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Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Brattleboro, Vermont
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Had a pleasant stay at the Portland Residence Inn. Check-in was EZ, and they accommodated our request for a higher level floor - sadly, across from the elevator, but the noise level wasn't terrible.

Room was fine and, if our stay was longer, we would have truly appreciated the kitchen in our Studio Suite. Location of the hotel is terrific, and really convenient to Duck Fat, Micucci Grocery (where we get our olive oil fix), Shipyard Brewery and the waterfront Promenade walk.

Breakfast was serviceable; plenty of seating, OK selection for that kind of thing. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a night and had a nice stay. Great location and breakfast included but VERY busy at 9am. Room was great, clean and very spacious. Staff was friendly and I was able to find street parking to avoid having to pay to park in the nearby garage. Overall a very good hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
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New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

From the moment we pulled into the lobby, I had that feeling of satisfaction that comes with making the right decision. Nicely laid out public areas. Staff at the desk were very nice and helpful. The room was spacious -- great to have a separate living/kitchen area. Nice to have 2 TVs. The breakfast was really good. Real eggs. Make-your-own waffles (daughter was very happy).

Not sure about the complaints I've read on parking (literally across the street). And, the walk to Old Port is easy. More like 5-10 minutes (15 if a stroll). You don't need the shuttle - unless it is raining or you have mobility issues. Portland is a great town, and this hotel is well suited to take advantage of all that it offers.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Beyondexit8
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Boston, MA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This hotel is in a great location. It's walking distance to wonderful restaurants downtown. The staff is the friendliest I have ever seen at a hotel. They were helpful and had some great restaurant recommendations. I am a Silver Elite member with Marriott, so my room had fresh holiday cookies waiting for me when I checked in. I was also upgraded to a spacious suite that I absolutely loved. I will definitely plan to stay here next time I am in Portland.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We were very pleased with the accommodations and the location of the hotel. Breakfast buffet was a nice touch. Only issue for us was having a cold shower. After calling the front desk the issue was corrected within 15 mins. The technician mentioned the issue was due to heavy consumption. Not sure that sits well with us as I wonder what will happen when the hotel is at capacity. We really want to go back there but are a bit cautious due to the hot water issue. By the way, we travel there frequently as our son, daughter in law and grandbaby live in S. Portland.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank prczog
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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Marriott's Residence Inn in downtown Portland is within walking distance of so much of what Portland's waterfront area has to offer. The hotel and staff exceeded our expectations at every turn. Lack of on-site parking was a bit of an inconvenience (the covered garage is just across the street from the hotel and does result in an additional fee) but not a deal breaker for us. We plan on returning in the very near future.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maryland
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125 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This hotel is in the perfect location-a short walk to everything but far enough away from all the hustle and bustle. The waterfront view is spectacular and worth the upgrade-try to get room #513. There's no room service but a buffet breakfast every morning and a bar to relax in. Parking is in the parking deck across the street. We parked the car when we arrived and didn't need it again until we left. It's about 15 minutes to the airport and easy to find.

Room Tip: Ask for waterfront room--try to get room 513. It has a great view!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Address: 145 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4810
Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Portland
#6 Family Hotel in Portland
#6 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portland, Maine's only all suite hotel is located in the heart of the historic Old Port district. The Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/Waterfront is perfect for business trips, family vacations, relocation, corporate housing, and small meetings. Business travelers will find easy access to all organizations in Portland, Maine. The hotel is near major attractions that include the birthplace of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, Merrill Auditorium, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Cumberland County Civic Center, and Portland Museum of Art. Whether you are in town for a Maine lobster roll and blueberry pie or to sample the premier cuisine of the city's award-winning chefs, all are just a stone's throw from our doorstep. Book now to stay with us and experience legendary Marriott service. ... more   less 
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