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Inn at St John

939 Congress Street , Portland, ME 04102 USA (Show map)
1551 Reviews
$59 - $250
per night

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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
  • Dining3.5

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Always love to come to the Inn at St. John!

5 on December 19, 2014

We stayed at your inn twice in the past few weeks, as I was flying across country and needed to stay overnight both coming and going (we live on an island and the ferry service isn't early enough or late enough to accommodate). We always love to stay at your inn - it is so beautiful, especially at Christmas. Warm and cozy and comfortable. Wonderful breakfasts and food available. Beautiful rooms, uniquely decorated. We were just saying that in the winter we should try to stay once a month, just as a treat to ourselves. Thank you all - and Merry Christmas! Nancy and Michael Long Island, Maine

Great place to stay

5 on December 17, 2014

Close to everything. I have stayed here for the past five years and the hotel gets better every year. Very friendly staff. Continental breakfast is very good and filling.

A welcome surprise

3.8 on December 12, 2014

I stayed here overnight because I missed a bus up the Maine coast. It was such a pleasure that I look forward to "missing" more transport next time I fly back from overseas... Far better value than cookie-cutter hotel rooms in the city that charged higher prices. Excellent location near downtown but also close to both bus stations. Admittedly, room rate was perhaps lower due to late November? Anyway, good job guys.

Great stay, clean rooms, awesome area

5 on December 10, 2014

I stayed in one of the economy rooms, and my bathroom was down the hall. I was so scared that I was going to be staying in some dingy old place, by when I got there I was very impressed by how clean the rooms were! The furniture was older, but it just created a cozy atmosphere. The area is very walkable, with downtown portland being only a 10 minute walk, and about two blocks down there is a great little Thai place. I would rate this experience 5/5 and would recommend The Inn at St. John's to anyone looking for the a Portland, ME experience.

A Lovely Stay at The Inn at St John

4.0 on December 09, 2014

Every aspect of our stay has been wonderful! People at the Inn were all very diligent and helpful. I'd recommand this Inn to anyone who wants to visit Portland!

booked single room for one night stay

3.8 on December 07, 2014

room was clean, temperature in room was warm, set at right temp for winter weather.

Great find

4.6 on December 06, 2014

My wife and I are fans of small inns and B&Bs and were very pleasantly surprised when we learned about he Inn at St. John. Our room was quite comfortable and the bathroom was much larger than we had anticipated. The service was far better than we have experienced at many larger big box hotels. We will be returning to Portland later this month and look forward to staying at the Inn.

All the raving reviews are true

4.6 on December 05, 2014

I loved my room, spacious, comfy bed, even robes. Loved the thoughtful freebies - bottled water, cookies, yogurt and an above average continental breakfast. Amazing price for this charming inn. The location seems a little sketch but was perfect for my early flight out.

Cozy, comfortable and affordable stay

4.4 on December 05, 2014

Very cozy, affordable and comfortable stay. The location is splendid as well with on site parking. We did not have to take the car as all old port locations were 1.5 miles from the Inn and very walkable (unless in a hurry). The staff was very nice an helpful. They have 24/7 water, coffee, tea and limited snacks in the lobby. I would stay here again and again.

Best deal in Portland ME

4.2 on December 04, 2014

This is a great spot for a visit to Portland. A little bit removed from the Old Port area, but easily accessible by cab. Rooms are always clean and offer everything you need for a short stay. Outstanding staff as well.

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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, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

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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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