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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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Weekend in Portland

4.0 on February 24, 2015

My daughter and I stayed here, to look at apartments for her, in the area. It was conveniently located and a good value. It was very comfortable and homey as well as an easy place to relax and unwind but still close enough to jump a taxi downtown! The staff was courteous and exceptionally accomodating. I would stay here again!

A quirky inn for a tight budget

4.0 on February 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the Inn at St John. The rooms were eclectically decorated, and the bed was very comfy. It was small, but very cosy. Our washroom was across the hall, and was perfectly secure, clean, and we didn't mind it one bit! The air conditioning unit was not sealed properly and let the cold air in, but with the extra space heater, we were able to keep warm. The first night the pipes clanged so loudly we were awoke n at 6am, and didn't get back to sleep. The front desk keeper said it was an old building. We understand, but it sounded as though someone was repeatedly hitting the pipes in our room with a wrench. The breakfast was great, and very adequate! The inn was a short cab ride from Portland's main attractions. In the summertime, it would be a nice walk.


4.6 on February 22, 2015

Very nice breakfast buffet. Many, many choices.

A wonderful Christmas visit at In at St John

4.8 on February 22, 2015

We spent 4 nights at the Inn at Christmas and we loved it. We will return in warmer weather. The service was excellent. Giving us help when needed and also giving us privacy and quiet which we wanted. The front desk, I hope I am remembering his name correctly, Jeremy, was just a perfect blend of enthusiasm, friendliness and professionalism. Thank you

Wonderful! Cannot wait to return!

4.6 on February 20, 2015

Loved this Inn. I accidentally booked our first night in a room without windows and even that room was beautiful. The next couple nights we stayed on the third floor and the service was amazing, they brought all of our baggage up while we were out and it was simply phenomenal service. We will definitely be staying there again. The price was far below average and the service was unparalleled. Thanks!!

Another nice trip!

5 on February 19, 2015

This was our second time staying at the Inn at St. John, and once again it was just what we were looking for. We stayed the weekend of February 14th, 2015 in 6C the first night and 9B the second night. 6C had a small refrigerator and freezer and an ensuite bathroom. 9B had a small fridge and a microwave, and a private hall bathroom, about 10 feet down the hall. 9B was a little cold, unsurprising with the blizzard and high winds, but there was a space heater provided (make sure you use the outlet that the window unit uses!). All in all, it was a very nice stay and we'll be back next time!

The only place I stay in Portland

4.2 on February 19, 2015

The staff was extremely nice, helpful and accommodating as usual. The room was huge and clean as was the bathroom. The location is great and the prices are affordable. I mean there is really no reason to stay anywhere else in Portland.

Cozy and Clean!

5 on February 17, 2015

The staff was welcoming and very friendly when my fiancé and I arrived. The front desk attendant even gave me some coupons for local cabs and told me which can companies were the most reliable to use (my fiancé and I were going to a show that night). The room was very clean and I loved taking a bath in the bathtub with the jets! We slept through breakfast unfortunately but we did snack on their cookies which were good. Check out was super fast and easy and the staff was very friendly. For the price I paid to be in downtown Portland, I will definitely stay here again and will absolutely recommend this diamond in the rough to anyone who will listen!

A Gem in Portland.

3.4 on February 17, 2015

My parents had stayed here before, and I will always go for a cozy place when I have the chance. The Inn is just that, with a kind late night welcome, arriving just before a blizzard, a great breakfast in the morning, and one (or maybe more?) fresh-baked cookie(s) out to eat every time I needed to make a run to the car. The room was plenty warm in the cold New England air, and the staff always had a smile and a kind word. I spend most of my time in Europe, so a bathroom down the hall is no trouble, and it was perfectly outfitted. The only thing that threw me for a bit of a loop was the coffee out in the lobby. My mother had had some the day before, and had thrown her stomach into a bit of a loop. I didn't catch the hint and had a cup the following morning...definitely threw a wrench into my day. Maybe just a case of a refill or two without a clean. Everything else in the Inn was well up to par and I never had a second thought about hygiene whilst there.

My only reluctance...

4.8 on February 15, 2015

My only reluctance to give the St. John Inn the glowing review it deserves is to keep it a secret for my use and enjoyment, and for those who have discovered it. The rooms are clean and well-appointed, the people are super nice, breakfast and all day coffee & cookies, free parking, easy to find and all at an exceptional price. Visit, but just don't spread it around, okay :)

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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.

  • 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

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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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