Ralph Waldo Emerson Room (102)
Fashioned from a palette of corn silk yellow with cranberry florals, this ground floor room is ideal for those who want to minimize steps. Accessed from our side brick patio and garden, the Emerson Room offers a private entry and personal deck set with table and chairs for use in good weather. Within lies a fresh look combining cherry appointments with exposed brick, a comfortable burgundy reading chair and floor lamp, a generous cherry bureau, writing desk and roomy bath measuring 66 square feet accomplished in green stone on the floor and around the tub and shower. Oak built-ins extend your storage opportunities in the bath complemented with soft mocha-inspired walls. Two four by four north-facing windows overlook the deck. This room adjoins the breakfast prep kitchen of the inn (though breakfast is served upstairs) and is subject to hearing prep clatter or voices mornings to early afternoon. Privacy draperies cover the second egress doorway to minimize noise transfer. A private (but steep) stairway could connect the Emerson Room with the Shelley Room above when both rooms are booked together. Advance reservations are suggested as this popular ground floor spot is one of only three offered in the entire historic district. In winter, an interior passage is provided for guests as we close the courtyard for snow accumulation and icy conditions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Suite (201)
The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Suite is a large accommodation featuring a queen four-poster cherry bed dressed with Ralph Lauren fabrics drawn from a palate of blues and tans. A marble bistro table is nestled before two eight foot windows overlooking Pine St. This is an ideal spot to enjoy a private breakfast for two. This room is furnished with oak and mahogany pieces including an antique game table, bureau, and night stand. Thick Chinese rugs complement the decor and sit upon original pumpkin pine floors. The focal point of the bedroom is its original 1830 ornamental fireplace. The parlor room of the suite adjoins with a wet bar and refrigerator stocked with complimentary soft drinks and bottled water and the parlor has a pine desk for sorting out business details. Upholstered walls rise halfway to match draperies and the rich green tones. The floor is polished terra cotta tile. A small but luxurious bath is faced in green and white marble, accented with mirror all around and has a shower. An extra twin bed can be accommodated in the suite upon request. This room offers three windows, a ceiling fan, and climate controls.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (202)
The Percy Bysshe Shelley guest room is a nod to Sonoma Valley with its four poster bed topped by a colorful patchword quilt with matching pillows, pine appointments, a walk-in cedar closet, television, exposed brick wall, and a wonderful bath with Kohler fixtures, fluted pedestal sink, and green stone floor and tub surround. This room is accented with wrought iron wine racks, has individual climate control, air conditioning, and has two windows. A full-size twin trunde bed hides under the tall four-poster bed here and may be engaged upon request. The Percy Shelley adjoins the breakfast room and has a second private entrance leading to the inn's backyard sundeck.
Dorothy Parker Junior Suite (301)
The Dorothy Parker junior suite features raised panel walls and mantle complemented by a two-tone caramel and beige scheme accented with navy draperies and a gold and blue ceiling border. Antique pieces sit atop berber carpet of similar tones. This room is furnished with a two poster cannonball bed, Ralph Lauren fabrics focusing upon white and blue tones, a pine chest, mahogany drum table, Ethan Allen bowback chairs, leather wing chair, and a separate dressing room offering a generous desk for working or make-up. Dorothy Parker features a wet bar and refrigerator stocked with complimentary soft drinks and bottled water, rooftop and steeple views from its four windows, a cedar closet, and an ample bath with Kohler fixtures, fluted pedestal sink, and two person shower with double heads.
Walt Whitman (302)
A cozy favorite, our Walt Whitman espouses a masculine look accomplished with fallish florals by Ralph Lauren in a delightful top floor locale. This guest accommodation features russet red raised panel walls, a mirrored mantle, antique pine appointments and queen bed with matching drapes and bed linens. The bed sits atop coordinated berber carpet and the bedroom offers a television, wet bar, and a refrigerator stocked with complimentary soft drinks and bottled water. Guests may retire to enjoy the compact disc player and a selection of music or relax with a new tome in the club chair. The full bath in this accommodation features Kohler fixtures, a pedestal sink under a skylight and red stone floor. This room boasts two windows with views of Mount Washington, has individual climate control, air conditioning, and a ceiling fan.
