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 completely smoke free property. Children and dogs welcome!



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

Great place to rest your head

5 on August 29, 2016

We choose the Inn at St John when staying in Portland. The staff are friendly, the rooms clean and quiet and it is a great place to stay.

Charming - A good value

3.0 on August 28, 2016

We opted for a full size Bed and a hallway bath. The bath was fine, the only surprise was that the room was not much bigger then the bed. A little tight. But the Inn itself was clean and charming.

The inn

4.2 on August 26, 2016

Great stay, excellent service. Very caring staff.

Weekend Getaway

4.6 on August 25, 2016

We had a wonderful stay in room 103. Perfectly charming décor, very friendly staff, excellent location.

Very charming and comfortable b&b

4.2 on August 24, 2016

I stayed in this charming B&B for one night. I stayed in a small room with a twin sized bed. It was perfect for one person, and very quaint. The service at the inn is great and the staff is helpful and friendly. A kind staff member helped me with my luggage on the stairs. The building itself is beautiful, with interesting furnishings and historic architecture. The Inn at St. John set a wonderful tone for my stay in Portland.

Overall a great experience

4.4 on August 23, 2016

The Inn was very charming and we enjoyed our stay. All of the employees were very helpful and accommodating and the location was pretty good - about a 20 minute walk from downtown Portland. However, I would suggest a few changes. The pillows were extremely uncomfortable - as soon as you put your head on it the stuffing would flatten. Also, as many of the rooms have a private hall bathroom, it would have been really nice to dim the hall lights so I wasn't blinded each time I used the restroom at night. Relatedly, putting nightlights in the bathroom would've been helpful. Other than that, it was a great experience, and those are just minor suggestions!

Amazing Stay

5 on August 22, 2016

If you have a sense of adventure and enjoy new experiences, you will love the Inn at St John.

Hope to return for another visit

4.6 on August 22, 2016

I had a great stay at the Inn at St. John. The inn was clean and pleasant (everything worked!), staff members were friendly and helpful, and the price was right, especially for such a convenient location. The website does a good job of alerting customers about the size of the rooms and the lack of an elevator, so these were not surprises (and certainly not a problem). I didn't sample the included breakfast because I had a breakfast meeting, but the coffee sure smelled great!

Quaint little Inn with exceptional service

5 on August 22, 2016

We stayed at the Inn at St. John for 3 nights during our stay in Portland, and we loved it! Our room was adorable, with a very comfortable queen size bed and attached bathroom. We can't say enough about the service - every single person was incredibly friendly and helpful, the room was clean, and the continental breakfast was delicious. The price was reasonable and there are no hidden fees. And they have cookies, bottled water, coffee, and ice tea available for guests all day at no charge!

Perfect for our Needs

4.2 on August 17, 2016

The staff was extremely helpful and the room was exactly what we were looking for to spend a weekend in Portland. My wife and I would definitely stay here again if the opportunity presents itself.

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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