
4.8 on April 29, 2016
We found the cost to be more than affordable and were so impressed with the small details.
4.2 on April 28, 2016
I have stayed at this inn many times when in Portland. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful, continental breakfast is good (even includes some gluten-free goodies at times), rooms are very clean and it is conveniently just off the highway and local restaurants are close by.
4.4 on April 25, 2016
My daughter and I recently stayed on either end of a trip. We've stayed before, so this trip met our expectations. The Inn is pleasant, clean, and affordable. We appreciate the charm of the place and the other travelers we meet. Parking is convenient. WIll continue to plan visits to Portland and stay at the Inn at St John.
4.4 on April 25, 2016
Our room was spacious with everything we could want. Having a dog with us was no problem and we all had a wonderful time. The fourth floor is difficult on older knees.
3.8 on April 24, 2016
I enjoyed my stay at the location was fair value was great I and I really appreciate the service from the staff helpful and kind thanks guys
3.6 on April 23, 2016
It was nice -everyone was friendly. The room was small but neat and clean.
5 on April 21, 2016
Wonderful B&B with affordable prices that is also a quick walk away from Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs.
4.0 on April 21, 2016
We've stayed at the Inn at St. John every time we've visited Portland over the last several years and have never been disappointed. The rooms are fresh and clean, the breakfasts and snacks are generous and of very good quality, the staff is friendly and helpful, off-street parking is adjacent to the Inn, and we continue to find it an excellent value.
3.6 on April 21, 2016
I've stayed at Inn at St. John many times over the past five years and will return. I usually stay in rooms with double beds and private baths. These have all been exceptional, especially for the value. My latest stay, however, was a twin room with private bath, #3A. This room is at the top of the stairs from the main lobby, which is convenient, but the walls are very thin and it's noisy. I could hear conversations in the next room. Unsettling. The room and bathroom are clean, well-appointed and comfortable otherwise. The exception is the bedding. The sheets were a slippery synthetic, satin-like fabric that would not stay on the mattress. I discussed this with the staff in the morning and suggested that basic white cotton hotel sheets would be an improvement. The front desk staff is always great and they assured me that they would notify the owner of my request. This Inn is one of the best values in Portland--a real gem--and I will certainly return. Next time, I'll ask for a double room on a higher floor, though.
5 on April 19, 2016
I love this hotel. It's beautiful. Clean. Attention paid to detail. They've thought of every need so you don't have to ask! The service was friendly. I always look for an available room here before I search other hotels. Thank-you for a great stay!!
4.6 on April 17, 2016
Excellent value and great customer service. Stayed here for a conference.
4.6 on April 13, 2016
We were here just for the night for a little time just my husband and I. We were very impressed by the price of the room and its apperance. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
4.6 on April 12, 2016
Elegant atmosphere. Great location on Congress Street. The folks who work there are so friendly and helpful to visitors. A great value. Very fair room prices and free parking. I've stayed here four times and just adore it. The best!
4.4 on April 11, 2016
This inn made every effort to make my stay enjoyable. During my stay a problem with my room was quickly fixed and the staff went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable. The rooms were very clean and charming. The staff was professional and caring.
4.8 on April 10, 2016
Great place, great value! Hope to stay there again.
4.0 on April 06, 2016
Everything was perfect expect the size of the bed that was a little narrow for my husband and I. They accepted our golden retriever without problems and Gluten free breakfast!
4.2 on April 04, 2016
Great rooms and service! Small for rooms in the US but it was all we needed and great for the price. Near transportation into the city and a nice walk from downtown. Would rec ground floor if you have trouble with stairs as the stairs are a bit steep. Loved it and would stay again :)
4.2 on April 01, 2016
This hotel was reasonably priced, clean, and friendly. We walked to Old Port in about 30 minutes. It's not bad to walk after eating so well around Portland anyways. Some weird characters in the neighborhood, but kind of par for the course being right next to a major hospital and train station. Parking was easy and plentiful. We would definitely stay here again. Savage BBQ down the street was amazing also and so close.
4.6 on March 30, 2016
I love this place. Have been there many times and have never had an unsatisfactory stay. They do allow dogs but you would never know it. The rooms are spotless and smell so clean. The staff is very helpful and friendly. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Portland, unless they were booked!
4.6 on March 28, 2016
My expectations were exceeded staying at this Inn. The only comment I could make is the breakfast could have been better, but it certainly was not poor. Typical breakfast at a hotel.
4.6 on March 27, 2016
Everything was fabulous, the only issue was a luke warm shower!
4.6 on March 27, 2016
I definitely plan on staying again the next time I am in Portland.
4.2 on March 27, 2016
My girlfriend and I stayed in a room with private path and one double bed. The room and bathroom were small compared to a chain hotel, but understandable considering the old building; certainly not too small to be comfortable. Very friendly staff and neat historic building. The only negative thing I've to say is that decorative, outer blanket (not one that you sleep with) on the bed was dirty. A much nicer experience than staying at a chain hotel, and at near the same or even a better price. Will definitely be staying here the next time we visit Portland. FYI, Pizza Villa, across the street, is convenient and has good food.
3.0 on March 23, 2016
Good place to stay
5 on March 23, 2016
This Inn is a lil gem. Me and my aunt had appointments at Soakology. The Inn is less than a mile to walk from. If you don't mind walking it's so close to restaurants and shopping areas that Portland has to offer. The best part is it's ease to find off the highway. I would definitely stay there again.
4.6 on March 20, 2016
This has been our third stay at Inn at St. John. The rooms are very pleasant and this is one of the better deals in Portland. We especially appreciate the free parking and free breakfast. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We will be staying here in the future.
3.6 on March 20, 2016
Wonderful, friendly place that made me and my dogs feel welcomed and at home. Highly recommended. Perfect alternative to the bigger, soulless, corporate hotels. I'll definitely stay here again. Best accommodations in Portland!
4.8 on March 18, 2016
I LOVED staying at the Inn at St. John. The staff was incredibly friendly, helpful, and accommodating. My room was adorable and perfect for 1 person. The breakfast was delicious and they even had soy milk for cereal! The apples were amazing. (Hey, it's the little things!) The pizza restaurant across the street is quaint and Tandem Bakery up the street is mouth watering. I didn't need anything at all during my stay and would highly recommend this place to others.
5 on March 15, 2016
Really enjoyed our stay! The room was much bigger than I was expecting and had a sink, mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Really liked the accommodations.
4.6 on March 13, 2016
This was a lovely inn. Great atmosphere, right near downtown Portland, and amazing value. If I ever visit Portland again I'll be staying here.
5 on February 29, 2016
Such a sweet little place, with a great service and close to all the major things in town. Highly recommend!
4.6 on February 21, 2016
A wonderful, home-away-from-home place in downtown Portland [ME].
4.8 on February 20, 2016
A charming place, conveniently located in Portland. It was small, but very clean and accessible to all Portland spots. We definitely will always try here first when staying in Portland.
4.6 on February 16, 2016
We had a great time staying here! We were thrilled with the proximity to downtown Portland and good places to eat. The room itself was clean and spacious. The continental breakfast was a nice spread and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating all around. We will be back!
4.0 on February 16, 2016
Stayed in a king room with a private bathroom. If on a romantic weekend, I highly recommend securing an in-room bathroom as some rooms share with the floor. Loved the charm of this place. Very value-oriented. Expect to be about a mile from where everything is happening (a $10 cab ride; don't get duped!) Breakfast spread is fair, but don't expect much (at one point, realized the yogurt I picked up from the continental breakfast was expired). Overall, perfect for an economical getaway.
4.4 on February 16, 2016
Incredibly winter deal!! Love the charm of the building and details--high ceilings, wainscoting but with modern appliances and conveniences (TV, micro, fridge.) This was a great getaway for a winter night.
3.8 on February 16, 2016
Great value for staying near downtown Portland. Charming interior, clean and very friendly!
4.8 on February 15, 2016
Affordable, functional, great people. It's all I need in an inn. Thank you
4.4 on February 15, 2016
I so appreciate this charming hotel and the welcome I find every time I must stay over in Portland. The rooms are excellent, the service friendly and efficient, the price an amazing bargain. And I love being one block away from several good restaurants and next-door to a fascinating Asian market. Comfort and convenience: It's like a home away from home.
4.8 on February 12, 2016
Our most recent stay (we're repeat customers!) was great. The rooms are always clean and well presented with a balance of Victorian style touches and modern amenities. The staff is pleasant and always willing to help, going so far as to clean off our car after an overnight snowstorm. Complimentary water and snacks are available and they are a great addition - having good water available after a walk into downtown is perfect. The continental breakfast is also one of the best I've encountered because the space feels welcoming while being cozy and styled. The selection of food is satisfying without being gimmicky (here's looking at you ugly waffle machines at "box" hotels). Another bonus is the lack of smoking - the building smells fresh!
4.2 on February 10, 2016
We have been staying at the Inn for several years now, and every time the staff is warm and welcoming, rooms are clean and fresh smelling, the place has all the feel of a luxury inn without the sky-high prices. Strongly recommend.
4.2 on February 09, 2016
Staff went way above and beyond - so impressed
4.8 on February 09, 2016
Inn at St. John is more than you can ask for when you combine price and quality. The entire staff goes above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable and hassle free. We had travel issues arise before arriving and they made the need to change our reservation (twice) a non-issue. They could not have been more helpful and understanding.
4.0 on February 06, 2016
It was a great place. I went on the recommendation of a friend. I was a little spectacle about it but it was very nice clean and the staff was super. Over all it was a great get away weekend.
3.8 on February 03, 2016
We stayed at the Inn at St.John for two nights. It was a lovely Inn! We loved how quaint it was, and the important history for the Inn at St.John (it is the longest continuously running hotel in Portland, Maine). The staff were super helpful and our room was nice. Continental breakfast was included which helped make the mornings easier, and for the price we paid, it was awesome! We definitely plan to stay there again sometime soon!
4.2 on February 02, 2016
The inn is very lovely and my room was quiet and private. The only thing I wasn't a fan of was when I sat on my bed, it sounded like it sat on a metal platform, so every time you sat on the bed it would make a loud drum sound. Other than that it was just fine for a one-night stay.
5 on January 31, 2016
I enjoyed myself quite a bit at the Inn at St. John. It had an old timey feel to it, but was quite comfortable and modern. The breakfast provided every morning had a decent variety of things and was really tasty. The staff was friendly and places to eat were close by (this matters when you can only walk to new places and want to try different things). All in all, I had a wonderful time and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice place to stay.
5 on January 30, 2016
Excellent expperience, will return the next time we are in town.
4.2 on January 29, 2016
Very nice room, love the decor. I had a 5AM flight, so being 90+ mins North, I wanted to stay over night in Portland. I work late & I didn't want to spend a ton of money for just one short night; prices here are very reasonable! The service is always exceptional! They even packed me a bagel to go! I use this Inn when I just need a night away too!
4.2 on January 22, 2016
The one place to stay in Portland. Everything was way much better than our expectations!
4.0 on January 21, 2016
Rooms were beautiful and cozy. We loved being able to come down for breakfast every morning. Staff were kind and helpful.
3.4 on January 17, 2016
Its an OK place . But very very clean
4.2 on January 16, 2016
My partner and I stayed for one night and did not spend much time at the Inn, but our experience was nonetheless enjoyable. Apparently the room we stayed in is only meant for one person, but we felt there was more than enough space for the two of us (we're pretty cozy people). The front desk people were kind and informative and the aesthetic of the building and rooms was very nice. The location was good, close to a variety of restaurants and cafés. The shared bathrooms was a slight inconvenience but we were aware of it ahead of time and knew what we were getting into so there's no point in complaining. Considering that this is by far the least expensive place to stay that I found in Portland I am very happy with my stay at the Inn at St. John and would recommend it to anyone staying in the Portland area so long as they are comfortable with smaller sized rooms.
4.0 on January 14, 2016
could not figure out to start jettub and front desk came quickly and showed us how to operate
4.6 on January 13, 2016
Service is wonderful, everyone is kind and welcoming at all hours. We love the old rooms and decor and all the little details included with the stay. Highly recommended.
5 on January 13, 2016
We were very satisfied with this B&B. Room was large, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was satisfying. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommend.
4.6 on January 12, 2016
The best place to stay in Portland!
4.2 on January 08, 2016
The Inn has interesting rooms..each one is different..and a lot of old world charm. The staff is very helpful and personable. The breakfast is average but the coffee is very good and there are several choices for breakfast. I have stayed there several times and plan to again when I am in Portland.
5 on January 07, 2016
Karen Zundel Belle Vernon, PA.
4.8 on January 06, 2016
Stayed at the Inn at St. John's on New Years Eve and for a few days after. As alway, everything was great. Rooms are the best value in Portland. Clean, comfortable with everything you need. If you are looking for great value without sacrificing quality this is it. Short drive, cab/Uber ride in colder temps or a nice stroll in warmer times to the Old Port area.
4.0 on January 05, 2016
We were driving through Portland so we needed a room for one night. We were so happy to find the Inn at St John because it seemed like a great location, in an interesting building (not an anonymous big chain hotel), and they allow dogs. We wish we could've stayed longer (it was our first time in the city), so we'll definitely be back!
4.0 on January 05, 2016
If you're tired of the sterile (and often noisy) feel of the "Brand Name" hotels, then this little gem of an inn is for you. Rooms are charming, clean, unique, and well appointed. The staff is always helpful and you can't beat the price. Because no room is identical, a phone inquiry will help you choose the room best suited for you. We've never been disappointed any time we've stayed, and we try to visit at least once a year.
4.8 on January 05, 2016
The staff is very welcoming and smiling !
4.4 on January 04, 2016
I don't mind sharing the bathroom at all. This place is awesome, and I love visiting Portland and staying here. One time we brought bikes with us, but that's not necessary since the walk to town isn't bad at all.
4.8 on January 04, 2016
We really enjoyed our night away. Very quiet and quant. Will stay here again.
4.4 on January 04, 2016
Great place but the private bathroom in the hall was quite far from the room. Breakfast was simple but had a wide variety of choices. Location excellent and quiet. We would go back for sure.
4.6 on January 03, 2016
The only place my wife and I stay! Always quiet, clean, functional, and friendly! The breakfast is pretty comprehensive by US standards, and the milk+cookies throughout the day are always welcome. We will return as we have for the past 4+ years!
4.0 on January 02, 2016
Good accommodation if travelling on a budget. To get into town you would need a car, take a taxi or walk 30-40 minutes.
5 on December 31, 2015
We stayed for one night after my brother's wedding, and it was a wonderful experience. The room was beautiful, clean, and cozy, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They even recommended a few music clubs to catch a show and some Nice restaurants. We will definitely be back there the next time we go to Maine! I'm glad that the hotel stop on our way home ended up being a fun cozy stay. It was the perfect end to our mini vacation.
4.4 on December 30, 2015
This is the first place I check out for reservations when staying in Portland. Does not have the rarely used extras as the larger hotels nearby (gym, pool, etc), so you can often find a room for 1/2 to 1/3 the cost. Some of the staff have been there for years and it's nice to see a familiar and friendly face when checking in.
4.4 on December 30, 2015
I love this place...mostly because of its old charm....each room is unique. Very clean...affordable and the service is outstanding. ...this is my go to place!
4.6 on December 18, 2015
We stayed at the Inn for 3 nights! We absolutely loved it. Clean, convenient, and great price! We would definitely stay here again in the future!
4.8 on December 16, 2015
Super clean inn, polite and respectful staff, very convenient and a great value. It's very much like a lot of hotels in Europe. If you want a pool and other bells and whistles it's not for you. If you want a quaint historical building in a convenient location with free parking, a nice breakfast and great service this is the place for you. They even have great bathrobes!
4.8 on December 14, 2015
We stayed for 6 nights and the room was beautiful, the hotel quaint and full of charm. The staff was friendly and the hotel is in a really good location, I would say only a half mile walk to downtown Portland. They are very dog friendly and we loved that!
4.6 on December 09, 2015
This was a great place to spend the night in downtown portland. We absolutely loved the history and unique charm of the inn. The value was phenomenal and it is walking distance from the entertainment and restaurant venues downtown. Wonderful service and wonderful atmosphere!
4.6 on December 09, 2015
I stayed a night with my friend. It was so good service and nice room. I booked the one with shared bathroom. The bathroom was pretty small and the shower area so small for me. It will be great if they have a rug in the bathroom.
4.8 on December 07, 2015
From the minute you walk in, you feel the nostalgia of the building, tastefully decorated with a warm friendly atmosphere. The staff are extremely friendly, cordial, and pleasant to deal with. They really do make you feel at home. The rooms combine old world architecture with modern amenities, a rare find indeed. Cleanliness is obviously a very high priority. as everything is impeccable. Plenty of towels and linens in the room, tastefully displayed. I have stayed here many times, and would recommend anyone staying in Portland to give them a try. You can not be anything but impressed!
5 on December 06, 2015
Room is clean and comfortable. Staff is very helpful.
4.0 on December 04, 2015
The b&b was great!
4.8 on December 03, 2015
This boutique hotel is well located walking distance to downtown Portland and next to Pizza Villa and a really good Thai restaurant a block away. Beautiful interior and spacious rooms with microwave and small refrigerators... very European and dog friendly!
4.4 on November 25, 2015
Wonderful place to stay for those that don't want the usual, like staying in a place that is a feast for the eyes as well as restful for the body, and don't need On-site Dining. The Inn at St John is a wonderful step back in time and a real bargain. The breakfast served will get one going; although be sure to go out for coffee. The hot chocolate is just fine. If you want to take an afternoon nap be sure to use the Do Not Disturb sign. Housekeeping can come around on the late side.
4.6 on November 24, 2015
Great place to stay if you are in the downtown area. Right near all of the shops, restaurants, and waterfront.
4.2 on November 23, 2015
Affordable, comfortable, incredibly friendly staff, and very convenient!
4.4 on November 23, 2015
We had a wonderful stay at the inn. We stayed in a room that had a shared bath. The bathroom was always clean. The room was cleaned daily and fresh towels and robes were always provided. The receptionists were very helpful and gave tips on where to go and where to eat.
4.6 on November 21, 2015
Just needed a room for one night for an early morning meeting on Saturday. Perfectly suited my needs.
4.0 on November 21, 2015
We are a former New Yorker and a former Chicagoenne now living in a little town on the Mid-Coast of Maine. We need an occasional "urban fix", and Portland usually does the job for us. There may be finer more elegant inns and B&Bs in the Portland area, but the Inn at St. John is such a great value in the off-season (post-tourist) months that we can't resist coming back time and time again. We also recommend it to all our friends who almost all concur with our good opinion of the Inn's comfort, coziness, friendliness and value. We usually pick a room away from the rather noisy front on busy Congress Street and, having bad knees, stick with ground floor rooms, which are convenient and free from any lobby noise. We are always recognized and welcomed back, which is always nice. The breakfast is nothing special here, but if a big breakfast is your thing, Portland is full of great breakfast and brunch venues, many of them a short walk away.
3.8 on November 18, 2015
Our second time in this hotel. Personable staff in a historic site. A good value with a continental breakfast.
4.4 on November 18, 2015
This is a charming Inn that will remind you of European travels. Each room is uniquely furnished and comfortable, though small perhaps. The afternoon cookies and free continental breakfast add to the hospitality, and the location is very convenient.
5 on November 17, 2015
Our stay was everything we were looking for - a place with New England charm, a super clean room, friendly and helpful staff AND at a great value! If ever in the area again, we would definitely come back.
4.0 on November 17, 2015
The Inn is a nice place to stay with friendly employees and very convenient parking. The bath was mostly clean minus a few hairs in the tub :( Bed and pillow were comfortable. Breakfast was basic as expected.
4.6 on November 11, 2015
I have never been to a b&b before, if they are all like this it is the only way to go. The staff were friendly and professional. They were quick with suggestions for different activities in the area including where to get wine within walking distance. The rooms were well appointed and comfortable. We stayed in 2 rooms. The 3rd floor had beautiful 8ft ceilings and wonderful Victorian charm. The first floor room had a great brick wall, and jetted tub. I would recommend this hotel to everyone I know. The only bad things to say: no elevator and the 3rd floor room toilet had no room to sit on it. We stayed in rooms with private bathrooms, there are some without that. Those facts makes this hotel the best value in town, hands down.
4.6 on November 09, 2015
I was so thrilled with my visit at the Inn at St. John. We were in town for a conference and even though it was held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, it was still walkable. The service was wonderful and the rooms were clean. I love how adorable the place is and not as stuffy and monotone as many hotel chains.
4.0 on November 09, 2015
Overall, our stay at the Inn was great. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and room was good size. The bathroom was down the hall which was a bit odd, but it didn't bother us. Conveniently located about 5-10 minutes away from old port ($10 uber). It reminded us of being in a murser-mystery setting which was kind of cool. Would stay here again.
3.4 on November 06, 2015
This is a charming boutique - like B&B. Bed was very comfortable, room temperature was comfortable & little extras like a min-fridge, bathrobes & slippers. The TV was a great size. Free unlimited bottled water & fresh baked cookies are in the lobby. The only problem was the lack of wi-fi connection, but since I didn't need it as much as someone who had to work, it wasn't an issue.
4.2 on November 04, 2015
Great place, good value. Friendly staff. It would be nice to see them partner with a local bakery for some better breakfast choices for a higher quality muffin or croissant. We skipped the breakfast because it looked like your standard chain hotel continental with frozen muffins, etc. But They have cookies and bottled water and tea in the lobby all the time which was very nice.
4.0 on November 02, 2015
I really enjoyed the charm of this place. I found that for the price it was a great deal. Really a unique place!
3.2 on October 30, 2015
Our room was comfortable and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This was our third time staying at the Inn and it has always been positive.
4.8 on October 26, 2015
This inn never disappoints - the staff is friendly and the rooms are great. We go to Portland a couple times of year and find this a great value. Normally we'd walk up the hill to downtown Portland but with some dicey weather, we were able to grab the bus right outside the hotel. The stairs are steep so best to stay at a ground floor room if you have climbing issues.
4.0 on October 24, 2015
Look, let's be up front: this hotel is not going to be for everyone. It's advertised as "European Style". What that means is: This is an old property. The rooms are tiny. The bathroom is a separate room, across the hall. There is no elevator and there are many weird stairs. But this is an utterly charming place that has character. In a world full of cookie-cutter hotels of different brand-names that are mostly indistinguishable from each other, this place is great! As a long-time hospitality worker, I appreciate that they take pride in their hotel and are not trying to make into the same hotel experience you can get in one of the brand name places. It gives this place a quirky sense of identity and it's something you really don't see often. Not often enough. While the rooms are small, it's clear they are nice. My $89/night twin bed room barely had enough room for me to move around in and a shared bathroom across the hall..but there was a sink and mirror in the room, a TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave. Even a chandelier! I could live here and be fairly comfortable. They try to compensate for what their property cannot offer by offering great amenities. Free bottled water in the lobby/breakfast area. Fresh baked cookies. A bathrobe to use in each room for when you have to go out into the hall to use the bathroom/shower. On top of that, it's right by the Portland Transportation Center and directly by a bus stop that takes you through downtown Portland. (But then, the city's so small, it's not a long walk.) I will definitely stay there again when I come back to Portland. That said, be forewarned that it doesn't have these things and go in with realistic expectations of what that means and I think you'll really enjoy your stay.
4.6 on October 24, 2015
This is an old hotel that had been sub-divided into many rooms. Small room, but quaint and charming as the old folks would say!
4.4 on October 23, 2015
My friend and I shared a room during our girls' weekend in Maine. It was great staying in a place that is different then a chain hotel, quirky, different, and as warm and hospitable as a bed and breakfast. The Inn is very affordable for the area, and the staff are very welcoming and ready to help you with your visit to Maine and any other needs you may have; I highly recommend the Inn at St John!
4.0 on October 22, 2015
It's convenient to 295, has a great smoked barbecue joint two blocks away, and the Portland Art Museum is less than a mile walk away. Great location and has some charm to boot. I've stayed in one of the big rooms downstairs and in the smallest room upstairs. It's quiet, clean and has a decent cold breakfast.
4.2 on October 21, 2015
Room was very small though the price is very affordable for this type of Inn. The service was wonderful, the breakfast was delicious with a great variety and the decor is wonderful.
3.6 on October 19, 2015
My husband and I were quite pleased with the Inn at St. John. The cleaning staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Majority of the desk staff was also amazing. I'd say the only thing that could improve would be the breakfast part. The food was not homemade; it was definitely from BJs or Costco. The best part of a bed and breakfast is the homemade food and the Inn at St. John was not homemade. Other than that it was a great two nights!
4.0 on October 19, 2015
Quaint setting; centrally located; convenient parking; very clean room; private bath down the hall; nice breakfast; good value. Our only suggestion is that the dining area is very small, long and narrow, with one nice table near the window. A less congested dining area would be preferable, giving it less of a hostel atmosphere. We will stay there again, most likely.
3.8 on October 19, 2015
This was a quick stop over on our way to Acadia. It was quite with easy parking and all the amenities. Breakfast is a continental breakfast and coffee and water are available 24/7. There are a number of restaurants available locally (though the one they recommended was closed the night we were there). Portland waterfront is a long walk or drive away. This is right by the main highways but no noise - just easy access.
4.6 on October 17, 2015
Hotel was a mile+ or so from down town so not really walking distance but plenty of dining close by. Very charming place. Our room was very large and had a king size bed and bath. Very clean and comfortable.
4.6 on October 15, 2015
Just returned from a very pleasant trip to Portland, Me. and a stay at the Inn at St. John...what a hotel should be! Very comfortable room...extremely quiet considering we were right on the street and just off the lobby! Staff were all very helpful and friendly, a nice addition to the atmosphere! Breakfast items were so-so, but the addition of complementary bottled water, water for coffee and tea and delicious cookies were a plus! Also, there was a great little café right next door! Not in the heart of downtown, but close enough to be convenient! Would certainly return and recommend the Inn at St. John!
4.6 on October 12, 2015
Free cookies! Need I say more? But really, this hotel was a great experience for my husband and I during our anniversary trip. I was beyond pleased and REALLY wished we could have stayed here the extra 2 nights as opposed to the fancy schmancy hotel we had to switch to for the weekend. The Inn is much more comfortable... It is definitely more of a European experience in many regards - no elevator, winding stairs, shared bathrooms - but the size of our room was decidedly American. We never heard street traffic except for the occasional siren but, hey, we were in the city, yes? Place was very clean and provided everything you need for a stay including fridge, coffee/tea maker (the real deal not that Keurig junk), robes, plenty of towels and a bid ol' TV. Plus free breakfast! Staff was mostly friendly. On site parking 4EVAH. This is not a bad neighborhood. I heard people tell of how it's seedy because of the bus station but I don't think so in the slightest. It's not a tourist driven area but it's a solid neighborhood with a wide variety of ethnicities, backgrounds and economic levels. Everyone we met was friendly and courteous! We had Vietnamese, African, BBQ and Indian food during our stay and everything was super tasty. I highly recommend you get out and explore!
3.2 on September 23, 2015
Well situated, nice room and people very friendly !
4.0 on September 21, 2015
Our room was extremely small. I mean a large person would not have fit in the shower. It was fine for my husband and me for one night, and it was worth the money.
3.2 on September 07, 2015
we booked a downstairs room with ensuite and the room was very well equipped and comfortable. marked ok for onsite dining as only option is a small continental breakfast. it was good and adequate plus constant source of coffee, tea, water all day. plenty of parking esp with the extra lot. it is not walking distance to the sites so need either car, taxi or uber. though uber seems to not be strong yet in no of drivers. we sought out uber and told no drivers avail on several occasions. but cost of parking at wharf so reasonable its not an issue. would definitely return
3.6 on September 01, 2015
Ours was a return stay to the Inn at St. John for a few days/nites of baseball, music, a brewery visit, walking and fine eating. The Inn is a reliable value and location for a Portland visit.
3.6 on August 30, 2015
This is a funky, old, historic property. We've been staying here for several years running, never in the same room. The pluses: For city lodging, we thought the price was fair. Each room is unique and very comfortable. Staff is cordial. Our room was quiet. Sink in room was a great help since we didn't have a private bathroom. Super-clean. I tried to rate "cleanliness" a 5, but it wouldn't register. Free Wi-Fi. 24 hour beverages and cookies. Minuses: Parking is a bit difficult, as there is only a tiny lot. The Chinese restaurant next door provides overflow parking. Staff isn't particularly warm. They don't look happy to be there. Continental breakfast is only fair, hot and cold beverages, with bagels , muffins, cereal and yogurt, probably from a local grocery or warehouse store. 24 hour beverages aren't kept warm. Stairs are very narrow and steep. We didn't consider this much of a minus, since it's an old building, and we pack light, but they might pose a problem to some people.
5 on August 26, 2015
We spent a great night/morning relaxing at the Inn at St. John. Very comfortable and luxurorious, with pleasant service, and a good breakfast.
4.0 on August 21, 2015
Fantastic charming hotel. I really enjoyed my stay.
4.2 on August 19, 2015
We were there for 2 nights, parked the car and walked everywhere. Good staff, good breakfast. We had the smallest room but it was fine. We would return.
4.0 on August 14, 2015
Inn was conveniently located so we could walk where we wanted. The staff were very helpful in answering our questions. The room was super clean.
3.0 on August 12, 2015
Stayed two nights at this Portland Maine inn. The accommodations were good, with a friendly staff, and a decent cold breakfast.
4.4 on August 09, 2015
The room was spectacular. Lots of attention to comfort and convenience. Staff was welcoming and accommodating. Exactly what I asked for plus unexpected amenities.
3.6 on August 05, 2015
Three of us stayed there and found it to be delightful.
5 on July 24, 2015
Excellent location, good breakfast choices, lovely room and private bath, like juice water, tea, and cookies available all day, friendly and knowledgeable staff
5 on July 19, 2015
This hotel was marvelous. I was initially worried about the shared bathroom situation on the 3rd floor but it happened to be quite satisfactory. The bathroom was nice and clean and was not constantly occupied like a hostel situation. I had a double room and it was nice and roomy with my own sink so you only really need to shower in the common bathroom. The hotel even provided complimentary robes to use. I only was able to catch the tail end of a breakfast upon checkout but from the looks of it, it would have been quite nice (Bagels, cream cheese, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, I think I saw some muffins too.) The lobby regularly has juices, coffee, and tea as well as cookies which is quite nice and a nice selection of pamphlets and menus for the surrounding area.
5 on July 09, 2015
The Inn at St John is good choixe. The place is safe, clean, it has a classy-professional feel and the decor is in good taste. I have stayed with them on and off season, same great experience. You should stay with them if you can, you won't be disappointed.
5 on July 03, 2015
Best place to stay in Portland - no doubt about that! Charming and friendly and easy to get to. Leave your car and take a convenient bus around. Helpful staff and a fine selection for breakfast. And the prices are a terrific surprise! YOU SHOULD STAY HERE!!!
4.4 on June 17, 2015
Have stayed here multiple times and I am never disappointed. Want to say this time a big thank you to the staff. They are extremely helpful, very pleasant, and I give them an A plus. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable.
4.6 on June 10, 2015
Inn at St. John is comfortable and inviting and close to some really great, non-touristy restaurants. We don't stay anywhere else.
4.4 on June 10, 2015
Really enjoyed our weekend in Portland in part because of the great service of the staff at the Inn. One example was our arrival was prior to the normal check-in time so we left our luggage and went out sightseeing. When we returned to the hotel, unasked, the staff had carried our bags up to the room for us, which when added to the fresh coffee and cookies made us feel like we were someone special. Highly recommend this hotel to any traveler visiting the city.
3.8 on June 10, 2015
I came to Portland the first weekend of June to kick off my "see all the things one the east coast before moving to the west coast" tour. Miles at the front desk was kind enough to let me in on the haps downtown and then let me stash my bike in the cellar (I worry). My room (11C) was cozy and beautifully appointed, the shared bathroom spartan but very clean. Sadly on my last day in Portland, I lost my purse (with everything in it) and didn't know if I would be able to fly home or not. The hotel staff let me use every facility at their disposal (including bus fare to the airport!), printed out numerous things for me and told me I was more than welcome to come back and regroup if needed. When I come back to Portland, I will not stay anywhere else. This place is tops. They've got me for life.
3.6 on June 10, 2015
The ISJ was the two night end to our week in Portland. It was by far our favorite two nights, just because ISJ is close to Old Port and it's beautiful inside. It was our first time staying in a B&B and most definitely will not be our last at ISJ.
4.2 on June 08, 2015
As a frequent and satisfied visitor from Cape Town, South Africa, I am greeted by name upon arrival and always enjoy the fantastic service and friendliness of all at the Inn at St John. For that weary traveller looking for an overnight, Inn at St John will not disappoint !
5 on June 08, 2015
The Inn at St. John is my favorite place to stay (walking distance to State Theatre)! The definition of a hidden gem!
4.4 on June 08, 2015
The Inn continues to be, for me, the only place to stay in Portland. We did have some trouble with the wireless access this time, but the staff was very helpful in sorting it out. We'll be back, no question.
5 on June 05, 2015
when we go to Portland, this is where we stay - right on Congress St., near everything, great atmosphere, hospitality!
4.6 on June 04, 2015
We have stayed here twice- and will again. It's a short drive to anywhere in Portland and the room was very comfortable- and similar to a European hotel but with a larger room.
3.4 on June 04, 2015
Stayed in Portland at the Inn for one night. Enjoyed our stay. Close enough to walk to downtown and enjoy everything in Portland. Breakfast was adequate with coffee, bottled water, juice, fruit, cereal, and bread choices. Good value for close to downtown.
3.6 on June 01, 2015
A good value B&B in Portland with welcoming rooms, clean bathrooms and a very nice Victorian atmosphere. Breakfast also met our expectations with quite a selection of food. Would definitely stay here again!
3.6 on May 30, 2015
Very nice and clean. Loved the rooms! Disappointed in breakfast and not in the best neighborhood.
4.6 on May 29, 2015
This is not a "cookie cutter" hotel, it's a unique old building with nooks and unusual furnishings. The staff were helpful and gracious. The flowers and fountains were cheerful. I slept well, the shower was hot and strong, and it was so quiet - even with Maine Medical Center across the street. It's just north of the Western Prom, where the lilacs were in bloom, scenting the neighborhood. Free parking! The continental breakfast was ok for the super inexpensive rate, and there was o.j., yogurt and fruit along with the store-bought muffins, bagels and pastries. This is the best bargain in Portland.
4.8 on May 28, 2015
I had a wonderful stay here. The employees at reception welcomed me and gave me good recommendations for restaurants and things to do. The room was nicely furnished and very clean. The breakfast offered a diverse selection. The hotel had a very pleasant atmosphere, and I recommend it highly.
5 on May 28, 2015
A great value for a special place. The breakfast was great, the service was great, and the rooms, fantastic! Not as close as some of the other hotels to the port, but still walkable and within a short drive. Thank you, St. Johns!
4.2 on May 28, 2015
Stayed one night at St John and had a great time in the fantastic city of Portland. Staff were very helpful and friendly, and the Inn was a great location and allowed us to leave the car and walk into town for dinner and drinks.
5 on May 27, 2015
Amazing service and super clean B&B! This was my third stay at the Inn over the past 2 years. It is the only place I stay in Portland. The rates are much more affordable than the big chain hotels, but you get the same professional service you'd expect from a larger operation. The continental breakfast is also the best I've ever experienced. As someone with Celiac disease, it was a dream. They had many gluten free options available, and were not stingy with the servings. I would recommend the Inn at St. John over and over again to anyone!
4.4 on May 26, 2015
We had a great time. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Great stay at a terrific deal. Will gladly recommend to others.
3.0 on May 23, 2015
Service was swell, first room I stayed in had a microwave but the second which was larger did not. The cord to the coffee maker didn't reach the plug. Decor could have been improved, there were many different styles that did not match, showers were small and hard to gauge a correct temperature.
5 on May 16, 2015
Everything about our stay here was a delight: the robes and slippers, the ample cookies and milk, the array of toiletries in the bathroom, the enormous bed! Come here to get pampered, for half the cost of waterfront hotels!
3.8 on May 15, 2015
The Inn is a perfect place to stay in Portland, if your plan is to visit and enjoy the local sites and food. Located close to the edge of the city, it's still only a 5-or-so minute car ride from there to the Old Port district (where you can shop and eat to your heart/stomach's content), and the local Double A baseball team's stadium is a two-minute walk away, so you can enjoy a very fun and inexpensive pro baseball experience, to boot! The room we stayed in was quite nice -- king bed was very comfortable, and the space roomy with old-fashioned, sturdy décor and furniture. Bathroom was on the small side, but very clean and well-maintained. Overall, the cleanliness was above-average for a B&B. The inn does not have a restaurant to speak of--only a small dining area where standard continental breakfast fare will await you in the morning (muffins, croissants, cereal, bread, milk, yogurt, juice, etc.), so perhaps not what most expect when staying at a place that advertises as a B&B locale (i.e., no full breakfasts here). But given how many wonderful dining opportunities there are in the Old Port area (not to mention a fantastic BBQ place -- Salvage BBQ -- only seconds away from the Inn), that should not be a deal-breaker for most persons visiting Portland for pleasure. Overall, an excellent low-cost option for bedrest while travelling or staying around for a few days, and one we'll doubtless use again on our next visit.
4.8 on May 14, 2015
We've stayed at St. John's several times and love the consistency of the rooms and service, which is a notch above the rest at this price point.
3.8 on May 13, 2015
Just stayed for one night in a top floor room with shared bath. This is a fantastic place to stay at, great value, clean and comfortable rooms, equipped with all you need. Don't let shared bath put you off, the hotel was full when we stayed and we didn't see anyone except at breakfast. Free breakfast was great, lots offered, bagels, muffins, fruit, cereal, juice, coffee etc. We will recommend and stay again if in the area, great job!
4.4 on May 13, 2015
Quaint and clean, convenient to many places. The walkable aspect of Portland is much appreciated.
4.8 on May 08, 2015
My girlfriend and I traveled up for a mid-week trip to Portland, and couldn't have been happier with the Inn at St. John. It has a great location at a great price- we were able to drive into town on some days, and then either walk or cab it during the nights. Also, and this this is a very big plus, the Inn is very close to the Portland Sea Dogs' home stadium, which is a great place to catch a game and have a brew! Lastly, we had to leave one night early due to a family emergency, and the Inn staff were incredibly helpful and understanding. The rooms are beautiful, the staff are incredibly friendly, and the location is great. We will definitely stay here again when we next visit Portland!
5 on May 04, 2015
My partner and I visited Portland for the first time and stayed at The Inn at St John and it was an amazing experience. Everyone who worked there was super pleasant and helpful, the room was wonderful and if we visit Portland again we will definitely stay here again.
3.8 on May 03, 2015
Location was good, the walk up Congress takes you by cute Latino grocery, great BBQ place, awesome cafe/baked goods. Rooms were nice, economical with space, but well designed. The cookies in the lobby were a nice touch!
4.2 on May 02, 2015
I was very pleasantly surprised by the service and the rooms. An incredible value for sure. The breakfast was adequate, but nothing out of the ordinary.
4.0 on May 01, 2015
This recently remodeled historic hotel was quite charming. The staff was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was great -- Just need a little more room for the breakfast area. Great restaurants and the State Theater within walking distance. We would definitely stay here again.
4.2 on April 29, 2015
If you're looking for a nice place with great atmosphere and comfort, this is the place. We did the European style room with a detached bathroom, which was kind of a pain since I had a sprained ankle, but it was super cute regardless. We would definitely stay here again!
4.8 on April 29, 2015
I quite enjoyed my stay at The Inn at St. John's. My room (king bed with private bath) was clean, cheerful surprisingly quiet despite the fact that it faced the street. The room was spotless and spacious, and the bed was extremely comfortable. I crawled in and immediately fell asleep. The breakfast fare was delicious, fresh and ample, with a tasty if limited selection. It's continental, providing everything from bagels and toast, cereals, fruit, yogurt, juice, croissants, coffee, tea, etc. They also have cookies in the lobby during the day that look like they're freshly-baked, in case you get the munchies. I didn't get a chance to try them, but they sure looked good. Note: The building dates to the 1890's and it doesn't have an elevator. The steps are rather steep, so I wouldn't recommend them if you have trouble walking stairs. One of the best things about staying here is the staff. They obviously care about their customers, and they went out of their way to help me with the travel nightmare I had getting to Portland. If I come back to the city (and I hope I do), I'll definitely stay here again.
3.8 on April 24, 2015
cosy rooms. accurately described - there are stairs to top floor, and the hospitable staff is hapily ready to assist. very clean. worth every penny.
4.6 on April 23, 2015
We love the Inn at St.John and frequently choose to stay there when visiting Portland. It's only a short walk to the restaurants and nightlife and the rates are incredibly reasonable.
4.2 on April 22, 2015
The Inn was excellent. The front desk attendants were very courteous and friendly, as was the housekeeping staff. A better continental breakfast than most, and the rooms were spacious and clean. A lot of the little things help to make the Inn a great value. Easy to access from the highway, just be aware that you may have a longer walk to the harbor and downtown areas. I'd definitely stay here again.
4.6 on April 22, 2015
The staff was wonderful and there were free cookies and bottles of water for guests. The rooms were small but still great. Spent most of our time outside in the city anyway!
5 on April 21, 2015
The staff members at the Inn at St. John's went the extra mile to make sure my recent stays were comfortable. I will be back!
3.6 on April 20, 2015
My wife and I had a wonderful, and much needed, stay here. The jetted tub of the first floor room relaxed us in to a great stay in Portland and welcomed us back after a day of walking the city. Staff was always friendly and helpful. Breakfast was standard with good coffee. A great, affordable stay that we would recommend to friends.
4.8 on April 20, 2015
From beginning to end, the experience was excellent with levels of service that compared well with any fine hotel. It is operated exactly as it should be. Plus, my dog had a wonderful visit too with some decent walking parks nearby. Will be back
3.8 on April 15, 2015
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Inn at St John for one night but we wished we had booked more nights to stay there during our time in Portland! The room was charming and the service was spectacular. The next time we come to Portland we will certainly stay at the Inn at St John.
4.6 on April 15, 2015
5 on April 13, 2015
This is a fantastic Victorian Inn with prices and service that can't be beat! With great service, clean and spacious room, it's a value that cannot be beat.
