Inn at St John

939 Congress Street , Portland, ME 04102 USA (Show map)
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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 completely smoke free property. Children and dogs welcome!



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Home away from home

5 on November 28, 2017

An older quaint structure, updated, together with lovely details, friendly staff, a very nice continental breakfast, and excellent pricing make Inn at St. John our go-to accommodation when in Portland.

Superb Staff

3.6 on November 28, 2017

This inn was lovely, and the staff were super friendly and professional. I The room was spacious and clean. I chose this place to stay because of it's history and dog friendly accommodations. My pup had a relaxing stay and we would definitely stay here again. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Old World Charm

4.8 on November 09, 2017

If you want the experience of a small European hotel this is the place for you. It's intimate and the staff are exceptionally helpful but unobtrusive. The rooms are spotless and well appointed. If you want a huge room with no character look elsewhere. The fact that many rooms share a bath never bothers us and we love the comfy bathrobes they provide. Parking is free and convenient and the breakfast is quite nice. A bit of protein (cheese or meet) would be a nice addition but overall it's fine. This is our preferred place to stay in Portland but don't wait to book a room. They fill up fast! We've stayed there four times this year and will be back in a couple of weeks.

Paradise in Portland

3.8 on November 08, 2017

I was afforded the opportunity to spend a few nights in the Inn at St John. I was pleasantly surprised at the kindness of the staff, particularly one effervescent young woman-concierge who greeted me everyday with a warm smile. The decor is small-town vintage, a theme that grew on me and felt appropriate in the heart of the city. I truly enjoyed my stay, the water was warm, my room was clean, and breakfast was terrific! The Inn at St John is a treasure because of its decor but most importantly the kindness of people I am appreciative of experiences during my stay. Needless to say I had a wonderful time.

All good

4.8 on November 08, 2017

Everything was fine; staff is very nice. The in-suite hot tub is just jets in a regular sized tub.

Exemplary service!!

5 on November 08, 2017

The Inn was excellent, much better than what I anticipated. They were super accommodating and went out lf their way to make sure you had a great stay. Would definetly come again. The continental breakfast was great, a wide variety and cookies 24/7!!

Our Stay

4.6 on November 08, 2017

Nice place, convenient (Portland is a small town, however). The "on site" dining is really just a continental breakfast and it is standard fare, not outstanding, but what you would expect. Recommended place to stay!

Perfect getaway

4.2 on November 05, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous room in a quaint Inn. Loved it. Wish it were a bit closer to Old Port. My wife and I were able to walk there, but decided a quick Uber ride was the best way to get back after dinner. Highly recommended.


3.8 on November 04, 2017

Our stay was just what we needed. Lovely room, close to everything and very affordable. We'd definitely come back!

Best of BB's Portland

4.6 on November 01, 2017

Run, don't walk to Inn at St. John, a wonderful European type BB experience right here in Portland, ME. Shush...keep it a secret if you can, we don't want to be booked out of the opportunity to stay there. Love, love, love it...the rooms, the staff, the parking, the location, even love the fact that there is no elevator! Keep up the great work all of you at the Inn, we will be back!

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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, Downtown


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, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours

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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, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable 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
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night
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  • Time Served: 6:00 AM untill 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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