James Place Inn Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Freeport, Maine, United States

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Pros

  • Quiet location near excellent Freeport shopping
  • Polished, colorful rooms, some with Jacuzzi tubs or fireplaces
  • Extensive, free homemade breakfast
  • Modern amenities include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs
  • Family-run inn with hospitable, helpful innkeepers
  • Peaceful outdoor deck and hammock for lazy afternoons
  • Some rooms with wood-burning fireplaces
  • No minimum stay requirements

Cons

  • Some small bathrooms with cramped showers
  • Some rooms are noisier than others

Bottom Line

The intimate James Place Inn offers seven rooms on a quiet street near central Freeport and local shopping. The polished rooms are named for the color on the walls, and some come with fireplaces or soaking tubs. One of the most outstanding features is the free, extensive breakfast made up of homemade items. This family-run inn might be in a historic Victorian home, but it also offers modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. While nice extras include a peaceful outdoor deck and appealing hammock, some rooms have very small bathrooms and are susceptible to noise.

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 Scene

Small inn with character and welcoming hosts

Dining Room
Dining Room

Quaint and quiet, James Place Inn is a relaxing place to get away for a weekend or longer vacation. Open year-round, the inn offers close proximity to the beaches in the summer, the mountains in the winter, and and shopping in Freeport all year long.

There are only seven guest rooms here, and that means that the inn will never be crowded. There is one common room here, as well as the porch during warmer weather. Breakfast is the most bustling time of day, as the dining room fills with guests looking forward to homemade pancakes, granola, scones, and more.

The inn also has a romantic side, especially in the rooms that offer soaking tubs or fireplaces.

 Location

Minutes from all the shopping of central Freeport

James Place Inn is located on a quiet residential street about 100 yards away from the center of outlet shopping in Freeport, Maine. The inn is a few minutes walk from the LL Bean flagship store that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Along Main Street there are several other stores including J.Crew, Gap, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.

The excitement of city life is nearby in Portland, where top attractions include the historic Old Port district along the harbor and the Arts District along Congress Street for food, shopping, and sightseeing.

  • 20-minute drive from Portland, Maine and Airport
  • 120-minute drive from Boston, Massachusetts and Airport
  • 4-minute walk to downtown Freeport
  • 60-minute drive to Kennebunkport, Maine
  • 75-minute drive to Portsmouth, New Hampshire

 Rooms

Quaint rooms with individual personality

The Pine Room
The Pine Room

Each room at James Place Inn is decorated in its own unique way. Rooms are named after the color of the walls that inspires the rest of the decor. In this historic Victorian house, each room has a different size and shape. Tall travelers might prefer to avoid the Blue Room for its shower with a slanted ceiling. Guests can choose a room for decor, size, and the presence of soaking tubs, fireplaces, or private balconies.

 Features

Small inn with excellent breakfast

Porch
Porch

James Place Inn offers seven rooms on a quiet street in close proximity to shopping in Downtown Freeport. This quaint inn doesn't offer features such as a pool, spa, or fitness room, but it does offer a scenic patio to enjoy during the warmer months. The best feature here is the outstanding daily breakfast served in the dining room that features many homemade items. Travelers looking to relax might also appreciate small details such as the hammock beneath shady trees.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free homemade full breakfast daily

 Bottom Line

The intimate James Place Inn offers seven rooms on a quiet street near central Freeport and local shopping. The polished rooms are named for the color on the walls, and some come with fireplaces or soaking tubs. One of the most outstanding features is the free, extensive breakfast made up of homemade items. This family-run inn might be in a historic Victorian home, but it also offers modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. While nice extras include a peaceful outdoor deck and appealing hammock, some rooms have very small bathrooms and are susceptible to noise.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 7
Internet Access: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Freeport, Maine
Address: 11 Holbrook Street, Freeport, ME 04032
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