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
Parking on site
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Boutique inn in Portland’s tony West End with a stunning rooftop and swank spa
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.
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.
163 Danforth Street
Portland, Maine 4102
How to Get There
Flights are available to Portland International Jetport (PWM) via connecting flights from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from PWM about four miles away, are not available through the property. Taxis to/from PWM are approximately $15, each way. If you’re renting a car or driving, self-parking is free and subject to availability; street parking is also available.