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Portland Harbor Hotel

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468 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Portland for a 5-year dating anniversary, and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to the honeymoon suite for our stay. The Concierge had arranged for a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the room (despite short notice...oops), which was beautifully appointed, and comped us a cocktails at the bar. Service was friendly and knowledgeable throughout the stay. The one... More 

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Soutern Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

untrained staff, noisy location in the hart of the bar scene Don't open the window, smells like fish. The front desk crew were more interested in each other than the guests. Same deal in the sparsely populated bar.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Portland Harbor hotel has the great character of an older building with modern amenities, fantastic service, and a wonderful restaurant. Combine all that with a perfect location for those who want to explore Portland on foot and I can't imagine a better place to stay in the city. Highly recommended.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove into Portland and stopped in to the Portland Harbor Hotel. We took a rom for the night and had a great experience. Downtown Portland is an excellent place to visit even in the offseason and this hotel is in the centre of it all. The rooms were great especially as it faced the courtyard and amenities were excellent.... More 

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New York, NY
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to the Portland Harbor Hotel in July, and loved the location and our room. Service was good, as the people were attentive and helpful. Definitely cared about their guests' experience. A charming New England city hotel. Rooms were clean and well appointed, nothing fancy but more than nice enough. We were a bit concerned about noise from the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the jacuzzi suite and the tub is good size. East fit for two ppl. service is excellent and hotel is updated great location. Free Starbucks on each floor on Sunday... Nice little twist. Would definitely stay again.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times and we really appreciated the new hardwood floors in the guest rooms over the carpeting. It has always stated that rooms that face the street may experience noise that the garden facing rooms don't experience, However we stayed for 3 nights including St. Patty's day and heard nothing in our second floor room that... More 

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Center Ossipee, New Hampshire
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a downtown hotel a walk away from good dining, shopping and the harbor. Very comfortable bed and extraordinary pillows.Don't miss the nightly fire ring, the onsite parking (for a price) or the free ride to your event service.

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Portland Maine
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very clean. Pleasant and helpful staff. Couldn't have had a more pleasant experience. Don't bother with room service breakfast- for the $40 we paid, it would have been better spent at any of the great places Portland has to offer for breakfast (but the coffee was superb!)

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Brenda G, Manager at Portland Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your overall positive experience with us and the Trip Advisor community. We do apologize if you were not pleased with the room service breakfast that you ordered. As a note, we do not charge more for our meals that are delivered to our guests than if you were to have dined in our restaurant. There is... More 

Florida Keys, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stayed at the Portland for a little relaxation after a vacation in upstate Maine. From the minute we were greeted by the valet you truly felt welcome and wanted. Check In was smooth and effortless. We had a king room street view which was well appointed and very clean! Some reviews complained about street noise. We did not experience any... More 

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Brenda G, Manager at Portland Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you so enjoyed your visit with us that you shared your experience here with the Trip Advisor community and with us. Our fire pit has been a tremendous "hit" with our guests and allows an extended evening after dining at Eves at the Garden. We will surely share your glowing comments with Mel, Sara and the... More 

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