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Mercury Inn

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3.0 of 5
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273 State Street, Portland, ME 04101 (Formerly Parkside Parrot Inn)
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the beginning of our trip Tim and Jake made us feel welcome. We received a friendly text telling us our room was ready while we were still on the road. The inn recently underwent a renovation and you would never know we were the first couple to stay there since it was completed. Nothing was out of place and... More 

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Thank Taylor P
Mainz, Germany
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Friendly and helpful owners who provide a good home made breakfast with a positive community living style. Location is ideal to visit all of Portland on foot and good restaurants are close too. Trader Joes is five minutes walk, so a good glass of wine in front of the 50 inch TV with some nibbles is no problem! Thanks, Clive... More 

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Thank CliveMartina
Rochester, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Home away from home. Great vibe. Amazing breakfast. Super comfy bed (wow!) and use of private bathroom. Loved room #4. Best common room I have ever seen at a B&B- decor and style same as our home in Rochester, NY so really made us feel at home. Tim and Jake felt like old friends from the minute we met them.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The commitment of the guys who run this place, to minimizing environmental impact is welcome, creative, and even inspiring. Their hospitality and breakfasts are top-shelf. The 2nd floor common area is nice. There are some cute quirks that come with an older building (120 years old), e.g., our room 4 on the 3rd floor had a private bathroom, but you... More 

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Thank Gregcarrera
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This place is truly outstanding. Beautiful historic victorian lovingly reimagined by some truly great people. I feel sorry for anyone who feels the need to nit pick here. This place is the real deal. The rooms are lovely, filled with sunlight, immaculately kept, and beautifully decorated. However, Mercury lives in the details from chromecasts in the bedrooms to homemade cookies... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

First impressions were not good. The point of entry is unkempt (old peeling paint work and a dilapidated aspect, the garden verge on the sidewalk was overrun with weeds, blue 'recycling' boxes dumped next to the drive, and overflowing with water), we wondered what sort of place we had arrived at. However, we received a pleasant welcome from owner Tim... More 

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Timothy K, Owner at Mercury Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. While we are very sorry we didn't offer you the best possible experience we are incredibly grateful for the feedback offered here. We will take everything you've written and use it to make improvements and hopefully ensure that we do better in the future. If I may offer a some advice, both... More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

From the efficient and friendly check-in to the DELICIOUS breakfast each day we loved every second of our stay. We stayed in Room IV which is huge, well designed (stylish and functional/comfortable) and has everything that we needed. It is on the 3rd floor which is worth it if you don't mind the stairs for the tree-top view. The private... More 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We loved it here. Just enough off the beaten path to be peaceful, but within walking distance to all the places we wanted to go. Rooms were comfy and chic, and the amenities were most amenable (loved the lounge area). As it happened, the kitchen was undergoing some emergency work, so we were unable to assess breakfast options; but we... More 

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Thank HazyD
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We spent three very pleasant nights at this small, urban inn in the west end of Portland - very welcoming, quiet and comfortable. A different breakfast buffet awaited us each morning - offerings included fritatta, yoghurt, scones, blueberry oat cakes, apple cider, coffee, tea, etc....all good and made by on site by Tim, who is one of the innkeepers. The... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stayed at Mercury Inn for 4 nights a week ago to celebrate our engagement. I have never written a review for anything before, but loved this inn so much that I couldn't not write one this time! The pictures on their website did not do this adorable inn justice! Our bed in room 1 was very comfortable and the... More 

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