3.6 on April 12, 2015
We went to Portland for a long weekend and found this place on a whim. It was in the middle of everything with just a five minute drive to the waterfront and high way. The staff was incredibly friendly and the rooms were immaculate. The breakfast was just a simple spread of bagels, cereal, yogurt and fruit but there are plenty of local places within a short ride to try. Definitely staying there again!
5 on April 11, 2015
I shouldn't be surprised because the reviews on this place were already stellar but the staff were truly some of the nicest people I've met in a while. They went completely out of their way for us, the room was immaculate and had so many personal touches to it. It really felt like home for the night and gave me and my partner a fantastic birthday trip up to Portland. Thank you guys so much for making us feel so welcome!
4.6 on April 11, 2015
I love this inn because it's close to the highway yet extremely quiet, provides breakfast foods (even some gluten-free items) and has friendly helpful staff. It's Victorian decor is lovely.
4.6 on April 08, 2015
I stayed here on a whim during a weekend trip to Portland. It was a bit further from the places I was visiting, but easy to walk from and it was nice to have a place to park my car while I explored. My room and bathroom were very tidy and comfortable - I stayed in a room where the bathroom was separate from the actual room. I didn't mind it at all because it was just down the hall two doors. I will definitely stay here again.
5 on April 07, 2015
I've been staying at the Inn of St John whenever I need to leave from Portland early in the morning, and it's always a pleasure. This time around, I'd made a reservation, my plans changed, and the staff were great about first refunding (making sure I knew their policies at ever step) and then rebooking once I rescheduled the trip. The room was comfortable and interesting, and everything just worked smoothly.
4.6 on April 06, 2015
The staff was so nice and helpful. The room was very cute and comfortable; and the private bath across the hall was no issue -- especially because there was a sink in the room to wash your face and brush your teeth. I was traveling alone and I felt much safer there than I did when I stayed at a hotel at a comparable low price in Portland. The cookies and tea in the lobby were great for bedtime and the continental breakfast was fresh and convenient.
5 on April 06, 2015
Very comfortable room and super clean with old world charm. The staff Is wonderful and very helpful. There is no dining here even though I put outstanding. The web site makes you put something in. But there is a nice continental breakfast there. I can't think of anywhere else I would rather stay.
3.6 on April 02, 2015
The inn at St John was a very neat old building. I liked the tiny staircase and funny hallways. All the odd nooks and crannies helped us realize just how many changes the old inn had lived through.
4.6 on March 31, 2015
Not even the city having a major gas line leak that required digging up the road directly in front of the Inn (which took 24 hour around the clock work with heavy machinery) will deplete our thoughts on our stay. The rooms, and the Inn, was exceptionally clean- and despite the age and level of activity the building was Iin very good repair. It is obvious that there has been a lot of thought and care put into every detail, big and small. It's this attention and care that made our stay relaxing, comfortable and worth repeating many more times.
4.0 on March 28, 2015
This is a nice surprise in the middle of Portland with great service, nice rooms, tasty breakfast -- and very reasonable off-season rates.
3.4 on March 28, 2015
Good value for the price!
4.8 on March 27, 2015
Best place to stay when going to Portland!!!
3.8 on March 27, 2015
I felt for what we paid this was a nice experience, I wish the hotel was closer to downtown Portland, but the quiet atmosphere definitely made for a nice getaway and the staff was amazing and always ready to help!
4.8 on March 22, 2015
I am actually local to the area, but was looking for a place to stay just for one night. Where it was just for a night, and I didn't live too far away, I didn't want to spend a large amount of money. The rooms here were very affordable. We(my wife and I)were very pleasantly surprised with the appearance and overall quality of not just our room but the hotel in general. We actually raved about it online while we were staying there! The only thing I can not speak for is the food. We didn't eat there. But there was a fridge in lobby with plenty of water and snacks available free of charge! I would highly recommend staying here, especially if you need an inexpensive alternative to the "big name" hotels. And if they are available...spring for a room with a jetted tub! You'll love it!-Brian
4.0 on March 22, 2015
Staff here is wonderful. Onsite dining is okay. We like a full breakfast, not Continental, so we went elsewhere. Our room was small, but cozy and very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.
3.8 on March 22, 2015
The cost of the room was very reasonable. I liked the vintage style of the hotel. The staff at the front desk were friendly and very helpful. The hotel was very close to highway and downtown Portland, so very convenient. I would definitely return and recommend this hotel to friends!
4.4 on March 20, 2015
My boyfriend and I consistently choose the Inn at St. John when we go to Portland now. It is so homey - it feels like a tiny B&B and you hardly know there are any other guests, even when you stay on a night the hotel is full. They provide slippers and robes, and complimentary beverages and small snacks 24/7. The front desk is incredibly helpful and we have always found it to be very clean. Will definitely be back soon! The only reason I gave it 4 stars for service was because I asked them if I had left something behind and had to call more than once to get someone to find it and I am still waiting for it to be mailed back to me!
5 on March 19, 2015
Beautiful, quaint, and serene. Wonderful management and staff: very friendly and helpful. Good continental breakfast, and wonderful to come downstairs to a quiet setting (no television blasting). Lovely inn.
5 on March 18, 2015
We arrived at 2am from the boston airport. Someone was at the desk and let us in right away. Our room was ready for us, warm, clean and cozy. The inn at St. John is elegant, has all the details of a 5 star hotel. We love this inn and recommend it to anyone needing a room in Portland.
4.6 on March 17, 2015
This is the second time we have stayed here. We will be back. It is perfect for the price!
4.4 on March 17, 2015
Favorite place to stay in Portland. Very welcoming, and helpful staff. Thanks Jeffery. Room was great.
4.4 on March 16, 2015
A great bargain in Portland -- friendly, cozy, and very affordable
5 on March 16, 2015
5 on March 15, 2015
We enjoyed our stay at the Inn at St. John. The décor was lovely, not standard fare ... we had everything we needed and could want here. Will definitely be back!
4.6 on March 14, 2015
This place gets in right. Really nice rooms, great service for a very reasonable price. Located a little outside the downtown area but its an easy drive and there is plenty of parking. Also a great BBQ place about a block away. The breakfast at St John is OK but with all the great food in Portland the bagels and muffins could be better quality.
4.6 on March 12, 2015
Portland Maine has always been a special place for me. The Inn at St. John's made it even more of an experience. It is a beautiful and authentic building with quaint accommodations and friendly staff. As a business professional, family man and pet owner I was thrilled to bring my dog Oktober with me last weekend for a long weekend getaway. Thank you St. John's for the lovely welcome you will be sure to find us staying with you on a regular stay basis!
4.8 on March 11, 2015
For only $69, we got a beautiful room and incredibly friendly service. Very pleased with our stay!
4.6 on March 07, 2015
4.2 on March 06, 2015
We (a rarity these days) were on the third floor. We didn't mind the walk up, but some might. The room was more spacious than we expected. The bathroom was a bit tight, but certainly adequate. We could not control the radiator, but we could open the window (a rarity these days), and that counteracted the heat surge. Staff were professional and friendly. Given the proximity to downtown, the interstate, and eating choices, our stay was a fine vlaue.
5 on March 05, 2015
We love the consistency of the quality. We have stayed many times and the rooms are predictably cozy and spotless, the desk management warm and friendly, the food great, and all at a very reasonable price. Its far more attractive to us than any chain hotel
4.2 on March 04, 2015
We didn't know what to expect but were overjoyed with the value we got for the money spent! The staff was accommodating and courteous, the room was above and beyond clean and all the little details provided from slippers, robes and all the toiletries you would need, we couldn't have asked for more! The continental breakfast was kept fully stocked and was kept clean with efficiency! Thank you for providing me the opportunity to give my opinion.
4.4 on March 04, 2015
Always a pleasure, old school but then again I'm not one to sleep in a box.
4.8 on March 04, 2015
Marvelous rooms, the cleaning staff was stupendous and the amenities were just great. Nice breakfast options, although not much in the way of protein. Very delicious though, and the almond milk was a great touch.
4.6 on March 02, 2015
A very nicely maintained inn with period décor, very clean rooms and friendly staff. There is no elevator so if you can't do stairs, make sure to book a room on the first floor. Very affordable. Would definitely stay there again.
4.6 on March 02, 2015
I very much enjoyed my one-night stay at the Inn at St John. It was reasonably priced, comfortable, welcoming, and quiet. I had planned to go out for breakfast but found a nice selection of breakfast foods available early. I missed out on the free cookies (they were all gone when I got there) but I loved the idea of them. Thank you for a very restful stay.
4.6 on February 27, 2015
We recently stayed at The Inn at St John. We booked the delux room.and found it to be all we had anticipated and more. It was roomy with old world charm. The brick wall and Victorian furniture gave it more charm and character then what you find in newer hotels. It also had two comfortable chairs and a table. The king size bed was very comfortable and the comfy white robe and slippers were an added bonus! The clerk/manager at the desk was very friendly and accommodating . There were complimentary coolkies, coffee, and bottled water available which was a nice touch! The continental breakfast was more then adequate. The only thing I would change is that the top sheet on the bed was worn. I wouldn't have expected that with everything else so high quality. Overall our stay was excellent and we would definitely stay here again when in Portland.
4.0 on February 24, 2015
My daughter and I stayed here, to look at apartments for her, in the area. It was conveniently located and a good value. It was very comfortable and homey as well as an easy place to relax and unwind but still close enough to jump a taxi downtown! The staff was courteous and exceptionally accomodating. I would stay here again!
4.0 on February 22, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at the Inn at St John. The rooms were eclectically decorated, and the bed was very comfy. It was small, but very cosy. Our washroom was across the hall, and was perfectly secure, clean, and we didn't mind it one bit! The air conditioning unit was not sealed properly and let the cold air in, but with the extra space heater, we were able to keep warm. The first night the pipes clanged so loudly we were awoke n at 6am, and didn't get back to sleep. The front desk keeper said it was an old building. We understand, but it sounded as though someone was repeatedly hitting the pipes in our room with a wrench. The breakfast was great, and very adequate! The inn was a short cab ride from Portland's main attractions. In the summertime, it would be a nice walk.
4.6 on February 22, 2015
Very nice breakfast buffet. Many, many choices.
4.8 on February 22, 2015
We spent 4 nights at the Inn at Christmas and we loved it. We will return in warmer weather. The service was excellent. Giving us help when needed and also giving us privacy and quiet which we wanted. The front desk, I hope I am remembering his name correctly, Jeremy, was just a perfect blend of enthusiasm, friendliness and professionalism. Thank you
4.6 on February 20, 2015
Loved this Inn. I accidentally booked our first night in a room without windows and even that room was beautiful. The next couple nights we stayed on the third floor and the service was amazing, they brought all of our baggage up while we were out and it was simply phenomenal service. We will definitely be staying there again. The price was far below average and the service was unparalleled. Thanks!!
5 on February 19, 2015
This was our second time staying at the Inn at St. John, and once again it was just what we were looking for. We stayed the weekend of February 14th, 2015 in 6C the first night and 9B the second night. 6C had a small refrigerator and freezer and an ensuite bathroom. 9B had a small fridge and a microwave, and a private hall bathroom, about 10 feet down the hall. 9B was a little cold, unsurprising with the blizzard and high winds, but there was a space heater provided (make sure you use the outlet that the window unit uses!). All in all, it was a very nice stay and we'll be back next time!
4.2 on February 19, 2015
The staff was extremely nice, helpful and accommodating as usual. The room was huge and clean as was the bathroom. The location is great and the prices are affordable. I mean there is really no reason to stay anywhere else in Portland.
5 on February 17, 2015
The staff was welcoming and very friendly when my fiancé and I arrived. The front desk attendant even gave me some coupons for local cabs and told me which can companies were the most reliable to use (my fiancé and I were going to a show that night). The room was very clean and I loved taking a bath in the bathtub with the jets! We slept through breakfast unfortunately but we did snack on their cookies which were good. Check out was super fast and easy and the staff was very friendly. For the price I paid to be in downtown Portland, I will definitely stay here again and will absolutely recommend this diamond in the rough to anyone who will listen!
3.4 on February 17, 2015
My parents had stayed here before, and I will always go for a cozy place when I have the chance. The Inn is just that, with a kind late night welcome, arriving just before a blizzard, a great breakfast in the morning, and one (or maybe more?) fresh-baked cookie(s) out to eat every time I needed to make a run to the car. The room was plenty warm in the cold New England air, and the staff always had a smile and a kind word. I spend most of my time in Europe, so a bathroom down the hall is no trouble, and it was perfectly outfitted. The only thing that threw me for a bit of a loop was the coffee out in the lobby. My mother had had some the day before, and had thrown her stomach into a bit of a loop. I didn't catch the hint and had a cup the following morning...definitely threw a wrench into my day. Maybe just a case of a refill or two without a clean. Everything else in the Inn was well up to par and I never had a second thought about hygiene whilst there.
4.8 on February 15, 2015
My only reluctance to give the St. John Inn the glowing review it deserves is to keep it a secret for my use and enjoyment, and for those who have discovered it. The rooms are clean and well-appointed, the people are super nice, breakfast and all day coffee & cookies, free parking, easy to find and all at an exceptional price. Visit, but just don't spread it around, okay :)
4.6 on February 11, 2015
When/if I ever need to stay in Portland for a few days again, I will definitely call the Inn!
3.6 on February 10, 2015
This is our second stay at the Inn at St John. It is in a great location right off of the highway. The staff are excellent and very helpful. On this past stay I needed my winder jacket washed as it got soiled at an event the first night I was there and they washed it and had it ready for me to go out the second night. The continental breakfast is really good and they have coffee and water available all the time. The rooms are clean and for the price this place is a great value. We will be back the next time we are in Portland!
5 on February 08, 2015
Everything was top notch!
4.8 on February 05, 2015
This hotel was built in 1887, so don't expect an elevator. What you can expect is great service, clean rooms, a homey and friendly atmosphere, and ambiance. There are plenty of good restaurants close by and it is only about three miles from Commercial Street along the wharf. My wife and I loved our stay and we plan to come to Portland again and when we do it will be at this hotel.
3.6 on January 31, 2015
This was a nice enough B&B a mile outside of center city Portland. The rooms were clean and the service was good. The continental breakfast had only bagels and juice which left much to be desired.
4.4 on January 30, 2015
Staff is wonderful and willing to go out of their way and above and beyond to help you and make your stay great!
4.6 on January 28, 2015
We have stayed at The Inn at St John many times. We ALWAYS enjoy it greatly.
5 on January 27, 2015
Very nice people, service and hospitality
5 on January 26, 2015
I stayed here for 2 nights and couldn't believe it was only $55/night! What a steal! It was conveniently located and walking distance to everything I was interested in exploring in Portland. It was very cozy, clean and comfortable. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone visiting Portland.
4.6 on January 26, 2015
WE did not dine so, we need not enter a dining score.
4.6 on January 24, 2015
This is an inn that went through a rough period in the 80s & 90s. They have turned it around & turned it into a place I'd send my Grandmother(if she were alive & not 110). Clean, service oriented. Quirky layout.
4.2 on January 23, 2015
This was our first time staying the Inn at St John, and we would definitely like to come back! The rooms were clean, inviting, and staff friendly. We loved that we could take our dog and he also enjoyed his stay. The continental breakfast was wonderful - water, cookies, and tea all day too! Parking lot was accessible, and pleasant walk to downtown. You have to be athletic to get up the steep staircases, and the temperature fluctuated a bit in the room and shower, but we prefer the charm of an interesting older building, and this did not overly concern us. Value was excellent!
4.6 on January 22, 2015
Great stay in Portland. 10-15 minute walk to Old Port and the main restaurant scene, but the price makes it worth the extra walk!
4.0 on January 21, 2015
This is A GREAT PLACE!
4.6 on January 18, 2015
My Fiance and I have been staying here for a pre-New Year's overnight for a couple years now. We come up on the train and the inn is a short walk away! Always a relaxing experience and a great price. We will return!
4.6 on January 18, 2015
We've stayed at the Inn multiple times and have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and the rooms are comfortable and clean. There are some informal dining options within walking distance, which is really a plus
3.8 on January 15, 2015
Great value, very clean, and nicely decorated hotel. The hotel lacks an elevator, but makes up for it in all other service areas and value. Already looking forward to staying here in the future.
3.8 on January 15, 2015
I recently stay here on my birthday and had a blast. We ended up getting an upgraded room and it was just beautiful. I will stay again when I travel to Portland.
4.2 on January 14, 2015
Good location; snow wasn't much of a problem. Friendly people.
4.6 on January 14, 2015
My boyfriend and I recently stayed here in what is considered the quiet season (January). I could not believe how incredibly gorgeous the Inn was! It has the charm of colonial New England that was genuine and not at all campy. The locale was fantastic too! We were about 2 miles from Shipyard Brewing, and only a mile or so from the beautiful harbor side. The price was fantastic as well! I thought I had found a "deal" on our night's stay, but that was just the actual price. The concierge was gracious enough to lend us a corkscrew as well, what a gentleman. We did not get to try the continental breakfast as we had a plane to catch, but the spread looked fantastic. I was very pleased with my stay at The Inn at St. John, and will definitely be booking it for another weekend soon!
4.0 on January 14, 2015
Recently stayed at St Johns Inn and to my surprise it was lovely. I booked a king room with insuite bathroom and both were very clean. Room was quite large with lots of space which was nice and not expected because it was an inn. Only complaint about the bathroom was the water pressure but when we were able to get the water to stay hot it was fine and did the job. Everybody who we saw that worked there was very friendly which was welcoming . They did have free water, coffee and cookies all day as well as some breakfast pastries and such in the morning but I wasn't awake early enough for that.
4.0 on January 07, 2015
We stayed in one of the rooms on the top floor with a private bath across the hall. This was my second stay here and would certainly stay here again. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The Inn has a lot of charm and is great for a romantic getaway at a very reasonable rate. We walked to and from the Old Port and it was no problem, would be a very short cab ride, its less than 2 miles, and there are several interesting options right around the Inn as well. Highly recommended.
4.6 on January 06, 2015
I had heard nothing about this place until we found out some friends were staying there to go to a concert. We decided to book our stay at the same place, and we were floored. Nestled in Portland, and very unassuming, this place was cute beyond belief once we got inside. The rooms are amazing, and the prices are great for what is offered. Some rooms offer shared bathrooms for a lower cost, but we "splurged" and got a room with its own bathroom. Overall our stay was great and we would definitely come back.
3.8 on January 04, 2015
We stay here at least once every year because of the value and quality The Inn at St. John offers. The layout and feel of the inn is like an European inn, not like the standard, sterile atmosphere of a chain hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the rooms are nicely appointed, clean, and unique. There is definitely an advantage to knowing the layout of the rooms and where they are located in the building. If you don't want to be disturbed by street traffic then you should avoid rooms like 5A, 6A, 7A, etc. Overall, I'd say this is the best overnight deal in Portland!
3.4 on January 02, 2015
A great value for the area.
4.6 on December 30, 2014
Most excellent hotel - a 5 minute drive to downtown Portland. There is 'help your breakfast' including bagels, muffins, fruit & cereal. Plus endless coffee, tea and other cold drinks.
4.0 on December 29, 2014
All around great experience, will be returning.
3.6 on December 28, 2014
We like this Inn and have stayed here often. Nothing fancy, but all that one needs for a few nights away. All of the rooms are different and unique, the breakfast is adequate although we usually take advantage of the many choices of breakfast restaurants in Portland. We would recommend the following improvements but would still stay without them as the price is right: a quieter heater/ac unit and comfier pillows.
4.6 on December 28, 2014
Room was clean, Staff was very friendly! You cant beat the price. I will be able to stay in Portland 2 nights in a row now for that price!
4.8 on December 28, 2014
Stayed there over Christmas. Really wonderful people. Great room (with large bath). Parking right behind the building. Only downside was no elevator and long stairway a problem only because I overpack. Continental breakfast.
4.4 on December 27, 2014
Beautiful establishment, with welcoming staff and clean cozy rooms. Loved the continental breakfast choices. Highly recommend, and would stay again!
4.2 on December 26, 2014
Very nice staff, very comfortable room and reasonable price!
4.6 on December 21, 2014
This place is a gem! Very nice rooms, friendly staff, we have stayed at most of the Portland hotels over the years, and this is by far our favorite.
4.4 on December 21, 2014
Always a great place to stay!
5 on December 19, 2014
We stayed at your inn twice in the past few weeks, as I was flying across country and needed to stay overnight both coming and going (we live on an island and the ferry service isn't early enough or late enough to accommodate). We always love to stay at your inn - it is so beautiful, especially at Christmas. Warm and cozy and comfortable. Wonderful breakfasts and food available. Beautiful rooms, uniquely decorated. We were just saying that in the winter we should try to stay once a month, just as a treat to ourselves. Thank you all - and Merry Christmas! Nancy and Michael Long Island, Maine
5 on December 17, 2014
Close to everything. I have stayed here for the past five years and the hotel gets better every year. Very friendly staff. Continental breakfast is very good and filling.
3.8 on December 12, 2014
I stayed here overnight because I missed a bus up the Maine coast. It was such a pleasure that I look forward to "missing" more transport next time I fly back from overseas... Far better value than cookie-cutter hotel rooms in the city that charged higher prices. Excellent location near downtown but also close to both bus stations. Admittedly, room rate was perhaps lower due to late November? Anyway, good job guys.
5 on December 10, 2014
I stayed in one of the economy rooms, and my bathroom was down the hall. I was so scared that I was going to be staying in some dingy old place, by when I got there I was very impressed by how clean the rooms were! The furniture was older, but it just created a cozy atmosphere. The area is very walkable, with downtown portland being only a 10 minute walk, and about two blocks down there is a great little Thai place. I would rate this experience 5/5 and would recommend The Inn at St. John's to anyone looking for the a Portland, ME experience.
4.0 on December 09, 2014
Every aspect of our stay has been wonderful! People at the Inn were all very diligent and helpful. I'd recommand this Inn to anyone who wants to visit Portland!
3.8 on December 07, 2014
room was clean, temperature in room was warm, set at right temp for winter weather.
4.6 on December 06, 2014
My wife and I are fans of small inns and B&Bs and were very pleasantly surprised when we learned about he Inn at St. John. Our room was quite comfortable and the bathroom was much larger than we had anticipated. The service was far better than we have experienced at many larger big box hotels. We will be returning to Portland later this month and look forward to staying at the Inn.
4.6 on December 05, 2014
I loved my room, spacious, comfy bed, even robes. Loved the thoughtful freebies - bottled water, cookies, yogurt and an above average continental breakfast. Amazing price for this charming inn. The location seems a little sketch but was perfect for my early flight out.
4.4 on December 05, 2014
Very cozy, affordable and comfortable stay. The location is splendid as well with on site parking. We did not have to take the car as all old port locations were 1.5 miles from the Inn and very walkable (unless in a hurry). The staff was very nice an helpful. They have 24/7 water, coffee, tea and limited snacks in the lobby. I would stay here again and again.
4.2 on December 04, 2014
This is a great spot for a visit to Portland. A little bit removed from the Old Port area, but easily accessible by cab. Rooms are always clean and offer everything you need for a short stay. Outstanding staff as well.
4.2 on December 03, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to a return visit!
4.0 on December 03, 2014
When we visit our daughter and her family in Portland (Maine!), we often stay at the Inn at St John. It's a cozy, friendly place and we can bring our dog. Just like home!
5 on December 02, 2014
Beautiful, quaint and wonderful staff. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting Portland. Everything was perfect and the cookies and milk at reception made my day!
4.6 on December 02, 2014
This is a conveniently located inn in Portland, with super-clean rooms and baths, comfortable beds, great linens and towels, and a wonderful, friendly staff. I've stayed three times and will continue to do so on my Portland trips.
3.8 on December 01, 2014
Our room was clean and had everything we needed, except the bathroom was in the hallway. The problem was it was so small you couldn't move or put anything down or you tripped over it. It was by far the smallest room I have ever stayed in. The other rooms might be bigger. Stay away from room 4.
4.6 on December 01, 2014
The Inn at St. John is my lodging of choice when I visit Portland. The inn has wonderful character -- the lobby is lovely, and and the rooms are comfortable nicely decorated (each one is different). The rooms are small, but that is not a problem for me when I am staying just a night or two. The inn is comfortable and clean, and the staff is friendly. The price is right, and the parking is free. Please note: The survey requires me to enter a rating for dining, but the Inn at St. John does not serve meals (there is a complimentary continental breakfast, but I've never tried it because I perfer to go out for breakfast). Thus, my five-star rating applies to Portland dining -- there are many wonderful options.
4.6 on December 01, 2014
We were very pleased with our stay at the Inn at St John. The room was very comfortable and clean. We plan on returning in Dec.
4.6 on November 25, 2014
Affordable with Victorian ambiance. I love staying here. Downside is going across hall to use your bathroom and you do have to schlep your suitcase up the stairs as there is no elevator, but I find this a small tradeoff for the comfort and quiet of staying here. I would recommend they stop providing soap/shampoo etc from their current vendor. It's of poor quality (soap doesn't rinse off easily, lotion makes me sneeze). Regardless, this is my first choice when coming to Portland.
4.2 on November 24, 2014
A delightful stay in Downtown Portland Maine! Will be my stop when I am doing business in Southern Maine!
4.4 on November 24, 2014
Spent one wonderful night in Portland at the Inn at St. John. Excellent staff, and incredible value.
5 on November 23, 2014
Hotel is oldest hotel in town, born 1896 Place has character( not a chain )Great attention to detail They now have Wifi. And they use 2ply toilet paper!!.
4.6 on November 20, 2014
I recently took a weekend trip to Portland Maine and stayed at the St. John Inn. The people at the Inn were very friendly and helpful to point me toward the "local" restaurants. It was a unique experience as it is in a 19th Century building with very narrow staircases and old fashioned decor. It made me wonder how people moved so fluidly around such an establishment back in the day. It is located on the main street that takes you to old Port and it is a pleasant walk to town. I would highly recommend it.
4.0 on November 19, 2014
I needed a relatively inexpensive place to stay for a few days while settling my daughter in to her new home in Portland. The Inn exceeded my expectations in many ways (breakfast was good and plentiful, beverages and snacks available 24 hours, room was very nice.). The bathroom was a bit of a mish-mosh--very dated and a very small stall shower, but clean and just fine. The hallways smelled a bit like cigarette smoke, but the room did not. My main recommendation is to be sure to get a room in the middle of the building. Our room overlooked the main street, which was quite loud. Also, be aware that getting to the third floor entails climbing 35 or so rather steep steps. I would definitely revisit the Inn at St John, with the caveat that I would insist upon an interior room for the relative quiet. It was inexpensive and quite comfortable, all in all.
4.4 on November 19, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed here last weekend (11/15/14) and couldn't have been more pleased! Everyone was incredibly sweet and the room was spacious and comfortable. The only issue is that it's about a 25-30 minute walk to old port, but even that was a beautiful and enjoyable walk. Would definitely stay again.
3.0 on November 18, 2014
Staff was very welcoming and helpful. The rooms were very nice and quaint. The traffic was a little loud where are room was located, but for the trip we were on the room was perfect. All the conveniences were supplied. I think that the only thing they could develop is the parking. We had to use the overflow parking at the next business which was convenient but I think that it would be beneficial to try to expand a little or be able to connect directly to their parking lot. Overall a very good experience and we are planning to have another little overnight getaway soon!
4.6 on November 18, 2014
Absolutely loved our stay here plus its super close to State Theatre!
5 on November 17, 2014
The decor is utterly charming, the cleanliness was exemplary, and the staff gave us a quality of service I've never experienced. I want to reiterate that: this was the best service I've ever had.
4.2 on November 17, 2014
Located in a quiet section of west end area. Complementary wifi & 24/7 coffee! Extremely hospitable and helpful staff. Enjoyed my 5 day stay! Would visit again if I come back to the city of Portland.
4.4 on November 17, 2014
The staff were very helpful and courteous. The room was very ecclectic and clean. I will definately stay here again....and a great room for a reasonable price.
4.6 on November 17, 2014
I stayed at the Inn several years ago, and when I had to be in Portland overnight, decided to check it out again. The experience was even better than I remembered; friendly, helpful staff, charming room, delicious coffee. It felt as though I were staying at a favorite aunt's gracious home.
3.8 on November 12, 2014
Room was very nice. Staff helpful and kind. Breakfast items available in am (muffins, bagels, coffee, tea, cereal, juices,etc).
4.2 on November 12, 2014
3.0 on November 11, 2014
my husband and i always enjoy our stay at the Inn. Clean confortable and good service.
5 on November 11, 2014
The Inn at St. John is a charming bed and breakfast that exceeds expectations.
4.0 on November 11, 2014
Excellent value, very clean and accommodating staff
4.4 on November 10, 2014
We love the Inn at St. John. Gorgeous accomodations at a Great Price The staff is wonderful. No dining experience to speak of pleanty of choices elsewhere in Portland. The Wifi was not working for the entire time we were there. We assume it will be fixed because. We are coming back!!!!
4.8 on November 09, 2014
First time staying at the Inn last week for a romantic getaway to Portland. Usually stay at the Holiday Inn but won't ever again. St. John exceeded all of our expectations. Loved our stay in Room 108. The off season pricing is fantastic and the staff was so kind. It is a bit of a walk (15-20 min) to the downtown area but we loved that. Introduced us to areas of the city we hadn't spent much time in before and it was fun to escape downtown at night too. We will definitely be staying here for all future visits to Portland!
4.2 on November 09, 2014
We stayed there several years ago because they literally had the only available room in Portland. Laat month we wanted a B & B in Portland and decided to try them again. It was even more charming than I remembered. We had a room on the top floor. The walk up is easily enough, plus you get to see the actual layout of the place. It is such an interesting building. Service and staff is great. Will definitely go back.
4.6 on November 06, 2014
While some readers may be urban sophisticates, I am just a simple country chemist. I get nervous in large cities and ritzy accommodations. That is why Portland is my favorite city, and the inn at St John is my favorite place to stay. The inn has old New England (Victorian is it?) charm and a mellow, welcoming feel. You will be greeted warmly and your room will be clean. A 20-minute walk will take you into the Old Port or most anywhere else you might want to go. If you're too lazy to walk, a cheap cab ride will get you there and support the local economy that much more. Speaking of cheap, for the location and amenities, this inn delivers value in spades. It's a great place to stay.
4.0 on November 06, 2014
The room was very clean, well stocked, and well maintained. Staff is friendly and helpful. Great value and good location on the peninsula, only a few miles from the Old Port.
4.6 on November 06, 2014
Really cool old building. The staff was super helpful getting us taxis and providing us with an iron. I did not have breakfast the next morning but there were cookies and water available all day, which I appreciated coming in after midnight. It's a great value and I highly recommend staying there.
4.2 on November 04, 2014
Its a good option when you don't have much money to spend. I found this place very economical, well managed and only about 20 minutes drive from the Jetport.
4.4 on November 04, 2014
which, of course, wasn't in their remit at all (!)
3.8 on November 01, 2014
super straightforward; good, clean room, good staff, quiet, breakfast was fine but nothing special
3.8 on November 01, 2014
My husband and I wanted a pleasant inexpensive hotel room convenient to I295 in a place with some charm- to take our minds off 15 hours of highway between northern Maine and Maryland. We had a double bed with en suite private bath and were pleased with our room. We left before continental breakfast opened at 6 am but grabbed coffee on our way out. Overall a great value for our overnight.
4.2 on October 27, 2014
The Inns employees were extremely friendly and very helpful with the area. Made us feel welcome. Bed was comfortable and the room was size able. Plenty of room to fit ourselves and our suitcases. Large bathroom. Everything was clean. Would definitely stay again! Thanks!
3.0 on October 27, 2014
My BF and I stayed for one night in a room with a private bathroom included. The room was smaller than expected, but clean. There are some scattered restaurants, etc., in the area, but we like to walk, so walking into the more vibrant Old Port for dinner was no problem. Service was courteous.
4.6 on October 26, 2014
Great location, parking onsite, and room set up and cleanliness were outstanding. Snacks, coffee/tea/hot cocoa 24/7. Only concern- the 3 flights of narrow stairs we had to walk up with luggage. Management of course offered to carry our bags. They also look to have rooms on the first floor for people unable to take the stairs with ease. Would stay again if in Portland in the future.
4.6 on October 24, 2014
What a quaint hotel, so much character. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive and our rooms were great. The only downside was that their was not much room to accommodate guests at breakfast, nowhere to sit. We definitely would stay there again!
4.2 on October 23, 2014
I've been staying at the Inn at St John for several years and I've found it to be the best combination of location/price in Portland. This is the oldest hotel in Portland and in many ways is a step back in time. The rooms are very clean, well furnished and comfortable. The hotel is "intown" but not "downtown" although downtown is only a short cab ride or a twenty minute walk away. There are several restaurants nearby including Dogfish Café, Pizza Villa (they have a bar), Amato's Italian, D'Angelo's Sandwich and a very nice Thai restaurant. There is also a Dunkin Donuts, Denny's and McDonald's within walking distance. The hotel offers a no charge breakfast consisting of bagels, juices, coffee, cereal, muffins, etc. The Inn at St John's reservation system differs from other hotels and resembles a B & B in that you reserve a specific room. Some rooms have an en suite bath, some have a private bath outside the room and the rest have a shared bath. I hesitated about the shared bath arrangement at first but it really isn't an issue. How much time do you really spend in a bathroom...especially when you are in a hotel? The staff at Inn at St John is friendly, courteous and very accommodating without being intrusive. On my last arrival my room wasn't quite ready but the desk clerk gave me my key and had my bag sent to my room while I went to lunch. When I checked out they held my bag until it was time for me to go to the Amtrak station and he called a cab for me. The only caveat anyone should be aware of is that this hotel has four floors and no elevator. If you don't mind stairs it's not an issue and by the way the hotel books up it looks like most people don't mind. The staff is more than happy to carry your bags to your room. If you're looking for an intown Portland hotel with an historic atmosphere that won't break your budget the Inn at St John is for you. I wish I'd discovered it earlier.
3.8 on October 22, 2014
When booking the Inn online, we really weren't certain about the location of the Inn in regards to where we wanted to be in Portland. It turned out to be the perfect location for us which was a pleasant surprise. The Inn was very easy to get to from RT 302. Parking was a real plus since parking in Portland can be challenging. The Inn itself has so much character! We loved it! It is not your typical hotel layout as there are lots of crooks and crannies. Our room had a bathroom which was very small but served its purpose. The rest of the room was very comfortable. We never really heard our neighbors so it was quiet in that respect. In the lobby you were welcome to snacks and drinks any time of the day. Yummy cookies! We were able to walk to the stores and restaurants in Portland we wanted to go to. Mid-October rates were doable. We will definitely return to the Inn.
3.6 on October 21, 2014
Very quaint historic B&B. Parking can be a little tricky as there are not enough spaces but the over flow lot is right next door. The room was very clean and spacious. Street noise can be heard as can the sirens from the ambulances because the hospital is across the street. Overall a very pleasant stay.
3.4 on October 20, 2014
This was a typical B and B with average fare for the breakfast. The staff was exceedingly helpful as I arrived quite late and the goal was to get our party settled, not quibble about forms, signatures, ID, etc. I had a gift certificate which was processed the next day, not upon arrival, so our sleep time was spared. The room was quiet and comfortable. The bath was spacious and furnished with all necessities.
4.0 on October 19, 2014
Stayed here for a local marathon and the service and room exceeded my expectations. I was able to shower and clean up even after I checked out of my room - very friendly and accommodating staff!
4.6 on October 17, 2014
The Inn at St John is a wonderful place to stay. The staff is super friendly and the rooms are very nice. The breakfast bar is done up nicely and the location is not far away from any attraction.
4.2 on October 17, 2014
Relaxing place with a lot of character. Staff were very helpful. Great variety at breakfast considering it was a weekday in a slower season. Portland has much more to see than I'd realized so will definitely return here.
3.8 on October 16, 2014
This is my second stay at this Victorian B&B in Portland, Maine, The rooms are well decorated and equipped with everything you could need! The service is great...the stairs are steep but the staff is more than welcome to help you with your bags, etc. There are free snacks and drinks available in the lobby and a continental breakfast in the morning, which I would rate as fair...I will definitely go back :) KB
4.4 on October 16, 2014
Stayed for 4 nights and it was an overall great experience.
3.6 on October 16, 2014
Staff was friendly, the room was clean it had everything we needed and a bit more.
4.8 on October 15, 2014
We stayed here for two nights and absolutely loved it. It was more personal than a hotel and had so much more character. The staff were very helpful and kind; everything was great. I wish they'd had less carb-loaded options for breakfast, like maybe eggs or something, but all in all that is not a deal breaker. Plus, they had yogurt and water bottles available 24/7 which was nice!
3.6 on October 13, 2014
We wish there were healthier alternatives for breakfast like non-fat yogurt, oatmeal, bananas, and whole wheat bread.
4.6 on October 11, 2014
We were looking for an inexpensive room for the night close to down town/dining. Very pleased with the size of the room and it was beyond clean. Staff were all courteous and always offering to help. Breakfast was above and beyond what we were expecting. We will definitely recommended to friends and family.
3.6 on October 10, 2014
I booked my room online without having ever seen it, depending on others' reviews. My stay was for six nights, and to tell the truth, I didn't hang around much. I mainly just came in in the evening, and left around nine or ten the next morning. They offer a continental breakfast that looked fresh and tasty (fruit, croissants, etc.) and a communal fridge stocked with water bottles and juice. Also, a nice little fridge was in my room, along with a microwave, safe, iron and ironing board, robes, and a nice TV and alarm clock. My room was on the top (3rd) floor, and I shared the use of a bathroom with some other guests; however, I never ran into a traffic jam situation, and found it readily available most of the times I needed it. No elevator, but I knew that before I got there, so that was no big deal. Staff made the bed and changed the towels every day. My only complaint was that the bathroom should have been cleaned (mopped, vacuumed, disinfected, etc.) every day since there were several people using it, and perhaps the rug in my room should have been vacuumed. Everyone seemed friendly and helpful. Good location. I felt safe staying here. I would stay here again.
3.4 on October 10, 2014
The room had a high-ceiling which kept it from feeling cramped despite there being limited room to walk around the furniture. Limited "closet" space but it was only for one night so wasn't a problem. Very quiet in the room despite being adjacent the lobby. Comfortable beds and good shower. Staff were knowledgeable and polite. Good location for quick access to the art museum and the harbor area.
3.2 on October 09, 2014
The shared bathroom was not an issue at all as they were maintained very well. Furthermore, there is a sink in your bedroom so that certainly helps. However, if you are travelling heavy/have difficulty climbing stairs, choose to stay at the ground floor as there are no elevators. Lastly, this has a more commercial feel, so not for those who are looking for homely B&B kind of stay. Nonetheless, a very clean and comfortable stay!
4.4 on October 08, 2014
We enjoyed our stay very much for the comfort and friendly service. We like small hotels because they're more homey; this felt like a European hotel.
5 on October 07, 2014
This was a nice, quaint place to stay at a very reasonable cost.
3.6 on October 04, 2014
I was traveling with my son and daughter in law to a destination wedding in NH. We wanted a B&B experience instead of the chain hotel. Inn at St John was able to accommodate a party of 3 adults, which most B&B's cannot. The rooms were comfortable and spacious as well a beautiful. The staff was attentive and provided excellent tips on enjoying our 2 day stay in Portland before the wedding.
3.6 on October 03, 2014
The room we had was spacious and clean. We liked it very much and the staff was awesome. The only draw back was that our room faced Congress Street and it was noisy with traffic which didn't help our sleep much. A 15-20 minute walk to the shops and restaurants in the core near the water. If you want to stay closer to the main areas the prices go up quite a bit. The cookies are yummy and we would stay here again and request a quieter room.
4.2 on October 03, 2014
I was looking for a place to stay overnight before leaving on a very early flight, and the Inn at St John's provided the least expensive option that I could find while still close enough to see a bit of the tourist district. The service was outstanding, every person who interacted with me was extremely helpful and offered me service beyond what I'm used to. The room was clean, as was the private bath across the hall, and attention was given to little details. I will recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Portland.
5 on October 02, 2014
Quiet, homely place in the city of Portland. Excellent service and quality of the room was impeccable. Decorations were nice and has an opulent flair about it. Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Portland. Also, a short walk to downtown and the rest of the harbor.
4.0 on October 01, 2014
The staff are exceptional. The Inn is quaint.
5 on October 01, 2014
Rooms are immaculate, service is friendly, location is great, tea, coffee, water provided 24 hours a day. Free fast wifi. Great place to stay.
5 on October 01, 2014
Front desk service was great. Rooms were clean and pretty. Enjoyed our stay.
4.4 on September 29, 2014
While staying somewhere downtown would've been nice we discovered one evening anywhere downtown would not only have been more than twice what we paid at the St. John Inn (and for what extra???) but far more noisy! The taxi ride was a mere $4 downtown with the discount coupon we got at the Inn and it was a short walk to the Sea Dogs Stadium which was the main point of our trip. We even took the bus in front of the Inn one night which was right on schedule and cheaper than the taxi. Ample on site parking (since we were on motorcycles) was a huge plus. Everyone at the front desk was great, answered all our questions, made terrific dinner suggestions and were just wonderful (and funny!!). Would stay here again in a heartbeat and highly recommend!!!
3.0 on September 29, 2014
We stayed on the second floor in a room with a private hall bathroom. It was a wonderful little room with all the amenities and AC control. We only stayed there one night, and it was a very pleasant environment. The location is ideal if you're taking a Greyhound because it's right next to a Greyhound bus station. It's about a 20 minute walk to get to the center of the Portland (Commercial Street). The walk is a bit uphill, and the area is not the best at nighttime so if you're walking or travelling alone I'd keep that in mind. Breakfast was very very basic - no eggs, no meat, no cheese. Mainly they had juices, yogurt, muffins, and bagels. Nothing fancy. When we left the hotel the staff was nice enough to let us store our bags there while we were walking around Portland one last time. It was very convenient cause when we returned we just picked them up and jumped on the Greyhound. Great trip overall!
3.6 on September 25, 2014
We were, unfortunately, only staying in Portland one night. The Inn at St. John fit the bill! Check in very pleasant, room spacious and staff attentive. Continental breakfast the next morning was just perfect timing & size for us to get on the road. Thank you!
