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1 Walnut St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7358
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Lewiston
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At the Inn at the Agora, you will be treated to comfortable well-appointed rooms with private baths and luxurious linens. Welcome the day on our lovely wraparound front porch. Wind down for your evening by relaxing in our elegant parlor. Challenge a friend to a favorite game in our well-stocked game room. At the Inn at the Agora, you will discover an infusion of modern luxury in historical surroundings. Enjoy complementary Wifi under the 12-foot ceilings of a 19th century mansion. Relax in the courtyard beside the former St. Patrick's Church, Maine's tallest structure. Walk to a show at the Public Theatre or the Franco Center and pop in for dinner at one of our community's excellent local restaurants. Each guest room provides WIFI, cable TV, quality bath amenities, hair dryer, alarm clock, writing desk, ample lighting, comfortable rocking chair, plush bathrobes and slippers, and evening turn down service. Each room also provides a complimentary breakfast voucher redeemable at one of two local restaurants, both in walking distance. Located in the heart of Lewiston, Maine, the Inn at the Agora overlooks historic Kennedy Park, where Presidential nominee John Kennedy spoke on November 7, 1960. At nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, this quintessential masterpiece was built in the mid-1800s by Captain Albert Kelsey and later purchased by the Roman Catholic Church as the rectory to St. Patrick's Church. The Inn at the Agora provides travelers a central location in Maine's second largest metropolitan area coupled with luxury amenities and all the comforts of home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Chapel / shrine
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Sharon Biron wrote a review Jun 2020
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Historic building, formerly the Kelsey Mansion/ Vestry for St. Patrick's church circa 1850. Stairway, rooms, & Each suite in this unique reasonably priced hotel has fab original architectural details!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Billie-Innkeeper, Owner at Inn at the Agora
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review. We love that you enjoyed the history of this magnificent building and hope you can stay with us again once we are able to have all of our amenities open in the future.
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Jeanne A wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Although brief, I had a wonderful stay at the Agora. Billie was more than accommodating. I got some good rest before work. I will definitely make this my go-to for future stays in the area. (I didn't have much cash on me to leave housekeeping a tip, and I felt awful, but I'll make up for it next time). Thank you Billie!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: You may not want to leave ;-)
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Response from Billie-Innkeeper, Owner at Inn at the Agora
Responded Mar 27, 2020
You have no idea how much your review perked me up in the middle of this pandemic. We are glad that we were able to give a healthcare worker the ability to rest, relax and get safely back to work. We need you folks everyday and especially right now. As for the tip... sadly my housekeepers aren’t working right now as I clean the very light customer load we presently have so that we can try to stay healthy... they will definitely appreciate the bump when life starts to be normal again. Next time you stay with us, hopefully you and Wess can get some music time in together as he’s always up to a fun jam session regardless of abilities.
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c_montgomery1459 wrote a review Feb 2020
West Columbia, Texas1 contribution
We showed up without a reservation and little notice and Billie immediately welcomed us. The personal touches throughout the inn were well thought out. The parlor and game room were well stocked as was the snack/coffee pantry. We had planned on staying only one night but decided to stay for 2!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: The rooms were all spacious, well stocked and comfortable.
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Response from Billie-Innkeeper, Owner at Inn at the Agora
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Thank you for the nice review. We put a lot of thought in to “what would we need/want if we were guests?” to help make our guests feel comfortable, so it is always nice when guests appreciate our efforts. I enjoyed meeting you both and hope the rest of your trip was a great success.
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AKSK wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
What a special place! Converted from a rectory and before that a mansion, the inn is steeped in history that the owner is happy to share and it has many beautiful architectural details for anyone that appreciates historic buildings. Rooms are clean, quiet, and comfortable, with great details like robes, slippers, and chocolates on your pillow. Complimentary water, coffee, and snacks, as well as sherry and port if you would like a nightcap. Easy walking distance to restaurants and breweries (Baxter and Bear Bones) even in the winter. Convenient off street parking and beautiful location overlooking the park. Helpful information left in the room for exploring the area. Common areas with games and books. Unique and beautiful event space next door.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Billie-Innkeeper, Owner at Inn at the Agora
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Thank you for the kind review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return.
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gratefultraveler91 wrote a review Jan 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota1 contribution
Lovely place, gracious host. I will return when I need next to travel to Lewiston. Central location, historic building. Walk to the River and enjoy the city’s history. If you need anything, the host will try to assist you.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Billie-Innkeeper, Owner at Inn at the Agora
Responded Jan 26, 2020
Thank you for your kind review. We do try our best to make our guests’ stays as easy as possible for them. We take pride in our beautiful inn and making it feel as much like home as possible with anything needed. You’re right in that all you need to do is ask us if you need anything.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at the Agora
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at the Agora?
Nearby attractions include Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (0.2 miles), Museum L-A (0.3 miles), and Veteran's Park (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at the Agora?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Inn at the Agora?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at the Agora?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn at the Agora?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at the Agora?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Italian Bakery, Fish Bones Grill, and DaVinci's Eatery.
Is Inn at the Agora located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Lewiston.
Are pets allowed at Inn at the Agora?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Inn at the Agora offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.