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Ultimate Guide to the Best Hotels in Portland, Maine

A complete guide to the best hotels in Portland, Maine with room reviews, photos and neighborhood advice.

Best Hotels in Portland Maine

 

 

Ultimate Guide to the Best Hotels in Portland Maine

 

Portland, Maine: one of the northernmost cities anywhere in the continental United States. Often forgotten in the shadow of its counterpart in Oregon, people forget that Portland, Maine has plenty to offer. People also forget that Portland, Maine has almost as many fresh lobsters as Portland, Oregon has hipsters, and which would you rather spend your time around? All kidding aside (Portland, Oregon is great, too!), there are plenty of great hotel options throughout Portland.

 

Keep reading for our favorite places to stay in Portland, Maine!

 


Best Hotels in Portland Maine Hampton Inn
Best Hotels in Portland Maine Hampton Inn

 

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

Set in Portland’s famed Old Port District, the Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront offers its guests the best of both internal amenities and a fantastic external location. Guests at the Hampton enjoy free high speed internet access, a 37-inch flat screen HD television, and – stop me if you love bacon – free hot breakfast every morning of your stay!

 

What makes this one of the best hotels in Portland, Maine?
The Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront has without question one of the most unrivaled locations anywhere throughout Portland. Set atop cobblestone streets within walking distance of Casco Bay and Portland’s waterfront district, guests at the Hampton Inn are within close distance to all of Portland’s most beloved museums, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants!

 

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Best Hotels in Portland Maine Courtyard Marriott
Best Hotels in Portland Maine Courtyard Marriott

 

Courtyard Portland Downtown Waterfront

Located in a sleek brick-and-glass building that resembles a modern condominium building more than a Marriott hotel, the Courtyard Portland Downtown Waterfront places its guests at the center of downtown Portland with the comforts and amenities of a modern and new hotel. Guests experience services ranging from flexible meeting space to complimentary breakfast to free high speed internet. Perfect for business and leisure travelers alike!

 

What makes this one of the best hotels in Portland, Maine?
The Courtyard Portland Downtown Waterfront is conveniently located nearby the East End, Bayside, and West End areas of downtown Portland and the Old Port District. For a truly special night out, head to one of Portland’s numerous cobblestone streets where the numerous pubs, boutiques and upscale restaurants will evoke the atmosphere of an English Midlands town so powerfully you’ll forget you’re even in America!

 

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Best Hotels in Portland Maine Harbor Hotel
Best Hotels in Portland Maine Harbor Hotel

 

Portland Harbor Hotel

Also located amidst the famed shops, restaurants, and day spas of the Old Port District, the Portland Harbor Hotel offers its guests a truly luxurious boutique experience. With in-room bathrobes, nightly turndown service, and a signature restaurant overlooking one an exquisite garden patio, it’s easy to see why the Portland Harbor is one of the city’s most popular hotels!

 

What makes this one of the best hotels in Portland, ME?
One look inside the Victorian-style Portland Harbor Hotel and it’s crystal clear why AAA has awarded the Harbor a Four Diamond award for 12 consecutive years. The hotel has 6 room and suite options featuring everything from hardwood floors, distinctive French doors, Jacuzzi tubs, and views overlooking the Garden or downtown Portland. The Portland Harbor Hotel even has a suite specifically customized for honeymoons!

 

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Best Hotels in Portland Maine Embassy Suites
Best Hotels in Portland Maine Embassy Suites

 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland

Abutting the Portland Airport and just a few minutes’ from downtown Portland, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland, Maine offers the best of both worlds to its guests. Its location next door to the airport is perfect for business travelers or families making connections, and its proximity to downtown means its guests still have easy access to Portland highlights including the Maine Mall and the Old Port District.

 

What makes this one of the best hotels in Portland, Maine?
Having been recently remodeled, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland brings its guests the latest and greatest in hotel amenities. The all-suite hotel offers a living room with couch separate from the private bedroom. To make matters better (and tastier!), guests also enjoy free made-to-order breakfasts that include pancakes, bagels, and even omelets! Yum!!

 

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Best Hotels in Portland Maine Residence Inn
Best Hotels in Portland Maine Residence Inn

 

Residence Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

Located in the heart of Old Port, the Residence Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront is downtown Portland’s only all-suite hotel. Its five suite options all include king-sized beds and fully equipped kitchens, making the Residence Inn perfect for families or large groups to still have spacious accommodations during their vacation!

 

What makes this one of the best hotels in Portland?
The Residence Inn Portland Waterfront offers its guests incredible access to all of the major Portland attractions. Guests are just minutes away from sites including Casco Bay, the birthplace of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and some of the best lobster rolls anywhere in the world. What are you waiting for?!

 

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And that’s it! Our guide to Portland’s best hotels to make the most of your stay. Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel in downtown, a boutique hotel for couples or a family friendly hotel for kids, these top hotels in Portland Maine are sure to please.

 

The Best Hotels in Portland, ME – Summary Comparison Chart

To summarize, here’s a handy chart of our recommended Porltand hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, great locations and great customer service.

Name Location Best For Price
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront Old Port Families with kids $$ – Check current rates on Booking.com and Hotels.com
Courtyard Portland Downtown Waterfront All travelers $$$ – Check current rates on Booking.com and Hotels.com
Portland Harbor Hotel Downtown Waterfront Couples, Luxury travelers $$$ – Check current rates on Booking.com and Hotels.com
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Near Portland Airport Business travelers $$ – Check current rates on Booking.com and Hotels.com
Residence Inn Portland Old Port Families with kids $ – Check current rates on Booking.com and Hotels.com

All room rates are approximate and vary depending on season. Prices quoted in table are based on high season, for double occupancy standard rooms. Price Table: $ <100 dollars; $$ ~101-199 dollars; $$$ ~200-299 dollars; $$$$ ~300+

 

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