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“A little off the beaten path, but quiet and comfortable.” 4 of 5 stars
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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 17 hotels in Portland
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“A little off the beaten path, but quiet and comfortable.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Yes, you will have to walk an additional couple of blocks to get to the most central part of shopping and restaurants, but it's an easy walk (would be particularly nice in warmer weather) and the benefits outweighed this minor inconvenience. The hotel was extremely quiet, which we really appreciated. The room was spacious and comfortable, front desk staff polite and helpful, and to make up for the location issue, a free shuttle takes you to and from dinner, etc. Just check with them each day (I mentioned to them in the morning what time and where our reservation was that evening) and your spot in on the shuttle will be confirmed. We really enjoyed walking around the neighborhood; Portland was charming and it was fun to seek out favorite coffee places, bakeries, and restaurants. Great foodie town!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed here for 1 night in November with my girl friend and would highly recommend this hotel. If you arent familiar with Residence Inn's by Marriott they are very spacious and include a full kitchen in the rooms designed for longer stays. We loved our room. The location is great as your walking distance to all the bars and restaurants. We also took advance of being right next to Shipyard Brewery which I would recommend if you like beer. The continental breakfast was very good as they had a variety of options. Check in and check out was extremely fast! If/when I go back to Portland this will be the place to stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have stayed here several times over the last few years and most recently March 5th through the 8th,2013. The front desk staff is very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is located along the Portland waterfront with walking trails to the east end and waterfront practically out the front door. The hotel is within easy walking distance to to old port area with shopping and some of the areas best restaurants.
The rooms are clean and fully equipped with stove, refrigerator and microwave. The breakfast served is pretty good. Free wifi is a much appreciated bonus, although i had some difficulty getting a signal on my visit in February. I travel to Portland often and will stay at the Residence Inn Portland Waterfront as long as they continue to provide the great service and comfort i have come to expect.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

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.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the water are worth the extra cost. The rest of the rooms face buildings that are...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were 3 families who stayed at that hotel .It was a very nice hotel, clean with very large suites- I was afraid of the sofa bed but for young children it is enough (not so comfy but they don't weight as much as us..). The breakfast was great with a lot of different choices. The location also was good although the parking fee was very high! My only two complaint were that we asked to be all the families together but due to the desk clerk mistake it wasn't like that. and that you have kitchen in each room but the ventilation in not enough and you cant open windows so the cooking smell from other rooms disturbed our stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Had a pleasant stay at the Portland Residence Inn. Check-in was EZ, and they accommodated our request for a higher level floor - sadly, across from the elevator, but the noise level wasn't terrible.

Room was fine and, if our stay was longer, we would have truly appreciated the kitchen in our Studio Suite. Location of the hotel is terrific, and really convenient to Duck Fat, Micucci Grocery (where we get our olive oil fix), Shipyard Brewery and the waterfront Promenade walk.

Breakfast was serviceable; plenty of seating, OK selection for that kind of thing. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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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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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
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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