John Keats (303)
Our latest addition, is situated on the top floor with western views to Mount Washington through three windows (yes, you can still see snow in July atop the mountain) and to the northeast see Back Cove (a water glimpse that improves post-foliage). You’ll appreciate the lovely exposed brick (a sherbert orange hue) in the bedroom, the calm sand dollar walls highlighted with robin’s egg blue stenciling, soft cinnamon berber carpet, a queen sleigh bed topped with a patchwork quilt, a desk for paperwork and a wing chair to take pause from a busy day to make the most of your leisure moments. The bath is generous in size with British pub-red walls capping coordinated wainscoting and a sandstone tile floor to anchor you. Besides a shower, the tub beckons you to relax amid the ivory marble walls and soothing vista of the historic district from the generous window facing west. You’ll see the spires of Sacred Heart Church and the summer fireworks whenever the Portland Sea Dogs win at baseball. This smartly-styled bedroom may be combined with the Pine Three Studio to make a two-bedroom suite encompassing the entire third floor.
The Pine Three Studio combines the best of both worlds: a traditional bedroom, an adjoining full-size sofa bed for extra travelers, and facilities to whip up something light. In this studio, the focal point lies with the three windows overlooking Pine Street and rooftops and steeples of the West End Historic District. With cinnamon blended berber carpet underfoot and a kitchen with red rock desert tile, this studio offers a queen bed anchoring one side of the room and a sitting area on the other. A TV/VCR on a handsome mahogany dropleaf table keeps you informed and entertained while a CD player offers a soothing background ambiance. The full kitchen (nearly, no stove but a microwave oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, sink) occupies one third of the studio with a dining table and a handsome ample bath with a shower completes this offering. You’ll love the stone floor of the kitchen and bath as if sliced from Sedona’s Red Rock country. This studio may be combined with the John Keats Room to make a two-bedroom suite that sleeps six.
Last Minute Availability
From time to time we offer last minute availability at discounted rates for reservations accepted within 24-48 hours of arrival.
No Show Guests
We take our job of providing our guests with attractive and comfortable accommodations seriously. Your reservations are important to us and we will hold a room for you all night when it has been guaranteed with a credit card. When you fail to arrive as scheduled it prevents us from providing a room to another and we must charge your account accordingly.
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 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.
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.
Every room in the Percy Inn enjoys its own personality and each shares a sense of history coupled with the comforts of today. All guest quarters enjoy common comforts with each accommodation including:
- Queen beds
- Phones and Fax Machines
- CD players
- TVs and VCRs
- Wet Bars and Refrigerators
- Complimentary Soft Drinks
- Air conditioning
- Private Baths
Rates, Reservations & Cancellations
- May 26 through October 30:$129-$209
- October 31 through May 25: $89-$209
- Long Term Rates: $69-$159
- CALL FOR LAST MINUTE RATES
- Excludes holidays, foliage, and special events
Reservations are made directly to the inn by calling (207) 871-7638 or faxing us at (207) 775-2599. Our toll-free number is (888) 41-PERCY (73729). You may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide verbal confirmation of requests followed-up with written confirmation of reservations within seven days by fax, US mail, or e-mail depending upon your inquiry noting our advance deposit requirements of check or credit card.
Because of the intimate nature of the inn, cancellations affect us greatly. Therefore, we must enforce the following policy: Rooms cancelled more than 30 days in advance of arrival are accepted without penalty. Rooms cancelled 15-30 days in advance subject to a $25 fee. Rooms cancelled 14 days or less from arrival are held to their reservations for all reserved nights unless the room can be re-booked in full, in which case a $50 fee applies. Cancellations or no-show applies to weather delays, air and train delays, or personal factors of any kind unrelated to the inn. Guests must obtain a written confirmation from us for your cancellation for it to be acceptable. We do not accept email cancellations within 14 days. Call the inn directly to obtain a cancellation number.