Where to Stay 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!
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Best Hotels in Portland, Maine
To summarize, here's a handy chart of our recommended Portland hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, great locations and great customer service.Read more: Follow this Classic Maine Road Trip
Best Portland, Maine Hotels – Summary Comparison Chart
|Hampton Inn||Old Port||Families||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
|Courtyard Portland||Waterfront||All||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
|Portland Harbor Hotel||Waterfront||Luxury||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
|Embassy Suites||Airport||Business||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
|Residence Inn||Old Port||Families||Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com|
Below is more information about each hotel and why we recommend it!
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Set in Portland’s famed Old Port District, the Hampton Inn offers its guests the best of both internal amenities and a fantastic external location in the downtown marina.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Residence Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Located in the heart of Old Port, the Residence Inn Portland 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!
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.
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