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“Nice hotel, close to the action.” 3 of 5 stars
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Portland Harbor Hotel
468 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in Portland
North Yorkshire
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22 hotel reviews
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“Nice hotel, close to the action.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Having stayed previously at a top Boston Hotel, this felt a little more parochial and was not quite of the same standard. Nevertheless, the staff were very helpful and after a false start the courtesy car proved really useful. The location is just a block off the main harbour road, so very good for restaurants and places of interest. The bar/restaurant was cosy, although the menu for dinner a little pretentious for our tastes, but appreciate that others may be more impressed. Although no "wow" factor, overall a good place to stay when visiting Portland.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GKiladjian, General Manager at Portland Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
I am glad you found the complimentary car service helpful and our location convenient. We hope to see you again, thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife and I recently spent Friday and Saturday night her in Portland. Service was excellent, location was in walking distance of many fine eating establishments, and the hotel breakfast was excellent. The Starbucks coffee in each hall was very nice. My wife loved the thick bathrobe and the slippers. The parking and valet service was inexpensive and everything was what you would expect at a top notch hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The first thing you need to know about this hotel is that they stand behind their product and will work with you to make your experience at their property a wonderful one. Located exactly where you want to be in the Old Port, the PHH offers quick access to outstanding restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, and shopping. My wife and I love the fact that they offer a complimentary sedan service to the local area. Though we would walk to dinner, all we would do is call the car when we were settling our bill and they were there before we knew it. Also, when you compare apples to apples, the PHH is an outstanding value as rooms at the chain hotels nearby are just as expensive, not centrally located, and don't have all the perks. With a new hotel being built accross the street and the historic Eastland being converted to a Westin, the PHH will need to continue stepping up the service in order to remain relavent.

Room Tip: Having stayed in another area of the hotel on a previous visit, we prefer the rooms in the executive...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The hotel is located in the old wharf area in Portland within walking distance of great shops and restaurants. The rooms were large and nicely furnished; service was excellent. The only downside was we could hear everything the people in the next room were saying. It wasn't a problem as the other guests were not up late talking, but it was kind of distracting during the evening and morning hours. Otherwise, a very nice place to stay.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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GKiladjian, General Manager at Portland Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay, we are glad you enjoyed the room - and we will see what can be done about hearing the people in the next room. We hope to see you again.
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Gilbertsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

If upscale is your travel preference this is a must. Room furnishings very tasteful & comfortable. Location is in middle of historic area & convenient to great shopping, sports bars & sightseeing. The staff was amazing. On each hall is Starbucks coffee to start the day highly recommend the hotel.

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GKiladjian, General Manager at Portland Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the service, the room and the Starbucks coffee. I will be sure to let the staff know. Thank you for sharing your compliments. We hope to see you again.
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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Booked about a month ago and had several confirmations as trip got closer. Hotel very conveniently located near harbor and restaurants. We had problem with our room phone and received a nice credit for our trouble. Excellent free coffee service provided on each floor at 6am, with green mountain coffees and tea. Unusually spacious room and bath. Unfortunately no massage service available on Monday or Tuesday.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stayed here last minute - paid less than $300/night. Hotel right in the middle of the action. Went to several bars (ginkgo blue, grace, etc) and came back around 2am. All walkable distance. Key card to get back into hotel (nice touch as it is right in town). Bed (king) was comfy; bathroom was gorgeous. Enjoyed the 'wood' flooring instead of typical carpet.
My favorite part? The restaurant. Lattes and smoked salmon bagel. Fantastic.
Will happily stay again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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GKiladjian, General Manager at Portland Harbor Hotel, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thanks for your recent stay, it sounds like you had a good time and got to explore quite a few places in the Old Port. I'll let the Chef know how much you enjoyed the breakfast.

We hope to see you again.
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Additional Information about Portland Harbor Hotel

Also Known As:
Portland Harbor Hotel Maine
Address: 468 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Portland
#4 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portland's only AAA rated 4 diamond hotel. Amenities include a 4 Star restaurant with available 24 hour room service, 24 hour valet services, spa treatment rooms, professionally certified concierge service, and full fitness center. ... more   less 
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