My husband and I decided to get away for Presidents Weekend in Maine. Little did we know that there would be a major snowstorm that weekend. We were safe and sound at the hotel before the storm began. The views of the working harbor out our window were spectacular with the snow swirling around. It is also within walking distance of downtown all the restaurants. Even with the bad weather we ventured out for dinner, and everything was open and busy.
The hotel seemed very full judging by the crowd at breakfast, but there was plenty of room for everyone and there was no noise in the halls, or from the rooms around us. Very comfortable rooms, each has a complete kitchen, with everything you would need to cook a meal. The bathroom is large, and the sink is separate, with lots of storage. The breakfast was excellent, a cut above the usual Residence Inn, in fact the whole hotel was. It is new, and has an updated decor and style. There is a parking garage right next to the hotel, and guest get a special rate of $12.00 for the day with in and out privileges. The staff is very friendly and welcoming especially at the desk. There is a cocktail lounge open in the late afternoon, and many people enjoyed the large screen TV and couches, including us, during the day with the weather.
There were lots of families and though we didn't use the pool I saw lots of children in swim suits heading there.
We will be back again.
- 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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