Inn on Carleton

46 Carleton Street , Portland, ME 04102 USA (Show map)


The Inn on Carleton is a unique B&B Inn with a tradition of fine hospitality, and is the perfect base from which to visit all the mid-coast's wonderful attractions. Set in Portland's fashionable West End neighborhood of Victorian era mansions and bordering the Arts Districts the Inn is close to an eclectic grouping of neighborhood restaurants and a short walk to the Old Port. The Inn is convenient to Casco Bay's ferry terminal to the Maine Islands, the international ferry terminal, and the Old Port area with its cobbled streets, colorful shops and many fine restaurants. Upon entering the Inn, the arched double doors open into a grand entryway. An elegant winding stairway leads to six wonderful guest rooms all with private baths, located on the second and third floors. In keeping with the historical flavor of the Inn, the six spacious guest rooms boast high ceilings. Your innkeepers and hosts Leo and Patricia Mennitt take great pride in creating a relaxing getaway. Comfortable accommodations await you along with a five star dining experience in the morning. So in planning your trip to Portland make the Inn on Carleton your very own romantic oasis.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Outstanding Service and Location

4.8 on October 24, 2015

Patricia and Leo have created a very comfortable, relaxing B&B in a beautiful victorian home. We stayed for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Easy walking distance to Old Port and Arts District.

Going Back

4.6 on December 01, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this inn last year and will be returning shortly. The innkeeper is kind, helpful and attentive to details. Breakfasts are fabulous... Our room was cozy and comfortable. We stay at b&b up and down the east coast. We can't wait to head back to Portland.

Great historic B & B in the city of Portland

5 on September 28, 2011

We stayed 2 nights at the Carleton Inn. Buddy is a fantastic host. He was always available and spent as much time with the guests as he could. Our room was # 3, King bed on the 2nd floor. Quite spacious with a huge bathroom. Plenty of light and air conditioning. The breakfasts were varied and home made and Buddy usually had fresh cookies available in the evening. We would choose to stay here if we come back to Portland.

A Great Get-Away Place

5 on October 18, 2010

My husband and I also own a Bed & Breakfast and this was our first trip away from our business for quite some time. We were really needing some R&R. We wanted to be pampered the same way we take care of our guests and I can say that indeed we were! Buddy met us as we arrived and showed us to our lovely room (Room 1). We loved it! The Carleton is a beautifully restored home and Buddy shared his exciting plans for future decorating. Fresh cookies awaited us (to my husbands delight) in the dining room that evening. The breakfast was yummy pumpkin pancakes. Should any of our guests be planning a trip to Maine, we will definitely recommend that they stay with Buddy at the Carleton.

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Rooms & Rates

Room # 1

Located on the second floor with both a front and side view.This guest room has a beautiful queen-size bed. Cozy love seat and small sofa to enjoy a good book with. Large private bathroom with full shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $225

Room # 2

Very large guest room located on the second floor with westerly side view. Beautiful four poster queen-size bed. Private New bathroom with Full Shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120 - $195

Room # 3

Located on the second floor. A very large guest room with large comfy King bed. Large new private bath down hallway. You will feel like you have your very own suite. A guest favorite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $225

Room # 4

Located on the third floor with both a front and side view.Very large guest room has Queen bed.Beautiful original Fireplace in room.The private bath includes a large shower and soak tub. Perfect for bubble baths.Electric Fireplace. A guest favorite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $225

room # 5

Room # 5 is a guest Favorite. Located on the third floor of the Inn. A very large and bright room. The perfect room to relax with a good book. Private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120 - $195

room # 6

Located on the third floor with both an English garden and westerly side view. A very bright sunny room.The room has a beautiful queen four poster bed.The private hall bath includes a very large new full shower.The hall door secludes this room and bath from remaining rooms on this level allowing the room to feel like your very own suite with much additional private space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $220

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Location Type



Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, University

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 3:30 to 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card required to hold reservation, no deposit taken
  • Cancellations: Any room cancelled 14 days or less prior to your arrival date will be charged unless the room is reserved by another party. Any room cancelled will be a $25.00 fee.
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Leo and Patricia Mennitt

Languages spoken

English, German

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  • Time Served: 8 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Lobster Eggs Beny

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