We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay

Hotel website
Hotel deals
88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
Special Offer
Save 10-30%
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Portland
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Betsy H massachusetts
Review This Hotel

727 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    222
    320
    121
    39
    25
See reviews for
139
296
37
116
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (161)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (727)
  • Mar-May only
    (106)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (273)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (251)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (97)
All months
massachusetts
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this hotel. It is centrally located. The staff is very friendly. We're able to park our car for 10 per day and the shuttle drivers will bring you anywhere and pick you up. The price was reasonable and then we were offered an additional discount when checking in.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raymond, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Portland, ME is always a great place to visit. Staying at the Holiday Inn by the Bay is a great and affordable place to explore the city. The rooms are clean, the property is centrally located in the town, and the staff is very friendly. I look forward to staying here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Strafford, New Hampshire
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here while coordinating a large company event. The room was clean, spacious, well-appointed, and had a lovely view of the surrounding neighborhood and bay beyond. Staff overall was friendly and accommodating. I was especially pleased at the selection and pricing of the breakfast options in the on-site restaurant. The hotel is in the heart of the city with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bow, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
5 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service clean comfortable in a great location. Attended the Center for Grieving Children event and spent the night. The room was quiet comfortable and had a great view of the bay. Food was great service was first class especially for 300 or more people. Close to civic center and other places

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
457 reviews 457 reviews
34 hotel reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here twice...when family visited from out of state...we had a block of rooms. Holiday Inn by the Bay is a conveniently located hotel in downtown Portland. Rooms are clean, well appointed, and the beds are comfortable...linens are fresh and seemed quite new. The bathrooms were spotless. The hotel offers many amenities...free Wifi, lovely indoor pool, exercise room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sunnyvale Ca
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in October with a tour group. We were greeted with large (4") chocolate chips cookies! They were great! Beverages were also available. The room was clean and comfortable. Only complaint was that the AC system had no "auto" setting where it would go off and on when the temperature was reached. There was only a Hi and Lo... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
York, Maine
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed one night. Found the people at the front desk to be friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable, though the heater was quite noisy. For an older hotel, it is well kept up. We ate breakfast there in the morning, and service was quick and the food good. I would definitely stay there again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experiences with others. We so appreciate the comments, and hope you will return for a future stay More 

Northampton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've stayed at the Holiday Inn by the Bay several times. We had adjoining rooms to accommodate our children. The kids loved the pool area which has a large heated pool. Our rooms were on the 7th floor and very quiet with comfortable beds and lots of pillow (though I wish hotels had warmer blankets). We chose to eat elsewhere... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed our facility and amenities and appreciate the review. We hope you are able to return. More 

New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The only thing this hotel has going for it is it's location. It is very centrally located and you can walk to many places from this hotel. Other than that, this place needs lots of improvements. Overall, the property looks dated and is in need of upgrades. Front desk needs some customer service training. They were very rude and pretty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive comments. The staff and management appreciate the input More 

Guilford Maine, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Are you going to the Cross Center? This is the place to stay. We loved our stay, had a room overlooking the bay. Was able to park in a covered garage and elevators were very close to parking. Room was clean, pool was heated, had mini fridge and microwave. We ate supper at the restaurant and the food was perfect,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Management3, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and are so pleased we could make your stay with us enjoyable. We hope you will return. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

149 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (100)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (31)
Viewed
View from room (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (49)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (13)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (25)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question