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“Lovely Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Inn On Carleton

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Inn On Carleton
Ranked #4 of 12 Portland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Forest Park, Illinois
1 review
“Lovely Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

Buddy and his staff at the Inn on Carleton couldn't have been nicer. The rooms were lovely and Buddy was very helpful with local information. The breakfast was good. I especially enjoyed the freshly made coffee cake.

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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

Great central location with off-street parking. The property is beautiful and well-kept. Innkeeper, Buddy, made us feel very welcome and his breakfasts were a culiniary delight to wake up to. We would definitely stay here again!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

This is a wonderful place, Buddy (the innkeeper) is a great proprietor, easy to get along with, relaxed, terrific decor, comfortable, well located. The breakfasts are wonderful ! Sweet treats in the afternoon too !
Nice restaurants in the area, especially a particular vegetarian restaurant. Ask Buddy !
best wishes,
Howard from Toronto

Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

Thanks to Trip Advisor we choosed Carleton Inn for our stay at Portland. Besides its good location on a quiet neighborhood and a great and enjoyable hospitality-- specially Sonya and Buddy who were excellent hosts- we enjoyed delicious and different breakfasts every morining, a nice room (Nº.3) with confortable bed and a private bathroom with excellent shower.
We did the best choice staying at this cozy place.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

We were planning a trip to Portland and looking to find a place to stay. We found the inn on line and loved the look of it, and it just seemed like its would be a great place to stay. I can say that it definitely was!! The room was fantastic as was the breakfast, Buddy was a terrific host, and we are anticipating our next trip to the inn!!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

First of all, Sonya was a great host. (Buddy was away for the weekend). She took care of everything, including making 2 delicious breakfasts. The room was really nice, my only "complaint" was the shower, which was really a small tub with a curtain all around. Not a lot of room to maneuver (especially since I'm 8.5 months pregnant). The bed was super comfortable, and there were 2 extra chairs in the room for sitting/lounging. Flat screen tv with a dvd player in every room, and a huge selection of DVDs to borrow. Beautiful garden out back to relax in the afternoon, and yummy snacks in the afternoon (the chocolate/caramel brownies were amazing!).

Highly recommend the Inn on Carleton for anyone going to Portland. It's a great location with great staff.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

Carleton is a quiet street with nice neighbors and is within walking distance to just about everything in Portland. Room 3 was beautifully decorated with comfortable bed and separate bath that made it feel like we had a whole wing of the house to ourselves. The inn has a nice complement of period and updated details. We liked it when we stayed here six years ago under diffent innkeepers, but appreciate the updates Buddy has made, particularly to mattresses and lightened decor. Breakfast was delicious!

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Inn On Carleton
Address: 46 Carleton St, Portland, ME 04102-3226
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Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn On Carleton 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restored 1869 Victorian located in Portland's historic Western Promenade. A short walk to the Portland museum of art, Maine medical, the arts district, the waterfront with shops and fine restaurants. ... more   less 
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