Bed and Breakfast Portland Maine

If you want to smell the fresh sea air while staying in a quaint town brimming with New England charm, then you’ll want to check out one of the many Portland Maine bed and breakfasts. Each b&b provides a unique experience that is sure to make your getaway memorable.

Bed and Breakfast Portland Maine

The perfect getaway in Portland, Maine, The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast provides thoughtful touches that invite a sense of pampering and romance in unsurpassed comfort and elegance. With endless events and activities offered in the Greater Portland area, you can keep active or spend time relaxing in the comfort of this classically appointed home-away-from-home. Do as little or as much as you’d like. The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast staff take great pride in providing tastefully appointed guest rooms—each with a private bathroom—beautifully landscaped grounds, and a five-star gourmet breakfast each and every morning. We can’t wait to have you experience it for yourself!

Hotel critic and travel writer Dale Northrup and innkeeper Misael Valdes Garcia have converted this 1830 Federal-style brick row house into an urban inn in the heart of Portland’s West End Historic District. The Percy has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, named Best Bed & Breakfast in New England by Yankee Magazine, and seen in Vogue, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Budget Travel, NY Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and more. Guests reside steps from cultural venues, historic sites, coffee houses, and a dozen restaurants around Longfellow Square. Guests select from traditional guest rooms with private bath, junior suites with a fireplace, or a suite with adjoining study ideal for business work or to place an extra bed. All rooms feature private baths, climate control, refrigerators stocked with complimentary soft drinks, flat screen cable TV, and rates include breakfast and parking. Two rooms are situated on the ground floor for those minimizing steps. Buffet breakfast is served in the second floor breakfast room 8-10am. The inn's bricked courtyard and side garden is open for reading, leisure, or wine time or you may choose the rear deck for conversation and sun.

This Portland, ME bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Maine. Enjoy a Locally-sourced continental breakfast, and En-suite bathroom, and 24-hour, keyless entry to the premises and your room. Our bnb in Portland provides High-speed wireless internet access and Concierge services without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Portland, Maine.

This restored 1869 grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast located in Portland Maine's prestigious, historic Western Promenade neighborhood is the epitome of comfortable elegance. Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in a neighborhood of Victorian architecture, The Inn on Carleton is close to the center of downtown Portland. It's a short walk to the Portland Museum of Art, Maine Medical Center, the Performing Arts Center, historic Old Port, and the city's business district. “A standout B&B in a city full of B&Bs...Perfect choice for B&B lovers” Conde Nast Traveler - August 2019

Located in the heart of Portland’s West End district, the Morrill Mansion Bed and Breakfast is just minutes from top-rated restaurants, galleries, museums, boutiques, shopping, and much more. We look forward to your visit.

This Portland, ME bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Maine. Enjoy a continental and full Cook-to-Order breakfast each morning and In-room breakfast dining service now available.Our bnb in Portland provides daily housekeeping and Guest lounge with fireplace without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next relaxing escape in Portland, Maine.

A gorgeous Italianate mansion in the historic West End district of downtown Portland, Maine. With 8 rooms filled with art and color, plenty of whimsy and sophistication. Our breakfasts mimic the color and whimsy of the inn.

Right in the heart of downtown Portland you’ll find a beautiful, 100+ year old inn, called The Inn at St John. We are located 1.14 miles from the Cumberland County Civic Center, and 1.7 miles to the Old Port where you will find shopping and a few of the restaurants Portland has to offer. Vacation in Maine during any season and enjoy a wide selection of events close to the inn.

This Portland bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Maine. Enjoy a continental or cooked breakfast is free, as is on-street parking. There's also a living room with a fireplace, and a wraparound porch with seating areas.. Our bnb in Portland provides free wifi and plus TV. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Portland, Maine.

Nearby Properties

The Squire Tarbox Inn Bed and Breakfast located in Westport, ME is where you can enjoy peace & tranquility in fields and gardens while still being close to all the Mid-Coast adventures. The Squire Tarbox Inn offers a wonderful journey into countryside simplicity.

Come to Bittersweet Bed & Breakfast located in beautiful York, ME for an unforgettable getaway to the Maine Beaches area.

Noble House - Bridgton's Premier B&B above scenic Highland Lake in the heart of Western Maine. Home of the Famous Bottomless Cookie Jar!

"This Boothbay Harbor bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Maine. Enjoy a you may choose to have breakfast outside on the deck with its panoramic view of the harbor and historic footbridge. Our bnb in Boothbay Harbor provides private in-suite bath and free wifi. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Boothbay Harbor, Maine."

