hotel with spa in South Portland, ME

1. Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in the Waterfront Historic District, this refined hotel is an 8-minute walk from the shores of Portland Harbor, 10 minutes’ walk from the Portland Museum of Art and 1 mile from I-295.The warmly decorated rooms provide flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines and minifridges. Some feature sofabeds, waterfront views and/or high-end exercise bikes.Amenities include a contemporary restaurant, and a rooftop bar offering outdoor seating. There are loaner bikes, as well as a fitness center. Valet parking and breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have minibars
  • Walking distance to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland Museum of Art
  • 16 min drive to Portland International Jetport
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned bars 28 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Alexander Wiegand

Everything you could ask for in a modern, classy hotel We got upgraded to the Presidential Suite with Waterfront View, and it was by far the most luxurious hotel room my wife and I have ever stayed at The hotel staff are very friendly, attentive, and willing to help with any needs

One thing that I especially appreciated was their quick responses to messages sent to the hotel through the Hilton Honors app; most Hilton properties don’t ever even respond at all Even before we arrived to the property, Nick was quick to answer my questions, and helped us get the upgrade The decor is fabulous, and the location is unbeatable We will definitely be coming back to Portland, and won’t stay anywhere else but here


The hotel is fairly new and very clean We found the staff to be less than helpful then we had a question about our charges We are diamond members, were charged full price- but upon arrival informed that they weren’t performing daily housekeeping but only upon request

Told we had $30 daily credit for rooftop spot but day one it was closed kind of hard to reconcile this Still the room was clean and nice and we made due

Mary McQuaide

Great experience Stayed with my husband and our two kids (6 and 4) using our Hilton points Very very very nice hotel

Clean rooms, exceptional service at check in The woman who helped us at checkin was so friendly & nice to the kids, even gave them moose stuffed animals! We loved breakfast at the Salt Yard and you can’t beat the location We loved it and will be back

2. Alouette Beach Resort (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a beachfront complex with multiple buildings, this casual hotel is a 14-minute walk from Palace Playland amusement park and the pier at Old Orchard Beach.Simple rooms offer cable TV, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some have kitchenettes, and many feature decks or balconies with ocean views. Suites add separate living areas. There’s also a 4-bedroom beach cottage. High-speed Internet access is available on request, and there’s a limited room service menu. Kids 9 and under stay free with an adult.Amenities include a beach cafe offering breakfast and a limited lunch menu. There’s also a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Walking distance to the Palace Playland and Old Orchard Beach Pier
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 51 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Anita McLaird

I cannot give this place more stars!! From the moment I got on the phone they were so helpful in finding us a room that suited our needs and even more Very clean and well kept rooms Spectacular view of the ocean with a great pool available as well

There is a cute little breakfast spot attached that I recommend as well This is definitely a place we will be coming back to visit

Rob Andrews

These are definitely two star rooms One air conditioner for a two bedroom suite that cost nearly $300 a night Yes the beach access is great but the entire hotel is dated

I don’t mind paying a premium price for a beachfront hotel but when it’s the middle of summer and you have busted controls on a air conditioner that is nowhere near large enough to cool the entire suite you’re overcharging for a barely comfortable room Would not stay here again

Ricky A

Great location, walking distance to several great beach bars and restaurants Multiple properties, stayed at the main location right on the beach 20 ft walk to the beach! Beach chairs available for rent, just need to make a deposit

Close to the pier, but far enough so you don’t get the noise Highly recommend for a week or weekend getaway

3. Inn by the Sea (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 40 Bowery Beach Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
  • Phone: (207) 799-3134
  • Ratings: 4.7 (366 reviews) Excellent Eco-certified
  • Website : Inn by the Sea
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Refined rooms & suites in an upscale hotel with a spa & an ocean-view restaurant.

