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

Excellent stay in Portland

5 on October 18, 2017

3rd time staying at the inn at St. John’s. Easily the most affordable option in town, fine location, oitrsgeously friendly staff. Hotel is a bit dated but that is the charm!

Great stay at Inn at St John

4.8 on October 11, 2017

Such a cute place with tons of personality and great service! Very close to everything you need.

First time in Portland

4.4 on October 11, 2017

My band was playing on a Saturday night in Portland and my wife and I decided to stay the night and make a weekend of it. All of the name hotels were booked (and surprisingly expensive). So I searched the internet and came up with the Inn at St John. Although not in the center of town, it was close enough. The room was small, but clean and the bed was super comfortable. The service was outstanding and friendly. The breakfast and late checkout on Sunday were nice bonuses.

Outstanding service

4.8 on October 10, 2017

My wife and I had a terrific time staying there and the staff was so caring, respectful, & helpful that we will for sure stay there again, so long as we make it to Portland again.

Lovely B&B

5 on October 09, 2017

Staff were all so friendly and welcoming. Rooms were lovely and breakfast was just right. The free cookies were a good touch too!

Love this place!

5 on October 09, 2017

We loved this historic hotel! It's close to downtown Portland, but not in all the chaos of downtown. It has a lot of character, and the price is so much more reasonable than the big chain hotels. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and they have cookies all day! We plan to stay here every time we come to Portland. Thank you for a great stay!

Spacious, Clean, Comfortable Room

4.6 on October 04, 2017

We stayed here on our return from a trip to Acadia. It is about eight easy minutes from the airport. The room was very nicely decorated, it included everything you would need- hair dryer, refrigerator, microwave, coffee. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a very early flight, but they brought out breakfast food we could take with us to the airport. Highly recommend staying at the Inn at St John.

Early fall

3.8 on October 01, 2017

I have visited several times. Rooms are clean and comfortable. WiFi and computer access available. Easy breakfast items available to take as you explore Portland. Staff friendly and helpful.

Nice Historic Inn

4.6 on September 27, 2017

We had a very spacious room, with comfortable beds. The room and bath were very clean and the bathroom was well stocked. A light breakfast is also provided. The staff were all friendly and helpful.

Excellent and consistent every time!

4.0 on September 27, 2017

We have been to Inn at St John many times and every time we are greeted with friendly customer service and clean rooms. It has a very cozy, European feel and provides a breakfast of bagels, english muffins, muffins, and more. We keep coming back to Portland and this is the place we always stay. When you revisit a place so often and it continues it's exceptional service, then you know you can trust your stay there.

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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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