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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#2 of 25 hotels in Portland
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Paid private parking on-site
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Werner Van H wrote a review Aug 2
Boston, Massachusetts3 contributions
If you love history and comfort, this is your jam! My wife and I had an amazing time here over the weekend. Comfortable and relaxing! The wifi was strong, coffee great, all the details were perfect, and I loved the historic photography.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Alyssa Weigle, Guest Services / Front Office at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings, Werner Van H! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with a glowing review your recent stay here in Portland at The Press; we are thrilled to hear you and your wife enjoyed your visit to our historic property! The coffee is sourced locally from Coffee by Design which is a brief walk from The Press Hotel. We can't wait to host your travels in the future. Be well! “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 Warm Regards, Alyssa & The Guest Services Team
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Cindy K wrote a review Jul 2022
Newton, Massachusetts606 contributions458 helpful votes
I was really excited to stay here, given all the hype. The hotel is nicely done, very tasteful, but it is small. Great restaurant on main floor, but you better have a reservation if you think you want breakfast on a Sunday morning (granted, we were there over July 4 weekend so probably extra busy). An an Ambassador member we were kindly upgraded to a larger corner room. It was tastefully furnished, nice bathroom, but it was small. There is only one chair in the room and it is a desk chair and if you sit in it no one can get between you and the bed. I looked up the price of the room and I bet we’ve it was $800+ (we used points), but that is a lot of money for a very small room. There were two windows but no view of anything except buildings acros the street (we were on third floor). Elevators are also small so there was sometimes a line to get the next one in the morning. I had to call twice to get a luggage rack brought to the room. We also had a shower that leaked all over the bathroom floor (it was a sealing issue, because it was not leaking near the door). We reported it the first night and then reminded them when we left the next morning so they could fix it. Nothing got fixed and the second night of our stay we had the leak and all the clean up again. We mentioned it again the next day before we went out and again, that night when we took showers before dinner, it was the same thing. So we cleaned up the mess all three nights of our stay. I understand when hotels get frustrated when guests write tough reviews when the problem was never mentioned when it could have been fixed. I agree that is not fair, but I mentioned it three times and it did not get fixed! I also mentioned it when we checked out, said they needed to fix it before the next guests arrived but the woman barely seemed interested and said she would make a note. Would have been nice if she said she apologized for the inconvenience, but that did not happen. The location is OK, but I would definitely stay someplace better located closer to commercial street and the waterfront. Sadly, there is nothing here that would justify paying more for the experience. At least t the Residence Inn (which I highly recommend) there are two chairs in the room!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jonathan S wrote a review Jul 2022
Santa Ana, CA85 contributions95 helpful votes
very cool marriott. love the printing press theme. big lobby and bar area. fitness center is nice enough. great location walking distance to everything. also very good customer service. better service than you would get at a run of the mill marriott. it truly felt like an upper tier marriott experience
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Alyssa Weigle, Guest Services / Front Office at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings, Jonathan! Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review your recent experience! We are ecstatic to hear that you loved our team's service in addition to our property, amenities, and location! We can't wait to host your travels in the future! “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of an intelligent effort." - John Ruskin Kind Regards, Alyssa & The Guest Services Team
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ClaireWithLove wrote a review Jun 2022
Germantown, MD617 contributions424 helpful votes
Located a few blocks away from Old Port and 5 minutes to David's restaurant, the Press Hotel is situated in a great location for walking to the Portland sights, including the harbor for boat rides. Loved the Nespresso coffee maker and generous supply of capsules in the room plus the delicious Bar Harbor blueberry fruit tea. The bathroom is spacious with grey marble. Hotel has a fun decor and theme. The room was small, smaller than our cruise ship rooms and Best Western. There was only one chair - for the desk, and if you pulled it out, it would make it hard to get around the bed since the padded bench / luggage area was in front of the bed. We were not in the room much, so it was not a big deal but for the price, it would be nice to have a place to sit if you are in the room because of the weather. We did not try the Union restaurant, since it was over a 15 minute wait for breakfast due to lack of staff or capacity control since there were a few tables open. Near Old Port, is the Juicery where we got a healthy breakfast (they have cashew avocado toast and acai bowl) and sat on the pier by the water. Our sleep was interrupted by a fire alarm at 1:30 am. Fire trucks and police came and we were allowed back inside around 2:15 am.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Alyssa Weigle, Guest Services / Front Office at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings ClaireWithLove, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the coffee and tea amenities in the room as well as the decor and bathroom. That cashew avocado toast from the Juicery sounds delicious! I apologize that your sleep was disrupted by the fire alarm, and we certainly hope to welcome you back to The Press in the future to provide you with a "beyond words" experience! “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Don Alden Adams Kind Regards, Guest Services
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Lisa C. wrote a review Jun 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania10 contributions10 helpful votes
The Press Hotel provided the perfect accommodation for our babymoon. The room was clean and comfortable, and the shower was luxurious. I was also pleasantly surprised at the additional little touches the hotel offered. For instance, the gym had drawers full of trail mix, earbuds, and hair ties for those who had lost or forgotten these items at home. Very thoughtful. The staff also saved us from what would have been a big problem. The morning of our extremely early departing flight, an Uber driver rudely cancelled on us. It was around 4:15am, and there were no other active Uber/Lyft drivers in the vicinity. Luckily, the hotel works with 2-3 other drivers outside the rideshare apps, and the front desk associate was able to secure us a ride to the airport. Lastly, the location cannot be beat. A brief walk will get you to Long Wharf, or to any of the many wonderful Portland restaurants. My husband and I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Alyssa Weigle, Guest Services / Front Office at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Jun 17, 2022
Greetings EMCollins62, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us; we are thrilled to see you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate your feedback regarding our property, staff, and location. I'm glad we were able to facilitate a ride to the airport for you. We hope to welcome you back to The Press in the future if you find your travels returning to Portland. “Did you ever see a place that looks like it was built just to enjoy? Well, this whole state of Maine looks that way to me.” –Will Rogers Warm Regards, The Press Hotel Guest Services Team
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Sue A wrote a review May 2022
Scottsdale, Arizona70 contributions64 helpful votes
This was our first visit to this hotel but it won’t be our last. Loved the location- easy to walk all over downtown and if something is too far, they had a complimentary car to drive you. Service was great. Rooms were interesting and very clean, if a bit small. Only other downside besides the small rooms was that I thought the breakfast option for Platinum rewards members at Inkwell was too limited, even tho the server they have working there was awesome
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Alyssa Weigle, Guest Services / Front Office at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded May 21, 2022
Greetings Sue A, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay, and thank you for your loyalty as a Platinum Bonvoy Member! We love to hear that you enjoyed our location, shuttle, team, and hotel! We look forward to hosting your travels again in the future. “The heart of hospitality, for me, is the ability to focus completely and totally on one person, even if only for a matter of seconds, yet long enough that you've got a clear connection, a channel between the two of you.” - Micah Solomon Kind Regards, Alyssa & The Guest Services Team
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patraveller2007 wrote a review May 2022
Philadelphia, PA1034 contributions374 helpful votes
We have been to Portland many times with this being our fiorst stay at The Press. The hotel, staff and restaurant far exceeded our expectations. Check-in was flawless and the front desk staff friendly and efficient. Hotel is immaculate. Rooms are well appointed and beds are extremely comfortable. The UNION restaurant is outstanding - farm to table at its best. Servers are superb. Lobby is welcoming with lots of seating, a beautiful fireplace and hotel bar at the far end of the lobby. There are even multiple newspapers available in the lobby which we have not seen since the beginning of covid. Nothing but praise for this well located property in the center of town and its great staff. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Alyssa Weigle, Guest Services / Front Office at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded May 13, 2022
