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The 10 Best Hotels and Inns In Portland, Maine

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The largest city in the U.S. state of Maine, Portland has much to offer, with its most visited areas being the historic Old Port and the Arts District. In addition to these popular locations, the Portland area has much to offer with historic landmarks and museums, shopping, award-winning restaurants, and activities in areas just outside the city as well. After a long day of sight-seeing, kick back in one the best hotels and inns in Portland.
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photo courtesy Morrill Mansion

Portland Harbor Hotel

Located in the Old Port District, Portland Harbor Hotel exhibits an old world charm that mirrors the cobblestoned streets and historic landmarks of the area. Each guest room is warmly and luxuriously designed with beds that comprise of 250-thread-count linens, a duvet cover, and down feather pillows. Garden view rooms overlook the beautifully landscaped courtyard garden and its water fountain, which can also be seen from the hotel’s restaurant, Eves at the Garden, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. If you are looking for a room that’s a step above the rest, the Portland Harbor Hotel also has jacuzzi, honeymoon, and executive suites available for booking that feature a quiet space away from the streets with more room to relax and admire the courtyard garden from your own cozy alcove. A few other amenities available for all guests include a fitness room, spa, and wireless internet access throughout the hotel.

Address and telephone number: 468 Fore St, Portland, ME, USA + 1 207 775 9090

Morrill Mansion B&B

The Morrill Mansion B&B resides in a restored 1800s redbrick townhouse in the downtown area of Portland close to restaurants, shops, and attractions of the area. Each room is uniquely decorated with warmth and comfort in mind, and all have mini-fridges, cable TV, and DVD players. Suites in the three-story Mansion can accommodate up to three people with a queen and a pull-out bed, and common areas are set up on the first and second floors for guests to relax any time of day. Included with your stay is a full, hot breakfast buffet and afternoon cookies available daily on the second floor. Other amenities include free wireless internet access, phone in each room with voicemail, and off street parking in the Mansion’s lighted back parking lot. With five-star ratings on both Yelp and TripAdvisor, the Morrill Mansion is a notable bed and breakfast with a friendly host, comfortable beds, guest living rooms, and a freshly made breakfast that will make you feel right at home.

Address and telephone number: 249 Vaughan St, Portland, ME, USA + 1 207 774 6900

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photo courtesy the Chadwick B&B

The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast

Housed in an 1891 Queen Anne-style house, the Chadwick B&B offers four sophisticated guestrooms each with their own special charm. The garden features a cast iron fire pit, a hammock for two, Adirondack chairs, and a bubbling fountain to enjoy any time of day. Your complimentary homemade breakfast can be enjoyed in the garden on an outdoor patio or in the elegant dining room at a private table for two. Free snacks and beverages are also available 24 hours a day. Whether you wish to walk the downtown area of Portland, or seek a base for traveling to other nearby locations like the Lakes Region of Western Maine or the rugged coastline of Acadia National Park.

Address and telephone number: 140 Chadwick St, Portland, ME, USA + 1 207 774 5141

Pomegranate Inn

The Pomegranate Inn is a trendy kind of B&B with an adjacent carriage house, located in the historic district of Portland. The Inn offers eight unique guestrooms with colorful furnishings and local art showcased throughout the décor. For breakfast, the array of sweet and savory items, plus fresh fruit and juices, organic teas, and rich-roasted coffee, offers everything you need to fuel a day of exploring Portland.

Address and telephone number: 49 Neal St, Portland, ME, USA + 1 207 772 1006

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Inn on Carleton

The oldest established bed and breakfast in Portland, the Inn on Carleton is housed in a restored 1869 Victorian home located in the historic Western Promenade neighborhood of the city. Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in a neighborhood of Victorian architecture, the Inn on Carleton is close to the center of downtown Portland, just a walk away from some of the city’s main attractions and restaurants. Upon entering the Inn’s grand entryway, an elegant, winding stairway leads to the six guest rooms on the upper floors, furnished with a cozy, modern take on traditional Victorian décor. The Inn also features a beautiful English garden, located in the back, where you might relax with a good book or enjoy the incredible flora of the spring and summer months. The gourmet breakfast included with your stay is one of the highlights of this historic B&B, cooked with fresh, local ingredients from local farmers markets and vendors.

