This hotel is located in what was the Maine state armory. There is a circular driveway in front of the hotel where there are valets waiting to take your car. We drove up in our rental before check in so that we could drop of our luggage before leaving to drop off our car rental. This went off without a hitch. The doorman opened the door for us as soon as we approached the doorway. There was always a doorman there who always opened the door just in time. After dropping off the car rental we ate lunch at Miss Portland. The service was good and the food was delicious and fairly priced. We walked up to the center of town and walked through the farmer's market. We went to Shipyard brewery to take a tour. Their samples were outstanding! We returned to the hotel a little after check in time. My wife booked a room with a deck because that was all that was left at the Historic Hotel of America. When we checked in the young woman at the desk informed us that we had been upgraded to a suite! We had to walk up to the elevator with our luggage (which we had retrieved quickly). We went up the elevator and walked through a maze and another elevator until we found the door next to the stairs. We opened the door and found that it had not been closed properly. We walked in the room and called the front desk to inform them about how we had found the door just in case something was amiss or missing! Upon entering the front door we were astonished by how much room there was! The restroom was directly across the front door. The bathroom had a large walk-in shower with a rain shower head and two shower heads in the wall that hit your body while you're showering. It felt decadent because back in California we are experiencing a serious drought! My wife chose to use the shower wand instead. The restroom had the most counter space that I have ever seen in any restroom anywhere! The usual restroom appliances were there including a lighted make-up mirror. Upon entering the front door there is a large hall to the right that leads to a desk. There is an armoire beyond the desk. This is the only closet space you get in the place! We each got about four hangers each. The bed was king-sized bed. We slept very soundly there for three nights! Across the foot of the bed on the wall is the largest flat screen television I have ever seen in a hotel room. I would guess that it was at least a 76-inch screen. It was humongous in a very large room! Beyond the bed was a couch (looked like it is a sofa bed) with a coffee table in front of it. There was a tall round table beyond the coffee table with two tall chairs. The room also had a kitchenette type area with a sink, refrigerator, and coffee maker. There was a 30-inch screen flat screen television in that area. The entire length of the room on the side facing the street was glass with two sets of doors. Two doors in each set can be opened to the large deck! The deck had six chairs. The deck was the size of the length of the room! We had a view of the Portland Harbor and of the numerous bars and restaurants in the area. In spite of this, we were not disturbed by noise in the evening.
They have one of the most responsive and accurate thermostats we have ever encountered on our travels!
The only that happened that startled us was one morning when the 35-mile per hour gusts and rain popped one of the doors open because it had not been secured properly.
After unpacking we left for dinner at the Porthole restaurant where I enjoyed a two lobster dinner and my wife enjoyed the best cod she has ever had! When we returned to the hotel later that night we found that we had had turn down service. We had turn down service every night without a hitch! We were treated to two pieces of mint chocolate each night!
In the morning, we took advantage of the coffee/tea and pastry service this hotel provides. The pastry was okay and the coffee/tea was good. You hae to inform the front desk each evening what time you want this delivered to your room. My wife got the local paper from the lobby every morning for me because they don't bring it to your room though. I would love to return to this hotel. Even though not every suite is worth it, this one is! The room number was 410.
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- Regency Portland
- Portland Regency Hotel & Spa Maine