Free Parking for guests
Stunning views from the East-facing rooms
Facilities, rooms, furnishings, equipment look dated and kind of tired, specially in meeting/activity areas.
Price point relative to the amenities and facilities.
Yes, I am aware that Portland/Maine Coast in the summer high season can mean high prices due to high upper-end demand. But in the case of the HIBtB there is the additional factor that apparently there is no other business-conference venue of this scale in town and they just "have" you. In any case the quality of the installations was below what I expected at the price from other meeting locations. In particular, Casco Bay Hall (exhibit/luncheon room) looks old and cheap. The location itself is excellent and the view from the East(rear)-facing rooms is impressive from a higher room. The free parking and wifi ARE especially welcome, too many business hotels tend to hit you on that (although the wifi kept cutting off or timing out, may be time to upgrade the network).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you visit the historic, exciting and alluring waterfront City of Portland, why not stay in the midst of it? Award-winning hotel with elegant decor and spectacular views. Just steps away, the Old Port thrives with unique shops, diverse restaurants and a working waterfront. Turn the corner and Portland's new Arts District surrounds the Hotel with the art museum, Children's Museum, galleries and historic homes. The L.L. Bean Factory Outlet Store and Civic Center are only a block away! Jetport is 10 minutes away; courtesy vans are available. Choose from Executive Rooms, Suites and Double/Double Rooms. For your meetings and conventions, let us show you our 14,510 sq. ft. of meeting space and our 12,500 sq. ft. exhibit hall. Our convention coordinators will handle all of your meeting details, including spouse tours and island lobster bakes! Let us show you the pleasure of business in Maine, BY THE BAY. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay Hotel Portland
- Portland Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay Maine