Inn at St John

939 Congress Street , Portland, ME 04102 USA (Show map)


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

Love this place

4.8 on December 06, 2016

room was beautiful so vintage like, the bed was comfortable, linen soft and full pillows; my fourth stay and always my first pick in Portland; snacks and continental breakfast was nice. Very clean, nice amenities, and very friendly and helpful staff

Great as usual!

5 on December 06, 2016

We spent one night here while taking in a concert. This would be our 4th visit, I believe. Service was great and the room was very clean. I would recommend this inn to anyone!

Charming Inn

4.0 on November 28, 2016

Very friendly staff, great atmosphere, wonderful location. Would book again.

Excellent Inn

4.6 on November 25, 2016

Stayed several times. Would recommend. Friendly staff. Conveniently located to downtown Portland. Will be back

Cute Inn at a good price

3.6 on November 24, 2016

Very cute Inn at a good value. The room was very large and comfortable and the Inn had a lot of charm. It's not right downtown, but we could walk to all the bars/restaurants within 20-30 minutes. Parking was also easy. The dining area was a bit small, but I would suggest skipping the provided breakfast and just heading to one of the many great places to eat in downtown Portland!

Weekend getaway

4.2 on November 21, 2016

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights, it was a lovely atmosphere and the room exceeded our expectations. Everything was within walking distance and the staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a great deal, I would recommend this place to anyone.

Cozy with Charm

4.2 on November 19, 2016

This is a very adorable Inn. From the outside it has charm and comfort. When you walk in everything ties together as a safe place to getaway and relax. Although you have to pay extra to have a private bathroom, the shared bathroom was very clean and quaint.

Comfortable and Relaxing

4.6 on November 16, 2016

I stayed at the Inn at St. John for the first time last month and was very pleased. The rooms are clean, spacious and the beds are comfortable. My daughter and I each had a room of our own so we got to see two rooms. Each was unique ~ hers had a brick wall on one side. Mine was on the front with flower boxes on the windows outside. The continental breakfast was plentiful and the coffee was delicious. The only problem was that the narrow space it is set up in is too tight. Our only complaint.

Great stay just outside of downtown

4.6 on November 16, 2016

Very cute inn and cozy. This definitely feels like an authentic mom and pop BB with the whole colonial flair. The staff was absolutely amazing. The second we arrived, we were welcomed with a greeting and they provided us the whole welcome speech and offered us cookies and a quick tour. They took our bags up to our room without us even asking which was a nice perk. Our room wasn't ready, so we wandered into town and walked it. It took about 1/2 hour- but we ubered home and it was only $5. Well worth ubering just so you had energy to walk around the town. When we got back at night, the inn was still open and greeted us again. The next morning, we went down to the continental breakfast at 830 and there were options for everyone. I'm gluten free, dairy free but still could have coffee and fruit with peanut butter. There was everything from yogurt to bagels to pastries. Overall good continental spread. My only 'complaint' which isn't even one is the bathroom was tiny and the towels were a bit odd. They reminded me of a college girls dorm (hot pink and lime green). It just didn't go with the vibe of the room and felt odd. Other than that, great stay, especially for the price!

An outstanding place and a bargain

4.4 on November 16, 2016

Inn at St. John could not have been better. If you're staying in Portland, pay $100 less and stay here. The rooms were impeccable, luxurious even. The lobby was beautiful and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again. I only gave dining a 3 because I didn't dine there and the site makes you give it a score.

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

Check Dates


  • 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