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163 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04102-3813
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#5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
A historic piece of Portland's vibrant West End, our guest house is designed to make you feel like a true Portlander. Located in the heart of one of the country’s most happening cities, Blind Tiger offers an easygoing style and creative design in an intimate setting, for an experience that embodies the spirit of Portland.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Tk925 wrote a review May 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions3 helpful votes
The Blind Tiger was a revelation in Portland. Located southwest of the downtown area most heavily covered by tourists, it had a more relaxed and elegant feel while still being convenient to most attractions in the area. The Eight Bells room was spacious and comfortable with two armchairs as well as the king bed. For someone who enjoys natural light, it's a great fit, the room was sun-drenched and bright.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Jun. 2, 2021
Hi Tk925, We’re glad our boutique was able to strike the perfect balance of seclusion and being in the middle of the action for you! Thanks for shouting out how much you enjoyed your stay and how your room in particular shined. Our team is counting the seconds until we get to see you again in Portland. Happy travels!
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Natalie Zises wrote a review Jul. 2020
New York City, New York12 contributions
Property's Favourite Review
Just stayed at Blind Tiger for the weekend with my boyfriend. We were looking for a cute spot that had charm but also luxury. We stayed in the room titled Eight Bells, and I didn’t want to leave. I loved the unique design features and thoughtful details throughout the hotel. The beds were so comfortable. Even though they had to alter certain things for corona, I still loved the honor pantry and complimentary tea and coffee offerings. I can’t wait to come back when things go back to “normal” and see the hotel in full swing!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from AbbeyHybl, Public Relations Manager at Blind Tiger
Responded Jul. 30, 2020
We are so glad that you were able to get away during this time and that you so enjoyed your time with us in Portland at Blind Tiger! From the charm to the unique design, thoughtful details to the communal pantry, we love hearing about your desire to return. We'll see you again soon!
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Mimi P wrote a review May 2021
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Every room has it's own unique feel. Staff was friendly and casual. will be checking out the other Lark Hotels! We loved these quirking, well run boutique hotels. SUCH a nice change from the chain hotels that are nice, but have little character.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded May 21, 2021
Hi 789mimip, We couldn’t agree more that character and attention to detail sets Lark hotels apart from your typical chain fare. Thanks for sharing that and for letting us know how much you loved your time at Blind Tiger. Can’t wait to see you back in Portland or at one of our other Lark properties!
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Tiffany L wrote a review May 2021
Westmont, Illinois11 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first time staying at a Lark property, and I was very pleased. I cannot say enough nice things about the Blind Tiger House. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The accommodations were spacious, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. There were so many small little touches that truly added to the entire experience. I would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded May 7, 2021
Hi tiffanylW4866WN, What you’ll discover as you continue to explore Lark properties around the country is each one celebrates details and has a unique sense of place based on where it’s located. We have a feeling you’ll love all of our locations every bit as much as you loved Blind Tiger so we hope to see you soon, either in Portland or anywhere else. Our doors are always open to you!
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newengland50 wrote a review Apr. 2021
Franklin, Massachusetts429 contributions105 helpful votes
The Blind Tiger was renovated a couple of years ago, but it retained its antique look. Our room had a comfortable king-size and it was spacious. They might consider adding some hooks to hang clothes, other than a thin rack to hold only two items. The room was very clean and the bathroom was well-equipped. A breakfast was ready for us (during COVID times) every morning in the dining room for us to eat where we chose. It included, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, and pastry. Coffee was available but juice was not. The people who run the B&B were terrific. They were friendly, always helpful, and they responded quickly to all questions. They made our stay very comfortable and glad that we chose the Blind Tiger, They were also knowledgeable about the area. There is a parking lot (reserved for guests) behind the building. A pantry is on the first floor and prices for the items are reasonable--much less than mini bars in typical places. The first floor has several places to sit and relax and the living room has a fireplace that was lit several times a day. There are a couple of restaurants within an easy walking distance. Everything we wanted to visit was within a drive of ten minutes or less. Joggers: There is a park with running/biking trails a couple of miles away, but I found it easy to start my run on Danforth St. Turn right (away from the city center) and head up the street. After about 2/3 of a mile, bear to the right and this will lead you up a hill by an old cemetery and then to a park with short paved trails and wide views. From there, you can run by the hospital and into several neighborhoods.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Blind Tiger
Responded Apr. 21, 2021
Hi newengland50, Wow! We appreciate you going into such depth regarding our building's history, our team’s hospitality, and so many of the perks we’re proud to share with guests. From our daily breakfast offerings to the easy access our location offers to area activities, we’re glad our overall experience added to your time in our happening city. As we push into summer, Portland and its offerings will evolve. We hope you’ll come see us again then to enjoy a fresh stay. Take care!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blind Tiger
Which popular attractions are close to Blind Tiger?
Nearby attractions include Portland Museum of Art (0.5 km), Victoria Mansion (0.2 km), and One Longfellow Square (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blind Tiger?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Blind Tiger?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Blind Tiger?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blind Tiger?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blind Tiger?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Green Elephant, Becky's Diner, and Little Tap House.
Are there any historical sites close to Blind Tiger?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wadsworth-Longfellow House (0.8 km), Goddard Mansion (4.8 km), and Friends of Fort Gorges (3.6 km).