Address and telephone number: 46 Carleton St, Portland, ME, USA + 1 207 775 1910

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Wolf Cove Inn

Located less than an hour north of Portland in the Lakes Region of Maine, the Wolf Cove Inn is an enchanting escape for those looking for something a little closer to nature. Recently renovated, the late-1800s home sits on the waterfront of Tripp Lake. All rooms have the finest luxury sheets and bedding plus flat screen LED TVs with DirectTV, free Wi-Fi access, comfy robes, and free bottled Poland Spring water in each floor’s common refrigerator. Each room is also themed after a different area of Maine with décor, memorabilia, and special touches in each room inspired by the place for which the room is named—from The Bigelows to Sebago Lake. Before you head out to enjoy the lake views and complimentary access to the private beach and dock, canoes, kayaks and rowboat, the Wolf Cove Inn offers a gourmet breakfast with your stay, using only the freshest ingredients from local purveyors. After a long day enjoying the outdoors, the Inn also hosts a wine and cheese social for guests every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-6pm. The Wolf Cove Inn offers a peaceful getaway in a natural setting, yet still lies within the reaches of Portland if you wish to have a day or night on the town.

Address and telephone number: 5 Jordan Shore Dr, Poland, ME, USA + 1 207 998 4976

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Inn at St. John

Built in 1897, the Inn at St. John in downtown Portland is the city’s oldest continuously operating historic Victorian Inn. Each of the 39 guestrooms are distinct and uniquely decorated from period wallpaper and Victorian styled furniture in some rooms to exposed brick with a more contemporary feel in others. A continental breakfast is served each morning in the Inn’s cozy breakfast alcove from 6am to 10am and offerings include a variety of pastries, English muffins and bagels for toasting, fresh fruit, two juice selections and fresh, hot coffee. The Inn at St. John offers three styles of rooms for guests to choose from: luxury accommodations with a king or queen sized bed, jetted bathtub, flat panel television and exposed brick, traditional accommodations with a king, queen, full or two beds (queen & full), and the value accommodations in a European style with a private or shared bathroom across the hall from the guest room.

Address and telephone number: 939 Congress St, Portland, ME, USA + 1 207 773 6481

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Percy Inn

The Percy Inn is housed in a classic Federal-style brick row house built in 1830, ten years after Maine became a state. In addition to the convenient location near the center, the Percy Inn itself features a cozy living room with a grand piano and fireplace as well as a landscaped garden with a deck to enjoy on the nicer days. Breakfast is served on the second floor breakfast room from 8am to 10am, consisting of boiled eggs, a selection of hot and cold cereals, sweet breakfast bread, an array of fresh fruits, the inn’s signature bumble berry pie, bagels, breads, croissants and muffins, yogurt, juices, and a selection of teas and coffee. Each room and suite is individually decorated with antique furnishings and a parking spot is free with your stay.

Address and telephone number: 15 Pine St, Portland, ME, USA + 1 207 871 7638

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Fleetwood House B&B

Originally a 4th generation family home, the owner of Fleetwood House turned the blue-painted clapboard residence, into a quaint, family-run B&B. Each room is comfortably decorated to feel like home with antiques and heirlooms placed throughout the house. The breakfast table is set from 6:30 am to 8am, with a choice of a Continental Breakfast buffet or a full English breakfast, whichever is preferred. Selections vary from day to day. After a long day of enjoying Portland’s sights, relax in the living room by the fireplace or enjoy the night air on Fleetwood House’s wraparound porch. The four rooms to choose from include the Bay Room, the Edith Ann Room, the Burgundy Room, and the Bella Cola Room—each furnished with a radio-alarm clock, air-conditioning, Cable TV, and wireless Internet access. The owner and hostess, Linda, is dedicated to making your stay the best it can be in a house filled with memories.

Address and telephone number: 10 Fleetwood St, Portland, ME, USA + 1 207 772 9592

The Danforth

Since it was built in 1823, the Federal mansion of the Danforth has been seen a long history of interesting tales—from a prohibition hideout to Episcopal housing, from a boarding school to bank runs. Regardless of the ups and downs of the building itself, it is now home to the Danforth Inn, elegantly styled and comfortable with an old-school sort of charm. Each guest room includes a private bath, individual room thermostat and air-conditioning, televisions, wireless internet access, premium bath robes, and most with working fireplaces. In addition to a complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks, off-street parking is also available with your stay. In your down time, after a busy day of exploring Portland, guests are also welcome to explore the Danforth’s second-floor herb-filled balcony, the third-floor conservatory and sitting room, private gardens, wood-panelled billiard room, and unique rooftop cupola. Just a few blocks from the harbor, guests can settle into their rooms, relax, and open a window to catch a whiff of that refreshing sea breeze.

Address and telephone number: 163 Danforth St, Portland, ME, USA + 1 207 879 8755