in the city of brick

Step into an innovative travel experience in the timeless Old Port of Portland, Maine. Two newly reimagined floors, nestled inside a Nationally Registered Historic Building, feature luxury accommodations with the savvy traveler in mind. Immerse yourself in open living spaces, comfortable beds with luxury linens, and kitchens inviting you to prepare meals.  Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are mere blocks away at local family owned markets. Innovative technology creates boutique experiences including contactless check-in, meaning your Portland experience is fully in your hands.

Stay for an extended vacation, an escape from the home office, or your relocation to Portland, Maine.

sleek – inspiring – open

NAVIGATOR residences

Find your way past tall oak entryways and into luxury accommodations where historic grand windows bring an abundance of natural light and feature a backdrop of the century’s old brick in neighboring historic buildings. Historic Portland, Maine meets the sophisticated touches of technology and design in each NAVIGATOR residence.

stylish – quiet – refined

PIONEER residences

Explore featured residences, designed to create a legacy on the city and re-define the travel experience. Spacious open-concept floor plans and Maine-made hand-carved furniture pieces invite you to work, relax and entertain. 

SMARTER travel

As a savvy traveler, we understand your focus is on the journey. 121 MIDDLE is here to create the independent travel experience you crave using SMART technology.

  • Arrive to luxury with a digital check-in featuring Flexipass, eliminating in-person contact and keeping you healthy and safe.
  • Manage your remote work priorities with lightning-fast WiFi
  • Bake your favorite blueberry pie recipe in accommodations with fully-equipped kitchens. Pots, pans, a blender…you name we have it.
  • Stream your favorite television shows in beautiful 4K definition.
Fast and Free WIFI

Digital Arrival

Streaming TV

SMARTER travel

As a savvy traveler, we understand your focus is on the journey. 121 MIDDLE is here to create the independent travel experience you crave using SMART technology.

Fast and Free WIFI

Digital Arrival

Streaming TV

Fully Equipped Kitchens

Wireless Charging

Digital Concierge


The safety and well-being of yourself and our team are our most important priority. Each luxury accommodation undergoes enhanced cleaning measures to ensure all surfaces are thoroughly sanitized for your visit.  During your visit, you will find cleaning supplies available to keep your residence clean and germ free.

Throughout our historic building, teams are working to clean high touch surfaces, such as doorknobs and elevator buttons, frequently throughout the day, while a hand sanitizer station is available when entering the building.

Staying Healthy

Our team undergoes daily health screenings and stay home if they feel ill.

Cleaning Standards

Frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces using chemicals proven to kill harmful germs and bacteria.

Masking Up

Masks are required in all public spaces to limit the spread of airborne particles.


The Thompson Block building featured on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1973, was built after the Great Fire of 1866.   This historic fire burned close to 80% of the Old Port area of Portland and displaced over 10,000 residents in one afternoon.  The successful reconstruction of the Old Port was in part due to the hard work of architect George M Harding by creating the highest style Victorian group of buildings of the period.


In 2020, East Brown Cow completed the historic restoration of many of the building’s exterior sandstone elements.  The little touches of sandstone and brick decorative designs were recast and brought to their original essence featured with the addition of modern exterior lighting.  Knowles Industrial Services, Inc earned the distinguished Build Maine Award for Building Renovation for the restoration work of the Thompson Block.


It is a pleasure to host guests of 121 MIDDLE an urban inn on the 2nd and 3rd floor of this building and bring the first apartment-style hotel to Portland, Maine.