We just got back today from three nights in Portland. We stayed at the Residence Inn because of the reviews, the fact there are small kitchens in the rooms and the pool. Pluses are for the location and the relatively clean rooms. We also received a great recommendation from the desk where to take our 10-year old son sledding. Minuses: cheesy bed linens on the sofa bed. They were nearly transparent. The pool, which was a major reason for our staying there was fine on the first day. I did notice hair balls and band aids , but tried to wave it off since it is a busy place. On our last night we wanted to have a swim after dinner. We found a large area of soap scum floating on the pool surface. We brought this to the attention of the front desk close to 7:30 pm. We did not go in, but we were hopeful that the pool could be cleaned up by the morning. At 8:30am the pool looked even worse, more hair floating, scum, etc. I mentioned it to the nice person who gave me the sledding recommendation. He said that it would take a while to get the pool cleaned up and that there was no maintenance over the weekend (!!!!!). Perhaps they were no health or safety issues with the condition of the pool, but it was really disgusting with cloudy water and things floating on the surface. Someone should have done something within that 13 hour period or close it off for swimming. I doubt that we will ever stay there again.
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- Portland, Maine's only all suite hotel is located in the heart of the historic Old Port district. The Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/Waterfront is perfect for business trips, family vacations, relocation, corporate housing, and small meetings. Business travelers will find easy access to all organizations in Portland, Maine. The hotel is near major attractions that include the birthplace of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, Merrill Auditorium, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Cumberland County Civic Center, and Portland Museum of Art. Whether you are in town for a Maine lobster roll and blueberry pie or to sample the premier cuisine of the city's award-winning chefs, all are just a stone's throw from our doorstep. Book now to stay with us and experience legendary Marriott service. ... more less
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