Before even arriving, I received a torrent of abuse from SWMBO because of the price for the two rooms -- twice what any of the other hotels on the same strip were charging, but it was too late to cancel. Yes, they gave us warm cookies. We were told by the desk girl that to get adjoining rooms we would be in the West tower. Found after the lengthy walk that the rooms were nearby but not adjoining. Rooms feature a motion-detector in the thermostat, not sure how it is triggered but it took quite a while to get the kids' room down to habitable level.
Our room featured torn wallpaper, with some crayon illustrations; hairs of at least three different people in the bathtub, mildew in the corner of the shower tiles. Also despite being (now) a non-smoking property there was a faint smell of stale smoke in the room.
Greatest irony: having a $50 charge for incidentals for each room put on my credit card, only to find that the only possible "incidental" charge would be the $3.50 for the solitary Poland Spring bottle of water.
There is a bar between the towers but it was never open. No food service apparently available (but there was a fellow in an office with signage indicating that he was director of food services; maybe his salary explains the rack rate?).
Bottom line: don't let brand affinity steer you into this place unless you are desperate for a room near the airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton® Portland Maine is ideally located just minutes from Portland's International Jetport, historic downtown Portland, and situated right next door to Maine's largest mall, The Maine Mall. Make yourself comfortable in our newly renovated guestrooms with thoughtful amenities including Sweet Dreams Beds, complimentary high-speed internet, and ergonomic workstations. Enjoy a dip in our refreshing indoor heated pool or get a great work out in our Fitness Room featuring Precor® exercise equipment. Stop by the Blue Wave Grille to enjoy a savory meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Unwind after a long day at our bar and lounge. Also, offering 10 versatile meeting spaces, on site catering, AV rental, and a devoted team, the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine is the ideal space for your business meeting or event. We look forward to welcoming you to our property with our signature warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wyndham South Portland
- South Portland Wyndham