About this hotel

A 7-minute walk from Crescent Beach, this upscale hotel is 8 miles from downtown Portland.The warm, refined rooms (many with ocean views) feature local artwork, desks, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers; some have gas fireplaces. Suites add separate living areas and balconies or patios; some have kitchenettes or kitchens. There are also 2-bedroom cottages available.Amenities include a spa, a fine dining restaurant with a deck and panoramic beach views, and a garden fire pit. There’s also a seasonal activity program for kids and adults.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 10 min walk to Crescent Beach State Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “suites” 25 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Baby Blue Wrangler

Awesome inn and staff, clean, professional, short boardwalk to awesome beach, Dog friendly, we keep going back every year Could not get the room we wanted as everything was booked, so accepted the corner suite we were not sure if we would like it, as it overlooks the parking lot and a field Found it to be a super nice room, it was easy to get loaded/unloaded and coming/going as there was a door right outside, nice soaking tub, and a great value

Didn’t mind not having the ocean view as it was only 20 steps around the building to see the ocean anyway, got room service from the Sea Glass, multiple times, was good each time

Michael Shorstein

One the nicest 4 star resorts, by far (not all 4 stars are equal)! We will be back The 1 bedroom suites are wonderful – facing the ocean Ground floor is special because of the large patio facing the ocean although there was some noise from the upstairs guests walking

The accommodations and use of space displayed a touch of elegance with a desire to fulfill all the needs of a long-term visitor (his and her closets, TV chairs, and plentiful drawers in the bedroom) The space is expertly configured with no waisted areaOutside the large bedroom is a living room (separated by a heavy wood pocket door) which contains a fireplace surrounded by a small sofa and 2 comfy chairs The living room area also has a dining room table that seats 4 and a small kitchen with a coffee maker, full refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, sink, and dishes A counter separates the kitchen and the dining room tableThe room looks far bigger because the picture windows overlook the ocean and a welcoming front porch that includes a sofa and chairs for outdoor relaxation

Julia Chaney

We had our elopement wedding here and it was absolute perfection Inn by the Sea was a beyond gorgeous place to be married Kathleen who helped us was so kind and helpful

She checked in with us periodically, and answered any and all questionsIf our wedding didn’t earn them 5 stars The room alone would have We had the loft suite Amazingly spacious, clean and had everything you could want Cannot wait to spend a future anniversary here

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4. Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Between I-95 and I-29, this casual hotel is 3 miles from Portland International Jetport, 6 miles from the State Theatre, a Moorish and art deco style building dating from 1929, and 7 miles from the Old Port district.Homey studios and 1- or 2-bedroom suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus kitchens, dining tables, and sitting areas or living rooms with sofabeds.Freebies include a hot breakfast buffet, an airport shuttle, and weeknight receptions with snacks and drinks. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room, as well as a 24/7 convenience store, a business center and guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and liked the beds
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 9 min drive to International Cryptozoology Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests liked the hot tub, mentioned 11 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Debbie Pierce

From the moment I checked in, I was made to feel welcome Special shout out to Stefania, who was so helpful and calming when I checked in, barefoot and in a bit of a panic!! And she was so kind and helpful during the rest of my stay She really understands customer service

Everyone was helpful, friendly, and it was nice to chat with folks during my 7 month stay

Cynthia Hass

I was up through the night either freezing or hotI went to the night clerk and told him what was up with the a/c, his answer to me when the room gets too cold the heat kicks on ??? ( this was a thermostat issue)The stove top in the kitchen was filthy,dirty dishes in the dish washer, the white coverlet I noticed in twas discolored with a yellow castI was there for one night and arrived around 8 pm went to dinner and came back to room around 10 pm

I didn’t notice the kitchen and stained coverlet till morningThe breakfast was lacking would have been nice if they served bacon or sausageI paid $27000 for a lousy night stay

Deb Sterkenberg

The staff at this hotel are amazing under the general manager leadership, Kim I have been a long term stay at this facility and you could never find the level of service (and kindness) like you have at this hotel All the staff take pride in the work they do

Rooms are extremely clean, and the public areas are always neat and orderly Staff is friendly and always aiming to please I would highly recommend this facility!

