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#5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
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4.7
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Enjoy a stylish, luxurious getaway in Portland, Maine. Our eclectic inn offers 8 unique & comfy rooms to choose from. You'll be delighted by the delicious breakfasts, amazing location near shops and restaurants & more. An exceptional art collection blends with thoughtful, gourmet, small-plates breakfasts and a truly unique vibe. Housed in a three-story Italianate mansion dating from 1889, Pomegranate Inn is like no other Bed & Breakfast you've experienced. Contemporary mixes with traditional in the inspired setting of Portland's lovely West End. Close to this vibrant New England city's Arts District and bustling Old Port, yet quietly set among lovely homes.
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Departure43862 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Their reservation requires cancellation by phone, but doesn't give you a phone number. When you do call, you can't talk to anyone. An automated message sends you to voicemail. We're still awaiting a callback. But given that we only booked yesterday and our reservation is for 5 days from now, we're probably out of luck anyway. Most other hotels require only 24 hr notice.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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VoyageursUSA wrote a review Sep 2022
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania196 contributions118 helpful votes
We stayed at the Pomegranate Inn on two previous occasions several years ago, and loved our experience: a charming, beautifully decorated and well maintained property, and delicious breakfasts. Not this time. We think that there is a new owner, who seemed overwhelmed by running and maintaining a quality inn. Our stay in the Carriage House was very disappointing. The floor was badly in need of refinishing, the rug was frayed and dirty, the draperies need replacing, and the window air conditioner was old and noisy. The bed was comfortable, the shower was good, and the towels were of good quality. Breakfast was extremely disappointing and scant. The cost of our accommodation far exceeded the value of what we received. It is said that you get what you pay for. Unfortunately, we did not!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Lexi wrote a review Sep 2022
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The Pomegranate Inn is a significant historic house in a quiet neighborhood of other historic houses, Decorated in a colorful “shabby chic” style, the rooms are distinctive and showcase the owner’s artistic style. We stayed in the carriage house, which is separate from the main inn and had its own private outside sitting area. The carriage house could certainly use some updating but we enjoyed its quirkiness and found it to be very comfortable. As owners of a 200+ year old house, we know firsthand the challenges of restoring and keeping up an old house and while the inn is not restored to perfection, it is so much more appealing than the standard chain hotels in downtown Portland. We found the breakfasts delicious and filling and appreciated the famous Holy Doughnut the innkeeper provided us on our last morning, The inn is close to everything in Portland and perfectly reflected the uniqueness of Portland itself.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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01945 wrote a review Aug 2022
Hernandez, New Mexico18 contributions
I fail to understand the positive reviews for this place unless they are solicited, paid reviews. My wife and I travel fairly often and although I rarely provide reviews, I feel compelled to do so in the case of this so-called ‘inn’. We encountered so many issues it is difficult to know where to begin. First, my wife and I stayed in the carriage house. The first thing we noticed was the air conditioner. Not only was the air conditioner barely functional and noisy, the red filter light was on. I removed the filter and it was absolutely filthy; I spent a half hour cleaning the filter in the sink. Next, and not least the bathroom sink was cracked, tiles in bathroom were cracked, the bathroom pocket door needed repair and was off the rollers and the infrared bathroom timer did not work. In addition the patio door also needed to be replaired or most likely replaced as it did not slide smoothly. Secondly, my sister and her friend stayed in the main house second floor, number 8. The chandelier did not work and the hair dryer did not work. Thirdly, breakfast was particularly disappointing. For the price we paid, we expected a fairly substantial breakfast. Instead we were served small dishes of (supermarket) yogurt with some fruit and pan fried previously frozen pierogis in some gloppy sauce from a can or jar. This was absolutely appalling. If I had been the owner of this so called inn, I would never have served anything of such poor quality. How much could it possibly cost to have served omelettes to order, fruit, pastry, yougurt, juice choices? If perogies are to to be served they should at least be either made fresh in the kitchen or purchased fresh. Fourthly, and lastly, not only was no one at the inn when we arrived, there was no one at the inn to voice our concerns. Our checkout consisted of leaving the keys in the front foyer. Needless to say, we will not return.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Stay away from this place
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FreqTravStockholm wrote a review Jun 2022
Stockholm30 contributions15 helpful votes
This hotel is not like others. It is located in a historical home in a very calm and beautiful residential areas with plenty of similar historical buildings. Pomegranate Inn has a very personal interior decoration designed by a previous owner with an obvious interest in art. It is original without being over-decorated. The parlor is very cosy and offers coffee and lemonade in the afternoon. The hostess Deborah is incredibly friendly and welcoming and makes sure that everyone has all they need. The breakfast is stylish and very tasty. Can really be recommended! So much better value for the money than in the larger chains.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Andrea wrote a review Nov 2021
New York City, New York19 contributions8 helpful votes
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I could not more highly recommend the Pomegranate Inn, and everyone who makes it special. My husband and I escaped to Portland for a few nights in Oct 2021, desperate for a change of pace during the pandemic, and stumbled across the Inn on a Condé Nast list of cool places to stay. It looked like a cool, quaint, and personal spot, and the experience was every bit of this and more. The Milikin suite was incredibly spacious, including a separate room full of sun-soaked windows where we could lounge, do yoga, or sit and enjoy the scrumptious chocolate cake(!) that the Innkeeper surprised us with for my husband's birthday. The leaves were changing just outside the windows, so the cobblestones were carpeted with yellow. And the quirky artwork and design throughout the premises meant our eyes were never bored––we could have spent more time inside the Inn and felt like we were living in a storybook. As it was, we used it as a perfect home base to walk around and explore Portland: catch a ferry, stroll on the East End, and visit friends. But what we looked forward to most were the breakfasts in the morning and the cookies at night. Debbie, the Innkeeper, was amazing, and kind, and always had something delicious up her sleeve. The homemade whipped shortbread cookies with maple rum icing were a personal fave, as was the triple cream yogurt with berries, fluffy eggs and asparagus (I don't even like asparagus, but she made the combo delicious) and basically anything that Debbie baked. I'm honestly baffled by other reviews that questioned the breakfast. It's possible they visited at a time when COVID when really affecting services. But as a picky eater and avid world traveler, I can only profess that I was delighted. I would come back in a heartbeat, and hope to be able to again soon. Till then, I will dream about maple rum icing.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Milikin Suite is great because of the extra sun room.
