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Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 25, 2013

This isn't a 5-star hotel loaded with amenities and luxuries -- but, it is an above-average hotel in an outstanding location with a friendly helpful staff. We stayed for two nights and were able to walk to most of what we wanted to do within Portland. It's easy on-and-off from the highway but still in the heart of the old port. Our room and the common areas of the hotel were clean and modern. Everyone we interacted with, from the valet to cleaning crews, were friendly and hospitable.

For the price, in other areas you might get a more luxurious or unique experience, but here you're really paying for the location. It's great that you also get a clean, modern, friendly hotel as well.

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Pete W, General Manager at Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thank you for the comment about our staff. We kind of like what we do! Please come see us again, and thank you for staying with us.

Sincerely,

Pete Wagner
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband and I came up to Portland for our honeymoon! We loved that the hotel is literally blocks away from everything you would wanna do. Tons of bars, restaurants, shops, ferries etc. The customer service here is phenomenal and the rooms are comfortable and very clean! We highly recommend this hotel !!! We took the shuttle and the shuttle driver was very easy to talk to and polite. The front desk accommodated to our needs.

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Pete W, General Manager at Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Thank you for selecting our hotel as the place you called home while on your honeymoon in Portland. We are glad you enjoyed the city and our hotel. You should make visiting Portland as annual event. We would be honored to be of service if you did!

Thank you for staying with us.

Sincerely,

Pete Wagner
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I stayed one night in Portland, ME, and the hotel was perfectly located to get a feel for the city. Hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants along the harbor. Everyone was very friendly and accomodating. The hotel rooms were clean and nicely furnished. My only problem was the price. I thought it was too expensive especially with having to pay for the valet parking. The bed was great...pillows not so much.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This hotel is in great location. It's walking distance from tons of restaurants and shops. When we got there we were greeted by friendly valet guy. The lobby of the hotel is just basic. The hotel staffs seem friendly. Our room was just a basic hotel room with parking lot view. Our room was clean. The bed was not too bad but the pillows are terrible. It goes flat when you lay on them. We had requested a crib for our 16 months old and they deliver the crib to our room unassembled. We had to assembled it ourselves. Luckily, it wasn't too complicated. The hotel came with free breakfast. They served some scrambled eggs, bacons, some pastries, and waffle station. The eggs and bacons are just Ok. The pastries was pretty bad as they seem pretty soggy including the muffins. For $300 a night, we were expecting a better food and room. The great thing about the hotel is the indoor pool which is kind of nice so it can be used year round. Overall, the hotel staffs are very friendly but the hotel room itself was just OK. I guess it won't be too bad if we got a great deal for the hotel cost but for the amount of money that we paid, it wasn't worth it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Hampton Inn is only 2 years old, and it is a clean, modern and comfortable hotel. The location is excellent:It is a short walk from the water front and the Eastern Promenade, and less than 1mile from I-295. The service was friendly and attentive, and rooms come with a free breakfast too.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Typical Hampton Inn in a nice location. Yes it was clean and the staff was helpful - shouldn't those things be standard. Breakfast was OK but not worth $350./night for a standard room. Also there is a fee for parking which is usually free at Hampton Inn. $150. would be a price more inline with the hotel.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

The location was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed walking to breakfast, lunch and dinner. The beds were not very comfortable and the a/c went off several times during the night - it may have been on a motion sensor. Housekeeping was not up to par. Free breakfast was worth what you paid for it. Go to Standard Bakery instead. It served its purpose as a centrally-located place to rest your head after a long day.

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Additional Information about Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront

Address: 209 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#3 Family Hotel in Portland
#3 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range: $114 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn® Portland/Downtown - Waterfront hotel is nestled in the city's Old Port District and offers breathtaking views of lovely Casco Bay and the historic waterfront. Stroll along the cobblestone streets as you explore the many boutiques, museums, galleries and bustling cafes. There's so much to see and do within walking distance of our Portland hotel! Valet parking only onsite $20 per night. ... more   less 
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