5. Best Western Merry Manor Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off US-1, this down-to-earth hotel is 5 miles from the Portland Museum of Art and 6 miles from Portland Head Light lighthouse.Warmly decorated rooms come with free WiFi and satellite TV, as well as microwaves, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms, some with a rustic theme, add fireplaces, sofas, massage chairs and/or whirlpool tubs. Kids age 12 and under stay at no extra cost with an adult.Cooked breakfast and parking are complimentary. An informal restaurant/bar serves American cuisine. There’s an outdoor pool, plus an indoor kids’ pool and a hot tub. Other amenities include an exercise room and a covered patio.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 9 min drive to the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the informal restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “waterfalls” 14 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers


Had a great time here while visiting the city of Portland This hotel is dog friendly, just be sure to give the staff a heads up before you arrive The room had everything we needed to be comfortable

While the rooms do look like they could use an update, for the price I don’t mind dealing with older styled rooms Sometimes we could hear other guests in their room, but for the most part this was not an issueThe free breakfast was a great start to the day, it had hot foods and snacks you could take with you It is located right off the highway and it’s about an 8 minute drive to downtown Portland Staff were very polite and helpful

Maryann Lindquist

We had a lovely stay last weekend! From check-in to check-out, everything went great! Isabella, who works at the front desk, was very helpful and pleasant The room was quite clean, and the beds are extremely comfortable When I returned home, I noticed that I had left my book at the hotel

The manager went above and beyond the call of duty by mailing home to me, which I really appreciated! I would recommend this hotel!

Cassandra Rohacek

The best hotel I’ve ever been privileged enough to stay at Absolute gorgeous suite, and it only gets more breathtaking when you walk in High quality rooms amd suites, and high quality service

The pool and hot tub were absolutely more than expectedExcellent property and very convenient to beach activities Front desk staff is extremely efficient, pleasant and helpful Isabel is the perfect host and will make sure your every need is met and all your dreams are exceeded Shes fabulous! Property is clean and has a fantastic charmOverall, I had a great experience with the Merry Manor; staff was incredibly helpful, and the amenities were great The room was wonderful, clean, and perfect to celebrate a birthday weekend The best stay ever Both check-in and check-out were professionally handled and easy

6. Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 1-minute walk from the Visitor Information Center on Portland Harbor, this Downtown property is a 3-minute walk to the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, offering ferry service to the islands of Casco Bay.Flat-screen TVs, microwaves, minifridges and free WiFi are offered in each room, as well as custom-designed beds. Suites add walk-in showers. Upgraded rooms add water views.There’s a cozy bar with a fireplace and a 24/7 pantry, in addition to the cooked-to-order breakfast (fee) and on-site grill serving American cuisine. There’s also a indoor pool and fitness center. Other perks include a free airport shuttle and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large, clean rooms
  • Walking distance to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum and Duckfat
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Harbor” 12 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the water views

Feedback From Real Customers

Larry Wong

My wife and I visited Portland to celebrate our anniversary and her birthday, and our stay at this location was simply amazing Marissa (front desk) was warm and welcoming and the check-in was flawless Stephanie (Mgr

) was also amazing She anticipate our needs and accommodated even without being asked To me, this is one of the hallmarks of excellenceLastly, I’ve stayed at many hotels and this experience certainly raised the bar Thanks again guys for making our celebration extra special We look forward to seeing you again next year

Kristin R

Great hotel in a perfect location! It was our first time in the northeast and everyone there was very welcoming Breakfast was great (waiter was a bit slow but we weren’t in a hurry anyway), pool was small but just what we needed, front desk staff also had great recommendations for spots to eat and check out Would 100% recommend and will stay again if in the area

Donna Mccauley

Went there with my daughter and son in laws wedding Everyone from the valet, front desk, restaurant, housekeepers and room service was excellent service They really made you feel welcomed

I had a amazing visit, with amazing service We are certainly going back next year They treated you better than visitors, they treated you like an old friend absolutely love it there

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7. Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 95, this down-to-earth hotel with views of Sable Oaks Country Club is 2 miles from Portland International Jetport and 6 miles from the Portland Museum of Art.The bright rooms have sitting areas, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as desks and coffeemakers.Freebies include parking and an airport shuttle. Amenities consist of a casual restaurant, an indoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room, plus meeting space and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the beds
  • 8 min drive to the Tate House
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 10 min drive to Portland International Jetport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Adrian O’Leary

Not sure why there are complaints; this is a nice hotel Price was about on par with what something that’s NOT Motel 6 runs these days Our room was clean, (and YES it had a bathtub??) beds were comfortable, and the staff we dealt with were all pleasant

