Hotel critic and travel writer Dale Northrup, CTC turns innkeeper in this 1830 Federal-style brick rowhouse in Portland's trendy West End Historic District, at Longfellow Square. Shrouded by coffeehouses, antique shops and more than a dozen restaurants within two minutes walk, the inn is centered within historic neighborhood laden with landmark buildings and significant architectural treasures. Amenity-rich rooms and suites capture the essence of the Federal period with conveniences and business amenities usually reserved for larger deluxe establishments. Yankee magazine calls us "irrepressible" and Chicago Tribune says "If we had booked far enough ahead, we would have stayed here."
4.8 on March 12, 2010
We stumbled accross this bed and breakfast through the tourist bureau on the Portland waterfront. We loved this cozy inn. It had off street parking that was well lit. The Inn was walking distance to so many restaurants that were all very busy. We ate at Norms and it was delicious! Our rooms were clean and comfortable with high end linens with a queen size bed. Breakfast was included and was more than we expected for choices of fruits, juices, cereals, breads and bagels , etc...great presentation! Oh...and awesome DVD collection! Thanks....we'll be back!!!
5 on March 03, 2010
This was just what we were looking for. Great location where we could walk to a choice of at least 10 restaurants,... Portland Museum, and the Old Port down on the waterfront. There was free parking, free breakfast that had choices from cereals, breads/bagels, fresh fruit, juices, and one incredible tasting berry pie!! The room had an incredibly comfortable bed and all the amenities you'd want. The DVD selection in the parlor downstairs was the as good as a video store!! It was charming and quaint, .. no noise from anyone else. That's they way B+B's should be like... feeling at home and not like your in a commercial establishment with generic furnishings. We loved it and we'll come back. Portland is a great place with a lot of good shopping and some incredible restaurants!
4.6 on November 28, 2008
We wanted to stay in Poetland for one night and we were very pleased with the Percy Inn. The location is great to walk to many points of interest and restaurants. The service was great - a super room and a good breakfast to star tthe next day
3.0 on September 03, 2008
Great location, good service, great breakfast and snack offerings, great DVD selection. Nice touch: in the summer, a bottle of frozen water when you hit the road. Drawbacks: wifi did not work and a whole set of the lights in our room never worked, so it was a dimly lit room, hard to read after dark.
4.2 on June 26, 2008
I have stayed at the Percy Inn 3 times and the experience has been wonderful! It is clean and comfortable. The environment and breakfast are lovely. Across the street is a bar so I would recommend staying in a back room if at all possible.
Anchoring Arts District, At West End Historic District, Longfellow Square, Downtown
Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 3 miles
Exit airport turning right on Congress Street three miles to Longfellow Square. Right on State Street and immediately right on Pine Street. First building on right.
Art Galleries, Concert venue, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, AHL Hockey, AA Baseball, Landmark Homes, Cultural Center, Monastary, Seminary, Churches, Cathedral, Hstoric Squares, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Trolley Tours, Island Ferry Rides, Train Excursions, Landmark Tours, Antiquing, Museum-going, Shopping, Sight-seeing
BBQ grill, Fireplace, Piano, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar
iron and board in suites, umbrella in rooms, weather radios in rooms, complimentary stocked refrigerator in rooms
Dale Northrup, CTC
Hotel critic and travel writer has reviewed more than 24,000 hotels in over 70 countries and written nearly two dozen consumer travel books. His syndicated travel radio commentary was heard around the US.
Specialty Pies For Breakfast
Specialty pies including bumbleberry - a blending of blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry with a rich crumb top.
Can't afford to take the whole weekend? Capture a Friday or Saturday night this weekend at last minute rates or a day or two weekdays and take in a gallery opening or museum hopping. Immerse yourself among the galleries and coffee houses of the historic and art districts at the Percy Inn, an 1830 brick rowhouse restored in Federal Style and situated at Longfellow Square, anchoring a dozen ethnic restaurants. Amenity-rich accommodations with breakfast and parking included offer everything from phones and fax machines to weather radios. Standard features include A/C, TV/DVD, wet bars and refrigerators with complimentary soft drinks, ceiling fans, and private baths. Embrace culture all around beginning on our square at One Longfellow, or sample an artist at the State Theater, the Civic Center, or Merrill Auditorium. Our adjoining block offers Greater Portland Landmarks, State Street Church, Monastary of the Precious Blood, St. Luke's Cathedral and more. Friday night stays include admission to the Portland Museum of Art. Call for last minute rates at $79 and junior or full-suite upgrades for $10 more.