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“Lovely b&b - highly recommended” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #2 of 12 Portland B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Lovely b&b - highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

As a bolthole for exploring the beautiful Maine coast, this was just perfect. Stunning property with Buddy's hospitality and breakfast resulting a very warm, homely stay (even on Portland's coldest day for years( -12!)). We had an incredible lobster and steak dinner at Fore Street, also highly recommended

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Breakfasts are superlative, the rooms comfortable & stylish, the inn is centrally located. Buddy is a wonderful innkeeper & Cindy, his assistant, is equally helpful. Both went out of the way to call cabs, make reservations, & ensure that our stay was as comfortable as possible. Buddy will even make a special breakfast for those who don't want the regular fare. On New Year's day, the menu was lobster eggs benedict!

Room Tip: All the rooms are beautiful. The rooms in the back are perhaps quieter than the ones on the street.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The Inn on Carelton is well-equipped to feel like a spa; every amenity is thoughtfully provided and each guest receives a warm and individualized welcome. The impeccable restoration of this Victorian home make it feel like you're staying in the pages of a decadent home decorating magazine, each room well-equipped with lovely linens, nice mattresses, electric fireplaces and spacious, well-appropriated bathrooms. I didn't want to check out! The inn is also very quiet and perfect for sleeping in if you are flying in or out of Portland, or just resting up for a day of walking through Portland. It is within walking distance to many quaint restaurants and shops in the West End and is a great place to allow travelers to get oriented in the city. This is my third stay now and I’ll be back!

Room Tip: Room 1 is ideal at the top of the stairs on the second floor, but Room 4 is my favorite for travelin...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We recently enjoyed our third visit to the Inn on Carelton and were thrilled to experience the inn beautifully decked out for the holidays. Buddy does a fabulous job providing all the creature comforts one could want while visiting Portland. Our room was warm and so welcoming (we loved the fireplace!). Thank you Cindy and Heather for greeting us each morning and directing us to the museum and other sites in the city. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tolland, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

My boyfriend and I spent a lovely winter weekend at the Inn. From the moment we walked in the door, Buddy and his staff made us feel like we were staying with friends! The room was immaculate and spacious. Our bathroom was spotless and huge! The electric fireplace in the room was an added bonus. We had a delicious breakfast each morning and were served by the friendliest staff! Cindy offered us great tips on places to visit and was so friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed every moment of our stay and plan to return on our next trip to Portland!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4- it was spacious and felt private as it was on the top floor at the end of the h...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grafton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

If you're looking for warm, friendly people, beautiful, comfortable surroundings and a delicious breakfast to wake up to, look no further. A for effort... Buddy, Cindy and Heather have the best personalities to accommodate guests. We should all learn from them & the world would be a much nicer place. Don't hesitate to make your reservation... Then go & enjoy.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6. It's on the 3rd floor, so you'll have to climb stairs. It's like a...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I rented out the Inn for my wife's 50th Birthday party. Buddy and Cindy made the evening! They put the capital "H" in hospitality. The Inn is in beautiful condition with original fixtures and architectural highlights with large room with plenty of natural light. However, I chose the Inn for my wife's party after meeting with Buddy Marcum and his assistant Cindy. They are the reason I chose the Inn on Carlton.
Robert Carignan
Portland, Maine

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 46 Carleton Street, Portland, ME 04102
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restored 1869 Victorian located in Portland's historic Western Promenade. A short walk to the Portland museum of art, Maine medical, the arts district, the waterfront with shops and fine restaurants. ... more   less 
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Inn On Carleton Hotel Portland
Inn On Carleton Portland, Maine

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