Everything You Need to Know About Your Stay
Welcome to Mercury Inn! Below, you will find all the most pertinent information about the inn and your stay. Please remember that the innkeepers are almost always on premises or very nearby. Should you have any questions or need anything, don't hesitate to call or text our Guest Services line at 207-420-2420 (when calling, dial extension 123).
ATTENTION IPHONE USERS: Apple Maps is currently misdirecting our address. If you use Apple Maps for GPS Navigation to the inn, please use the name of the business, Mercury Inn, rather than our address. Inputting '273 State St.' rather than 'Mercury Inn' will lead you to the wrong location.
Arrival & The Inn
If you have selected a self check-in for your arrival, your door code will be emailed to you. When you arrive, there will be an envelope with your name on it.
You will be texted as soon as your room is ready. You will be provided with an entry code for our front door and may come and go as you please.
The second floor lounge and parlor are yours to enjoy throughout your stay with us. There is always coffee & tea, snacks, a hot/cold water dispenser (the left paddle is hot water, even though it is also blue), as well as our book and DVD library. A refrigerator for guest use is located to the back of the second floor.
Extra towels, toilet paper, tissues and other toiletries can be found in the hutch in the middle of the hallway on the second floor. Please help yourself to whatever you might need. Please speak to the innkeepers should you need anything you don't find in the hutch.
An iron and ironing board can be found at the back of the second floor hallway.
Breakfast is served in the dining room, located on the first floor starting at 8:30. The dining room closes at 10. Breakfast is served buffet style. You may feel free to come down at any point and help yourself. You're also welcome to grab something to take back up to your room.
In order to conserve energy and resources, rooms are not automatically serviced everyday. Rather, they are serviced upon request. If you would like your room serviced please hang the white ‘Service Please’ sign on your door before 11am, or speak to one of the innkeepers.
Portland is an incredibly walkable city, however should you prefer not to walk to any particular destination, we recommend using Lyft or calling ASAP Taxi at 207.791.2727 to arrange for a ride. Depending on the season, driving and parking downtown can be expensive and cumbersome downtown due to the sheer number of people visiting.
The most straightforward option for parking is to park on State street, where the inn is located. Parking on State is free and the only restriction is that parking is limited to one side of the street on Tuesday nights. There are usually spots available on our block our on the adjacent blocks above and below us.
Our side streets, Grant and Sherman, offer free 2-hour parking during the day, and free overnight parking starting at 5pm (if you park on these streets any time after 3pm, you can take advantage of the two hours of daytime parking, then roll over into free overnight parking). To ensure you don't get a ticket, you should plan to move your car by 10am the next morning.
There is also a reasonably-priced, covered garage located at 181 High St, just a few blocks from the inn.
please use our lot only if you do not intend to use your car again for the rest of the day
Free parking is available on-site for sedans, coups, wagons and other small cars with automatic transmission (PLEASE NOTE: Trucks, SUVS and larger cars, as well as those with manual transmission must park elsewhere).
You should park in our driveway only you do not intend to use your car for the rest of the day. If you would prefer access to your car during the day, you need to park elsewhere. Whenever you will no longer use your car until the next morning, you may feel free to park in the driveway.
Cars can be moved every morning from 7am to 11am as needed. Please speak to the innkeepers during this time. They will move any cars blocking you in.
When parking on-site please park in the right half of driveway and as far forward as possible, even if you are blocking another car. The goal is to leave room for other cars to come in behind you.
Please then go to the landing on the second floor of the inn (look for a row of padlocks above the various brochures) and lock your keys up under your assigned room number. You may not park in the driveway if your keys are not locked up.
Your room key also has a key to your room's padlock, so you can access to car whenever you need to.
In order to facilitate easier coming and going for all guests, the innkeepers may move cars into open spaces on State St. where convenient.
If you need anything from your innkeepers please call our Guest Services line at: 207-420-2420. We appreciate if calls between the hours of 10pm and 6am are for urgent matters only, and may not be answered immediately but will be returned as quickly as possible.
Where to Go
So, you've arrived. You've parked your car. You've settled into your room. What now? Chances are, you've heard a thing or two about the amazing restaurants in Portland. Luckily some of the best are just up the street. Here are a few we recommend checking out.
These following restaurants are located just up the street from the inn. The walk will take you less than 5 minutes.
Pai Men Miyake (188 State St.) - Phenomenal Japanese noodle bar. Big, hearty bowls of noodles. Delicious small plates. Always great local beers on tap. Informal setting. Easy for two. There might be a wait for four.
Boda (671 Congress St.) - A unique, creative take on Thai street food. Boda has a great, robust dinner menu and their kitchen boasts a late-night menu, so if you're a night owl or just coming in late you can still find great food close to the inn.
Local 188 (685 Congress St.) - Big, open space with a variety of small plates. Great bar.
Local Sprouts (649 Congress St.) - A cooperatively-owned cafe with a focus on local sourcing of ingredients. Very casual, counter service, options to fit every diet (e.g. vegan, gluten free, etc.)