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46 Carleton St, Portland, ME 04102-3226
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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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
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The epitome of comfort and elegance, The Inn On Carleton is a beautifully restored 1869 grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast located in Portland's historic West End neighborhood. A short walk to the Portland Museum of Art, Maine Medical Center, the Arts District, Old Port, and the Waterfront with shops and fine restaurants. Our six luxurious guest rooms are located on the second and third floors of the historic home. A full two-course, gourmet breakfast is included in with your room and is served in our beautiful dining room. A lovely garden is available during the summer months.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Sophie C wrote a review Nov 2020
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My stay at the Inn on Carleton was the absolute best experience I have had in a long time! Jim was absolutely delightful and incredible helpful. I stayed 2 nights, and the breakfasts were delicious. Jim is so thoughtful and helpful, and was wonderful to be around. The room was adorable, and the amenities were sweet. It is the perfect location to be close enough downtown, without dealing with any noise. Would 10/10 recommend and stay again!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded Nov 25, 2020
Hello SophiecR1530QK, It's so great to hear from you! I'm so glad you found your stay with us at The Inn on Carleton to be the "absolute best experience". Thank you for taking the time to share it with other travelers. Please do come back and stay with us again on your next visit to Portland. It would be wonderful to welcome you back. In the meantime, please stay well and enjoy your holidays! Warm wishes, Jim
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Dorota K wrote a review Sep 2020
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Location - perfect ( two blocks from the center of Portland, two blocks to the Old Port) Residence - beautiful, old, charming home with large and high ceilings rooms, newly updated, tastefully furnished and decorated Suite - spacious, quiet, elegant and very comfortable Snacks (cookies, chips and nuts) in the afternoon and coffee/ large variety of teas available throughout the day Breakfast - delicious and served amazingly The Innkeeper - Jim- professional, respectful, kind, knowledgeable, helpful, let us keep our bicycles in his beautiful, cozy backyard, provided info about great restaurants, coffee/ ice cream shops, as well as landmarks to see in Portland.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from James Smith, Owner at The Inn on Carleton
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Dear 545dorotak, I am so thrilled that you had a wonderful vacation in Portland. It was our pleasure having you as our guests and I appreciate you sharing your experience at The Inn on Carleton with other travelers. We love what we do for our guests and are deeply grateful when so many of our amenities are noticed and appreciated. Please do come back for another visit when you are next in Portland, and please stay well. Warm regards, Jim Innkeeper
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Judy D wrote a review Nov 2020
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My partner and I recently stayed at The Inn on Carleton. We were very impressed with the care given to make sure everything was sanitized. Upon entering hand sanitizers and masks were available for our use. The living area and dining room were decorated perfectly for the season. Our room was immaculate with a cute little electric wood stove for ambience. I fell in love with the bathroom and the little claw foot bathtub, which I enjoyed using. The amenities were displayed with just the creative touch one looks for in a B&B versus a hotel. Breakfast, which consists of pear chai scones, yogurt fruit parfait, Maine blueberry sausage, and pumpkin pancakes, was delicious and served with all the care one wants in this COVID time. The owner was delightful and very accommodating making sure we had everything we needed or wanted. We could not recommend The Inn on Carleton more highly. Treat yourself to a little bit of heaven.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from James Smith, Owner at The Inn on Carleton
Responded Nov 19, 2020
Dear LightPacker13453, I am thrilled that you found your recent experience with us at The Inn on Carleton to be "A Little Bit of Heaven"! The health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority and it's gratifying to know that you found comfort and confidence with our efforts in light of the pandemic. I am also pleased that you enjoyed your room and our breakfast service. Thank you for sharing your stay with other travelers and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Portland. In the interim, please stay well! Kind regards, Jim Innkeeper
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Jim and Dale H wrote a review Oct 2020
Dedham, Massachusetts3 contributions
The Inn is located on a very quiet street and safe neighborhood but close enough to to walk downtown. The Innkeeper, Jim, could not have been more gracious, helpful and hospitable. The Inn is immaculate with lovely decor and crown molding throughout; the guest rooms lovely and comfortable, and the breakfast absolutely delicious. My husband and I would definitely stay here again when we return to Portland.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from James Smith, Owner at The Inn on Carleton
Responded Oct 29, 2020
Dear P8711GPjimh, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your anniversary. I really appreciate your sharing the experience at The Inn on Carleton with other travelers. I am also thrilled that you will stay with us again on your next trip to Portland. It would be our pleasure to host you two once again. In the meantime, congratulations on your anniversary, and please do stay well. Kind regards, Jim
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lvtraveler0389 wrote a review Oct 2020
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BNB's are all about the people and jim is a great host! we stayed 4 nights - clean, comfortable bed, covid safe, snacks, and great breakfasts. The location is good for walking downtown, to the art museum, and the west prominade. safe neighborhood to..
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from James Smith, Owner at The Inn on Carleton
Responded Oct 26, 2020
Dear lvtraveler0389, It was our pleasure hosting you two during your visit to Portland. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us at The Inn on Carleton. You are kind to share your stay with others and I sincerely hope we have an opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Portland. In the meantime, please stay well! Kind regards, Jim
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PRICE RANGE
$154 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn on Carleton
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn on Carleton?
Nearby attractions include One Longfellow Square (0.3 miles), Western Promenade Park (0.3 miles), and Statue of Thomas Brackett Reed (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn on Carleton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Inn on Carleton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn on Carleton?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Inn on Carleton?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn on Carleton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Boda, Hot Suppa, and Tandem Coffee and Bakery.
Is The Inn on Carleton located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Portland.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Inn on Carleton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn on Carleton?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wadsworth-Longfellow House (0.7 miles), Goddard Mansion (3.4 miles), and Fort Gorges (2.6 miles).
Does The Inn on Carleton have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.