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Inn On Carleton

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very clean. Helpful and friendly hosts. Quiet location tho a bit farther from the waterfront than I would have liked...little over a mile. Certainly doable. However many other restaurants within easy walking distance. We were in Room 3. Large feel to it as the bath was in an enclosed hall. Beautiful sitting garden in the back. Portland is a foodie...

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Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed upon arrival. The innkeepers gave us great advice on where to eat and adventure. The neighborhood pizza place for dinner was great! The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was wonderful! Great place to stay in a great neighborhood walking distance to everything.

Thank MichaelaO526
Albuquerque, NM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful breakfast, great hosts and perfect location. The breakfast was fresh and flavorful with a lot of attention to detail. One morning I had poached eggs that were perfect on a croissant. The room was spacious and the bed was quite comfortable. I could wak to the main street with lots of restaurants and shops and there were other neighborhood...

Thank lferrary
Leo M, Owner at Inn On Carleton, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. Our highlight every morning is preparing the best possible breakfast with fresh ingredients every morning for our guests to enjoy. If you like walking, the West End is ideal to take in the architecture of the grand old homes on the Western Promenade and stroll down to the Old Port partaking in so many...

Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Carleton Inn is a beautiful and peaceful Bed and Breakfast. It was an easy walk to local restaurants. Leo recommended a locale pizza place that was incredible. We enjoyed a delicious gourmet breakfast served in a beautiful dining room. The hosts were friendly and knowledgeable of the area.

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Leo M, Owner at Inn On Carleton, responded to this review

Thank you Karen for your thoughtful review. We are just a couple of blocks from Longfellow square and a mile from the Old Portland so we are indeed a peaceful B&B yet acccessable to all of the attractions. The trolly comes all the way up to the West End as well. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast here...

Reviewed 12 April 2017

The place was very clean and Leo was super friendly and provided great suggestions for restaurants/other locations. Parking at the place was super easy and we barely needed our car because the beginning of downtown was approximately a 7 minute walk away.

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CarletonInnkeeper, Owner at Inn On Carleton, responded to this review

You are away from home and indeed it is relaxing here at our B&B. We do our best always to guide our guests in right direction whether it be restaurants, cafes, places to stroll or hike, get out on the water or just sit back and watch the world go round. Appreciate your review. Come on back again sometime!

Bar Harbor, Maine
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a great time with Leo and Patty. Breakfast was perfect and had great conversation with the other guest. We got great advise from Leo on restaurants, all walking distance. The inn is spotless, bed was fantastic and all the art work was amazing. Our room was so quiet we thought we were the only ones there but they...

Thank Jerry H
CarletonInnkeeper, Owner at Inn On Carleton, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you had a great time here at the inn in Portland. Spring has sprung; a great time of year to be in the city before all the tourists from far and wide arrive. Restaurants, places of interest much less crowded. So easy to walk to Longfellow square minutes away and a nice stroll to the Old...

Reviewed 6 April 2017

We stay a few nights each summer at this B&B and look forward to it all year. Rooms are immaculate and breakfasts are great. We have never been disappointed by any of Leo's restaurant or sightseeing suggestions. We love the West End neighborhood and find the walk to the wharf area to be a pleasant diversion. We also enjoy any...

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CarletonInnkeeper, Owner at Inn On Carleton, responded to this review

James & Patricia, thanks much for your lovely review. One of the kindest gesture one can do for us innkeepers/owners is taking a few minutes to write a review. We love giving suggestions for so many of the great restaurants and things to do here in Portland ( we frequent the ones we recommend) and enjoy sharing our inn with...

Milford, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place was great! Our first ever B&B experience and it was perfect. Great hosts (even though the innkeepers were away), great accommodations and great breakfast. Some quick highlights: The rooms were elegant but not stuff and there was access after hours so we weren't restrained by a curfew; the room had a white noise machine for those with sleep...

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CarletonInnkeeper, Owner at Inn On Carleton, responded to this review

April Fool was no joke here in Portland. Yes it does snow (sometimes) in April. Thanks for being such a trooper despite the freak snowstorm. It melted pretty much the next two days - that is a spring storm for you. Happy that your B&B experience was great!!

Takoma Park, MD
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed this place. This is a 3 level B&B, with steps to the 2nd and 3rd levels. Breakfast was exceptional. Bed and rooms were comfortable and spacious and warm, even at 15F outside. We were on the third floor and the only negative was the water pressure was a little low for showering. There are...

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CarletonInnkeeper, Owner at Inn On Carleton, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience here at our Bed& Breakfast where keeping all our guests happy is a priority. Like to help in any way that we can giving recommendations to steer you in the right direction. Appreciate the review. Spring has sprung so a good time to enjoy before Portland gets busy.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Had a delightful stay at the Inn On Carleton on a cold winter weekend. Tucked away on a quiet side-street in the West End, the Inn is very walkable to all the action without being surrounded by rowdy nightlife. Tons of great spots for lunch, dinner, and caffeine right around the corner. We had a very comfortable room and appreciated...

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CarletonInnkeeper, Owner at Inn On Carleton, responded to this review

Delighted that you had quiet, restful nights here at the inn. Portland indeed has a walking index of 90+. We urge our visitors to leave their car at home because one can walk everywhere or if need be take a taxi, trolley or bus. Leo and I do prepare with pleasure delicious, healthy breakfasts to start your day right. Thanks...

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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 

Additional Information about Inn On Carleton

Address: 46 Carleton St, Portland, ME 04102-3226
Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Price Range: $226 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn On Carleton 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Excellent location. Easy walking to restaurants and downtown. Quiet street and quiet rooms.”
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“We stayed in rooms 1 & 3 and they were wonderful!”
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“With only six or so rooms, the atmosphere is private and quiet. There's lovely natural lighting and a calming ambience.”
leef4747, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Street side rooms usually noisy but this place is so well built that we heard nothing”
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