"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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"
GreatGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good breakfast, comfy room and the staff was super friendly and eager to pleaseGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good deal for the price. Great staff, good breakfast. Wasn't crazy about the shared bathroom which I didn't realize when I made my reservation. Room very clean of course it is a historic in so very pleasanly old fashioned. No elevator so if you don't do steps get the lower floor. My only complaint was towels could be nicer. Yes I would go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Pleasant Surprise"
Very nice staff, clean room, and what a great discovery. Comfortable queen bed and AC made the total package. Only two things that made me cringe; 1) not enough parking for all guests; ended up having to park in the restaurant parking lot behind the Inn but was assured its monitored. 2) No elevator- not truly bothered by the climbing of stairs but more […] annoyed of the map I had to take to find my room. While an elevator is a convenience, it's also a central/starting point. Add a winding staircase to the twist and turns . . . Oof. I will stay here again. Can't beat the rate, especially since I feel you get great value for what you pay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right downtown convenience"
The Inn was very rustic. Great staff. Room comfortable, however it was on the 4th floor and no elevator!!! There were no rooms available on a lower floor. It was very difficult for me to climb all those stairs, narrow stairways and reletive steep steps.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect Honeymoon Getaway"
We stayed one evening at the Inn at St. John. It was within a mile (walking distance for us) of lots of different attractions in town. We were able to take in a SeaDogs game, walk to our rental car, and take leisurely strolls through town. The hotel itself was wonderful! We had a room with a private bath. It was the best night sleep we've had on our […] entire trip! The bed was super comfortable, clean, and the staff was incredibly kind. Every time we went anyway they offered to take our bags for us, and they always had a few goodies in the lobby that we could help ourselves to. We would definitely stay there again AND recommend it to our family and friends! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I fell in love with this hotel. The rooms were very pretty. All so unique and with much character. The bathroom in the hallway was kinda cool. Not as inconvenient as one would think. I totally want to go againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent hotel at decent price"
Didn't see much as I was literally in at midnight and out the next morning. Wasn't a fan of the shared bathroom but at the price point, I really couldn't complain. Very much like a B&B on a much larger scale. Would recommend for those on a short stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice B&B close to the Portland SeaDogs stadium"
There was just one bathroom for the upper floor (for 4 or 5 rooms), but we never had much of a wait for it. Free parking in back, good restaurants within walking distance, helpful staff. I'd go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Inn at St. John is like a trip back in time. Quiet and calm atmosphere. Top of the line.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A real gem"
Have stayed here several times and never disappointed. compared to the cookie cutter alternatives it is nice to stay in a place with character. Price is best for intown Portland and a reasonable walking distance to everythingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice place with the right price"
Staff were really friendly, room was clean, breakfast was nice. Next time I would pay a bit extra for a private bath.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very comfortable - great sleep!"
We found the hotel very comfortable under a lot of aspects: easy parking, big room, big bed, big bathroom with tub and all the neccessaire to have a nice long bath including bathroabes and makeup removal. So I had a great sleep! Breakfast was nice but not spectacular. I liked the fresh fruit. One can have a snack whenever he likes because the buffet […] is always there. The price was fantastic for this kind of service! We had to take the car to town but Portalnd (Maine) is realy ok for parking. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inn at St John"
Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Building is a little quirky with lots of stairs and no elevator. Would stay again in a minute but would pay extra for ground floor! Had a lovely time visiting with all the staff!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint & Hospitable"
Though not in the perfect neighborhood, it is very central with great access to everywhere in greater Portland. The property is very well kept, clean, and well maintained. You may have to climb some stairs as the age of the property does not accomodate an elevator, but that's par for the course, and should be expected at a property such as this. Very […] hospitable staff at all hours of the day and night, and a full carb rich continental breakfast is offered with your stay as well. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"awesome little spot"
close enough to all the fun of downtown without costing you an arm and a leg. the staff were friendly and beyond helpful. i missed out on the breakfast during my stay as i'm not a morning person, but i definitely enjoyed the complimentary coffee every day. a $6 cab ride to downtown (along with being on the MRTA bus #1 route makes getting to the good […] stuff downtown a breeze. would absolutely book here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Affordable, comfortable and clean"
I have to say this is the cleanest hotel/inn I have ever stayed at. It was a small room but it was only me in the room so it served its purpose. My bathroom was down the hall and it was fine because only I had a key to it. Again, the cleanliness was impeccable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy, friendly, comfortable, unique!"
