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

November stay

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.

Comfort and convenience

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.

New England Charm at a Great Value

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.

Nice place, nice price.

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.

Best value in Portland

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.

Review of Inn at St. John, Portland, Maine

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.

Cool spot in Portland

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.

Great location, friendly staff, good value. Skip the breakfast

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.

Another pleasant stay at the Inn at St John

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.

Not a B&B but great for what it is!

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.

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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