3.6 on September 25, 2014
Comfortable Bed. Very clean. Variety of food choices at breakfast gluten free etc
3.4 on September 25, 2014
Nice Place to Stay - easy walk to old port
4.4 on September 23, 2014
Inn at St. John made our visit to Portland one that we will never forgot! The room exceeded our expectations and for the value I couldn't recommended a more perfect place. The location is just slightly off the beaten path but we didn't mind being a little bit away from all the hustle and bustle. We stayed on the main floor and despite what we thought it was nice and quite. Staff was extremely friendly and we couldn't have asked for a better stay! We will defiantly be back!
4.2 on September 22, 2014
We were looking for lodging in the downtown area of Portland. The location is very good. Minutes to the airport and to old town Portland. Public transportation is available a block away from the inn. The staff was very professional and helpful. Accommodations were excellent for the price. The only caveat was the lack of an elevator and our room was on the 3rd floor. The staff was very helpful in carrying luggage up to the room. If you are looking for quaint and charming, this place ticks those boxes. On premise free parking is also a perk. Breakfast was a nice continental style with coffee, tea, cookies and bottled water available all day. Definitely would stay here again.
5 on September 20, 2014
I got married on September 13 and the room was amazing! I first used the room to get ready with my bridesmaids, then later on I spent the night with my new husband! We loved how pampered we felt. Whatever my girls or my husband requested during our stay was taken care of. I swear they had everything we needed! Thank you so much for a great stay after our amazing wedding!
4.0 on September 20, 2014
Quaint, perfect location if walking Portland is part of your plan, very friendly.
4.6 on September 20, 2014
We have stayed here a few times in the past. Always a pleasant visit. We enjoy the character of the inn and the lack of a "chain" motif. Very well managed inn with great access to all of Portland.
4.8 on September 20, 2014
I will stay here again and again. A little European gem in the city. I chose a room with a private hall bath which I was apprehensive about initially, but it couldn't have been easier. Clean and charming. Innkeepers are friendly and helpful. All around great experience.
3.8 on September 19, 2014
Nice place, good service, no elevator and steep stairs, but very nice.
3.0 on September 18, 2014
stayed for one night with our little dog Tilly. Room was spacious and the front desk staff was very friendly. Would def recommend.
3.2 on September 17, 2014
My stay at the Brick hotel was very pleasant, I think both the quality of service and cleanliness exceeded my expectations. They were also kind enough to receive a package in my name and deliver it to my room, without charges. The only suggestion I would make is to install a baggage lift to help getting them up the stairs.
4.6 on September 17, 2014
Wonderful stay again in a very clean quaint historic hotel. One of the most comfortable hotel beds experienced. Loved the new feather pillows from San Francisco. We'll be looking into getting those for home! Claudia & Carl
5 on September 16, 2014
Friendly and helpful staff- close to everything
4.8 on September 15, 2014
I found the staff very helpful and the rooms warm and inviting. The Inn is well located and accessable by public transportation. The old world feel of a private bath outside of the room was an intriguing touch.
4.4 on September 15, 2014
I arrived early but room was ready, which after a long journey was great. Jeffrey was really helpful when I realised I had left my cell phone at the Amtrak station, he called them straight away and was very efficient. The room was beautiful, great welcome pack, air conditioned and delightfully decorated and furnished. Breakfast was continental, great selection of bagels, croissants, muffins, cereals etc. excellent value for money, would stay again.
3.8 on September 13, 2014
Great hotel close to downtown Portland, room was very clean.
3.6 on September 12, 2014
Inn at St. John may be a bit rough around the edges—it's old and could use updating and new decor—but it's got character, it's spotless, and it's pretty well located. For the money, compared to what you could spend in Portland, I think it's a fine choice. This was my second stay, and unless money somehow becomes no object, I'll stay there again.
4.6 on September 11, 2014
This hotel went out of their way to make sure my wife and I had a pleasant stay. I would highly recommend friends and family to stay at this location.
5 on September 10, 2014
The staff at Inn at St John was friendly and helpful. The Inn has a welcoming and cozy feel despite being on a busy intersection. I loved my stay. Everything was so clean and a great bed. The Inn at St John is a gem. Great value. The Inn is a good walk to sights of downtown but sooo affordable...worth the walk.
4.6 on September 10, 2014
We absolutely loved the Inn at St. John! The room was so cozy, quiet and clean. We will be back for another visit that is for sure :) Loved, loved, loved it!!
4.2 on September 10, 2014
Pros - Wonderful staff, with top-notch housekeeping and front desk workers. - Clean rooms - Great continental breakfast Cons - Bed was far too soft for us, made for some poor sleeping - Shower stall was very small Also, check out what room you are selecting, we unfortunately chose a room right on the street, which was slightly noisy. The Inn itself is a bit outside of Old Port, and walkability to the Old Port is questionable. That being said, it is a slightly quirky Inn that makes for a decent place to stay, with good value when compared to the larger hotels closer to Old Port. We would consider staying there again if we visit Portland in the future.
4.2 on September 08, 2014
Always like to return here and continues to satisfy.
3.6 on September 08, 2014
Great stay as usual, friendly service, great accommodations, quiet and just right.
4.0 on September 07, 2014
I was visiting portland with my sister for the very first time and traveling without a car, it was very nice to stay in a comfortable place located near the amtrak/bus station. The inn was away from the old port area but depending on the pace, it can take more or less than 30mins by walking, usually it took us about 20 mins. Loved the spacious room and service but the room we stayed seemed to have a bit of ac/ humidity problem, the room felt stuffy throughout the day and night so instead we turned off the ac and opened the windows, which fixed the problem. Overall it was pleasant stay.
4.0 on September 05, 2014
Our stay in your place was perfect! At this price, we cannot ask better! Thanks a lot! :)
4.4 on September 02, 2014
Although our stay for for only one night the Inn staff was welcoming and helpful. Great location, very good value.
4.2 on September 01, 2014
always a competent staff to help you with any questions , its cozy warm and a pleasant place to stay!
4.0 on August 29, 2014
A unique, comfy, friendly inn at a good value. Rooms are a bit tight.
3.6 on August 29, 2014
My daughter and I traveled together. It was the first time I found a B and B that had a room with 2 beds. I felt the price was good for our accommodations. Very friendly staff. The breakfast area was the only problem. VERY small area and difficult to get a table. Selection of food was good.
3.6 on August 29, 2014
Even if it is an older hotel, it is obvious that they take great care in its maintenance. I had a single room, smallish but comfotable. The only drawback (and a very minor one) is that your private bathroom is in the hallway, a few steps from your room. About a 30 minute walk uphill to downtown Portland, I would suggest using the bus (line 1) that stops a few steps from the hotel.
4.4 on August 28, 2014
We had a nice stay. Everything worked well and our room was comfortable, well-appointed, spacious, and quiet. The staff were very friendly and helped with restaurant recommendations. We were further from the waterfront than we thought, but walked to a bike shop nearby and rented bikes one day to explore the greater Portland area.
4.2 on August 27, 2014
A nice and friendly place to stay.
4.0 on August 25, 2014
My fiance and I were looking for a quick stay and this was perfect! It was still close to all of the restaurants and bars near old port (little further than the other hotels) which was great. Everyone was very friendly and the room was perfect for our overnight!
4.8 on August 25, 2014
We spent four lovely nights in the Inn and were impressed by the elegance of the surroundings and furnishings but also by how unpretentious the inn was. It retained its Victorian charm while being warm and welcoming. The room was spacious - set up was quirky but we LOVED it. The breakfast was standard continental fare. A few more fruit or non-bread options would have been great but no complaints at all. Will certainly stay there again.
4.6 on August 25, 2014
We have stayed here before. We like this inn because it is in walking distance of mid-town. The staff are knowledgable of local restaurants and have mede very helpful suggestions. We will continue to stay here, we believe it is a good value.
4.6 on August 23, 2014
My fiancé and our little dog, Stella truly enjoyed our stay at The Inn. It was our first time visiting Portland and our first time traveling with our pup. The Inn at St. John's is dog friendly and very affordable. The staff was amazing and thanks to one of the house keepers tips on local dog parks, Stella's stay in portland was extra special. The Inn was quiet, comfortable and very clean! I recommend the Inn to not only those traveling with their pets, but to anyone looking for for outstanding accommodations while visiting the Portland area! My only recommendation would be to get one of the rooms with a bathroom in the room versus having to leave your room to get to your bathroom. But all and all a WONDERFUL stay!
4.2 on August 23, 2014
I always stay here when I go to Portland. It's a European-style inn on Congress St and an easy walk to great food, museums, bars, and music. Clean and friendly. You do have to willing and able to navigate a lot of stairs.
4.2 on August 22, 2014
Great value for the price. Convenient to downtown.
3.8 on August 20, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Inn at St. John. We especially loved that they are a dog-friendly hotel so we could travel with our dog. The hotel is not in the main downtown area of Portland, but it's a short drive and you can't beat the price!
3.4 on August 18, 2014
Very nice older hotel but the area is not convenient to either the Arts District or the Old Port district. One could walk to the Arts District but the area didn't seem that safe (lots of homeless asking for hand-outs). Also, please be award when booking a top room that the stairs are STEEP.
4.0 on August 17, 2014
We had a very nice room with a comfy bed, chairs to sit in, and a TV. A refrigerator was a plus, since we were traveling and had some items that did better out of the cooler. The men at the desk were welcoming and accommodating. Two lights were out in the bathroom, but the one that worked was perfectly good and provided plenty of light. Water, iced tea, and cookies were available on the first floor. Breakfast included several choices of items. We weren't aware that there was yogurt until after awhile when we saw someone with it. Perhaps some direction would help. Best of all, the Inn had personality and was a nice change from the standard motel. Due to the cost, however, we wouldn't use it as a one night stopover again. It would be delightful if one were staying in Portland.
3.6 on August 17, 2014
Old style accommodation, but what you see online is what you get in reality. Good location. Good value.
3.2 on August 17, 2014
The room was cosy. The surroundings were not so nice and we felt uncomfortable as travellers to go out in the evening. Breakfast was excellent although there was not much space to eat for all guests. All in all it seemed a bit expensive to what we got for the price.
4.4 on August 17, 2014
Excellent location, small, efficient but charming room. Clean and tidy. All I could ask for in a cold breakfast. Day-round snacks and beverages. My second visit and far from last.
4.4 on August 16, 2014
Our stay was lovely. The room was cozy, but well furnished and clean. We did a double bed with the shared hall bathroom. I thought it might be uncomfortable but it was better than expected. It was convenient having a sink in the room. The breakfast was nice as well. Bottled water, yogurt, coffee, hot water was available at all hours of the day. It was a little far from the sightseeing area, but if you take the bus in, it was very doable.
3.0 on August 15, 2014
We enjoyed our room, very clean and comfortable. Breakfast area was very small so had to bring it to our room which was ok. Enjoyed our stay.
3.4 on August 15, 2014
Good value for walking distance of Portland area. Room was fine and separate bathroom wasn't an issue. Breakfast could be more substantial - all carbs.
4.6 on August 13, 2014
Victorian, antique furniture, the best of old-school. And convenient to the airport if you have an early morning flight. Breakfast is humdrum, but there are cookies and drinks available at all hours, and the hosts couldn't be nicer. Next door is a good bistro, Dogfish Cafe, and there's a decent pizza-pub across the street. Short (20 minute) walk to the Old Port. Great place. I've stayed here many times.
4.0 on August 13, 2014
The exterior view of the inn hides a treasure inside. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The private bath, while compact, had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Ample supply of bath products. Mini fridge and nice sized TV, two seating areas. Continental breakfast items and hours are sure to fit any travelers schedule. If you're a baseball fan, the Portland Sea Dogs stadium is only a short, one block walk from the inn. My favorite thing about the inn was its location. After the hustle and bustle of the Portland waterfront, it was nice to stay away from the chaos and noise. Very calming. I would recommend this inn and would stay here again.
2.8 on August 13, 2014
Accommodations were well suited for the guests of a young wedding celebration. Only wish the manager hadn't threatened to call the police on us for continuing our celebrations in the Bride and Groom's suite. ...just saying.
4.2 on August 13, 2014
My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the Inn at St John and we were completely happy with the stay. The bed was incredibly comfortably, the room itself was quite cute, the staff was very helpful and friendly. The Inn is a bit of a walk down Congress street from the main strip, but it's in no way secluded. The only minor annoyance was that the breakfast was lacking any sort of meat. Where's the bacon?
4.0 on August 12, 2014
So glad we had a chance to stay at this lovely inn. It was just out of the main tourist area of Portland, and we were glad of that. Folks were very pleasant and extremely helpful! There were many offers to help with luggage and assist in any way possible as we made plans for our short visit. Recommendations, when asked for, were forthcoming, and we were helped to orient to Portland and the many things to do. Thank you to all at the Inn at St. John for making it such an enjoyable stay. Would definitely return when in the area!
3.6 on August 11, 2014
Good value, decent location.
3.2 on August 10, 2014
A bit far away from downtown, by walking it took us almost 30' to arrive the old port. However, it's a good value in terms of quality vs price and the parking is very useful. I recommend this place.
5 on August 10, 2014
The Inn at St. John is such a great place to stay when my wife and I are in Portland. We never book our overnights anywhere but here. Such clean and comfortable rooms, extremely nice and helpful staff, and a wonderful continental breakfast all at a very reasonable price. Already looking forward to our next visit! -Roger Roberts, Traverse City Michigan
4.4 on August 10, 2014
I do not usually stay in a B&B but my experience at The Inn at St. John may change that. Very comfortable accommodations and enjoyed the historic building. Although it is a bit out of the town center , it was easy access to drive there.
3.4 on August 09, 2014
The room was exceedingly clean, comfortable, and larger than expected. The AC unfortunately put out a mildewy smell, hence the funky. The folks at the desk seemed suitably burnt out, attempts at friendliness but tempered with statements of apparent boredom answering questions. They were not offensive just hated their jobs I think.
4.2 on August 08, 2014
The Inn at St. John is great--very clean and friendly. I love that it isn't "cookie-cutter" and each room is unique. The people at the front desk were very friendly and helpfu.
4.4 on August 08, 2014
This was the best choice I've made, the rooms are clean, comfortable and have all the services, the bathroom is also great and you have a good continental breakfast. The service is the best they are helpful and nice people. I would allways come back!
3.8 on August 08, 2014
Very pet friendly; we were traveling with an elderly diaper wearing dog. We were offered old blankets for bedding if needed and were told to just let them know if the carpet would need special attention when we left. The staff could not have been more understanding!
3.6 on August 07, 2014
Portland is an expensive place to stay overnight. Given that, the Inn at St. John is a good choice - not as expensive as some, and certainly more personal and individual than most. When we arrived with only a few minutes to spare before we were due at a Sea Dogs baseball game, we got quick directions to the Inn's parking lot (and Hadlock Field is a mere block away). Later the friendly staff helped us secure our bikes in their basement. The room, though compact, was very comfortable, and the outside traffic noise soon died down. In the morning, the Inn provided only a continental breakfast - perfectly adequate though not to usual B&B standards - but it did have complimentary coffee, lemonade and cookies available in the lobby most of the day.
3.0 on August 07, 2014
Breakfast was fair at best, store bought factory muffins, bagels and etc. At a B&B paying $175 a night you would think they would have fresh bakery breakfast breads delivered daily. Also the space at the breakfast bar is to tight, poor layout.
4.2 on August 06, 2014
We stayed in room 7B at the Inn at St John and were very much happy with our selection of stay during our trip to Portland. We walked everywhere to visit and eat great food. It's at the end of Congress street, one of the foodie streets in Portland, and is only a short 10 minute walk to the busy part of Congress, and only another 10 minutes to downtown waterfront!
4.2 on August 05, 2014
We had a room on the 2nd floor with a king bed. Room was very big and clean. The shower is small but it wouldn't prevent me from revisiting the inn. Staff are kind and very helpful. Loved the continental breakfast which I ate in my room with my husband. Free bottles of water during our stay was a nice touch. I'm very glad we stayed here and look forward to going back.
5 on August 05, 2014
I love older Inns compared to hotels. This is a Gem! Stephen Puddicombe
4.0 on August 05, 2014
We had a wonderful stay. The rooms we clean and cute. They had a nice variety for the continental breakfast and their own parking lot. It was really close to the highway and not to far from downtown. The only thing, if any, I would like to see a shuttle to and from downtown. It is walk-able to downtown but it would be nice to get picked up and dropped off if there is weather.
4.2 on August 03, 2014
We were satisfied of the situation and the warm welcome of this B&B
5 on August 03, 2014
This inn works extremely hard to make guests comfortable.
3.0 on July 31, 2014
Our room was very small, but clean and comfortable. Staff was courteous and helpful. Good location and easy access to and from. Adequate if unspectacular breakfast. Good cookies!
4.0 on July 31, 2014
Lovely rooms, nice people.
2.8 on July 29, 2014
We've stayed in renovated historic inns before. This one was just a tad too small for a 3 night stay. Only one chair if we both wanted to sit. No place other than bed to place suitcases. Had private bathroom down the hall which was fine. Breakfast could have had more protein variety like cold hard boiled eggs. It was close to the bus stop which was a plus to get downtown without having to drive. But location was pricey for being so far away from the wharfs/docks. Very clean and well kept. Upon request staff provided ice at front desk.
4.6 on July 29, 2014
The staff is helpful and kind! It is a truly beautiful stay! It was comfortable to rest, air conditioning, and a marvelously maintained Victorian establishment.
1.8 on July 29, 2014
Finding myself in a leg cast a week before our trip, we called the Inn at St. John to make sure it was wheelchair accessible.We were told it was. At check in, as I looked at the staircase going up to our room, I asked the front desk clerk, "Miles", why we were told the building was wheelchair accessible? Instead of an explanation or apology, this lawyer-wannabe told me they "were grandfathered in from compliance." I pointed out that ADA was not optional and that he did not answer my question as to why we had been lied to. He was totally indifferent and gave us a perfunctory apology.As I struggled to work my way up the stairs, "Miles" just sat there and watched me. I felt embarrassed and humiliated as I inched my way up the stairs. I suppose "Miles" believed the Inn at St. John was also grandfathered from offering assistance to injured guests to minimize liability risk. Once in our room we found it quaint but were put off by the bathrobes provided, which had drops of tomato sauce on them...SERIOUSLY...yuck! Needless to say, we opted to forgo the bathrobes since they obviously were not fresh from the laundry. I suppose "Miles" advised housekeeping that the Inn at St. John was grandfathered from good sanitary practices as well. The so-called Continental Breakfast was simply pathetic. A stay at a B&B is expected to be a warm and personal experience. Other B&B's we have stayed at boast homemade gourmet baked goods, made-to-order omelets, or souffles. Needless to say, Supermarket packaged danish, cereal, and yogurt make for a rather shabby and impersonal offering. Perhaps this was more risk mitigation from "Miles".Finally, the building was in a very bad part of town. In fact the stores in the area only accepted cash or EBT cards. Whoa! So...We did not venture out at night...and we are from New York!So, unless you want to roll with your homies in the hood, don't mind snotty staff, are not a breakfast person, and find bathrobes with questionable hygene an adventure, avoid The Inn at St. John at all cost.
It is always unfortunate when a guest has not had an agreeable stay at our Inn. We truly strive for each and every guest to leave happy. Our building was built as an Inn in 1897. We would love to be able to accommodate people in wheel chairs or as in this guests case a temporary leg cast and roller. However without major construction it is impossible for us to modify the building to include ramps or other devices. Of course we are in full legal compliance with city and state regulations and prior to writing this response checked with the local ADA. Qualified historic buildings and facilities are not required to take any action that would threaten or destroy the historic significance of a historic property. Our building layout is well known to our front desk staff, however without knowing what was said when making the reservation I cannot comment on the matter further. When it was made clear to us that the guest was unhappy we immediately offered a full refund and assistance in finding another hotel room. This was refused and instead the guest paid for another night’s stay. We of course offered assistance to the guest going as far as walking out from behind the desk to be of assistance. This was refused as well and the guest made it up the two steps to his room without incident. Said guest did have a companion who was there to assist if needed as well. We provide bath robes to all of our guests as a courtesy. It is not our practice to leave dirty bathrobes in a room as they are always cleaned upon check out. If a guest is unhappy with the provided bathrobes we are more than happy to replace them. We are an Inn of 39 rooms with a maximum compactly of 100 people. Because of this we are not considered to be a bed and breakfast. Unfortunately we do not have the facilities needed to cook for this many people. We do however provide a quality continental breakfast with a quantity of choices. “Supermarket packaged danish” are not served here. We are located on the west side of in town Portland. This is home to most of the local B&B’s as well as the Victorian Mansion, Hadlock Field, and The Portland Transportation center. With ample free parking and convenient access to all Portland has to offer we are quite fine with our location. The building and area is secure and guests have no reason to feel unsafe. Again it is unfortunate you did not enjoy your stay with us. Please accept our apology if we did not inform you properly of the building handicapped status. We wish you all the best in your travels and have a wonderful day. -The Inn at St. John
3.0 on July 29, 2014
Nice hotel, 20 minutes walk from main streets, did not like having the bathroom outside our room but friendly staff.
4.2 on July 29, 2014
I loved the folks who worked at the inn during my stay! Front desk was attentive and friendly, housekeeping and grounds staff were friendly and went out of their way to answer questions and coach us out of a very tight parking space. There are so many things that are advertized as having more value then they are worth that you walk away feeling chumpped. Not this inn they say this is what we do and this is what you pay and that is so fantastic! I will absolutely stay there again. Susan Murphy St. George, Maine
4.8 on July 28, 2014
Our room was at the top--three flights up. Of course, we brought all our stuff: computer, food for the fridge, suitcases. We arrived quite late (long after the bell-staff had left. The gentleman at the desk helped us get our stuff upstairs and let us leave our cooler on the lower level. The last night we were there, our daughter arrived and we had to complete a big project involving computers and printers. Again, the staff was supportive, helpful, and interested in our work. What a great location--even the restaurant (not connected to or part of the Inn) a few doors down is wonderful. Parking too was close and convenient.
4.4 on July 28, 2014
This was our fist ever stay at a Bed and Breakfast. It was great. We were on a budget and the price of the cheapest room here was comparable with a stay at a low cost Super 8 style hotel in the burbs. When we checked in we were upgraded from a room with a bathroom across the hall to a room with a bathroom attached. We stayed in a corner room that was smaller than most hotel rooms, but it was still spacious. The bathroom was oddly spacious, but the space could have been better used. There was only a shower stall, no tub, although there was more than enough room for it (but I'm not complaining, we didn't have to go across the hall) Breakfast was decent, standard continental. Parking was weird. The Inn has a lot, but it is not big enough. When we returned from a night out, it was full, so I parked on the street (signs indicated it was ok as long as it wasn't street cleaning day, which it wasn't) When we got back into the Inn I mentioned it to the gent at the front desk and he told me we had to move our car to overflow parking at the Chinese restaurant next door or it would be towed. This was much more difficult than it sounds. The Inn is on a one way street, and a block away from the baseball stadium. It took me over 20 minutes to move the car because a baseball game had just let out. I had chosen the Inn because we wanted to be in an urban, walkable area. There isn't much to walk to, but it would have been the perfect local to bike from (had we brought our bikes). Most of the things we wanted to do were like 2 or 3 miles away. I would stay here again, but next time I will be sure to bring my bike.
4.6 on July 28, 2014
We enjoyed an overnight stay in Portland - the Inn at St. John was an excellent choice. The inn is beautifully kept and the cleanliness puts hotel chains to shame. Everywhere were thoughtful touches for a visitor, including homemade chocolate chip cookies upon our arrival! The staff are so welcoming and they know their city - they gave us great recommendations for spots to visit in the revitalized downtown. Will stay again the next time we are in Portland.
3.8 on July 28, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Inn at St. John's. The desk staff were friendly and helpful, the continental breakfast was fine, room was big and comfortable. A few minor negatives that didn't bother me much but might be issues for some guests: there's no elevator and the stairs are steep (it's an old building, so this is part of the charm, but something to be aware of); we did have a private bathroom but it was tiny. Finally, location: the inn is very close to Hadlock Field, so you're in great shape if you want to see a Seadogs game; but you'll need to drive to just about any other place you'll want to go in Portland. It's a decent neighborhood with a few restaurants in walking distance, but it's well over a mile from the more vibrant part of the city. Good deal overall, though, and a nice, unique inn.
4.6 on July 27, 2014
The room was very clean & bed was very comfortable. Every amenity was provided- even a little treat basket! Bike storage was a big plus. Breakfast was a great start to the day. Would stay again!
4.4 on July 27, 2014
Very lovely B & B. Having a small refrigerator in the room was appreciated.
4.4 on July 27, 2014
My wife and I stayed the night with our two boys for concert at expo and really enjoyed hotel. Great location, friendly staff and interesting guests from around the world, and a great price. Will be my first choice when returning to Portland. Also, fun restaurants nearby.
4.2 on July 26, 2014
Though this Inn was a bit off the beaten path, we were able to easily walk to the port area. The staff was very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. We arrived early and though our room was not ready, they had it made up immediately for us. The held our bags, recommended a great restaurant for lunch practically next door, and when we returned from lunch our room was ready and our bags were in the room. We would definitely stay there again.
4.2 on July 25, 2014
A really pretty place to stay. The room was very cute (although it didn't have a window) and a good size, and very clean. The attention to detail and service (helping us choose a place to eat, giving directions, super pleasant attitudes, parking) is what really made the Inn at St John special. I would definitely go back.
4.2 on July 24, 2014
The room was great, very nicely put together. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. We had an extremely early flight out, and the staff made sure that breakfast was ready for us before we left. I would absolutely stay here again.
4.4 on July 22, 2014
Originally from England nice to feel the charm of an old building with modern amenities very English in feel
4.2 on July 22, 2014
We have been staying at The Inn at St. John on our way to and from northern Maine for probably 10 years. The staff is friendly and helpful, the continental breakfast is okay, you are within walking distance of several good restaurants (The Dogfish Cafe and Marguerita's),and D'Amato's sandwich shop. It is a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Portland or the waterfront and just below the Western Promenade, site of lovely old Victorian houses.
5 on July 21, 2014
Only stayed one night but everything was perfect.
4.6 on July 19, 2014
The Inn at St John never disappoints. The staff is courteous and the little touches such as delightfully folded tissue and fresh cookies makes each guest feel as if he or she is being welcomed into a dear friend's home.
4.6 on July 16, 2014
This was the nicest place we stayed in on our trip. Good price as well!
4.4 on July 14, 2014
The Inn at St. John was a great value. The staff was very polite and helpful. It wasn't as convenient to commercial street as I would have liked but there are several good restaurants within walking distance. The drive to commercial street only took like 10 minutes anyway so it wasn't that bad. We will definitely be staying there again on our next vacation.
3.6 on July 13, 2014
A beautifully decorated hotel at a great value. It is only a short drive to downtown Portland and in easy access to all the highways. The continental breakfast exceeded my expectations and included bagels, fruit, cereal, yoghurt, english muffins, orange juice, muffins, tea and coffee.The staff were friendly and helpful.
4.2 on July 12, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at the Inn at St. John. Staff was friendly and rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was OK, but not any more than you get at a holiday inn. Seating area was somewhat cramped.
4.0 on July 11, 2014
Great stay. The rooms exceeded our initial expectations. Never stayed at a nice place like this for such a budget price.
3.4 on July 10, 2014
The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. The stairs are very steep and hard to negotiate. Thankfully there was someone to help with bags otherwise we may never have gotten them to our room or back out to the car. The continental breakfast was below average and the set up was not very efficient. They could definitely use more seating for meals. The location was good---easy to find and easy to get downtown.
4.2 on July 09, 2014
Price is good value, room comfortable and spacious . Staircase without a lift to upper level rooms is not suited to elderly. Breakfast simple but plentiful.
5 on July 09, 2014
Had a fabulous room on the first floor (deluxe king); it was clean, comfy and the staff couldn't be nicer!
4.2 on July 09, 2014
Having booked my one night stay just before arriving, I did not know what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised when I arrived. The staff was very friendly and accomodating, the location was just a short walk away from downtown, and the complimentary lemonade and cookies were the icing on the cake. They even paid for my taxi to/from the Amtrak station. The only negative was getting my suitcase up to the fifth floor. If I ever get back to Portland, I will definitely stay here again.
4.2 on July 09, 2014
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Inn. The rooms were cozy but very comfortable and it made coming home at the end of the day something to look forward to. Everyone at the Inn was extremely friendly and the free cookies and drinks were very much appreciated. We'll definitely come back next time we're in Portland!
4.8 on July 09, 2014
We had a short stay but enjoyed everything about the Inn at St. John. We will absolutely be back again. The employee were friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms were perfect and the location was great. Thank you!
3.4 on July 07, 2014
As other reviews have mentioned, this inn is a short drive from the shops and restaurants in downtown Portland. What a lot of other reviews fail to mention is that the area surrounding the inn is very urban. We were taken aback by the surrounding storefronts and residences. A little scared to be honest. But we gave it a chance, and everything worked out great. We had no problems at all with security. The staff was very friendly and our room was clean. Standard hotel breakfast in the morning (bagels, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, coffee, etc).
3.2 on July 06, 2014
This is an old building just a bit off the beaten track. The rooms have been nicely renovated and painted but still have a Victorian vibe. Don't expect "Office Type" amenities. You'll get a nice TV, plugs, and a comfortable bed. No USB. Free wireless is provided. The staff is friendly. The continental breakfast is mediocre - bagels, muffins, yogurt. Overall, the place is a great bargain and has it's own odd charm. Recommended.
3.8 on July 05, 2014
My husband and I were spending a week in New England, mostly in Maine, and love to stay in non-chain places with lots of charm! After reading reviews online, we chose the Inn at St John for the second night of our vacation. It is everything it advertises itself to be! Not near other inns or hotels, and across the street from the Portland bus station, I wasn't sure I had made the right choice, but we were pleasantly surprised upon entering the building. It was raining when we checked in, and we were happy to reach our third floor, very spacious and comfortable room!
4.6 on July 03, 2014
Very affordable, not too far from the harbor, good value.
4.2 on July 03, 2014
The level of service here is exceptional, very warm and friendly. We stayed in 2 different rooms (airline cancellation -- checked out, then came back) and both were very clean and comfortable. I'm extremely sensitive to noise, so I was especially happy to stay in a hotel that was built back when they didn't try to save money by making the walls and doors out of paper. Example: I happened to be in the hallway one day and was surprised to notice that the people next door had the door open and the television on. I hadn't heard it or them at all. Other things to love: simple breakfast options, free bottled water, spotless bathrooms, and friendly staff. I also loved the location. There's a great Thai place just a block away, and you're in walking distance of Holy Donuts and the park. I'd seen reviews that called the neighborhood 'sketchy', but that wasn't my impression.
4.8 on July 01, 2014
My husband and I were headed up to New England for a friend's wedding, and we decided to stay in Portland, ME at the last minute (well, two weeks prior to twedding).Not only was it super easy to navigate the website, but every employee was either super nice or super helpful...most of them were both. We stayed on the third floor, which I was a little hesitant about because of the shared bathroom. The room was as quaint as the hotel itself, and the bathroom was clean. Overall, a WONDERFUL experience. We'll definitely return!
4.8 on July 01, 2014
My husband and I stayed in one of the top floor rooms with a shared bathroom. The room had more amenities and was larger than I expected for the price. The semi private bath with a shower was fine for our purposes. The people at reception were very helpful and friendly. We will stay there again when we return to Portland.
3.4 on June 30, 2014
Portland, ME gets expensive in the summer for that short period when tourists flood the town. Inn at St. John has surprisingly reasonable rates for an Inn that's easy walking distance to the Arts District. It's a bit further to the Old Port area, but it's still reachable by foot and very close by car. The room I selected was small, which I expected. But it was cozy and quiet. The breakfast left a bit to be desired. I like some form of protein - hard boiled eggs or peanut butter, example. But fans of bread, cereal and muffins will be fine. There is also flavored yogurt. One nice touch is coffee and tea available at all times. Plus the rooms have an in-room coffee maker, which is handy if you're on the third floor. Overall, I'd stay again (and I will be).
4.6 on June 30, 2014
The Inn was great--very affordable price for a nice European style hotel. If you enjoy / like small, older hotels with a really nice atmosphere, this is a great find. I'd much rather stay somewhere with personality and style than a larger, more boring room that has the exact same amenities. The continental breakfast was well in line with expectations. You'll save plenty of money to afford lobster rolls for lunch and dinner :)
3.8 on June 29, 2014
Oldest B&B in Portland, historic building, very well maintained. Lobby and rooms had real charm and everything was very clean. Reasonably priced and within walking distance to Portland's attractions. Heartily recommend.
4.4 on June 29, 2014
Comfortable, exceptionally clean room (and bath). A little noisy--due to toilet "recycling" every 10 minutes or so, but otherwise great. Would definitely return. Staff friendly and helpful.
4.6 on June 28, 2014
Immediately upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly staff at the front desk. They made it clear that they were there to ensure we had a pleasant stay. Our room was on the third floor-- yes, it was a bit of a hike. However, as we had just eaten the free cookies in the lobby, so it worked out well (and we had grabbed bottled water from their mini fridge for after). They offered to help with luggage if any guest is concerned with the trek. Our room was large and comfortable. We appreciated having control of the AC! We had an in-room bathroom. I really dognt understand why people are confused by the website. I find it quite clear on the room description whether the bathroom is attached or in the hallway. Speaking of another complaint I've seen- yes, the back parking lot runs out of spots. But the adjoining parking lot of the Chinese restaurant even has an "Parking for Inn at St. John's" sign, and there is only a yard of difference. It didn't bother us in the slightest. Breakfast in the morning is in the lobby. It's a bit of a tight squeeze, but that's why they provide trays in case you want to go back to your room. It's not an earth-shattering buffet, but with bagels, toast, and yogurt, we were satisfied. For the price, I don't understand why you'd bother with another hotel in Portland! The staff was friendly, the room comfortable and spacious, and you're either a short drive or a decent walk to everything downtown. Also, there's excellent pizza across the street. Really.
4.6 on June 26, 2014
We found the room way beyond our hopes in style, comfort and size. We are budget minded but did opt for the private hallway bathroom, as it turned out this was even a bonus, our bath was clean and private and did not stink or steam our room as an ensuite might have. The staff were helpful and friendly to the highest degree. We are active and enjoy walking so the fourth floor walk up to our room was fine with us and when we tired of walking into the old port cabs were readily available - though there were fine and interesting eateries and bars in the immediate area. We will be back!
3.8 on June 25, 2014
clean, affordable, great location
5 on June 25, 2014
Inn at St. John in was a wonderful place to stay for the final couple days of our honeymoon in Portland. The hotel was charming and a bit quirky, but also had all the modern comforts you might need (all toiletries provided in bathroom, fridge in the room, air conditioning and room darkening shades, comfortable and clean bed with plenty of pillows). The front desk staff were exceptionally helpful in suggesting places to park or eat or explore. Food is provided in the main lobby which was wonderful for breakfast or a quick snack later in the day. Parking was convenient right behind the hotel. You COULD walk to downtown but we chose to drive and it was very quick and easy. Located about a block from Portland's AA baseball team, the Sea Dogs, where we decided to take in a very enjoyable game since we were so close! Overall, I'd definitely recommend Inn at St. John's!
4.6 on June 24, 2014
Our visit at St. John Inn was the perfect way to begin our New England trip.
3.8 on June 24, 2014
Stayed in a single room with a bathroom across the hall. Very quaint and the room was very comfortable and affordable for one person. A great deal!
3.8 on June 24, 2014
Very nice, comfortable and charming inn! Room 9c was well appointed with very comfortable bed and linens. Stairs were a bit steep but it adds to the charm and character of the inn. Staff was very friendly. Bed and Breakfast might be a bit overstated, since they only provide a very marginal continental breakfast; from the price point this can be overlooked. Shared bath was fairly clean but a little dated in a public restroom kind of way. Would definitely stay there again if budget minded. CK
4.6 on June 23, 2014
Very professional, friendly staff. Very old, unique layout to house. Breakfast was fine but nothing special.
3.0 on June 21, 2014
Very nice and convenient hotel in Portland.
4.6 on June 20, 2014
The Inn at St. John's was a wonderful B&B. Located within about 10 minutes of plenty of restaurants and other locales within Portland. Service was great and the room was very clean and nice. Would definitely go back on my next stay in Portland
4.0 on June 20, 2014
We arrived in the evening and were invited to unload our car and settle into our room before moving it around back. Plenty of parking. Our room was very large and clean, and the bed was comfortable. Both the evening and morning staff were pleasant. We would definitely stay here again. One note for people looking at this inn-- the stairs are quite steep and might be difficult for older people to negotiate. Book a room lower down if you need it as there is no elevator!
5 on June 19, 2014
We just stayed in this beautiful hotel and we loved it! First, they gave us an upgrade and we were very grateful. The room was huge! there was one king bed in one room, with a tv, a small table and chairs, and a small desk and another room with a single bed, a small couch and another tv. This room was separated by a french door, so it was perfect for me and my sister. The hotel is perfectly located in a residential area but is very close to walk to downtown and to historic Portland. We parked the car in their parking lot and walk all over. Breakfast was very good: hard boiled eggs, cereals, juices, coffee and tea, breads, spreads, and cake. We had some food that we needed to keep in the fridge and they were kind enough to keep it in their general fridge. We will definitely come back here and I strongly recommend this hotel to everyone. Book in advance, when we were there in June, the hotel was full.
4.6 on June 18, 2014
Recently renovated, old, charming hotel. Very clean and comfortable. Staff exceptionally pleasant and helpful. Reasonable prices. Nice continental breakfast including fresh fruit and 24 hour coffee/tea. Location about a 40 minute walk to Old Port.
4.0 on June 18, 2014
We booked a king size room on the 2nd floor, and were surprised with an "upgrade" when we arrived. The upgraded room was on the first floor and quite spacious and comfortable. However, because it was ground level we could hear traffic and people walking by at all times (which is why we booked an upper level in the first place). The inn is a bit of a hike from the old port (1.5miles), we have walked it in the past, but chose to drive this trip. They have a wide variety of continental breakfast options and free water, coffee and cookies at other times throughout the day. I would recommend this hotel to those looking for a clean, comfortable and affordable option that don't mind either walking a lot or having to take their car out to dinner, etc.
4.4 on June 18, 2014
This is a great Bed and Breakfast. The staff is friendly and helpful and the room was clean.
4.4 on June 18, 2014
We were delighted to find such a lovely Victorian inn right in Portland -- with the added benefit of it being dog friendly. Walking in felt like taking a step back in time. While our bath was "shared", it was just across the hall, was very clean, and felt very private. Staff were helpful, the computer in the lobby was a welcome convenience, the continental breakfast was more extensive than most, and the coffee/tea and cookies available all day were a considerate (and tasty) touch. We would definitely stay there again.
4.4 on June 18, 2014
Great value. Convenient location. Clean, well-maintained. Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly staff. Would stay again.
4.8 on June 17, 2014
We stayed for 3 nights with our 6 month old baby in the shared bathroom hostel style room. It was very clean, had a microwave and mini fridge, and basically anything you could possibly want in a room. We shared a bathroom, but for the price it was awesome! We had a sink in the room also so we didn't have to use the bathroom except for the toilet and shower. They provided a pack-n-play for our baby. The room was honestly perfect. I will stay here every time I go to Portland. The breakfast was basic but had some great muffins and soy milk.
5 on June 17, 2014
My stay at St. John Inn was pleasant. I arrived exhausted and was able to rest and get work done during the week. The staff were helpful, courteous, and professional. The value was outstanding and I will certainly stay there again when I visit Portland, ME. -J. Toby Knudsen
3.0 on June 17, 2014
The Inn has a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere and it's in a convenient location for touring around the area.
3.4 on June 15, 2014
The rooms were as described on the website. We were a little disappointed in the size if the bathroom. Also, don't expect nice or new towels. Instead, expect for them to be rough and very used. Overall, decent experience, but I think we will book elsewhere on our next visit to Portland.
4.6 on June 14, 2014
For this trip I got to introduce the St. John to a good friend I was traveling with. We were both in love by the time we left! As always, so wonderful to have this treasure right in downtown Portland - and at such a great price too!
3.8 on June 14, 2014
An enjoyable experience. Staff forthcoming to be helpful. Would be content to return in the future.
4.4 on June 12, 2014
The Inn is a funky cute place at a value price. Very clean, nice smelling,decorated beautifully. The desk service is helpful and friendly. Anticipate I will stay here again when in town.
2.8 on June 11, 2014
The Inn was nice and everyone was very polite and friendly. I just wish that it wasn't so loud. Our room faced the main street and it was very loud with motorcycles driving by and other vehicles.
3.8 on June 11, 2014
We love staying at the Inn at St. John cause we can bring our dog. Its the comforts of home, but without a big price tag. Also, we appreciate the free water and cookies threw out the day.
3.6 on June 11, 2014
quaint, quirky inn
4.2 on June 10, 2014
The kindness and sincerity one wishes for when staying at a B&B can be found at St.Johns Inn. It is the only place I will stay when visiting Portland.
4.8 on June 09, 2014
this was my first visit but definitley not my last to this charming hotel. The little touches were so special.
4.4 on June 08, 2014
A perfect place to stay when visiting Portland. The staff is extremely helpful and easy to talk to. The rooms are very personable and they offer a wide variety of price ranges, meaning you can save money as long as you don't mind sharing a restroom with other guests (I spent this extra money on delicious Maine lobster!). And my favorite part was the hospitality of the Inn - free bottled water, fresh-baked cookies out in the lobby for guests in the evening, and a friendly continental breakfast in the morning. I will definitely stay here again the next time I am in Portland.
5 on June 08, 2014
We spent one night at the inn and we loved it. Location was great . Service was outstanding. Everyone was very professional. I would highly recommend this hotel and would stay again.
4.8 on June 06, 2014
We arrived very late, after one AM. We were greeted warmly by the man at the front desk and to our room in minutes. So grateful for a good breakfast selection the next morning and the lovely cleaning staff. Yet another happy experience at the Inn. Thanks so much:)
5 on June 05, 2014
What a wondeful place to stay! Our rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the staff was very helpful! Thanks so much!
4.6 on June 04, 2014
It was great... As usual....
