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Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Merrimack, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“3 night get away”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

When on a 3 night getaway to Portland, which we enjoyed very much. For a small city there are a lot of options for things to do and places to eat. The hotel is in an excellent location, can walk to a number of restaurants, pubs and shops. The hotel staff was friendly and the room was clean. Enjoyed the Sebago Pub which is attached to the hotel, especially on a rainy and windy day. Was somewhat disappointed in the breakfast, however it is included in the nightly rate, which is nice. Would prefer free parking, especially considering that the cars are parked outside. However the parking attendants were friendly.

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North Lamoine, Maine, United States
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed at the Hampton Inn on Fore Street in Portland to attend the Maine Boat Builder's Show. The staff was friendly, rooms set up nice, clean, and comfortable. Business center was helpful and available. Complimentary breakfast was a good variety, fresh, and easy. Valet/shuttle service was awesome. Perfect location...easy to walk around downtown.

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Providence, United States
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Excellent, clean hotel. Walking distance to restaurants, waterfront, shops, micro-brewries. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Breakfast had surprising variety and everything was delicious. Brown bag breakfast available if you didn't have time for full meal. Bed had waterview which was beautiful! Will definitely stay again! Can't wait to return.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Yes, it's a chain. But, the hotel is lovely and is located a block from the waterfront in the beautiful Old Port section of Portland. Many rooms have views of Casco Bay. Just a block or two from the main commercial strip Exchange Street, and right down the street from one of the best comic-book stores in the world--Casablanca Comics! The hotel is also surrounded by great cafés and restaurants. The public areas and rooms are very well-maintained and the hotel looks brand-spanking new on the inside. Staff is super-friendly. Brooke was incredibly nice and helpful and, when she heard us discussing our sugar cravings, directed us to two of the best baked-good joints in the neighborhood: Two Fat Cats & The Holy Donut! Excellent recommendations! I'm still in a sugar-coma. Free and abundant breakfast & valet parking too.

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Rockport, United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Great hotel located in the center of downtown; within walking distance to most everything. Hotel was clean and updated; staff was very helpful and friendly. Great complimentary breakfast provided, not just muffins/bagels etc.

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rocky hill, CT USA
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We visit Portland often, this was our first time here. Very nice! Front desk and valet staff open and friendly. Check in was quick and no problems.
The room was white glove clean, and the decor and furniture nice comfortable and modern. We had a room facing the newer ferry terminal, and could watch the boats on Casco Bay, nice enough!
Breakfast was good, nothing spectacular, but tasty and a decent selection. Sebago Brew pub is on the first floor, so that is nice!
We will stay here again!

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Pete W, General Manager at Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
We appreciate you selecting our hotel for your recent stay in Portland. Our Housekeeping staff will be thrilled with your comment about the room being "white glove clean".

Please come visit us again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Pete Wagner
General Manager
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We often visit the Portland area and have typically chosen to stay in Freeport. We were travelling home from Boston via train and decided to stay in downtown Portland as an alternative to the Freeport "shopping style" stay. We arrived early evening and it was our 6th day of travelling with our teenage kids. We asked if they had a "large" room and a cot when we arrived. We were absolutely delighted with the room (324) and it had lots of space for a cot and for all of us to spread out. We had supper at the Sebago Brewery Restaurant in the hotel (which they gave us a 10% off coupon for) and the food and service was excellent. The breakfast area was spotless and it was warmed up by a lovely fireplace. We were able to get on the running trail and had an excellent run around the bay (~6miles). A great spot for the family and to enjoy the more historic parts of Portland and enjoy a great run. The service was excellent, the hotel was spotless, and the location was perfect. We will be back.

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Pete W, General Manager at Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thank you for your kind words concerning your recent visit with us. Especially appreciate the comment we have a helpful staff. Please come see us again the next time Portland is on your travel plans.

Sincerely,

Pete Wagner
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Property: Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront
Address: 209 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
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Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#3 Business Hotel in Portland
#3 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn® Portland/Downtown - Waterfront hotel is nestled in the city's Old Port District and offers breathtaking views of lovely Casco Bay and the historic waterfront. Stroll along the cobblestone streets as you explore the many boutiques, museums, galleries and bustling cafes. There's so much to see and do within walking distance of our Portland hotel! ... more   less 
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