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Inn at St. John

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939 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adams, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a last minute place to stay in Portland, and with the price of $125, I couldn't resist. It is an old renovated hotel, but they kept it quaint. The room was excellent, although the stairs are a bit steep and narrow, but that didn't bother me. My only "slight" complaint was that the continental breakfast was very limited.... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Several friends have recommended The Inn at St. John to us. We needed a room for just one night and selected a queen room on the 2d floor with a hall bath. The lobby was cozy and welcoming, with fresh cookies and free beverages. There are several guest rooms on the lobby level; one had been available when I booked... More 

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Terry M, General Manager at Inn at St. John, responded to this review

LaurenSH_11- Thank you very much for choosing our hotel. We admit the hall bathrooms are not for everyone. But they represent an excellent value for travelers that aren't bothered by the idea. We are very sorry you did not have a good rest. It sounds like you were able to find a mattress that suits you on the way out.... More 

enfield, nc
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great little property (a tad off the beaten path from downtown amenties) but a nice place to stay in Portland. My wife and I had one of the first floor rooms (105) which was lovely and well equipped and furnished. It was small but comfortable. Thought the continental breakfast was acceptable - good muffins and bagels, great coffee and tea.... More 

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Terry M, General Manager at Inn at St. John, responded to this review

andrew w- Thank you very much for giving our Inn a try. We are very happy you came away pleased from your experience. Being the only independently owned hotel in Portland presents its challenges. As does running a building built in 1897. People like you that appreciate our hard work and prefer a hotel that is one of a kind... More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sad to leave this review, but I feel it is my duty to share my experience. I have stayed at the Inn at St. John before. I have no complaints about the service, the cleanliness, price or location. However, my partner and I stayed there for one night and took advantage of the free parking that the hotel features.... More 

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Terry M, General Manager at Inn at St. John, responded to this review

Ividreamz- On behalf of the Inn I would like to express how terribly sorry we are for the unfortunate event that happened to you. That was an extremely rare situation. We have our lots well lit with security cameras overlooking the area. There is a sign in our lot explaining the Inn is not liable for damage to vehicles or... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cute Inn. Friendly staff, very accommodating, nice complimentary breakfast, clean rooms and dog friendly. Wish it was closer to the waterfront. But the Uber ride was not very expensive since parking was free and parking near commercial st was very expensive.

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Terry M, General Manager at Inn at St. John, responded to this review

audi2005- Thank you for choosing the Inn at St john for your stay in Portland Maine. We appreciate the wonderful comments and are delighted you had a great experience. Thanks again and wish you all the best! More 

Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most reasonably priced hotel in Portland. The first time I stayed I got a room with a shared bathroom because I was literally only going to be there a few hours. Although the room was cute, carrying all our luggage up the narrow windy staircases to the third floor (without assistance) was not pleasant. I also didn't... More 

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Terry M, General Manager at Inn at St. John, responded to this review

AA Berry- Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at the Inn. We are glad you found value in the rate and enjoyed your room. Upon check in and out, our Front Desk staff always asks guests if any assistance is needed with luggage. They also provide top notch customer service to ensure... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While recently staying at the Inn at St. John, I left my CPAP breathing machine. When we realized it at the end of a long travel day, we called them. They located it and took it to the post office ot overnight it. We are never without this vital breathing device, but somehow thought the other had packed it. I... More 

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Terry M, General Manager at Inn at St. John, responded to this review

Marsi L- Thank you for writing a wonderful review about your stay with us here at the Inn. We take tremendous pride in providing great service that at times may include shipping items back that have been left behind. It's our goal to make sure every guest have an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Thanks again and hope to see you... More 

Sequim, Washington
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was very helpful with tips about Portland. The room was super clean and the beds were very comfortable. We were on the second floor facing a busy street but it was very quiet. The stairs were steep to get to the room and that made getting luggage upstairs a bit difficult as there is no elevator. A wonderfully quirky... More 

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Terry M, General Manager at Inn at St. John, responded to this review

William G- Thank you for choosing the Inn at St John. We are thrilled you found our Inn to be clean and comfortable. Due to the age of the building, elevators are not an option, so we do all we can to assist carrying luggage to the rooms for our guests. Thanks again and wish you the very best. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a King Room with private bath and couldn't have been happier upon the choice with this being our first trip to Portland. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room and building were very clean and kept of its original charm. I would absolutely stay again.

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Terry M, General Manager at Inn at St. John, responded to this review

Michael M- Thank you for taking the time to write a great review about your visit with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed our clean and comfortable European style Inn and hope to see you again in the future! More 

Lydd-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed Inn at St John for two nights in July 2014 towards the end of our 60 day road and rail journey across Canada and the US. This was the most unusual accommodation we have stayed in. We drove into Portland looking for digs of a couple of days an found St John and what a... More 

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Terry M, General Manager at Inn at St. John, responded to this review

inson2814- Thank you for choosing the Inn at St John for your stay in Portland Maine. The age and style of the building adds to our charm and sets us apart from all the others in the area. This European style Inn was built 118 years ago and we do our very best to keep the original old world feel.... More 

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