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Classic accommodations with a touch of panache, the Pomegranate Inn is a visual treat, a soothing sanctuary and a sophisticated pied-à-terre in the heart of Portland's architecturally distinct Western Promenade. This elegant small hotel has received rave reviews from guests as well as national and regional publications. Eight stunning guestrooms provide luxury and comfort for a romantic get-away, a haven for the business traveler, or a destination for a few days of art, dining and shopping.
The Pomegranate Inn gives guests a sense of peace and privilege. There are fine linens, private baths, modern technology and all the necessities for a stay that is delightful and free from tension.
Sculpture, art, furniture and fabrics combine in a brilliant play of color and texture that startle, amuse, then encourage you to kick back and unwind in this upbeat inn where the goal is to exceed your expectations.
Breakfast at Pomegranate Inn offers a bit of whimsy and sophistication, just like the inn itself. Gourmet breakfasts are thoughtfully prepared and served between 8:30 and 9:30am with early coffee and tea available at 7.
Our goal is to make everything about your experience at the Pomegranate Inn extraordinary. We are at your service to provide whatever you need, from the ordinary to the sublime. Maps, directions, restaurant information, current exhibits, theatre, what not to miss, and the best time to go. We know Portland, and we love to share the ins and outs of this chic little city.
- Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 in the sunny, art and antique filled dining room. Fresh fruits, aromatic coffee and morning entrées such as french toast, poached eggs with capers, or blueberry pancakes are but a small sampling of the delicious and hearty breakfast fare.
- Intermezzo: Transition from day to night with light refreshments, calming hot drinks and refreshing spritzers served every evening in our parlor. Take a few minutes to unwind, and soak in the atmosphere.
- Morning coffee: If you are up early, freshly brewed coffee is steaming hot and ready at 7am.
- Wireless high-speed Internet access: Use your computer to access the Internet fom anywhere in the Inn.
- Early check-in: Check-in time is after 4pm, but we are happy to check you in earlier if your room is available.
An Inn for All Seasons
- Winter is the best... The city blazes with sparkling lights and gaiety. Snowshoe on Macworth Island, skate on Deering Oaks Pond or join the bustle of shoppers, and museum and gallery goers. Inside, the Inn is a veritable visual treat of holiday glam and glowing fires, a welcome sanctuary for a mug of hot cocoa.
- Spring is the best... The city comes to life with flowering trees in bloom, sailing on the bay, and reading in the Pomegranate Garden becomes a favorite pastime. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic weekend getaway, admire the architecture right outside the door, and take in the view over the western highlands and Portland Harbor.
- Summer is the best... This delicious season is full of sun, balmy evenings and offshore breezes. Explore Casco Bay on the local ferries, bask at the gorgeous beaches, walk downtown for a gourmet dinner, people watch at an outdoor cafe.
- Fall is the best... Ablaze with autumn's extraordinary New England palette, the air is crisp with hints of snow. Catch a play at Portland Stage Company, shop for treasures in the antique shops, stroll the cobbled streets of the Old Port, and sip a hot clove-scented cider.
All seasons are the best... Superb restaurants, theatre and galleries, outdoor activities,
and the perfect home-away-from-home from which to enjoy it all.
Portland offers an astonishing variety of things to do, see, listen to, buy, eat, and experience. Sophisticated or fun, business or not, a stay at the Pomegranate can be calm and restorative or fast-paced and exciting, but it will never be dull.
The Pomegranate is a short walk to the midtown Arts District, with myriad small galleries, as well as the Portland Museum of Art and the Children's Museum of Maine. A short distance farther is the Old Port Exchange, where great restaurants, galleries and shops abound, and the waterfront provides an ever changing backdrop. Seasonally, there is ice skating, open markets, street theatre, beach basking and snowshoeing.
Music, theatre, spas, museums, galleries, historic homes, parades, cruises, sightseeing—Portland is teeming with activities. Browse these links for a sample of everything it has to offer.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to innkeepers henrY and Erin for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Portland has become a destination city in the state of Maine. The city has become a hub for cuisine, art, theater and music and is receiving media buzz nationwide for this. The Pomegranate Inn highlights the whimsical nature of the city while providing a relaxed atmosphere away from the hubbub of the downtown area.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
The Pomegranate Inn is known for its eclectic decor and extensive art collection. Each of the rooms are hand-painted with a unique motif by local artists, so guests often times like to visit multiple times and try new rooms because they are so different! We personally love the art collection, which we like to call "our own personal museum." Each corner of the inn is packed with paintings, sculptures and unique artifacts.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Portland, Maine is starting to become known for its creative restaurant scene. For such a small city, we have some of the top restaurants in the Northeast. Many guests come to Portland just to eat, and they find no shortage of ways to do that. There are many ways to experience the culinary offerings of the city, from tours to open-air farmers markets twice a week (seasonally). The creativity of the city does not stop there. The Arts District of Portland has a wonderful museum (The Portland Museum of Art) and many galleries that guests love to peruse.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We once had a guest tell us that they felt as if they did not have to visit the Portland Museum of Art because they were staying in a museum.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The Prout's Neck area outside of Scarborough is a lovely stretch of quiet sandy beachfront.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Honestly there is so much. Our Things to Do page on our website lists a lot of our suggestions. Portland also is a good jumping off point to many other locations nearby. We always encourage guests to explore the city, but also to take day trips elsewhere. Ogunquit and Kennebunkport are very close by (under an hour drive), as well as Freeport (for outlet shopping and LLBean). Within an hour drive north there are several landmarks as well. Boothbay Harbor is a guest favorite for shopping, sight seeing and whale watch tours. Right in our own Casco Bay there are several islands that guests love to take the ferry boats out to visit.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
In the summer months, guests love to walk down to the Old Port district of the city. From the Pomegranate, it's only a 30 minute walk or so. The Arts District is a bit closer, about a 15-20 minute walk to the museum and galleries. We have several excellent restaurants in our neighborhood. Longfellow Square is about a 10 minute walk from the inn, which is where these are located.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
In Longfellow Square there are several great restaurants and we can't pick just one! Caiola's is our neighborhood favorite. It's an Italian bistro located just around the corner from us. Local 188 is a great Spanish style restaurant close by, and Petite Jacqueline is a wonderful French bistro. These are just our neighborhood favorites, we have an extensive list of favorite restaurants in Portland.Check out our Restaurant Recommendation page.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
People always ask if there are any special events going on in Portland. maine.info is one of our favorite references.
How many rooms does your inn have?
The Pomegranate inn has 8 guest rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We love pets, but unfortunately do not accept them at the inn.