The inn is impeccably decorated and impressive upon arrival. Looks are deceiving, because the real core of a B&B is both hospitality and comfort. Hospitality is in short supply here; where are the "Innkeepers"?
Upon arrival, we walked around the beautiful common area looking to check in. The Innkeeper of the day was on her computer, finally saying "I should stop being rude to you now" and proceeded to do an adequate job of check-in- never to be seen again. In fact in the two days of our stay we did not see the same person twice. The hopitality like the decor seemed a bit staged. The real disappointment came in the comfort of the stay. The air-conditioning is a constant annoyance that made it almost impossible to sleep. The sinks in both the rooms we stayed in had cracked bowls. The paint is peeling on the baseboard in our current room. The door threshold in the suite room has a protruding finish nail that can do serious damage. In general the breakfast was good and the morning staff was pleasant. The location has a nice neighborhood, but is not in practical walking distance to the main attractions. We have a lot of experince with B&Bs and are sorry to write this kind of review, but the Pomegranite is overpriced, lacks welcoming spirt and hospitality. We cannot recommend a stay here and would not come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arty and eclectic boutique Portland Maine inn. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pomegranate Hotel Portland
- Pomegranate Inn Portland, Maine