Fodor's Expert Review The Danforth
163 Danforth St., Portland, Maine, 04102, USA
A stunning showpiece, this stylish inn was one of Portland's grandest Federal-style dwellings when it was built in 1823. It stands a short walk from downtown on a block known in the early 19th century as "Social Corners" for the elaborate parties its owners held in their spacious parlor, and it's located right next to historic Victoria Mansion. Updated with contemporary furnishings, the inn has a mod, seaside feel. Guest rooms have original, working fireplaces and are individually decorated with vibrant patterns and artwork; the Old Port room, with its semicircle design and a crystal chandelier over the bed, is exquisite. Breakfast is served in the hotel's new restaurant, Tempo Dulu, with Southeast Asian–inspired dishes, along with more traditional fare like Maine wild blueberry pancakes and smoothies.
- gorgeous rooms
- basement billiards room
- city views from cupola
- small windows in some third-floor rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast