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Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay

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88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Portland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I originally stayed at this hotel in 2012 when my daughter and I took a road trip over the summer. I found it to be in a great location and easy walking distance from pretty much everything. So of course I chose it again for a long weekend my husband and I just took. Again we were not disappointed. The... More 

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were delighted with a free upgrade to the “King Bed Upgraded Nonsmoking” with a pleasant seating area and work desk in an L-shaped room on the 9th floor with a terrific view of Casco Bay. We were not expecting an upgrade since we were using the one free night/year in a standard room provided with our IHG MasterCard—priced at... More 

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Central Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The reception people and manager were very pleasant and had a water-view room ready for us. The lobby and halls were clean and welcoming. It appears that this property has had a recent make-over. Everything looked new. No problems with appearance. Breakfast was very good, cooked to order...not like some other chains. This was our second stay there. They offer... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your group's business and look forward to a continued successful relationship More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay at this hotel frequently for work and at Holiday Inn's very frequently as a priority card member. This stay at the Inn by the Bay was the WORST I have experienced. I have stayed at this hotel for work before and decided it would be a good spot to bring my friend to whom was traveling here from... 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 post your detailed review. Unfortunately with social media we are unable to locate you in our system since we do not have a name. The hotel is most anxious to research the details of your stay. If you would be so kind as to call the hotel directly at 800-345-5050 and ask to... More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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45 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of girlfriends and I stayed at this hotel in early April to celebrate a bachelorette party. This hotel was a no-frills option for us given the close proximity to downtown and the fact that we could walk everywhere we wanted to go. By no-frills I mean very basic and outdated rooms, no mini-bar and limited dining options (i.e.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome hotel, don't be fooled by its 70s modernist appearance, huge windows, great views, awesome location. Rooms have contemporary details all smart hotels should. Big fridge, TV pivots, pillows with firm medium and soft embroidered in them, usb nightstand charging stations, lighted switches good furniture. Great place, neighborhood to the north west is super hip, less touristy than the old... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Portland a few times, but this was the first time I have ever stayed overnight for a few days. Luckily for me, and my girlfriend, we stayed here. The shuttle from the airport was just great. Always arrived quick, and the driver was always in a great mood. I have to say the staff took hospitality to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location was good, but it's a 20-25 minute walk to the old port and much of that isn't particularly interesting until you get closer to it. It is right by the Arts District and across the street from the Art Museum. Hotel was clean and staff was friendly. It could probably do with a refresh of the decor, but definitely... More 

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I stayed here to goto a Seadogs baseball game. We arrived much earlier then check in time not expecting to be able to check in. To our surprise they had a room ready. The room had a great view of the port. The hotel was perfect for what we wanted. It was an enjoyable walk to the... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beds & pillows were great. The TV was great, very clean room. The loss of a star is due to the inconvenience of getting luggage from the annex parking lot to the room. There was a lack of luggage carriers on wheels and it was a big hassle. Also the bathrooms had no fan. The staff was great BTW.... More 

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