From the exceptional staff to the attention to detail they made us feel right at home. This was our first experience at a bed and breakfast and we were unsure of what to expect but this lived up to everything we could have hoped for. We stayed in the Baxter room off of the main which was nice and private, delicious 3 course breakfast each morning. And everything was decorated for Christmas! I couldn't say enough good things and we are looking forward to going back. I highly recommend this B&B. Eric and Sarah (the innkeepers) were great.
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
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.
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.
This was our 1st visit to Kennebunkport & our stay at the Captain Lord Mansion. It was beautiful. The staff were so friendly & helpful. Wonderful breakfast! too. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. And the location was perfect & within walking distance to the town although we only walked one day because of rain. Would loved to have riden bikes all around if weather permitted. Would def. recomended it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a conveniently located inn in Portland, with super-clean rooms and baths, comfortable beds, great linens and towels, and a wonderful, friendly staff. I've stayed three times and will continue to do so on my Portland trips.
Our room was clean and had everything we needed, except the bathroom was in the hallway. The problem was it was so small you couldn't move or put anything down or you tripped over it. It was by far the smallest room I have ever stayed in. The other rooms might be bigger. Stay away from room 4.
The Inn at St. John is my lodging of choice when I visit Portland. The inn has wonderful character -- the lobby is lovely, and and the rooms are comfortable nicely decorated (each one is different). The rooms are small, but that is not a problem for me when I am staying just a night or two. The inn is comfortable and clean, and the staff is friendly. The price is right, and the parking is free. Please note: The survey requires me to enter a rating for dining, but the Inn at St. John does not serve meals (there is a complimentary continental breakfast, but I've never tried it because I perfer to go out for breakfast). Thus, my five-star rating applies to Portland dining -- there are many wonderful options.
My wife and I stayed for a two-night getaway just before Thanksgiving. The rooms are great, the common areas are clean and comfortable, the staff are wonderful, the treats aplenty, and don't even get me started on the three-course breakfast...delicious!! We're already planning our next trip for the Spring!
I've stayed at the PineCrest B&B six times, with more visits planned, so I'm definitely a fan. The rooms are beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and cozy. Each one has its own personality, so read the descriptions on the website or talk to Matt and Amy to choose the one best suited for you. The dining experience (at both breakfast and dinner) is elegant yet welcoming, and the food itself is outstanding. Matt and Amy are wonderful hosts and have thought of everything needed to make for an enjoyable stay.
Affordable with Victorian ambiance. I love staying here. Downside is going across hall to use your bathroom and you do have to schlep your suitcase up the stairs as there is no elevator, but I find this a small tradeoff for the comfort and quiet of staying here. I would recommend they stop providing soap/shampoo etc from their current vendor. It's of poor quality (soap doesn't rinse off easily, lotion makes me sneeze). Regardless, this is my first choice when coming to Portland.
I recently took a weekend trip to Portland Maine and stayed at the St. John Inn. The people at the Inn were very friendly and helpful to point me toward the "local" restaurants. It was a unique experience as it is in a 19th Century building with very narrow staircases and old fashioned decor. It made me wonder how people moved so fluidly around such an establishment back in the day. It is located on the main street that takes you to old Port and it is a pleasant walk to town. I would highly recommend it.