One minor issue was the A/C making wheezing sounds all night but again, a minor issue We made use of the salt water pool which was very clean (We were there for over two hours and had it to ourselves) Free shuttle from and to the airport was great We had breakfast in the restaurant and it was good although the menu is small

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Overall it was very nice The room was very clean and quiet with comfortable beds and linens A nice big smart TV that you could watch comfortably in bed, and a nice walk-in shower

Location is private and quiet The staff was very friendly and helpful The restaurant was not so impressive, drinks were very average and food was not hot enough

Roberta Tibbetts

We stayed two nights for a wedding Attention should be given to the guest rooms as well as bathroom supplies in both guest rooms and common bathrooms The rooms are dated and not as I would expect of a Sheraton and the price

Obvious struggle for adequate and knowledgeable employee service The two bugs and one worm in our bathroom was unexpected in a Sheraton Our room was on the handicapped floor but the rise of the ramp floor created difficulty for more than me to maneuver The room door is narrow and heavy for wheelchair accessibility The height of the marble stoop on the entrance/exit to the room makes getting a wheelchair over it difficult We ate two meals in the restaurant and were pleased with both the food and the service The activities of the wedding went well, but, again, a shortage of staffing was evident for set up Over all, we enjoyed the event

8. Black Point Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 510 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074
  • Phone: (207) 883-2500
  • Ratings: 4.5 (288 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Black Point Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant rooms & suites with ocean/bay views in a hotel offering upscale dining & an outdoor pool.

About this hotel

Dating from 1878, this high-end hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Saco Bay is 11 miles from Portland, a mile from Scarborough Beach State Park, and 13 minutes on foot from the Winslow Homer Studio, home of the famous painter.Airy, elegant rooms feature flat-screen TVs, ocean or bay views, and free Wi-Fi. Some add private decks. Suites add sitting areas with pull-out sofas. In-room massages are available.Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast and afternoon tea, plus loaner bikes, kayaks and fishing equipment, and parking. There’s a refined restaurant with ocean views, a casual pub with a porch, and an outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • 2 min drive to Scarborough Beach State Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 11 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Margaret Carreiro

Don’t bother coming in unless you’re from a privileged walk of life Made a reservation 6 weeks before we were there and told we could only sit on the porch if we came at 5 pm Arrived at 4:50 pm to an empty restaurant

We were seated in the back When I said I requested outside seating and that is why we are there at 5 pm the hostess told me they can’t accommodate a party our size (9) on the porch and if I want a view sit on the side of the table where you can see outside Was annoyed but had our dinner We spent over 700 dollars on sub par food When we went to the lawn to enjoy a drink after dinner I noticed that there was a party of 10 who had just arrived and was seated on the porch 2 hours after our arrival When I went to the bathroom I mentioned something to the hostess who called over the manager I said I wanted to provide feedback if they could give me the information for the food and beverage manager The manager of the evening spoke down to me and was extremely rude cutting me off several times saying the party on the porch were customers for over 20 years It is very clear unless you’re a regular you are not valued and you should take your business elsewhere When those customers of 20 years no longer are around they’ll most likely have no more new customers

Justin Burilson

Best hotel and restaurant on the east coast! No really, the staff is just absolutely wonderful and the food is top notch Only thing I wish they did was get more creative with the menu, but for an everday person, the menu is great, with lots of options to choose from 10/10 view (best at sunset) and the whole experience is so charming

9. The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale, newspaper-themed hotel, set in a classic brick building in the Old Port District, lies a half mile from the Portland Museum of Art and 4 miles from Portland International Jetport.The chic rooms and suites are styled as 1920s writers’ offices. They come with wooden floors, city views, vintage desks and marble bathrooms, as well as coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Some have typewriters. Suites add kitchenettes and/or separate living areas.There’s a free airport shuttle, a posh eatery/bar and a contemporary lobby lounge. Other amenities include an art gallery, a fitness room and chic meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Merrill Auditorium and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the posh restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 29 times
  • Guests praised the architecture

Feedback From Real Customers

carolyn lynch

Our weekend stay at the Press Hotel could not have been better Our daughter decided to elope and we had to scramble to make arrangements EVERY

SINGLE INTERACTION we had with the staff was TOP NOTCH! The valet service was prompt, courteous, and helpful The front desk was amazing at check in (upgrading my daughters room, adding flowers, and sparkling wine!) and were welcoming and added so much to our celebratory mood The bartender overheard they were getting married and opened a bottle of champagne for a toast Our server for dinner was also fast, efficient, and very friendly The attendants at the coffee bar in the morning were courteous, helpful, and happy! Not to mention, we had reserved a bunch of rooms for later in the year, but when plans changed, we had to cancel Trish was so helpful and understandingand patientI honestly have not experienced this level of customer service in a long time! Our stay was amazing!!

