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“Good place to stay in Portland” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Inn On Carleton
Ranked #4 of 12 Portland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montgomery, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good place to stay in Portland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

This is a good place to stay if staying in the Portland downtown area. It's a much better value than staying in the much more expensive downtown hotels. This B&B is under new ownership very recently. The new owners are friendly and are doing a great job. It's a 5 minute walk to Congress St. and about a 5 minute drive to the Old Port area. Breakfast was very good as well.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

The Inn is a bit of a walk into town, but with all of the food Portland had to offer, that walk was needed! Great breakfast every day, kind friendly hosts.
There are some loud neighborhood birds to deal with, so if the air is off and you are a light sleeper that may be a problem. For is it was fine as long as we ran the AC.

  • Stayed July 2014
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed on Friday & Saturday nights and am so happy we chose IOC. It is located in a beautiful area and Leo & Patty are gracious hosts. We stayed in Room 1, which was very clean, comfortable and quiet. The garden in the rear serves as a welcome respite along with a cup of tea, water, juice and snacks which are available anytime. The breakfast was delicious and Patty even packed a "to go" bag for our early flight on Sunday morning. These new owners are on the right track for repeat business.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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DF
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Stayed at room 2 and everything went very well. I was treated great by Leo and Pattie who are terrific hosts. Breakfast is similar to dining at a fine french bistro given the quality of the recipes. Fully recomended place.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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York
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed only one night at The Inn on Carleton but were made to feel very welcome. Leo gave us lots of good info for dining in Portland. Patty does a great breakfast. Our room was spacious, beautifully clean and well maintained.
The Inn has a lovely back garden to enjoy in good weather.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

My wife and I only had one evening and morning with the Inn on Carleton, but in that time, we were treated like family. Leo & Patty, for only being B&B owners for a few weeks, really know how to make you feel at home. Patty's breakfast was delicious! Croissant french toast stuffed with cream cheese, definitely a delicious way to start the day. We also very much appreciated the afternoon/evening cookies for a snack with the wide assortment of teas!

The room was beautiful, and very comfy. You definitely say "wow" when you walk into the room.

My only snippet is that the bed was a little firm for my liking. Normally beds are more in the middle between firm and soft, but this one was quite firm! The bathroom was lovely, but a little tight. Obviously, it's not something that can be changed! Just saying, it was quite tight!

Overall, a very lovely experience.

Room Tip: We were in room 5 up on the third floor, and it was a very nice room, although the bathroom was tiny...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

I could not have stayed in a more perfect place. Beautiful rooms, quiet, comfortable, great location in the nicest part of town. Easy walk to a variety of good restaurants. The hosts, Leo and Patricia we're very helpful and the breakfasts were wonderful. Patricia is a great cook. I would love to visit Porland again just so I could stay here.

Room Tip: I liked room1,3 and 6
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael S
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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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