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Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed at the Residence Inn end of May 2014. The hotel is located at the waterfront, close to the ferry pier. There a few restaurants in walking distance. The hotel has nice rooms incl. a small kitchen, fridge and dishwasher, large TV set. Small bathroom with shower in the bathtub. Free wi-fi and free breakfast are offered as well. On a busy morning it might be difficult to find a table for breakfast. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool and a good exercise room. Friendly and helpful staff. Unfortunately, there is no free parking, you can park at the adjacent parking garage for $ 12 per day.

Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stopped in for a one night stay but, will return to this hotel for sure. The room was a great space and very clean. the hotel location is easy to find and centrally located with a great view and easy access to the ferry.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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sarah d, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be back again. I too enjoy our location. It's nice being so close to the Eastern Promenade and the Old Port. I would be happy to assist in any way possible for your upcoming reservations.

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Sarah day

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I thoroughly debated giving this hotel five stars because such a rating seems suited for an exclusive resort or boutique hotel. But I am considering the context.

First, I have lifetime Platinum status with Marriott, which of course means I've stayed in a bunch, all over the country. And this one, for a Residence Inn, is top notch. Does it compare to, say, a suite at a Renaissance? Of course not, but that's an apples-and-oranges comparison.

Second is the context of the area. If you are a tourist in Portland, you want to be near the waterfront (check), old Portland (check), downtown and arts district (check), and top-notch restaurants (check). You get all of this, plus rooms and an environment definitely configured to feel like home.

Where this property exceeds standards is in its staffing. When I asked for a room that wasn't next to the elevators, the manager herself took me to check out other rooms. Everyone is friendly and ultra-helpful. The free breakfast even is beyond what I've had at other properties. And there are plenty of public spaces, including a lounge, to stretch out.

By the way, the fitness center was better equipped than those in Marriotts and Renaissance hotels I've stayed in.

I've already stayed here twice and if I ever return to Portland, which I certainly hope to, I won't consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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sarah d, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Thank you so much for your sincere review! It is always a pleasure to know we have made a guest stay the very best it could be. We look forward to your next visit. Please let me know if I personally can be of assistance with any up coming planning.

Sincerely,
Sarah Day

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have stayed at this hotel twice in 3 months and it does not disappoint. The staff is very friendly from the people in the restaurant, to the bartenders to the front desk staff. The manager comes into the restaurant every morning and says hi. He does not hide from the guests.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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sarah d, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Thank you for being a loyal guest. I will make sure to share your kind words with our staff . We look forward to your next visit.

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Sarah Day

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

This was our second mini-vacation in a year to this hotel..We had the best room in the hotel, overlooking the harbor with the wall of floor to ceiling windows. We travel with our 2 Westies and the hotel is extremely pet friendly and so quiet. The area is beautiful, so much to do and great for long walks down by the port with the dogs. Relatives are nearby and it's a quick trip to see them..Wouldn't stay anywhere else but a Residence Inn, we love them. Beds are perfect, room cleaned well, great room setup and a beautiful setting in Portland..perfect!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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sarah d, Front Office Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Thank you for sharing your pictures of your adorable Westies enjoying the view from your suite. It is such a pleasure having guest such as yourself, stay with us to enjoy the downtown area with their pets. The Eastern Promenade is a beautiful place to walk with furry friends as well. I'm glad we have earned your admiration and look forward to many future visits with you. Please let me know if I can be of assistance with this.

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Sarah Day

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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for business. Great location by the waterfront. Right by terminal for ferry. Restaurants within walking distance. Shipyard brewery 1/2 block away. Nice fitness center in hotel with several elliptical and treadmills and stationary bikes. Had weights and a bench too. Friendly staff. Room was great and overlooked water -you can see the ferry as well as the sailboats in the water. Parking is $12 in a multiple/story garage across the street.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I stayed on business in January. Was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff at this hotel. The rooms were good and the meeting rooms were prepped well in advance of our morning meetings. The only downside was the internet speed but that certainly did not detract from the overall stay's quality.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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 Business Hotel in Portland
#6 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#6 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range: £113 - £327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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