Victorian, antique furniture, the best of old-school. And convenient to the airport if you have an early morning flight. Breakfast is humdrum, but there are cookies and drinks available at all hours, and the hosts couldn't be nicer. Next door is a good bistro, Dogfish Cafe, and there's a decent pizza-pub across the street. Short (20 minute) walk to the Old Port. Great place. I've stayed here many times.
The exterior view of the inn hides a treasure inside. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The private bath, while compact, had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Ample supply of bath products. Mini fridge and nice sized TV, two seating areas. Continental breakfast items and hours are sure to fit any travelers schedule. If you're a baseball fan, the Portland Sea Dogs stadium is only a short, one block walk from the inn. My favorite thing about the inn was its location. After the hustle and bustle of the Portland waterfront, it was nice to stay away from the chaos and noise. Very calming. I would recommend this inn and would stay here again.
Accommodations were well suited for the guests of a young wedding celebration. Only wish the manager hadn't threatened to call the police on us for continuing our celebrations in the Bride and Groom's suite. ...just saying.
We were driving through Freeport for a one-night stay. The Kendall Tavern B&B is in a beautiful home. The hosts are super-friendly, interesting, fun to talk to, and attentive. The location is ideal -- far enough away from downtown to be quiet, close enough to get there quickly on foot.
My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the Inn at St John and we were completely happy with the stay. The bed was incredibly comfortably, the room itself was quite cute, the staff was very helpful and friendly. The Inn is a bit of a walk down Congress street from the main strip, but it's in no way secluded. The only minor annoyance was that the breakfast was lacking any sort of meat. Where's the bacon?
So glad we had a chance to stay at this lovely inn. It was just out of the main tourist area of Portland, and we were glad of that. Folks were very pleasant and extremely helpful! There were many offers to help with luggage and assist in any way possible as we made plans for our short visit. Recommendations, when asked for, were forthcoming, and we were helped to orient to Portland and the many things to do. Thank you to all at the Inn at St. John for making it such an enjoyable stay. Would definitely return when in the area!
Mary and Scott know how to do it right. From the amazing breakfasts to the wonderful rooms our stay was truly relaxing and we will for sure be back. Luxurious towels and linens (very important to us) our room (the West Quoddy #3) was comfortable and roomy with 2 windows on the corner. We had wonderful restaurant suggestions. Great shopping in the area and the Brewster House is close enough to walk to the restaurants. Fabulous porch to drink coffee and wine on .... We will be back.
The Inn at St. John is such a great place to stay when my wife and I are in Portland. We never book our overnights anywhere but here. Such clean and comfortable rooms, extremely nice and helpful staff, and a wonderful continental breakfast all at a very reasonable price. Already looking forward to our next visit! -Roger Roberts, Traverse City Michigan
We stay here every year for a few days in August. The house and rooms are charming and well kept. This year we stayed in the Velvet, which is our new favorite. The beach is only a 10 min walk. Breakfast is nice and Ray and his wife are very helpful if you're looking for ideas on things to do. We were not looking for someone to chitchat with us all morning so occasionally we ate breakfast on their beautiful wrap around porch. Fabulous!
I do not usually stay in a B&B but my experience at The Inn at St. John may change that. Very comfortable accommodations and enjoyed the historic building. Although it is a bit out of the town center , it was easy access to drive there.
My daughter and I stayed here for four nights. What a treat!! Nancy and Mark are wonderful, attentive hosts. The room was clean and well arranged. Each room also has it's own full bathroom. Every morning we were awakened by the aroma of the spectacular breakfasts. They were really spectacular. Every evening , Nancy would bake some type of cookie or pastry and put it out in the common room for all. one night while I was sitting on the front porch a hummingbird came to feed on the hanging flower basket. The Inn is close enough to the shops in freeport for easy access but far enough away that you didn't realize they were soo close. I highly recommend this place. we plan to stay here again on our next trip to Maine.
