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4.5 out of 5

"The Inn at St. John has real charm. Our room was spacious and had an interesting shape with a bay window. The bathroom was very small but adequate. Th ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 24 Mar 2018

Hotel Description

Victorian B&B near University of Southern Maine

Close to airport

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed B&B, you'll find University of Southern Maine and Portland Museum of Art. Victoria Mansion and Cross Insurance Arena are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This bed & breakfast features free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and free self parking. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. A lobby fireplace, a computer station, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 39 guestrooms boast modern comforts like TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Room (Double bed - shared bath)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$81 per night

Room (Double room, private hall bathroom)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (One twin bed-private hall bath)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub (Private bath)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (1 twin bed shared bath)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Room (Queen Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Inn At St John ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Inn At St John

Everyone (10) Couples (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Very quaint B & B with antique furnishings, friendly staff

Posted by on May 5, 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff was nice and accommodating, Room was clean and cute. It had a great old time feel.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019

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5 out of 5
This is a unique hotel with charm and character! The staff is friendly and will work hard to make your stay pleasent. I will stay here whenever I come back to Portland.

Posted by , from Virginia Beach on Mar 2, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019

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5 out of 5
We really loved our stay. Very friendly staff, convenient location despite not begin in the heart of it all. The other guests at the hotel also all seemed very cool and nice. We loved how friendly they were to our dog. Our only complaint is that our hotel room door was very hard to lock, sometimes taking up to five minutes to get closed.

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018

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5 out of 5
Pros: The hospitality of the staff and the character of the building and room appointments
Cons: I have no complaints.
Location: If you are energetic the walk downtown is certainly doable. We took a Lyft because it was snowing and cold.
The Inn at St. John has real charm. Our room was spacious and had an interesting shape with a bay window. The bathroom was very small but adequate. The staff was lovely. The stairs to the second floor were steep (this is an old building), so be prepared.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2018

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4 out of 5

Don't overlook here!

What a wonderful and quaint place full of charm!! I was unsure as I did totally online but was quite happy. Only downside is no elevator and many stairs. If you call maybe they'd put you on lower floor. I will definitely go back!!

Posted by , from pembroke, ma on Feb 28, 2017

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4 out of 5

Cute European Style Hotel

Pros: Our room was comfortable, the continental breakfast in the morning was convenient, and the cookies and coffee/tea in the lobby were nice touches.
Location: The bar/pizza joint right across the street was convenient when we arrived into town late, and had a very friendly/knowledgeable staff.
The Inn at St. John was very comfortable, convenient, and affordable. It's not directly in the center of town, but it is a short (15 mins.) walk away. It's also pretty central to the airport and bus/train stations. The staff was friendly and accommodating.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

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4 out of 5
Pros: Coziness and charm
Cons: The shared bathroom was kind of awkward.
Location: within driving distance to attractions
Nice comfortable hotel. No more to add. No more to add. No more to add. No more to add. No more to add. No more to add.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very clean

I thought the Inn at St. John was very nice. The Victorian decor was a charming and welcome change when compared to the more modern hotels I've been to in my life. The place was incredibly clean which I appreciated; you could eat off the floor it was so spotless. There are 2 details that future travelers should know and that I wish I knew before I booked my room. 1.) The stairways are steep, narrow, and labyrinthian. Thank goodness I only had a small weekend bag and that they had signs or I never would've found the lobby again (yes, I'm directionally challenged). 2.) The showers in the bathrooms are teeny tiny. Like broom closet sized or smaller. If you're 5'6" or taller you're going to have a bad time, and if you're 6' or more fuhgeddaboutit. I had to crouch and the water came out in a trickle---not good for a tall woman with a thick head of hair. Other than that I thought the place was great and the price was very reasonable. I'd give it an 8/10 and would consider staying there again if I'm ever in Portland.

Posted by , from Massachusetts on Nov 25, 2015

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Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Inn At St John also features coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Victorian Portland bed & breakfast.

  • 39 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1897
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport) (4.8 km / 3 mi)
  • Train station: Portland Transportation Center (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Inn At St John offers 39 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Portland bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets: USD 10.00 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Inn St John Portland
  • St John Portland

You should know

  • Alcohol isn't served at Inn At St John.