I have to say, for the great rate I was paying to stay overnight for a trade show, I really didn't expect much. But from the moment I showed up, everything was far above what I expected. From the beautiful lobby, to the wonderful reception at the desk (and the help finding a place to eat later), to the truly well-decorated and perfectly appointed room, it was terrific. Even cookies and coffee/tea in the lobby 24/7, and a perfect breakfast in the morning which was included! I wished I could stay longer, and I'll definitely be back. Thank you!
I adored this inn. The location is great. Just a ten to fifteen minute walk to downtown Portland (a straight shot down Congress St), plenty of places to eat around the inn and free parking in a lot outside the inn (which I appreciated after traveling to Montreal and getting hit with major parking fees every day). The reception area was pretty quirky and a nice place to wait. There are free cookies! We arrived too early to check in but we filled out the papers and the staff kept our bags, delivered them to our room while we were out, and even called to let us know the room was ready! Upon returning, the men working at reception were engaging and funny and explained the heating system. The room was great. The bed was comfortable. There was a tv, safe, microwave and fridge. I loved the little extras like flowers made at the ends of the kleenex and toilet paper. The decor was gorgeous. Plug outlets had designs, the mirrors (even in the bathroom) had designs. The wallpaper in the bathroom was beautiful. The bathroom was quite big (perhaps handicapped accessible). It did take awhile for the water to warm up but once the shower was going the stream was strong and nice. Noise levels were fine. We could hear people outside scraping ice off their cars the next morning but nothing from other rooms in the hotel and we were fairly close to an exit door so that was nice not to hear people coming and going. My only complaint about the room was the heater. The one in the bathroom worked fine but in the bedroom it was set to 75 (too hot for me) and we couldn't turn it down. We ended up turning it off and had no issues - warm all night and a great sleep. We plan to return soon. Great location (very close to the Seadog stadium too) and maybe next time we'll meet a ghost!
We arrived late but staff was very accommodating. The hallway had a bit of a pet smell but that's to be expected as they welcomed our small dog as much as us as guests, which we appreciated. Room was a bit small but part of the Victorian charm. Plenty of parking with the overflow lot on the next property. Amazing BBQ down the street at Salvage with live music. Great one night stay.
I don't like this star system. They did not exceed my expectations, they met them very well. Very nice place and would definitely stay again. Nicely restored rooms, very clean, very friendly folks. Much more interesting than a cookie cutter chain.
My family stops in Portland on our way to another destination every year and we look forward to staying at this hotel. The rooms are large and comfortable, the staff is attentive and helpful, the location and breakfast are very good. This hotel offers excellent value for the price, and the building has lots of charm.
We have stayed at the Inn for may years, with and without our pets. The staff are sweet, helpful and welcoming, the beds are comfortable, rooms spacious and clean, and the cookies are delicious. We have stayed at other hotels in Portland when the Inn has been full and have never had the same delightful experience.
Very elegant building reminiscent of European boutique hotels. Staff is very helpful yet discrete. Convenient location, quiet rooms: we stay there frequently when we visit Portland. A great value and room selection. In suite bathrooms or shared ones depending on your preferences and budget. Our favorite place to stay for a night out on the town!
I totally recommend it! Great location. The staff is super nice, the rooms are cute and clean, comfortable bed, good quality breakfast (not a lot of variety but good quality), bottled water and cookies always available, an outstanding experience overall. If staying in Portland you should totally stay here.
My sister and I stayed one night. The service was impeccable, very kind and helpful staff. Breakfast was very basic continental fare but would be fine if you are in on business and wanted to grab something quickly. Very close to Maine Medical, but for my purposes of relaxing travel would choose to stay somewhere by the water; this location seems better for business travel. Mattress and pillows were firm for my taste and blankets were a bit too light, but those things are a matter of preference. I live in an old house and appreciate character, but I was surprised by the office style ceiling tiles and the water pipes in the middle of my room ( that is primarily the reason I didn't score the room higher).
We have stayed at the inn before and each time enjoyed our stay. The staff is friendly and helpful. Location is easy on and off the highway. We really enjoy the architecture of the faculty, no cookie cutter cement rooms. Highly recommend.
I prefer family run establishments to corporate chain hotels, and loved the character and atmosphere of Inn at St. John. The service was excellent, the rooms very comfortable, the place clean and it is an excellent value. I will stay here again next time I'm in Portland.
We have been staying here for years and plan to continue-- the staff go out of their way to make your stay great. They are pleasant and considerate. The rooms are terrific, with a range of prices and options for every traveler-- we have never had a bad experience in about 20 years of visits. Although there is no elevator, staff will carry your suitcases up the stairs if you need help, and there are excellent ground floor rooms as well.
This is the third time I’m staying at St. John’s. We have actually never found a better deal since Portland hotels are expensive. The rooms have a cute English decoration and are always clean. You have in every room a sink, soap, towels etc. we forgot our toothbrush and they provided it too. The breakfast is outstanding every time I visit with fresh bagels you can toast, a pastry, yoghurt, muffins, and all sorts of drinks. The service is very friendly and loves to help you with recommendations. Such as one block in the direction of the center is a fantastic bbq place salvage with live music. Number 1 choice every time - St. John!
I was blown away by the Inn at St John. Based on the price, I thought I was going to be staying at something that felt like a hostel. I was blown away by the professional staff, cleanliness, beautiful decor, and complimentary breakfast and snacks. Only a short walk to downtown, and parking on site. I will definitely look into staying here next time I'm in Portland.
The understated reputation of Portland, Maine, is filled with colonial wonder and outdoor adventures. As an alternative to a hotel, tourists can make reservations at inns that date back to the 1700s and 1800s. Amenities have evolved to include modern bathrooms with heated floors, whirlpool tubs, and custom showers. Sit by fireplaces in front of flat screen televisions or take a leisurely stroll through perennial gardens.
This quaint city is home to one of America''s beloved poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Train enthusiasts will take pleasure in a museum filled with the narrowest trains ever to run on tracks. Visit a New England antebellum home with most of its original contents. Create a scavenger hunt of colonial items to journal before starting the day.
Home to outfitter L.L. Bean is in the city of Freeport with its flag store open 24 hours per day. Enjoy adventures year round with various packages to choose from such as women only or bird watching. Vacationers can take archery and fly fishing classes or learn how to kayak and canoe. Guided fishing trips are filled with catches of delicious cod and haddock. Weekend to eight-day excursions for adults are also available as well as kid''s camps. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels so everyone can take part in the escapades. Winters have activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trips.
On the trip back from Freeport, stop in Portsmouth to see the world''s largest globe that revolves and has 3d features. The 42-foot structure is housed in an atrium with an Omni-Span Truss that illuminates the entire building at night. This Guinness Book record holder is the accomplishment of map maker DeLorme. Once the tour is over, take a ferry to Chebeague Island to enjoy the beach and fresh seafood. Bird migrations are another main attraction for visitors.
Springs are cool to mild with snow on the ground at nearby White Mountain. Summers turn into fantastic opportunities to enjoy all the indigenous species. Fall foliage encourages daily drives up and down the coast with the Atlantic Ocean on one side. A variety of skiing and other winter sports complete full itineraries regardless of the season tourists arrive. Average temperatures range from the high 79 degrees in July to the low 13 degrees in January.