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Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2014

On a recent trip to Maine, some friends and I stayed in the new Hampton Inn in Portland. We could not have asked for a better location. This hotel is so conveniently located it's perfect. We were an easy walk from the port, the lively down town areas, and even the art museum and historical sites. Also, the restaurants just behind the hotel (e.g., Duck Fat) are too good to miss. However, the price we paid for these rooms (two rooms with two people in each room) was really high for this hotel chain. Even with an AAA discount, we paid $305 per night. Granted, there was a lot going on in Portland over the four days we were there, but those rates are, to me, more in line with an upscale hotel. Sure the rooms were clean and well furnished, but it is NOT the hip, boutique hotel it's trying to market itself as. Also, the breakfast was fine, but it's pre-packaged institutional fare, nothing special. The housekeepers wanted to get into our rooms before 10:00 AM each morning, which we found a bit bothersome. Finally, the front desk staff were friendly, but their advice about the city and restaurants was rather high-level and rudimentary.

Room Tip: Stay here, if you can get a really good rate; otherwise, look elsewhere.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Right in the center of town! Perfect location! The free breakfast was certainly a plus, and the hotel was good. (nothing over the top, but nicer than your average Hampton Inn.) I'd certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jazz008
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The hotel room was very comfortable, clean and a reasonable size. We stayed two nights and were able to walk to many of the points of interest in Portland, so the location is good. This is not a cheap hotel so I was quite surprised to find that the breakfast was served with plastic cutlery on disposable plates. The breakfast area was right next to the reception area so it was quite noisy and no privacy for some of the tables.
Otherwise, service was good and we enjoyed the restaurant and bar located adjacent on the ground floor.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

First let me mention that the hotel parking was a bargain, so if you have a car you'll save 50% on any public lot by staying here. Now for the mediocre news, it's plain, and sparse, and slightly depressing if you're expecting anything quaint at all considering the city. Oh well, and the breakfast that's included, not good, do try and have your vacation fall on a Wednesday since that day bacon is included in the buffet and although greasy, it's better than sausage. Oh well, the coffee wasn't bad! If you like white bread with anything you might not mind this hotel in lovely Portland!

Room Tip: They're all the same. Bland, sparse with lousy views!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rhonda H
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

we stayed one night on june 20th. the hotel is in a great location. the staff is very nice. our room was comfortable. We did hear a baby crying in the next room throughout our stay because the walls are thin as stated in some other reviews. This cannot be changed at this point so we really didnt let it bother us. my kids used the pool which was nice and they had towels available.
we took the ferry to peaks island which was a nice ride. my suggestion would be if you want to see all of peaks rent a golf cart ahead of time. i was really looking forward to seeing the entire island but there were none available when we got there.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Not only is the location great ( 1 block from everything the Old Port has to offer) but so is the staff . Very friendly and helpful. Room was VERY clean. To top it off the rates are better than the other hotels on the water. Stay here , you will not be sorry.

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1  Thank John C
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Great location! This hotel is within walking distance of the waterfront, numerous restaurants and stores. The hotel itself is clean, spacious, and with great amenities: coin laundry, large fitness room (for a hotel), indoor pool, brewery, free breakfast, clean. It is valet parking only, so $15 is added to one's bill per day.

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2  Thank Cathy S
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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: £88 - £287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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! Valet parking only onsite $20 per night. ... more   less 
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