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Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Nice Hotel and nice location. Found the price we paid to be about $100.00 more than others paid at our Hotel and other Hotels nearby. Would never use Hotel-Rates.com again. We did love the Nightlife in Portland.
Michael Kilrain

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Portland. It is certainly always wise to check with a hotel directly for any special in house offers that may be available. We hope you will return for anothe visit.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We loved this hotel. Before we arrived we thought we might be settling as we didn't pick one of the more expensive hotels right in Old Port...but the view from this hotel on top of the hill, essentially the top of Old Port could not be beat. (Of course you might get put on the other side so be sure to ask for a Bay View.) It was an easy walk into Old Port...maybe slightly harder on the way back because it was up a hill...but really not very long. It's ideally situated for visiting the Portland Museum of Art which is right across the street, as well as the Cafe's and restaurants on High Street and on Congress Street north of High Street.

We didn't have much interaction with the staff outside of check-in and out which was a little odd as usually when coming and going from a hotel the staff goes out of their way to greet you, tell you to have a great day, welcome you back etc...they were certainly nice when we checked in and out, but did feel a little bit like we were on our own in between.

If we returned to Portland we would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Get a room with a Bay View - high floor....WELL worth it.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the accommodations. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed here overnight on our trip up the coast. Very convenient location. Comfortable, exceptionally clean rooms with fridge and Keurig coffee maker. Our room over looked the harbor. Hotel is a 5 minute walk downtown (and a downhill walk). Free shuttle offered by staff to pick us up from our evening activities. While we did not use the shuttle, we appreciated the offer! Staff very accommodating and helpful. Only thing slightly off was that the free wi fi service was spotty in our room…but that was a very minor concern. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate your compliments on our staff. They stive to deliver perfect guest service, and are always pleased to hear they have done their jobs well. Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

My husband and I stayed for one night, it's a great location - easy to walk to the downtown ports. We requested early checkin since we were flying early in the morning, and they told us it would be an hour before our room was ready. So we went and ate downtown and took our time, but when we got back it still wasn't ready, so we waited in the bar area...early checkin means 30 min early...

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Thank you for posting your review. We are able to offer early checkins when our departing overnight guests have checked out of their room in a timely manner to allow housekeeping the time to properly clean it. Unfortunately it is not always possible, but we try very hard to accommodate the request. We hope you will choose us for a future stay in Portland

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. We arrived around 1pm on a Monday and were able to check right into our room. Unfortunately we booked through a different site and for some reason were given 2 double beds rather than a king. The hotel wouldn't give us a room with a king even though we were willing to pay the difference. So, we slept in separate beds. The room itself was very clean and had everything we needed. There was a mini fridge which was pretty big, a microwave, and a keurig machine. We had a nice view of the harbor. The beds were pretty soft, so we weren't crazy about that, but they were okay. The pillows were awesome and they give you 4 on each bed. The location of the hotel is good. We walked everywhere in the city, but they do have a complimentary shuttle service as well. We used it twice. The drivers were very friendly and accommodating. Only downside to the hotel was the parking spots which were super super tight in the garage. Its $10/day to park and someone side swiped my car (I assume pulling in or out of a spot). I let the desk know and told them they may want to work on cutting down on the number of spots they have to make them larger. The staff overall was friendly and gave good suggestions when we asked where to go for a drink or snack.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the harbor.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thank you for your review, and for your constructive comments. We enjoy input from our guests, as it is truly the best way to improve our services. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This hotel is just a five minute walk from most of the downtown attractions and the wharf. The staff is extremely helpful and gracious. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Mine had a refrigerator and a Keurig coffee machine. Nice restaurant on-site has a great lunch buffet.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you for your post. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and your comments will be shared with all departments. We look forward to your return

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

If you watch Diners Drive in and Dive. Maybe you could find some place s for lunch or Dinner in Portland ME. Food truck part was fun to watch on TV in Portland ME. This hotel is good and food is too.. Clean rooms and easy place to navigate from. Taxi or shuttle to airport or place to visit. Have fun!! Enjoy!!!

Room Tip: If you leave something in the room they ship it to you for free!! Just something to keep in mind!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

We very much appreciate your complimentary review. There are many wonderful places to eat in Portland, and we are glad you also enjoyed our restaurant. We hope you will return for another visit soon.

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Address: 88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101-3924
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Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#8 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range: £72 - £216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you visit the historic, exciting and alluring waterfront City of Portland, why not stay in the midst of it? Award-winning hotel with elegant decor and spectacular views. Just steps away, the Old Port thrives with unique shops, diverse restaurants and a working waterfront. Turn the corner and Portland's new Arts District surrounds the Hotel with the art museum, Children's Museum, galleries and historic homes. The L.L. Bean Factory Outlet Store and Civic Center are only a block away! Jetport is 10 minutes away; courtesy vans are available. Choose from Executive Rooms, Suites and Double/Double Rooms. For your meetings and conventions, let us show you our 14,510 sq. ft. of meeting space and our 12,500 sq. ft. exhibit hall. Our convention coordinators will handle all of your meeting details, including spouse tours and island lobster bakes! Let us show you the pleasure of business in Maine, BY THE BAY. ... more   less 
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