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Response from Pomegranate Inn, Owner at Pomegranate Inn
Responded Dec 6, 2021
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us know about you stay with us. Portland is a treasure to behold. And the Pomegranate Inn holds a special place in those who visit. That maple rum icing was a new twist to my favorite whipped shortbread cookies. It appears to be a success making people eat more than just one. I truly enjoy providing our guests with a special place to visit and make sure they are part of our family.
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patrickandsusan wrote a review Oct 2021
Spokane Valley, Washington6 contributions
Architecturally stunning old inn eclectically decorated by an art dealer in a tony tree lined quiet neighborhood dotted with gorgeous mansions. Walkable to best of Portland. Innkeeper helpful & welcoming upon arrival. Breakfast was meh- not at all the promoted “gourmet experience” and baked goods were store bought. We were told this was due to staff shortages. We splurged to stay here so this was a disappointmen.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Pomegranate Inn, Owner at Pomegranate Inn
Responded Oct 25, 2021
Good Morning and thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. When we anticipated opening in May the breakfast menus were planned with having a full staff on board. When the employment activity continued to wane we had to switch to a scaled down menu but still provide nourishing breakfasts with self service buffet versus being served by our hostess. If I remember correctly your first morning breakfast and if I may quote you, "Was sublime". All the cookies are made in the kitchen. As always we take your concerns and comments and utilize them to improve.
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Journey4two wrote a review Oct 2021
166 contributions109 helpful votes
Good: Quaint place in a very quiet neighborhood away from the noisy downtown. Friendly innkeeper and staff. Stayed 2 nights in Millikan Suite (2nd floor). Very roomy suite. Comfortable bed. Bad: The place is a bit faded and can use a refresh/remodel. The bathroom definitely could use some touch up/remodel. (BTW, ask the staff to show you how to activate the overhead shower. It can be tricky initially. The directions are also inside the medicine cabinet next to the shower tub. It’s good that this place is in a quiet neighborhood away from downtown, but it also means you either have to drive the 1.5 miles into downtown (and look for parking), or walk (which we enjoyed doing). We were disappointed in the breakfast. It wasn’t terribly bad or anything, but the breakfast depicted in the photos are not even close to what was actually served. The coffee was good though. This shouldn’t be a surprise as this is an old Victorian home, so there are no elevators, so you have to carry your luggage upstairs. A good workout if you’re on the third floor. Final thought: Would we stay here again? Frankly, we weren’t greatly impressed, so probably not. We tend to agree with the past reviews that opined that this place may be living off of its old glory days.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Aside from their driveway where 3 cars can park, you can park on the streets.
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Response from Pomegranate Inn, Owner at Pomegranate Inn
Responded Oct 25, 2021
Thank you for taking time out to give us feedback on your stay with us. Per our Web site we describe the Pomegranate as "Shabby Chic" in decor and atmosphere. The Art, the colors, adding old with new for an eclectic style. As with all of Portland and the rest of the country, staffing has been a major hiccup in the day to day operation of an Inn. Our initial plans were to have sit down breakfasts served by our hostess. Plans had to change and we provided small plate, buffet style dining. Our plans for the off season is to refresh several areas of the Inn including the bathrooms. We take all our guests comments seriously in order for us to improve our services to you.
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pconrad02 wrote a review Oct 2021
Zionsville, Indiana103 contributions36 helpful votes
We only stayed one night, but fully enjoyed our stay. Nice quiet street, lined with historic homes. Not too far from the arts district and a little longer to the waterfront. Some of the best yogurt I ever had for breakfast!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Pomegranate Inn, Owner at Pomegranate Inn
Responded Oct 25, 2021
Thank you for taking time out of your day to let us know how we are doing. Yes, the yogurt we serve is amazing. It is like eating vanilla ice cream for breakfast. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. And look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Dennis S wrote a review Oct 2021
Las Vegas20 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our stay at the Pomegranate Inn. Our host was so welcoming and the cookies were fabulous. I also have to mention the breakfast which was out of this world. This is a great place to stay in Portland. We can’t say enough good things about it.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking was plentiful and easy.
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Response from Pomegranate Inn, Owner at Pomegranate Inn
Responded Oct 25, 2021
Every single review gives us feedback on how we are doing. Thank you for letting us know that we are made your stay enjoyable. Portland is a lovely city and we are so glad to be a part of it.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pomegranate Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Pomegranate Inn?
Nearby attractions include Hadlock Field (0.6 miles), Portland Museum of Art (0.6 miles), and Victoria Mansion (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pomegranate Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and street parking.
Which room amenities are available at Pomegranate Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Pomegranate Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pomegranate Inn?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pomegranate Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Isa Bistro, Empire Chinese Kitchen, and The Green Elephant.
Are there any historical sites close to Pomegranate Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Wadsworth-Longfellow House (0.8 miles), Goddard Mansion (3.3 miles), and Fort Gorges (2.7 miles).