Being that this was my first trip to Maine, I had mixed reviews from friends and colleagues who visited Portland before. Overall, Portland was a cozy place with some many reasonably price and amazing eateries.
Now for the hotel, my fiance and I felt so comfortable at the hotel and it truly felt like a home away from home. The room was equipped with a full kitchen, so if you're adventurous and enjoy cooking, I definitely recommend this hotel. We found ourselves buying food/seafood at the Harbor Fish Market and various local markets, which is about a 7-10 minute walk - depending on if you're pacing at NYC speed or suburbia speed. The hotels are maintained very well and the staff make sure to clean the kitchen and the rooms. The location of the hotel is slightly further from the "touristy" area; however, everything is within walking distance, so we weren't bothered at all. We actually thought it was great to walk off/digest our meals back to the hotel. There is a Coffee by Design up the block and I highly recommend doing visiting the Shipyard Brewery, which also is right up the block, if not adjacent to the hotel.
The hotel provides breakfast, which was actually pretty good, so this was also a plus.
All in all, great location, great staff, great breakfast, parking next store for ~$6 a day, and there is also a pool and gym, which we didn't use but seemed pretty clean.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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