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The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

119 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5002
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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 22 hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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The Press Hotel captures the indefinable essence of Portland, Maine, providing an approachable unique and utterly memorable full-service boutique experience that is truly Beyond Words. Built in 1923 as the offices for the Portland Press Herald, our hotel takes inspiration from the writer's offices of that era: each of the hotel's exquisite 110 guest rooms and suites feature a vintage-styled journalist desk, wood floors with herringbone area rug, and the work of local artists and artisans. The historic building boasts oversized windows in every guestroom, providing natural light and fresh Maine air during your stay. Playful newsroom references abound, including thought-provoking quotes and occasional one-liners in the most unexpected places. The hotel also hosts two utterly unique spots for food and drink. The restaurant UNION is Portland's newest farm-to-table (and sea-to-table) hotspot, with creative takes on recognizable "Americana" favorites from coast to coast. Inkwell Bar echoes the energy and intellect of its former occupants, with serving hand-crafted vintage cocktails, Portland microbrews and small plates in our lobby space (the former City Room of the Press Herald.) The hotel also features four meeting and event spaces ranging in size from 300 to 1,170 square feet, conjuring images of the spirited editorial meetings that once took place in this historic building, At the base of a dramatic open staircase that descends from the lobby, these spaces resemble private residential libraries and are ideal for executive retreats, small business meetings, board meetings, weddings and social functions. A unique Art Gallery featuring works by local artists is a perfect location for a reception event.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
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The staff at The Press Hotel specialize in making guests feel welcome. The valet staff and the reception desk staff couldn't have been nicer. The room was exceptional, with great attention to details. The decorations pay homage to the building's history. We were treated to an afternoon snack with a sample cocktail that was delicious! We have visited Portland many times but this was the first time we stayed at The Press. I'm sure we will be staying there again!
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Response from ajwalsh207, Manager at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Hi Sre49! Thank you, thank you! As a team we strive to ensure all guests feel appreciated. We are thrilled to hear that the team provided a warm experience. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Cheers, AJ “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” — Willie Nelson
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Great hotel, fabulous service and central location. From the front desk to the valet everyone was really friendly. Special shout out to Kelvin and Kane from valet for being so helpful. They helped get our bags up to the room as well.
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Response from ajwalsh207, Manager at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Hello mahafroze! We appreciate you taking time to write a review for our property. Thank you for especially shouting out Kelvin and Kane from our valet team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Be well, AJ “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” — Helen Keller
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As a global traveler I really notice and appreciate attention to detail. Had a one night stop in Portland, ME and landed at the Press Hotel. This place WAY exceeded my expectations. All the little touches and attention to detail added up to a memorable stay and one of my highest recommendations written for Trip Advisor. Started with a sincere, warm, curbside greeting from the car valet and porter who grabbed our bags and whisked our car away upon arrival. Quick check-in. Lovely room (219) well appointed, clean, GOOD reading lights, Keurig coffee, comfy bed. Free limo/car service picked us up within minutes of calling from our local restaurant where we went to dinner...we were too lazy to walk up the hill. And, even some bottled water offered to us as we packed up our car to leave. HIGHLY recommend for service, location, and value. Decor is fun - relating to the "press" - typewriters, and wall art. Bonus: LOVELY bar/Union restaurant on 1st floor serving proper martinis and top-notch food.
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Response from ajwalsh207, Manager at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Hello PEEZGlobal! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review for our property. We are extremely happy to read that the hotel exceeded your expectations and that we earned one of your highest TripAdvisor scores. Please reach out directly should your travels bring you back to Portland so we can ensure your experience is perfect. Warm regards, AJ “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
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The Press Hotel offers an extraordinary level of service - everyone who works at the hotel is looking to make your stay enjoyable. The hotel design is visually appealing and well executed - rooms are very clean and spacious. Overall, highly recommend.
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Response from Ginny P, Manager at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Greetings jcerullo! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We appreciate the kind feedback in regards to our team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Ginny “May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.” – Robert A. Heinlein
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We cannot provide enough accolades for this establishment. Arrived minutes prior to our dinner reservation, the hotel clerk had our bags sent up and processed us quickly. Union Restaurant was fantastic, the staff wonderful. The valet service was friendly and helpful. the room was cozy, clean and the ambience of the entire hotel was superb!
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Response from Ginny P, Manager at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Hi WhiskedAway2! Wow! We appreciate the kind words and that our entire team made you feel welcomed and appreciated. We hope to welcome you back into Portland soon. Be well, Ginny “We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.” -Anna Thomas
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$195 - $588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Maine Foodie Tours (0.3 miles), Wadsworth-Longfellow House (0.2 miles), and Commercial Street (0.3 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 valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Standard Baking Co., Gorgeous Gelato, Portland, 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.
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.
Does The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.