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

Enjoyed my stay

4.4 on October 19, 2016

Really friendly and helpful front desk people. Very good value.

Great Little Inn

3.8 on October 19, 2016

We have stayed at the Inn many times. It is an extremely pleasant and accommodating place. Our room is spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff is warm and friendly. For us, best of all is that the Inn welcomes guests with dogs. We will return to the Inn anytime we are in Portland. We never make use of the breakfast but there seems to be plenty choices available. Susan, Jay and Pearl

Absolutely Love this place!!!!

4.8 on October 17, 2016

I really appreciated how organized and attentive front desk and all staff were. They really care that each room is clean and comfortable and I really experienced this. I would absolutely stay there again.

Nice Budget Inn, Short Distance from Downtown

3.8 on October 17, 2016

We stayed one night in Room 106. The room was spacious, the bed was comfortable, and the wifi worked well enough to stream video without issue. Everything was clean, and the staff were very helpful (for example, after dinner we walked in with a bottle of wine and the front desk immediately asked if we would like wine glasses brought to our room). The breakfast is along the lines of what you'd find at a Holiday Inn, but it was nice that bottled water, coffee, and cookies are stocked. It's more like a hotel than a Bed and Breakfast, but it felt like a great value compared to the other B&B and hotel options in downtown Portland. Location was fine-- there is a grocery store and several casual restaurants nearby. We took an Uber to the Old Port district (~$5) and walked home (~20 minutes) without issue.

Our favorite place to stay in Portland!

5 on October 17, 2016

Traveling North needed a place to break the trip up. We've always stayed at the Inn when our daughter lived in Portland.

Great Value B&B

4.0 on October 16, 2016

My fiance and I stayed at the Inn at St John when I ran the Maine Half Marathon due to its close proximity to the race start. The inn was cute and had its own charm - lots of stairs, and did not notice if they had an elevator. Our room was larger than expected, and we had a private hall bath. Rooms and bathroom were very clean. The breakfast was average - an assortment of pastries, fruit, and cereal. Overall, the location was good, and relatively close to downtown. It was perfect for what we were looking for.

Great host and breakfast outstanding

4.4 on October 15, 2016

Uhl's from Omaha

Comfortable and good value

4.0 on October 14, 2016

The staff were terrific - very friendly, efficient and helpful. The room was very large and the bed was very comfortable. The room had all of the amenities one would want. The decor is a bit old fashioned, but it was good value and I would stay again.

short stay

4.2 on October 14, 2016

wonderful building and staff, slightly out of town but never the less a great find.

Good find in Portland, ME

3.8 on October 12, 2016

The 1:00 check-in time attracted me to the Inn at St. John. vs hotels in the area. As we could get settled prior to our 3:00 tour. Very friendly and informative staff. Room with 1 double and 1 queen bed was quite roomy for 4 adults. Convenient location with having a car.

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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

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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, 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