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Inn at St John

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

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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

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Fancy, Cozy, Wonderful!

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!

Excellent low-cost bedrest (but don't expect full breakfast)!

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.

Our "go to" Inn

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.

So much better than the chain hotels

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!

great for a couple

4.4 on May 13, 2015

Quaint and clean, convenient to many places. The walkable aspect of Portland is much appreciated.

Wonderful stay!

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!

Wonderful experience

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.

good location, great price

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!

Quaint with Character

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.

European style B & B

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.

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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

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

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


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

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