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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a short stay, we found this hotel to be absolutely fine. The rooms are clean, and you can walk into the downtown area without problems. As a chain hotel, we didn't expect it to be charming and it wasn't: it looks a bit dated, it's very large, next to a big road, you have to pay extra for parking,... More

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

We are sorry for your response to our property, but we do thank you for staying with us. We appreciate our guests and the feebback they offer us. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location perfect overlooking bay as promised. Easy parking on site. Quick check in. Three fast working elevators. Friendly and active lobby with plenty of staff. Upgraded room because of priority club membership without asking. Clean room needing only a little dusting. Bathroom perfect with supplies, newer towels etc. Bed comfortable with clean quality linen. Noisy but working a/c. Extremely convenient... More

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

We thank you so much for posting your review. Our Priority Club members are very important to us and we appreciate the repeat business you provide Holiday Inns. We hope you return soon. More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here on the way back to Boston from Acadia National Park. The hotel was as to be expected from a big hotel chain, but it was still nice to find a soap, hairdryer, etc. The room and bathroom were clean and tidy. The staff were friendly but one person on reception did not understand what I thought... More

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

Thank you for your review. The tourist season does bring increased rates as with any city. We do remain the lowest priced in the downtown area. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the comments More

Patchogue, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to Bar Harbor and wanted to stay in Portland for one evening. The Staff was very accommodating. We were able to walk to the water, visit the city and have a wonderful stay. As it started to rain, the hotel arranged for a shuttle to the restaurant we wanted to visit for dinner and then... More

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

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our services, and especially glad to know you will return. We look forward to it More

Hudson River Valley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a lot of research for the price I wanted to pay for a summer vacation in Portland and the Holiday Inn was a great price, especially to park there - much cheaper than any lots in Portland. When we stayed there is was wonderful. Everyone was helpful and personable. The breakfast buffet was a good value, delicious and... More

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

Thank you so much for the kind remarks. Our staff is very pleased to know when they are appreciated, and your comments will be forwarded on to them. We look forward to your return More

Dwight, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was very nice. The service was great! Food was good. The room and bathroom was clean. They upgraded our room. Good location. Was able to walk to many places we wanted to go. Close to children's museum. Which was also very nice place. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone.

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

Thank you so very much for your recommendations. We are appreciative and pleased you enjoyed your stay. More

New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in a beautiful city. Indoor parking is a plus, even when the garage gets flooded by storms! Those are pluses. On the negative side: As someone else has written, the wifi is awful. Very week signal. Business travelers might have issues. I found the room to be a bit dusty...there was a layer on the alarm clock. If... More

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

We appreciate the input you have provided and will immediately look into it. Being a large food and beverage provider this is clearly not our practice. Thank you for review and we appreciate the input very much More

Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I very much disagree with the other reviews that say this place needs a facelift (unless it actually had one). We found this hotel to be very clean and in good shape. The staff were super friendly and gave good tips on things to do in the area. There is valet parking for a small charge which is convenient since... More

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

Thank you for the positive response to your stay with us. We appreciate your sharing your experiences with others. For future stays, please note that our van shuttle is happy to take you to the Old Port, or anywhere in the downtown area. Even though you enjoy walking it might come in handy in the rain! We look forward to... More

Dayton, Ohio, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never been to Portland before, but travel A LOT...this hotel is exquisite. Outstanding room, pristine clean, great service staff from front desk on through. Great location, tremendous food (lobster) and much, much more!

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We sincerely appreciate your kind review and hope you will visit our city again. We look forward to your return More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice hotel, all the extra's you would expect from a good place. However the wifi in the rooms is TERRIBLE. I am here on business and have only been able to get on wifi from my room, once in 3 days. I told the front desk and they said sometimes too many people are trying to access... More

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

We are very sorry you experienced such problems with our wifi provider and will contact them with your comments. We appreciate the feedback, and hope you will return. More

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Address: 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay 3*
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#8 Business Hotel in Portland
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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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