We stayed for two nights at the Residence Inn Portland as it was offered (VERY cheaply!)as part of a weekend 'deal' with the 'Cat' ferry from/to Nova Scotia. Was thrilled to find such a great hotel! Opened for only six weeks, everything new and clean! Great free breakfast (with 'make your own waffles') and a modest but adequate selection of hot and cold food. Free tea and coffee available at all times. The room was VERY comfortable, two big beds and a sofa bed, big bathroom and a kitchenette with microwave (popcorn supplied!), fridge with icemaker, dishwasher, stove, all utensils ect ect... The swiming pool with hot spa and the gym are located near the guest (coin operated) laundry. Wonderful opportunity to do laundry while relaxing in the pool or exercising!
Dogs are welcome here too....
The ONLY problem was the FIRE ALARM going off at 4am! We made our way to the street in the cold and rain.... firemen came, and about an hour later told us to go back inside. There were NO HOTEL STAFF seen AT ANY TIME during this evacuation, with frightened elderly people and small children shivering in their thin nightwear... no blankets being distributed or explanations given about the emergency at any time... then or later.... I'm sure SOME public relations would have been appreciated....
But other than that, it is a hotel well worth staying at.
- 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:
- Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront Maine