3.6 on June 04, 2014
We've stayed here a few times whenever we come to Portland. It's always clean. A few quirky/unique things about the place (example: variable hot water). But usually such a bargain. This time slightly more expensive than usual because of the season but still worth it.
3.8 on June 04, 2014
A friendly, welcoming inn that offered a comfortable home away from home for a weekend overnight. The lovely room was well-appointed and, although, small was a cozy retreat. Staff were friendly and helpful. Only issue was the frequent noise from other customers going to and from their room to their private bath across the hall.
3.6 on June 04, 2014
About a 20 minute walk from downtown. There were complimentary coffee, tea, cookies, and water bottles in the lobby 24 hours. Also the typical complimentary bagels, cereal, oatmeal for breakfast. Overall nothing too fancy, but fabulous value.
4.6 on June 02, 2014
We had a great time at the inn and found the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly. We had a room with a private bath. The room was small but comfortable and everything was extremely clean and high quality.
4.6 on May 30, 2014
Inn at St. John has unassuming street frontage that is simple and inviting (but don't blink twice or you will miss it!). The interior welcomes with vintage elegant trim and decor. So many new hotels have what I might call "surface elegance", this is the real deal. The second floor hallway with the funky set of two steps entering the 3rd floor was a surprise yet in its way charming. My small double room was the perfect size with a charming en-suite set up for making coffee or tea, I was happy to just go downstairs for their simple and tasty continental breakfast. The lilac wallpaper in my room AND in its adjoining private bath was again elegant without pretension. The provided fluffy white robe made going out into the hallway no big deal. The bed was comfy with just enough room to get to both sides of the bed. The plugs were adequate for charging my electronic devices. I can't wait to return to the Inn at St. John if I ever again need an overnight stay in Portland, ME.
4.2 on May 28, 2014
This is a charming inn with great beds. However, the stairs are quite steep and I was recovering from foot surgery and my mom has a bad back. I called to ensure that we were on the first floor. Well, we were, technically. They have a "lobby" floor and our rooms were on what I would call the second floor. I was unhappy about this. The inn itself was great and the front desk staff very helpful with this exception.
3.8 on May 27, 2014
Our 2 night stay at St. John's was pleasant and relaxing. The room needed some updates to decor,especially in the bathroom. But the hotel was a friendly and easily accessible place. I'd go back.
3.6 on May 26, 2014
The rooms were clean and comfortable, the bathroom was also clean. It was quiet and there was plenty of parking. The complimentary breakfast was sufficient and overall the Inn was a wonderful value. I would absolutely stay here again.
4.6 on May 22, 2014
I always stay here when I go and visit portland I Love it Great value
4.2 on May 22, 2014
The Inn at St. John is a great value with a very gracious feel, exceptionally helpful staff and a great location. A few healthier breakfast items would be helpful -- mostly white flour and sugar -- not so good for diabetics etc.
4.4 on May 22, 2014
Always comfortable, welcoming and reliable, and at a great price too. Love the Inn at St. John!.
3.8 on May 21, 2014
Our room had a bathroom in the hallway, which was a little inconvenient , but it was clean. Our bed was comfortable and the room was nice. The staff was very nice. We booked late and next time I would ask for a room with a bathroom in it!
4.8 on May 21, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at the Inn! It is a really nice, charming Inn. Our room was huge, very comfortable and very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful- gave us a great dinner recommendation. We will definitely be staying here again when we are in Portland and recommending to friends!
4.0 on May 20, 2014
We had a wonderful and affordable stay for two nights at the Inn at St. John. Room and bathroom was clean, staff was very friendly, and we had a typical continental breakfast with muffins, etc. If I had any complaint it was that the blowing flags hanging outside our room kept my husband up all night long the second night we stayed there. I slept like a log but if you're a light sleeper, I would certainly request a room other than 7A. I would not hesitate to stay here again!
4.4 on May 19, 2014
My girlfriend and I had a great time here. The rooms and bathrooms were spotless and the location is right near downtown Portland.
4.6 on May 17, 2014
We have stayed at the Inn twice now and each time has been great. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the rooms have been excellent. Very clean with more attention to detail and courtesy items (bottled water, toothpaste, etc) than other places we've stayed. Great, convenient location - can't ask for more! Much appreciated!! Keep up the great work!
3.8 on May 17, 2014
Rooms were clean, and location felt secure. I would stay again if visiting Portland.
5 on May 17, 2014
The Inn at St. John is a trip back in time. Excellent.
4.4 on May 15, 2014
We were very happy with our stay. The Inn was easy to find; parking was very close and convenient. The staff got us checked in, in just a minute, to our first floor room. We were glad to be on the first floor, as the stairs looked quite steep, for my husband's bad back. The room was very nice, updated, clean, and even had a fridge. The staff were very nice and helpful - suggested a few restaurants, which I were off the beaten track, and excellent! (We don't like the chain restaurants). Breakfast was everything we needed; we appreciated the bottles of water, that we could take from the fridge, whenever needed. We enjoyed our stay, and would definitely come back!
3.6 on May 14, 2014
The room itself was nice and cozy. It had more of a hotel feel than a typical bed and breakfast but it was nice. The best part about it was that everyone there was incredibly nice. We had one individual offer to give us hints and suggestions for sightseeing while in Portland, but he never followed up. We managed just fine, but his input would have been nice. Going off-season was great as the stated value in the room was far more than we wound up paying. I wouldn't pay the full price for that room but it was quite the value at what we payed. The room, specifically and the Inn in general were all very clean and the housekeeper did a great job of tidying up when we were out for the day. Good thing there are plenty of restaurants nearby as the Inn offered a "Continental Breakfast" which, for us at least, consisted of dry, flavorless muffins and passable coffee. I think next time we're going to try a bed and breakfast that is a bit more bed and breakfast-y, but I wouldn't rule out a return trip here.
3.4 on May 14, 2014
Great welcome, great services, good location. Rooms are quite small but nice. Breakfast zone is to small i think. The first day, we have to waiting other guest finish to be able to take a sit and enjoy the breakfast... I'll return at St-John for my next trip in Portland for sure !
4.8 on May 13, 2014
My wife and I stayed here for our first visit to Portland. The staff was helpful and friendly without being in any way cloying or clingy. The room was clean, nicely lighted, tastefully decorated. I particularly appreciated the Van Gogh print on the wall above the old-timey chest of drawers. The Inn is located at some distance from a lot of the city's attractions, but driving was relatively painless, and the Inn provides ample parking for its guests. It was an exemplary stay all around, and my wife and I will definitely be staying at the Inn at St John on our next trip to Portland.
4.6 on May 07, 2014
We had a great time! We would recommend a stay here to anyone looking for a unique place to stay.
4.8 on May 06, 2014
Excellent hotel, convenient location, great atmosphere. The only problem was that my stay was so short as I got in late and had to head out first thing in the morning. I stay in a lot of higher end, chain type hotels for conferences and meetings, and I much prefer the individuality and style of some place like Inn at St. John, and the price is very reasonable considering it's Portland. Would not hesitate to stay again, and I hope I get the chance to.
4.4 on May 05, 2014
Our stay was without fault, service excellent, room comfortable and very clean. Hotel is conveniently located about a 15-20 min walk to the Portland waterfront area. Free parking, internet and in room safe. Absolutely nothing to complain about and would stay here again without any hesitation.
4.2 on May 05, 2014
A wonderful getaway weekend.
4.8 on May 04, 2014
Loved staying at this B&B. The decor is excellent and service was awesome. Will definately be staying here again
4.4 on May 04, 2014
This is a charming place. Great value and close to attraction.
4.0 on May 01, 2014
good value for the price. friendly staff. nice rooms. great location.
3.8 on April 30, 2014
The room was nice and affordable, but the breakfast was not really that much different than what you would get at a decent hotel. The only warm food was instant oatmeal that you made yourself in the microwave.
4.4 on April 29, 2014
So affordable, comfortable, quiet, and clean. The room was just the right size, nicely decorated and appointed...VERY comfortable bed. The bathroom was very clean, great shower, and great towels. Enjoyed 20 minute walk to the State Theater and restaurants. The breakfast was uninspired but had the basics. I look forward to staying there whenever I'm in Maine's big city.
4.6 on April 29, 2014
Great value, handy enough location, super attention to detail, quirky, considerate staff
4.0 on April 28, 2014
Love the inn. Friendly folk and fabulous rooms. Both layed back and elegant. The inn at St. John is The perfect place to make your temporary home, whether For a night or a week. Love.
4.0 on April 25, 2014
What a steal! Super cute, affordable and relatively close to downtown. The staff was really nice and helpful. We went off season and it was a little chilly to take the 20 minute walk downtown, but if you have a car, they have parking. Very small but adorable rooms, nice and clean, and very affordable.
4.8 on April 24, 2014
The hotel and staff are wonderful, and a great bargain. If climbing stairs is a challenge, request a ground level room. Warning - no elevator!
4.8 on April 22, 2014
The room was lovely and scrupulously clean. We even discovered that the Inn takes dogs. The staff were all very friendly, and breakfast next morning was quite good. I would definitely stay there next time we're in Portland.
5 on April 21, 2014
I put my review in the title line; I should put my title in the review space. "Don't miss out! Stay at the Inn at St. John"!
4.2 on April 21, 2014
We have enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The rooms were nice and clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful (I had a problem with the car and they have referred me to their "family" mechanic who did an amazing job), so our overall experience was really good.
4.6 on April 21, 2014
We always look forward to staying at The Inn at St John. Don't ever change!
5 on April 18, 2014
I loved my room!
3.6 on April 13, 2014
The photos do not lie. This place is loaded with old-world charm, and at decent prices. Friendly staff and walking distance to downtown. Clean rooms, safe parking, and easy to locate. I would come back here anytime.
5 on April 13, 2014
This was my second stay at Inn at St John, I love the Victorian feel of the place. Its great for a romantic get away or if you just want to be right in the center of town. Its definitely my favorite place to stay in Portland. The breakfast is a very nice continental breakfast with a good variety to choose from. Don't expect to get hot items though.
4.4 on April 12, 2014
We have stayed at the Inn many times. Their level of service has always been consistent; it's what we've come to expect. And the Inn is beautifully done; cozy; comfortable. They do not offer dining, however they have a great selection of continental breakfast items. The Portland area offers an aray of dining experiences. We highly recommend staying at The Inn At St John.
4.6 on April 11, 2014
It was a wonderful stay. Everything was outstanding. I would certainly return.
4.2 on April 09, 2014
The Inn at St. John exceeded my expectations. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. The Inn was a short walk or cab ride to the center of Portland. We will be back!
3.6 on April 07, 2014
C'est un charmant hôtel vieux style, un peu rococo bien propre avec tous plein de petites attentions. Situé en bordure du quartier des arts et du le vieux port, on peut faire un beau tour de ville pour autant que l'on aime la marche.
4.6 on April 03, 2014
It was a very good value, I would've liked to have a better breakfast spread but for the price it was acceptable. The room was beautiful and large. We enjoyed our stay very much!
4.4 on April 02, 2014
The Inn at St. John really surprised us in a pleasant way. We were expecting a neat, clean room and nothing more. Our room was nicely decorated and well-proportioned with a big bathroom. The bathroom was well stocked with big, thick towels and a good selection of high-end bathing products - soap, shampoo, etc. Parking and an adequate continental breakfast are included in the price. Staff was efficient and cordial and offered dining suggestions when we checked in. We definitely plan to make the Inn our regular 'pied a terre' when we visit our family in Portland.
3.6 on April 01, 2014
Very nice rooms, a good continental breakfast, and good service. The Inn is a very good value and I would definitely stay there again.
4.8 on April 01, 2014
I really enjoyed my stay at the Inn. It was too short, only a night. The room was really charming and we enjoyed to have our private bathroom. We were greeted in a very warmful manner. And we received good advises about the city. And there was plenty parking space! We recommand this Inn!
4.8 on March 30, 2014
Clean room and bathroom. I reserved the smallest room with a private bathroom. It was a slow night so they upgraded my room a level. I found the wifi to be fast and reliable. The TV had plenty of channels. Staff was very nice. Continental breakfast was fresh and had enough choices. All in all there is no where else I would stay in Portland.
4.0 on March 30, 2014
I would highly recommend The Inn at St. John in Portland. Our room exceeded our expectations in furnishings, decor style and size. The room was quiet and perfectly groomed by the cleaning staff (the towels were very soft and clean). Another note: the black-out curtains/blinds were very appreciated for a very dark-room for sleeping. The staff gave excellent service (checked in with us about room temperature & took care of cancelling and making restaurant reservations). The hotel itself is perfectly clean and well-maintained (very clean floor, freshly painted, very clean everywhere, even in winter when we visited). And, of course, the price simply can not be beat. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Portland.
4.8 on March 28, 2014
The Inn at St. John is this surprisingly affordable place to stay in Portland. The rooms are super clean, the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful, and it's easy to get around town (the bus stops right outside and it's not a far walk for the adventurous!). This is now my go-to place to stay and I look forward to it every time.
4.6 on March 27, 2014
Would always stay at St John's again. Nice, compfy, clean and not to expensive place.
4.2 on March 26, 2014
Wasnt sure what to expect when we booked, thought it might be like a cheap hotel. Not the case! It was great, really cozy rooms which are very well set up. Loved the front lobby, felt like I was walking through an Inn from decades or centuries ago. Awesome spot and an excellent value!
5 on March 23, 2014
Friendly staff. Very accommodating. Reasonable. Clean. Romantic.
3.0 on March 23, 2014
Stayed on a Tues, Wed. night in March. Top floor, facing Congress Street. Traffic noise was very loud throughout the stay. Wed. night, a tractor trailer truck parked in front the Inn, idled all night long, keeping me away from 2am through sunrise. After my complaint, the Front desk called Portland PD, truck move across the street to private parking lot, no improvement. Portland PD came again, truck moved again, back in front of the Inn. A very noisy night. The Inn is in somewhat industrial area. The Inn did not compensate me in any way for my sleepless night.
4.2 on March 19, 2014
Hotels don't normally leave me impressed. On a whole, they make me feel claustrophobic and out of place. The Inn at St John was both affordable, and exceptionally comfortable. It provided me with a sense of a cosy home, without the musty grandparents' basement smell. I enjoyed my stay immensely, and I'm positive I will be back.
3.8 on March 14, 2014
Well kept rooms and friendly staff make this a great value stay!
4.4 on March 13, 2014
We have stayed here before and it was very good and very comfortable and we recommend it to friends with or without dogs
5 on March 12, 2014
I have stayed at the Inn three times over the last 3 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my visit. It is centrally located with easy access to restaurants, stores, and the bus station. I have always found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. I look forward to my next visit.
3.0 on March 11, 2014
I stay at the st. john from time to time and it always feels like home.
5 on March 08, 2014
I wouldn't stay anywhere else! The Inn at St John is amazing. The staff is kind and accommodating and the rooms are so unique! Love it! Brighid
4.4 on March 07, 2014
This was a quick, last minute weekend getaway - the Inn is centrally located, clean and the staff very friendly.....I would recommend it and stay again. The dining rating is for the included breakfast - while not to my tastes it is a nice amenity....
3.6 on March 03, 2014
Great, inexpensive spot to see Portland. A little further from town than we realized, but still walkable. Rooms are small but clean and well worth the money.
4.0 on March 03, 2014
I stayed here with my husband because it was close to the music venue our concert was at and reasonably priced. The Inn was very clean and staff were friendly. We enjoyed our stay and would go back again.
3.4 on March 02, 2014
Overall it is a nice place to stay but the rooms need some "refreshing" and the bed quality to could be imporved. My room was also very hot regardless how much I turned down the heat. The rooms were extremely clean and the staff was helpful and friendly.
4.6 on February 25, 2014
Discovered this B&B 1 year ago and it isnow our go to place to stay inPortland. Easy parking, wonderful at tentative staff and easy booking process.
4.4 on February 24, 2014
Loved my stay at the Inn at St John. Everyone was very friendly and they gave me a free upgrade so I didn't have to carry my belongings up the stairs. The room was beautiful and clean and I had a wonderful stay. Would love to go back and stay again.
3.2 on February 23, 2014
Upstairs room directly overlooking street was heated by a space heater; room cool in evening and road noise horrific. Bring ear plugs. Bathroom VERY tiny - you hit your head on the sink if you sit on the toilet and only a skiny person can shower in the shower stall. If you are tall or over 135 lbs it's going to be a tight squeeze in the shower. Breakfast offering met expectations (nothing hot like eggs/bacon) but you can make your own oatmeal and there is enough of a selection to choose from. Staff did carry my luggage to the 2nd floor; otherwise no interaction with them and no greeting when I returned from work or have a good day when I left for work. (I'm from the south so we wish everyone a good day and good evening when they return. It's the nice polite thing to do.) Room was truly clean - bathroom spotless. I will likely stay again but will bring ear plugs and not stay in a room facing the road. Will try to locate a room with a larger bathroom so I don't knock my teeth out when I sit on the toilet. Stairs are extremely STEEP in grade; railings provided so use them.
4.2 on February 22, 2014
I needed a place for the night due to weather and scheduling issues. This was the closest to the location I needed. So much better than I was thinking I would find.
4.8 on February 19, 2014
Wonderful little inn, tons of character, so affordable, and wonderfully friendly staff. Would definitely return. :)
4.2 on February 18, 2014
I love winters at the Inn. Great value, warm atmosphere, and friendly staff. My only complaint is that the space heater provided didn't warm the bathroom enough and the floor was cold. Overall an excellent package and well worth the stay.
4.8 on February 15, 2014
Excellent value and very friendly staff.
5 on February 12, 2014
I booked a room at The Inn at St. John's for a father/daughter weekend. When we got there the lady at the desk was so kind and welcoming. When we got to our room it was very nice and cozy. Dad could not stop talking about how much he liked the Inn. He thought the breakfast was delicious, the beds were really comfy and the place was really clean. I can't wait to go back again!
4.8 on February 11, 2014
I spent 2+ weeks at the Inn at St. John in January/February, 2014 and was delighted with it. I stayed mostly in Room 107, one of their most expensive, but still very reasonable and quite comparable to much more expensive rooms in other Portland hotels/b&b's. Room was nicely furnished, very comfortable and was kept immaculately clean. Continental breakfast offered muffins, English muffins, croissants, toast, hot and cold cereal, juices, coffee and tea; again, a notch above what one might expect in a relatively inexpensive place. Staff were always there, always pleasant. I highly recommend the Inn to any who are considering a stay there.
4.4 on February 11, 2014
Wonderful room, friendly staff, lovely night's sleep.
3.8 on February 11, 2014
An overnight stay. Very pretty, charming place. Clean, friendly, warm.
4.8 on February 06, 2014
A lovely spot! Beautiful and comfortable accommodations with a very kind, friendly, and helpful staff. I would highly recommend the Inn at St. John to anyone staying in Portland.
4.4 on February 03, 2014
This is a fantastic Inn with charming rooms and very friendly, helpful staff. We are frequent visitors and always feel like we're coming "home" when we arrive. The rooms are quaint, clean, and comfortable. My only word of warning is that one needs to be able to climb stairs as their is no elevator.
5 on February 02, 2014
Like traveling into the past with spacious rooms, wonderful staff and a great value. Whenever we need a place to stay in Portland, it's alway St Johns!
4.6 on January 31, 2014
I've stayed at the Inn at St. John several times, and always love going back. The staff are amazingly friendly, the rooms are so comfy and cute, and there are snacks available 24/7! I do think this was my first time staying in a room that was adjacent to Congress St., and that made the street noise a little more in-your-face, but tolerable - especially since it was a chillier night and the heater was running most of the time; I had no problems sleeping (and I am prone to, especially away from home).
4.0 on January 29, 2014
We were very impressed with the clean facility, it's proximity to the Old Port district and the staff.
5 on January 28, 2014
My husband happened upon this inn while searching for places to stay in Portland, Maine. This is a quaint, clean, lovely inn with wonderful staff. We loved our stay. The rooms were very affordable. We can't wait to go back.
4.6 on January 27, 2014
Excellent highly affordable place to stay
5 on January 26, 2014
I spent two nights at the Inn and it was very pleasant. Great location, close to some good restaurants, great breakfast, and a beautiful room! Would definitely stay again,
3.8 on January 26, 2014
Can't beat the price. There isn't much going on in the immediate vicinity of the Inn, but Portland is so walkable that it didn't much matter. The staff were friendly, the room was clean if a bit dated, and there was ample off-street parking for our car. If you're budget conscious and don't mind a little walking (or have a car), I'd definitely recommend the Inn at St. John.
3.8 on January 25, 2014
I hesitate to share a review of this place, preferring to keep it a secret. But the Inn at St. John's deserves recognition. It is a reasonably priced, professionally run place with lovely old-timey style. My girlfriend and I have stayed three times over the last few years, each time in a different room. The rooms are reliably clean and quite charming. Love this place.
5 on January 25, 2014
I must admit that upon pulling up to the Inn located in a down toen looking area I was skeptical. Check in was a breeze. Front desk staff were pleasant ant helpful. You actually get a key to the room. Reviews said the rooms were small. Our room was large. King bed, desk, seating area. Perhaps it was narrow but spacious enough. The unroll Kurig coffee maker a huge plus. The bathroom was well stocked and certainly clean. Coffee, tea, cookies available in the lobby all hours of the day. Breakfast was delicious and ample. Our room was located directly off the lobby, sound was not an issue. All in all this in was a tremendous value! I will certainly stay here in the future.
4.2 on January 25, 2014
We had the luxury room very spacious with a comfortable bed. Bathroom with lots of nice towels and a great jaccuzi type tub, bubble bath provided! The Keurig coffee machine was a nice surprise. The continental style breakfast was more then adequate. Definitely recommend and would visit again.
4.8 on January 24, 2014
We only needed a place to stay for one night, and I found the Inn online. My husband was taking me to Cross Jewelers, and the Inn is only a mile or so from the Arts District of Portland. The place is just gorgeous. Very European. It reminded me of a B & B we stayed at in Dublin. Beautiful decor and old world charm. Very friendly staff & we were upgraded to a King Room. Cozy, clean and really pretty. Breakfast in the AM was lovely. Highly recommend. We will be back when the weather gets nice.
4.0 on January 22, 2014
We were basically looking for a place to lay our heads so the smaller room was cozy rather than confining and still a good deal based on what we paid. Very helpful reception went out of their way to give a detailed route to a restaurant we were considering. And very generous breakfast buffet we lingered over more than an hour reading the complementary newspaper on a lazy Sunday morning.
4.2 on January 21, 2014
This is the fifth time I have stayed here. The staff are welcoming and friendly. The rooms are pretty and the beds are wonderfully comfortable. Each time I have stayed I've had a room that faces the back parking lot and it is very quiet. You have the option of a private bath or shared bath, and both have always been very clean. Parking in Portland is awful, so it is convenient to have parking available adjacent to the Inn. While it is walking distance to downtown, a 20 minute walk, I would not do so late at not or alone, as the people on the streets are incredible aggressive.
4.4 on January 20, 2014
I wanted to visit Portland, ME because of all of the wonderful things, I had heard about it, and really wanted to go out to dinner for lobster. I was only staying one night, so I decided to stay at the St. John's Inn, mainly due to the affordability, and it is non-smoking. When I booked my reservation, in the comments section, I stated that I have asthma and allergies to perfume and tobacco. Right away the wonderful gentleman at the front desk called me. When I arrived, he let me view a couple of he rooms, that they had not cleaned yet, to see if they would accommodate my allergy issues. I picked one, and he had the cleaning staff clean the room with an environmentally friendly cleaning products. I have worked in the airline industry for many years, and have been a flight attendant. Because of this I have stayed in thousands of hotels. This was the first time anyone had ever been so considerate about my allergies. They made me feel so special; it was almost like being in a spa. The service is top notch. They advised me on places to go, gave me maps, helped with the bus schedule, and offered to carry my bags. These things are offered at a lot of hotels, but it's the care, compassion and joy, that they put into their jobs, that makes the difference. I read a review that said this was in a Downtown/seedy area, and they did not feel safe. That person has obviously never been to New York, Chicago, LA or Detroit. I'm form Chicago, and I was a single female traveler, and don't consider this area unsafe. It was more like a neighborhood to me. I found the Inn to be cozy and cute. It's not in the main tourist area, but is a short cab or bus ride away. It is worth looking into if you want to stay somewhere that has a history, and makes you feel like a part of the area; or are on a budget. I so enjoyed my stay, I’m planning a weekend there with friends this year.
4.4 on January 20, 2014
I had a great experience during my 1 night at Inn at St John. It is extremely convenient as far as getting to Maine Medical Center (would be walking distance although it happened to be raining like mad), the room was small but comfortable, and breakfast was pleasant. The staff was also very welcoming. The only downsides, that didn't really bother me, was an outdated TV and a small shower. Would definitly stay there again!
3.6 on January 15, 2014
Wanted to hang out in the old port, had a great time, The Inn is always the best deal in town and very cozy and friendly.
4.0 on January 12, 2014
I enjoyed my brief stay at the Inn at St. John. The B&B is very cute and exceeded my expectations. I was very pleased to have such quaint and comfy accommodations for the same price as a cheap motel! I would certainly stay here again in the future. It was clear the staff care very much about guests enjoying their stay. Heidi Jan 2014
4.0 on January 11, 2014
These are beautiful value rooms located in a renovated, historic hotel within walking distance of the Old Port. If you are looking for a 5 star plated breakfast, this isn't the place for you, but if you are looking for beautiful rooms with character, friendly service, and a convenient location at an exceptional value this is the best stop in Portland! I have stayed here 5 times in the past 2 years, and intend to be back soon!
3.8 on January 07, 2014
We wanted to be kinda close to home, but a getaway for the 2 of us,no children.I found Inn at St Johns on here and the reviews were good. So we decided to do it..We had a wonderful time ,he took advantage of the jet tub for a very sore shoulder. We slept well.There was food and coffee in the a.m. and it was good also. If there was 1 thing we didn't like was parking, it is down town, the overflow wasn't far just a pain to get to with one ways etc but overall a wonderful time.. Thanks ISJ
4.6 on January 07, 2014
My partner and I have stayed at St. John's Inn several times and always have a great experience. The rooms are all so unique and different, we love not knowing how the setup in our room is going to look. The wall paper is a little dated, but who cares. Staff is very friendly and helpful, location is only a quick walk or cab ride to downtown Portland. Our most recent stay was during a snow storm, our car was cleaned off and shoveled out, I couldn't have been more impressed!
4.8 on January 06, 2014
My wife and I had never been to Maine and our stay with you was a dream come true. The location was convenient and provided many opportunities for us to explore. The room and all of the amenities that the Inn at St John had to offer was first class. The cookies were a nice surprise and tasted fresh from a bakery.
4.0 on January 06, 2014
I love staying at this cute little gem of a place. The staff is super friendly and the inn is always clean. Such a great value and close proximity to downtown happenings. We look forward to our next stay in Portland.
4.6 on January 05, 2014
We had a terrific visit at the Inn. We got snowed in with our child and dog an extra day and the inn was very accommodating. The inn is a great value in the winter and we've already recommended it to others. A couple people had cars get stuck in the snow and the staff moved them for them. A great find!
4.2 on January 04, 2014
This is a nice old hotel. There are no elevators, or pool BUT the place is beautiful. The room was wonderful, there is free wi fi, a decent breakfast and the hotel is a great value. I will use it again when I stay in Portland.
4.8 on January 03, 2014
It has become a New Year's tradition. One night stay in Portland before New Year's Eve. My girlfriend and I have been staying at the Inn for at least 4 years now and 3 New Years. Service is always good, we got an upgrade which was very nice. Breakfast is always good and well they have milk and cookies out all day. A wonderful place to stay no matter the room.
3.2 on January 02, 2014
We came here once as a couple and recently returned with two young kids and their grandma. Everyone had a great time. Clean rooms, friendly staff, easy booking/check out, affordable rates, and multiple options for continental breakfast. Inn is near the train station as well as close to great dinner spots and rooms are toasty warm and quiet. Thank you!
4.2 on January 01, 2014
Nice atmosphere, coutious staff, very neat rooms, fully equipped with all the basics. Decent and fresh continental breakfast, free parking and very close to everything. Will return in the summer for sure!
3.4 on December 30, 2013
The jacuzzi suites won't blow you away, but overall a good value and good place to stay.
5 on December 30, 2013
I've stayed at the Inn at St. John three times so far, and I always have a wonderful stay. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and my room is always cozy and comfortable. It's a great deal (especially in the off-season), and an easy walk (or, if you're in a rush, bus ride) up Congress Street to the middle of town. I plan to keep coming back every time I stop in Portland. (Note: Wasn't sure what to mark for dining -- do they mean nearby? Portland in general has great food. If they mean at the hotel itself, they don't have a restaurant, but they do always put out nice breakfast food in the morning and cookies in the afternoon, plus tea/coffee/hot chocolate all the time).
4.6 on December 30, 2013
We've stayed at the Inn at St. John twice in the past four weeks and found it's decor charming, prices unbeatable, and service incredibly friendly and responsive. Additionally, it's near the hub of Portland for restaurants and shopping. You must set your expectations for the price point, and if you're on an upper floor, you must be comfortable with stairs. Given that, we highly recommend it.
4.4 on December 29, 2013
Quaint, accessible, terrific front desk staff. We appreciate the self-park (included in room cost), and easy in/out.
4.6 on December 26, 2013
Super cute and super cheap- this is where I go when I am in Portland. An easy walk to the best brunch spots. Next door is an awesome hipster BBQ place that even has some chill live music,
4.6 on December 25, 2013
We stayed at St. John's Inn because our daughter was interviewing at Maine Medical Center which is right next door to the Inn. This is a cozy place. Clean and quiet. Friendly staff.
4.6 on December 19, 2013
This place is perfect for a weekend getaway! Food was great (although I wish they had a bit more selection for breakfast), service was excellent, it's very reasonably priced and they cleaned off my car during the storm! I'll be coming back again with my boyfriend for more of these weekends :)
4.0 on December 18, 2013
Excellent service, lovely cozy inn. Restaurant recommendations were great! Staff even cleared our car off and made sure we could get out of the snowy parking space!! Very helpful staff. Will stay there again when we are in Portland.
4.8 on December 18, 2013
Loved everything about this bed and breakfast! Will definitely book a room here again when in the Portland, Me!
4.0 on December 16, 2013
We've stayed many times here on our way to and from Logan Airport, and just for weekend getaways. Certainly the best value in Portland during the winter months when rates are unbelievably reasonable. We noticed this time that little measures had been taken to keep improving the experience, e.g. Keurig's in room, fancy folded towels. Have mixed feelings about sharing this best kept secret with the world. (Breakfast buffet adequate, but could go way lighter on sweet stuff and show a little more imagination, e.g. have hard-boiled eggs, maybe a cheese selection, etc.) Mike Woodard, Bar Harbor
4.0 on December 15, 2013
My husband & I were looking for a place to overnight in Portland on our way home from the DownEast coastal area, mostly to break up the ride, but also to grab dinner at one of our favorite restaurants there. We didn't want to spend too much & found the Inn at St John online. From the look of the photos, the Victorian decor of the rooms didn't seem to be our style, but we read some good reviews & decided to give it a try, hoping it would at least be clean. Although the room decor indeed wasn't our style, it wasn't offensive, perfectly fine & spotlessly clean. I also didn't expect a fridge & coffee maker in the room, complimentary water, coffee, tea & snacks in the lobby & free continental-like breakfast. In fact, it was so comfortable, we decided to stay an additional night. We will definitely stay there again!
5 on December 15, 2013
The Inn at St. John had one of the best rooms I've stayed in down through the years. The Lobby, breakfast area, and My room were all spotless. Choices of Food for breakfast were excellent. Staff were real nice during check-in and check-out. Lobby decorated with a lot of taste for Christmas. I'll be coming to Portland more often now that I've found this Gem.
4.2 on December 15, 2013
Spacious, quiet room, tastefully appointed, meticulously clean,, at a great price!
5 on December 14, 2013
We were so wonderfully surprised. With the price being so reasonable we were a bit hesitant as to what we might walk into, but it far exceeded our expectations. Really well done!
4.8 on December 14, 2013
My son and I went to Portland for a Beer drinking excursion. We didn't want to spend all of our $ on a room and found the Inn at St John. It was half price of the other hotels in Portland and was very nice. My wife and I will return in the near future.
3.6 on December 11, 2013
We had a room with a hall bath and it was actually really nice. It was really clean and simple. They had a good spread at the continental breakfast, but no other food. They also had 24/7 coffee, tea and bottled water free of charge. It's kind of far from the waterfront, but if you don't mind walking (or taking relatively cheap cab rides), it's a great value.
4.0 on December 11, 2013
We arrived at St. Johns and were delighted with the warm, friendly and courteous staff. They immediately made us feel welcome and were extremely helpful. Our room was charming, the bed was super comfortable and everything was really clean. The continental breakfast was delightful with fresh muffins, bagels, cereal, fruit and granola bars. I am glad St Johns was recommended to us. We will definitely be back.
4.8 on December 09, 2013
Thanks for a lovely stay in Portland.
4.8 on December 09, 2013
This place is awesome. For the price, you can't beat it. It's very clean, and the breakfast is great too. I have stayed many times and I will continue to stay.
4.2 on December 08, 2013
This was our first stay at Inn at St. John. Also our first time in Portland. Lovely inn with helpful/friendly staff. Lovely room and comfortable bed. Good restaurants within walking distance. Sad I didn't get to use the jet tub but bathroom was lovely. Would definitely recommend and stay again.
5 on December 05, 2013
Friendly efficient staff, charming cozy rooms, expansive continental breakfast - and a good location for exploring Portland. I will be back.
2.8 on December 04, 2013
Christmas tree was up, coffee was hot, quiet night, very little parking unless you go to the overflow lot
4.0 on December 03, 2013
Location was perfect an there was parking with two lots. We stayed for a show at the state theater which is close by so it was convenient. We were recommended to stay there from some friends, we'll visit again.
4.4 on December 02, 2013
The place is beautiful lit up at night, the staff was very helpful, and the price was just what I was looking for. The only complaint I have wasn't the inn's fault, but we had a shared bathroom and whoever used it the morning of our check out had some obvious gastrointestinal issues. So maybe consider a private room/bath.
4.4 on December 01, 2013
I recently stayed for the second time at the Inn at St John. Once again I was placed in the sweetest little room with great vintage decor and a nice feeling of privacy. The narrow hallways and winding staircases add to the old fashioned feeling, and you can easily imagine yourself in the time of railroad tycoons and oil barons. Customer service is alive and well among the staff, everyone we came into contact with was friendly and helpful in a genuine way. The breakfast was very nice, enough to get us on our way -- I was thrilled to find gluten free cereal as well! The things that may make this inconvenient for some (steep staircases and off site parking) add to its charm in my opinion and I am thrilled to have such a lovely alternative to the chain/big box hotels. The place was wonderfully clean and it is quickly apparent that the maintenance staff takes its job seriously. I can't wait to go back and try out another unique room!
4.0 on December 01, 2013
Our stay was great. Everything about it was satisfactory or better except for the breakfast. They just had bagels, yogurt, juice, and things like that. We were hoping for something more than that but for the price I think it was a great deal.
4.4 on December 01, 2013
The Inn was great and we will stay there again. We thought the service was outstanding and the location is great. Rooms were well equipped with lots of good quality towels and linens. Nice to have the Keurig coffee maker and the decor was tasteful and charming. The only negative was that the mattress on our bed was uncomfortable.
4.8 on December 01, 2013
Stayed for weekend in first floor room with en suite bath including jacussi tub. Best experience of all time anywhere regardless of expense Plan to come back and try other first floor rooms. Minimal expectations for continental breakfast were far exceeded. Off season was a fabulous experience
3.6 on November 30, 2013
Very cute! An adorable place with lots of character. I loved the decor and the staff were very friendly. Our first room (which was cute as a button) had some issues with the heater, so they upgraded us to a larger room. The larger room was very pretty and spacious, but smelled a bit like someone had been smoking - the only reason that I did not give it the full five stars. The reason I rated it lower for cleanliness is the ash-like stains on one of the pillowcases and bathmat, but otherwise, the place was quite clean. I didn't eat here, but it looked nice and I have to include a rating as part of this review. I think my favorite part was the building itself. It really is just incredibly cute - detailed wallpaper and carpet, warm lighting, delicate iron works, narrow stairs ans some odd angled ceilings. It has an inviting and European feel. It's about a 15 minute walk to the art and government area of town, and 30 minutes to the waterfront - a little long in the cold, but fine for summer weather. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.
4.2 on November 29, 2013
A very short, but enjoyable stay. Just passing thorugh on our way to Camden Maine, we thought we would stop in Portland, and were very pleasantly surprised byt the value and presentation of The Inn at St John. I would defintely stay there again.
3.6 on November 28, 2013
3 nights in Portland sightseeing
4.4 on November 28, 2013
Left my cell phone and they were most helpful in getting it back to me!
5 on November 27, 2013
Live 40 minutes away and always love to dinner, a show at the state theater and inn at St. John breakfast at hot suppah-cant wait for our next trip!!!
4.2 on November 27, 2013
Clean, affordable, and hospitable - this is easily the best place to stay in the heart of Portland for the price.
5 on November 26, 2013
I can't say enough good things about the St. John Inn in Portland. It was very quaint, brings me back to "old time" inns and reminds me of some of the B&B's we have stayed at in Europe. All the staff we encountered were very polite and helpful, the lobby was lovely, the continental breakfast consisted of nice fresh coissants, muffins, cereals, juices, fruits, delicious fresh coffee and a selection of teas. There was bottled water and other drinks available for guests throughout the day, and a computer and printer for guest use (there was wi-fi in the inn as well). Our room was very nicely decorated and the bed very comfortable. We chose a room with a private bath, but those on a budget can choose other kinds of accommodations from private baths across the hall or shared baths. We definitely plan to stay there again during our next trip to Portland. Note that, as said on the web page, there are no elevators and the stairs are pretty steep; however, there appear to be several rooms on the first level and help with bags upstairs if necessary - but it is steep if you have mobility issues.
4.8 on November 26, 2013
I stayed two nights at the Inn during my recent visit to Portland, ME. The first night, I was in a single room, and the second night, in a twin (Queen and Double). The rooms were clean and cosy, and the twin room was very spacious. I have stayed in hotels in Europe with a quarter of the floor space for twice the price! The private hall baths for single rooms was a touch of genius, as it allows guests to have their own bathroom even if it is not ensuite. Also, the housekeeping staff appear to have black belts in origami, and the first thing that struck me was the care taken into folding the towels and loo rolls into decorative patterns. I felt almost guilty to use anything in there! I also love the fact that they have a a small but comfortable lobby with free coffee, tea, water and cookies, to make waiting a pretty pleasant experience.
4.6 on November 25, 2013
The Inn at St. John was a lovely place to stay. The decor is charming and the proprietor was friendly and helpful. The bus stops right across the street. We has a wonderful time.
5 on November 25, 2013
This was a lovely little find in the heart of Portland and is like stepping into the past. The entire Inn is reminiscent of the Victorian era and the staff was more than friendly and helpful. There was no dining at the facility but the above review criteria does not allow for an opt out so I stated that dining was outstanding because if they had it, I'm sure it would be wonderful!
5 on November 23, 2013
My stay was very pleasant. I was looking for a hot shower, goodnight's sleep, and decent breakfast, and that is exactly what I got. Thank you all so much.
4.8 on November 23, 2013
A great value. Perfect place to stay on business or which to spend a romantic evening.
4.6 on November 22, 2013
We went off season to the Inn. Cannot beat the accommodations and service we received for the price we paid. Will go back to the Inn at St Johns if traveling to Maine again.
4.8 on November 22, 2013
Excellent place to stay. It has become a regular place for me to stop on my travels to the northeast
4.8 on November 22, 2013
The Inn at St. John was a pleasant (and affordable) surprise! Nestled in the west end of Portland, the inn was surprisingly quiet! The staff was friendly and helpful, the continental breakfast has all the basics you need, and the rooms have exposed brick that give you that old world charm. We really enjoyed our stay and will definately be back!
4.2 on November 21, 2013
The room was the perfect size although the heat wasn't working too well. A lovely breakfast spread was provided which is always a plus too. Great location! The best part was that the maintenance staff helped us change our flat tire.
4.6 on November 20, 2013
Wonderful period building with friendly staff. Great place to get away.
4.0 on November 20, 2013
Old building with character. Great place to stay for a budget traveler. Continental breakfast provided, with gluten free options available.
4.2 on November 20, 2013
We have been staying at the St. johns Inn for years, and we will continue to in the future, as the prices are great, and the rooms are very well kept and cozy.
3.4 on November 20, 2013
Little worn, but no complaints considering the amount paid. If you have a car, getting to downtown is a breeze, but not sure if walking would be safe.
5 on November 19, 2013
A wonderful Inn
4.4 on November 17, 2013
I found the place by looking at multiple reviews about places to stay in Portland. People were right : the Inn at St John is an extraordinary good deal. The place is a bit far from the center, but there's plenty of parking in the Old Port, so nothing to worry about. We rented a simple room with a double bed and a bathroom in the hallway. Even if the room was small, it was really cozy and well decorated. The bathroom in the hall wasn't a problem for us.Everything was very clean, nothing to complaint about. The breakfast is one of the best continental breakfast I've ever had! Bagels, muffins, fresh fruits, coffee, yogourt, croissants... a lot more than the usual tiny breakfast they give you in some hotels. We were really impressed by the courteous service and the cleanliness of the place. I really recommend the Inn at St John!
4.6 on November 16, 2013
Stayed in a room with private hall bath with my dog for one night while moving to the area. Everyone was so friendly to both of us!
4.6 on November 14, 2013
Even though we had one of the smaller rooms at the inn, our stay was wonderful. The room was well appointed, clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly and happy to speak at length with us regarding our questions about Portland. Overall a very nice experience that we will repeat in the future! Kathy Porter and David Hoyt
4.8 on November 14, 2013
The personal desk and cleaning staff were friendly and helpful. It was very clean and lovely Inn.
3.6 on November 11, 2013
This is the second time we stayed at The Inn at St. John. We have two big dogs, so we have to include them in the search. Our rooms were comfy and very clean. The desk staff is very accommodating and the cleaning staff takes extra care. The price is reasonable. When we stayed there 2 years ago, the area seemed to be a bit "sketchy," and it has improved a bit. If they could only rid themselves of the grocery store next store I believe the Inn would show much better. All in all, we will go back; we love Portland!
4.2 on November 11, 2013
My wife and I spent two pleasant nights at the Inn in October 2013 and we'd definitely stay there again should our travels take us back to Portland. The Inn at St. John occupies a building that is old but very well-maintained. The staff members were friendly and helpful, our room was clean, comfortable and came with conveniences such as a coffee maker, mini-fridge, iron & ironing board. The wifi also worked very well in our room. While not right downtown, you're only a 20-25 minute walk away, with several restaurants & coffee shops along the way, should you need to take a break. This place is not for everyone. If you like the typical motel/hotel room experience that you get with Holiday Inn, Motel 6 et. al. you probably won't like the quirky layout, separate/shared bathrooms, and the lack of an elevator to get to the upper floors and so on. That said, if you're looking for a comfortable place to stay that's a little out of the ordinary, I'd encourage you to try the Inn at St. John.
3.4 on November 10, 2013
very nice, we will go back
4.2 on November 10, 2013
4.4 on November 09, 2013
We LOVED our stay at the Inn at St. John! While there we walked to many local establishments (shopping, eating, even the Maine Brewer's Festival 20th Anniv!!! The room was very, very historic, quaint, well appointed, with a large, private bath. We enjoyed our stay very much! Good breakfast spread, evening cookies, and coffee at all times available in the lobby.
4.0 on November 09, 2013
The Inn at St. John offers hotel-style conveniences (private baths, wireless internet and a computer available in lobby, cable TV, mini-frig, dryers, coffeemakers in room) with the charm of a B&B. Coffee and cookies were available in the lobby when I arrived for check-in. Good choices for continental breakfast, with ample hours and trays for in-room dining. Staff was helpful, and alert to needs (I was using the computer keyboard awkwardly on the desktop, and a staff member noticed and came over to show me how to work the pull-out tray. Would definitely stay here again! The only negative: I do not like the coffee they serve, but this is surely a matter of taste, so it may be great for someone else!
4.6 on November 08, 2013
The Inn at Saint John is without a dobt the best hotel bargain in Portland. The rooms are pleasant and well kept and the prices are far less than any of the other major hotels. THe rooms aren't particularly big or fancy, but they are comfortable and get the job done.
4.6 on November 06, 2013
I had a great stay at the Inn. Beautiful room and wonderful customer service. I will definitely include the Inn at St. John in any future overnight trips to Portland.
4.2 on November 06, 2013
The Inn at St. John was perfect for my needs - a single night stay before an early morning flight. I chose an economy room knowing that the accommodations would be somewhat spartan, but everything was impeccably clean and in good working order. The location is great - safe, walkable, and a short, easy drive to the airport. Will definitely stay again if I am in Portland. So much better than an airport hotel.
4.8 on November 05, 2013
Came through Portland on the way up the coast and could not believe how nice this place was. Great rooms and fantastic services.
4.2 on November 05, 2013
Excellent value for visitors to Portland. The rooms are unique with comfortable bedding and 24 hour access to drinks & snacks in the lobby. Would not hesitate to return.
4.0 on November 04, 2013
This is a great place to stay in Portland. The location is good, the room was very nice and clean, and the breakfast was great. I would definitely recommend it.
5 on November 01, 2013
We loved our stay at the Inn at St John's! The place has far more character (in a positive way) than any standard hotel. The welcome on check-in was warm. Our top-floor room was up a pretty steep set of stairs, but it was a good way to feel less guilty about indulging in the cookies and milk made available each evening :-) We loved the cinnamon and the chocolate muffins for breakfast (among other options), the best I've had in a while. The room was very comfortable (only complaint - one bedside lamp wasn't working), and we appreciated the complimentary excellent bathrobes provided for trips to the shared hall bathroom. Had to wait to take a shower most mornings (at peak time around 7 a.m.) and you are sharing the bathroom with more other guests than at some European B&Bs we've visited, but usually didn't wait more than 5 or 10 minutes, and the shared bathroom was clean and fine - the bedroom has your own sink and mirror, which makes matters much easier. The Inn is about a 20 minute easy walk from downtown, a nice safe stroll. The Inn staff recommended the Dogfish Cafe next door for dinner, which turned out to have some really nice seafood. Would love to stay here again!
4.8 on November 01, 2013
This was a lovely establishment. The continental breakfast was definitely more than we expected because there is no restaurant. The staff was super helpful in teaching us how to use the bus system. Because it is located about 4 miles from the Old Port it was a great value. We will stay there again.
4.6 on November 01, 2013
I always stay here when I'm in Portland. I love it.
4.2 on October 31, 2013
I stayed at The Inn at St. John for a night while visiting Portland for a dental school interview. After spending over an hour trying to find the best hotel value-wise, I decided to try this place. It had great reviews, which were all correct. It's right in the city within walking distance to restaurants, I just wish I'd had more time to explore. The room was a quiet, European style room, on the first floor near the front desk, which was staffed by very friendly people. Coffee & tea 24/7, and free breakfast. If you're looking for a nice hotel other than a chain, give this place a shot. I'd stay here again for sure.
4.4 on October 31, 2013
Dr. Werner Rausch, Germany
4.6 on October 30, 2013
Great stay. Parking is slightly less than ideal (overflow lot behind restaurant next door) but the staff was courteous and helpful, hotel was quiet and clean, and the room was spacious and perfect for our weekend stay.
4.6 on October 29, 2013
The sheets smelled fresh and clean, and hotel staff were friendly and courteous. Will stay here again in the future. -Alen Torres
4.4 on October 29, 2013
Great room and value for what you're getting. Friendly and helpful staff. Inn a bit of a walk to downtown Portland and continental breakfast.
4.8 on October 29, 2013
The room was beautiful, continental breakfast well presented and had quality. Staff helpful and pleasant. Stay again in heartbeat.
5 on October 29, 2013
Awesome and helpful staff!! Great location to waterfront and shopping.
4.2 on October 29, 2013
I stayed at the Inn in order to attend a conference in downtown Portland. I liked being able to easily walk downtown, and I thought the rooms were charming, a nice change from the monotony of regular hotel interiors.
5 on October 28, 2013
my self and my wife had a lovely time staying at the inn at st john we would love to stay there again, the staff could not do enough for us very friendly they could not be more helpful room was very clean every thing was at hand if you needed anything you only had to ask thanks again to all Michael and Laura murphy
4.8 on October 28, 2013
awesome location, great value, great service. The room was clean and all was done to make my short stay enjoyable. Dont expect westin quality though : this is for people that like to stay at a place that looks like home.
5 on October 27, 2013
Loved it, great walking distance from Downtown and Old Port.
5 on October 27, 2013
It has been a few years since we visited Portland but we didn't hesitate to make reservations at St. John's again. It is well situated for a pleasant walk to fine restaurants and the waterfront. The rooms are so beautiful and clean. Staff incredibly friendly. Can't wait to visit again!
3.6 on October 26, 2013
One of the best check in processes I've had The guy on the front desk was in good humor and was a tongue in cheek Fawlty Towers check in They were helpful and while there is no lift and we had to carry our bags up one flight it was a comfortable stay
3.4 on October 25, 2013
This is a very old Inn and has the type of charm expected from a 100 year plus Inn. The staff is friendly and helpful. I will say, if your on the upper floors, getting your luggage up to your room is a challenge.
3.8 on October 23, 2013
When traveling thru Portland ME, happened upon Inn at St Johns website. Gave it a try and was very happy that I did. Service was outstanding, my room was very comfrotable with a private bath. European style isn't for everyone, but I would recomend this inn to anyone.
4.4 on October 23, 2013
This is the second time I have stayed at the Inn at St. John's. I love this place! Staff are so professional in their immediate response to any request. They even stock soymilk for my coffee! Beds are very comfortable, cleanliness is outstanding, I'm not used to such care of public accommodations.
3.2 on October 23, 2013
The Inn was very far from Old Port but conveniently located to the expressways. Rooms are a little out-dated but was sufficient for what I needed.
4.2 on October 22, 2013
As we were trying to find the location of our room we were not overwhelmed with the location & parking was tight but as soon as we walked into the lobby, we were greeted with such hospitality & genuinely nice people. You could tell that everyone there took pride in their lovely & quant establishment. The room was outstanding with a nice old feel, lots of wood & our room had a long brick wall that added to the tradition feel. Everything in the room was in place & spotless. On the morning of our departure there was a very simple continental breakfast with good coffee, breads, & fruits all in a very warm & welcoming environment. Unfortunately, we only had a day to stay here & for visiting Portland. The Inn at St. John is about a 5/10 minute taxi ride from the Old Port where there are lots of restaurants, bars & other places to spend your evenings & nights. We will definitely be back the next time we are in the area. Absolutely loved the Inn at St. John & loved Portland ME.
4.2 on October 21, 2013
We stayed here while doing the Maine Marathon. They supplied a very early breakfast for runners and allowed late check-out or at least a place to shower and store luggage after checking out. Would do it again.
5 on October 20, 2013
We were greeted by staff that made us feel like good friends. The room was clean and comfortable, and we loved the European and historical ambiance of the Inn. This will definitely be where we stay in Portland, Maine.
3.6 on October 18, 2013
I spent 2 nights at St. John's and had a wonderful time! The front desk staff were extremely helpful in suggesting places to eat and things to visit and truly a joy to talk with. I was in a single room with a bathroom shared with another single room. The bathroom definitely could use some updating and some color, but it was clean and I had no schedule conflicts with the other guest. My room was fine for me as a budget traveler. It is mismatched and needs an uplift as you can easily see where they built a wall to block access to the bathroom, but I didn't spend too much time in the room other than sleeping so I didn't mind the extra character and charm. Also, the cleaning staff is super sweet. Be sure to chat with them if you get a chance. Breakfast was typical (muffins, bagels, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, tea, coffee, juice, cereal) and I didn't have an issue finding seating at 8am. It is a fairly tight space though. As a single female traveler, walking at night from Old Port to the Inn was alright. I never felt uncomfortable, but I was aware of my surroundings and didn't stay out too late.
3.6 on October 17, 2013
Charming Inn. Second stay there. Highly recommended.
4.4 on October 17, 2013
The staff was super helpful. They gave great information on where to go and everything panned out. The location was pretty good. We walked everywhere from the hotel. The cleaning service was great! I have never had my room so organized and cleaned like this before.
2.6 on October 17, 2013
We stayed here on our 1 night visit to Portland. The B and B was clean, the bed comfortable, but the dining area for breakfast was cramped and did not appear to have enough tables for guests. There was limited choice for breakfast. It was further out of town than we had expected.
3.4 on October 16, 2013
Was very pleased with our stay here. Great staff. Very friendly and attentive to the clients' needs. Great location, just a little over 1 mile walk to downtown Portland. Extra perk...FREE parking!!! Would definitley stay here again.
3.0 on October 16, 2013
Le Inn at St John is conviniently situated, near the Art district, with a lot of good restaurants near by.
5 on October 14, 2013
Inn was impeccable, décor matched the Inn perfectly. Beds were comfortable and sheets weren't scratchy like other Hotel chains. Another plus was it was quiet no noise above and Inn was full. The Heating and Cooling unit worked great. we visited the Port and went to a Play at Portland Stage location couldn't been better. We plan on coming back and will definitely stay at the "Inn at St. John" again
3.2 on October 13, 2013
My boyfriend and I stayed here during a weekend trip to Portland. We enjoyed our stay overall; the room was clean and the staff was very helpful and friendly (even helping us call a quick cab on our way to dinner downtown). I think if we stayed here again we would stay in a room with a private bathroom, sharing one with another room was more awkward than I originally thought. The breakfast was also a bit disappointing. So, we had an enjoyable experience overall.
5 on October 13, 2013
Beautiful inn, centrally located, ample parking.
3.8 on October 13, 2013
Friends from Portland warned that this place was "a dump"; boy were they misinformed! This is a really well maintained property, just off the beatten path at a very affordable price. If you arr looking for a lower priced place with some unique charm, this is the place for you!
4.6 on October 11, 2013
The staff was very accommodating and helped us move to a different/bigger room when my girlfriend decided to come at the last minute. Rooms were well appointed and decorated with an old school New England feel.
5 on October 10, 2013
Absolutely wonderful! Very kind, helpful & efficient staff. Great location and beautiful hotel! Great value as well. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area! Thank you so much for a great stay!
4.2 on October 10, 2013
Lovely amenities, friendly staff, and unique rooms. The place had the feel of a small European hotel with a continental breakfast that included soy milk for cereal (in addition to cow') and nicely ripe fruit, bottled water, real muffins and croissants, and whole grain breads. Guests represented a range of ethnicity and age. Very nice change from chain hotels.
4.6 on October 10, 2013
The room, the staff, and the location of this Inn are excellent. The staff made us feel like we were at home. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and Old Port is only a 20 minute walk through this beautiful city.
4.6 on October 10, 2013
We found this little gem online and it was excellent. Very nice and cozy. The staff was very polite, nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place and come back myself
4.6 on October 10, 2013
I stayed at this hotel during Maine marathon. Great service and friendly people for a great price.
4.0 on October 08, 2013
Charming old fashion Hotel in eclectic neighborhood fit the bill for our couples get away (from the kids) to explore Portland. If you are not into the run of the mill hotel chains, like the ambiance of an old Inn and are on a budget - this is a good place to stay! About 3/4 of mile from the artist district and a mile from Old Port this was a good home base to explore the city! At first the neighborhood looked a little sketchy - but it felt safe, real and friendly. The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful We found the Inn at Saint John to be a good value!
3.4 on October 07, 2013
The lobby is charming and the cafe/breakfast area was, too. The staff was excellent. The continental breakfast was nice and tea, coffee, and cookies available all day was nice. The stairs are steep, but they carried my bag up the one floor so that was great. The in room wi-fi was good. Those are the pluses. I had a small, twin bed room with private hall bath. Both were very small and I was expecting that, but I wouldn't describe them as "charming" and " with character", I would describe them as "very tired" and "worn". Although the rooms on my floor had "non-smoking" signs, the air smelled very stale, like an old tavern type smell. The wallpaper in my room was, I would guess, 60+ years old. I was only there one night and wasn't in the room much. I wouldn't stay again, as I found the room depressing.
4.4 on October 07, 2013
We were up a few flights. Didn't bother me, but elderly or anyone with respiratory problems should let them know when you book. The room was beautiful, like a Dowton Abbey room. But bathroom was modern & clean. Room was absolutely quiet. Even with traffic outside, still very quiet. Staff was fantastic, helpful & super friendly. We did not eat there in the AM, because Hot Suppa is right close by. But it was a cute set up with just enough food if you wanted to eat quick & hit the road. Also, downtown Portland is close, almost walking distance if you like a good walk. Highly Recommend!
4.0 on October 07, 2013
I love staying at the St. John when I am in Portland overnight. The rooms are cozy and uniquely decorated. It's within easy walking distance of downtown and the Old Port. You kind of have to avoid the breakfast rush right around 8 a.m. but that's usually easy. It is great value for such a wonderful, I'll say charming, hotel experience. Yes, European in feel it really is!
4.6 on October 02, 2013
My girlfriend and I spent 4 nights at The Inn at St. John. The room we had was very nicely decorated. The service we received from the staff at the Inn was wonderful. We both would highly recommend the Inn for anyone wanting to stay at a location that is not like any of the usual suspects when it comes to hotel accommodations. If we ever go back to Portland, Maine I can't imagine we would want to stay anywhere else!
4.0 on October 01, 2013
The Inn was very charming and seemed to be a good value for Portland. We were still within walking distance of the Old Port area, which was a bonus. The rooms were clean, and nicely furnished for the period of the Inn. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. We would stay there again!
4.4 on September 30, 2013
I was only there for one night, but everything was great. Thanks
4.0 on September 27, 2013
The Inn presents itself well. Staff was pleasant and welcoming. There were cookies with lemonade and ice tea in the afternoon. Breakfast was very satisfying and there is coffee and hot chocolate 24 hrs in the lobby. Parking is free but with tight spaces. There is overflow parking (not sure where). Stairs are fairly steep. The Inn is within walking distance to Old Port but it's still a little bit of a hike and cuts through an area that seems to be in the process of gentrification. Free WIFI is always a plus.
4.4 on September 27, 2013
Thrilled with our stay...the service was great; delicious cookies available throughout the day (bonus!); great location with lots of character in the hotel and each room. Highly recommend The Inn at St. John's!
4.4 on September 26, 2013
We had a great experience staying here! We were in Portland for one night. It was very close car ride to downtown Portland and Old Port. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the room was clean and exactly what we needed!
4.2 on September 26, 2013
Really enjoyed our stay. Very quaint, historical inn.
3.0 on September 25, 2013
Location gives visitors a different perspective of the Portland, ME experience. Located close to Maine Medical with easy access off the highway. About 1 1/2 miles from the Old Port but easily walkable.
3.8 on September 24, 2013
This place was great! In town for a quick overnight on business and needed a place to stay that wasn't $200 and up, as were all of the big hotels in town. It's a little out of the way, not walking distance to the port, but what a sweet little hotel. I was on the top floor and was glad I ididn't have a lot of bags. Steep stairs and no elevator. Room was small and clean with a single bed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was what we've all come to expect from "continental." Not much, but it'll get you going. Coffee was EXCELLENT and plentiful. Will definitely stay again!
3.2 on September 23, 2013
We spent 2 days there, and it was nice. It was very clean (the smell of bleach was overpowering on the sheets and I had to wash all my clothes twice, a little much) The room was quaint. The furniture was nice. The bed was fairly comfortable. It was odd to have to ring a bell to get in at night. But overall, it was a great 2 days. I have stayed there before and would again. One thing....I think the fact that the building is NOT handicapped accessible is huge problem. Sometimes just because the law allows you to not have access modification does not mean that is what should be. Not even a ramp in the back. Not ok.
3.8 on September 22, 2013
A friend of mine was visiting Portland, and I decided to make the trip up to spend a day with him. He was staying at the Inn at St, John, so I made plans to stay there as well. Since I only needed a room for one night, I made reservations for one with a twin bed and shared private bathroom. Upon arrival I was greeted by a warm receptionist crew, and I was most pleased to see my small but most adequate and charming room had all the amenities one would need to have a pleasant stay. The shared private bathroom proved to be no more inadequate than one's shared bathroom at home. It was not a worry at all. Throughout my brief stay every member of the staff was most congenial and genuinely hospitable. I would definitely stay at the Inn at St. John on any future visit to Portland, and I plan to recommend it to any of my family or friends who are planning to visit Portland.
3.4 on September 22, 2013
I suppose that the Inn at St. John isn't called a "hotel" because they don't want guests to expect an elevator. But my room was decorated like one in a first-class hotel. It was clean; the bed was comfortable, and the wireless super-fast. No view--the room overlooked the parking lot--but the interior made up for that. Only real complaint: very ordinary pastries served at breakfast. Stick to cold cereal.
4.0 on September 22, 2013
Walkable to Portland's city center . Very cute comfortable nice place with friendly staff.I was in the third floor and sharing a bathroom which had some mold. I know it happens but it was a little "oh Oh " moment. I will definitely be staying here in the near future!
4.2 on September 22, 2013
The staff was very friendly. There was free, off street parking around the back of the hotel. Our room was large and clean. Unfortunately we had a room on the second floor on the street side. The traffic was very disruptive to our sleep. Their website does explain that you will be carrying your luggage upstairs if you book on the upper floors. Also, the WiFi was not working, but they did explain this when we checked in. The free, continental breakfast was more than sufficient and the bakery items were fresh.
5 on September 21, 2013
Great breakfast, free upgrade, staff was great.
4.4 on September 20, 2013
The room was large but cosy. Out bathroom was in the corridor a few feet away and was very well maintained. We loved the ambience of the inn and the breakfast was very decent with bagels, cereal, juice and good coffee. Keep it up!
4.4 on September 20, 2013
I found the Inn at St. John after researching B & B offerings in Portland, and I was very happy with our experience. Clean, friendly and charming, the Inn is located within walking distance of multiple points of interest, and also close to major highways (but not too close so as to be loud.) We will definitely stay at the Inn again when visiting Portland. Thanks for the lovely stay!
4.6 on September 18, 2013
Staff was very helpful with maps, great and affordable dining suggestions and guidance to off-the-beaten-path shopping opportunities. They called the room every morning to make sure we had everything we needed and that we were satisfied. Without a doubt, the best service I have ever received at a hotel.
3.8 on September 18, 2013
Comfortable stay at the Inn. Very clean, great exercise climbing to the 3rd floor. Staff very friendly. Everyone tries hard here and it shows!
5 on September 18, 2013
Great value and the cleanliness was impeccable.
4.4 on September 18, 2013
My daughter made this reservation when arranging for a short weekend visit to Portland. We stayed in an upper floor room with a private bath. While a little outside the center of town, the inn was extremely comfortable and clean, well appointed (hint: time to replace those robes - a nice touch however), and a short drive to upper Congress Street, Commercial Street, and Old Port. Walkers should avoid walking up Congress to town (a bit seedy) and go the lower route behind the hotel along the park - or drive as we did. An added bonus is the hotel is a very few minutes walk to Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as Double A franchise of the Red Sox (alas, season had ended). The staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and helpful. All in all, I would stay here again. Good alternative to the the pricier in-town hotels.
3.2 on September 17, 2013
Served me well for a quick overnight trip. A bit of a walk to downtown Portland, but not terrible. Rooms were nice and clean, though small. Service was great.
4.0 on September 16, 2013
We spent five nights in room 106 on the first floor just off the main lobby, and were very happy with the accommodations. The bed was more comfortable than most, and we were surprised at how quiet the room was -- always a plus. It is an old building, and allowances must be made for the quirky layout of the room and bathroom, which is down a few steps in a separate space. While far from spacious, we didn't feel cramped in these quarters. Breakfast was a fairly typical continental spread with a nice selection of muffins, bagels, cereal, fruit, etc. Complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies are available throughout the day. No complaints with the food. There is adequate free parking behind the hotel, but the spaces are tiny. Squeezing in a rental compact SUV was a challenge, but there is additional free parking in the lot of an adjacent restaurant with more room. The Inn is midway between the airport and the activity down at the waterfront, which makes it convenient for travel, but you will be driving and hunting for parking when you want to explore the heart of the city. It's an OK trade off if you want a quieter night's sleep away from all the commotion along the wharfs. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the St. John, and would be glad to stay there again on our next visit to Portland.
5 on September 16, 2013
I loved the hotel and I will surely come back
4.4 on September 15, 2013
I stopped through after attending a wedding nearby the day before. The Inn was incredibly welcoming, and a room with a shared bathroom was reasonably priced. I picked up takeout Thai next door - it truly is the best in Portland. Rooms are comfortable though not all have the same level of personality as the welcome desk downstairs. Don't look for the big hearty B&B style breakfast; it's more similar to what you'd find at a chain hotel, but there is a range of bagels, breads and other items in the morning.
4.2 on September 13, 2013
Needed place to stay overnight ~ arriving by 9 p.m. and departing for a 6 a.m. flight the next morning Question about "dining" doesn't really apply, but the goodies provided for cold breakfast were already out and available at 4:30 a.m. before I had to go to the airport. This was much appreciated. Great bargain and clean room where I have stayed on three previous occasions and will again when I'm back in Portland.
3.8 on September 13, 2013
My wife and I enjoyed our two stays at this inn. It is located south of downtown Portland in a relatively quiet area. Even though our rooms were near the street entrance, there was little disturbance by passing traffic. The only drawback was a rather spartan "continental" breakfast - the usual bagel, cereal, etc - no protein, except for the small amount that may be in the "energy" bar provided among the breakfast choices.
3.8 on September 11, 2013
This hotel is a bit of a walk from all attractions, but for us that was fine as we are walkers. If you are not a walker, there seemed to be parking in town.
3.4 on September 10, 2013
Breakfast is Provided. Staff is very helpful. Parking lot if you have a car. Could be a little closer to city center,
4.0 on September 09, 2013
We enjoyed the fabulously decorated rooms and the outstanding cleaning service. The front desk was always courteous, patient and knowledgeable. My husband was disappointed with the continental breakfast service but we were able to find plenty of wonderful options within a mile's walk.
4.2 on September 09, 2013
My partner and I had a lovely stay at St. John's Inn. We were greeted with ample and generous hospitality. The staff was very accommodating of our requests and the bed was very comfortable! I would stay there again!
4.6 on September 08, 2013
The room we stayed in was very clean, comfortable and spacious. The continental breakfast in the morning is spectacular and includes a good choice of cereals, yogurt, bagels, muffins, juice and great coffee.
4.4 on September 08, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at the Inn at St John - the rooms may not have been the biggest, but we were very well looked after.
3.4 on September 07, 2013
A nice place to stay, but surrounding neighborhood was a bit depressed. Front desk clerk was pleasant, but lacked energy.
4.6 on September 06, 2013
Easy parking, easy walk to downtown, helpful staff, and an amazingly nice, large room with character for the price.
5 on September 06, 2013
We stayed in a beautiful king bed room with a private bath on the first floor. Everything was well kept and clean. The room included toiletries, a hair dryer,refrigerator and Kuerig coffee maker. The continental breakfast was great with many items to choose from. The ambiance was amazing, we'll definately stay there again.
5 on September 04, 2013
great place to stay! convenient location to restaurants and popular spots in portland. very quiet and comfortable with all the necessary amenities. highly recommended!!
4.4 on September 04, 2013
Excellent stay. I am sure the hotel is aware, but breakfast space is a bit tight. Otherwise very tremendous.
5 on September 04, 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Inn at St. John. The staff was lovely-- friendly and helpful. It's super cute, comfortable and clean. The afternoon iced tea was a great bonus! Would definitely recommend. It's also quite dog friendly!
3.6 on September 02, 2013
I only had two minor disappointments. The shower was way too small for my taste. Given their small size, it would have been better to have a hosed/handheld showerhead to access the rinsing of the nether regions as there was no way to get a thorough rinse with the fixed head. Nice showerhead though. Good pressure, temperature, and flow patterns. The other was the continental breakfast. I really didn't bother with eating it during my stay. One taste of the low quality orange juice and seeing the plastic appearance of the croissants, I saw no reason to have my breakfast there. There was a nice coffeeshop within walking distance to provide a good breakfast. With that being said, I still enjoyed my stay there. The place was really clean and quaint (tad small room, but adequate since I never spent my day in the room). The towels were the best towels I've experienced in a hotel/b&b. Very soft and absorbent. I want them for my home. Cleaning service was through and did an excellent job each day. It was quiet and relaxing. I would stay there again, but please, get hose extensions for the showerheads to compensate for their small size.
3.8 on September 02, 2013
We spent a couple of comfortable days here in this cozy bed and breakfast. We had a spacious room decorated in Victorian style, and very clean.
3.4 on September 02, 2013
Stayed for a few nights in August 2013. The price was well below hotels in the downtown area. It is a bit of a walk to restaurants and activities (30-40 minutes) but its a pleasant and safe walk. We thought it was definitely a good bargain. Everyone at the hotel was very welcoming and helpful.
3.2 on September 02, 2013
Quiet, sweet, funky European-style hotel. Clean, comfortable room. Desk staff very pleasant. Not in the prettiest part of town.
4.6 on September 01, 2013
I was very lucky to be able to find a room at a B&B in downtown Portland as I waited to book until early July for my usual visit up there. I booked online then realized I wanted to make sure I had a specific room. I couldn't have been treated better when I called. The staff was absolutely delightful to deal with and made my stay, while only one night, very enjoyable. I loved the room (1A) and would definitely stay here again. Shannon Williams, New Orleans
4.2 on September 01, 2013
The Inn at St. John was a great place to stay while visiting Portland! We were very impressed with the rooms and the size of the place! The Inn is beautiful and it gives you the opportunity to take a step back in time. It has been well maintained for many years. The service was prompt and all of the staff were very friendly. We were impressed that cold juices, coffee, tea and cookies were available for our enjoyment at any time. This provided a nice touch after a long day of driving or walking around Portland. We would definitely recommend the Inn at St. John if you are in the Portland area.
3.8 on August 31, 2013
Really nice little inn with good service and comfortable, clean, elegant rooms. The neighbourhood is surprisingly a bit dingy and you will need to take a taxi/ bus into the Old Port or centre if you're not driving, but the inn itself is lovely and the staff are helpful.
4.0 on August 29, 2013
This is a quaint inn within walking distance to downtown Portland. My room was neat and clean and so was the in-room bathroom. Not all rooms come with an in-room bathroom, but other than that I was very pleased with my stay here. I had an issue with the water temperature in the shower, which was quickly fixed. The staff at the front desk was very accommodating when I requested a late check-out. I would definitely stay here again!
5 on August 29, 2013
Had an overnight stay at the Inn at St. John. I found the accomodations to be clean and well worth the price. The employees were personable and helpful, and I would stay at the Inn at St. John again the next time I am in Portland.
4.4 on August 28, 2013
Charming but nicely updated historic hotel. Efficient and friendly staff. Close to downtown historic Portland, the Inn at St. John is great option for a Portland stay.
4.4 on August 28, 2013
My best friend and I went on a road trip to New England and we wanted a bed and breakfast experience, and we got a GREAT one with the Inn at St. John. It must be something about Maine, but the staff was incredibly friendly, kind and helpful with whatever we needed. Whether it was asking if our rooms were okay (as opposed to commercial hotels that just give you your keys and what you get is what you get), to giving us a GREAT restaurant recommendation, to even giving us wine glasses when we asked for them, they were wonderful. The room was clean, the bathroom- we had a room with a private hall bath- was clean and overall it was a wonderful stay. It's not too far from "downtown", so it is easily accessible if you don't mind walking a bit. Only thing that might be better is the breakfast aspect of the "Bed & Breakfast", it was a normal continental breakfast, but since on the website it says that's what it is, you can't expect too much. Overall, I recommend coming here. It was a great stay!
3.4 on August 28, 2013
Great Inn, just would say if you have the extra dough for the bathroom, it will be easier then to share. Friendly staff, nice clean rooms, would stay there again ,but probably not share a bath because it seemed everytime we went to use it , it was occupied, but other than that A+ place.
5 on August 28, 2013
A lovely inn - clean and comfortable room. The staff was welcoming and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
3.6 on August 27, 2013
Charming European style hotel with picture postcard exterior. A twenty minute walk to the wharf area of Portland but several good restaurants in a ten minute walking radius. Good location for Amtrak and I-295.
4.0 on August 26, 2013
I stayed at the Inn for one night with my wife and daughter and we found it to be a very nice place. The rooms are not very large but they're cozy and adequately sized. For a little less we opted to share a bathroom in the hallway with other guests. This turned out to be fine. The bathroom was very clean and always available when we needed it. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was great with many options to choose from in a nice cafe-style dining area. The only thing that I should warn you about are the stairs if you happen to get a room on the top floor. There's no other way up, so keep this in mind! Overall we found our stay to be very pleasant and we believe the cost was a relatively good deal.
4.4 on August 26, 2013
I was very happy with my four day stay at the Inn at St John. I had screwed up my reservation, but the staff was able to accommodate our needs, despite it being a very busy time for them. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful. The hotel is not luxurious, but I found it charming and very comfortable. All of our needs were met.
3.8 on August 24, 2013
Comfortable stay in a non-generic, historic old building. More of a hotel than a b and b in that it is largish, there are no real hosts, and the continental breakfast, laid out in a cramped, narrow space, is adequate to get you on with your day, but nothing special. Very clean, desk staff are pleasant. Bed is comfortable.Some parking in rear. Stairs are steep, so avoid if you have any mobility issues.I like this inn, and would stay here again.
4.6 on August 22, 2013
Great place, nice accessible location and excellent service.
4.6 on August 22, 2013
We had a great time in Portland and the staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. They are great with children! Our daughter even had her own bed made up to match ours last mintute. We will be back!
3.8 on August 20, 2013
Very satisfactory stay. Portland desperately needs new hotels (four are in construction now) to lower rates within the City, though. Hard to find a good value.
3.8 on August 19, 2013
Old school and very helpful
3.8 on August 18, 2013
We stayed in a double room with a private bath. It is a quaint, unique hotel. Be prepared for stairs!
3.4 on August 15, 2013
Really a pleasant place to stay. An older building in the city, but clean with professional staff. Overall very positive experience
3.8 on August 14, 2013
I was in town for 12 nights. The staff met all my needs in moving my room to accommodate the long stay. Everything was clean and quiet.
4.0 on August 13, 2013
If you hate 'budget bunkers', but don't want to spend a lot of money on a hotel room for amenities you don't care about, then you gravitate toward B&Bs, and this is wonderful. It's an old inn, nicely maintained. It's not handicap accessible, and odds are that you'll have to climb stairs. We were up one flight and had a private bathroom across the hall, the inn kindly provided robes. Service was helpful and friendly. Not a full breakfast-croissant and muffins (I passed, I'm a protien gal!) but coffee and tea were nice. I'll definately be back.
4.0 on August 12, 2013
We always stay at the Inn at St John when we visit Portland. The service is very good - they gladly store our bikes in their basement, offer cookies and juice or iced tea in the afternoon, and a good selection of food items for the continental breakfast. Easily accessible from I295, and offers easy access to downtown museums and shopping, Portland Trails trail system, etc.
3.8 on August 12, 2013
Overall it is a really nice and great place to stay. There is noise from the car on the street and trains come through, but it dies down after 11 pm. The sheets for the sofa bed were awful and had holes all over them and should have never been placed on the mattress. Hopefully they will be replaced with new ones for the next guest. Breakfast was excellent and the owners were very nice.
4.4 on August 12, 2013
Very nice, we enjoyed our stay. Staff were very helpful and nice
5 on August 11, 2013
All good...my wife and I stayed with our dog for a weekend and it was perfect...highest level of courtesy, service and convenience...we'll definitely be back on our next trip to Portland!
4.8 on August 11, 2013
What a beautiful place and everyone was so nice and helpful! I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
4.0 on August 11, 2013
I stayed in 5C, one of the smallest rooms available. Cost including tax was just under $100. It had a twin bed, sink, microwave, TV, free toiletries, 4 towels, and AC. The room was very clean and while small, it did not feel claustrophobic. The bed itself was slightly springy, but I slept well the night I was there with no ill effects a day or two later. Continental Breakfast was better than I expected and included: bagels, muffins, fresh fruit, tea, coffee, and 2 kinds of juice. Staff was very friendly and professional.
4.8 on August 10, 2013
I was more than happy with everything but the breakfast area is a wee bit small so get up early and beat the rush : )
4.2 on August 10, 2013
The stay for the night was what I needed. The room was clean and the service was excellent. It was centrally located, so I could walk to the nearby shops in the Art District and hear great music at a local restaurant.
4.0 on August 10, 2013
A perfect place to stay for a week-end in Portland. An easy walk to most spot in town like old port and shopping streets. No elavator but only three floors. Good basic breakfast. Best bang for your buck. Will come back for sure.
3.8 on August 09, 2013
Comfortable, quiet respite from chain hotels and motels. The third floor rooms are small, clean, and be ready for a climb up the stairs. Enjoyed my stay and I would come back.
4.2 on August 09, 2013
This is a very quaint inn, with nice rooms and a calm atmosphere. I was pleased with the overall cleanliness of the room and with the size of the room and bath. The breakfast in the morning is decent, not much hot food, but lots of options otherwise. The staff were courteous and friendly. We enjoyed our stay.
4.8 on August 07, 2013
Wonderful, spacious room. Super-comfy bed. And the staff are SO pleasant and helpful. Can't wait to stay here again!
2.0 on August 07, 2013
The room was too small to be comfortable. The bed was very uncomfortable. I could not sleep well. The personnel were friendly and nice. The lobby is quite attractive and serene.
4.0 on August 07, 2013
I was completely happy with my stay at this inn. I have no complaints except perhaps one. The cookies they offer in the afternoon wrecked my diet!
4.4 on August 06, 2013
Our stay at the Inn was wonderful. We had a room with a king bed on the second floor overlooking the street. Very spacious room with very comfortable bed. I thought it would be noisy since it was on overlooking the street, but it was very quiet. Nice to have a small refrigerator to store left over food from dinner. The breakfast was better than I expected. Good choice of breakfast items, yogurt and bottled water to take for a beach snack. Plenty of coffee and juice. In the afternoon the juice dispenser had lemonade and ice tea. Neighborhood is nice. Easy to get downtown and onto 295. Lobby has computer for guest use and they played quiet classical music instaed of top 40 radio (very appreciated) I will stay here again when I am in Portland. Very comfortalbe, quiet, convenient Inn. A keeper!
4.6 on August 06, 2013
The staff were absolutely terrific, always going the extra mile!
3.0 on August 04, 2013
I was able to make a late reservation when much else was closed or much too expensive. The unattached bathroom wasn't a problem. The stairs are awkward and there's no elevator, but patience and care get one there. The staff was freindly and flexible, like my spelling is. Breakfast had croissants and coffee and OJ, which was good enough for me, and some other stuff for others.
4.6 on August 04, 2013
Extremely helpful staff. Rooms were attractive and clean.
3.4 on August 02, 2013
Nice place to stay
4.2 on August 02, 2013
I was in town on business and the stay at the St. John was great. Friendly staff made for a nice stay!
3.4 on August 01, 2013
Very easy to find. Close to City Center and the Old Port.
4.6 on August 01, 2013
My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by this historic inn in downtown Portland, Maine. The room was nicely sized and even though the bathroom was small, it was set up well. Everything was clean! The continental breakfast in the morning had plenty of variety for a small inn and wasn't all prepackaged food. I would also like to mention how kind the staff were...they helped us with our baggage, called us when they discovered we had left a couple of personal items in our room, and offered to ship them to our home. Overall it was a very pleasant experience!
5 on August 01, 2013
My fiancé and I have been coming to the inn at St. John for nearly four years now. We are regulars at the inn and the staff recognizes this by greeting us with open arms. My fiancé loves the fresh cookies that are left out in the lobby all day for our consumption. Everything is absolutely delightful, and we recommend this inn over any corporate stuck up hotel. Come to where you can relax and feel completely at ease at the inn at St. John.
4.2 on July 31, 2013
Room was small but very nice. Cleaning was excellent and they have a free breakfast every morning. Definitely recommend a room with a private bathroom, they are more expensive but its worth it
3.2 on July 31, 2013
We chose a room that had a private bath in the hallway. Our room was large and had lots of colonial charm. It was nice to have a private bathroom. The continental breakfast had several different options but no hot food like eggs, sausage, etc. The price was great. Would stay here again.
4.0 on July 30, 2013
I loved this place. Not the typical big box stay. Very homey and warm, nice atmosphere. The stairs are a bit steep so be careful if you have knee problems. Very nice helpful staff. The dining rating is really not applicable there is not a facility. There is a small breakfast bar only.
5 on July 30, 2013
Very cosy environment and clean rooms and bathrooms
4.4 on July 29, 2013
Nice, quiet rooms, and on the inexpensive side.
3.8 on July 29, 2013
Beautiful victorian decor throughout inn. Comfortable beds and very clean rooms. Quiet and relaxing anytime I entered the inn.
4.6 on July 28, 2013
My wife and I needed a place to stay that was right on Congress in Portland, Maine, and located near the airport. All the name brand facilities were priced extremely high, and we were lucky enough to find the Inn at St. Johns with an open room. Extremely pleasant and accommodating, the staff bent over backwards to ensure that we had everything we needed. Upon arrival at around midnight (airline problems), we had been upgraded to an amazing room which helped mitigate the long day of delays, cancellations, and changes. I would not hesitate to recommend this quaint bed and breakfast to anyone.
3.4 on July 27, 2013
Minimalist, retro-looking and rather cool hotel with a nifty restaurant up the street and many more within a 10 minute drive or cab ride. Also about $30 cheaper than the chain hotel I stayed in on the previous Saturday night in Portland, Maine. I would stay there again.
4.2 on July 25, 2013
Room was small, but also nice and neat. The place is one-of-a-kind - has a very European feel. Desk staff is super friendly. Free cookies and bottled water is a major plus.
4.4 on July 25, 2013
There are 44 stairs to 3rd floor, but room is lovely, and very quiet. We heard no neighbors at any time, and traffic noise was minor. Breakfast is "continental" but included muffins, croissants, yogurt, cold cereal, some fresh fruit, and cereal bars. Dining space limited, so plan to go early if you want a table. Nice touches like terry robes and free newspapers put this hotel above the usual chain.
4.6 on July 25, 2013
Lovely spacious room: very friendly staff: quiet and a good place to set off and explore Portland.
3.4 on July 25, 2013
Stayed at the inn for an overnight in Portland. Very accessible to Old Port without being in the middle. Close to the Seadogs if you like baseball. Laid back atmosphere. This was a return visit.
3.6 on July 25, 2013
I stayed one night at the Inn at St. John. The room was quite small but overall it was comfortable and served its purpose. Will I stay there again ? Maybe. Nothing great it was okay.
3.2 on July 25, 2013
The staff at front desk were super nice at our arrival. We even had the pleasure to enjoy free lemonade, greatly appreciated during hot weather. The room was perfect (10C), not too close to the stairs and close to the shared bathroom. Did not matter that the Inn was further from the downtown area, it allowed to walk and discover the neighborhood. Free parking was provided, which is always greatly appreciated. We unfortunately paid too much for it was worth since it was one of the busiest weekends of the year, however, we will definitely come back in the fall, where the same room is approximately 70$/night cheaper.
4.0 on July 23, 2013
Friendly, helpful and curtious staff. Nice rooms. Very clean. very good contenental breakfast
4.0 on July 20, 2013
We were pleasantly surprised by the big room with two queen beds that we got on the first floor. Loved the quirky historic ambience of the inn. Great price. By car, it's only a few minutes to downtown Boston. Staff was very helpful. The only negative thing was the noise from the street. Our room faced a big road so we heard the cars going by all night long.
3.4 on July 20, 2013
This is an affordable option if you'd like to stay close to the Old Port. There are no elevators, which makes for some trouble if you have lots of luggage. The rooms are cozy and clean. I recommend getting one with a private bath that is inside the room. If you've had some drinks in town and don't want to hike back, a cab ride is about $10-15 with tip.
