"Great value at a cool old-style hotel"
The hotel was a nice walk away from the downtown/Old Port. A small and cozy room with just enough space to change and unpack. Very old design, with skinny, fancy, carpeted stairways and nice decorations. The breakfast was a bit better than the typical continental and the staff was very helpful. Only issue was a rattling hot water pipe from about midnight […] to 8 AM. The staff was apologetic but seemed to already know it was an issue. I would recommend bringing earplugs in case you get a room. Overall, a great value and good find if you're a deep sleeper! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice, clean, affordable stay!"
Excellent place to stay. Small, quiet and unique. This is not a chain hotel, which is a good thing! More like a European type hotel, similar to hotels in Paris. Great accommodations at a very reasonable price. Get the in-room private bath if available. Some rooms offer a private bath across the hall (separate from your room). Separate bath works fine, […] but better in your room. Clean rooms, no smoking smell, zero tolerance for smoking inside! Nice. They provide a decent, light, cold breakfast in AM. Cold water bottles and cookies available most always at other times. Staff is A+. Always looking to help or answer questions. Parking behind the hotel is limited but they have more just a little further. A few good eats in the immediate area, but a short hop to the core downtown. Easy bike ride or 5 minute drive. We stayed on two separate occasions and can highly recommend. One caveat, no elevator, so you will have to troop up the stairs a level or two. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Another stellar experience at the Inn at St. John!"
The Inn at St. John is a perfect place to stay in Portland and my latest experience there was the best yet. The staff was very friendly and helpful and my room was spectacular. I had booked a queen-sized room and was informed upon check-in that I had been upgraded to a king room at no extra charge. The room was gorgeous, incredibly clean and comfortable. […] It was quiet and relaxing and I wish I could have stayed for a few more days. The free coffee and breakfast the following morning was the icing on the cake. Just a stellar experience all-around and I look forward to staying at the Inn at St. John during my next visit to Portland. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"half the price, just as nice"
the Inn was great and the staff lovely. This hotel was half the price of hotels in the area, I think because the neighborhood is a little sketchy. we were fine though and walked to a couple places with no problem. the rooms was very nice, tiny but charming. I would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worked out great."
Was on business, and always like to try local spots rather than some non-descript chain. Glad I did, place was clean and folks were friendly and helpful. Not the ideal location but worked out fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice stay, the staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean and very well appointed with all the amenities you would only expect to find in a much more expensive establishment. We will definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly and charming"
We stayed for one night and the hotel was charming. The things that stood out in my mind were the cuteness of the whole place, especially the breakfast nook, and the friendliness of the staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice but noisy"
My room was overlooking Congress St. It was very noisy. You could hear everything outside. The room was very comfortable and clean, but it would have been better on a different side of the Inn.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A worthy gem in a city of expensive hotels."
This is my second time staying at the hotel, and it was even better this time! I got a large room on the first floor with two beds (a friend was traveling with me this time), and the room felt large and comfortable for two people. The complimentary morning breakfast was wonderful and it was easy to check in and check out. The price for this hotel is […] outstanding. The only con I can see is that it is a little bit of a walk to downtown, but honestly its worth the price and service you get for the 20 minute walk to downtown. With it being a little far from downtown, it is much easier to get to the airport and transportation center. I definitely will stay here again next time I'm in Portland. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very comfortable stay"
The employees at the Inn at St. John were very hospitable and kind. It's a very cozy place, and we found it to be a welcome relief in comparison to the more conventional hotels in which we stayed during our trip.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I booked 2 nights here for it's proximity to work so I could still make my way there during a blizzard. The staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The charm of an old building was appealing to me and I find it makes me feel more at home. I rated the neighborhood lower because it can be a little sketchy at night and a little noisy […] from the traffic on the street, bus station across the street, and a helipad on the hospital parking garage close by. My bathroom was basically clean but I noticed more than a few hairs left in the shower from the last person. Also, the shower was quite small and the exhaust fan does not keep up with the steam. This seems to result in a musty smell in the bathroom. I did not take advantage of the continental breakfast available in the lobby. The desk staff let me store my luggage for the day after I checked out so I wouldn't have to schlep it to where I'd parked my car to keep it out of the snow storm. I will definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and inviting"
Very nice and comfortable. Helpful staff. Stayed for two nights. WiFi was very snotty, but otherwise a very nice inn.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
we had two rooms that were spotless and extremely comfortable to stay in an awesome placeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy, historical, character"
I love historic hotels, and this one doesn't disappoint: lots of interesting qualities. Nice architecture, comfortable old-world feel, charming touches (like bathrobes and slippers in the room, makeup remover). It's on the smaller side (shower, no tub; not a ton of room in the room) but cozy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic Place To Stay!!!"
