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Terry H wrote a review Nov 1
Seattle, Washington785 contributions273 helpful votes
The Press Hotel is worthy of being in the Autograph Collection. It is built on the site of a former newspaper and the hotel gives multiple nods to that heritage. In each room there is a leather chair that has written on its back: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Without giving up my age, this is how I learned to type back in high school eons ago. Apparently it is also the phrase that can parse different fonts for you to choose from (shared with me by one of the staff). There are also many other nods to the print industry: multiple typewriters abound, even miniature replicas/facsimilies of printing presses (I was fortunate to have turned the replica of Gutenberg's printing press in Germany on one of our trips). The service is good and welcoming. Just a fun hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings! Thank you so much for your terrific review of our hotel! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and all of the nods to our buildings history. I will be sure to share your wonderful comments to our staff. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope to welcome you back to the Press Hotel in the near future! All the best, Alex Winslow Guest Services Manager The Press Hotel 207-808-8800
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Jenell B wrote a review Aug 2022
10 contributions6 helpful votes
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I spent two nights here for a simple getaway. Yes, it might be a pricey place to stay, but we're only on this earth for a short while. I decided it might be nice to spoil myself with a nice hotel room. The hotel is within easy walking distance to the waterfront. Room was very clean, just the right size for me, and not once did I hear anyone else in other rooms. I did hear the firetrucks, as my room was on the side of the fire station, but that didn't bother me. Staff was very friendly and attentive. I really liked the nods to the buildings past when it was used for the Portland Press, such as a wall covered in old style typewriters. The decor struck me as quite tasteful and classy, and I enjoyed the artwork in my room. I'd definitely come stay again if I visit Portland.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Oct 22, 2022
Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review from your recent stay with us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit along with our team, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Warm Regards, Alex and the Guest Services Team at The Press Hotel
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Mike G wrote a review Oct 2022
Boston, Massachusetts19 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I spent a Fall weekend in Portland visiting friends. We stayed at the Press for the first time. We were very “impressed” by what we experienced. The location is fantastic, right in the heart of a great part of Portland, convenient to shops and restaurants. The hotel decor was attractive, and our room was quite comfortable. We ate a terrific brunch in the Union restaurant. As with any top hotel, the caring and attentive service is what sets the Press apart. A quick response to a request for extra housekeeping items, a reservation for a table at a crowded restaurant and, finally, shipping home a forgotten item. All of these were examples of the attentive service we experienced during our short stay. Looking forward to our next visit to Portland and the Press!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Greetings, Mr. Gaburo. Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our hotel! We are thrilled to hear you and your wife enjoyed your stay, and that we were able to assist you with all that you needed while staying with us (and even after you departed!). I will be sure to share your wonderful comments to our staff. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope to welcome you back to the Press Hotel in the near future! All the best, Alex Winslow Guest Services Manager The Press Hotel 207-808-8800
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Miamimomfl wrote a review Oct 2022
Miami, FL120 contributions94 helpful votes
The rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable. Housekeeping is offered but must be requested in advance. Pros: Great location. Easy walk to restaurants, shops and the harbor. All the staff was very friendly. Valet was very quick and nice. Coffee/wine bar in the lobby. Water bottles were complimentary. Cons: Restaurant is not opened every day. No daily room service. Overall we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Oct 22, 2022
Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in the future if your travels bring you to the Portland area! "To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel” – Fran Lebowitz Kind Regards, Alex & the Guest Services Team
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SandyWang wrote a review Oct 2022
Richmond, Virginia118 contributions77 helpful votes
This hotel is at an excellent location to explore Portland and surrounding areas. It is right in downtown, also close to highway got taking various day trips. My stay was OK. The only thing is that I did not get to try its breakfast, as it was closed for some reason when we were there. My room was also on the small side. Considering the price we pay, I am little disappointed on that. Also, they put me right next to the elevator, and it was kinda noisy.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 22, 2022
Greetings, Sandy! Thank you for taking the team to share your thoughts on your most recent visit with us. We apologize you were not fully satisfied with the guest room. We certainly hope you enjoyed your time in Portland, and should your travels bring you back to area, we look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again and providing a better experience! "My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water." - Mark Twain Warm Regards, Alex & The Guest Services Team
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GlobalTourist66 wrote a review Oct 2022
Surbiton, United Kingdom224 contributions99 helpful votes
