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The Inn on Carleton

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46 Carleton St, Portland, ME 04102-3226
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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
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Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
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English, Japanese
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Beautiful B&B around the corner from the center of town, perfect location with gastronomic delights minutes from the front door. Jim is an incredible host, so kind and accommodating, his staff kind and efficient. The food is a WOW, the rooms are lovely each with a different feel. The sheets-couldn't get myself out of bed. I look forward to coming back in the summer so that we can enjoy the beautiful back yard. I can't imagine staying anywhere else, spring, summer or winter!
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Response from tioc4604102, Owner at The Inn on Carleton
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear darla500, I am so happy that we "wowed" you...that is our goal!! It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we thank you for sharing your experience at The Inn on Carleton with others. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Maine. Kind regards, Jim
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Property's Favorite Review
We have stayed at many B&B's over the years, and this is clearly one of the best, starting with the hospitality of innkeeper Jim, From the time you enter the door, you know it is going to be special - tasteful decor and beautifully set dining table. What is even better, are the breakfasts served - not only delicious, but beautifully presented. In addition to the 2 course breakfast, there were also homemade muffins or other breakfast breads available. Homemade cookies are set out in afternoon. We were in Room 6 on third floor, which was a perfect size, beautiful furniture with plenty of drawers and a large closet. Bathroom was spacious, with a nice dresser with mirror and drawers, nice large shower. There is a beautiful garden in the back. Quiet neighborhood​, with several attractions and good restaurants within walking distance. We had a car, which was convenient, but also took advantage of Uber on one occasion. The Inn on Carleton and Jim made our 4 night vacation perfect!
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Response from tioc4604102, Owner at The Inn on Carleton
Responded Sep 16, 2019
Dear Lynn B, Thank you for the kind words and thoughtfully written review of your recent stay at The Inn On Carleton. It was truly a pleasure having you two as our guests during your visit to Portland. It is gratifying to see you point out so many of the details we strive to deliver to our guests. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate your sharing your stay with other travelers and hope to have an opportunity to host you on your next visit to Maine. Kind regards, Jim
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Jim was GREAT! My girlfriend and I were only in town for one night and can't wait to go back and stay at The Inn on Carleton. The place is immaculate, Jim was very welcoming. Unfortunately we missed breakfast because we overslept. But that happens when the beds are as comfortable as they were. I can't wait to try breakfast next time. (Sorry Jim for missing the breakfast!) Street parking was plentiful so no issues there. We Uber'd due to weather but the Old Port isn't too far a walk on a nice night. Thanks for a great stay Jim and thank you again for the great "eats" recommendation, the Mash TUN was fantastic! We will certainly be back!
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Response from tioc4604102, Owner at The Inn on Carleton
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Dear jusprescott, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Inn on Carleton. You will definitely have to come back and make sure you include our breakfast service in your stay! It's great to hear that you enjoyed our beds and recommendations. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests. Thank you for sharing your experience with others! Kind regards, Jim
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Jim was a wonderful host. House was in order, always inviting. Great snacks, great meals. Coffee and tea at the ready. Nice old house with everything working. Felt safe. Great recommendations for food and drink. Overall wonderful time.
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Response from tioc4604102, Owner at The Inn on Carleton
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Dear Jbpill, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience at The Inn on Carleton with others. I am so happy that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our food, amenities, and home. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Portland! Kind regards, Jim
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I found the Inn on Trip Advisor. Booked directly with the Inn while visiting the web site. Perfect location, right around the corner from some wonderful eateries! Wish we had more time & better weather to explore the neighborhood. We were greeted warmly when we arrived & Jim showed us around & filled us in on his go to restaurants in the neighborhood. The Inn itself is beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. The peanut butter cookies were amazing as was the breakfast, blueberry pancakes with lemon curd & bacon! Nice selections of teas & coffee available all day. Thanks so much for making our short but sweet visit perfect!
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Response from tioc4604102, Owner at The Inn on Carleton
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Dear Carrsteve, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your short stay with us at The Inn on Carleton! I really enjoyed meeting you both and having you as our guests. Thank you for sharing your experience with others and please do come back and stay longer next time. Kind regards, Jim
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$130 - $333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesMainePortland
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 Tandem Coffee and Bakery, Boda, and Hot Suppa.
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.