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James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 7 Freeport B&B and Inns
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Waltham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“Best Place to stay in the Freeport/Portland Area”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I have been staying at the James Place Inn at least once a year for the past five years. It is the best place to stay in the area. Located just a block from the main shopping area of Freeport, Inn is on a quiet side street. As such, you can easily walk to all the shops and restaurants in down town Freeport, but still get a great night's sleep. It has easy access to I-295 and is only about 20 minutes from downtown Portland. I also frequently head north from here to the wonderful beaches at Popham and Reid State parks. These are about 45 min away (20 min to Bath, where there is a great maritime museum and an active naval shipyard where you can see US navy destroyers being built, then about 25 minutes down each of the peninsulas).
The house is beautiful, with Adirondack chairs, a hammock and a nice deck for just relaxing outside and reading a book. Rooms are tastefully decorated, have great beds, and many have whirlpool style tubs. My favorite rooms are the Rose room (if traveling alone) and the Green room (if traveling with someone special). I frequently stay here after long bike rides (such as this past weekend's Trek Across Maine) and the Rose room downright has the best soaking tub I have ever been in. The green room's bright airy feel and view of the yard are its highlights. Note the Wisteria room is just off the kitchen, though it has a lot of sound insulation, if you plan on sleeping in late, other rooms might be a better choice as you may hear some noise as breakfast is prepared.
Speaking of breakfast the food is amazing. For starters every day there is yogurt, homemade granola, and cut fruit. In addition, there is a new baked item every day. My personal favorite are the raspberry scones. Then there is a selection of hot foods every day. This usually includes a frittata or two, pancakes or waffles, quiche, and some kind of breakfast meat. Occasionally, you will also be treated to Robyn's homemade baked beans. When you return from your day out fresh baked cookies and tea will be waiting for you in the sun room. You will not be hungry.
But the best part of the James Place Inn are the family who run it. Robyn, Tori and their daughter Elyse, are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. They are very personable and really try to make sure everyone of their guests has the best experience possible. They are very knowledgeable on things to do in the area. I lived in Yarmouth (one town south) for years and they have even introduced me, a former local, to many great spots I would have never known about without their input. I always look forward to my trips north and am already thinking of my next trip to the James Place Inn.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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OwnerToriBaron, Owner at James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
WoW1 Thank you so much for all of the wonderful things you said about us and the James Place Inn. We always look forward to having you here and catching up on what is going on. We love the stories about the Trek Across Maine and are always impressed by your ability to not only participate but finish! We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy having you here. Keep training and perhaps Robin will be joining you on the ride one year.
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Hull, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Very welcoming owners, Felt right at home. Would definitely stay there again. Great location in Freeport. One block from everything you would ever need. Tory and Robyn are a wonderful couple. I believe they have repeat business.

Room Tip: Our bed was a queen size. Would ask for a room with a bigger bed if that is what you are used to.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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OwnerToriBaron, Owner at James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
We are glad that you found your hosts and location here to be enjoyable. It is important to us that our guests have a great experience while with us and we do work hard to insure that is the case. Thank you for taking the time to write such nice things about your stay. We hope to see you again.
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Rye Brook, New York
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

absolutely the most enjoyable place to stay, the owners Tory and Robyn make you fill like home as soon you step in, from the rooms to the breakfast everything it was perfect, we had such a good times with them and outside with the tips from them where to go, we are so glad to chose to stay there.

Room Tip: you be ok in any room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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OwnerToriBaron, Owner at James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We are so glad that you and Michael enjoyed your stay with us and that it was the respite you were looking for and needing. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We enjoyed talking with you over breakfast and helping you to make plans for your day. All the best to you and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the James Place Inn.