The room was exceedingly clean, comfortable, and larger than expected. The AC unfortunately put out a mildewy smell, hence the funky. The folks at the desk seemed suitably burnt out, attempts at friendliness but tempered with statements of apparent boredom answering questions. They were not offensive just hated their jobs I think.
Charming but rundown house in shabby suburb, opposite a paper mill and farther from central Portland than one was led to believe from website. Still, the strangest aspect of the place is that it's basically D-I-Y. Not only do the owners not live on the premises, they're largely absentee. You arrive, open the door with a combination you've been sent, and pick up the key to your room from the table near the entrance. Owners don't materialize until (an admittedly excellent) breakfast the next morning. It's not "The Shining," exactly, but it's not like any B&B I've ever stayed at.
This was the best choice I've made, the rooms are clean, comfortable and have all the services, the bathroom is also great and you have a good continental breakfast. The service is the best they are helpful and nice people. I would allways come back!
Very pet friendly; we were traveling with an elderly diaper wearing dog. We were offered old blankets for bedding if needed and were told to just let them know if the carpet would need special attention when we left. The staff could not have been more understanding!
Portland is an expensive place to stay overnight. Given that, the Inn at St. John is a good choice - not as expensive as some, and certainly more personal and individual than most. When we arrived with only a few minutes to spare before we were due at a Sea Dogs baseball game, we got quick directions to the Inn's parking lot (and Hadlock Field is a mere block away). Later the friendly staff helped us secure our bikes in their basement. The room, though compact, was very comfortable, and the outside traffic noise soon died down. In the morning, the Inn provided only a continental breakfast - perfectly adequate though not to usual B&B standards - but it did have complimentary coffee, lemonade and cookies available in the lobby most of the day.
Breakfast was fair at best, store bought factory muffins, bagels and etc. At a B&B paying $175 a night you would think they would have fresh bakery breakfast breads delivered daily. Also the space at the breakfast bar is to tight, poor layout.
We stayed here on July 28th and 29th, 2014. Property is a five minute walk from L.L. Bean and the many outlet stores of Freeport. Very clean, perfectly maintained. The owners live on-site and are very helpful. Delicious breakfasts. We've stayed in dozens if B&B's and this Inn ranks in the top three.
We stayed in room 7B at the Inn at St John and were very much happy with our selection of stay during our trip to Portland. We walked everywhere to visit and eat great food. It's at the end of Congress street, one of the foodie streets in Portland, and is only a short 10 minute walk to the busy part of Congress, and only another 10 minutes to downtown waterfront!
We had a room on the 2nd floor with a king bed. Room was very big and clean. The shower is small but it wouldn't prevent me from revisiting the inn. Staff are kind and very helpful. Loved the continental breakfast which I ate in my room with my husband. Free bottles of water during our stay was a nice touch. I'm very glad we stayed here and look forward to going back.
We had a wonderful stay. The rooms we clean and cute. They had a nice variety for the continental breakfast and their own parking lot. It was really close to the highway and not to far from downtown. The only thing, if any, I would like to see a shuttle to and from downtown. It is walk-able to downtown but it would be nice to get picked up and dropped off if there is weather.
My husband and I stayed at the Wolf Cove Inn last week along with our 4 month old puppy. We spent the afternoon playing in the lake (Sue & Roy had a number of water toys including canoes, a row boat and inner tubes) and wandering through the garden. We had a lovely night with some of the other guests a we watched the sunset over the lake. The room itself (we stayed at the Moosehead) was very spacious, clean and comfortable. There was a nice TV & bathroom and we all slept soundly, enjoying the quiet of the countryside. Breakfast the next morning was divine - I had the blueberry pancakes and my husband enjoyed poached eggs over sweet potato pancakes... a real treat! The dining room was beautiful decorated (they had recently remodeled) with big windows giving us a view of the lake. All in all, it was a wonderful, unexpected, part of our trip and we would highly recommend it - especially to those of you traveling with four legged friends!
We stayed 2 nights here and it was the best B&B we've stayed in! The hosts here nice and very informative! The breakfasts were awesome!! The rooms are beautifully decorated and clean! You gotta stay here! Linda. Fishers, IN