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163 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04102-3813
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#4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
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jessicaandtyler2021 wrote a review Jun 2022
Orange County, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Blind Tiger exceeded all expectations! From service, which was so kind and gracious, to the food available, to the gorgeous decor, to the comfort of our beds! I mean they had a sound machine in the room, that’s so thoughtful!!! I slept better here than I do at my own home. The breakfast was phenomenal. We were craving blueberry pie one day, and when we got to the hotel we saw they had blueberry tarts out for a treat!! We had to cancel one night of our trip sadly due to the chaos of airlines right now, and Blind Tiger was so understanding and able to accommodate us. I can’t wait to come back. My husband and I just loved the location, atmosphere, and again the yummy food and kind hosts. Thank you!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Jun 23, 2022
Hi jessicaandtyler2021, It's an honor to hold such a special place in your heart and we thank you for sharing these kind words. Our team takes pride in ensuring that guests feel well taken care of and we are happy that we had the opportunity to spoil you. Until your next Lark!
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Jenny_and_Cricket wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York21 contributions4 helpful votes
Blind Tiger, besides being everything you see on their site is very welcoming with deep attention to detail and an amazing breakfast! Super friendly and a highlight of our trip. The wood burning fireplace was a amazing and just cool enough on two nights to use it! A second floor sunroom for coffee in the morning was great. It’s a very special place. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Jun 7, 2022
Hi Jenny_and_Cricket, Happy that your stay offered everything that you were looking for and more. We are honored to have earned a special place in your heart and want you to know that you've earned a spot in ours as well. Hurry back soon!
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Joan Brunson wrote a review Jun 2022
Alexandria, Louisiana1 contribution
We came for an overnight stay but wish we had been able to stay longer. The Blind Tiger staff were super accommodating and friendly. The hotel has the right mix between feeling like a B&B (warm, intimate spaces in an elegant 1823 home setting) and a boutique hotel (modern amenities and bathrooms). The bed linens were noticeably comfortable as was the bed. The rooms have blackout shutters and the streets were quiet. They have a stocked pantry with an espresso machine always available. There were lots of local artisanal snacks and beverages in the pantry for their guests. The renovations of this 200 year old home were exquisitely designed and they have off street parking on the property. This gets a 5 star rating from me!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from A C, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Jun 7, 2022
Hi joanbrunson, Staying in a property as historic as ours is a unique experience and we are honored that you chose to spend your time in Portland with us. We take great pride in offering guests everything that they need to make the most of their time exploring the city, and we trust that our stocked pantry helped to keep you fueled and refreshed throughout the day. It would be a joy to help you coordinate your next reservation, and we invite you to give us a call. Anxiously awaiting your return!
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Helene129 wrote a review May 2022
Chicago area, Illinois16 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent two nights at Blind Tiger, in the room named "Green Eyes" and loved it. Super comfortable king bed, working fireplace, plenty of storage space, quiet neighborhood yet walking distance to all attractions. Staff is friendly and helpful. We enjoyed hanging out in the living room area in the afternoon and helping ourselves to the free plentiful snacks and beverages. Breakfast is a nice Continental buffet. Overnight oats were super yummy. Be aware there is no elevator—not a problem for us but good to know.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jun 1, 2022
Hi Helene129, Loved spending time with you during your visit to Portland and we thank you for sharing this review. Our team takes great pride in ensuring that every detail is carefully considered, and we are elated to learn that you appreciated the breakfast and complimentary treats available throughout the day. Our time together felt way too short. Let's stay friends!
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Nora S wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel was very charming, in a great location, and very comfortable. Stayed in the Bon Vivant so that our son could sleep on the pull out couch. Plenty of space, great view, and lots of light. The 24/7 self-service snack/drink pantry was a really nice touch that we appreciated and made good use of. Hotel staff, Nicolette and Tammara, really made the visit excellent--got our room ready early and prepared for our 3 year old, and set out a special early breakfast for our child every morning. They gave great recommendations and just pushed the visit over the top to an excellent and relaxing stay. Would definitely stay there or in another Lark property in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Apr 5, 2022
Hi noras808, It sounds like your Blind Tiger experience was out of this world, in no small part because of the fabulous service extended by Nicolette and Tammara. Thank you for sharing that feedback and for sharing your family with our property during your time in Portland. We look forward to blowing your expectations out of the water anytime you choose to settle in again, whether it be with us or at any of the other Lark properties across the country. All the best!
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TheBeardedGentleman wrote a review Dec 2021
Boston, Massachusetts138 contributions68 helpful votes
My spouse and I arrived late in the evening and were pleasantly received. The hotel/home is wonderfully decorated and has great amenities to keep you comfy and satiated. The staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Dec 29, 2021
Hello, It was a pleasure welcoming you and your partner to Blind Tiger! We’re glad that everything from our décor to our homey amenities made your stay special. Our team loved caring for you and looks forward to seeing you back during your next Portland adventure. Take care!