Jeff Grosser

Incredible hotel Perfect location The history of the old Portland Press Herald is felt throughout the property

From the valet to the front desk to the restaurant staff – first-rate hospitality Professional and friendly yet not stiff and cookie-cutter The place has personality and charm UNION restaurant is a must Great cocktails The duck and octopus were superb as was the Lobster Benedict for breakfast Abbie – thanks for the great service! Clean rooms with a contemporary feel Comfortable bedding that smelled like fine detergent rather than the over-bleached smell you often get in hotels Portland is such a cool town – this spot is a great place to hang your hat and relax while on your stay

Zoe Varricchio

I couldn’t have been happier with our recent stay at the Press Hotel We booked the Penthouse Suite for our wedding weekend – it was breathtaking The spacious room was perfect for gathering friends and family for celebrations

The hotel is in a perfect location to walk the cityEvery member of the hotel staff I encountered (from the valets to guest services staff and bartenders) was incredibly helpful, accomodating, and friendly We will definitely be returning to visit The Press Hotel again soon!

10. West End Inn

  • Address: 146 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102
  • Phone: (207) 772-1374
  • Ratings: 4.9 (65 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : West End Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Classy B&B offering elegant rooms with private baths, plus breakfast made with organic ingredients.

About this hotel

Set in a redbrick townhouse in the Western Promenade Historic District, this refined B&B is a 12-minute walk from the Portland Museum of Art and 1.3 miles from the boutique shops, restaurants and bars of the Old Port.The 6 individually decorated guestrooms feature antique furnishings with modern accents, plus private bathrooms, WiFi and flat-screen TVs; 1 room has a private deck.Breakfast is made with organic ingredients and served in an elegant dining room. There’s also a chic living area featuring local art, and a patio with seating.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to Portland Museum of Art and the Victoria Mansion
  • 14 min drive to Portland International Jetport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Elisha Li

My stay at the West End Inn exceeded all expectations! My room was much larger than expected and very well cleaned Breakfast each day was phenomenal and it was lovely meeting other travelers in the dining room The common areas and wine/bar area were spotless and inviting

The location is quiet and safe, just a 3 minute walk to the Western Promenade and about a 20 minute walk downtown! Steven was the innkeeper during my stay and he was friendly and accommodating, giving great recommendations and letting me leave my luggage there after checkout until I had to leave for my flight Would absolutely stay here again and recommend the inn to any other travelers!

Briana Jones

The Wear End Inn exceeded our expectations and made our stay in Portland great! The staff were extremely friendly and welcomed us right away, making sure we knew about all the amenities like robes in the room, free snacks, and a wine bar The common areas were very cozy and nicely decorated We really enjoyed the complimentary breakfast, it was homemade and made to order – so delicious! Definitely a highlight and we will be coming back!

SeanMK Kollection

Stayed here back in May of ‘21 Had a fantastic time and Milan made our stay memorable with his engaging interaction and scrumptious breakfasts The Inn is very clean and comfortable

It’s situated within a lovely, historic neighborhood and walkable to restaurants and shops within 10-15 minutes We definitely recommend the West End Inn for an unforgettable Portland experience!

11. The Inn On Peaks Island (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 33 Island Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108
  • Phone: (207) 766-5100
  • Ratings: 4.3 (407 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Inn On Peaks Island
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Airy suites with whirlpool tubs and cathedral ceilings in a casual hotel, plus dining & local beer.

