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163 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04102-3813
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#5 of 13 in Portland
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4.8
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4.4
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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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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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Natalie Zises wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York12 contributions
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Just stayed at Blind Tiger for the weekend with my boyfriend. We were looking for a cute spot that had charm but also luxury. We stayed in the room titled Eight Bells, and I didn’t want to leave. I loved the unique design features and thoughtful details throughout the hotel. The beds were so comfortable. Even though they had to alter certain things for corona, I still loved the honor pantry and complimentary tea and coffee offerings. I can’t wait to come back when things go back to “normal” and see the hotel in full swing!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from AbbeyHybl, Public Relations Manager at Blind Tiger
Responded Jul 30, 2020
We are so glad that you were able to get away during this time and that you so enjoyed your time with us in Portland at Blind Tiger! From the charm to the unique design, thoughtful details to the communal pantry, we love hearing about your desire to return. We'll see you again soon!
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TheBeardedGentleman wrote a review Dec 2021
Boston, Massachusetts128 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
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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, Massachusetts28 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
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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Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
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, Kansas22 contributions12 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
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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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mehwaz wrote a review Oct 2021
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions
I booked a 2 night stay in mid September 2021 after multiple visits to the sister property in Salem, Ma the Merchant. I expected the same experience for this boutique hotel chain. I was surprised and disappointed. It did have the same charm and style but that is where it ended. I was on the middle floor where I could here every guest come in the front door and climb the wooden staircase to the top floor, The air conditioner consisted of one unit for a huge room , plugged in next to the bed. If I slept nearest the a/c I was freezing, so I moved to the other side where you got no relief at all. The windows are painted shut or unreachable since the bed is in front of the bay window, ( an uncomfortable feeling but I could have lived with that. ) Black bathroom tiles had drips of a very poor paint job recently done and the shower takes a long time for warm water to reach the 2nd floor. if between the noise of guest above me and the temperature of the room where not such a problem, I may have been able to sleep, as the bed was comfortable. I couldn't and I didn't. Awake most of the night I simply left at 5:00 am and drove back home. if you choose to stay here, for its old world charm do so in the winter and after you have enough to drink not to mind the noise.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Oct 15, 2021
Hello mehwaz, First and foremost, we thank you for experiencing several of our Lark properties. Each one has its own brand of charm so we trust you'll continue exploring! To your stay with us in Portland, while we're glad our unique style and comfortable beds were positives, we apologize that some elements of your room detracted from your comfort. In the future, know that we're committed to ensuring our guests enjoy a great night's stay. While there are realities to our historical building that make perfect sound insulation an impossibility, if you bring your issues to our attention, we're always happy to explore relocating guests to other parts of our property, pending availability. In this case, we were happy to refund you your second night and are excited to share that split AC units are coming to our property this fall to solve temperature concerns. We hope you’ll give us another chance to impress the next time you're looking for a central place to stay in the area. Take care!
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HollyZR wrote a review Oct 2021
Catalina, Arizona67 contributions81 helpful votes
This is a boutique hotel - a refurbished huge mansion. It’s in a quiet location in walking distance to lots of restaurants and sights. We had an awesome room. The only thing that went wrong is that i ate breakfast and got food poisoning. Not sure what it was, but i was terribly ill right after breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Oct 5, 2021
Hi HollyZR, Thank you for your kudos on our location, creative rooms, and more! We’re sorry to hear you felt sick in the morning. While our team takes all precautions to ensure the freshness of what we offer, your comment will be shared to continue fueling our diligence on that front. Portland transforms in late Fall/Winter so consider stopping by again to enjoy an all-new experience. Take care!
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Tk925 wrote a review May 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions7 helpful votes
The Blind Tiger was a revelation in Portland. Located southwest of the downtown area most heavily covered by tourists, it had a more relaxed and elegant feel while still being convenient to most attractions in the area. The Eight Bells room was spacious and comfortable with two armchairs as well as the king bed. For someone who enjoys natural light, it's a great fit, the room was sun-drenched and bright.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded Jun 2, 2021
Hi Tk925, We’re glad our boutique was able to strike the perfect balance of seclusion and being in the middle of the action for you! Thanks for shouting out how much you enjoyed your stay and how your room in particular shined. Our team is counting the seconds until we get to see you again in Portland. Happy travels!
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$356 - $662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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the danforth hotel portland
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United StatesMainePortland
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 BaoBao Dumpling 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 Wadsworth-Longfellow House (0.5 miles), Goddard Mansion (3.0 miles), and Fort Gorges (2.3 miles).