Greetings patraveller2007, Wow! Thank you for such high praise and taking the time to recount your stay; we are delighted to hear how much you appreciated our hotel, service, and team! UNION had just re-vamped its ENTIRE menu as well, so we are excited to hear such positive feedback! We truly aim to foster a warm and welcoming home away from home for our guests while curating unique experiences, and we can't wait to welcome you back! “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 Warm Regards, Alyssa
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Cayman408 wrote a review Apr 2022
W. Hartford, CT375 contributions154 helpful votes
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We spent three nights at this hotel. The accommodations were very high-quality and the service was excellent. We are fans of the Marriott system and the autographed series is a step above normal. The hotel is ideally located in Portland and easy walking to many local sites and restaurants. Additionally the hotel provides a shuttle service in the evening so that you don’t have to drive and find parking. The building is a newspaper provider in a past life. The theme of printing in newspapers is carried throughout the Decour of the hotel and very well done. It definitely makes it more interesting.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Alyssa Weigle, Guest Services / Front Office at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Apr 27, 2022
Greetings Cayman408, We are thrilled to hear that our centrally-located hotel provided an easy and enjoyable getaway for you! We truly appreciate you taking the time to recount your stay and provide feedback from your experience. Additionally, we are glad you enjoyed the shuttle service and the carefully-selected design choices which pay homage to our building's history. We hope to welcome you back in the future! "What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence." -Samuel Johnson Warm Regards, Alyssa & The Guest Services Team
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Jim M wrote a review Mar 2022
Los Angeles, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
We've been coming to the Press Hotel for several years and always viewed it as the best hotel in Portland. This recent trip has been a disappointment and we may have to look for an alternative. Early morning coffee, bagels and muffins have disappeared at the Inkwell on Monday through Wednesday and are now charged on Thursday to Sunday. Room service hours have shrunk and no evening room service. Staff moral is down and staff complain of cost cutting measures. New owners are making a huge mistake. Let's bring back the Press to its old standard.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Alexander Ritchie, General Manager at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Mar 24, 2022
Good evening PacPalLaw, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your most recent visit to The Press Hotel. Our team works diligently to ensure the most memorable experience for all of our guests and we clearly missed the mark during your visit. I would like the opportunity to discuss your stay further at your convenience should you have the time to speak with me directly. I am available via email at aritchie@thepresshotel.com or phone at 207-808-8710. I look forward to speaking with you and hope for the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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phipli wrote a review Mar 2022
Brooklyn, New York88 contributions73 helpful votes
"Beyond Words" may be the tag line for this outstanding hotel, but it couldn't be a more apt description. The attention to detail whether it is reflecting the building's history as the home of the Press Herald newspaper - reflected in decor - from the classic manual typewriter in the lobby, the typeset letters behind the reception desk, or the words that fall from the walls onto the carpets in the hallways, and the vintage desks that are used in the rooms. But it's the team that stands out. I wish I had captured all their name, because the friendly, professional manner was uniform across the hotel. Whether it was a restaurant with outdoor dining (in freezing weather) to forgotten shaving kit (a bit out of packing practice) or breakfast suggestions Alyssa, Sophia, Laurie and Rachel were helpful, smiling and warm. And Morgan at Inkwell made my mornings. Add the guys at the main door welcoming me back or sending me off in style, and it created a memorable and wonderful experience. It really is the best place to stay in Portland.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Alyssa Weigle, Guest Services / Front Office at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Mar 6, 2022
Greetings Phipli, Wow! We sincerely appreciate such kind words and you taking the time to provide us with feedback from your recent stay. We LOVE hearing how much you enjoyed and soaked in the charm, detail, and history carried throughout the hotel! Thank you again, and please let us know the next time your travels bring you to Portland as we would be delighted to welcome you back! Warm Regards, Alyssa & The Guest Services Team
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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 Merrill Auditorium (0.08 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, Standard Baking Co., and The Gelato Fiasco Old Port.
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.