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“Nice, but older feel”
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Clarion Hotel
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Portland
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The hotel was fine. Nothing special, nothing bad. Did have an older feel to it, so it could do with an upgrade. Very convenient if you have a car. Two minor issues I somehow overlooked; shuttle stopped running at about 11 pm, so we had to get a taxi when our flight was delayed, and breakfast is not included. That said, the next morning we were able to catch the shuttle back to the airport. Shuttle and front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. I do not consider this to be up to the typical standards of what I expect of a Clarion hotel, but that may be because many of them are newer.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Stayed one night and it was perfectly adequate. The room was clean although had a musty smell and side drape was drooping due to broken grommet. No breakfast included; however, there was a good buffet for $10 each (we decided to eat elsewhere). I had terrible problems with the internet connection and called front desk around 7pm. The front desk girl said someone would call but no one did. When we checked out the next morning, I mentioned the problem and the manager (Don) was fantastic. He made amends by offering breakfast (which we declined since we had already eaten) and then a coupon towards our next visit. Very friendly and great PR. Good location as long as you have a car ... not downtown or near the waterfront.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed at this hotel for an overnight while in Portland. The price met our budget and we were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. The lobby was fresh and welcoming and it was great to have a small bar and restaurant within the hotel.

The room appeared newly renovated along with new furniture. Our bed was quite comfortable with crisp sheets and a selection of four pillows - two appeared to be feather and two foam or similar thereto. I prefer a feather pillow so it was nice to have a choice. The room was quiet and we would definitely stay here again.

It is short walk to the bus/train station and they offer a seasonal park and fly package. I was told during the simmer months there is an additional $6.00 a day for parking for the park and fly. It is approximately one or two miles to downtown Portland or the waterfront - so for price point it would be a good choice. At the time of this writing, a taxi to/from the airport would be approximately $10.00 or $12.00 but the hotel also offers a shuttle that starts at 4:30 a.m. and runs until 11:30.

Nice hotel, good price, would recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Our group stays here every three years when we meet in the Northeast. The staff here is friendly and accommodating. The rooms are great. Our meals here have been very good. The location is perfect and close to Portland restaurants and nightlife.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

For $109 you get a room and 7 days of parking. Great for a March break trip. Note you have to book at the hotels website to get the park n fly rate, otherwise it is your rate and $6 a day. The shuttle to the airport was quick and friendly as was the pick up. I was really impressed with the free hot coffee at 4:30 am. The bad news was some let all the air out of the tires of my car. The air caps were taken off and placed beside the tire. The staff was supportive and I think they were more upset than I was about the situation.

I heard the on site resutant was good but I didn't get a chance to eat at it.



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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Second year in a row that we have spent my daughters birthday at the Portland Clarion. Rooms were spacious and clean, Don Lema and the entire hotel staff went out of their way to ensure my daughter enjoyed her special day. We will definitely come back!

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

The hotel is in need of a few updates, but was overall comfortable for the price. The front desk staff was amazing. He knew the local area well and provided us with wonderful food recommendations. He was even so kind to provide us maps to our next destinations.

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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel

Address: 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2129
Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Portland
#4 Green Hotel in Portland
Price Range: £56 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Hotel is a full service hotel located just 5 minutes from downtown Portland, Maine. The hotel offers a dining room, lounge, business center, pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, on-site laundry. We pride ourselves on offering exemplary products and service to all our guests. ... more   less 
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Clarion Hotel Portland, Maine
Clarion Portland
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