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

Good location for Portland Maine

3.8 on August 15, 2017

Recently stayed at St. John inn for the second time. The location is fantastic for the price, just a short uber ride from the old port or walking distance to a few local spots. Only downside is that many rooms do have a shared bath, however both times I have stayed here, they are very clean and no conplaints.

Great Place to Stay

4.6 on August 12, 2017

Great little place to stay. We enjoyed the walk to the harbor and all the great restaurants Portland has to offer. Very convenient to the airport. Thanks

Lovely Inn

3.8 on August 10, 2017

The staff was very friendly and helpful. This was our first trip to Portland. We will definitely be back to Portland and the Inn.

Good Value, Great Service

4.0 on August 03, 2017

My husband and I had a pleasant stay. This is a great location for nice walk to downtown or hopping in a car to visit any of the nearby beaches and attractions. The staff was so friendly and helpful. A good value.

Very good inn

4.0 on August 03, 2017

Very friendly staff. Easy free parking.

Charming and friendly stay!

4.8 on July 29, 2017

Check in was very smooth, and the staff was extremely accommodating and kind. My guests and I were very happy with the stay overall. Good water pressure for the showers, and a modest but filling continental breakfast available each morning. A guest in my party had to mail a document post haste and the staff were very helpful in arranging that service quickly and efficiently. I would definitely stay here again!

A wonderful honeymoon

4.8 on July 26, 2017

My husband and I were gifted a two-night stay at the Inn at St. John as a wedding gift from my parents, and we had a wonderful time. The rooms are beautiful, and we were lucky enough to have a private bath, which was also lovely. Although the Inn is a bit of a hike from Old Port, it's not a particularly long walk to the downtown Arts District, which offers a ton of cool shops and restaurants. Every staff member we met was friendly and happy to offer recommendations of things to do/places to explore around the city. We'd definitely stay here again, and will be recommending it to our friends!

Perfect Weekend Getaway

5 on July 23, 2017

My boyfriend and I came to Portland for a concert. We were looking for an affordable place to stay that was relatively close to Old Port. The Inn at St John was perfect. Our room, though small, was very clean and comfortable. The building is beautiful and historic, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. There is a cute little cafe area for the continental breakfast, which was just what we needed after our night out. I would definitely recommend the Inn at St John and we will definitely be coming back soon!

A place with personality!

5 on July 20, 2017

Staff was exceptionally courteous and helpful, and facilities were top-notch!

A hidden gem

4.2 on July 20, 2017

The Inn at St. John is away from the waterfront and thus a good choice for walkers and neighborhood explorers, and about 1/2 a mile form the arts district. The ensuite room I had was spacious and nicely decorated. The bathroom was immaculate and well-appointed with towels and toiletries (but no bathmat!?). There is no elevator, and a topographical staircase, so travel light! The staff, who are delightful, will carry your bags up and down if need be.

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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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