About this hotel

A minutes’ walk from the ferry docks, this relaxed seasonal hotel with ocean views is 4 miles from Eastern Promenade and Portland Museum of Art.Airy suites with bright country-style decor offer cathedral ceilings and fireplaces, as well as ocean views and whirlpool tubs. Some have balconies and separate sitting areas.A casual restaurant/bar serves seafood and beer that’s seasonally brewed on the premises. Event space is also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Umbrella Cover Museum and Peaks Island
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Nancy Martin

We stayed at the Inn and had a wonderful time I love the way the room was decorated and the balcony overlooking Portland harbor was the perfect spot to people watch, relax, read a book, and watch the sunset Breakfast was included, tasty, and the wait staff were all helpful

The housekeeping staff were also wonderful The location was conveniently close to the beaches and nice restaurants I would definitely come back again

Ellen Berlin

The in Is lovely It is convenient to the ferry and well situated near the busy part of the island

The rooms are very nice and comfortable, albeit spare self furnished Some have balconies overlooking the bayAnd that leads to my one big complaint It would have been really nice to sit n the balcony and watch the goings on, read a book, and the sunset But the balconies have hardly any furniture! Mine had 2 simple chairs — not even a little table to put a drink/snacks on And an ottoman to kick up my feet would have been even better It’s really should be one of the features of the room and it was a bit of a disappointmentA breakfast credit came with the room which was a nice surprise No one mentioned it to me at check in Luckily I read some of the materials in the room and I figured it out And the breakfast was very goodOverall it was fine Not exceptional For the price I expected a little more,

Kimberly Cough

Stopped by to grab a late lunch/early dinner with my family because we were starving We were sat almost immediately and the service was excellent All of the interactions I had with the staff were lovely

I had the haddock sandwich and hummus appetizer (pictured below) and both were delicious The food came out quickly, hot, and still tasted amazing

12. Holiday Inn Portland-by the Bay (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is a 3-minute walk from the 536 Congress & Front of Art School bus stop, a 4-minute walk from the Portland Museum of Art and 5 miles from the Allagash Brewing Company.The upscale rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and work desks, along with tea and coffeemakers; many overlook Casco Bay. Upgraded rooms add separate living rooms with sofas and tables.A free shuttle to transportation hubs is offered. There’s an upscale restaurant specializing in seafood, as well as a bar and lounge. Other amenities include an exercise room, a sauna and an indoor pool, plus a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Portland Museum of Art and the Victoria Mansion
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Harbor” 11 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Savannah Taylor

This was a great place to stay! The location was great for our visit; we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go The rooms were really nicely furnished and clean The employees were really friendly and helpful

Our view was great We got breakfast from the restaurant and ordered off the menu instead of getting the buffet, which I think was the right move The food was great!Overall I highly recommend this hotel

Stephanie Z

We recently have stayed at several Holiday Inns and I have to say, this one was very nice Recently renovated rooms (although our bathroom was quite small and tub outdated, but clean), friendly front desk staff, and the shuttle driver offered to drop us off or pick up from downtown if we wanted Parking was on-site and convenient (spaces are tight but what one would expect for a parking garage)and the location made it easy to walk downtown

I recommend booking a room with a view of the bay Great views!

Robin Field

Overall had a pretty good stay at this hotel The staff I interacted with were all very personable and nice, and went out of the way to make sure you felt safe or helped you if you needed something The room I stayed in was very clean, and stocked with supplies as well

The pool area was also very well kept The breakfast in the Port of Call was also inexpensive and tasted good! The only things I can note as possible negatives are the ongoing construction they are doing between the hours of 9:30 AM to 5 PM, but if like me, you were here to vacation and explore, you most likely aren’t in the hotel for these hours where it would be an issue, but something that should be noted Due to this construction parking in the G2 level of the connected parking garage is very difficult, but there is another connected parking lot if that one is full/no spots are available Otherwise I have nothing but good to say, and recommend for an incoming traveler!

13. The Francis (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 747 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102
  • Phone: (207) 772-7485
  • Ratings: 4.5 (102 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Francis
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Understated rooms & suites in an elegant lodging with a farm-to-table restaurant/bar & a spa.

