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

Consistently Lovely

4.4 on June 28, 2016

I have stayed at the Inn at St Johns several times over the past 20 years or so and have found it to be consistently pleasant and welcoming. Very convenient to downtown and arts district - a long walk or short uber ride away.

Our weekend stay in June!

4.6 on June 27, 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at St. John's Inn. It was perfect! We took the greyhound in, and the location was practically across the street. The staff are friendly. Our room was extremely clean, and cozy. We were extremely comfortable. The walk to the downtown area wasn't far (at least for us!) we are New Yorkers and walking is our trade. It's about a 15 min walk to the arts district, and about 20 min to the waterfront. Be sure to eat at Local Sprouts, Portland Lobster Co when you are there, and if you've willingly the cash to burn, The Fore restaurant! It was magical. Amazing food and coffee shops so close to the Inn. We'll be back. Continental breakfast is simple and exactly what you'd expect, but it's a nice gesture. We'll be back for sure!!

Lovely Inn

3.8 on June 22, 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are very clean with plenty of fresh towels, plus they provide bath robes and slippers for your comfort

Another Great Stay

5 on June 20, 2016

4th time staying here, 2nd time in the same room (108, first floor suite). Such a great value, friendly staff, convenient stopping point on my annual trip to Machias. Always clean, really good coffee, great price for what you receive. I will be back year after year.

Best choice B&B in Portland

5 on June 16, 2016

I chose the Inn at St. John for it's price and location. I was looking for a nice private room reasonably close to downtown. What I was not expecting was the outstanding service of the staff or the amenities. I wish I could remember the name of the gentleman who checked us in because he set the high water mark for hotel service. The fact that there was a plate of cookies 24 hours and the quality of the breakfast didn't hurt either.

Great low cost place to stay!

4.6 on June 15, 2016

I found this place online and it had good reviews so I booked it for a night. Well turns out they were right, it was really nice there. The room was clean and the place had an old fashion charm. The continental breakfast seating area was small and tight, however all the food was good and they even give out complimentary water and have coffee and tea on hand the whole day. I would stay here again!

Fun weekend in Portland, Maine

4.6 on June 12, 2016

The Inn at St John is a hotel I return to often when visiting Portland. the rooms are quirky and fun, the staff is the best in the city, and the location cannot be beat! Free parking and free wifi just add to the pleasure of staying here. All of downtown Portland is a very short walk from the hotel.

Best in Portland

5 on June 09, 2016

Courteous staff. Fine rooms. Not the best neighborhood, but that's ok given all else.

Solid hotel

4.6 on June 07, 2016

No on site dining so please ignore the 5 star rating. Stayed in room 4C "the penthouse." Very nice and quiet. Bathroom down the hall. Maid forgot to service room one night. I would definitely stay there again. Quaint and price is right.

A lovely stay in Portland

4.8 on June 07, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at this inn. It is a little outside the main downtown area but still very accessible for all the sights, restaurants etc. The rooms are lovely and the beds are very comfortable. Tea, coffee and homemade biscuits are provided all day, a nice touch. Portland is a beautiful place and I would stay here again if returning.

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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