Our stay was absolutely wonderful. We have used this inn in the past and it is first rate. A quaint setting, victorian style. The rooms are spacious and beautifually decorated, the amenities were great and customer service was excellent. I would recommend this inn to everyone visiting Portland.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inn at St John"
We had a single room with a private bath that was accessible in the hallway. The hotel was unbelievable! It felt so old and classic in such a nice way.The touches everywhere were amazing. The room was tight but actually I liked it because it kept us warm and made it feel like home. The bathroom was a short two doors down and accessed by its own key […] and was cute with all the amenities you need. The stairs in the hotel were very unique because they went every direction with great landings. Our room had a great heater in it that was used well for us because we were still getting used to the cold. When we checked in, the room was not ready, but they gave us a great map of the city and talked with us for a bit about where to go and things to do depending on what we wanted to do. The staff also took our luggage off to the side and had it in our room ready to go when it was ready later on. In the check in area there was a tray of complimentary cookies and drinks which was much needed. The also were serving coffee in the lobby and a computer and printer for guest use. When we went downstairs to get some ice, the overnight front desk staff was nice and actually did some magic tricks for us. Breakfast in the morning consisted of very good basic foods. The hotel is on the west side of town, but it felt like we were in the middle. The baseball stadium is a couple blocks over as well as a hockey rink and a beautiful park. There are also a lot of places to eat around the hotel as well Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent value and great character"
I booked this hotel the day of on a whim in early January. For the price and character, this is by far a great value. Reminded me of Quebec or France, with a bit of a European feel, very nice desk managers, and comfortable and clean rooms. If you're expectations are that of a brand new Hilton, it'll likely fall short. But for the relative price, comfort, […] and character, you can't beat it. I will be recommending this to others and will have family stay here when visiting. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Inn at Saint John was a great and affordable option for our stay in Portland. The inn was very charming and historic and was nicely decorated. The staff was courteous and always helpful in answering any questions we had. Our room was spacious. We had a private bathroom across the hall that used our key to access. There were lots of stairs as we […] were on the top floor but that wasn't a problem for us. The inn provided cookies and coffee 24/7 which was a nice amenity. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"What a great find!"
I booked last minute and got a great deal- and when I got there they bumped me up to a bigger room! The staff was very pleasant, the rooms were clean, and it was overall a beautiful hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute and charming!"
This hotel was so quaint and clean. The rooms were small but efficient with old English charm. Breakfast was small with croissants, granola bars, coffee, juice, and toast, but they did have HUGE and delicious muffins! Free treats and drinks in the lobby 24/7. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Overall, an excellent hotel. We would stay here […] again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay with no complaints!"
We loved our stay at the Inn: pet friendly, really clean, nice staff, free breakfast, quaint and quiet, good neighborhood with free parking, and an amazing deal on hotels.com for our 2 nights stay. I will definitely come back to inn at St John for all these reasons and splurge on food and shopping in Portland.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A funky classy old hotel"
I love this place. There are many fine hotels and motels in the Portland area, from the sleazy to the sublime. But the Inn at St. John is my favorite and where I take visiting friends and family. It is close to the Old Port, hospitals, trains and buses and planes. It is charming, clean, friendly. The owners are amazing. The stairs are not for the faint […] of heart and best for people traveling light, but there are totally accessible rooms on the first floor. The rooms are clean and lots of little touches make you feel fussed over. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
As downtown Portland hotels go, the I@SJ is special. A refurbished 100+ year old mansion, it has all the pluses and minuses that one might expect from such a property. On the 2nd floor, many rooms have private bathroom, but not in the room itself, in our case down a small corridor, a relatively minor inconvenience, compensated for by the price. There […] are many amenities not found elsewhere, e.g. robes. That said, the property has a slight museum-like quality that leads to minor anxiety about possibly breaking something. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice stay at the Inn at St. John"
I arrived at the hotel and walked up to the front desk where there were two clerks, both of which greeted me and were very nice. They explained the hotel and the area. I chose it because it was downtown where I could walk around in the evening and it was only a couple miles from the airport for my early flight the next morning. The hotel is a very old […] and classy hotel and very well maintained. If you want something better than a chain hotel, then this is a great place. There are several restaurants within walking distance. I will definitely be back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient hotel to Maine Medical."
We were surprised to discover that the private bath was not in our room.....but down the hall. LOL. We made do and will ask for a first floor room next time which is en suite.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I would stay again:)"
Everything was beautiful and well kept. The staff was friendly and happy. The only thing was the heat did not work in our room and it was 15 degrees outside. There was a small space heater in the closet that eventually warmed the room. Overall, I would definitely stay here again:) Thank you.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, but strange bathrooms"
Overall a nice stay with friendly staff and a charming hotel. The only issue we had was that the bathroom was outside of the room. While not a shared bathroom, it was awkward to have to go out into the hall to use the bathroom.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was great except the room was far too warm; had to crack a window and let in some 20 degree air. The private hall bathroom was down the hall a bit, and while private, was inconvenient in the middle of the night. I won't count that against them though, since I booked that room. Next time I will opt for one of the rooms with private in-room […] bath. The staff was amazing. Very friendly, helpful, and professional; everything felt very classy. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was a spur of the moment overnight stay to do Christmas shopping due to projected bad traveling weather the next day. Hotel was very clean and unique. The only problem was it is on a busy street so a little more noise from passing traffic than I would have liked. I think a room on the back side of the building would have been better. We will definitely […] stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"wished we could have stayed longer"
Wonderful boutique hotel with many amenities and great breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will stay again"
Just the right place for me to stay. Easy to find and free parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great inn, especially if you like stairs"
I had a wonderful experience at this inn, which was available and affordable during busy season. The Inn is cozy, beautifully appointed, and the parking convenient. My room was up on top, with very many stairs to climb,, and I had a private hall bath. I couldn't have been happier, even with the slightly too-far-to-walk to downtown location, because […] I was so comfortable in my room when I did retire from exploring the downtown.area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Noisy Neighborhood otherwise good!"
