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

Great charming little inn

3.8 on April 19, 2017

So calm, no noise, we slept very well!

Great Character!

4.2 on April 16, 2017

This nice little Inn has all the character you could want! Beautiful rooms and great bathrooms (not all rooms have private bathrooms). The free breakfast could include a few more sugar-free options.

My favorite place in Portland

5 on April 13, 2017

The only hesitation I have making an accurate review of Inn at St. John is future difficulty getting a reservation. Charming structure, personable staff, convenient location (we leave the car in the free lot and walk everywhere) very clean and a great breakfast including for me, a Gluten, Dairy Free person. When asked how often I stay there my answer was 'not often enough.'

Wonderful place to stay

4.6 on April 12, 2017

This was a wonderful place to stay in Portland. It has free parking, excellent continental breakfast, complimentary waters along with tea/coffee available all day. The staff was very friendly and helpful and our deluxe king room included slippers, robes and even toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwash. We will stay here again, if we are in the Portland area!

European style hotel

4.8 on April 05, 2017

Our second visit here was just as nice as our first. It's a very comfortable, Europen style hotel with outstanding service and attention to detail. The location is great and parking is free. Rooms are nicely appointed and include thick cotton robes, a tv and just about anything you need. Staff is vey attentive and helpful. Breakfast was a nice addition. We've stayed in a lot of other places in Portland but this is our preferred place to stay. Excellent value and uber clean.

Portland for the Buying Show

4.8 on April 02, 2017

We had a great stay, love your rooms. Thanks!

Conveniently located B&B near downtown Portland

3.6 on April 02, 2017

For those looking for a reasonably priced place to stay in Portland that is not a chain motel or hotel, check out the Inn at St. John. It's about a 5-7 min drive (not really walking distance) from downtown Portland and the waterfront with lots of great restaurants and shops. Great variety of types of sizes of rooms but try to avoid rooms facing the street which can be a bit noisy since the inn is across the street from a major hospital. Breakfast is just continental but definitely adequate, though sitting area is very small.

Good place to stay, but go out for breakfast!

4.0 on April 02, 2017

Clean and comfortable lodgings, and friendly staff. Continental breakfast, especially the 'bakery' goods could be kicked up a notch. Overall, a good place to stay when in Portland.

Cozy, affordable, and ideal location

4.2 on April 02, 2017

As always, the Inn at St. John provided a cozy, affordable stay on the Portland peninsula. The rooms are well-appointed; the staff is more than helpful. A wonderful alternative to an over-priced hotel or uncertain Air B&B.

Great Stay at St Johns

4.4 on March 23, 2017

Lovely room , very clean and very nice staff A pleasure!!!

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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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