121 MIDDLE an urban inn

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52-inch LED TV with digital channels, streaming services
52-inch LED TV with digital channels, streaming services
52-inch LED TV with digital channels, streaming services
52-inch LED TV with digital channels, streaming services

Overview of 121 MIDDLE an urban inn

121 MIDDLE an urban inn

3.5 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
121 Middle St., Portland, ME, 04101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCharles Q. Clapp House11 min walk
  • Popular LocationPortland Museum of Art13 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictoria Mansion14 min walk
  • AirportPortland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport)14 min drive

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About this area


121 MIDDLE an urban inn is located in Downtown Portland, a neighborhood in Portland, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Children's Museum of Maine are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Portland Observatory and Victoria Mansion. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum and Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine are also worth visiting. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails and ecotours, or hop on a moped rental nearby and take a self-guided tour around Portland.

What's nearby

  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - 5 min walk
  • Monument Square - 7 min walk
  • Charles Q. Clapp House - 11 min walk
  • Portland Museum of Art - 13 min walk
  • Victoria Mansion - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Portland Transportation Center - 8 min drive
  • Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM) - 14 min drive


  • Sebago Brewing Company — 3 min walk
  • Duckfat — 3 min walk
  • Fore Street Restaurant — 3 min walk
  • Standard Baking Co. — 3 min walk
  • The Grill Room and Bar — 3 min walk

About this property

121 MIDDLE an urban inn

Victorian Portland hotel in Downtown Portland, near Wadsworth-Longfellow House
This smoke-free hotel features an elevator. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, LED TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like dining areas and sitting areas. Housekeeping is available on request.
121 MIDDLE an urban inn offers 11 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate dining areas. Beds feature premium bedding. 52-inch LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers.

This Portland hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided on request. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in October 2019.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Offsite parking within 25 ft (USD 25 per day)
  • Street parking available

Family friendly

  • Separate dining area


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (on request)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator


  • Renovated guestrooms - October 2019
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding


  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • 52-inch LED TV
  • Digital channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining room
  • Paper towels


  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 25 per day (25 ft away)
  • Housekeeping fee: USD 100 per week

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 40 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 40 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 40 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 40 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 40 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is perfectly located and set up for visitors to Portland. Location is a block or two out of the main shopping/dining district. The city itself is very walkable. The apartment has everything you want or need, on top of being well-designed and furnished. It is especially suited for pandemic travel. We got takeout food several times and had the dishes and utensils we needed. Never saw anyone in the hall while we were there. The only caution is- you need to be pretty tech savvy. The doors to the building and apartment were keyless. The TV runs from streaming on your phone or tablet with your home cable or wireless account. Be sure you have those passwords when you come. My husband is pretty good with that stuff, but it took a day for him to figure out how the tv worked.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was the perfect place for our family. It was super comfortable and had everything we needed for meals and down time between our adventures around Portland. The 121 Middle team was great and responsive when we reached out. We would definitely stay here again. I wish they had spots in other cities!
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The unit was clean and bright. It was also spotless. We had an excellent stay.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property was amazing, located in a perfect spot, walkable to many great restaurants and the ferry pier. The room was very nice and we loved the non-descript building. It is a very well done cross between an upscale short term rental and an upscale hotel. We would absolutely stay here again!
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the room and location, easy walk to everything. Kitchen came in handy for leftovers, and room was very private. Only heads up is to avoid if you struggle with apps. Key and TV run through phone apps.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2021