3.6 on July 19, 2013
Lots of stairs to get to my room but the front desk staff was OUTSTANDING and practically ran up and down the stairs with my bags. Very impressive. The continental help yourself breakfast was so convenient to weird schedules like mine so it was perfect to grab and go or sit and eat. I had a separate bath down the hall from my room, which is not my favourite set up but at least it was spacious, clean and only for me, not shared. I did not run into anyone in the hallway, which of course was something I dreaded especially in the middle of the night.
3.8 on July 18, 2013
We stayed in a room with a double and a shared bath and the price was great! The room was larger than I expected and very comfortable. I never encountered anyone else in the bathroom so that wasn't a problem at all. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was continental style but with lots of options. Easy 20 minute walk to downtown. $5 cab ride back from the waterfront. I would definitely stay again.
5 on July 17, 2013
We had the best stay ever at the Inn, outstanding staff, our maid went above and beyond our expectations, beautiful room, superb breakfast choices. Would recommend anyone going to Portland, ME staying at the Inn at St. John.
4.4 on July 16, 2013
A very good value for Portland. Clean and comfortable rooms. Friendly and helpful folks at the front desk. We've stayed here many times before and surely will be back many times in the future.
4.6 on July 16, 2013
I needed a spot near downtown Portland that would not cost a fortune! The room was small but clean and had everything we needed. The bathroom was right next to us and was kept very clean. Check in and out were vwey easy and the staff was pleasant and informative. I would stay here again if I visited Portland!
3.8 on July 15, 2013
Our room was spacious, very clean comfortable and quiet. We loved our 1 night stay at the inn and we would definitely stay there again. The inn is about a 15-20 minutes walk to downtown.
3.4 on July 15, 2013
Charming wrapped in history. Work related travel is a regularity for me, and though our time at St. John was pleasure not business, I have never interacted with a friendlier or more helpful staff. This form the get-go, and only it became all the more so when we brought a small concern to their attention, and they saw it corrected by the time we reurned from dinner out. We will stay with the Inn again.
3.2 on July 15, 2013
Staff are very helpful, friendly and courteous. Rooms are cozy and quiet. Our room had a private bathroom which, although small, served its purpose. Would definitely choose a room with the bathroom in the room again as opposed to a private or shared bathroom in the hallway. Breakfast was relaxed with a decent selection of continental breakfast type choices and ran for several hours which gave us some flexibility and we didn't feel rushed.
5 on July 15, 2013
Stayed one night and found the entire experience to be delightful. The room was perfect: comfortable and clean with excellent facilities. The neighborhood, which is a bit run down but not dangerous, is not in the least indicative if this wonderful place. I have stayed at a number of places in Portland, and have been in the habit of trying new places each time, but I will definitely return to the Inn at St. John.
4.6 on July 13, 2013
We stay here automatically whenever we are in Portland. It's a cool place and a great value, but the cookies are the key.
4.4 on July 11, 2013
I ended up having a situation where I was stuck in Portland way past the check out time. The staff was more than accommodating, and essentially allowed me to camp out in the front lounge for as long as I needed. A very lovely gesture in a situation that could have been stressful for me.
3.8 on July 11, 2013
Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful, the building is beautiful, the rooms were gorgeous and clean. The only downside was the breakfast in the morning -- there's not a lot of room at all in the sitting/eating area and the food could have been better. (But it was free!) Overall a very nice stay and I would do it again!
4.8 on July 11, 2013
this was my 3rd stay at the inn and as always it was great delighted to arrive and find we had been upgraded to a superior room on the first floor. the rooms are wonderful, the inn is so charming and the staff are friendly and accomidating. Beats the heck out of staying at a chain hotel. this Inn is always my choice when I need a room in Portland Thank you
4.4 on July 09, 2013
We always enjoy our stay at the Inn when we must be in Portland. It is the best location for anything to do with Maine Med and Mercy hospitals. Altho there is no dining at the Inn, the "Pizza Villa" across the street is an excellent choice to either pick up and have dinner in your room or sit at their pub style bar and dine in! Really fun place to watch a game with some locals!
5 on July 09, 2013
We've returned many times. Excellent choice will staying in Portland. Convenient and service is exceptional.
3.4 on July 08, 2013
Beautiful and clean room on the second floor.very comfortable and free parking. I will certainly return if I go back to Portland. it is worth the price.
3.8 on July 08, 2013
We had a very nice stay and would book again. The location is very easy for getting downtown. Next time we will plan a visit to see the Sea Dogs as their stadium is only 2 blocks away!
3.4 on July 07, 2013
Easy to get to and nice location? The staff is always alert and friendly.
4.2 on July 07, 2013
Very friendly staff. quiet clean and affordable. the best deal in Portland. after a short hike up congress street you find yourself in the heart of downtown. only 1 mile from the old port.
3.4 on July 06, 2013
I stay in Portland several times each year. This is where i stay. Great value and a close to the downtown area. The staff is always friendly and the rooms clean.
3.8 on July 06, 2013
Staff very friendly and helpful While small, the room was clean and good value for the money. Convenient parking and less than a mile away from Amtrak train and bus station Easy to find from 295 and close to downtown Portland
5 on July 06, 2013
The staff at the Inn was outstanding. The cleanliness of the room and the choices for the continental breakfast were outstanding. I would recommend this Inn to all of my friends and would not hesitate to stay there again.
3.0 on July 05, 2013
The room was tiny: be warned that the full size bed takes up most of the room. We left our suitcases in the hall. The bathroom down the hall was just clean and everything worked. Housekeeping did not come to make the bed until after 3 pm. The location is convenient to the freeway. I had thought it was within walking distance of Portland's downtown area, but it is not. You will need a car to stay here. Parking is onsite and very handy. Front desk was helpful. Breakfast was more than adequate and included yogurts and pastries.
5 on July 05, 2013
The folks at this inn were super friendly and nice. They upgraded our room to a really nice luxury room for free. You will not be able to beat the price in Portland and it is a very nice stay. Continental breakfast is decent and fresh cookies upon arrival!
3.8 on July 04, 2013
We stayed 3 nights and had a wonderful time, despite the way it looks on the outside it was really a nice place to stay quiet, someone is always at the front desk and everyone on staff wants to help make your stay more enjoyable. The only reason for 1 star on the dining was because we didn't order room service. Close to downtown Portland (5min drive) as well as the beaches. Highly recommend staying here! We will be staying here again
3.4 on July 03, 2013
It was a fine B&B: large room, firm mattress, clean, decently furnished and decorated. The bathroom was small and the toilet was situated such that, at 6'2", I couldn't sit straight on it because the vanity sink was too close. The location is an issue. While walkable to downtown, the neighborhoods you walk through are sketchy....not dangerous, but it doesn't make for a scenic, enjoyable walk.
4.0 on July 03, 2013
I stayed one night in a single room with a private bath; it was very neat and clean, charming, and comfortable. The Inn is about 15 minutes walk from a district that has lots of shops and restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful, the continental breakfast had an excellent selection. The weather was quite hot while I was there, and the air conditioner kept the room at a pleasant temperature. This hotel has no elevator, so factor that in if you have mobility issues or will be taking lots of luggage with you. I would certainly stay here again.
4.6 on July 03, 2013
Located near the Sea Dogs stadium, but you can still easity walk to downtown. Great, hospitable inn, lovely rooms, pleasant continental breakfast, at more affordable prices than you would expect due to no elevator and not a stellar part of town, but certainly safe.
3.2 on July 02, 2013
Was a great location - far enough from the tourist center to be quiet and relaxing and close enough that you could be in the middle of the tourist center in a jiffy. Even though our room was facing busy Congress Street, it was very quiet! And we are picky when it comes to quiet. Very warm and cozy atmosphere. And the pizza place across the street was convenient, reasonable, yummy, and provided excellent service.
4.8 on July 02, 2013
A friend and I spent two nights at the Inn at St. John at the end of June. We thought it was a cozy, welcoming space. Our room was charming and both the room and the private hall bath were very clean. We asked for an extra blanket, which the front desk brought up right away. Breakfast was continental style and plentiful. The dining area is small but I think there are enough seats unless you hit it at 9:15 or so, when everyone is down there. The staff was very helpful. We were out late one evening and had to ring the doorbell when we got back but as we were promised, there was someone at the desk who let us in right away. We were also able to store our backpacks at the desk when we checked out but wanted to walk around a bit. The Inn is located about a 20 minute walk from the more touristy areas near the water but my friend and I (both women) felt safe walking around. We also walked there from the Portland Transportation Center, which also takes about 20 minutes. There is also a bus that goes from there to the Inn. We used the bus to go downtown; it stops a half block away, and is an easy $1.50 ride. A cab ride back from there on a night that it was raining cost $6.50 plus tip. All in all, it was great value for money (about $230 for two nights for a double bed, wifi, cable, a private hall bathroom, and breakfast).
4.2 on July 02, 2013
a perfect place for my mon an me to stay while visiting my 84 year old aunt who lives in town! i did think that the rooms we reserved (it wasn't stated on the site) where going to be on the first floor (no stairs to climb!) i'm not sure my mom will be able to climb those stairs too much longer,
4.2 on July 01, 2013
Our room was charming, inviting and comfortable. Customer service was excellent. The staff bent over backward to make sure our stay was enjoyable and pleasant. I would definitely stay here again.
5 on July 01, 2013
Kind and attentive staff who are always there to make your stay comfortable. It is a bit father away from old town but it's definetely worth the small commute. Plus you get to explore a bit more this way. They serve a small breakfast each day and always have refreshments and coffee all through the day. Will stay here again once I come back to Portland!
5 on July 01, 2013
We decided on staying here due to the reviews and room pricing. Upon arrival, it is immediately apparent that the owners pride themselves on hotel appearance and cleanliness. We were given the room we expected, up a short flight of stairs and into a wonderfully kept room. The amenities were more than expected and the decor was great. Very bright and clean! The hotel is a short driving distance from the very busy waterfront area of town...nice to be able to escape that noise for a good night's sleep. Highly recommended - would stay here again!
5 on June 30, 2013
We loved Inn at St. John. Next time we visit Portland we will stay here and stay more than one night.
4.0 on June 29, 2013
Since being back from vacation for only a day we've already recommended the Inn at St John to several friends. It was an economical option that exceeded our expectations. The staff was beyond friendly and helpful. The room and private bath across the hall was all we needed knowing we were out and about all day and only needed simple accommodations. The robes were the perfect touch. Wish they were located a bit closer downtown but otherwise a great find!
4.6 on June 28, 2013
We have been staying at the Inn at St. John for years. It is a funky old place that has been turned into a charming Inn. The neighborhood is a little rough, but there are plenty of cabs to get you into the old port. The Inn has become a staple to our Portland trips.
4.2 on June 28, 2013
Hard to find a good room in the city of Portland at an affordable price. The inn is a bit far to walk to downtown Portland, but parking is easy, so drive. It reminded me of small European hotels - small rooms nicely furnished, rabbit warren halls, your own or shared bath in the hall. Cozy, comfortable, with plenty of amenities - wifi, phone, a small tv on cable, a table and chair. If you are looking for a modern, palatial, wide-screen palace, don't bother. If you are looking for old-world, Victorian charm, go to this inn. The one down-side - the continental breakfast was terrible - cheap breads and bagels that were sweet and crumbled, second-rate coffee, thin selection of boring teas. Needs work to add culinary charm to the really attractive ambiance. Staff is first-rate - friendly, helpful, and available.
3.6 on June 27, 2013
We would have loved to stay longer in Portland and loved our stay at the Inn at St. John. It had all we required and more. If we ever get back we would make it a destination. Friends, from Daylesford, Australia
4.6 on June 27, 2013
I was really happy with my stay. The location was about a 2 mile walk/drive to the harbor attractions, and around the corner from a baseball stadium. The concierge was extremely well informed, providing me with maps, directions, and cool places to visit in the city. The room was charming. It had a private bathroom a few doors down, spotlessly clean. There was private parking on premise. The lobby is very victorian in decor. On recommendation, i had a delicious thai dinner, at a restaurant just down the street. The breakfast provided in the inn had many choices . I highly recommend this inn when visiting the Portland area!
4.4 on June 27, 2013
I didn't want to stay in a "cookie cutter" hotel or motel and the Inn at St John was just perfect for me. I was in a single room which was very small but very adequate and the private hall bath was just that. My very own bathroom just around the corner from my room but which had to be opened with a key. Since the Inn provided me with a very nice terry cloth bathrobe this was not a problem. Also the continental breakfast was not just muffins and coffee. There was yogurt, cereal, bread and English muffins for toasting, juice and also fresh fruit and it was set up in an alcove with tables and chairs just off the lobby. Checkin was very easy and they are very helpful in offering advice on how to get to the main down town area by walking since I didn't have a car. There were also recommendations for dining near the harbor. I was very happy with the Inn and would stay there again without hesitation.
4.6 on June 26, 2013
Sweet old place near everything in old town Portland. We walked to the Museum of art, Longfellow House. Many pubs & restaurants are nearby. Nice continental breakfast room. Very comfy beds. Pack light: there is no elevator! ( There are accessible rooms on the ground floor)
4.2 on June 26, 2013
I like the small inn feel and very friendly staff. This was our third family visit and all was good.
4.0 on June 26, 2013
Nice room, good breakfast and a very friendly and nice staff! A bit far from downtown but 15 minutes from it, walking. Hotel was super clean and comfortable! Thanks!
3.8 on June 25, 2013
It was an awesome experience coming to portland and The inn at St john just helped make it even better. The rooms are clean and cozy and I found it extremely affordable being a student. The location of the inn is also good. Places are a bus ride away and it is also close to the train station.
4.2 on June 24, 2013
We found this Inn through an internet search of offered amenities and reviews. It was a delightful place to stay and close by the Museum of Art, a 20 minute walk. The staff also suggested several restaurants in the area for lunch and dinner, all of which were 'right on'. I'll bet, if you try it, you'll like it !
4.6 on June 24, 2013
Wonderful stay for one night wish it was longer Staff so warm and friendly and Portland is a awesome town kudos!
4.2 on June 23, 2013
Fantastic staff - very helpful.
4.4 on June 23, 2013
I was always curious about this hotel when I lived in Portland. Then, I found myself needing a room and every other hotel was booked. I was so glad the Inn at St John was available, not just because it was a room, but also because it was so much better than staying at a Holiday Inn or some other chain hotel. This place has so much character and the rooms have been well-styled. The staff was great and we had an excellent stay. I have already recommended it to family and friends.
4.0 on June 22, 2013
Great value, clean rooms, service was good, location was just outside of the city proper but only a 5 minute drive from Old Port; if you have issue with stairs stay on 1st or 2nd floor as there is no elevator; 3.75 stars out of 5.
3.4 on June 21, 2013
Close to the baseball park; a little bit of a walk from all the downtown restaurants, but not in the rough part of town - we felt safe and comfortable walking nearby even after 9pm. Several places to eat right nearby and a rite-aid store just up the street if you forgot anything.
3.2 on June 20, 2013
Easy to access, not central but great restaurants within walking range. Staff are fun.
4.0 on June 19, 2013
4.0 on June 19, 2013
Great place to stay. My wife and daughter were doing the Portland 5K run so was in walking distance of the race. Also were able to take our dog, a big PLUS!
4.2 on June 18, 2013
I would highly recommend this B&B to any traveler. Very easy to find, lots of parking, extremely friendly staff. The only thing I would change is to use a distinct thermos for the hot water for tea drinkers. Thermos had been used for coffee. You can't mix the two.
5 on June 18, 2013
The Inn at St. John is a great value. The location isn't the greatest, but it's a short walk to shops and restaurants on Congress (a longer walk to the harbor, though). The best part, however, is the staff. They were very helpful and friendly during our stay.
5 on June 17, 2013
I love this place. very charming and the employees are very friendly
4.6 on June 16, 2013
We loved our stay at the Inn at St. John. The room was large and spacious, very elegant.We appreciated having a small refrigerator to store our snacks. Would stay here again.
4.6 on June 16, 2013
Friendly staff, well equip room with everything you needed including toothbrush and toothpaste.... I would recommend and stay here again....
4.2 on June 16, 2013
I had an overnight in Portland coming and going from another event. The Inn is a wonderful place. Lovely, grand design and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Within walking (a longish walk, probably a mile?, but Congress street is interesting in itself) distance to the Art Museum, Old Port, and the Wharf and shopping. Breakfast is varied with muffins, bagels, yogurt, fruit. I would stay here again for sure and look forward to doing so. Be aware there is no elevator.
4.2 on June 14, 2013
Our room was comfortable, charming and quiet, the staff was friendly and helpful and the price was good. We enjoyed our stay and would definately stay here again.
4.4 on June 14, 2013
The people at the front desk were very nice. The rooms were clean. There is coffee/tea and some other goodies 24/7. The location is also great- it is just a few minutes walk to downtown Portland (the immediate neighborhood is not great though). It has a very cozy feel with dim lighting and everything looking like it could have been from 100 years ago (in a nice romantic way, not in a dingy way). For the price, it is definitely great.
4.8 on June 14, 2013
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay. We discussed wanting to come back for our honeymoon when we get married. We thought the staff was so warm and did a great job. We were about to walk around Portland and come back to such a nice room.
4.4 on June 12, 2013
So happy to have gluten free options for breakfast! The oatmeal and gluten free bars were great!!!
4.6 on June 10, 2013
Was disappointed in the room being right on the street with the traffic noise...when we first booked the room it said it was on the 2nd floor but when we checked in we were on the 1st floor right on the street. Would NOT want the same room again, only one higher up and/or further away from the street side. Otherwise everything was great.
4.2 on June 10, 2013
We stayed at the Inn for one night. The price was perfect and it was within easy walking distance to everything. We chose to have a shared bathroom which worked out well. The Inn really did exceed my expectation and will definitely book a room on our next trip to Portland!
4.8 on June 07, 2013
I was so glad that I decided upon this inn on our visit to Portland instead of one of the more expensive ones near the Old Port. Although this inn is not right in the heart of downtown, it is not difficult to get there. We decided to drive from the inn to a parking garage down in the Old Port and just walked around from there, but there is also a bus stop across the street from the inn if needed. We reserved a queen size bed with private bath and the room met all of our expectations. It was quite nicely decorated and very clean. There was a small fridge in the room which is a big plus for me! The breakfast in the morning is great, there are muffins, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, bagels, juice, coffee, milk, and there was even a sign that said a small gluten free selection was available upon request. I felt that they were really accommodating to everybody's needs. I am extremely happy that I chose this place and if I ever find myself back in Portland I will definitely stay here again.
4.0 on June 06, 2013
If you are looking for a nice place that is affordable, then this is the place for you. Just make sure that you enjoy walking and sight seeing or plan on taking the bus/using your own car. Its about a mile walk to the rest of the town.
4.6 on June 03, 2013
The last train out of Boston gets in at 1:45 am. The Inn is just minutes away. Staff was up and the room was ready, the same one we used on the way down.
3.6 on May 30, 2013
Overall, this is a beautiful and cozy B&B. The breakfast was excellent though the seating area was narrow and cramped. Everyone was in everyone else's way all the time. Initially we booked room 10A. This is not ideal for a couple with a child as the bed takes up all the space in the room and you have to stand in a narrow space at the side of the bed to change. The next morning, the very gracious and courteous staff moved us one flight up on their own initiative. We did not even have to ask! This was a lovely room. However, I think the third floor is slightly inclined as both my wife slept on the same side of the bed on two different nights and felt we were falling off the bed. So, the best thing about this B&B turned out to be its very helpful and gracious staff and for that reason alone we would definitely come back!
3.8 on May 30, 2013
Awesome little hotel on the outskirts of Portland, about 1 mile walk from the Arts District/Old Port. Not too close to anything too popular - the closest cluster of good restaurants is probably 0.5 miles away (Boda, Miyake, etc.). However, the hotel itself was clean, well-lit, and well-appointed. The private hall bath for our room was nice and clean, although the tub didn't drain very well. The bed was creaky but oh-so-comfortable. The dual A/C-heating unit was especially nice since one of the days we stayed there it was chilly at night. Sink in-room was an added bonus. Overall, a great stay! They were a little late in getting our room ready for us (by 2:20pm, it hadn't been cleaned yet upon check-in) - but the staff was hugely apologetic and they got it ready for us very quickly. Great service.
4.2 on May 27, 2013
The Inn was very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I loved the Victorian charm. The neighborhood is a little less than ideal - we walked down to the Old Port district, but had to go through a pretty sketchy neighborhood on the way. The only real caveat is that you need to be fit for walking the stairs and if you plan to walk to the sights in the city since it is a good distance to the tourist areas. Great value though - less than half the price of the Old Port hotels and just as nice!
4.6 on May 26, 2013
Best gem! Quiet and clean! Felt very safe and staff very friendly and helpful! Loved it here a d I wi stay again!
3.8 on May 24, 2013
Two things that bothered me was 1) mattress was due to be replaced and 2) the room was small that did not have a window to open, so during the night it became stuffy. Overall it was fine. The hotel did provide refreshments during the day and goods for the morning that were tasteful. I would stay again.
3.8 on May 23, 2013
Was please to have free parking, then an upgrade to a larger room with bigger bed an private bath at no extra charge. The cleanliness and quality were better than I expected. Staff were friendly and helpful. I booked again for next month. Not sure if I'll ever go back to Eastland Park.
4.6 on May 21, 2013
Customer service was absolutely the best! Airlines lost my luggage and the clerk at the counter offered to have my clothes cleaned and washed for me. The room was small but it was perfect for one person, super clean, and cozy. I felt very comfortable even though I had to walk through a hall to my own private bath. The continental breakfast..is better then usual..can't really complain! I would definitely come back ..easily!
5 on May 20, 2013
The Inn at St. John is a great, European style B and B. the rooms are small, but well appointed and nicely decorated. Not all rooms have an en suite bathroom, but that is clearly explained on their website. The staff is friendly, courteous, and helpful. I highly recommend this place. Kathy L, Brooklyn, NY
4.0 on May 19, 2013
Very nice hotel. Bit of a walk from old port, but the rooms are great for the price.
5 on May 16, 2013
I had a very pleasant one night stay at this inn. I was impressed by the old-fashioned decorations in the rooms, the availability of free coffee and tea throughout the day, and the helpful staff. The value for the price was incredible! The two details that may be downsides for some are the shared bathrooms for some rooms (which didn't bother me at all) and the steep stairs with no elevator (the staff is very happy to help you carry luggage to and from your room). Highly recommended.
4.2 on May 16, 2013
Step back a century to this adorable inn with nooks and crooked halls. Confortable and very enjoyable two days. Staff helpful. Location a little far from old port for walking but still close to everything by car.
5 on May 16, 2013
The Inn at St John's was one of the best experiences of our day. My husband had to go into Maine Medical for heart surgery the next day. It was comfortable and relaxing it took away a lot of anxiety . Thank you.
5 on May 14, 2013
Quiet, clean, secure, comfortable, historic. Cool place. Handy location. Very helpful desk staff. Nice variety at self-serve breakfast.
4.2 on May 13, 2013
Thought bedroom was very spacious with 2 beds and breakfast was very high end for continental,
4.2 on May 10, 2013
Quaint Inn with beautifully appointed rooms. We felt it was a great value for the price! The reception area staff were extremely helpful with completing a complicated computer scanning & faxing situation that I needed help with. We would definitely stay there again!
4.4 on May 09, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
5 on May 09, 2013
I stay at this inn 2-3 times a year..I love it for many reasons: friendly caring staff, comfy rooms and great value, just to name a few.
3.6 on May 07, 2013
Great, clean rooms. Good location. Friendly staff.
5 on May 02, 2013
This hotel is wonderful! We spent there only one night (unluckily) but everything was perfect. The rooms were very clean and big, the atmosphere special. You have absolutely to go there! Luisa & Amily, Roma
4.4 on May 02, 2013
Adam Izbicki---- We stayed in room # 108 and it was great. We will be coming back and staying here again the next time we come to Portland.
4.4 on May 01, 2013
Cute Place - Great Price Within walking distance of great restaurants & plenty to do Loved the staff!
4.0 on April 29, 2013
Room 5A with a double bed and in-room private bath was clean and lovely, but only just big enough. Very tight quarters particularly in the bathroom - (shower, no tub). But we were only there to sleep after a concert at the State Theater - a very reasonable walk in reasonable weather. Or we were told it would be about $7 in a cab. Local bus (#1) stop is only steps away. I did not hear any noise from any other guests and street noise was actually quite minimal. I'm a country girl, so this is important to me. Staff (Jeffrey) was incredibly informed and helpful. Continental breakfast was more than adequate: coffee, tea, fruit, dry cereal, bagels, yogurt, more. Coffee and tea were out all the time as well as cookies in the afternoon and evening. There was also a coffee maker and fridge in the room. Free parking rounds out the sweet deal, and you can leave a vehicle after check-out. There is no lack of places to find something to eat within a short or really short walk. The Inn shares a parking lot with a Chinese restaurant. And of course - you're in Portland. Enjoy your stay.
4.6 on April 29, 2013
I've stayed here before when traveling to Portland. I enjoyed the experience that I booked it again. Inn is very clean and staff is very attentive. Short drive or walk to downtown. Inn was close to the ball park. Dunkn donuts and the pizza restaurant/sports bar across the street is a good place to grab a bite to eat and get a drink. When traveling to Portland again I will definitely stay here again.
5 on April 29, 2013
I needed a place to stay just for one night, and booked one of the twin rooms. It's small but comfortable and clean, the staff is great and very friendly, and the continental breakfast has several options that would keep anyone happy. I paid about $52 for my stay with tax, but even the bigger and slightly pricier rooms are worth it and a great value, especially considering the prices of other places to stay in Portland. Stay here; you won't regret it! I know I'll definitely stay here again if I'm in the area!
5 on April 29, 2013
I'm impressed! Beautiful, spacious room, elegant lobby, plenty of parking, and a decent breakfast. A little off the beaten path, but worth it. A great place to stay in a great city.
3.2 on April 29, 2013
You can't beat the price here. Old with some charm. They do try to please.
5 on April 26, 2013
Off-season rate made this the best value. Across the street from Maine Medical Center where we were headed the next day. Were upgraded to larger room without asking. Snicker doodles in dining nook were irresistible. Flat screen with HDMI input allowed me to connect iPad and use NetFlix. This was my third stay and further reinforced the reputation of The Inn at St. John.
3.4 on April 26, 2013
I was planning to staying in the Old Port area when I happened to see so many positive reviews on the Inn at St. John's. I was a little nervous but the reviews convinced me to book a reservation. I remained nervous until we checked in and was plenty surprised and relieved to see the reviews had been right. While the inn may be a little dated in decor, for the value it was a really pleasant stay. The rooms were a little bigger than I expected though the bathroom is small. We made sure to book a room with a private bath. We also made sure to book on the ground floor since there is not an elevator and my mother is not as mobile as she would like to navigate narrow stairs. Our room was right outside the breakfast area but we did not hear anything. Coffee and tea were always available and the breakfast was a typical continental breakfast. The front desk recommended the Dogfish Cafe next door for dinner, which was good.
4.4 on April 25, 2013
I didn't know what to expect from this hotel, but it was a pleasant surprise. It's an older hotel with character. The room is not huge but well decorated. Bed was comfortable. Shower had good water pressure. The front desk staff were very helpful. The location is not right on the water, but it is very easy to quickly travel from the hotel to any location. Would stay again.
4.6 on April 25, 2013
What a great value! We would definitely return.
3.8 on April 24, 2013
Very comfortable place to stay and enjoy downtown Portland. Clean as a whistle!
3.8 on April 22, 2013
Since it's located in a rather sketchy area of downtown Portland, rooms at this very nice bed & breakfast are remarkably reasonably priced. In terms of "value" this establishment has no rivals. And it's only a 20-minute walk to the happening heart of downtown.
5 on April 22, 2013
Our second stay and it was even better than the first!
4.8 on April 21, 2013
We started staying at your establishment in the early days of the Maine Brewfest. At that time, you were just starting out.....most of downstairs was not yet open, The Sportsman was still open next door, and the upstairs rooms were furnished with what might charitably be termed "Early Church Auction" decor. Ever since, every time we return, you have continued to upgrade the House. We consider a stay with you as a regal bargin, and hope you never change. In addition, last year, in mid-summer, you upgraded us to one of your best downstairs rooms at no extra cost.....we had just spent a week camping at Baxter State Park, and walking into your well appointed air conditioned space was elegant. We have only praise and fond memories of our many stays at you Inn. Well done! ,Tace Holmes
4.4 on April 20, 2013
My daughter and I stayed here twice recently, on either end of a trip to NYC. We found the staff very welcoming and accommodating and the rooms perfect for our needs. We were surprised to find a fridge in one room and a fridge and microwave in the other. Taxi fare from the bus/train station is refunded to guests, a very nice touch. Will definitely stay here again.
3.4 on April 19, 2013
Nice size room, a little noisy facing the street. Tight bath. Cold foods for breakfast. Very helpful staff. Plenty of off street parking, once you know about the extra parking in the Chinese Restaurant lot. Steep stairs to 2nd and 3 rd floors.
4.4 on April 17, 2013
My husband and I came up for a weekend getaway. We had a great time staying in room 108. It met our needs with both comfort and price! The staff was informative of the ammenities provided and how parking might be tight, but we easily accessed the overflow parking. The contential breakfast was ok, mostly breads and carbs but the fruit and yogurt was nice. We really enjoyed the kurieg machine in the room and Craig went out of his way to find us a darker roast than what was initially in the room. We will definitely consider staying here on our next trip to Portland.
3.8 on April 17, 2013
My wife picked the St John and when our local Portland friends found out we were staying here, they couldn't have been more down on the place from "what they knew". Nevertheless, we decided to stay here and we couldn't have been happier. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable. The his/her terry cloth b-robes was a nice touch. Granted, the location is probably not ideal but it's not all that bad. My wife and I walked to the heart of Portland from the St John and never felt ill at ease. The morning breakfast was an unexpected delight. Really nothing overly fantastic but there was a nice assortment of good eats. The muffins and bagels were tasty and fresh, there was fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, etc. Really all very good. When all is said and done, we'd stay at the St John Inn again...and for me, that pretty much sums it up. Needless to say, my friends are now eating crow.
4.8 on April 16, 2013
This was a great little place - much cozier than the larger hotel chains, nicely decorated, a short walk from the bus station, central to basic amenities, and very friendly and helpful staff. Nice breakfast with good coffee and variety of options. I stayed in a small 1-person room, comfortable, and especially nice if you are traveling alone and want minimal prices without cutting quality.
3.4 on April 13, 2013
Good location, cost, victorian decor, better than standard hotel chains, friendly staff
4.8 on April 12, 2013
I loved my stay here. Would stay here again everytime i visit!
3.4 on April 11, 2013
The Inn at St. John is a great option for someone looking to visit Portland but trying to avoid the high cost of hotels near downtown. It's about a mile and a half away from all the shops and restaurants you'll want to visit, which is a nice walk unless the weather sucks. We didn't interact with service much since we were only there one night but everyone was very nice and welcoming. The only complaint I have is that the breakfast provided was pretty pedestrian. You expect a little more from a B&B, which I was lead to believe this was. It was a basic continental breakfast with baked goods, cereal and coffee. I would recommend this place. I'll definitely stay there again.
3.6 on April 08, 2013
thank you for a lovely visit. the room worked very well for our needs.
5 on April 07, 2013
all around, a great place to stay in portland.
4.0 on April 05, 2013
loved the room except the polish they put on all the surfaces. tried to wipe off. staff was very friendly and breakfast was great. we didn't realize that the inn is not actually "downtown" and that the area immediately surrounding the inn is pretty dirty and not some place i'd walk alone at night.
5 on April 04, 2013
Both my husband and I absolutely loved staying at Inn at St. John. Conveniently located to the downtown shops and just a 5 minute drive to the mall and big box stores and beach. I used to live in Portland for many years and return often to visit with friends. The guest staff were exceeding friendly and courteous whenever we encountered them. Very lovely. We are both looking forward to a return visit- next time with our new dog and baby. The beds where extremely comfortable and room was very spacious and equipped with fridge and microwave to store fresh fruit and snacks. I loved that the sheets smelled so fresh and clean!
3.2 on April 04, 2013
5 on April 04, 2013
We had a perfect stay at the St. John's Inn during a weekend in March. The Inn far exceeded our highest expectations in every respect. I expected far less for the price, and would certainly have paid double the amount for the service and quality space that was offered. All space was incredibly clean and well attended, and the twenty-four hour front desk staff was always helpful. The decor of each room was perfectly New England, comfortable, warm, and inviting. Extra touches, including wonderful bathrobes and beautiful furniture, made the Inn feel like home. Of course, there are no elevators, but that only added to the feeling of being the honored guest in a beautiful home. I recommend at stay at this Inn over any hotel in the area!
4.2 on April 03, 2013
I've stayed here before and will stay here again. The front desk folk are always courteous and helpful, the rooms and bathrooms were spotless. It's a very homey and comfortable atmosphere, much like the B&Bs I've stayed with in the UK. Would highly recommend the Inn at St. John to anyone looking for a comfortable stay on a budget.
4.4 on April 02, 2013
Cozy and comfortable Great value. I will go back.
4.8 on April 01, 2013
Everything was terrific! The people behind the desk were really helpful and extremely pleasant. The room was immaculate and the continental breakfast and cookies in the afternoon were yummy. A wonderful value and a great room.
4.6 on April 01, 2013
My girlfriend and I stayed two nights and were very impressed with the accommodations. We got a great deal as it was off-season and during the week. I highly recommend staying here.
4.2 on April 01, 2013
I found The Inn at St. John via Yelp, and the good reviews and competitive pricing compelled me to book with them for my vacation. The rooms are beautifully appointed, but it is the professional and friendly staff that pushed my experience over the top into a truly outstanding stay. Thank you for your attention to detail and your willingness to answer any question for out-of-town guests. The 24/7 coffee is an excellent touch as well.
4.2 on April 01, 2013
The Inn at St John is a hidden gem and my worry is that by posting a review, the secret will get out. The accomodations are wonderful and the staff are eager to provide assistance when needed. Such statements are easy to make for many hotels in Portland. What sets the Inn apart is the value. Room prices are more than competitive with other hotels downtown. It is minutes from the Old Port and minutes from the highway.
4.6 on March 28, 2013
This was our first time at the Inn, and we loved it! The room was huge and well equipped, the staff was extremely helpful, and the Inn was very clean. This is the BEST value in Portland. Joyce Mallery
4.6 on March 26, 2013
Cannot say enough about the Inn at St John. It is the only place I will stay when in Portland, Maine. The place has class, a very friendly and professional staff. This place is cozy at a very reasonable price. I strongly suggest to anyone visiting Portland, Maine to stay here. You will certainly enjoy it.
4.4 on March 25, 2013
Great place to stay for a few days. The staff was incredibly kind and helpful, and the building is really cool. The room we stayed in was tiny, but we felt welcome to hang out in the dining/sitting area. Breakfast was kind of boring--bagels, yogurt, cereal, and apples--but they set out cookies every afternoon! The location was great as well--a 15-20 minute walk to downtown Portland.
4.0 on March 25, 2013
This was our second visit to Portland. In our first visit we drove past this hotel and wished we had stayed there. Three years on. We had another chance to visiting Portland. This time I booked a night stay at the Inn. We arrived in the late afternoon. Checking in was pleasant. We had a room on the second floor. There was no elevator service, which we were already made aware of during reservation. The web site stated their staff could help carry. We had no issue carrying the bags up ourselves. But it would be a nice gesture if the staff actually asked whether they could help. Otherwise, the hotel was decorated in victorian style, charming and cute. So as the room itself. The hotel is located about 2 miles from the Old Port. We had a car, so it was a non-issue. For the price of $70 per night, it was totally a worth value - definitely will go back!
4.0 on March 23, 2013
This is a very comfortable Bed & Breakfast. I had a beautiful large room. The only down side was that my room was facing the loud main street. Otherwise I had a wonderful stay there. Thank you!
3.6 on March 21, 2013
Friendly staff and clean rooms and bathroom.
5 on March 20, 2013
I've come back to the Inn at St John's twice now and have been pleasantly surprised by the level of customer service I've been given. I'm welcomed in with a smile, super great value and a very unique place to stay. I will always come back to this inn whenever I'm staying in Portland! Great job you guys! Love the place!
4.0 on March 18, 2013
Have stayed here many times for over 15 years and the experience has remained consistently very good. This Inn is a great value. Although it is a 20 or so minute walk to the downtown "scene", it is a quick access off the Interstate. The "Dogfish Cafe" next door was wonderful when I tried it last year.
4.6 on March 14, 2013
A great place to stay for the price. Very comfortable beds, clean rooms, pleasant people working there.
5 on March 14, 2013
Beautiful inn, great staff, all around a very positive experience!
5 on March 13, 2013
On a recent interview at Maine Medical Center I decided to take a risk and deviate from the chain hotels that I had been staying in for most of my travels and take a risk on the Inn at St. John and boy am I glad I did. Upon entering I was met by a warm but not intrusive staff member who had a fire going and classical music playing in the lobby. He introduced me to the inn and informed me I had been upgraded, to the room several reviewers on this and other sites had complained about because of street noise. I, none the less, accepted the room and walked the 10 steps to my door. My room was warm, large and tastefully appointed including a mini fridge, Keurig and flatscreen TV. My bathroom was immaculate with very nice soaps and shampoo. My bed was very comfortable and the pillows were a variety of firmnesses so I was able to find one that fit my liking. The road noise was much less that claimed by previous reviewers and did not detract from a restful night of slumber. Breakfast was open early, tasty and substantial enough to sustain even a grand appetite until lunch. The parking is accessible through a clean, well-lit back enterance and I felt very safe, even in the early morning. I give my highest marks to the Inn and encourage any traveler looking to discover the best of Portland to stay here. The one drawback is I don't know how the Inn is able to break even charging so little for such nice accommodations!
5 on March 12, 2013
Everything was perfect, beautiful room, private, clean, just lovely. Wish we could stay there every weekend!
4.4 on March 11, 2013
This is my fourth time staying at the Inn. When I make plans to go to Portland, this is the only place I consider staying. Bottom line: you can't beat the Inn at St. John for price, extremely pleasant and helpful staff, cleanliness, ease of access to Portland and atmosphere. They serve a simple continental breakfast, but the items are fresh and plentiful. I really can't say enough good things about the Inn.
4.6 on March 10, 2013
Quaint yet centrally located downtown, Portland, Maine B&B. The staff were kind, helpful and attentive. The room was great, loved the antique furnishings, cleanliness and comfort the uniqueness provided. Would highly recommend, the Inn at St. John is a true gem!
4.2 on March 10, 2013
We only stayed one night, but wish it had been longer. Our room was a good size, not huge, but big enough. The bed was very comfortable. The room was homey and elegant at the same time, and very clean. Breakfast in the small dining area had the usual continental breakfast options, with huge muffins and croissants. We would definitely stay here again.
4.4 on March 06, 2013
A very unassuming little B-n-B on the outside but the whole experience was awesome. It is a little hike to Old Port area but definitely hit a couple places that we may have missed otherwise. The staff is friendly and extremely accommodating. Rooms are super spacious and comfy; very homely. Will definitely stay again.
4.2 on March 05, 2013
The room was large, clean and quiet. The entire building has a lot of charm and is very clean. The waitstaff was helpful and curteous. I couldn't believe the quality we received for such low rates. I would highly recommend the Inn At St. John over a chain hotel for your next stay in Portland!
4.8 on March 04, 2013
I was here for a medical school interview and compared to other hotels in the area, the location and the price were both ideal. I enjoyed my stay here.
4.0 on March 01, 2013
Quiet, clean, convenient, and comfortable. Complimentary items in the dining area includes bottled water and fresh soft baked cookies. A large variety of breakfast items available including fresh fruit, oversized muffins, bagels and cream cheese. Staff are professional and helpful.
4.2 on March 01, 2013
I booked a room here with a little trepidation after reading other reviews. The hotel is in a less desirable area, but was very nice on the inside. Longfellow square was only a 10 minute walk away. The room was clean and very quiet (107). Small breakfast was well stocked. I would stay here again.
4.6 on February 28, 2013
This was a great experience. Clean and well appointed with engaged employees, was a perfect place to stay during my time in Portland. Plan on staying there again.
4.6 on February 28, 2013
Most people avoid this end of Congress St. and thus miss a gem of a hotel. Each room is unique and quite fanciful. Some rooms are very small, but still have table and chairs and bureau. Compared to chain hotels, the Inn at St. John is much more interesting and unbeatable value. The folks behind the desk are very polite and helpful. For people who have loved ones at Maine Med or early morning appointments and live far away; you are within walking distance. Their website is very helpful in choosing a room that best suits your needs. The survey required rating dining, which is not part of the Inn at St. John, but Portland has many fine establishments.
4.4 on February 27, 2013
I stay at St. John whenever I am staying in Portland.Clean, inexpensive and good location.
4.4 on February 27, 2013
This has become our favorite place to stay when we visit Portland. The off-season rates are excellent and our rooms have always been clean, quiet and well appointed. The continental breakfast offerings are usually fresh and varied although the seating area is not set up in a very comfortable fashion, it's a fairly tight space and you might be better off grabbing a few items and taking them back to your room. Overall, I'd recommend the Inn at St. John to anyone looking for a pleasant alternative to the often sterile chain hotels that often cost more.
5 on February 24, 2013
Great place to stay. Very reasonable,clean, great staff. fj colchester ct
4.4 on February 23, 2013
Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We always look for a unique place to stay so this fit the bill for us. Very quaint. Only suggestion is to wash their bathrobes as ours were hanging in the closet but when we pulled them out they were stained. Otherwise everything else was great. Loved that they had a tray at the breakfast area so we could bring items back to our room .
3.6 on February 21, 2013
Stayed three nights over a long holiday weekend and was pleasantly surprised by how nice the inn in general and the room in particular was. The lobby was warm and welcoming, the room was large, clean and had a very nice bed, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The stairs are quite steep and gave us some exercise getting to our third floor room but the staff was quick to volunteer to help us with the luggage. The tiny refrigerator in the room was malfunctioning and froze everything in it, including some glass bottles with truly spectacular, and loud, results. Just far enough from the center of activity to be a great deal, but still close enough for a pleasant walk. Only continental breakfast on site but you'll want to try Hot Suppa or The Front Room for that anyway - we'll be back and Portland was a great destination.
