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

Inn at St. John pleases

5 on July 24, 2015

Excellent location, good breakfast choices, lovely room and private bath, like juice water, tea, and cookies available all day, friendly and knowledgeable staff

Wonderful 4th of July Getaway!

5 on July 19, 2015

This hotel was marvelous. I was initially worried about the shared bathroom situation on the 3rd floor but it happened to be quite satisfactory. The bathroom was nice and clean and was not constantly occupied like a hostel situation. I had a double room and it was nice and roomy with my own sink so you only really need to shower in the common bathroom. The hotel even provided complimentary robes to use. I only was able to catch the tail end of a breakfast upon checkout but from the looks of it, it would have been quite nice (Bagels, cream cheese, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, I think I saw some muffins too.) The lobby regularly has juices, coffee, and tea as well as cookies which is quite nice and a nice selection of pamphlets and menus for the surrounding area.

Great Hotel

5 on July 09, 2015

The Inn at St John is good choixe. The place is safe, clean, it has a classy-professional feel and the decor is in good taste. I have stayed with them on and off season, same great experience. You should stay with them if you can, you won't be disappointed.

Like a quick European getaway

5 on July 03, 2015

Best place to stay in Portland - no doubt about that! Charming and friendly and easy to get to. Leave your car and take a convenient bus around. Helpful staff and a fine selection for breakfast. And the prices are a terrific surprise! YOU SHOULD STAY HERE!!!

Excellent stay as always

4.4 on June 17, 2015

Have stayed here multiple times and I am never disappointed. Want to say this time a big thank you to the staff. They are extremely helpful, very pleasant, and I give them an A plus. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable.

Our Portland go-to lodging

4.6 on June 10, 2015

Inn at St. John is comfortable and inviting and close to some really great, non-touristy restaurants. We don't stay anywhere else.

NIce hotel, great personal service

4.4 on June 10, 2015

Really enjoyed our weekend in Portland in part because of the great service of the staff at the Inn. One example was our arrival was prior to the normal check-in time so we left our luggage and went out sightseeing. When we returned to the hotel, unasked, the staff had carried our bags up to the room for us, which when added to the fresh coffee and cookies made us feel like we were someone special. Highly recommend this hotel to any traveler visiting the city.

"Lovely historic hotel, best staff ever to boot"

3.8 on June 10, 2015

I came to Portland the first weekend of June to kick off my "see all the things one the east coast before moving to the west coast" tour. Miles at the front desk was kind enough to let me in on the haps downtown and then let me stash my bike in the cellar (I worry). My room (11C) was cozy and beautifully appointed, the shared bathroom spartan but very clean. Sadly on my last day in Portland, I lost my purse (with everything in it) and didn't know if I would be able to fly home or not. The hotel staff let me use every facility at their disposal (including bus fare to the airport!), printed out numerous things for me and told me I was more than welcome to come back and regroup if needed. When I come back to Portland, I will not stay anywhere else. This place is tops. They've got me for life.

Wonderful Portland Experience

3.6 on June 10, 2015

The ISJ was the two night end to our week in Portland. It was by far our favorite two nights, just because ISJ is close to Old Port and it's beautiful inside. It was our first time staying in a B&B and most definitely will not be our last at ISJ.

Inn at St John Satisfaction !

4.2 on June 08, 2015

As a frequent and satisfied visitor from Cape Town, South Africa, I am greeted by name upon arrival and always enjoy the fantastic service and friendliness of all at the Inn at St John. For that weary traveller looking for an overnight, Inn at St John will not disappoint !

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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