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Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay

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Harpswell, Maine
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159 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Years ago, this was one of the few places in downtown Portland. Now, it has a lot of newer competition. It still has great views of Casco Bay, and the prices are quite reasonable. Although there have been upgrades over the years (granite tops, safes, microwaves, fridges, etc.), overall it seems a little tired. The HVAC is hot or cold.... More 

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Waterville, Me
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent the night here in advance of an early morning surgery at Maine Med. Discovered bed bugs upon awakening. Feel pretty helpless. Took as many precautions after leaving as we could as we could not go home. My belongings are still in my garage. Front desk gave us a full refund. Just praying I didn't bring them into my home.... More 

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Stockton Springs, Maine
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the hotel, customer service and location. Covered parking is a plus, but the garage is very tight. It is very clean and the beds are comfortable. The desk clerks were very professional, but had no knowledge of the internet packages. When they told me they did not know what the "Comfort Package" was (drinks and breakfast included), I told... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here several times. On our last visit the lobby had been updated. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our room was clean, with comfortable furniture and a great view of the harbor. We enjoyed sitting by the pool. The breakfast offered in the hotel restaurant is excellent and reasonably priced. I had a Greek omelet. Finally... More 

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Hampden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Holiday Inn By the Bay is just that....conveniently located to the Old Port section offering many fine restaurants and shopping....overlooking the Harbor, offers views of the waterfront. Hotel staff is very friendly and accommodating. Lounge has many seating choices for individuals or groups. ...attentive staff. Would HIGHLY recommend a stay here.

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Peru, New York, United States
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139 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place seems totally unprepared for bigger groups, especially at meal times. Poorly stocked bar with staff that just do not care. Very inattentive. Rooms are ok. View is nice. Garage will not accommodate a full size truck. Only come here for the business event.

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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is conveniently located for walking to many of the greatest restaurants in Old Portland. Food and service at the hotel is excellent, but facility is slightly dated. All of the employees are top notch!

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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for choosing us for your accommodations while visiting in Portland. Our staff is anxious for your return! More 

Skowhegan, Maine
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I love this hotel. The rates are more than reasonable, the place is clean and well kept and the staff will do anything to make your stay better. There is a fitness center, pool and sauna. Unfortunately the sauna was closed for renovations when we were there this year. All top floor rooms have excellent views no matter which side... More 

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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and compliments! We enjoy pleasing our guests more than anything. We apologize for the sauna renovation, but please return to see what a difference the upgrade has made. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Auburn, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

My husband held their company Christmas party at this hotel. The food was delicious. We also stayed the night and the bed and pillows were so very comfortable. The staff was extreemly warm and professional.

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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for sharing it with others. We love doing the Christmas parties - always so festive! Please come back for another stay with us very soon. More 

Shanghai, China
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75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here because it was in the ihg group. I wouldn't do it again. The staff is very helpful and friendly. However, that can't make up for the dingy rooms. It is an old hotel- it was built when you could still open hotel Windows (they are sautered shut now). There was a blood stain on the comforter and... More 

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Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

We are very sorry your stay was not up to your expectations. Our rooms are constantly renovated and updated - including 42" flat screen TV and microwave and TV. We appreciate your choosing us while traveling in Portland and hope to have another opportunity to serve you. More 

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