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“Perfect New Year's Eve”
Review of Inn On Carleton

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Inn On Carleton
Ranked #4 of 11 Portland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 January 2012

We had a most fabulous stay at the Inn on Carleton. This has been our New Year's Eve tradition for the last several years. Buddy, the innkeeper, or one of his attentive staff is always on hand to meet your every need. Our tastefully appointed room with fireplace made us feel surrounded with warmth and comfort. After a wonderful night of great rest, we were presented with a delicious breakfast, in the cozy dining room. It started with a pear coffee cake which was followed by Eggs Benedict. The presentation made us each feel special and most welcome. We hated to leave after such awesome hospitality, but we will be back soon for our summer visit. Buddy -your the best!!!!

Room Tip: Any of the rooms are most comfortable. We have stayed in #1 and #4
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

An altogether satisfying experience -- and significantly less expensive than other alternatives in the area.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

We had an unforgettable experience at the Inn. We arrived late, but were greeted with a personalized note and an open invitation to enjoy cookies or tea all night long. We were also immediately asked if we needed any dinner reservations or help getting around, even though we arrived after hours. Our room was wonderful; warm, cozy, stately yet comfortable. Even though it was chilly outside, the Inn was located a quick and easy walk from downtown. The breakfast was delicious. The amenities were above and beyond our expectations. Every request and detail was happily attended to. And when the innkeeper and staff heard it was my boyfriend's birthday, they made sure to make the experience extra special. The absolute best aspect of the Inn on Carleton is the warm, friendly, and personable staff. They truly made us feel at home, chatted with us like we were old friends, and made our stay exceptional.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

First I need to say sorry to Buddy for being so late with this review. Wanted to get this out sooner. But can see that many have found the many reasons to stay at the Inn On Carleton Clean, Friendly, Warm, Cozy, Great breakfast served well, wonder full rooms ALL are very nice. And a great location. While we were walking to and from our wonderful meal at Caolas (thanks Buddy) it was like walking around a Victorian village with all the christmas lights in the beautiful old homes.This was going to be our special spot every Dec.10th but some one for got to sign up soon enough. There are many Good B&B s in this part of Portland but this one is BEST.

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  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

A beautiful historic inn in the West End of Portland. It's a wonderful location among the beautiful victorian homes in the area. Buddy was a fantastic host and my room was stunning. I could have happily stayed for a week! The breakfast was lovely and made to order. I highly recommend the Inn on Carleton!

Room Tip: Ask Buddy for recommendations on where to eat. Make sure the temperature is good in your room befor...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

It was my first trip to Portland. The Inn is perfectly located for walking visits of the historic downtown area and the great architecture of the city. However, the Inn was exquisitely decorated for Christmas and the morning breakfast was an absolute feast. Regardless, Buddy and the staff are fantastic hosts. We felt more than at home enjoying a most cultivated and relaxed atmosphere.

Room Tip: Each room is great!
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

I stayed in Room 1 at the Inn on Carleton for one night in November. The room was tastefully decorated, large, and spotlessly clean. When I entered my room, the light from the gas woodstove and a small lamp cast a welcoming glow. The bathroom is large with a genuine claw-foot bath tub. Even though the inn is in the city, I did not hear any street noise whatsoever. The bed was so comfortable that I actually slept through breakfast the next morning! However, when I went downstairs, the hostess graciously offered me breakfast anyway. Truly, the property and service were impeccable. I've stayed in Portland many times - though this was my first time at the Inn on Carleton. Without question, this is my inn-of-choice when I'm in Portland again.

Room Tip: Corner, Room 1 is very large and quiet.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about 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 11 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Price Range: £111 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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