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“Stylish and elegant”
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The Danforth
Ranked #5 of 12 Portland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
leicestershire
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28 reviews
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“Stylish and elegant”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stayed here for a few nights recently. Found the hosts and all the staff very friendly. We absolutely loved the place. OK maybe it doesn't have fantastic TVs in the rooms, and the bathrooms aren't amazing, but it has style, elegance and some lovely spaces where you can relax. Number of good restaurants a short walk away.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We really enjoyed staying at the Danforth! The hotel was super super cute and we really liked our room (Monument Square). The room was nicely sized on the 3rd floor with a great bathroom. Each floor of the hotel had a common room for the guests to sit in, enjoy coffee/tea, etc. We really liked the balcony on the 2nd floor and the Cupola on the 4th floor for hanging out. The breakfast was really nice too. The innkeeper was super helpful with check in and recommendations for us as well.

Room Tip: We really like the Monument Square room, but I think you really couldn't go wrong.
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Castine, Maine
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Great building with charm but interior needs updating,and was just missing on many little things that an Inn of this quality should provide.Breakfast was ok but not outstanding.Location ok but need car to take in old port area. I would like to come back after new owners are finished with renovations.

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Birmingham
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We loved our stay at this hotel. The current owners (one month in) were most helpful and accommodating. Our room was large and airy, the beds super comfortable and the breakfast delicious. We would not hesitate to recommend this B&B.

Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor as we wanted 2 queen beds but not difficult to get up there as stairs are w...
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Huntington, New York
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We were only there for 2 nights and would have preferred to be closer to the Old Port area. That said, the service is impeccable,and the beds well appointed, clean and very comfortable.
New owners are said to be planning a much needed update to this really lovely old home. Don't be put off by the stained carpet that greets you at the front (side door), the interior is very clean. Noisy window air conditioners make sleep difficult. Breakfast uninspiring except that it is served by a charming, personable and very professional staff.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

This bed and breakfast has so many interesting nooks and crannies; even a cupola on the roof - and beautiful sitting areas to just relax. Each room is really beautiful. Perfect walking distance to so much that Portland has to offer!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We had a great time -- starting with a post-travel drink on the balcony and exploring the nooks and crannies of the Inn. It was very comfortable and private and a good place to unwind before drinks and dinner on the town at Fore Street. The suite was unique and large and very comfortable. Breakfast was filling and served in a grand but comfortable setting.

Two very particular travelers here to whom the aesthetics of a place are key. The Danforth passed on every metric. It's blend of historic with cleanly elegant modern convenience makes this the best accommodation in town.

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Additional Information about The Danforth

Property: The Danforth
Address: 163 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04102-3813
Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Danforth 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Danforth is the grande dame of the Portland, Maine boutique hotel scene. Built in the 1800's, extensive renovations to design and (mostly) new bathrooms have married historic gentility with classic but contemporary stylings. Basement billiard room, a widow's walk with views, three course breakfasts - who could ask for more? A recent review called The Danforth an historic mansion with a hip vibe. ... more   less 
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