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Mercury Inn

273 State Street, Portland, ME 04101 (Formerly Parkside Parrot Inn)
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Mercury Inn
Ranked #8 of 12 Portland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The innkeepers, Tim and Jake, provided a fantastic breakfast spread: egg dishes used locally sourced ingredients, strawberry muffins, and yogurt parfaits with local maple syrup. The bed was comfortable and the linens were spotless. Ironing boards by request.

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Hopewell Junction, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved staying here. Awesome location, rooms were perfect..new & clean and the breakfast each morning was delicious! The owners are great and super accommodating to any special requests you might have.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was definitely a "find" for our 3-day weekend trip to Portland. The price is much less than what you will pay for other accommodations in that area, so it is certainly a value. Some of the unique little bits are: the green practices, the cute an authentic World War 2 Commissary table at breakfast, the old meets new decor,... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Mercury Inn in June. The rooms were nice and had a very quaint New England feel - the exact thing I'm looking for in a B&B. The breakfast spread was delicious and I looked forward to the yogurt dish every morning. Plus the baked strawberry cobbler was amazing! I stayed in a larger room with a... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Perhaps nice for hipsters that don’t appreciate service, but definitely not for us an older couple. Very tiny room and no one to assist you with luggage. The common space doesn't offer much comfort. This inn is in need of help big time!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed at how lucky we were to find a place so close to everything, and to not be robbed blind when booking. After staying we realized how more amazing it was that the price was so reasonable. Our room was very nice, the 2nd floor lounge was a nice touch along with brochures of local attractions. Tim and... More

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Pittsburgh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed @ Mercury for one evening, and we found the inn to be very nice, although it lacked a few amenities that we had seen at other bed and breakfasts. Our room was a little tight with the slanted ceiling, but the spacious private bathroom was very nice, although it got quite steamy in there. We... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jake and Tim are amazing and sweet. We walked everywhere and the inn was in a wonderful location to do that. We stayed in two different rooms on two different nights, bookending a trip up further north into Maine. The smaller room had its own private bath but it was outside the room. No big deal, though we were spoiled... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Look no further. Tim and Jake are wonderful hosts. The house has been renovated wonderfully with a hip, clean, modern aesthetic. The breakfast is delicious (and locally-sourced, of course)! Location is very good, a short walk from terrific restaurants and from the historic downtown port. We will certainly be visiting again.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Thoroughly deserves the good praise shared by other reviewers. The rooms are really nice, the breakfast is excellent and Tim & Jake have put a lot of thought into the whole set-up. The only thing missing (according to my wife) was a full length mirror. Personally, I was happy to use the bathroom mirror. Just saying....

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Additional Information about Mercury Inn

Address: 273 State Street, Portland, ME 04101 (Formerly Parkside Parrot Inn)
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Wild Iris Hotel Portland
Mercury Inn Portland, Maine

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mercury Inn is a modern, sustainable inn in the heart of downtown Portland. Featuring locally-sourced breakfast made fresh every morning in-house, Mercury Inn is welcoming destination for any kind of traveler. Each guest room has been carefully designed to compliment the unique character of this classic Victorian building that has been welcoming travelers for over 20 years. ... more   less 
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