They upgraded my room for free, so that was a nice bonus. Hotel staff was very friendly. Rooms were immaculate. Rooms are well equipped, mine had a Kermit machine and a mini fridge. Beds were comfortable. All in all, lovely, especially considering the very reasonable price. Will return!Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff were ery helpful .Room was clean, comfortable and charming.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quirky, Victorian style hotel rooms"
I wondered what the low cost of the rooms for our 2-day stay would get us, and was prepared for a shifty motel-type "inn" -- but we were extremely pleasantly surprised by the Inn at St. John. The Inn is quirky and unique, feels more like a home than any hotel I've stayed in, has the friendliest staff I've encountered, and I would definitely stay there […] again and recommend it to others. It's on College Street, which is a main road in Portland, and a good walk will get you from the Inn to a hundred excellent restaurants, including the shops and restaurants in Old Port. The only potential point to note for those with limited mobility is that since the Inn appears to be a converted house, there are a lot of interesting hallways and staircases, making the upper levels difficult (or impossible) to access for someone with limited mobility. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place for a quick stopover"
Stayed here to catch a 3 am bus from Portland. Very clean and comfortable room. Quiet when I went to sleep about 10, but a loud TV in the next room woke me up about 2--thin walls. Bathroom was across the hall, but that was fine for me--European feel. Very quick ride to the Amtrak and bus station, and not much farther to the PWM airport. Great spot at […] a very reasonable price--would stay again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I thought the front desk people were really nice, great location and suprisingly quaint!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Bad parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"beautiful and historic"
It was a beautiful location and the hotel staff was very friendly and thorough. The room was beautiful and comfortable. The only negative that is reflected in the rating is that I was hoping to sleep in and I was woken up by hammering in the next room at 9:30am. Which is a decent hour it was just a shock to wake up to that. I would have appreciated […] a heads up. but otherwise very accommodating I would stay at and recommend this hotel again. My friend had a 6am flight and they made sure breakfast was out for her by 5am Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's like staying at home!"
Staff was wonderful, parking is tight but it's walking distance to a few restaurants and everything was very comfy!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel with Charm and Friendly Staff"
My friend and I visited for a couple of days and found this inn. It was very affordable and a great deal for the price we paid (especially since we are on college student budgets). From the moment we walked in, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful providing us with recommendations, maps, and directions. The included continental breakfast also […] exceeded our expectations and was great! The room itself was clean, nice, and had the same amenities as any other hotel. We absolutely loved our stay and look forward to visiting the area and The Inn at St. John again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best option for the prrice"
You get good value for money. Nice room with fridge, coffee etc. Location is convenient to downtown and old port, but in a seedy neighborhood on lower Congress St, across from the Greyhound station. My only complaint is the room smelled heavily of perfume, perhaps meant to mask tobacco smoke. I would prefer the tobacco smoke.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small and Cozy"
Just stayed for a weekday night. Like the other reviews say, it is a blast from the past, Victorian in style. We had a room with a private hallway bathroom (you have to leave your room, walk down the hallway about 10ft to get to the bathroom, but it's all yours) and it worked just fine. No glitz or glam, just a nice little comfy room. It's in a fairly […] quiet part of town not too far away from the goodies in Old Port. Some reviews say it's in kind of a sketchy place, but it's really not. It's just not the Hamptons. Also right down the street is a reaaaaaally good little place for brunch (and probably dinner) called Hot Suppa! that's worth a visit (cause the continental breakfast is less like a continent and more like Rhode Island). The corned beef and hash is the jam! Anyway, I would absolutely stay at this little B&B again. Price was also a big draw. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Place Good Location"
Really nice stay in Portland because of this hotel. The staff was helpful and accommodating room was small but very clean a comfortable...I believe all the rooms are different sizes. The price was right and it is on a bus line. It is an easy walk to the central part of the town. Easy parking in the rear. Stores and restaurants all around. The area may […] be commercial but it does not detract from the hotel. It reminded me of Europe a little. If you need an elevator this place will not due. I do not mind stairs. My bathroom was across the hall but it was NOT shared it was all mine! I will be back if I need place to stay in Portland. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A gem in the rough"
The hotel was super cute and quirky. our bed was not very comfortable and I was booked a queen and ended up in a double, but other than that, have only great things to say. The front desk agent was super friendly and helpful. The decor was fun. The continental breakfast was decent. The overall value was outstanding.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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