If you like an hotel with character you will like this place. Small winding staircases over four floors. Period furniture for that olde world feel. Probably not ideal for elderly or very young children due to no elevators. I had a king room which was huge and had its own bathroom. My only gripe is I was at the front of the building and there seemed […] to be a bus terminus across the street and vehicles where reversing in the early hours with there warning beepers sounding. Good value for money though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lots of charm for a very reasonable price"
What an unexpected finding. There is true old European flair to this hotel. The room was spacious, very well equipped and comfortable. Attention is paid to every detail. I was very pleased (and surprised) for the service/price paid. Only downside is the location, but this is an option well worth considering for your stay in Portland.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel and staff were excellent; it is a pleasant place to stay and conveniently located. If any criticism could be made, it would be in relation to the steep stairs one has to climb to reach even the first floor; for elderly or guests with physical impairments it is a difficult climb with no lift/elevator available; this said, the staff could not […] have been more accommodating to assist with baggage and once in the room, it was found to be very comfortable and charming. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice and clean, very nice staff. I think I would have liked a room with a private bathroom more, but with that being said I never saw another person in the halls or in the bathroom and we we're there on a Friday night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great quaint hotel"
My wife and I spent one night at this hotel and loved it. Very clean, well situated, very quaint. It felt like an European hotel. We would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome hole in the wall!"
We loved everything about this hotel from start to finish. Parking was easy, with plenty of signage. Décor was dated but in an endearing way. Cookies upon arrival. Friendly and accommodating staff. The architecture of the building is the real fun part, with winding stairs and neat nooks and crannies. Everything was super clean and you can tell they […] take pride in their space. Our room was so quaint and comfortable, with everything you might possibility need, including great shower products! For being so close to the city center, it was on a pretty quiet street. The bed was super comfortable and the bathroom across the hall was immaculately kept. Breakfast in the morning was plentiful and healthy! This hotel is an amazing price for the money! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place, 15 min walk to the State!!"
We came for live music at the State. Was a great stay! Litrally a 15 minute walk to the venue. If you need a big room, the double bed rooms are not it. I had no issue with the size, could have been a touch bigger, but no problem. Also the bathroom was down the hall with a private lock, same key as your room. Loved the place. We'll be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Unique experience. Friendly staff and very affordable. For the money you can not find a better place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fine place to stay especially for the price..."
Fine place to stay especially for the price but didn't like semi private bath. I didn't realize this until I got there. It appears most of the rooms have a private bath.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Semi Private Bathroom"
Make sure you read the fine print. My room was on the 4th floor with no elevator. Then I find out the room had no bathroom, only a semi private bath down the hall.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very positive experience."
A great change from chain establishments. Lots of character and helpful staff. Also really enjoyed the Dogfish Cafe, which is only steps from the Inn. Looking forward to a return visit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you stay here you will probably have a semi-private bathroom. Not all the rooms have a bathroom. You share with other people on that floor. The shower is probably a 2'x2'. It's extremely small and this hotel doesn't have an elevator. So if you are on the 3rd floor, like we were, you must carry your bags up 3 flights of stairs and back down. They […] do have someone to help when checking in. It definitely not handicap friendly. Also bring your own hair dryer if you don't reserve a room with a private bathroom. The front desk will claim that a hair dryer is in each room, but it's not! Had to borrow one from the maid. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay at the Inn. The breakfast was very average - but other than that, our experience was flawless.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute and moderate but cramped."
I thought I was lucky to find a moderately priced room in Portland in July, but the room, although cute and clean, was very monastic--twin bed, shared bath, and very tiny, like half of a dorm room at college. The stairs are pretty steep to the third-floor walk-up (no elevator, so don't bring noting heavy!). A simply breakfast was included, but there […] was barely room to sit. For the money, I think I would go farther out next time for more space and comfort. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The room was very nice and comfortable and I would recommend it highly. It was central to most places we wanted to visit and easy to get to. The staff was highly accommodating since expedia did not put us in a room that we expected. If anyone should get a bad rating it should be expedia.Genuine Expedia guest review
charming Victorian hotel. Great service. Not too far from the Port area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent staff, convenient location"
The Inn staff were so wonderful and accommodating! I forgot my son's sippy cup at home and went looking for a straw for breakfast. When they didn't have any, they sent one of their staff out to get one for me. They went out of their way to be helpful and friendly, too! The room we were in was small and cozy, but for the price, you can't beat it. The […] continental breakfast was very nice and it is about a 15 minute walk to the old downtown area, which is full of neat little shops and art spaces. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel was available"
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