Inn at St John

939 Congress Street , Portland, ME 04102 USA (Show map)


The Inn at St John is located on the West End of Portland, 2.5 miles from the Portland International Jetport, 1.5 miles from the Old Port / Waterfront, 0.8 miles from the Portland Transportation Center, 0.5 miles from the arts district. We offer a free cab ride from the jetport and the transportation center to the Inn. Rate includes: continental breakfast, parking, cable, wireless internet, robes, and air conditioning. We are a completly smoke free property. Children and pets welcome!



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Very nice !

3.2 on September 23, 2015

Well situated, nice room and people very friendly !

Good for the Price

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.

great escape in portland

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

Summer Stay in Portland.

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.

Unique, Comfy Digs

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.

Luxurorious, pleasant stay!

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.

Good times at the Inn at St John

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.

Portland Getaway

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.

Inn at St. John

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.

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Rooms & Rates

1 King Bed w/ Prvt Bath

These rooms are located on floors A, B and C of the hotel. Most do face the street. Please bear in mind that we will be more then happy to help with luggage. Please add $10.00 plus tax for each additional persons over 2 in the room. This is charged upon check in. Keep in mind that we do have 1 king that is our only interior room and does not have a window.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

1 Queen Bed w/Prvt Bath

The majority of our queen rooms are on the ground floor in the rear of the building with an additional room being on A floor and B floor. These rooms are perfect for the guest that does not or can not do stairs or for those who want a quiet room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

1 Dbl Bed Prvt Hall Bath

These rooms are located on Floors A-C. Bear in mind that there is only one bed in this room. The bathroom is a private bathroom that is in the hallway and your room key opens to the door to the room as well as the door to the bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

1 Queen Prvt Hall Bath

Our queen rooms with a private bathroom in the hallway are located on floors A-C. Please note that these rooms are not located on ground floor. These rooms also do have a private bathroom that is located in the hallway not in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


We offer these rooms on 2 floors of the hotel. They are located on Floors A and B.These rooms are not on the ground floor. These rooms are located on the back of the hotel which is perfect for the guest that may want a quieter room. Please bear in mind that there is no elevator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Dble Room w/ 2 Dble Beds

These rooms are located on the ground floor, A floor and,C floor. There is a $10.00 additional charge (plus tax) for more than two guests per room. This is charged to you at the hotel upon check in. Please bear in mind that we will be more then happy to help with luggage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

1 Double Bed Shared Bath

These rooms have a full size bed with a SHARED bathroom in the hallway.These rooms located on floors B and C of the hotel. These rooms are not available on the ground floor. THESE ROOMS SHARE THE BATHROOM IN THE HALLWAY WITH OTHER GUESTS.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

1 Twin bed prvt hall bath

This room is located 1 flight up and has 1 twin bed. These rooms are located on the side of the building. THIS ROOM HAS A PRIVATE BATHROOM THAT IS IN THE HALLWAY NOT IN ROOM.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $65 - $125

1 twin bed shared bath

These rooms are located on B and C floors. These rooms are on the back of the building facing the parking lot. This style of room can only accomodate 1 guest.THESE ROOMS SHARE THE BATHROOM WITH OTHER ROOMS.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $185 - $49

Superior King Prvt Bath w/ Jetted Tub

1 King sized bed with jetted tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$89 - $279

Superior Queen Prvt bath w/ Jetted Tub

1 Queen Bed with Jetted Tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$89 - $279

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Location Type

train station, bus station, Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Airport, City, Downtown, Suburban


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Northbound: take I-95 to Exit 44. Now on 295 continue to Exit 5 (Congress Street). Bear left onto Congress Street. At the third set of traffic lights take a left then the first left into our parking lot. Southbound: Take 295 to Exit 5A (Congress Street Exit). Bear right while leaving the exit. Turn right onto Congress Street. At the third set of lights, take a left then a left into our parking lot.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, VCR , Free Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 1pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No smoking is allowed outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes $10.00 plus tax DOGS ONLY.Not to be left unattended.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night



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  • Time Served: 6:00 AM untill 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area