You’re close to it all at White Cedar Inn in Freeport, ME. Take a relaxing walk to shopping and dining. It’s just a short, 5 minute stroll along brick-paved sidewalks to LL Bean, the Freeport outlets and great lobster restaurants. Decorated like your favorite Maine Cottage. Relax in one of seven individually and comfortably decorated guest rooms. The inn’s amenities are listed below the room photos. A yummy home-cooked breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing night’s rest on our locally made mattresses designed especially for us by Portland Mattress Makers. Gorgeous scenery awaits you around every corner in Maine. We have lots of ideas for places to go and things to do within an hour’s drive of Freeport, Maine. Beaches, the Casco Bay, museums, Wolfe Neck Woods hiking trails, birding spots and winter activities such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are a short car ride away. Spring, summer and fall are perfect seasons to bicycle to beaches and along scenic trails. Celebrating 29 years of providing comfortable lodging, scrumptious breakfasts and thought-provoking conversation to travelers in Maine. Isn’t it time for you to visit?

This Wells bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Maine. Enjoy a good breakfast. Our bnb in Wells provides flat-screen TVs and DVD players; most have minifridges. There's also a suite that adds a sitting room and a whirlpool tub. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Wells, Maine.

<b>Bear Mountain Inn</b> is a truly unique and unforgettable Bed and Breakfast located on 52 acres in Waterford Maine. the inn is an all-season haven on Bear Lake for those who enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Each season features its own activities and special charm.

The mid-coastal Maine region is filled with great things to see and do and Bath is centrally located to make it easy for you to fit it all in. The Benjamin F. Packard House is a comfortable and modern Bed & Breakfast located in the heart of Bath's Historic District.

The Inn at Tanglewood Hall is a casually elegant 1880’s grand seacoast cottage of yesteryear, set amidst lush woodlands, colorful gardens, and whimsical fountains. Once a York Historical Society Decorator Show House, the inn features rooms that have been custom decorated, individually designed, and furnished with luxurious linens with your ultimate comfort in mind. A bountiful breakfast can be enjoyed on our large wraparound verandah facing gardens and natural woods, surrounded by birds chirping and occasional ocean breezes. Inside, an airy sky blue parlor is joined to the cheerful morning room and sun-filled dining room, all with fireplaces and antiques. The ocean is just a short walk away. Beaches, fishing villages and rocky coastlines begin here and extend northward. A cliff path is just around the corner, offering open ocean views along Maine’s rugged coastline. Watch lobster boats and sloops sail in and out of the harbor. Offering a quiet oasis in the heart of quaint York Harbor.

This Kennebunkport, ME bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Maine. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast, and our classically decorated rooms and suites, some with water views, are furnished with antiques. Our bnb in Kennebunkport provides a private bathroom, WIFI and cable TV, and the elegant living room with books and games without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next fantastic escape in Kennebunkport, Maine.

The Black Lantern B & B, on the Androscoggin River waterfront, has spacious grounds with lovely gardens and off-street parking. Built in the 1860's it has three guest bedrooms and large parlor, sitting room and dining room for guest use. It is within walking distance of Bowdoin College and many fine restaurants, art galleries, and museums in Brunswick. It is also convenient to LL Bean and the shops of Freeport, excellent beaches and other coastal attractions. 2019 recognition included 9.7 Booking.com, 5.0 Trip Advisor, Top Five Small NE B & B, Yankee Magazine - Nov-Dec Issue

The Dragonfly Guest House has five guest rooms and one large guest suite. The guest rooms are uncluttered, light filled, and equipped with thoughtful amenities. Each guest room has its own private bath with shower, a queen or king bed, individually-controlled air conditioning, high definition flat panel TV and mini fridge. Plush bathrobes, Turkish Towels™, hairdryers, soap and shampoo are among the amenities provided in each room. Each room is tastefully furnished and no two rooms are alike. Free wireless internet is available throughout the house. Beach chairs & beach towels are available for your use. Our guests can enjoy breakfast served daily between 8AM - 10AM. Breakfast changes daily with one hot entree, homemade bread or muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagel assortment, locally sourced jams, juices, cereals and our very own homemade gluten-free granola. An assortment of coffee & teas are available throughout the day. To make your day complete, fresh baked cookies are served each afternoon.

A chic, boutique coastal Maine bed and breakfast set in the heart of historic Kennebunkport.

The Edgewater Inn is located on Ocean Avenue in one of Kennebunkport’s most charming neighborhoods. It sits adjacent to an estuarine cove, near the mouth of the Kennebunk river and just around the bend from President George Bush’s vacation home on Walkers Point.