About this hotel

Set in a genteel 19th-century redbrick mansion, this refined boutique hotel is a mile from Interstate 295, a 6-minute walk from Deering Oaks Park and an 8-minute walk from the Portland Museum of Art.Understated rooms with hardwood floors feature local artwork and minibars, as well as free Wi-Fi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs; some have balconies. Suites add separate living areas with wet bars.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a serene spa and multiple lounge areas with local art, plus a chic farm-to-table restaurant/bar serving seasonal cuisine.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Portland Museum of Art and Deering Oaks
  • 13 min drive to Portland International Jetport
  • Guests mentioned beds 16 times
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 13 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

AnnaMaria Piccininno

Beautiful hotel The rooms are big and clean They had the best creams and shampoos I have ever tried in a hotel

They also had amazing wine and local snacks I was so impressed The decor in the rooms and hotel were beautiful I would definitely go back We had dinner at the restaurant attached and it was delicious yet expensive The best part of out experience there was the attention we got from the gentleman at the front desk, Mauro He was thoughtful, entertaining and helpful We had a fantastic time Excellent service

Jin Li Frick

Hotel fell short of average expectations Other similar priced hotels would have been more comfortable and more pleasant experienceROOM- Basic and noisy

My room (#003) was located in the sub basement The furnishings were basic, which is tolerable if not for the noise Floors are thin and floor creaks, footsteps (worse if the person had shoes on) and furniture being moved in the room above me went on throughout the night through 2 am I saw that this issue had been raised in previous reviews but still not fixed In this sub basement apparently odors also linger because one room brought fast food back and the oily fried food smell lingered all day and nightSERVICE- Lacks attention to detail Reception usually only had one person and service was not delivered with a smile (a minimum expectation) My friend asked for decaf coffee and person said “we don’t have any” She asked if they could get it for the next day He replied “I don’t think so,” and that was it Each morning you’re sent a text message on whether you’d like the room cleaned That’s great but one day I replied “yes after 12:30” Housekeeping started knocking on the door two hours before and kept returning until I messaged reception again to have them wait till my indicated time One morning the person working there was blasting music and dancing I’m ok with that but wondered if guests still in their rooms (given the thin walls and floors) appreciated the noise

Cam Bosch

Booked a night at random – long time Portland resident The Francis was absolutely perfect I had room 304 and it was also perfect

Staff was friendly and not overbearing They text and communicate well – which I enjoy a lot They let me know that the desk person leaves at 10pm but gave me all the info I needed Room was small, but I was there to sleep and relax not hang out inside lol Its so close to all the dope west end bars and restaurants Felt like I was staying at my rich grandmas low key, which is awesome lol Vibe was times a million also Will absolutely stay again and recommend to all friends and family

14. Portland Harbor Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 468 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Phone: (207) 775-9090
  • Ratings: 4.4 (716 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Portland Harbor Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Upscale hotel offering rooms & suites with soaking tubs & Wi-Fi, plus a fine-dining restaurant.

About this hotel

This upscale hotel in downtown Portland is an 8-minute walk from the 19th-century Victoria Mansion and 0.9 miles from the Portland Observatory.The refined, individually decorated rooms and suites feature private bathrooms with soaking tubs, plus pillow-top beds, TVs and Wi-Fi. Some rooms and all suites have views of the courtyard garden. Suites also include separate sitting areas, and some offer fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.A free car shuttle to Portland Jetport and the Amtrak station is available. Additional amenities include a fine-dining restaurant, spa treatments, 3 meeting rooms and an exercise room. Valet parking is offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • Walking distance to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and the Victoria Mansion
  • Guests liked the professional service, which has a concierge
  • Guests liked “Fire pit”, mentioned 11 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

AJ Pappas

Not sure why there are reviews less than 5 stars I have stayed here 8 times and each and every time has been great The executive King suite, the whirpool suite, and the regular room are all nice

Comfortable, clean! This place is not cheap but it is worth it The location is perfect for strolling to a bar or restaurant Blue Fin serves up a fantastic breakfast and drinks Great outside hang as well!

