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Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed here a few times over the year while on business. It strikes me that it has gone down in overall quality. The rooms were clean and adequate but the meeting rooms leaved something to be desired. The fitness room was really bad -- small and outdated equipment -- and the banquet and other meals were really sub-standard.... More

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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed 2 nights here in early April for work and the hotel was pretty good. It's not "by the bay" as much as "on the hill overlooking the bay", but that's a minor quibble (it does afford nice views however if you're facing the bay, which I was). Reception was warm, friendly and accomodating, hotel entry/elevators/hallways clean, room nice... More

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New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was very nice. I had a king room overlooking the Bay. I made a point to get up early to watch the sun rise and watch the ferries come in and the fishermen go out. The room was really clean, and pretty quiet, except for the heating/cooling unit which sounded like an airplane. I finally had to get... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First family trip to Portland with the little ones. Our room wasn't ready, so they upgraded us to a larger suite at no extra charge. There was a crib ready and we had a nice view of the city and harbor. Great way to wake up every morning! The hotel was central to everything, all the great restaurants, shops and... More

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

We are so pleased your stay was plesant, and that you took advantage of all Portland has to offer. We look forward to your return More

Edmonds, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the building is getting old (for a more modern structure). It's been well used. However, the rooms are kept clean. The service was amicable, including free mini-vans to take you downtown or to the transportation hub, airport, etc. Although we walked the whole downtown area, the van was great for a late night dinner and ride to the transportation... More

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

Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your experiences with others. We hope you will visit our city soon again. More

Bar Harbor, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Holiday Inn Portland by the Bay and was very satisfied with my stay. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. My only criticism was I couldn't figure out how to turn down the heat, but then again, I could have called the front desk for help, which I didn't do... More

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

We thank you for reviewing us, and most importantly for staying with us. We know there are many choices in the city, and we hope to see you back with us again. More

Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a conference and was pleased with the service, cleanliness, view (11th fl), and location. Easy to get to everything. Especially impressed with the attentive staff. I want to single out sarah, on the front desk, who really went the extra mile for me when I was having some technical challenges right before my presentation. She treated my... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to compliment our staff, and for singling out Sarah, who is a long standing valued employee. It is always wonderful to know they have done their job well! More

New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Portland Maine for one night for his work. Neither of us had been before. We stayed at a Holiday Inn in Burbank last fall and had a terrible experience. So we weren't sure what to expect and were bracing ourselves. I have to say I can't come up with a single complaint. The staff... More

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

We very much appreciate your sharing your experiences. The staff will be happy to know they have done their job well. We look forward to your return. More

Portland, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I stayed here one night and the service was good, we had a bay view room and it was amazing, we could see the all of downtown, and had a great view of the bay and bug light lighthouse. It is close to everything and well worth the money. I would stay again in a heart beat.

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We are delighted you were pleased with your stay. Thank you for posting your commets. We look forward to your return. More

York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stayed here on a fairly quick overnight with work. Not a 5 star hotel, but comfortable, clean and an extremely friendly staff. Free hot chocolate and coffee in the lobby is a nice touch. The only issue I would note is that the heater was a bit noisy and woke me during the night. Walking distance to the Old Port,... More

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

We are always pleased when first time visitors enjoy our beautiful. Thank you for sharing with others, and thank you for choosing Holiday Inn for your stay. More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay Hotel Portland
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay Hotel
Holiday Inn Portland
Portland Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay Maine
Address: 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Portland
#8 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you visit the historic, exciting and alluring waterfront City of Portland, why not stay in the midst of it? Award-winning hotel with elegant decor and spectacular views. Just steps away, the Old Port thrives with unique shops, diverse restaurants and a working waterfront. Turn the corner and Portland's new Arts District surrounds the Hotel with the art museum, Children's Museum, galleries and historic homes. The L.L. Bean Factory Outlet Store and Civic Center are only a block away! Jetport is 10 minutes away; courtesy vans are available. Choose from Executive Rooms, Suites and Double/Double Rooms. For your meetings and conventions, let us show you our 14,510 sq. ft. of meeting space and our 12,500 sq. ft. exhibit hall. Our convention coordinators will handle all of your meeting details, including spouse tours and island lobster bakes! Let us show you the pleasure of business in Maine, BY THE BAY. ... more   less 
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