I was hugely looking forward to my stay at The Press, it being listed as the 2nd best hotel in Portland. CheckIn was efficient though some payment issues were noted - not really a surprise as my Corporate Travel Agent had previously let me know that the hotel was not good at responding to their emails or calls. I guess they are short-staffed, as seems to be a common theme - with their Restaurent and var service closed on multiple times during my stay, not impressive given the rate card. And for a hotel of this calibre/rate card to not even provide a tea/coffee amenity tray in the room is quite unbelievable. I like the vibe of the property, but given its costs (rate card, and means/drinks) I will not elect to stay here on my next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 22, 2022
Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback from your recent stay here at The Press Hotel. We will make sure to share this feedback with the appropriate leadership teams, and we hope you give us another chance to provide a "beyond words" experience. Warm Regards, Alex & The Guest Services Team
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Terry B wrote a review Sep 2022
Roswell, Georgia104 contributions32 helpful votes
Our room was on forth floor, on the corner of Market Street and Congress Street. Windows on two sides of the room. Generous bathroom, soaker tub and shower has rain water head. Hotel has bikes for rental. Coffee shop in the lobby and restaurant Union is on-site. Close walk to the harbor.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 22, 2022
Greetings! What a wonderful review to read! We certainly appreciate you taking time out of your day to provide us with feedback from your recent stay! We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Warm Regards, Alex & The Guest Services Team
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Yolanda M wrote a review Sep 2022
13 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed here before when it just had opened and then the Press Hotel offered big city quality in small town Maine. Not so much this stay. Unfriendly welcome, the room had a few cleaning issues and the valet was slow. Union is no longer a great restaurant and the rooms should be updated. Probably still the best hotel in Portland but has lost its edge.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 22, 2022
Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback from your recent stay here at The Press Hotel. We will make sure to share this feedback with the appropriate leadership teams, and we hope you give us another chance to provide a "beyond words" experience. Warm Regards, Alex & The Guest Services Team
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Cindy C wrote a review Sep 2022
Fredericksburg, Virginia3 contributions
The hotel is in a great location (though construction across the street began at 7am). There are many restaurants within walking distance. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was wonderful as was the shower. Breakfast was included in our stay but the restaurant was closed and the offerings at the coffee bar were very limited and unappetizing. We paid for breakfast across at a business across the street. We would not return. Definitely not a $500 per night experience!
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Responded Oct 22, 2022
Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. It is through guest feedback that we are able to improve upon the dining experience provided to our guests. You brought to my attention that during your recent stay, we fell short of meeting your expectations with our dining services. Your experience has been shared with the Restaurant Manager who joins me in offering not only our sincere apologies for the team’s shortcomings, but our commitment to resolving these issues in order to improve the dining experience in the future. Although we fell short of meeting your expectations during your stay, I hope you will consider our hotel on your next visit to the area so that we can deliver on the guest experience you deserve. All the best, Alex & the Guest Services Team
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Stace999 wrote a review Sep 2022
New York City, New York10 contributions22 helpful votes
This an amazing hotel. Location is perfect - 10 min walk to the piers with boutique shops, bars, coffee bars, and delicious restaurants along the walk. The area is safe and quiet, except for the firehouse next door. We are not sensitive to the occasional siren, but if you are, you may want to ask for the room that does not face that direction. The hotel has many amenities, including a complimentary car/shuttle to and from a place of your choice within about a 1 mile radius from the hotel, which you can arrange with the front desk or the valet attendants. You may have to wait 10-15 min for another drop off or pick up, so do plan accordingly, especially if you're on a schedule. The room walls are thin which was only a problem when the neighbor on the first night of our stay blasted their television so loudly at 11:30 pm that we felt like we were watching the movie in our room. The front desk handled this immediately upon request and were apologetic, even though it was not the hotel's fault. Otherwise, you can hear guests return or leave, but most guests are courteous and conduct themselves quietly. Every staff person we encountered was incredibly friendly, professional, and attentive - all the valet attendants, front desk representatives, bartender at Inkwell, hostess and servers at the Union restaurant, and housekeeping staff. Our only complaint is that the towels never seemed to dry in the bathroom. Highly recommend this hotel for vacation or business.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 22, 2022
Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review from your recent stay with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit along with our team, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Warm Regards, Alex and the Guest Services Team at The Press Hotel
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include The Wadsworth-Longfellow House (0.3 miles), Commercial Street (0.3 miles), and The Escape Room (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gorgeous Gelato, Portland, The Gelato Fiasco Old Port, and Evo Kitchen + Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection have airport transportation?
Yes, The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Portland.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.