Book a two-night stay in the Greenleaf Inn (1-8) from now until the end of JUNE & receive $30 off your total stay!! BOOK NOW ONLINE! Comprised of both The Greenleaf Inn and The Admiral’s Quarters, these beautifully picturesque and historic buildings run together as one, yet are only separated by the much admired (and coveted!) parking area. The Inns, both built in the early 1800’s as sea captain’s homes, set the standard for Maine Bed & Breakfasts as well as the larger inns, resorts and hotels. Perched upon a knoll at the edge of the waterfront in downtown Boothbay Harbor. The Inn boast an extraordinary oceanfront location with panoramic views of the inner harbor, outer harbor and beyond. Whether it is lobster boats, schooners, harbor seals, sunrises, sunsets or the smell of the salty sea air, you will find these pure Midcoast Maine surroundings at The Inns at Greenleaf Lane. At our Inn you will find meticulous attention to detail from the manicured lawns and pristine gardens, to the immaculately clean and superbly appointed rooms complete with freshly ironed premium linens. Enjoy the amazing views from your own private deck, the Adirondacks on the front lawn, or many of our common balconies overlooking the water. Then wake up in the morning and join us for a fresh gourmet breakfast, made with love and seasonal Maine Ingredients.

Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Portland Maine

Many are in the heart of downtown and others on the outskirts. Pick the location that best fits your sightseeing needs and use it as your home base as you embark on adventures. The old port city is considered a hub for anyone wanting to explore charming lighthouses, rocky coastal shorelines, or dine on fresh shellfish such as the iconic ‘lobstah’ of the area.

Securing a room at bed and breakfast Portland Maine style puts you in the hub of downtown Portland where you can explore the thriving arts district. You’ll be near Casco Bay where you can also ferry out to small islands for a day of adventure. Also, no trip to Portland, Maine is complete without a stop at the National Historic Landmark maritime signal tower known as the Portland Observatory.


  • Summers in Portland are lovely and mild. However, the winter months can become freezing and windy as the wind blows in off the ocean water. The weather remains partly cloudy year-round. Temperatures can vary greatly depending on the season with the averages between 16 degrees Fahrenheit to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. On rare occasions, the weather can dip below 1 degree Fahrenheit and may increase to over 87 degrees F.

  • Natural Features

  • The area around Portland, Maine is considered a wilderness paradise. The area’s natural landscape offers many outdoor activities. You can hike, explore old-growth forests, bike, or stroll down a lakeside path. Summer remains the peak season for an outdoor reaction but many also venture out when snowfalls across the region to ice skate, snowshoe, cross country ski, or participate in ice fishing derbies.

    Acadia National Park is located only about three and a half hours from Portland. It is home to the area’s tallest mountain. Visitors flock to the region to hike, rock climb, boat, and bike. Bradbury Mountain State Park is popular in the autumn for tourists who want to see the area’s foliage change colors.

  • Things to do

  • When staying at a bed and breakfast in Portland, Maine you will have plenty on your agenda for things to do. Explore the Portland Museum of Art which is the largest and oldest public art museum in the United States. When visiting downtown Portland, be sure to visit the Victoria Mansion to view truly stunning architecture.

    If you feel like shopping, then head to Freeport which is well known for its many outlet shopping centers. Stop in one of the local eateries to grab a quick bite before you continue your shopping adventure.

    If you want to escape to nature then head for the Scarborough Marsh which is a 3,100-acre estuary. You can kayak and canoe along the Dunstan River while catching sight of a wide array of waterfowl and other wildlife. If you’re a history buff then head out to the Portland Head Lighthouse to tour the oldest lighthouse in Maine.

    On Peaks Island, you can ride the ferry out to kayak or ride bikes. Feel free to bring Fido to the pet-friendly island too. The local Fifth Maine Museum is home to a variety of Civil War exhibits and a favorite stopping point for island visitors.

  • Activities

  • Portland is the largest city in Maine, and it is brimming with things to do. A couple of the New England hot spots in the coastal hub for tourists is the thriving Arts District and the historic Old Port. You’ll find a wealth of things to do like museums, award-winning restaurants, shopping, and historical landmarks.

    • Old Orchard Beach: Orchard Beach is home to seven miles of sandy beach. You might also want to take a stroll along the Old Orchard Beach Pier which was constructed in 1889. You’ll find restaurants and shops. Also, be sure to check out the local casino where you can try your hand at Lady Luck.
    • Fort Williams Park: Why not have a picnic on the 90 acres of parkland. There are paths, an arboretum to tour, a long expanse of rocky beach, a cliffside loop that affords wonderful views, and even a playground for the little ones. If you forgot to pack the basket for your lunch, then try out one of the park’s two food vendors.
    • Palace Playland: The thrill-seeker is sure to enjoy the Palace Playland amusement park. The beachfront attraction offers rides and an arcade.
    • Kennebunkport: If you want to explore a long stretch of the pristine sandy beach land then check out the Goose Rocks Beach or Arundel Beach. Another interesting attraction is the Seashore Trolley Museum which is home to a variety of streetcars. The Goat Island Lighthouse dates from 1833 and sits beside the tiny village of Cape Porpoise which is known for its lobster fishing.
    • The Wadsworth Longfellow House: A historic home. The residence has been completely refurbished into a charming museum in downtown Portland, Maine.
    • Danforth: Many like to focus on Danforth as a starting point for a wilderness adventure.
  • History

