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Residence Inn Portland Downtown / Waterfront Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   145 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101   |  
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Ranked #7 of 18 hotels in Portland
Worcester, Massachusetts
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18 hotel reviews
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“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a night and had a nice stay. Great location and breakfast included but VERY busy at 9am. Room was great, clean and very spacious. Staff was friendly and I was able to find street parking to avoid having to pay to park in the nearby garage. Overall a very good hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

From the moment we pulled into the lobby, I had that feeling of satisfaction that comes with making the right decision. Nicely laid out public areas. Staff at the desk were very nice and helpful. The room was spacious -- great to have a separate living/kitchen area. Nice to have 2 TVs. The breakfast was really good. Real eggs. Make-your-own waffles (daughter was very happy).

Not sure about the complaints I've read on parking (literally across the street). And, the walk to Old Port is easy. More like 5-10 minutes (15 if a stroll). You don't need the shuttle - unless it is raining or you have mobility issues. Portland is a great town, and this hotel is well suited to take advantage of all that it offers.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This hotel is in a great location. It's walking distance to wonderful restaurants downtown. The staff is the friendliest I have ever seen at a hotel. They were helpful and had some great restaurant recommendations. I am a Silver Elite member with Marriott, so my room had fresh holiday cookies waiting for me when I checked in. I was also upgraded to a spacious suite that I absolutely loved. I will definitely plan to stay here next time I am in Portland.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We were very pleased with the accommodations and the location of the hotel. Breakfast buffet was a nice touch. Only issue for us was having a cold shower. After calling the front desk the issue was corrected within 15 mins. The technician mentioned the issue was due to heavy consumption. Not sure that sits well with us as I wonder what will happen when the hotel is at capacity. We really want to go back there but are a bit cautious due to the hot water issue. By the way, we travel there frequently as our son, daughter in law and grandbaby live in S. Portland.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Marriott's Residence Inn in downtown Portland is within walking distance of so much of what Portland's waterfront area has to offer. The hotel and staff exceeded our expectations at every turn. Lack of on-site parking was a bit of an inconvenience (the covered garage is just across the street from the hotel and does result in an additional fee) but not a deal breaker for us. We plan on returning in the very near future.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This hotel is in the perfect location-a short walk to everything but far enough away from all the hustle and bustle. The waterfront view is spectacular and worth the upgrade-try to get room #513. There's no room service but a buffet breakfast every morning and a bar to relax in. Parking is in the parking deck across the street. We parked the car when we arrived and didn't need it again until we left. It's about 15 minutes to the airport and easy to find.

Room Tip: Ask for waterfront room--try to get room 513. It has a great view!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Overall this was a really nice location. Rooms were clean, lobby well maintained, and the staff was very helpful. It is the furthest from downtown of all of the downtown hotels. It is in the backyard of the Shipyard brewery, so if you enjoy the aromas then this is the place for you.

Be aware that you need to order a scenic view to get one... The suites do not have any water views!!! They are nice rooms, but you end up looking at the garage or inner courtyard.

Room Tip: Only studio rooms have scenic views (scenic meaning not of the garage, brewery or courtyard)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Residence Inn Portland
Residence Inn Portland Downtown / Waterfront Hotel Maine
Address: 145 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Portland
#5 Family Hotel in Portland
#6 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Portland Downtown / Waterfront Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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