|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
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,
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.
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
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
from numerous restaurants, coffeehouses, and galleries so your car isnít
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
The Percy Inn is entirely non smoking.
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.
moderately priced, gracious Percy Inn is a resounding success."