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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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.
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.…
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.