  • If you love history then you’re sure to fall in love with Portland, Maine. The town was settled in 1632. It would sustain many Indian raids and the entire town’s population was massacred in 1690 and during the War of Independence in 1786, the city was leveled by fire. Again, in 1866 fire erupted destroying all the buildings. However, despite such hardships, the town was continually rebuilt. Today, the area thrives and is considered a tourist hub for anyone seeking an authentic Maine experience.

  • Food and Drink

  • One of the nice things about restaurants in Portland, Maine is that just about any restaurant is within walking distance of each other. As a New England city, you’ll want to take the opportunity to try out the fresh seafood such as crunch clams and fresh lobster. However, if you are craving something else then don’t despair because you’ll find a wide array of dining choices to fit every taste. Without a doubt, foodies are going to be in paradise with so much variety. Whether you pick to wine and dine or grab a quick bite from an eatery, you’re sure to find exactly what you seek.

Bed and Breakfast Portland Maine FAQ

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  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Portland Bed and Breakfast?

    Everyone has their own list of amenities that are important during a stay. If you plan on working or surfing the web in your downtime, then consider free wifi. The epicenter of any room is a comfortable bed, but do you need a queen or a  king? Also, a private bathroom is a ‘must-have’ for many people. Private baths are often one of the most requested so make reservations well in advance if you absolutely require such amenities a B&B. A fire pit is a nice perk on a chilly night. If you plan on eating at your lodging location, then look for one with a dining room. Also, at the end of a long day of adventure, you’ll want to make sure that you can kick back and enjoy a flat-screen tv for a little rest and relaxation before embarking on your next day’s sightseeing agenda.

  • How can I get around Portland Maine?

    When visiting Portland, Maine you are going to have to decide if you will be strictly sightseeing the city or you will venture out into the countryside when making a choice on transportation. Many bed and breakfasts are situated within walking distance of attractions, especially if you stay at one in downtown Portland. Many of the B&Bs also provide free airport transfers. However, if you want to see attractions outside the city then you’ll want to rent an auto to get around. You might also want to consider packing a few bikes. Many people enjoy pedaling around the area and you can even take a bike on the ferry for island exploration.

  • Why Stay at a Bed and Breakfast in Portland ME?

    When looking for a bed and breakfast in Portland, Maine, you’ll find a huge variety of choices. From the minute you check in to a comfy inn and you are greeted by the friendly innkeeper, you will immediately feel at home. The choices in B&Bs seem endless with Victorian gems, modern urban, and upscale boutiques. A large family who doesn’t want simple guest rooms might wish to consider one of the local vacation rentals. Take note of exactly what you are seeking in lodgings such as free wifi, a private bath, queen/king bed, or other amenities. Do you want to stay downtown or on the edge of the city? Also, consider the distance to various attractions.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Portland Maine?

    If you want to stay in the heart of Portland, Maine then you’ll want to consider the iconic Blind Tiger which is centrally located in the heart of the city. You can easily walk to all attractions and then retreat to the B&B for a drink and a game of billiards in the evening. Another downtown beauty in the city’s historic district is the Inn on Carleton. If you are looking for something different than a classic Victorian interior design then check out The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast. It is a historic 1891 mansion that boasts modern decor. The Fleetwood House is minutes from downtown and a true class in charm. With so many choices, it’s hard to pick the best bed and breakfast in Portland Maine. If your ideal lodging choice is a Portland Maine hotel then the Inn at St John stands out. It is the oldest operational hotel in the area. Anyone planning to explore Casco Bay won’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay at one of the idyllic Portland Maine waterfront B&Bs. You might want to consider the Inn at Park Spring. It is located by the Casco Bay’s ferry terminal to the Maine Islands, the international ferry terminal, and the Old Port area with its cobbled streets, colorful shops, and many fine restaurants that are steps away from the Inn. If you are seeking modern accommodations by the water then check out the Portland Harbor Hotel. Modern and upscale are what the following bed and breakfast downtown Portland Maine properties provide. The Morrill Mansion Bed & Breakfast features refurbished townhomes that offer Italianate decor throughout. With modern amenities, you’ll have the opportunity to stay in opulent comfort. The West End Inn is another red brick beauty with the best of modern luxury. With so many choices, there is surely a bed and breakfast in Portland, ME that will satisfy every traveler's delight.