We stayed at the Hilton in Downtown for a mini weekend getaway. One of the key reasons for choosing this hotel was its pet policy. We have a 3 1/2 year old golden retriever that we take with us when we travel whenever we can. This hotel accepts large dogs. You also do not have to crate your dog when you leave the room and leave your dog unattended. They take your cell number and call you if something is wrong.
Our golden (and other dogs that we saw in the lobby) were all welcomed by pleasant staff and other hotel guests.
This hotel had a spectacular location and we parked our car on Friday and never touched it until Sunday at checkout. We were able to walk everywhere.
The reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the value. $309 a night was a little steep. There were no special events going on in the city that would warrant this high cost. I attribute it to the season and visitors heading north for an early fall. Additionally, our room faced the waterfront as well as an Irish Pub across the street. The pub plays live music and if you're a light sleeper, don't plan on getting to bed before the music stops at 1am. The windows only do so much to keep out the noise.
Having said that, however, we would absolutely recommend this hotel, particularly if you are traveling with man's best friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Waterfront Portland hotel in Portalnd, Maine is perfectly situated in the city's Historic Old Port District and offers fantastic views of Casco Bay and Portland's working waterfront. Everything is within walking distance and you will enjoy the convenience of boutique shopping, gourmet restaurants, and fabulous art galleries being nearby. Steps from our Portland, ME hotel's front door you will find the Portland Trails jogging path, fishing and sailing tours, as well as great family attractions. We're also conveniently located near area attractions such as Hadlock Field, home of the Red Sox affiliate Portland Seadogs, Portland Museum of Art, Merrill Auditorium and Cumberland County Civic Center. Beautiful Maine rocky coast and sand beaches are within a short drive!Hilton Garden Inn Portland, Maine Hotel Features...• 120 hotel guestrooms, many with ocean views• Great American Grill® serving a full service, made to order breakfast buffet• Evening hotel room service• Lobby bar serving dinner nightly• 2 state-of-the-art meeting rooms for groups from 2 to 50• On-site catering for meetings, receptions, breakfasts, lunches and dinners for small groups• 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience mart• Complimentary shuttle service (airport and local businesses)• Valet Parking• Complimentary 24-hour business center• Complimentary high-speed, wireless internet service throughout hotel• Indoor heated pool and whirlpool• Complimentary fitness facilityThe 120 oversized guestrooms at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Portland feature...• Waterfront or Portland, Maine city views!• Complimentary secure printing to the 24-hour business center• Oversized work desk, ergonomic chair and desk level outlets• Two dual-line speakerphones with voicemail• Refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker• Iron, ironing board and hairdryer• USA Today each weekday morning• Non smoking and accessible rooms availableAttractions near the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Portland, ME include...• 5 miles from Portland International Airport• Within walking distance from the waterfront• 1/2 mile from I-295 and I-95• 1 mile from the Cumberland County Civic Center• 12 miles from Freeport, home of L.L. Bean• 10 miles from the famous lighthouses of Portland, MaineCome enjoy the hospitality at our Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Portland, Maine.***** Everything. Right where you need it. ***** ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel Portland
- Portland Hilton Garden Inn
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