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

The best place to stay!

5 on March 06, 2017

This is a very well-kept and clean inn with a friendly and helpful staff. The historical angle of being Portland's oldest hotel only improves the feeling of being somewhere special. The availability of water, coffee and even cookies down in the lobby turn the area into a comfortable perch from whence to discuss your daily plan. Really the best hotel that I have stayed in for a very long time.

Portland's Hidden Gem

4.4 on March 03, 2017

This is my fourth time to stay at Inn at St. John and I love it every time. The staff are excellent, so you know from the minute you walk in the door that you're going to love it here. Rooms are quaint and appointed nicely, linens feel luxurious, ... everything is cozy and comfy. And it's all for a very affordable price. There is a smidge of continental breakfast since there's no kitchen on site. I wanted to put "N/A" for onsite dining but that's not an option. The cookies that are out to welcome you are yummy.

Little victorian Heaven

4.6 on February 25, 2017

This place was amazing. So calm, quiet, and beautiful!!! I loved the rooms. So beautiful. The staff are probably the nicest and most helpful people I've ever met and I've met LOADS of people cuz I travel a lot. They made my trip to Maine just the most wonderful ¿

Big fans

4.6 on February 09, 2017

The management at the Inn at St. John was extremely sincere and helpful. They made it clear that they cared about our stay and were happy to host. Because my husband and I had some trouble finding a room at the last minute, we were overjoyed to find such a charming, quaint, well-maintained, and fairly priced option. We were even upgraded to a bigger room! So cozy. Thank you!

Lovely Place

5 on February 08, 2017

My husband and I stayed here one night for a concert in Portland. They automatically upgraded us to a nicer room, just because! The room was large, with brick on one wall. It was absolutely worth the cost, and even more. They have complimentary water bottles,and their continental was a nice spread. Would absolutely stay here again!!

A Wonderful Place to Stay!

5 on January 31, 2017

We stayed one night to see a concert up the road. The Inn was spotless, cozy and a bit quirky which suited us fine. We were up on the top floor. It was not a problem for us to walk up the stairs even after walking to and from the show. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a great place to stay!

A Great Stay!!!

5 on January 29, 2017

My husband and I love this hotel! ..the history...the style...the coziness...the atmosphere....the employees...the breakfast...the beautiful rooms...the cleanliness...the comfort...the accessibility to all things Portland! It's unique! Not the run of the mill, cookie-cutter kind of place like the motel chains. We recommend it highly. Off-season is very affordable! It's a great place!

A pleasant stay at St. John

3.8 on January 26, 2017

Overall I am happy with my stay at the Inn at St. John. The workers were extremely friendly and helpful. All my luggage was brought up for me to the top floor! The only down sides are that the continental breakfast was nothing special and you can hear every noise.

January in Maine

4.4 on January 24, 2017

I really liked the warm drinks and cookies that are available every evening!

Recent Portland Stay

4.2 on January 11, 2017

My husband and I stay overnight in Portland several times a year, but had never stayed at the Inn at St John. We were very surprised and pleased with this inn. Our room was large and well-appointed. Attention to detail was very apparent, such as robes and slippers, real mugs for coffee, and quality toiletries. The price was very reasonable. It had snowed in the night, and we were amazed to find our car cleaned of snow in their free parking lot. We will stay again!

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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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