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Brian R wrote a review Nov 2021
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We stayed at the Blind Tiger for 2 nights starting on Monday October 4th. The place is nothing more than an overpriced, run down old house with zero hospitality. Absolutely recommend you stay anywhere else in Portland (and there are other very nice options). There was no staff on site when we arrived. Our check-in documents were taped to the back door when we arrived. The room was very smokey when we arrived because the wood-burning fireplace had not been cleaned. Even though it was freezing cold, we slept with the windows open to aerate the room. Despite this, all of our clothing and suitcases smelled like smoke by the time we left. We searched but there was never an on-site manager that we could find on property. There was always a sign in the office window that the manager “was away from the office”. The bed was very old and uncomfortable so don’t expect a good night’s sleep. The room was dark, dingy and dirty. DO NOT RELY ON THEIR WEBSITE PHOTOS, THESE ARE NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ACTUAL PROPERTY. Photos we took of the actual property attached.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Nov 28, 2021
Hello Brian, Thank you for joining us and for sharing your feedback. Our “guesthouse” is, by design, very different than a traditional hotel in that we aim to share an authentic Portland experience that is akin to staying with a family member or friend. We apologize if that motif didn’t align with your expectations. To your comment on staff presence, we’re working to do more with less during these unique times which often asks the wonderful people that keep our property operational to leave their post and assist elsewhere as needed. Again, we apologize if this put a damper on your visit. Your feedback will be discussed internally and will help inform how best to prioritize resources and processes to create more consistent experiences for those that join us. We wish you the absolute best in your future travels and welcome you to stop by again when in the area. Take care!
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motags wrote a review Nov 2021
Northborough, Massachusetts30 contributions14 helpful votes
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Fabulous stay. This is a charming place. Everything was near perfection. Spacious and comfortable room. Loved the decor. The common rooms are bright and inviting. And the entire Inn is immaculately clean. We could have a fire in our room; were offered an endless amount of snacks, drink, even libations from their pantry. Breakfast was fantastic with plenty of options. Good location, also. My husband and I have visited many Inns throughout New England, and this is one of the very best, hands down. We would highly recommend. It’s a “can’t miss” place to stay. Looking forward to our next getaway here.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Free parking on the premises. Good location so bring your walking shoes.
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Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Nov 23, 2021
Hey Motags, What kind words! We treasure the uniqueness of our property so knowing that it resonated with you via features like our in-room fireplaces, delicious snack selection, and more is a treat. Thank you for settling in with us and know that we can’t wait to have you back at Blind Tiger or any of our other Lark properties across the country. Take care!
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Aileen B wrote a review Nov 2021
New York City, New York16 contributions32 helpful votes
Stayed at the Blind Tiger for two nights in early October. We've been to lots of very high end travel destination/brands throughout the world with tremendous experiences. Portland was just a Fall driving destination, but have to say that this Lark property exceeded our expectations in many ways and will be remembered as a stand-out. We were charmed by its friendliness, attention to detail, property design, and overall vibe. The hotel is small (9 rooms) but very comfortable. Common spaces are beautifully executed and our room (Eight Bells) was large, very clean, and bright. Yes, there was a bit of noise from other rooms, and we would have loved to have a functioning bar and eatery (thanks, Covid, not) but the support from the staff (in particular Christina at check in who mapped out all our eating choices for us), the simple but effective breakfast bar, the morning warmth from the fireplaces, and entire ambience made up for those hopefully temporary inconveniences. Great West End location out of the tourist path but convenient to downtown. We parked the car and walked everywhere. On our last morning, we met Peter who we had thought was another guest working remotely in the common spaces but who turned out to be associated with the hotel. After he offered assistance with luggage and gave helpful directions to our next location on our drive, we finally learned - only after asking -- that Peter is the CEO of the entire Lark hotel group. Awesome and refreshing that a place with such character has management equal to that character and it clearly impacts the excellent service level and hospitality at the property. We will definitely return and seek out other Lark properties in our future travels.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded Nov 9, 2021
Hey Aileen, What awesome feedback and how great that you were able to bump into Peter during your time in Portland! We take a ton of pride in providing guests with unique, authentic, and homey stays in all of our properties across the country. It warms us to know that charm stacked up against the glitz you’ve experienced at higher-end places. All of your kudos mean the world to us, especially those highlighting Christina and the rest of our team’s excellence. We can’t wait to see you back in Portland or at any one of our many other Lark properties. Wishing you the best!
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FirstFam wrote a review Oct 2021
Lawrence, Kansas23 contributions13 helpful votes
I’m sorry we didn’t have more time at the Blind Tiger. We had a very early flight out and it was only 15 minutes from the airport which was so convenient . The Inn is stunning and has many extras for guests. The manager went out of her way to pack a to-go breakfast for us. The Inn is within close walking distance to the main historic part of Portland with many restaurant options.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Oct 20, 2021
Hello Lisa, We loved welcoming you to our home here in Portland and were beyond happy to make sure you were able to leave with breakfast. While we share in your wish that you had more time with us, we’re glad the moments we shared left an awesome impression. A big thank you from all of us here at Blind Tiger. We hope to see you back soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blind Tiger
Which popular attractions are close to Blind Tiger?
Nearby attractions include Portland Museum of Art (0.3 miles), Victoria Mansion (0.2 miles), and One Longfellow Square (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blind Tiger?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Blind Tiger?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Blind Tiger?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blind Tiger?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blind Tiger?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Green Elephant, Becky's Diner, and Little Tap House.
Is Blind Tiger located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Portland.
Are there any historical sites close to Blind Tiger?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Wadsworth-Longfellow House (0.5 miles), Goddard Mansion (3.0 miles), and Fort Gorges (2.3 miles).