Inn at St John

Inn at St John

939 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102, United States
+1 207 773 6481

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About Inn at St John

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Built in 1897, the Inn At St. John is the city’s oldest continuously operated hotel and one of the best in-town Portland hotels in Maine. As a historic Victorian-era building, the Inn At St. John offers a wide array of room styles, all of which are competitively priced and individually appointed. Whether a guest is searching for a romantic luxury accommodation, a lighthearted weekend getaway, a hotel with pet-friendly rooms to accommodate the whole family, or just an economically priced room for an extended stay, the Inn At St. John is exactly the place guests are looking for.

As one of the very few independently owned and operated hotels in the Portland area, visitors will find a completely dedicated staff to ensure that every person’s stay is entirely satisfactory. A great deal of thought has been put into every detail of the Inn, from the classic and elegant decor to the extensive and complimentary continental breakfast offerings. An approach to high standards such as this sets the Inn At St. John apart from their competitors and gives them the confidence that their guests will agree.

Conveniently located on the west side of downtown Portland, the Inn is easily accessible to everything Portland has to offer. With numerous restaurants, shops, art galleries, and night clubs within walking distance, guests are certain to find days filled with delight in Portland. Available attractions include the Portland arts district, brew tours, kayak trips, lighthouses, and beaches, all easily accessed by car or three public transit services.

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Amenities at Inn at St John

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Coffee machine
  • Air-conditioned
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Business center
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Shower chair
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Conditioner


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • 24hr front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV


  • Breakfast included
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Fax


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental

Family friendly

  • Complimentary breakfast

Reviews of Inn at St John

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Location, cleanliness, kind staff, breakfast
Cons:The bathroom was separate, on the hallway. I didn’t mind it though.
9.7 Excellent
Pros:Staff were very friendly and helpful. The Inn itself was quaint and charming. Location was a plus.
9.4 Excellent
Pros:Old world feel but up to date amenities. Large room. Didn't feel like a "hotel". Loved it.
Cons:A little away from the harbor and restaurants. Walk, cab,Uber solves that issue.
9.1 Excellent
Pros:The friendly and helpful staff, and the ambience. And the price.
Cons:I agree with a previous reviewer that the bed was not as comfortable as it could be - a little stiff with hard pillows.
10.0 Excellent
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Very sweet and quaint. Some of the accommodations you share a bathroom, but you save money when you chose one of those rooms. Very clean and comfortable. Staff was excellent!
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Beautiful quaint little inn
Cons:No elevators: not an issue for me, but maybe for others.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Warm decor , free and convenient parking
8.2 Great
Pros:Clean, friendly,not too far from town
Cons:External bathrooms won't be to everyone's liking , wasn't a big deal for me
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Clean, comfortable room-beautifully decorated!
Cons:Location wasn't the best but that was a minor setback.


939 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102

What's nearby

  • Hadlock Field303 yd
  • Neal S. Dow House0.4 mi
  • Southworth Planetarium0.6 mi
  • Portland Club0.7 mi
  • Portland Museum of Art0.8 mi
  • Children's Museum of Maine0.8 mi
  • Maine College of Art0.9 mi
  • Victoria Mansion0.9 mi
  • Wadsworth-Longfellow House1 mi
  • Cumberland County Civic Center1 mi
  • Monument Square1 mi
  • Merrill Auditorium1.2 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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FAQs when booking at Inn at St John

  • Inn at St John is located at 939 Congress Street, 1.3 miles from the center of Portland. Hadlock Field is the closest landmark to Inn at St John.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Inn at St John.

  • Yes, Inn at St John offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Inn at St John offers free parking.

  • Inn at St John is 1.6 miles from Portland. Inn at St John is 47.9 miles from Portsmouth Pease Intl.

  • Yes, Inn at St John is a pet-friendly hotel.

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Distance to city center

1.3 mi

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Distance to airport

1.6 mi