Longtime Portland Inn Named Best Bargain Stay in Maine
There's something to be said for living in a place where people want to visit. And if you tried to visit Portland, Maine, any time in the past few years, you know that something as simple a one-night stay can cost an arm and a leg.
Maine is known as 'Vacationland', and more than ever, people are flocking to the hottest destinations in the state to get a glimpse of the breathtaking scenery, sip on the delicious beer, and taste all the incredible food.
But if you're without deep pockets and trying to maximize every vacation dollar you have, there's a surprisingly affordable option right in the heart of Portland. In fact, LoveExploring named it one of the most charming and bargain-priced places to stay in the nation.
It's the Inn at St. John, located right along a bustling stretch of road where St. John Street and Congress Street meet. The inn is within walking distance of a handful of restaurants and bars. The inn itself has been around for nearly one-and-a-half centuries, and still remains a favorite amongst travelers who have discovered it.
If you're looking for brand-spanking-new everything at the Inn at St. John, you're not going to find it. They've fully embraced their age and use the charm of the building as inspiration. The Inn offers three categories of rooms, from full luxury to the European-style value rooms.
And while those value rooms feature less amenities, they can truly be a value. Many nights throughout the year, the starting rate is $79. That can be an eye-popping difference when compared with rates from other hotels in the city.
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