Jennifer Wojcik

I was really hesitant to stay here after reading some of the recent reviews but was pleasantly surprised The location was ideal to walking and exploring the area Our room was spacious and clean

Housekeeping was offered daily Every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful There was a nice coffee area and snacks on each floor

Eric Mitchell Jr

My wife and I stayed here to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and I just have to say that the staff at the hotel made our stay very special I would also like to say that Crystal helped put together a wonderful surprise for my wife including flowers, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries Very clean room, restaurant at the hotel has delicious food whether you get breakfast or dinner and everyone is so friendly

Will definitely book again in the future

15. The Rebekah Inn

  • Address: 4 Cleaves St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
  • Phone: (207) 934-2733
  • Ratings: 4.5 (39 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Rebekah Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Homey rooms, some with balconies & bay views, in an unpretentious B&B by the beach.

About this hotel

This unfussy adults-only B&B in an early 20th-century building is 3 miles from US-1 and a minute’s walk from Old Orchard Beach along Saco Bay.The 9 homey rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, microwaves and minifridges, as well as in-room sinks. Bathrooms are shared. Upgraded rooms add balconies with Saco Bay views.Continental breakfast is served in a quaint dining room. Other amenities include a patio, parking and access to BBQ facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to the Palace Playland and Old Orchard Beach Pier
  • 11 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests mentioned bathrooms 10 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Paul Vargas

Very intimate place Only reason for 2 stars off was had a family death and was trying to cancel plans Out of all our hotels, they didn’t cancel

We even said we had proof of death but said it was against their 14 day policy We ended up going which was nice and it was close to the beach, definitely a good option The house is older though and creeks Plus many bathrooms are shared (ours was in the kitchen)

16. Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is set a 5-minute walk from the vibrant and cultural Old Port district and 2 miles from the harborside Eastern Promenade.The bright rooms come with separate living and sleeping areas, free Wi-Fi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. They also include work areas and pull-out sofas, and upgraded rooms add floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Old Port district. Suites feature separate dining areas with wet bars.Breakfast is available. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center, as well as 2 bars and a restaurant. There’s also a business center and an airport shuttle. Parking is extra.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Duckfat
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but unclean
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms and the showers
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Harbor” 12 times
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Mariya Doncheva

Absolutely amazing staff – the receptionist was very friendly, the restaurant staff was FANTASTIC – drinks were yummy and the food was scrumptious! Thank you guys!!!The room was very good size, however the bed isn’t anything special Goose Down comforter without a duvet

YUCK! The room was cold the bathroom had some hairs laying around that were definitely not ours 😅🤣😂 We couldn’t fall asleep for a solid hour, because there were some noises coming from unknown sourcesThe breakfast was good and satisfying


This is a solid downtown Portland/Old Port hotel, especially in the off-season It’s still a great location in the summer, but I’m sure noisier with some of the rooms facing Fore Street To their credit, my room came with a noise machine which goes a long way in my experience

I was on the 4th floor facing Fore Street It wasn’t really an ocean view so much as the ocean was in that direction, but the height put me above most nearby office windows so I could lay in bed in the morning, next to the big window, and watch the seagulls fly around the historical buildings The room had a nice set-up with a couch for hanging if you had anyone over Also, a mini-fridge, at a hotel in the Old Port! Give me a fridge over a mini-bar any day of the week so I can keep my own leftovers and beer stash instead of paying $10 for a waterIt’s not a brand new hotel My room (422) had one or two stains on the carpet and the shower could use a once over for the mildew that gets in between tiles, but otherwise was clean – certainly no bugs or anythingReally nice staff all around I’m actually local but my girlfriend and I plan on staying here in the off-season next year just for a mid-week break Not a bad place to stay at all, especially if you can get a deal relative to the new, expensive hotels on Commercial

Barclay Smyly

Excellent view of Portland Harbor from the “King Bed Balcony Peaks Island View” (see pics) Room was very clean Friendly staff

Solid breakfast (scramble eggs, home fries, yogurt parfait, French toast sticks, sausage, bagels & juices)Glad the option for all day parking in the garage next door is offered for $30 a nightThis is a good value for parking in this downtown area Other parking lots/structures in this area charge $8 an hourMy one request is for the hotel to power wash the Seagull poop off the building on the other side of the balconies on the 7th FL maybe once a week (see last picture, didn’t crop it out of this pic, so you know what I’m talking about)I know this is a hotel in a harbor town, but, this is my one constructive criticismBesides that everything was wonderful and I would definitely stay here again

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