I would have preferred to stay in the Old Port but I didn’t want to pay premium prices for a generic room. Instead, I looked for an accommodation that has charm and character. I found what i was looking for at The Percy Inn. It’s located in the west end, a nice 10 minute walk to Old Port. The area isn’t without it’s own neighborhood features like bars, cafes, shops, restaurants, and music venues.
Each room at The Percy Inn is named after an author. We stayed in the Longfellow, which is supposedly the biggest and nicest room. Neither TH or I have heard of Longfellow. He was a poet; and a collection of books that he authored line the mantle of the fireplace.
The Longfellow room is well appointed with antique looking furnishings and plants (fake and real), a tv that plays DVD and VHS. The room is comfortable and spacious with plenty of room for luggage and getting around. The bed is high, something I’m not used to but enjoyed the novelty of. The windows face Pine Street. There is an anteroom where there is a bar sink and mini fridge with complimentary sodas. I must admit that the bathroom is a bit small. The configuration is narrow with a shower, small sink, and a toilet. There are plenty of fresh towels.
Breakfast is served between 8am and 10am and is conveniently located adjacent to the Longfellow room. There is a varied selection of foods to choose from like a buffet of fruits, pastries, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea, cold and hot cereals, and even pie!
The folks who maintain the Percy Inn are super friendly and nice. They’re knowledged with Portland and the surrounding areas, and are helpful with suggestions of things to do.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine and his name pops up around town.
If you’re looking for an accommodation with charm and character, I recommend looking into The Percy Inn when you visit Portland, Maine.