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What We Love

  • Primo location puts the best of Portland’s downtown peninsula within a 20-minute walk
  • Order wine from the innkeeper, a certified sommelier; head to the cupola for divine sunsets
  • Free on-site and street parking are available

What To Know

  • No air conditioning in the public rooms
  • Three floors and no elevator, but innkeepers help with luggage

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Spa
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Overview

Boutique inn in Portland’s tony West End with a stunning rooftop and swank spa

The Look

Inside this classic brick Federal mansion, the Danforth springs to life with a contemporary vibe and sophisticated decor. Neutral walls allow challenging abstract paintings and classic landscapes by contemporary Maine artists to shine, and vibrantly patterned pillows to pop. Balancing the new and now are original architectural accents, including wood-burning fireplaces, interior pocket shutters and big sash windows.

Bed and Bath

Rooms are individually decorated, but all are carpeted and spacious, with Queen or King beds dressed in soft white linens, comfy sitting areas and original contemporary artwork. Some rooms have wood-burning fireplaces, with Duraflame logs provided. All have window air conditioners (in the summer) and flat-screen TVs. Most bathrooms have been updated with granite or tile accents; some have pebble-floor showers, while others offer traditional soaking tubs.

Beyond

Order a bottle of wine from innkeeper Justin Fuller, a certified sommelier, or brew a Keurig coffee, and then chill: Shoot pool in the billiards room, tickle the ivories in the front parlor, book a treatment at spa, then read some literature in a sitting room, ogle the gardens from the second-floor patio, savor the sunset over Casco Bay from the cupola.

In the Area

Tour the Victoria Mansion, distinguished by its architecture and opulent decor as one of the nation’s most important historic homes. Plan a doubleheader with the Portland Museum of Art: view Winslow Homer masterpieces, then see their inspiration on a tour of his Prouts Neck studio. For the inside scoop on Portland’s nationally renowned culinary culture, take a walking tour with Maine Foodie Tours. Get the lowdown on lobster, and help haul traps on a cruise with Lucky Catch Lobster Tours. Even better, you can buy any lobsters caught at boat price, and a waterfront restaurant will prepare them.

How to Get There

The Danforth
163 Danforth Street
Portland, ME 4102 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 388 Reviews
Amazing breakfast and hospitality!
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lark Hotel group just picked up this property as it’s second Portland, Maine inn. Brock was the Manager while we were there, and he had amazing suggestions on where to dine. Our room was on the top floor, and we had a working fireplace in our room! There is a cool billiards room in the lower level, and there is a beautiful coupula with 360 degrees of Portland and the waterfront.

The breakfast was incredible, and the dining room area is so pretty and peaceful to dine in. We will definitely be back!

Just Great
Reviewed 1 month ago

We totally enjoyed our stay at the Danforth Inn... everything was top notch... from the lovely room to the personalized breakfast menus (and great breakfasts) to the warm and friendly staff. We plan to return sometime in the future!

Weekend in Maine
Reviewed 2 months ago

Came from Wisconsin for a weekend getaway
Awesome place to stay
Cozy room with fireplace
New showers
Most comfortable bed!
Great Breakfast
Friendly staff.
Great location, can walk right downtown
Very nice

Lovely Inn, Wonderful Attention to Detail
Reviewed 2 months ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Danforth Inn. The inn features 19th century charm with the comforts of today. Location could not be better for exploring historical sections of Portland and access to top restaurants. Breakfast is outstanding. Most of all, attendance by discreet and knowledgeable innkeepers is a reason to return again and again. Well done!!

crest
Reviewed 3 months ago

Ideal location...very warm personnel to cater to your every need. Well appointed, comfortable and spotless. Excellent ambiance and breakfast menu. Nice personal touches to make your stay pampered...a wonderful reprieve in today's hectic pace.

Will definitely stay again next time in area.