4.8 on February 21, 2013
Very pleasantly surprised, given that I had found this place based on price alone. I was staying one night, without my wife, so I went bargain-basement. Ironically, she would have loved it. Very European feel, small bedroom, but cozy. Not the snazziest neighborhood in Portland, but walkable to the cool spots. Highly recommend.
5 on February 19, 2013
I am a regular guest who comes in several times a week. The staff is incredibly welcoming, especially Craig and Miles, who will go out of their way to make me happy. Often times deciding to stay is a last minute decision so sometimes I come without necessities but they always manage to find what I need. The rooms are cozy and affordable even the ones with the private bath down the hall. Commuting back and forth between Portland and a suburb of Boston is not easy but the Inn at St. John makes it possible!
4.6 on February 15, 2013
We loved this peaceful room and Inn. I enjoyed the historical artwork, pictures and the freemasonry document hung up in the breakfast area. We were on the second floor, and although Congress St was outside our window, the sound did not penetrate very badly. They also have a window unit that has a heater which we had on 'fan only' to drown out any sounds. Room service was awesome and the breakfast area had a wide variety of pastries, bagels, fruit and juice. I would love to stay here again soon!
4.2 on February 15, 2013
My daughter and I spent one night at the Inn at St. John after my husband's surgery at nearby Maine Medical Center. The price was the best around, the staff were excellent- all were very friendly, and the room was very clean. We loved the 'old' feel of this Inn, the room was very quiet even though we were directly on a busy street. The linens were done up with a flair for artistry, and there were subtle antique style other things. I would definitely recommend the Inn at St. John.
4.2 on February 12, 2013
Great place to stay for the price. My husband and I just wanted a nice, not too expensive, place to stay for the night for our weekend in Portland. The Inn at St. John was nice. Very cozy. It doesn't look like much from the outside but when you step inside it's very quaint. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The only thing we would say is not very accomodating is the parking. When we arrived on a Saturday afternoon there were no parking spaces available. So we had to park in the lot next door to the hotel and walk over. We will stay there again next time we are in Portland.
3.6 on February 11, 2013
This is the place to stay if you're visiting Portland. It's a bit of a trek to the old port, and uphill. I needed the exercise, so it worked for me. European style means no elevator and small or shared bathrooms. Again, this works for me. At $65/night in the off season, I could not pass it up. Very clean, comfortable rooms. Friendly staff. Outstanding value near downtown!
5 on February 10, 2013
Staying here was a shot in the dark chosen from the web based on proximity to the train station and a very reasonable price. It turned out to be a wonderful find. Due to our schedule we did not dine in so have no idea about that however I imagine it would be at the same level of excellence as the rest of the service. Very helpful and friendly staff.
5 on February 08, 2013
Staff was so pleasant and inviting. Will definitely be back. Have already recommended to friends! Truly a hidden gem.
4.0 on February 06, 2013
Unbelievable value. Very pleasant stay.
4.2 on February 06, 2013
The Inn at St. John's is a hidden gem at the top of Congress Street. Great value for money, lovely people, comfortable accommodations - and, I discovered on this visit, it's dog-friendly! I never stay anywhere else when I'm in Portland overnight, and recommend it without hesitation.
4.8 on February 04, 2013
We love staying at the Inn at St. John's. Every room is charming and has its own character, the staff is pleasant and always available. The location is central all the action and there are interesting restaurants and ethnic shops within walking distance. It's a marvelous alternative to "motel" stops when we need to go to Portland,
4.0 on February 04, 2013
I have stayed at the Inn at St. John annually for about ten years. Over the years, the accommodations have continued to improve and the friendly personal service has remained at a high level. The Inn also continues to be an excellent value, especially in the off-season.
4.8 on February 04, 2013
We have been coming to this hotel every January for the past four years. We absolutely love it. The service, the warmth and the friendliness of everyone is fantastic. We started coming as a couple, the last two years have brought our young daughter and are always treated with the same courtesy. thank you for making Portland a great place for us to visit!
4.2 on February 03, 2013
This was a great place to stay right in the city. We were there for a concert in January and took full advantage of the off-season rates. Staff was super helpful and pleasant the whole time we were there. Food (breakfast) was not the greatest, some yogurts, pastry, juice and cereal. Would have enjoyed a bit of fresh fruit and better selection. The other detractor was the road noise. We were in a beautiful room but right on the ground floor and the street. We still rated this very high because we live in the wilderness and really don't have any noise. It's to be expected in a city, but we would choose a room at the rear of the building the next time. There WILL be a next time because this was a great spot.
4.4 on February 03, 2013
My girlfriend and I live in Boston, and we needed to get away from the city for the MLK weekend. The Inn at St John was cheaper than most other options, but it looked nice enough so we gave it a chance. The building is slightly quirky (random hallways; bathroom down the hall from our room) but all together it was a really nice experience. Breakfast in the morning was simple but adequate - they had cereal, coffee, juice, yogurt, and a few pastries. I had a very enjoyable time and would definitely be interested in returning, should I ever make my way back to Portland.
3.8 on January 31, 2013
I read a lot of poor reviews of this Inn before choosing to stay there for a Friday night and I'm glad we still gave the Inn at St. John a chance. Some of the halls had a distinct smoky smell but the room itself was clean and unique. I enjoyed how all the rooms seemed to be different - a nice change from staying in the usual prison block-like big name hotels. The service was far better than the reviews gave them credit for as well. My only complaint was that breakfast was picked up early but otherwise our stay was very enjoyable.
4.6 on January 30, 2013
We were greated with smiles and humor from staff. They were always helpful. The room was perfect in size, cleanliness, comfortable bed. I was surprised to see they provide bathrobes to cross the hall to the private bathroom. Breakfast was just right. The walk into town was nice, not too far. Great restaurant next door. I would recommend this to anyone. The price is right. I'll be back again!!'
4.6 on January 30, 2013
Inn was lovely. People were kind. Overall incredible value.
4.4 on January 30, 2013
Tim at the front desk answered all our dining, direction and shopping questions during our stay. The cleaning staff was beyond helpful and really pleasant Our stay was nice and quiet and the room was beautifully kept.
4.0 on January 30, 2013
We had a concert to go to in Portland & we decided to look for a room for the night instead of driving home. The Inn at St john came up on the computer & it sounded quite interesting. The best thing was the price which seemed to be the lowest in the Portland area. Then the Inn & the rooms are tastefully appointed, w/ friendly staff & plenty of coffee, tea & a nice selection for the continental breakfast. Much more special then a night at some generic motel. It was a quick little get-away for us & it was enjoyable.
4.0 on January 24, 2013
The major complaint was that at 9AM, there was no hot water. Breakfast was standard fare, nothing special. Overall, the hotel is great and quiet. We would stay again
4.2 on January 22, 2013
The staff was excellent and very helpful! I really enjoyed the ambiance and decor of the Inn at St. John. The location is also great!
4.2 on January 21, 2013
I had a pleasant stay at the Inn at St. John. My room was large with a King size bed. The bath was small but clean and sufficient. I could not access the internet from my room but had to go down to the lobby. Also, my room was facing Congress St. which was nosey all night. I would stay again but request a room off this busy street. Excellent value.
5 on January 19, 2013
Great location, price, room, and service! I had an entire queen room for four nights during a wonderful stay in Portland. It was cleaned spotless every day and the heat was pumping even in the cold weather. I could not have been more relaxed after staying here. The breakfast was great, the service even better. Could not ask for a more affordable and luxurious place to stay. I felt I could have easily paid double, if not triple, for the cost of the room!
4.8 on January 17, 2013
We stayed here after a few days camping and it was a great place to recharge. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a laundry mat across the street and several good restaurants nearby.
4.0 on January 16, 2013
I booked the morning of my stay. It was a spare of the moment decision to drive up and spend the night. The staff was so polite and completely ready for us by the time we arrived. The room was amazing, clean, and had all of the amenities. The room reminded me very much of my grandmother's home with the seats situated by the contoured window that looked over the street. Value was amazing, and we had a great last-minute getaway!!
4.8 on January 16, 2013
I stay here once or twice a year and have always been satisfied. This time the property was in wonderful condition, having made some recent upgrades, and continues to meet or exceed my expectations.
4.0 on January 15, 2013
My husband and I were there for his birthday, which happens to be NYE. It is very quaint and is perfectly located in downtown Portland. We loved our room and the service was great. We would definitely stay there again. And the price was really decent for NYE weekend.
3.6 on January 15, 2013
Stayed in a small one bedroom. The staff was really friendly. Perfect price for traveling although a little bit of a trek into town during the winter season!
4.8 on January 14, 2013
The room I stayed in was great and so inexpensive. It is a short easy walk from downtown. I would definitely recommend staying here.
4.6 on January 13, 2013
Staff were very friendly. Room was cozy and looked great. They had bathrobes and nice-smelling soaps to make the stay special. Would definitely recommend.
4.8 on January 11, 2013
We came for a romantic getaway for two over New Years. The rooms were lovely, staff were friendly, and I didn't mind at all the "European" style layout of the cross-hall bathroom. Appreciated the robes meant for that reason! The Inn is within walking distance of the entire city ( only 20-30 minutes to the coast) and we felt very safe for two out of towners. The only downside was that they were doing some remodeling (there really was very little mess) and a woman hired to do wallpaper was VERY loud VERY early in the morning. Heard every detail of her New Year's Eve! However, my husband went down to complain and it was taken care of quickly. Overall very satisfied with our trip.
4.4 on January 10, 2013
They've gone to great lengths to make this lovely old hotel a comfortable place to stay. The rates are incredibly reasonable, rooms quaint and tastefully appointed, and little breakfast room quite generous in its offerings. We also like the fact that the excellent Saeng Thai is on the next block for an easy take-out.
4.2 on January 09, 2013
Easy location. Excellent value. Much more interesting than some of the other more elegant hotels in Portland.
4.4 on January 09, 2013
Was surprised and happy to see a sink and mini fridge in room! Great value, perfect distance from downtown Portland, very helpful staff, great spread at free breakfast.
3.8 on January 08, 2013
We were quite happy with our stay. The room was quiet, clean, and comfortable. As this is an old building the rooms can be strangely shaped. Ours was no exception. The bed was quite comfortable. Our room had the on suite bath. Overall this has the feel of an English B&B. The staff was helpful. The breakfast was continental style. The choice was good. The dining area was modest but meet the needs. I'd definitely stay here again.
3.4 on January 08, 2013
clean comfortable affordable no frills lodging
4.0 on January 06, 2013
A great value in a wonderful waterfront city. Comfortable rooms, on site parking, good breakfast and extremely helpful service make this a rare find in a city like Portland. Portland is totally walkable, and even in January we walked to the old port district for lunch and back by way of the Art Museum.
4.2 on January 06, 2013
It was lovely. The room was clean, the staff was friendly. It was a nice quiet room.
4.6 on January 06, 2013
I have stayed at the Inn before and consider it to be a delightful and comfortable accommodation. So many nice touches - the housekeeping crew takes great pride in how the rooms look. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. Truly a hidden treasure in Portland!
3.6 on January 06, 2013
Not the best location but good and clean, very nice atmosphere and a bargain.
4.6 on January 04, 2013
I have stayed at the Inn at St. John about five times already and I plan on going back again. This hotel is a wonderful value with adorable rooms and a great location. It is a real treasure.
3.2 on January 01, 2013
Nice place close to the ball park and downtown. Friendly staff. It is a value.
3.0 on January 01, 2013
Our family has had only positive experiences at the Inn at St John. Being able to have dogs with us and parking are major plusses.
4.6 on December 29, 2012
We stayed here at Christmas time while visiting family. It was a good value with a good location. It was very clean and the staff was quite nice. The only drawback was an extremely hard queensize mattress and not good pillows.
5 on December 29, 2012
Great stay in late December. Room on first floor up the stairs on front of building. Plenty large with nice bed, seating, and window. A good bit of street noise from bus traffic on weekday morning, but easy to ignore. Stairs are narrow and be prepared to climb with luggage. Plenty ofparking. Breakfast was good continental selection and staff will do just about anything to make it suitable for you. Looks like a seamy neighborhood- but it is typical Portland. Plenty of food offereing around including top-notch pizza at Pizza Villa and great food at Dogfish Cafe. Easy access to the rest of Portland with out the unnecessary expense of other spots. Will stay again next time I am in town.
5 on December 28, 2012
I have stayed at other bed and breakfasts in the past that cost at least twice the amount as this one did. Needless to say, I was not expecting much because the price was so cheap (about on par with a Super 8). My boyfriend and I were wonderfully surprised when we walked into the beautiful room that was beautifully appointed. It was the most romantic getaway, and when we go to Portland again, this will be the place we stay!!! Thank you so very much!!!
4.2 on December 27, 2012
We had stayed here a couple of years ago, and did so again. Reserved two nights, but had to cancel the first one - no problem at all. Rooms are immaculately clean, with Victorian furniture. Breakfast is standard Continental. Some desk staff are super friendly, others pretty much stay to themselves. Don't be turned off by the fact that you're not in the "old city"; this neighborhood is perfectly safe (across from Maine Medical's second campus).
4.8 on December 26, 2012
We just stayed two nights in the Inn at St John to do Christmas activities in Portland prior to a Christmas trip south. We couldn't have been more pleased with the large, but charming room with all the personal touches. It was very quiet as well, allowing us to catch up on some much-needed rest! We had stayed at the Inn at St John before as it is reasonably priced and conveniently located. We were greeted by the desk staff like old friends. We took their recommendation for a restaurant and had a fabulous Thai dinner one short block from the. Inn. Before we left we booked the same room for next month. Highly recommend!
3.2 on December 20, 2012
Stay was great experience. Bed was very comfortable. Small refridgerator in room was a welcome surprise.
4.4 on December 19, 2012
We love this place and have returned 3x in the past year. Excellent in every way. Be prepared to climb some stairs to get to your room. Your luggage, however, can always be carried by the staff.
4.0 on December 19, 2012
A great place to stay! Exceeded our expectations! Great atmosphere, very affordable, wonderful service! Only small downsides were the TV in the room was a little small (but it had cable and good reception) and the sink in our bathroom didn't drain well, but the building is being remolded so this may change. Over a great stay, we highly recommended the Inn at St John and will be back!
4.8 on December 18, 2012
We always choose this lovely lodging when we stay in Portland. Highly recommended for a comfortable old world atmosphere.
3.2 on December 14, 2012
Good location. Quick and easy cab ride downtown. Good room with comfy bed. I'd definitely stay here again.
5 on December 11, 2012
Nice accommodation, great location for all the local amenities and exceptional value. Highly recommended!
3.8 on December 11, 2012
The staff was patient and generous.
3.4 on December 11, 2012
I was thrilled to find this little gem of an inn right in downtown Portland! My son and I went to the city for a concert and just needed a place to stay for one night, nothing too fancy or expensive. The Inn at St. John is kinda fancy, but not at ALL expensive! The Inn was warmly decorated for Christmas, a welcoming sight when we got there at almost midnight. Our room was on the third floor of this narrow 4-story building. The stairs wind around the inside of the Inn, kind of like an Escher painting, but that added to its charm. I'm sure if we had more baggage, it wouldn't have been quite as charming, though. The room was super-clean, and the shared bath that came with the room we chose (some have their own) was right across the hall - no sweat! There was even our own little sink and vanity right in the room, as well as a microwave and fridge. Plenty of space. The bed was comfortable and clean. Parking was free, too. And the rate for all this was incredible! I'll definitely be staying there again the next time we need an overnight or more in Portland!
4.2 on December 10, 2012
Extremely friendly staff, very homey feel with holiday decorations and a fire in the fireplace. Nice breakfast in the morning, nice room, and a pretty unbeatable price. Can't ask for much more.
5 on December 06, 2012
I have stayed at this in both times in Portland. It is a little off the beaten path but charming and a terrific value. I would highly recommend it. Recently, I learned they even allow dogs which was perfect since I now have one.
3.6 on December 05, 2012
Wonderful place to stay. Convenient to the waterfront area. Great value for the money. Would definitely stay again.
4.6 on December 04, 2012
A great place to stay!!! :) I will always recommend this to anyone I know who is visiting Portland and will definitely return on my next visit. The inn was cozy, quiet and very pleasant. The staff were superb. The room was beautiful and clean. And most importantly, the bed was very comfortable. As for location, it was perfect! It was very easy to find and situated on the quiet end of a busy street with its own parking lot. It was about a 2 minute drive to the hustle and bustle of downtown Portland. And as an added bonus, there is a pizza place and a sports bar directly across the street!
3.6 on December 03, 2012
This is the second time I've had the good fortune to stay at the Inn at St. John. The atmosphere is very nice and the staff are very friendly. Best continental breakfast I've had at a New England hotel. Hope to visit again soon!
4.0 on December 03, 2012
We had a lovely stay, we were upgraded and looked after very well and found the location nice for walking.
4.0 on December 02, 2012
A nice space, tastefully decorated, unexpected high quality of bathroom furnishings in an old building (a Jacuzzi!!) I couldn't get the heat regulated: it was either on or off, but couldn't get it to keep an even temperature. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat anyway.
5 on November 30, 2012
Charming and cute. Very helpful staff!
4.6 on November 27, 2012
I read the reviews on this place, and booked a reservation. My husband and I will not stay anywhere else next time we go to Portland. Great place, and great price!!
4.6 on November 26, 2012
This was our second stay at the Inn. Very welcoming staff, great room. Dog friendly. Also like that is next door to a Chincse grocery.
4.4 on November 26, 2012
I had a twin room on the second floor with a separate, but private, bath for $65 a night off season....how crazy is that ? The place is delightful, warm and welcoming, charmingly decorated and spotlessly clean accommodations. The location is great; 20-25 minute walk to the Old Town district (just a zip of a drive). There is free parking in an ample lot in the rear of the building. The breakfast is above above average and laid out in a sunny alcove area that is very cheerful. This is my new Portland "go to" lodging.
4.0 on November 26, 2012
Very pleased with the Inn. I stay in Portland a couple of times a year to visit family. The Inn at St. John is my favorite place to stay. It's warm, quaint and convenient, with helpful staff and an ample, fresh breakfast spread. Love the anytime coffee and tea, as well. Excellent value!
5 on November 26, 2012
See above. Solid continental breakfast tops it off.
4.8 on November 25, 2012
I stayed here for 4 nights during Thanksgiving break. I was very pleased with the hospitality, my room, and the price. My room was very nice, roomy, and smelled of essential oil. Parking was relatively easy but I didn't stay out late. I wonder if others who arrived late struggled to find parking in the lot. The location was not bad too. It took me about 15 minutes to talk to the outer skirts of downtown.
4.0 on November 23, 2012
This place has a lot of character and charm. It has a much more unique and positive vibe than the more expensive and larger chain/ cookie-cutter hotels and motel rooms. Our room was small but did not feel claustrophobic. Compared to other hotels and motels, our bathroom was enormous in size! The offering for the continental breakfast was higher quality than the typical dull and generic fair at other hotels. As long as you don't sweat the small stuff and always look for things to complain about, you ought to really enjoy your stay here--especially for the unbeatable price!
4.4 on November 21, 2012
I will definitely come back to this place. It's a great value and a short drive/ moderate walk to Old Port. The continental breakfast is the best I've ever had. the staff is very kind!
4.6 on November 21, 2012
Excellent value, suoer clean, nice staff, a bit off the path but a quick bus ride ($1.50) into town if you don,t want to walk . Had a queen room on 1st floor, nicer than the Armory. Will be back.
5 on November 20, 2012
This is excellent value accommodation. Prior to our stay the staff had been terrific in meeting our needs (no stairs for my mobility impaired husband), and they earmarked a suitable downstairs room for us. While the room wasn't overly spacious, it oozed style and charm. It was really well appointed and made great use of its quirky shape. The decor was stylish. Breakfast was a standout! They provided an interesting and varied selection and the small dining area was wonderful.
3.8 on November 18, 2012
Wonderful location in Portland. Great value for a good room with nice decor and comfort.
4.4 on November 17, 2012
Affordable but has character as opposed to feeling budget. I always stay here when im in portland.
5 on November 15, 2012
For the young "hip" couple that we are, we can say this place was brimming with style, quaintness, variety and nice people. The cost was very reasonable for something downtown. Go here!
4.0 on November 13, 2012
I was within walking distance of Maine Medical, where my husband was getting care. I only needed clean and affordable, but I also got quaint and lots of amenities. Thanks
4.0 on November 13, 2012
Very good value and friendly service right in downtown Portland!
3.4 on November 12, 2012
Very courtesy and helpful. The power went out overnight but the staff was quick to try to resolve the issue.
3.8 on November 11, 2012
We were really impressed with the inn it is very clean and such a reasonable price. It isn't in the best area of town but knowing the area we knew what to expect.
5 on November 08, 2012
When visiting Portland this is the only place I stay. The staff always goes out of their way to make sure my needs are met. This trip I had a 5am departure time and the night clerk checked in with me to see if I wanted an early breakfast before I left. The service is outstanding, the location is perfect, and the inn is incredibly charming.
5 on November 08, 2012
What a fabulous find in Portland! Truly enjoyed my stay and plan on revisiting and staying at the Inn at St. John. A perfect place for single travelers!
4.6 on November 07, 2012
While it is off the beaten path of 'downtown' Portland, this place was the perfect pick for a friend's birthday weekend!! The atmosphere and decor of the hotel made you feel like you were in a small England town and you were going to have tea and crumpets as soon as you dropped your stuff off in your room. The friendliness of the staff was incredible. They allowed my friends in my room before I got there to decorate it as a surprise for my birthday, were fun and entertaining when we came back in the late evening after a few pints, and had no problem extending our checkout time when brunch ran a little later than expected. I will be back!!
1.8 on November 05, 2012
The room was nice but It wasn't worth $180.00. We asked for a later checkout a half hour before. They called us non stop ten minutes before checkout. We checked out at the right check out time which was twelve pm. We felt like we were being harassed. We only needed an extra 20 minutes. We won't stay there again.
I read your review and on behalf of the Inn I would like to offer you our regrets that you were made to feel rushed at check out and to offer our appologies. However, I would like to ask you to call our toll free number, 1-800-636-9127, so we can discuss the matter with you. The rate you quoted of $180.00 is more than we charge at this time of the year and we NEVER rush people out. All clerks know to extend check out time upon request. I am wondering if prehaps you have made a mistake in selecting us for this complaint, as there are several Inn at St Johns throughout the United States. We value our guest's input on how we may imrove our services.
4.8 on November 05, 2012
I was recommended to stay here from a friend. It reached beyond my expectations with what was charged to stay here. The front desk staff were helpful and courteous and nothing was too much trouble for them. They helped with my luggage and advised where to go for meals and where to go to spend my afternoon. The room was outstanding. The attention to detail was more than expected and nothing was out of place - attention to detail was spot on. The hot tub was relaxing and the bed was so comfortable. I slept well with peace and quite. The breakfast was better than I expected. My only disappointment was in the fact that I could not stay longer. I would recommend this establishment to anyone who wants luxury at a budget price. Michelle from Brisbane Australia
4.4 on November 02, 2012
Charmingly decorated Victorian rooms, quiet and clean. And close to public transportation. This is always our choice when we visit Portland, winter or summer.
4.2 on October 29, 2012
I stayed in rm 7B & it is a hike up 2 flights of stairs but the room was HUGE & very comfortable. Ample king size bed that was comfortable. There is traffic noise from the street ( you are in the city so I expected it) & with earplugs...no problem sleeping. My husband loved the cookies & coffee available on check in.
5 on October 25, 2012
Very convenient to downtown . Staff was very friendly and helpful. Definitely would stay here again.
4.2 on October 24, 2012
The staff was extremely friendly; the room was big, clean, bright. Bathroom was immaculate. A note on the style, I actually felt like I was in England, in an Inn. It didn't feel like the frou-frou bed and breakfasts often find in New England. Not over-th-top doilied. Above all, we liked that we had wide variety of room prices to choose from. We did not dine there, but I gave it a good rating so as not to bring down the average.
4.2 on October 24, 2012
Only way to stay down towm on a budget. If you are looking for a room just for sleep, this is perfect. Rooms are small, simple, neat and clean. Staff friendly and lots of lovely restaurants in the area.
4.6 on October 24, 2012
Limited parking at night but found a place at adjacent business. Quite noisy if room is facing the main street. No elevators and steep, narrow staircase to second floor. Pleasant decoration and nice furnishings.
3.0 on October 24, 2012
The hotel is just what you need when you are on the roads. It is clean and the breakfast is good although served in a very tiny room ( and the cookies taste so good!) . The employees are friendly. The hotel is located about 30 minutes walk from down town. The price is very reasonable.
4.6 on October 23, 2012
this place is a great value, has an awesome continental breakfast, and is only about a 15-20 minute walk from downtown. the room was cute and clean, and the people were nice. good place to stay, especially on a budget.
4.8 on October 22, 2012
Fantastic historic building, amazing rooms, jet tub, crazy comfortable beds, great service and super-helpful staff, great centralized location, and very affordable rates. Probably my best hotel stay ever. If I'm staying in Portland, I'm staying at the Inn at St John.
5 on October 22, 2012
We stayed three night at the Inn at St John, and it exceeded all of our expectations. We stayed in a queen room with en-suite, the room was decorated tastefully and was very clean. The Inn at St John was definitely value for money, the service was also very professional. We had a very pleasant stay in Portland, enjoying the sites and the custom at the Inn of St John. Highly recommended!
4.4 on October 22, 2012
This is an adorable little place in a perfect location if you're visiting Portland, Maine. It is walking distance from restaurants, bars, parks and the Seadogs baseball stadium. The rooms are a bit on the small side (not surprising, given the historical background of the hotel), but are very clean and well-kept. The size is pretty much offset by the cute, historical vibe of the room, which is very charming. The hotel provides robes, in addition to the typical linens, and very nice soaps and toiletries. The hotel staff is amazingly friendly and accommodating. Coffee and tea are always available and snacks such as cookies are often available. The breakfast is also quite nice with an assortment of pastries and fruit each morning. There is not an actual restaurant in the hotel, so I rated the dining section based on the complimentary food items above. This is not an issue, however, as there are many great restaurants within walking distance/very near by. We got the room at a great rate the first days of our stay, but the price jumped quite a bit on the weekend. I still feel it was a good deal due to the great location and wonderful staff. We will definitely be returning to the inn on our next visit to Maine!
4.8 on October 22, 2012
Everything was excellent -- comfortable and clean room, incredibly kind staff, and easy access to downtown Portland. We did not take advantage of the breakfast, but it looked like a good variety and the dining area was adorable. Also, appreciated the coffee & cookies when we checked in :)
4.0 on October 20, 2012
The rooms are very cute and clean. The building is really cool. The location is great, but kind of in a sketchy neighborhood. The service was great. The breakfast had just been cleaned up. One of the workers noticed me looking at the area with disappointment. He came over and asked me if I wanted breakfast. I said yes and he got everything out for me and was very friendly. I was so surprised. This is a great b&b. I will definitely be back.
5 on October 19, 2012
Pleasant staff, nice rooms, bangin thai food right down the street...shit was gangsta, great place! Nice location too!!
4.2 on October 19, 2012
We were disappointed with the breakfast. Other B&B,s where we have stayed have excelled with a much better breakfast. We were surprised and it was unexpected when we went down to breakfast. Perhaps nothing will change in this area but wanted to comment. Thank You
4.0 on October 16, 2012
Great Value, friendly staff, plenty of parking. would stay here again.
4.4 on October 15, 2012
Just what we were looking for. An affordable room that was clean and did not look like one of the concrete box hotels. Highly recommended
5 on October 14, 2012
rooms were pretty and clean. atmosphere was great. breakfast was delicious. staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. we had room with a shared bathroom (only had to share with one other room) and so the value for money was outstanding.
3.2 on October 14, 2012
Liked the room and the amenities. Was surprised that the breakfast was more like a hotel's than a bed and breakfast, but quite satisfied overall.
4.4 on October 14, 2012
Decided to take last minute advantage of the Downeaster and take the train up to Portland from Boston. The Inn at St John offered a cosy and relatively affordable alternative. It is close to the airport and train-station and a doable walk into the Old Port and Downtown. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the room was a good size, very clean, and very comfortable. We had a great trip and would definitely go again!
3.8 on October 14, 2012
Good value for the money. Friendly personnel. All issues were addressed promptly. Room was small but had all necessary items (sink, small fridge, microwave) Bedside table lamp was missing. Could also do with adding a shelf for toiletry items in a room and in a shared bath I have used. In a reasonable walking distance (about 20 min) from downtown and piers. I am from a big city and accustomed to walking. Adequate parking, including overflow lot at next door restaurant. Will recommend it to a friend.
3.2 on October 14, 2012
enjoyed one night at wonderfulf inn. So nice to have this building maintained in the midst of boxes of fast food and strip malls. Staff was great and breakfast was very satisfying. Room was great, Stepping back in time with ageless elegance,
3.8 on October 14, 2012
Lovely surprise in this place, staff were great rooms very flowery, but clean and tidy, could not fault it, great bar across the road as well as the weather was not kind to us, but the staff gave us good advice on where to go
3.8 on October 13, 2012
We stayed here because it was significantly cheaper than anything else in Portland proper, but were delighted by the excellent service. The rooms are clean, the continental breakfast was really nice. The only two drawbacks were the shared shower (really poor water pressure) and the location (slightly too far from downtown to walk, but just minutes away in a car). Overall, we think it is a great value for an otherwise very expensive hotel town.
4.2 on October 13, 2012
We had a lovely stay at St. John's. All staff was very friendly and so as the whole atmosphere. The rooms are very nice as well.
4.8 on October 12, 2012
This inn is a delightful and fun place to stay. I guarantee you will like it.
4.4 on October 11, 2012
We loved our stay at this Inn. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly and gave us many suggestions on what to see, do, and eat during our one night stop in Portland. The bed was comfortable and bathrooms spotless. Not too far of a walk to the Old Port District, but there is a city bus system that stops near Inn and drops you off in the downtown area. Very convenient and cheap.
4.8 on October 11, 2012
My husband and myself were pleased with recent 2 night stay, in late Sept. The staff at the desk, went out of their way to be helpful. The room was quiet, and comfortable. Love the wallpaper decor in the room and the hallways. Easy access to the Inn from the parking lot. We will stay there again.
4.8 on October 09, 2012
This inn built in 1897 has been lovingly restored and is one of my top favorite hotels ever! The furnishings and wallpaper are beautiful and enhance the period feel. The staff are warm, friendly and helpful. The location is convenient and within walking distance (about 1 mile to many) Congress Street shops and cafes as well as the Portland Art Museum. While the surrounding neighborhood is not as picturesque as the hotel and Congress Street is a main road with traffic, it is well worth a stay and offers an excellent room price value. We had a room in the front and with the window closed it wasn't too bad, but if you are noise sensitive, ask for a room in the back. Coffee and cookies available at all hours in the lobby. Amenities in the Traditional style room include a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and large, flat-screen television. But skip the television and instead, imagine yourself in a period-piece novel!
3.8 on October 09, 2012
There aren't many places where you can get an inexpensive room that still has all the character and charm of a far pricier place, but this place was just that! It's a cute, historic building, within walking distance of downtown and the Old Port. We stayed two nights in the rooms that have the hallway bathroom, which gave it a fun European feel. The staff at the hotel were also extremely courteous and helpful, and we generally had a very nice stay.
4.2 on October 08, 2012
Inn at St. John was a lovely surprise! The surrounding neighborhood and exterior of the Inn may give one the false impression that it lacks quality, but don't let that fool you. The interior was rich with European charm and comfort, and the staff was pleasant and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was more than sufficiant. We would deffinately recommend you stay at the Inn at St. John!
4.6 on October 08, 2012
We visited Portland, Maine for an extended weekend, with no real plans other than to explore the city and surrounding areas. Two other couples we know recommended this Bed and Breakfast to us as a nice place to stay that was a lot less expensive than other hotels in Portland. We stayed in a room with a private bathroom across the hall. While less convenient than having a bathroom in the bedroom, it worked out just fine (we just had to remember to take our room key with us!). The breakfast was fantastic: Yogurt, fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, cereal, and granola bars. We usually didn't wander down until the tail-end of breakfast, but there was still plenty left. We brought it up to eat in our room, since we had a little table in there and could plan out our day. The staff was very friendly, and answered any questions we had. The only downside is it is a hike to the old port/eastern promenade area where we spent most of our time. It took us about 20 minutes to walk each way, so once we got to the harbor, we stayed down there. We could have taken taxis/driven, but the walking was probably good for us after all the lobster we ate! We felt incredibly safe, even when we walked back late at night.
4.0 on October 08, 2012
Room was nice and clean. Private bath down the hall was a minor inconvenience, but acceptable. Located a little distance from Old Port, but there is a bus across the street. We took the bus in and walked back. Beware of the steep steps to the upper floors. We had no problem, but if you have physical limitations, get a room on the first floor.
4.2 on October 07, 2012
I stayed over a Saturday night for a marathon the next day. The room was comfortable, clean, and the building very nice. The continental breakfast the next morning was what I expected (juice, yogurt, cereal, bread). While the staff did not allow a late checkout because of the event, they offered access to showers which I thought was very nice. I would definitely stay there again.
4.2 on October 07, 2012
This was my second stay. I chose it because of the location (and price) - very walkable to all the east and west Portland destinations, 'tho a bit hilly. The first time I was in a queen room above the lobby and by the stairs, and found it to be a bit noisy. This was exacerbated by the fact that it was summer and the in-window AC (i.e., open window) meant that I got a lot of street noise when the AC fan was off. The room itself was small-ish, but perfect for my needs, and only one flight of stairs. The second time I stayed there I brought my husband and we stayed in a king room on the top floor, and it was the nicest room of all the B&B's we visited on this trip. Unfortunately it also got alot of street noise, because the this window was also open for an AC. We turned on the fan (without the cooling) and it helped immensely as we bundled up for the night.
5 on October 04, 2012
My parents,dog (Lexi),and myself took a family vacation from St. Louis,Missouri to Maine. Since Lexi was traveling with us I used the internet to search for pet friendly hotels and found the Inn at St. John. We arrived on a rainy Wednesday the 19th of September 2012. We parked in the lot behind the Inn, walked up the back steps, down a hall and to the front desk. We were greeted by two gentlemen at the desk. Having made our reservation online the check-in process was very simple. I was given a paid receipt and the key to room 101. I asked if there was a way to get our luggage from our car to our room without going up the back steps. My father had a 7-way bi-pass and didn't need to carry luggage up steps. The gentleman said, "Don't worry about that we will take care of that for you." He rounded up several staff members who came outside in the rain and carried all of our luggage to our room. Now that's service! The room was, "Beautiful" and must have been sound proofed because Lexi didn't bark 1-time because of noise. The beds were very comfortable and we all slept good. If I could I'd give this Inn more than 5-stars I would because in my eyes it's a perfect 10.
3.8 on October 03, 2012
We had a wonderful stay at the Inn at St John's the only isuue would be that the bed was very uncomforatable in this room. we woke up to a sore back each morning. I also have a recommandation being an electrician for 30+ years is that the receptacles be replaced when the coerds to devices that are plugged in feel very loose and insome cases fall out. This can lead to a fire hazard. The outlets in this room were very worn out.
4.0 on October 03, 2012
A comfortable and friendly place to stay, basically all you need when travelling.
3.6 on October 02, 2012
Room was small but clean. The staff was very helpful and friendly. A good value in Portland.
2.6 on October 02, 2012
The location is not as good as it states on the web. It is nice and well located. Breakfast left a LOT to be desired. The room and bed were very comfortable.
4.0 on October 01, 2012
We stayed at the Inn at St. John last week during our trip to Portland. What a cute place! We didn't want a cookie cutter hotel on this trip and we got exactly what we wanted. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful in providing restaurant and sight recommendations. The only thing I had wished was that this was closer to Old Port and the key areas of Portland. Luckily the weather was great for walking and my husband and I love to walk. It is about 1.5 miles to the center of everything. However, there are a few restaurants (with great beer selections) about a half mile away. The area of town is a little on the edge, but I never once thought about it once we were inside the Inn.
3.2 on September 27, 2012
We arrived quite late at th Inn. We got a large room.. The rooms where tidy and clean.. The breakfast was poor and the location of the buffet was not adequate. All in all we had a good nights rest...
3.8 on September 27, 2012
I knew what I was getting into with the Inn at St John, so I embraced and enjoyed the Euro-style small room with a shared bathroom down the hall. I even liked the exercise of walking the stairs. The location was prime for downtown Portland and the price was phenomenal. The staff was very friendly and encouraged me to indulge in the late-night helpings of cookies and lemonade. I will definitely be back next time I'm in Portland!
3.4 on September 24, 2012
Stayed for two nights. Great location and price combination! It has a very friendly, safe feel. It's walking distance to downtown Portland. If you don't mind stairs and a little walk, it's very worth the stay. The bathroom was not connected to our room, but it really didn't make a difference since it was only 2 doors down the hall.
3.8 on September 24, 2012
I am never disappointed when I visit the Inn at St. John. I've returned twice after my first stay two years ago and it's as if time stood still. The same friendly and accommodating staff was there to greet me. That alone says something about the identity of this establishments and of the staff that makes sure it's reputation dazzles. A few more of my favorable exclamations include the overall charm. Cleanliness and attention spent on details. The friendly and eclectic patrons that inhabit the Inn. Descending the stairs to the lobby in the mornings to partake in the complimentary breakfast while an agreeable tone of classical music and conversation steep the atmosphere. 24 hour coffee and tea. No big screen televisions in common area. Water fountains inside and out. The calming and distinctive wallpapered rooms. I'm sure each individual will experience their own endearing hallmarks. Thanks!
3.8 on September 23, 2012
The Inn had a very nice street appearence and loby area. We added a day to the beginning or our stay, and the desk person was very helpful to make the change, which required us to stay in a different room, this one with out an inroom bathroom and they moved our luggage between rooms. This made the room change effortless. Both rooms were European style (small), but adequate, with a double bed. Queen and King rooms may have been bigger. Walk to "old town" Portland took about 25-30 minutes, so we did not need our car to visit Portland. The desk person helped us find directions to a specific location. Several restaurants were near the hotel, but the best ones were 20 minutes east of the Inn on the same street, or up to 30 minutes down toward the bay. The street just east of the Inn was a bit seedy, but we walked it before dark, and had no problems. The breakfast area is small and hard to manuver during prime breakfast time. The breakfast items included muffens, rolls, ceraeal, bagel, coffee, juice and was adequate.
3.6 on September 23, 2012
We only stayed at Inn at St. John for one night, but we really enjoyed it. The front desk and housekeeping staff were very nice. We walked downtown and to the old port a few times and enjoyed the 30 minute walk. There was actually a lot to see, shops and restaurants, along the way. The Inn provided parking and even had an over flow lot near by. The room was cute and clean. We also had a nice private hall bath. The continental breakfast in the morning was great. They provided a very nice variety of food and drinks. Overall, this place was great, and I would recommend it to friends.
4.4 on September 22, 2012
Based on the price and the location (close to the hospital), I expected this to be a questionable choice. The photos won me over, though, and I gave it a shot. I am SO glad I did!! The location turned out to be ideal for access to the highway, downtown, and the general area. It is a bit of a haul on foot from the Inn to downtown Portland, but not awful. We drove down for a day and poked around the shops. We stuck with restaurants close by for dinner--and there are excellent restaurants close by!! (Dogfish Grill, Pizza Villa, and Hot Suppa! come highly recommended!) The staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was mediocre, with cold muffins/cereal/toast assortments and (sadly) absolutely terrible coffee. The cookies and lemonade in the afternoon almost made up for it, though. If I ever am back in the area again, I will definitely stay at the Inn at St. John!
3.8 on September 20, 2012
The hotel is not so near to the Portland center, but it offers really nice rooms, not all very big but with a really nice atmosphere that reminds that in the early 20th century... the staff is very kind, the hotel is clean and the breakfast is very good. The only negative thing is the lack if elevators amd the steepness of the stairs, but it is worth it!
3.8 on September 20, 2012
This accomodation is situated very next to Greyhound station : you just have to cross the street to get to the hotel. Bus facilities to move, but you can also walk to go to downtown and to the harbor. The place and the room are very clean, also the shared bathroom.
4.4 on September 20, 2012
I just returned home following a 3 day stay at the Inn. I was in town for a family celebration and stayed in this wonderful B & B with my daughter and sister. Our room was absolutely beautiful - clean, quiet and convenient. Our room was on the first floor near the front desk and breakfast area. We were all impressed with how QUIET it was - no street noise or noise from the lobby area. The beds were extremely comfortable and we all enjoyed a restful sleep each night. Breakfast was simple but adequate and the evening cookies were a nice touch. Coffee & tea available 24 hrs/day. We highly recomend the Inn at St John and will definitely plan to stay here again in the future.
4.4 on September 19, 2012
The place itself was very nice. It was clean, modern, the staff was very polite and helpful, and there were always cookies in the lobby. It was a fantastic value, and a cool little building. Note that the stairs are steep. The only complaint was location. The inn is across the street from a greyhound station, and surrounded by commercial and fast food buildings. We didn't feel unsafe, but didn't want to take any night time strolls either. We had originally planned on biking to Old Port, but there is a large and fairly steep hill between the inn and the more lively part of Portland. There was on site parking, but it was best to get there early, as their overflow is behind a fast food chinese restaurant. Overall, the inn itself was wonderful, but the location wasn't great.
3.8 on September 19, 2012
Our room was absolutely beautiful and spacious. The bathroom was also spacious, with lots of shelves and places to put things. Breakfasts were good if not gourmet, but it was great to be given a choice of three or four entrees. The only drawback to our room was that the windows didn't seem to open. It was a great value for the money.
4.6 on September 19, 2012
The accomodations were great. The bus to town was available across the street. Other guests shared ideas for fun things to do.
4.2 on September 18, 2012
Very nice place, close to the ferry and town..great resturant and of course pet friendly
4.4 on September 18, 2012
our experience with the Inn at St. John was simply fantastic. Our room was excellent, the service was friendly and helpful, if you have any concerns when you pull into the parking lot, they'll be put to rest once you see what an amazing job the staff has done in making this place a memorable stay. Coupled with an excellent location, this place is truly worth a night's stay. (or two!)
4.8 on September 18, 2012
A wonderful experience and window in time to a rich community maritime history. The inn owners are friendly, knowledgable and present an outstanding custom breakfast!
