Just returned from a business trip to the Marine Institute in Portland Maine and stayed for a couple of delightful evenings at the Residence Inn Downtown/Waterfront. A great find, which I expect will soon be discovered by many more. I arrived late, near midnight and I had called ahead to ask about a shuttle pickup at the airport, which they offered and was greatly appreciated. They were waiting for me when I landed. On the way we picked up a few other people staying at the hotel who had gone to one of the local pubs for the evening and certainly seemed to be enjoying Portland. The hotel staff were just always there to help make everyone's experience personal and first rate. It was a short drive to the hotel. Over the next few days I enjoyed the room and meals, the friendly and helpful staff and even the little extra walking because the hotel is just beyond the old town area. It was very quiet in the hotel. I was there for business and welcomed the quiet and attention. The hotel just opened recently and everything was obviously new, clean, and welcoming. The place looked great, the room was very nicely appointed, very comfortable. The usual set up with kitchen and seating area, eating table and a working desk, sofa and living area and bedroom space.... but all well laid out and functional even in the studio type suite. Lots of towels and the bedding was very nice. Free wireless worked great. Morning breakfast was very good with a fresh assortment of fruit, cereals, waffles, eggs, potatoes etc. lots of juices and coffee, muffins, bagels etc. The evening social offered was again rather quiet at the start but picked up over time. They offered a nice fresh salad, cheeses and dips, etc. which was enjoyed by visitors. The lounge and eating area are very pleasant and people also clustered quietly around the bar and fireplace. The pool and fitness areas looked very nice. I would definitely recommend this residence inn as a new addition to the area.
- 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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