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“Just what you want in a B&B”
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Inn On Carleton
Ranked #4 of 12 Portland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reading, Massachusetts
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436 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Just what you want in a B&B”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

A very high quality B & B. The staff provided friendly service evident from the moment we arrived and continued throughout the stay. The room we stayed in was large and well appointed. The bathroom was updated and had a large walk-in shower. The whole inn ( former sea captain's residence) was well maintained inside and out. The front parlor was charming and comfortable. A hearty breakfast was provided in the dinning room and again the friendly service was evident. Parking was provided for a limited number of cars. The location was convenient to downtown Portland. Portland itself is a vibrant place with great restaurants. Had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Goshen, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

The combination of friendly staff, spacious rooms, and delectable meals our stay was more than we could have hoped! Take the time to meet Cindy, she's a delight, and sit down for one of Buddy's amazing breakfasts. We cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed March 2014
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We loved this place. Buddy & Cindy (we didn't meet the other person on the team) were extremely friendly and welcoming. The Inn is beautiful and so tastefully decorated. We slept so good we missed out on breakfast the first day, but the one we did make it for was delicious. The location is great with or without car (easy parking but lots of places nearby if you're only on foot). We would definitely come back to this Inn.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Brooklin, Maine
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had a lovely visit to the Inn on Carleton. The room was beautiful and extremely comfortable. Breakfast was served in the breakfast room. Our choices for breakfast were delicious.
There was an incredible attention to detail in both service and decor.
The location is walking distance to the art museum and restaurants.
The staff were incredibly helpful and anticipated any needs.
It was a wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Inn on Carleton is just excellent.
The rooms are cute and clean. The whole inn has a charming old-fashioned feel to it, but "old-fashioned" definitely does not mean "outdated." Everything was nice and in good working order.
The staff are SO friendly! They were very helpful and accommodating.

Room Tip: I can only speak to the quality of Room #6- it was great!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

First Bed & Breakfast experience...and I can't wait to book a trip back!! Breakfast was top notch & accommodating, Inn was cozy and service was spectacular! Stayed in Room 4, but peaked in most of the rooms and they all looked great. Inn is a mile from the center of town, but perfect distance to be able to walk off meals from Fisherman's Grille, Duck Fat, Street & Co., and Fore street. Inn on Carleton is a must if visiting Portland, Maine.

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North Carolina
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Where to being? The location? Perfect. The rooms? Lovely. The breakfast? Delicious. The staff? Likely the best I've encountered. Thank you to Cindy, Dillon, and Buddy for a wonderful stay that made it very difficult to leave snowy Portland. I look forward to future trips for both work and pleasure.

Room Tip: I don't think you can go wrong here. Loved Room 5.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Inn On Carleton
Address: 46 Carleton St, Portland, ME 04102-3226
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn On Carleton 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restored 1869 Victorian located in Portland's historic Western Promenade. A short walk to the Portland museum of art, Maine medical, the arts district, the waterfront with shops and fine restaurants. ... more   less 
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