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Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Portland
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Two room suite perfect for active family!”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We stayed at the Residence Inn in April 2012 and couldn't have been more pleased with the two-room suite we booked. We were a three generation group of four with two active boys and the two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room and nicely sized kitchen were fantastic for us! We were in Portland for a wedding shower. The dining table was perfect for wrapping gifts, and the living room was a hit with the boys who could lounge and read or watch TV in between events. The suite was beautifully decorated and all the facilities at the hotel were well maintained. The pool area was big enough and also a hit. The free breakfast was one of the most expansive I've seen at this type of hotel and was a great perk...not having to find and pay for a diner each day was appreciated. My only nit was that the iPod alarm in one of the rooms did not work.

The hotel is on the edge of town, but completely in walking distance. One night we did take a cab back, due to the hour, and it cost $3. A fabulous bakery, Two Fat Cats, is within a block and worth a jog so you don't feel too guilty about indulging.

If I go back to Portland...will definitely return!

Room Tip: Our room looked out to toward Portland downtown and had terrific sunlight.
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Little River, South Carolina
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

This was our first time to Portland. Could not have made a better choice for accommodations. Rooms are spacious and very clean. Furnishings are in great condition and the mattress and pillows were comfortable. Breakfast is offered every morning - real eggs and all of the items to go with them. A variety of food types for everyone. The hotel is located at the north end of the business district close enough to walk to dinner, sightseeing, etc. The hotel also provides free shuttle service by very pleasant drivers.

Room Tip: We were on the fourth floor - only one higher - very quiet.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

I did a two night stay at this property the first weekend in April. Upon check in, as a platinum Marriott Rewards member, I inquired about upgrading into a one bedroom or instead a studio with a view of the water. I was immediately told that no upgrades are offered for travelers paying the government rate regardless what level of membership you're at in the Marriott Rewards program.

After receiving my keys I headed upstairs to my room and find that housekeeping is still in there. I had to go back down to the front desk and ask them for a different room. At that time, I didn't even get a, I'm sorry for your trouble" or anything in that effect.

Also, the hotel has no parking. You will need to park at the garage across the street. It is very quiet if you're coming back late and night and seems to be a little bit of a concern. The garage is unattended at night as well. So there's no sense of security.

The two good notes to the hotel was the housekeeper was very pleasant. I always leave a tip for the housekeeper on a daily basis but this particular housekeeper actually acknowledged her appreciation by leaving me a note! The second place was the attendant down at breakfast. She was very hardworking and always said good morning to people with a smile!

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Very nice stay recently at the downtown Residence Inn in Portland. The hotel is very new and super clean. Great in room decor and very comfortable beds made for a great stay. The free breakfast buffet was above average with hot scramled eggs and canadian bacon plus all of the other standard fare which got us off to a great start for the day. The fitness center was of a reasonable size with new equipment which is right next to the indoor pool and hot tub. The location is waterfront although it is somewhat industrial but located close to the old port and plenty of places downtown.

Room Tip: Get a room on the higher floors with a water view. Also, don't pay to park, there are plenty of...
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Just spent 3 nights during April vacation. The hotel rooms (studio suite) were a nice size for 2 adults and 2 kids. Pool was fine. The best thing about the hotel is that many of the downtown attractions were within walking distance. People at the hotel were very nice. No complaints really-would go back. Portland is a great city.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

I stayed here a few weekends ago for one night with my mom when taking a day trip up from Boston. We got a great rate on the room and had a nice spacious room that was super clean. The beds were great, toiletries nice, location was perfect - short walk from the Old Port. The bartender was really friendly when getting a late drink. Parking was $12 which they included on my bill and they gave us cards to get out of the lot whenever we wanted - which we didn't need until the next morning anyways. The only thing I would advise is getting to breakfast within the listed hours - while we were sitting and chatting at 10am on a Saturday, the staff was basically RUNNING around to take down the food as soon as it turned 10am. I've never been at a hotel where they took down the food so fast! I wouldn't hesitate to stay here or to recommend this hotel to anyone!

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North Conway NH
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

I stayed here for one night this past weekend. Check in was smooth, and the hotel it self is beautiful, with discounted parking at the garage right next door. I did not have time to enjoy the pool and fitness room, but they looked updated and clean. Our room was great, I love that all the rooms are suites with a kichenette area. Breakfast was good, staff was friendly, and everything was very clean. So over all a good stay, will be back in the future.
We took advantage of the free hotel shuttle, no need for a taxi if your going downtown, but does end at 10:30pm.
Thanks to Nicole in guest relations who was very helpful!!

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Property: Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Address: 145 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4810
Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#6 Business Hotel in Portland
#6 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portland, Maine's only all suite hotel is located in the heart of the historic Old Port district. The Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/Waterfront is perfect for business trips, family vacations, relocation, corporate housing, and small meetings. Business travelers will find easy access to all organizations in Portland, Maine. The hotel is near major attractions that include the birthplace of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, Merrill Auditorium, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Cumberland County Civic Center, and Portland Museum of Art. Whether you are in town for a Maine lobster roll and blueberry pie or to sample the premier cuisine of the city's award-winning chefs, all are just a stone's throw from our doorstep. Book now to stay with us and experience legendary Marriott service. ... more   less 
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