Mercury Inn

273 State Street , Portland, ME 04101 USA (Show map)


Recently renovated and under new ownership, Mercury Inn is a modern, sustainable inn in the heart of downtown Portland. Featuring locally-sourced breakfast made fresh every morning in-house, Mercury Inn is welcoming destination for any kind of traveler. Each guest room has been carefully designed to compliment the unique character of this classic Victorian building that has been welcoming travelers for over 20 years. Whether planning an extended visit during the gorgeous New England summer, enjoying a weekend getaway or just stopping through town, Mercury Inn offers affordable, modern lodging that will be hand crafted to your needs. Our innkeepers will ensure your stay is perfect and are happy to cater to any dietary restrictions, provide activity recommendations or other special accommodations. At Mercury Inn you will get a true Maine experience. From the furnishings to the food to the WiFi, as much as possible is sourced from Maine-based companies.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Cozy B&B in Portland

5 on December 03, 2015

Because it was off-season in Maine, we were surprised to find a B&B open for our week away in late November. Everything about this inn was perfect. The rooms were cozy; our bathroom had the wonderful rolling cart with trays to put our stuff (it's a small thing, but it really made a huge difference!). The shared living spaces were fun, with a wonderful fireplace. Most importantly, the breakfast was delicious. I'm not a major fan of scones usually, but the 5-spice scone changed my mind. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it for its location and easy of stay!

Stayed December 2010

5 on December 26, 2011

My fiance and I stayed here last year over New Years and were not disappointed. They went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and the inn was in great condition, clean, everything we could have asked for. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Wonderful Stay

4.4 on October 27, 2011

After a long flight, car rental issues and rush hour drive we arrived at The Wild Iris. Diane was gracious & kind while offering numerous recommendations for dining & directions to get there. We were impressed with her environmental concerns and her strong sense of responsibility to maintain a "Green Inn". We will return. Pat & Ted!

Wonderful, convenient, relaxing!

4.6 on December 22, 2010

The Wild Iris Inn was a wonderful place to stay. It was very affordable compared to other Inns in the area, and it was an excellent value! The innkeeper was very helpful with dining recommendations. The rooms were cute, well kept, and clean. The location was what I appreciated most of all - the Inn is within easy walking distance of downtown Portland and lots of restaurants and shops which made our stay very relaxing and convenient. I would plan another trip to the Wild Iris any day!

Beautiful Arts But Cranky Service

3.8 on August 11, 2010

I liked the beautifully decorated rooms with the owner's mother's homemade quilts and paintings and wreaths! The complementary flower seeds good, delicious breakfast, good tourist info, good green policy, computer in lobby works well, good internet...but local printer not working and local phone also not working at time needed to call lawyers. Owner rude to me. Can't get stay extended easily. This place good for tourists, not bus visitors.


4.2 on May 27, 2010

The Wild Iris Inn was a nice B&B off the highway. Easy to find and close to shops, places to eat and the harbor. The iris art all around the B&B was fun to enjoy and look at.

Best stay ever!

5 on October 15, 2009

Diane operates a warm & cozy inn & a great breakfast. She is an impeccable hostess with a relaxed personality.

Wild Iris Inn

4.2 on August 31, 2009

Great walkable location, tasty homemade breakfast treats, and very welcoming innkeeper.

Great B&B in the heart of Portland

4.6 on August 26, 2009

Very cozy and comfortable. Diane the innkeeper was accommodating and helpful. Breakfasts were great, especially the home made baked goods and fresh local fruits. Excellent choice!

Cozy little inn

4.0 on July 20, 2009

Diane's cozy little inn has a nice, welcoming vibe. I had a great 3rd-floor room with a comfy bed, plenty of hot water, plus there were very good home-baked breads and biscotti. Easy walk to downtown Portland, USM, the Old Port. Though I was previously unfamiliar with the Parkside neighborhood, this turned out to be a great alternative to pricier downtown hotels or West End B&B's. I would defiinitely stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

Standard Bedroom

Full, Queen and King beds all with private bathrooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $110 - $150

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 5 miles

Directions to property:

From the Maine Turnpike, take interstate 295. From 295, take exit 6A. Bear right off the exit, pass the park & pond. Straight through the traffic light. We are in the second block on the left side of State Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, 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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Eco-friendly, Bikes to Borrow, Google Chromecast in every guest room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Room IV and Suite are available for parents with children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights deposit per room.
  • Cancellations: We have a 10 day cancellation policy. Will refund of deposit if ten days before the reserved date less the $20 processing fee.
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Tim Karu and Jacob Krueger

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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