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PE_Lamp.jpg (15537 bytes)The Percy In is housed in an 1830 Federal-style brick rowhouse built in 1830, ten years after Maine became a state. A thorough renovation was undertaken to transform the building into an inn in 1997.All our guest rooms feature the same amenities: TVs with VCRs or DVD players, phone and fax machines, WiFi, CD players, weather radios, climate control, queen beds, seasonal air conditioning, wet bars and refrigerators stocked with complimentary soft drinks, and private baths. Rates include breakfast and parking.

About the Innkeeper
Dale Northrup, CTC, is currently contributing editor on Inside Hotels and Cruise Ships for syndicated travel radio. He is formerly contributing editor for Northstar Travel Media’s STAR service, a critical guide to hotels and cruise ships. The STAR Service critiques over 10,000 hotels in more than 100 countries for travel agents and corporate travel departments and Northrup has personally written over 23,000 hotel reviews in more than 70 countries during his 20 years at STAR Service. He has authored, co-authored, or contributed to nearly two dozen consumer travel guides for such names as Frommer's and Fodor's.

Breakfast and Other Noshes
Breakfast is served in our second floor breakfast room between 8 and 10 a.m. Our Continental buffet consists of boiled eggs, a selection of hot and cold cereals, fresh cut fruit of the day, breads and muffins, yogurt, juices, and a choice of teas and coffee. The breakfast room is open all day for snacking and our pantry refrigerator is stocked with complimentary soft drinks, and juices for mixers. We offer seasonal drinks such as hot mulled cider or chilled lemonade afternoons and evenings. The Poet's Corner on the third floor features a choice of coffee, hot chocolate, and regular, herbal, and decaf teas 24 hours a day in an intimate nook with a collection of books on Maine and New England travel, and board games. Ice is also provided here.
Public Areas
Besides the breakfast room and Poet's Corner, the inn offers a fireplaced living room with a collection of books and compact discs for your enjoyment. Compact disc players are also found in guest rooms. A library of 400 movie titles is kept in the armoire as well or enjoy our player grand piano. Our landscaped side and back yard provide spots for reading and enjoying Maine's all-too-brief good weather. In summer we have a side garden to enjoy and a sunny 560 square foot deck where you can sample the sun or shade with a cold libation. For adventuresome guests, we have a garage for storing bicycles, kayaks, canoes, or other sports equipment during your stay. The inn is located one hour from decent downhill skiing.
For Your Comfort
The Percy Inn is a non-smoking inn. For your comfort, each room has its own temperature controls. Though air conditioning is seldom needed, save a few days each year, all our rooms have cooling systems. Ceiling fans and our eight foot windows provide ample circulation in summer.
Check-in and Check-out
Check-in is 3 p.m. but we try to accommodate early arrivals by storing luggage and providing keys for your return later in the day. Check-out is 11 a.m. and we ask that you vacate rooms by then so we may prepare for the next guests. Luggage again may be stored until your departure. Special arrangements can be made for late arrivals and early morning departures.
Parking
Parking in the West End is difficult but the Percy Inn has dedicated parking for all guests (one car per bedroom only) in our lighted and paved parking lot adjoining the inn. Good signage is posted and you may also park briefly on the street but be mindful of parking restrictions. From April through October the City of Portland bans parking on Mondays on the odd-numbered side of Pine Street and on Wednesdays for the even side. Snow bans are also enforced on the peninsula and downtown in winter so we sure to use our lots. The Percy Inn lies steps from numerous restaurants, coffeehouses, and galleries so your car isn’t necessary much of the time.
Children and Pets
The Percy Inn is not suitable for families with young children because of the intimate nature of the historic building and the reserved atmosphere within. We have on rare occasion made an exception such as when the entire inn or a floor is booked by a family. Children are permitted in our satellite suites on a European Plan however. Parker, our resident Maine Coon Cat (14 pounds and four double paws, no less) prefers not to share the limelight with other pets. He knows how to work a crowd and hates competition.
Smoking
The Percy Inn is entirely non smoking.
Day Trippers?
If you plan a day trip, we can help. Let us know a day before and we'll have a cooler, thermos, day pack, binoculars, picnic basket and blanket, beach towels, or maybe some back roads maps for you to use. Of course, all our rooms have two person umbrellas if you get caught in the rain.

"The moderately priced, gracious Percy Inn is a resounding success."

--The Boston Globe

 

 

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