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Mercury Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   273 State Street, Portland, ME 04101 (Formerly Parkside Parrot Inn)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 Portland B&B and Inns
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Poughkeepsie, New York
2 reviews
“Great place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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 king size bed, window bed/seat and private bathroom. The room was quiet and I loved that it had well working WIFI and AC. The bed was comfortable and was topped with lots of cozy blankets.

The inn is also close to local restaurants so it was very easy to walk to and from dinner. I also liked they had parking on premises so I didn't have to worry about street parking.

I would highly recommend staying at the Mercury Inn if you are looking for an affordable and quaint B&B experience.

Room Tip: There is not elevator in the house so you will have to walk up 1 or 2 flights of stairs to get to yo...
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Green Features: They provided eco friendly bath products and used energy saving AC's.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Salem, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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 Jake were very gracious hosts, the breakfast every morning was different from the usual coffee and danish. I enjoyed the healthy and tasty choices available. Also enjoyable was the stress-free parking. We parked on arrival and didn't need the car again until we checked out. There some small things that could have been better, but not substantial enough to complain about. Overall, a pleasure to stay here. Would definitely do it again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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 took advantage of the tea in the communal area, but found it to be less inviting than other communal areas we've seen in other B&B's. No snacks either!

The breakfast was good, with great coffee, delicious bread, yogurt, and a nice baked egg dish. We were a little confused as to why there was no juice or fresh fruit provided.

Overall, we had a nice experience, and cost effective, given the lower room rate than other local B&B's.

Room Tip: Room #7 was a little tight for two people, especially with the double bed. The slanted ceiling real...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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 from staying in the two-room suite with private bath the first night. Pro tip: the hot and cold faucets are reversed in the small room's bath, and the bath plug was missing - no worries, I made a makeshift tub stopper out of one of the provided eco drinking cups and a washcloth, because I'm the MacGuyver of baths (I just checked and that's something that's never been said on the internet before). But enough about me. Go to Portland because it rules. And when you go there, stay here.

Room Tip: Go for the suite! And if you end up in the small room, remember my tips about the bath!
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Green Features: Kudos to Jake and Tim for their commitment to sustainability. I'd like to see them go one step further and source their bath products from local makers.
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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....

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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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
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mercury Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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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Also Known As:
Wild Iris Hotel Portland
Mercury Inn Portland, Maine

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