3.6 on September 17, 2012
Used to be a little cheaper, their prices seem to have gone up. Still, cheaper than most places in the city while still being relatively close to the old port (5 minute drive or 20 minute walk). Rooms have a certain old-world charm, get one with a private bath if you can afford it. Small, but sufficient.
4.6 on September 16, 2012
We were warmly received and enjoyed a fine room on the 1st floor, with easy access to all the accommodations. Room and furnishings were very clean and comfortable, especially the bed. We slept well and enjoyed a delicious variety of light breakfast items before heading up to Bar Harbor. The neighborhood had several quick service restaurants available as well. We'd definitely stay again.
4.2 on September 15, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Inn for three nights (two nights when we first arrived in Portland and one night on our way back from Bar Harbor); both stays were a real pleasure. The first time, we reserved a room with a private bath; the second time, in an effort to save a little money, we booked a room with a private bath which was separate from the room. Either way, the rooms worked out well: more space than expected and everything was in good shape. The staff, by and large, were very helpful. We were provided discount coupons to use for cabs and were also reimbursed (up to $13) for the cab from the airport. There is also a bus stop very close to the hotel (although it's a bit of a wait for the bus). The only thing that I think could improve is the breakfast. But--for the cost of the room--it still is a great deal. Highly recommend for those on a budget or for those who want to spend their money on something other than a room.
4.0 on September 15, 2012
Wir haben nur eine Nacht dort verbracht. Das B&B ist uns aber für den netten Service und die Sauberkeit der Zimmer in Erinnerung geblieben. Unser Zimmer war sehr geräumig. Es war zwar nach vorne zur Straße. Trotzdem war es von der Lautstärke ok. Auch das Frühstück war gut nicht zu üppig aber voll nach unserem Geschmack. Wir würden das Hotel jederzeit weiterempfehlen.
4.4 on September 14, 2012
I stayed at St John for one night in late August while preparing for my move up from DC. The staff was the most lovely I've ever experienced. They were friendly, helpful and genuinely seemed to care about my stay and if there was anything they could do. I will definitely recommend this place when I have family and friends come visit me!
4.6 on September 12, 2012
My mother and I stayed at the Inn at St. John during a mini-trip to Portland. The Inn was adorable and the service outstanding. The only issue is that it was not in a desirable location as compared to the city and the things we wanted to do. There's limited restaurants and shopping near the inn, and, although a walking city, the amount of walking really cut into our time some days. I would recommend a rental car if you're staying at the Inn. I know we will next time (or we'll stay somewhere closer to the Bay). Like I said, the Inn itself was spectacular and you will not be disappointed staying there.
4.6 on September 12, 2012
I was visiting Portland for the first time over an early September weekend and was looking for a lodging establishment that would help me get a real feel for living in downtown Portland. Although the Inn is about a mile or so from the arts district--it is easy to get around on foot. The neighborhood location is not the greatest, but the inn staff said it was safe to walk both day and night--and I found it to be, too. If you are walking, though, bring good walking shoes--there are lots of hills that the sidewalks and streets traverse in Portland. Parking for me was easy as I arrived early and was able to park the car right next to the Inn, but overflow parking is also available in the restaurant next door (if you are parking, be sure to have your automobile license plate number with you at check-in). Check in is at 1:00pm and if you arrive at that time--and the room(s) have been used the night before--there could be a wait to get your room, but the lobby with its free wi-fi and refreshments help to pass the time. Rooms are European (small) but clean, comfortable and quiet. My room didn't have a view and the small window looked out onto a rooftop and vent--and the bathrooms across the hall can be private or shared--they are on the small side too--but overall the accommodations are a great value. Hotel staff could not have been friendlier. Wil definitely be back.
4.2 on September 11, 2012
Lovely place. Our room was spacious and adorable. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
5 on September 11, 2012
Second stay in Portland. A must on a annual roadtrip on the east coast.
3.2 on September 09, 2012
The staff was friendly and helpful. The A/C was very welcome, easy to use, and comfortable. Room small, but not unexpected in a Victorian building. We did not have dinner there. The continental breakfast was adequate, but the space was very tight. We had one odd problem: all the electrical receptacles in our room probably need replacing. Plugs, particularly ones with little transformers like the ones with smartphones, tended to fall out.
3.6 on September 09, 2012
The location was great and we enjoyed a long walk to the wharf and back through a number of interesting neighbourhoods. The room was delightful and very quiet given that it faced a busy street. Best of all was the service and, in that regard, we applaud Jeffrey at the front desk for all his detailed directions and information about specialty stores we were seeking. We would definitely return! Sherry Ottawa, Canada
3.4 on September 09, 2012
This was our 2nd stay at the inn. The room was smaller than I expected for the price but we were only staying 1 night so it was fine. The lobby is lovely and warm. The staff behind the desk were very friendly and helpful. The gentlemen gave us great detail in describing a bike trail we may want to consider. The trail was a nice ride and takes you along the ocean for a very nice view. We really liked Portland, lots of restaurants, bars and shops.
4.2 on September 08, 2012
Easy walk downtown. Really good value. Nice rooms. Breakfast was a notch above the cheaper hotel chains. Entire place was nicely decorated and very clean.
5 on September 07, 2012
Our room was charming and had everything we needed for a great stay!!
3.6 on September 07, 2012
When we pulled up, I must admit, we were a bit worried. However, the second we walked into the back entrance, it was a pleasant surprise! To the cute little breakfast nook, to the rooms, we were very pleased and will return.
2.8 on September 06, 2012
Charming lodging. Only negative was no elevator for this aging man. Have stayed many times in the past and always find the front desk very helpful at suggesting restaurants and sightseeing. Leon Bey
3.4 on September 06, 2012
Great inn.Staff very helpful.Room clean and quiet.Great breakfast in AM.Will continue to stay there when in Portland
3.8 on September 04, 2012
We were very pleased with our stay at Inn at St. John. The place was very clean, comfortable, and well-kept. The service was good - all the employees we interacted with were very nice, helpful, and professional. Our only complaint would be that our "room with private bath" had the bathroom located down the hall from our room, which was slightly inconvenient. Still, the bathroom was ours alone and was kept nice and clean. All in all, I would recommend Inn at St. John to anyone who is looking for a great value while staying in the Portland area.
4.4 on September 04, 2012
The room fit an Inn at twice the price. Service was courteous. Breakfast room was a bit small, but the meal was adequate. Would definitely recommend this to a friend.
3.8 on September 04, 2012
All was very very very good but.... bed in room 5A was not comfortable: it is not horizontal. It is a bit inclined and my head was lower than my feet.
4.0 on September 04, 2012
The St John was a very nice place to stay in portland for me, my partner and our two dogs. The inn was conveniently located, the room was spacious and well appointed and the breakfast was very good. My only complaint is that we had to climb many stairs to get to our room, which was on the top floor (but I think I might have chosen it and ignored the stair warning.) Anyway, overall it was great.
3.6 on September 03, 2012
The room was nicely decorated and the private separate bath was right across the hall. Rooms with bathrooms were already booked when I made the reservation, but we didn't mind the arrangement. We did complain about the door to the room sticking and the door knob to the bathroom creaking loudly when turned. It would have been nice if there had beed a screen for one of the windows so we could leave it open instead of using the air conditioner all the time. Overall, an OK experience but next time I would try to book sooner to try to get a room with attached bath.
5 on September 03, 2012
I really enjoyed the design and functionality of the room. It was luxurious to me having a king sized bed and a big room. The people at the front desk were cheerful and helpful. The room made me feel like I was in Europe, which I could never afford. Everything was really clean. I slept great. The air quality was great. Breakfast was good. Prepare to bring food back to your room 'cause there's only 5 or 6 chairs in a quaint dining area. If you appreciate art you will like the interior design and it will make you feel at home but exclusive. The walk to downtown takes 15 minutes. It's boring but worth it once you get there. Parking is easy at the Inn. I'll stay here again.
4.4 on September 02, 2012
I enjoy the Inn avery time I stay there. Convenient to the port and the ballpark. Friendly staff.
4.2 on September 02, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Inn for the first time recently and were extremely impressed. We had one of the deluxe rooms, which was absolutely beautiful. It was also a real bargain, compared with prices at other places in Portand. The only downside is that it's not an easy walk to everywhere, but there is ample parking at the Inn. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Portland.
2.6 on September 01, 2012
We were with another couple and took the music cruise at the Casco Bay Cruise Lines. It was a beautiful nite so we took a cab down and after the fun time had a nice walk back. Hotel room was nice -had a small frige and micro. very nice featues .
4.8 on August 30, 2012
Beautifully appointed old hotel with lots of character, friendly staff, clean rooms, and just a few miles from the center of town.
3.8 on August 29, 2012
Onsuite was accross the hall, but added to the atmosphere of the Hotel. The supplied breakfast was more than satisfactory and the "cookies" were sensational.
4.6 on August 29, 2012
We stayed in a king superior room, it was very clean and well decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable, but the 'jetted tub' was tiny. The staff was nice and helpful and the continental breakfast was great (except the coffee!). It's located a couple miles from Old Port so you'll most likely have to drive there then pay for parking.
4.8 on August 29, 2012
This inn, now a B&B, has a real sense of history about it, near the site of the former Union Station (grand old train station, no longer extant). It is conveniently located on Congress St., making access to downtown Portland easy ...a direct drive. The staff went out of their way to be helpful, checking on some prices at nearby restaurants on lobster rolls! Yummy cookies, coffee, and lemonade always available, and great muffins and fruit for breakfast.
3.6 on August 29, 2012
Located in an unattractive part of town (across from the bus station), the Inn still manages to deliver its promise of an old world bed and breakfast.
4.0 on August 28, 2012
We stayed here for four days, and were quite surprised by the quality of the rooms and service. We had a room with a hallway private bathroom, and it was not as uncomfortable as I imagined. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The free continental breakfast, although quite simple, is of great value. The decor makes this place a unique experience. It's not in the best part of town, but it is fairly easy to drive and park there, and a cab to downtown Portland is $5. We would definitely stay here again!
4.4 on August 28, 2012
We stayed for one night at the Inn at St John and had a lovely time. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Free wifi throughout the inn was a big plus! The continental breakfast had enough choices to satisfy us, and we appreciated that water bottles were also available. We were able to walk to the Old Port in about 15-20 minutes, a very reasonable walk. All in all, a great value!
3.6 on August 27, 2012
The Inn at St John is walking distance from the heart of downtown Portland. The continental breakfast provided us with more high quality food options than your usual free hotel breakfast. Other eateries are also right next to the inn. Excellent price. Excellent location.
3.0 on August 27, 2012
We arrived early, but were able to park our car and walk around town. Excellent place to stay.
3.4 on August 27, 2012
The Inn at St. John offered the good value that it promised. The room was very clean and well appointed, and the continental breakfast was ample. It is a short walk to Longfellow Square (good dining) or the port, but the Inn's direct area has probably seen finer days.
4.4 on August 27, 2012
Everything was great--clean and nicely decorated. The Staff was more than pleasant and accommodating. Found some terrific restaurants not too far away (Hot Suppa! deserves a mention here)--and being so close to the ballpark made my husband so happy! We definitely will return.
4.6 on August 27, 2012
This place is wonderful. Friendly and helpful staff, rooms are always clean. I stay here whenever I come to Portland.
5 on August 22, 2012
Portland itself is a beautiful city and the Inn at St John was the perfect compliment. Everything was well kept, the staff was friendly, and on the whole the Inn was very accommodating. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to stay in Portland.
4.4 on August 22, 2012
I chose the Inn at St Johns because it was much cheaper than one of the big hotels near the water. It was perfect - the room was great, the people were friendly, and I enjoyed the walk downtown - it goes through an area that is a bit more arty and less touristy than the Old Port area. I'd definitely stay here again
4.4 on August 22, 2012
Stayed here for just one night. Was a very nice room! Only problem was that parking was a little inconvenient. Other than that, though, this place is a great value and very nice overall!
4.6 on August 19, 2012
I am very pleased with my first experience of B & B in the USA. I had already done elsewhere but never here. Nice little place, lovely rooms, the perfect breakfast: croissant, bagel, cereal, yogurt, and coffee. The staff of the Inn at St. John is very nice. We rent a bicycle nearby, at Gorham Bike and have been in town, Cap Elisabeth roll up, a stop at Mojo (healthy bar) drinking an excellent smoothies. to Portland, we have to savor the beers in Maine Gritty Mc Duffs. A good weekend, a great place!
3.6 on August 19, 2012
We stayed in a room with a king bed and private bath. The room was nice but there are no elevators in the building. The Inn was just a short drive to downtown shopping and dining. I would stay again!
3.0 on August 17, 2012
The Inn is a very good choice to visit Portland. Consierge is very helpful and the rooms are tidy and with a touch of european style.
2.6 on August 15, 2012
I thought it was a little pricey for the location but it was clean and had a warm "feel" to it. It is a short drive to all the sites, dinning and shops along the water area.
4.0 on August 15, 2012
Our first time staying here after hearing great things about it the last few years. We are especially pleased because they are very dog friendly!! While not located in the heart of the Old Port, it has a very convenient location right off 295 and it is less than a 10 minute walk to many great restaurants on Congress St. We will be back!
3.6 on August 15, 2012
After seeing some mixed reviews, we had a wonderful stay. The room was on the top floor with a shared bathroom. Both the room and the bathroom were clean and kept that way throughout our stay. The front desk was helpful and the breakfast was plentiful although the breakfast area itself was a little small. Great stay overall, especially when everything else is booked.
3.2 on August 15, 2012
Affordable accommodations for a long weekend in Portland. I would stay at the Inn at St. John again.
3.2 on August 14, 2012
This B&B was nice, but definitely felt more like a small hotel. While our room was 'just okay,' the breakfast was very good; we also really liked how snacks and drinks were provided in the common area all of the time.
4.4 on August 14, 2012
From the moment we arrived at the Inn ad St. John, we loved it. The staff members went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We typically do not stay at bed and breakfasts and now I think we will. It was thoroughly wonderful and we will definitely be returning.
3.6 on August 14, 2012
the room was nice and clean. we had to walk three flights up with the luggage but it was not a big problem for us. We had a shared bath and it was clean, too. It is in any case a place , where you get value spending your money.
3.2 on August 14, 2012
The room and the inn looked like nothing has changed in the past 100+ years, although everything is in good shape and clean.
4.8 on August 13, 2012
We were worried that we would be bothered by street noise since our room was on the front of the Inn. It did not turn out to be a problem at all. The whole building seemed very quiet.
3.0 on August 13, 2012
We stayed 2 nights at the Inn at St. John. It was quaint, clean and comfortable. Only a short drive to the waterfront.
4.6 on August 12, 2012
We had a great time at the Inn at St. John, in particular since we didn't expect it to be so nice. Rooms are clean, small, but very pleasantly furnished. Rates are very reasonable. It's located about 30-40 minutes walking distance to the harbor.
4.2 on August 12, 2012
good value-close to stadium but not walking distance to shops/restaurants
3.4 on August 12, 2012
This is a beautiful place! The rooms are well kept and beautifully decorated. The only issue I have with our stay is that the front desk was not helpful and actually bordered on unfriendly. My husband runs a hotel and I have been in the service industry for many years, so I know how important the face of your business is. I hope they will reassess who they have representing their establishment, and make appropriate changes. We will definitely stay here again, I just hope we are treated a little more friendly next time!
4.2 on August 09, 2012
We had a lovely overnight stay in this very comfortable, charming Inn. Would stay again for sure!
4.0 on August 08, 2012
Has the small town feel of a bed and breakfast, with the privacy of a traditional hotel. The breakfast was extensive including really good muffins! We were thrilled to stay here and will stay each time we come to this great city!
5 on August 08, 2012
The room was lovely, the air conditioner was excellent, and the breakfast nook eas exquisite!
4.6 on August 08, 2012
We had 3 rooms, all super clean and comfortable. One had a private bath across the hall, a plus. The other two had shared baths but were fine. Great location, wonderful staff. Will stay again.
4.0 on August 08, 2012
Nice place to stay for a few nights in that fabulous city called Portland. Super clean, helpful and very friendly staff members. I loved the European/British charm in the old house. Especially the narrow, steep staircases :)
3.4 on August 08, 2012
The St. John is a no-frills inn, but is very economically priced that is very clean and located in a location near downtown Portland, Maine attractions.
3.4 on August 07, 2012
Very pleasant and comfortable stay, staff very helpful and friendly, overall a satisfied customer.
3.8 on August 06, 2012
nice clean Inn, very friendly and helpful staff. shared bathroom very clean.
4.0 on August 03, 2012
This is a very nice place and a good deal for being so close to downtown Portland. They have a variety of rooms and this time we stayed in one with a shared bath, and the bath was very clean.
5 on August 02, 2012
Wonderful staff. Clean and cozy rooms. Great continental breakfast.
3.6 on July 30, 2012
Compared with other hotels in the city, the Inn has much more character and Victorian era charm. We were pleased to find it so easily accessible: to the airport and to local restaurants and bars. Although we found their rates reasonable, I suggest booking in advance as you will find the better deals that way!
4.0 on July 30, 2012
Comfortable room, coffee in room and in lobby, good selection of items for Cont. breakfast, just a very small eating area. Definately would stay here again!
4.4 on July 30, 2012
My husband and I have stayed here five years in a row and have loved every time! The rooms are tastefully decorated and are large. The staff is also really helpful and friendly. The location is close to getting around the Portland area - it's not really within walking distance to Old Port, but with parking so cheap, it's not a huge deal. The inn is such a great value for everything it is!
4.8 on July 26, 2012
Convenient to the cool area of downtown with art shops, outdoor dining, music venues within walking distance or short drive. Central location between the airport and the port, blocks from the interstate access for additional site-seeing. The Inn is on a main street but so well structured that street noise was not discernible. The interior invites you to linger and upon return the building seems to welcome you home, not just back.
4.8 on July 24, 2012
The comfort and attention to detail were a delightful surprise that made our whole trip perfect. We couldn't even tell we were in downtown Portland. Actually the location was great for being central to where we needed to go. No elevator was only a drawback for last minute reservations as there are a few first floor rooms that are very very nice and the whole place feels like you've stepped back in time to feather beds and parlour maids.
4.8 on July 23, 2012
Very cozy place and wonderful value. I especially liked that they are pet-friendly and close to downtown.
4.4 on July 23, 2012
We came to this inn with only the reviews from the website for a wedding. We didn't want to stay in a big hotel, we always tend toward B&Bs. We really enjoyed our stay! We were in 7A. The room was very nice (huge) and the staff extremely friendly. Breakfast was continental self serve, but suited our needs just fine. I loved the quirky hallways and the decor was fun. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
4.6 on July 23, 2012
The room was absolutely beautiful. Very spacious, clean, very well maintained. Staff was very accommodating and professional. Will definitely stay there again.
3.8 on July 22, 2012
We were pleased with our immaculate, charming room. The bed was comfortable, the AC worked well, and we loved having our own terry cloth bathrobes and clean towels each day. Also nice was the generous all-day access to bottled water, juices, and yogurts from the breakfast area fridge, as well as fresh-baked cookies and lemonade each afternoon. Continental breakfast offered a fair number of choices that included fruit and juices. Staff was very professional and helpful. Our room was a bit small for lounging comfort and I will not select the least expensive room for our next visit. The Inn at St. John's location on Congress St. allows easy access to downtown on the #1 bus although bus service frequency tapers off after rush hours. Taxi service is excellent in Portland.
3.8 on July 21, 2012
I wish there were more non-sweets for breakfast - but I'm probably a minority! I always enjoy my stay and return when in Portland.
3.4 on July 20, 2012
We got a room with a shared bathroom and a traditional room. The rooms were nicer than they looked in the pictures. Rooms are small but well appointed (TV's are small but they have good channels and the beds are super comfortable!). Hotel has a ton of character and they use real keys - no plastic cards there! Located about a mile from downtown so its not in the most scenic neighborhood, but you can walk to town or drive - easy peasy. Be prepared for some stairs though - its a tall, skinny building. However I was on the top floor and it wasn't bad. The shared bathroom was fine and worth doing it if you are on a budget but if not definitely get a room with a private bath. I was very pleased with our stay, and I can be pretty picky. I'm so glad we stayed there and not in one of the big hotels downtown!
4.8 on July 17, 2012
I have never stayed in a B&B before, I have heard horror stories and I have heard wonderful things. When I had to make a reservation in Portland, ME, I came across this establishment. I made my online reservation, also requesting that I be away from smokers as I am an asthmatic. Within 30 minutes I received a personal call from the Inn asking questions regarding my asthma (i.e.: do cleaning solution smells bother you... etc.) I was duly impressed. And it did not stop there. Upon arrival I found I was complimentarily upgraded, the room was very clean and orderly, the front desk staff was professional and nice (however I would have liked to see more outgoing personalities. But they were pleasant and efficient.). Since I was traveling alone and not from Maine, let alone Portland; I was happy to find that I felt save in the parking lot at night and in my room. I would encourage my friends to stay there... in fact, I have already expressed interest with my husband to go away for a weekend and stay here soon. I rate this Inn "Outstanding!"
4.4 on July 16, 2012
We were casting around for a hostel, but weren't having any luck. This Bed-n-breakfast popped up and I saw it was a great deal, and was only 1.5 mile walk to Old Port. When I got there to check in I was not disappointed, they even had cold lemonade on a hot day, a helpful guy to carry bags up the steps, and a basic continental breakfast the next morning. What's not to love?! We'd stay here again without question next time we are in Portland.
3.4 on July 15, 2012
We were on an extended holiday, so were looking for very reasonable prices without missing out on character. Inn at St John was perfect. We got the old fashion feeling of the historical setting of Portland in a safe, comfortable, friendly place. We only had one short night in Portland, but were able to walk to town, see the sights, have a nice dinner and walk back. Loved not having to deal with the car. Free parking too. The breakfast was simple but nice. It was also helpful for us to have the use of the computer and internet. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others. A great find.
3.8 on July 15, 2012
This was a great option, especially if you enjoy longer walks to the main attractions of Portland. It was perfect for us since we're city people and used to walking. The rooms were extremely clean and the staff was very accommodating. Could have enjoyed more options for breakfast and snacks in the kitchen area. Thank you for the great stay and service.
5 on July 14, 2012
We found the staff to be very helpful, polite and responsive. The room was comfortable and clean. We plan to stay again the next time we come to Portland.
3.8 on July 14, 2012
Great Inn, not far walking distance to the center of town. Clean and cozy. I always stop there.
3.4 on July 13, 2012
Conveniently located-intown but not downtown-a short walk or cab ride to downtown and the Old Port. Several good restaurants nearby. Try to reserve a room away from the front of the building...it can be noisy.
3.0 on July 11, 2012
The Inn at St. John was clean and spacious, but we would have liked a better breakfast.
3.8 on July 11, 2012
St. John was one of the better B&Bs I've stayed in. Our room was adorable and spacious. I have only two minor complaints. One, we had a private hall bath, and the shower stall in this bathroom was like a coffin. It barely fit one person and it was difficult to move and bathe oneself. Two, the continental breakfast could use a slightly bigger selection of foods, and the dining area is on the small side - lots of awkwardly squeezing past people while getting your food.
3.6 on July 09, 2012
Inn at St. John was the only non-chain lodging option with a vacancy for the 4th of July weekend when we decided last minute to take a road trip to Maine. Some of the reviews may paint a picture of an old and outdated inn about to fall apart in a rough neighborhood. Don't let them fool you! While the inn may not be outfitted with the latest fashion in inn-keeping, it is clean and well maintained. Sure the breakfast is not all home-made but hey you get what you pay for right? One thing worth noting is that it definitely is not in the heart of Portland. You should drive, not walk, from here to Old Port or wherever you want to explore. However, you've probably driven into Portland anyway so what's another 5 min drive gonna cost you? Get comfortable, and have fun!
5 on July 09, 2012
The Inn at St. John is THE place to stay in Portland, super comfortable, charming, clean, very friendly and helpful staff, pet friendly, close to great restaurants and the price is always right. We do not stay anywhere else when we are in POrtland
3.6 on July 09, 2012
The building is wonderful and rooms attractive and clean with an exceedingly friendly staff. My only complaint was that the location is a bit remote from the waterfront and nicer parts of town and the walk is through some seedy areas. However we had a great time anyway.
4.2 on July 09, 2012
It was our first time, over the Fourth of July, and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. The feel and friendliness of the experience definitely makes us plan on staying their again.
3.4 on July 09, 2012
Hotel itself is very nice, very clean and staff was helpful. Location not ideal, across from greyhound bus station and Maine Medical Center, but was only a short distance to downtown. Breakfast was just the usual cold items with toaster. Was nice to have iced tea or lemonade available in the afternoons. Was glad to have a room on the first floor which was spacious enough and very clean. Would consider another stay if in the Portland area.
4.0 on July 09, 2012
We were only able to stay one night but the short get away was perfect. Great lodging at the Inn and great food in the Old Port.
4.6 on July 08, 2012
Great stay! Incredible value and the staff couldn't have been more friendly/helpful. The free cookies in the afternoon were a huge bonus!
5 on July 08, 2012
Every thing was great. We stayed in room 4c that had a private bath in the hall. Every day the maid put new brightly colored towels out. The room was spotless, the hotel has that european flair. The continental breakfast was more than enough and the staff were wonderful, all so friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay there again.
4.4 on July 07, 2012
The room was nice and clean and neat the bed was very comfortable and the service was very helpful.
3.6 on July 07, 2012
We read the reviews and thought we would gve it a shot. It is in an old charming building an is far from the tourist area(about 1.5 miles). However it really wasn't a bad walk and the cab ride back was only $6. The room was a little musty and the breakfast was a basic hotel continental. You really can't beat the price especially if you are like us and spend about 5 minutes total in your room when you are visiting a city. The walk down congress street takes you through the city's artsy core.
5 on July 07, 2012
We just returned from our fourth stay at the Inn and it continues to meet our every need. Staff is extremely helpful, professional and pleasant. The accommodations are very clean and the decor is very nice. Each room is different and well appointed. The breakfast and afternoon snacks are well attended by staff (stays nicely stocked) and very good. Cookies and lemonade, iced tea as well as coffee and tea for snacks throughout the afternoon are a wonderful surprise. We thoroughly enjoy this place and it is such a reasonably priced alternative to the expensive options in Portland. Thanks again, we will return!
4.0 on July 06, 2012
We simply needed a place to stay a single night as we passed through Portland, and I've heard many great things about the Inn at St. John. The Inn definitely lived up to expectations. A very charming interior that is hard to find in many cities, and the room was quite comfortable. Highly recommended as a B&B in an urban environment.
3.2 on July 06, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at the Inn. They were especially gracious when I missed our check-out date. They attempted to contact us and eventually packed all our things for us as the room needed to be prepared for the next guests. Upon our return and realization that we had overstayed they found an alternate room for us. The packing job was very nicely done and nothing was missing. I'm indebted to the staff for helping me correct my error so painlessly.
4.8 on July 05, 2012
Very nice place to stay. We stayed in much more expensive hotels on our trip to Maine and this one was probably the nicest that we stayed at. If I were to go back to Portland, this will be the place we stay at.
2.6 on July 05, 2012
Stayed in the single room, a little below my expectations only because the bedding was not that nice...other than that met my needs for the price.
3.0 on July 05, 2012
Friendly staff, one of the better values in Portland. Offers good continental breakfast. Hotel parking is limited, rooms could use fresh paint or update on the wall paper. I understand it's part of theme of the hotel, but the hotel could also use some sprucing up: clean carpeting, paint/replace banisters, and walls/wall paper. Overall, not bad for the price.
4.4 on July 05, 2012
Just spent one night-- in town on business. The room was clean, the staff was friendly. Overall a great experience. Would stay there again.
3.6 on July 04, 2012
Room, while a bit small, was clean and well maintained. price was very competitive for what product delivered. Location good for getting around Portland. Parking could be getting. Would not recommend for longer stay, unless you plan not to spend much time in the room.
4.2 on July 03, 2012
My girlfriend & I were just staying for a night in Portland, & we came upon this great little BB. Although the surrounding blocks were a bit shady, it was right near the airport and a 25-30min walk down to the Old Port. We both thoroughly enjoyed the cozy room and the exceptional service from the reception. Plus he even saved us from going to this overpriced restaurant & told us of this place, that although it wasn't as fancy had amazing food. He was definitely right about this suggestion; J Oyster! We were both very pleased! Next time you go to Portland make sure you stay here!
5 on July 03, 2012
We, family of 3, enjoyed staying in this hotel. Everything was good- big and clean room, good breakfast (even though continental), complimentary lemonade, cookies, and tea, and very responsive stuff.
4.2 on July 03, 2012
The Inn at St John was a great place to stay, however, it is a bit of a far walk from downtown Portland, but still walkable. Given the price it was totally worth it. The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly, and breakfast was included. Overall, we had a great experience. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are looking to save a few bucks and don't mind the walk to downtown or the fact that there is no elevator.
4.0 on July 02, 2012
A fantastically friendly little place! I had a single room with the bathroom down the hall, but it was not a big deal at all-- quite similar to the UK & European b&bs I've stayed at. I highly recommend the Inn at St. John's!
4.4 on July 02, 2012
Our stay was like staying in a friends home. The kindness, attention and time given to us was above and beyond. Because of the sincere attention we were given helped make our first time visit to Portland outstanding and left us with a strong desire to return and absolutely knowing we will return to Inn at St. John. No need to look anywhere else. Special thanks to Terry, Jeffery and Teresa!
4.4 on July 01, 2012
I spent three nights there with my mother to celebrate her 75th Birthday and both our love for baseball. Walking distance to the ball park and seamed to be centrally located for small excursions in the local areas. The Inn was quaint and very inexpensive in comparison to other places in the area. Everyone there was extremely accomodating, specially Billy from Continental. I look forward to my next trip to the Portland area, I have already reccomended this place to my friends and family.
4.6 on June 29, 2012
A warm and welcoming inn with character. And dog-friendly!!!!
4.4 on June 29, 2012
Very nice inn and would defiantly stay here again when we return. Just like being at home
3.4 on June 27, 2012
The staff was very friendly. They had the crib for our baby all set up before we arrived (unlike two other places we stayed on our trip, which provided cribs that we had to set up), and were just really nice to visit with. The big stuff (bed, linnens, bathroom) was all very clean, but it did seem like some of the deeper cleaning stuff (vacuuming around the edges, repairing wallpaper) hadn't been taken care of in a while. The breakfast is a ho-hum continental affair; a nice touch though is that cookies and juice are availible all day after that. The street the Inn is on is a bit rundown-looking in the immediate vicinity (gang tags on the buildings), but it's only a couple of blocks before things start lookinga lot nicer. And I never felt unsafe there, even walking around by myself. Still, it was an inexpensive way to be close to a lot of things in Portland.
4.2 on June 26, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay! Since we were in room 9A, our room was separate from the bathroom, but it was as if we were in Europe! It was also quiet, esp. with the fan going. We would stay again!
3.8 on June 25, 2012
Pretty good location, near Sea Dogs park but a ways from Old Port. We liked they always had lemonade and iced tea in the lobby!
4.0 on June 25, 2012
This European style bed and breakfast was very quaint with easy access to all the main attractions in Portland. This was my second time staying there and I will definitely come back! I wasn't feeling well and the staff was very accommodating and allowed me to extend my checkout time. They were very courteous and genuinely concerned. I would definitely recommend the Inn at St. Johns.
4.4 on June 20, 2012
This was a convenient and very nice place for a one night stay in a town where many places require 2 night stays. We were very happy to have found it and would stay there again without hesitation.
5 on June 20, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised at The Inn at St. John and would definitely go back again. Its in a central location and the staff was very polite and helpful.
4.8 on June 19, 2012
This turned out to be a fantastic place to stay, with gracious people behind the desk, friendly workers in all departments and a wonderful room with unforgettable character. We have already started to recommend it to everyone!
4.4 on June 19, 2012
I loved this one-of-a-kind inn with smart, nurturing staff members who were available always to help and chat, but also provided guests space and privacy. I chose to stay a couple floors up and share a bath to save money. The stairs are steep ,but the flight is short. I'm middle-aged and out of shape, but it wasn't a problem. The room has a sink and mirror and hair dryer so most of getting cleaned up can be done in the room. The bathroom in the hall that I shared with two guests in another room is clean; the stand-up shower very small. A 5'8" or taller person would have to bend his or her knees when showering. But it was only $67 a night for goodness sakes. Good neighborhood pizza, fresh salads and a bar across the street. Supermarket very near too and great restaurant called The Dogfish is next door. It's about a mile walk, uphill at first, to downtown and harbor. I also used the buses, and the drivers were so helpful. The buses don't run too often though -- every half hour or greater waits in the evening. I would definitely stay at this inn again and will look forward to doing so.
3.2 on June 19, 2012
The room was clean and had the look of a bed and breakfast place should look. Rooms were a bit small, but my husband and I were enjoying the sites so the space was perfect for us! Customer service was very pleasant and informative! A nice place to stay if you are looking for a place a bit less expensive and right outside the city.
5 on June 18, 2012
Loved The Inn at St. John. Arrived via train, from Boston, and was happy with the reimbursement for the taxi ride to the inn. Nice start to the stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The best recommendation was the restaurant on the corner, 3 doors from the inn. Great meals and prices! I'll return to the Inn on my next vacation in Portland.
4.0 on June 17, 2012
We had a pleasant stay, it was very quite and comfortable. We would stay there again.
3.8 on June 17, 2012
front desk personnel were incredibly helpful with maps, explanations, suggestions. Went over and above expectations. Friendly, informed. I would return, in fact, hope to very soon.
3.2 on June 16, 2012
The Inn at St John is a good value Inn within 20min walking distance of downtown Portland.
5 on June 16, 2012
I have stayed here twice, two years apart, and both times was extremely pleased with all aspects of my experience. I recommend it very highly.
3.8 on June 16, 2012
My wife and I greatly enjoyed our stay. It was close enough to the places we wanted to see and not in a real busy place. The best food next door at Dogfish. We will stay again I am sure.
3.2 on June 15, 2012
A very nice old- timey hotel right in the city. Convenient parking, friendly staff, clean room. Not luxury, but charming and fun place to stay at a very reasonable price. Would not be good for those that do not have the energy to climb lots of stairs, but good exercise for those that do!
4.4 on June 15, 2012
I had not been to Maine before, and I found the Inn at St. John online. It was conveniently located to the bus stop and the theatre I was attending. Everyone was very helpful and positive. The room was very nice and comfartable. I would definitely stay there again.
4.2 on June 14, 2012
During my two nights in the Inn the service was outstanding. I needed help with booking another inn for a stay in Northern Maine. They went out of their way in finding me a very nice place to stay. They advised us about getting around in Portland also. This made our stay in this city so much more enjoyable. This was true hospitality. There was no dining in this inn but their breakfast was very complete.
3.6 on June 13, 2012
The one thing to note, which is reflected in the above rating is the service at the Inn. We stayed for an overnight. The morning we were checking out, everyone at the reception desk was helpful. An employee of the Inn who by chance met us in the park lot, while on a short break, took the time to ask how our stay at the Inn was. This is an indication of an organization that has made it a priority to communicate the mission of the organization to its employees, regardless their position. It also a sign that the individuals themselves who were working on that day, whether on-duty or not at that particular moment, knew something about 'hospitality,' a sign that they are working in a field they enjoy. We wish they move on successfully in their life, and if this is the field of their choice, that they have a fulfilling career in it. Thank you.
4.2 on June 13, 2012
I enjoyed my stay, as brief as it was. The service was excellent and the staff were very friendly. I was particularly fond of the attention to detail to things after the room was cleaned. I didn't really dine at the Inn, so take that rating with a grain of salt. 3 stars seems like a good N/A rating to me.
4.6 on June 12, 2012
We discovered the inn quite by accident a few years ago, and keep returning again and again! The staff is always friendly and helpful, the rooms immaculate, and our stay relaxing. We will be back; I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Portland!
4.2 on June 12, 2012
Great start for our trip thru Maine. The Inn is close to Amtrak. Quiet.
4.2 on June 11, 2012
The hotel was very nice considering the price. The room was clean and very comfortable. The staff was helpful. The only real negative is the continental breakfast could have used more variety, but I would still go back.
5 on June 11, 2012
What a fantastic place to stay and very good value. We wish we were able to stay longer. Next time we are in Portland we will stay there again. Very clean. Staff was wonderful and knowledgeable.
3.4 on June 11, 2012
The room was nice and clean and a fairly good value for a one night stay in Portland. It was a little strange walking across the hall to use the bathroom though.
5 on June 10, 2012
Helpful people, clean room, plentiful continental breakfast. This is a great value!
4.4 on June 10, 2012
Awesome place to stay. Lovely room with the only drawback being the noise on the street outside. Our room was on street level, front of building. Due to the window air conditioner, the window had to remain "open" during the nighttime, and it was quite noisy. The inserted pieces of flexible material they had on each side of the air conditioning unit did not keep the noise out at all. Possibly they should check on the possibilities of installing a more updated system so that the window can be closed tightly and securely. Otherwise, we loved the room and our stay. Staff was very accommodating. Breakfast was good, good quality, although minimal selection. Restaurants are within walking distance.
Thank you for staying with us. I do want you to know that we are in the process of replacing ac units today. The window units where temporary. We do apologize for the inconvenience that this cause and hope that you will stay with us in the future. We do take these concerns seriously and strive to resolve any issues that guests may bring to our attention.
4.6 on June 10, 2012
We have stayed at the Inn at St john multiple times over the past five years. We have always been satisfied on all counts. Convenient location, great rooms, nice amenities, a boutique inn.
3.0 on June 06, 2012
I rated our stay three stars: "Met my expectations" - not as a sign of mediocrity but because we have stayed here many times, and always enjoy our stay at the Inn at St. John. It's not only economical, but provides a European style oasis, with every room different and interesting.
4.6 on June 05, 2012
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed out stay at the Inn at St. John. The service was excellent and the accommodations were perfect. The descriptions on the web site were true and the inn was exactly what I was looking for. If you desire something different than a typical motel you should enjoy your stay here. I would definitely return.
3.0 on June 05, 2012
Low wi-fi signal, few park places, room small, noisy air conitioning. Room and bathroom clean, helpful staff, good price.
5 on June 05, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised when I experienced my stay. I was skeptical of the neighborhood at first, but noticed it wasn't all that bad, especially when I saw cameras on the outside property—I felt safer. Thank you!
4.0 on June 04, 2012
From the warm welcome to the 42/7 coffee bar, The Inn at St.John's is a lovely place to rest your head after day-tripping in Portland. Public transportation easily accessible or walk your way along Congress street to experience the lively arts,Museums, and boat rides around the islands. It felt like home.
4.4 on June 04, 2012
Needed a place to crash after seeing a show, the price seemed right for this place. Ended up getting far more for my money than I expected, the Inn at St. John is a wonderful establishment with a very friendly and helpful staff.
3.8 on June 04, 2012
Since I stayed by myself, I had a small room which was adequate for me. However, I saw several screw holes in the wall and thought this was tacky for a place like The Inn at St. Johns. The staff was very friendly and helpful and my overall stay was very pleasant.
4.0 on June 04, 2012
The Inn at St. John was lovely, historic, and well-kept. Breakfast was more hotel-style continental than is served at other B&B's, but the rooms were extremely well-priced to be located in downtown Portland. My husband and I will definitely be back!
3.2 on June 04, 2012
We were very pleased with the size of our room and the service from the front desk staff was fantastic. Room was nice and quiet even though we were facing a street, air conditioned, and definitely worth what we paid for. Didn't try the breakfast as we were rushed in the morning however the lemonade and cookies at checkin were delicious. We will definitely be staying here again in the future.
4.2 on June 02, 2012
We absolutely adored our room, and were right at home here on our first trip to Portland. The bed is comfy, and the service is very friendly, as well as non-pushy (but spot-on!) in their recommendations for local dining and sights. We will highly recommend the Inn at St John to anyone who will listen!
3.4 on June 02, 2012
The Inn is wonderful. We always stay there when we go to Portland. It isn't right down town but a short cab ride works. Everyone is so friendly.
4.6 on May 31, 2012
Very enjoyable stay. The entire staff was friendly & helpful. My big pillow were so comfortable, I would have liked to have bought it to bring home (I'm having neck & rt shoulder issues). The robes are a plus. Fresh fruit & whole wheat breads would make a good addition to the breakfast menu, though. I've already recommended the inn to friends if they are looking to take a trip to Portland.
4.0 on May 31, 2012
I like the fruit and yogurt but would like some whole grain breads and sugar free cereals.
3.8 on May 30, 2012
Check in was painless, the morning staff was very friendly and took the time to answer our questions. It was also nice the inn often complimentary bottled water. The room was nice and thought it was a good value. The only thing to be aware of is the location is outside of downtown Potland so most places you'll end up driving places.
4.0 on May 29, 2012
The Inn at St.John was absolutely lovely and affordable. I would definitely come back here again!
4.2 on May 29, 2012
A wonderful experience and a great value! Why would you stay elsewhere in Portland? We just completed our second stay at the Inn at St. John, and hope to return in the future, too. Queen bed with private hall bath was beautiful and a bargain really (seemed a little high at first, but it was Memorial Day weekend and we had been spoiled by an even better deal there last year). Bed a tad small for a queen, maybe, but room was spacious and very clean, with the quirky/elegant decor that is the hallmark of this historic inn. Staff is friendly and helpful. Parking is easy, but we took the train on our first visit, and all of downtown Portland is within walking distance.
3.4 on May 29, 2012
The room was very cosy and nice, and quite large.Even we had to cross the hall to use our private bathroom, we think we had a very good price for the town. It was possible to use the computer in the lobby, and they had cookies and coffee offered when we arrived. It's a little bit far from the harbor to walk in, at least for us. We warmly recommand this B&B. Andre & Daniele, from France
4.6 on May 24, 2012
Rooms are very beautiful, employees very nice and helpful and the breakfast is really good! I strongly recommend this place. N.B : Ask for a room that are not on the road side, ours was noisy.
4.0 on May 23, 2012
I really liked this hotel, but I wish it was a little closer to the downtown area. It was near a bus station and there was really nothing nearby to walk to. It seemed safer and easier to take a taxi downtown (and the staff was helpful in calling one). But the room was very cute and homey (be sure you can climb steep stairs, or make sure you request the first floor). The breakfast was "continental" meanin