Classic Hospitality in Portland's West End


The Inn

The beautifully restored West End Inn was designed by John Calvin Stevens and constructed in 1871. The townhouse-style building was originally purchased by Freedom Nash, a local stove dealer, and is rich in original architectural detail. It remained a private residence until 1984 when it was converted to a bed and breakfast. 

The West End Inn proudly sits within Portland’s prestigious West End, a residential neighborhood renowned for its brick-lined avenues, historic architecture and refined character. Just two blocks from the Inn, the graceful Western Promenade boasts Olmsted-designed walkways and grand western views across Maine to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and beyond. 

Within short walking distance of the Inn are excellent restaurants, shops and Portland’s vibrant Arts District and the Portland Museum of Art. Walking from the Inn to the Old Port District takes about 20 minutes. 

Now my palpitating soul longs to wander, now happy in their zeal my feet grow strong.

Catullus, c. 84–54 BC 


Your Innkeeper

Victoria Lee Hood

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My goal is to make your visit to Portland a special one by providing the enduring pleasures of generous hospitality and good food. 

My family arrived in Maine in 1960 when my grandparents opened one of the State's first Chinese-American restaurants, the Dragon Seed, on Route 1 in Kittery. 

Growing up in a hospitality family I learned the value of hard work and the many ways in which a warm welcome and meal unites people across cultures and places. At the West End Inn, the aim is to continue this honorable tradition for the benefit of our guests.

Before acquiring the West End Inn in January 2017, I worked in the financial technology industry, living in New York, London and Boston. 

Love this Place

TripAdvisor review by Andrew S, June 2017