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!
5 of the Best Hotels in Downtown Portland
1. 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!
2. 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!
3. 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!
4. 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.
5. 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!
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, Maine – 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.
|Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront||Old Port||Families with kids||$$ – Check current rates here|
|Courtyard Portland Downtown||Waterfront||All travelers||$$$ – Check current rates here|
|Portland Harbor Hotel Downtown||Waterfront||Couples, Luxury travelers||$$$ – Check current rates here|
|Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland||Near Portland Airport||Business travelers||$$ – Check current rates here|
|Residence Inn Portland||Old Port||Families with kids||$ – Check current rates here|
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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