Tori & Robin Baron
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Jumped in the car and just started driving for our anniversary. Found this gem of a Bed & Breakfast by chance, Tori & Robin were so welcoming and knowlegable about the area. The rooms are beautifully decorated and and roomy, it made it hard to choose which one to stay in. In room hot tubs, fireplaces, and even a large soaking tub, I felt like I was home. My fiance had never been to a B&B before, but he now doesn't want to stay anywhere else! He could have spent hours talking to Robin about his adventures. Breakfast was delicious and so plentiful. Close walking distance to everythingin downtown Freeport. Thanks so much Tori & Robin for helping to make our anniversary so special. Can't wait to stay again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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OwnerToriBaron, Owner at James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
We are so pleased that we were part of your anniversary celebration and that you so enjoyed your stay. We always love to have "first time B&Bers" here and to learn that they are now ruined for anything but a B&B. That means we have done our job! It was great to meet you and to share stories with you. Hearing the fun and interesting things our guests have done is truly one of the best parts of what we do. Thank you for stumbling upon us and we look forward to welcoming you back to James Place Inn.
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Terryville, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

My husband and I planned a weekend getaway in Freeport and stayed at the James Place Inn. We were not very familiar with the area, but Tori and Robin shared with us all the great places to go, just like the "locals!"
Tori and Robin were absolutely pleasant and so easy to talk to and great cooks!!- breakfast was delicious. Our room was so cozy, we had a fireplace that was ready to be lit each night! Felt like we were at home!

Restaurants and shops were just steps anyway, everything was in walking distance!

We absolutely would stay at James Place Inn again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a New England get away!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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OwnerToriBaron, Owner at James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
We are delighted to hear that your stay was everything you were looking for, from the food to the location and including advice from the "locals!" The fireplace in Pine room is quite nice this time of year, just to take the chill off. It was a pleasure to have you and your husband here and to have the chance to chat a bit.
Thank you for taking the time to share your views with others. We so appreciate it!
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Biddeford, Maine
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

The owners Robyn and Tory are so wonderful. The rooms are so beautiful and very spacious. The breakfast was so delicious and they offer to cook other options if you would like something else. If we could spend a night or two each month I would. But we are already planning to return for our anniversary in August. Can't wait!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. You can view them all on line at their web site.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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OwnerToriBaron, Owner at James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Thank you for the lovely review! We love to see familiar faces here at the inn - it means we must be doing something right! We are pleased you enjoy your stays with us and look forward to helping you to celebrate another anniversary.
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Brunswick, Maine
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

All the rooms are lovely, but we especially enjoyed some cozy time by the fire in the room we picked. The other rooms have even nicer decor and great light, some even have fantastic sky lights. The couple who runs it, Robin and Tori [I believe] are so nice and hospitable and fun to talk to. Robin is an unbelievable cook. We had Tori's homemade granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt; followed by a ham and swiss frittata with a potato crust IN ADDITION TO french toast made from Robin's homemade cinnamon swirl bread AND bacon and homemade raspberry maple muffins. It was so bountiful and every single aspect was delicious!! Walkability to the center of town - even on a frigid windy day - was a great bonus. Robin's restaurant recommendations were helpful and spot on.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OwnerToriBaron, Owner at James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
We are so glad to know that you enjoyed you "babymoon" with your husband before the arrival of your second child. After almost eight years, we are always so pleased when our guests so enjoy themselves. We love what we do and enjoy watching others enjoy the leisure time. Thank you Zoe, for writing such a wonderful review and sharing your experience. Enjoy the new addition to your family and these early years.
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Property: James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 11 Holbrook St, Freeport, ME 04032-1204
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Region: United States > Maine > Freeport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Freeport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
#1 Bed and Breakfast in Freeport, Maine (as rated by TripAdvisor reviewers). Beautifully restored Victorian sitting on a nice quiet side street, just 1 block from LL Bean and all the rest Freeport has to offer. Rooms have a private bath, TVs with cable and DVD (with DVD library for you to access), some rooms with Jacuzzi tubs or a fireplace. Full gourmet breakfast awaits you every morning, along with fresh-baked snacks upon your arrival. Delightful deck to enjoy during the finer weather. ... more   less 
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