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Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 17, 2012

I've been staying here on and off for 20 years and it's always been a good hotel with friendly, helpful staff.
They now have flat screen TVs to go along with a great channel line up. The free WiFi worked great too.
The location is hard to beat as it's near downtown and the water so it's a short walk to both or they'll give you a ride as well.
Just a nice hotel that they keep updating to make better.
Oh, I finally dined in their restaurant for the first time ever and it was very good too.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

My daughter was cheering at a tournament game and we thought a night away would be fun. This hotel was conveniently located across the street from the civic center so once we arrived in town we were able to park and walk. Great location! The staff was friendly and the rooms were very clean and well maintained. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

This is a typical Holiday Inn, nothing fancy at all. The location is amazing. You can walk to everything Portland has to offer. So many fantastic restaurants and excellent shopping are within 10 mins. Rooms are decent. A little dated and the view is nothing to write home about. It's very nice to have a microwave and fridge in every room. O.K. workout room. Nice indoor pool for the kids. The restaurant and bar have pretty good food.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Stayed for one night recently. Booked a King non-smoking with a bay view; stayed in room 906. If you are not from around here, let's just be clear, the view isn't that great. But, I guess it beats the other side of the hotel with a view of a street. The room wasn't overly large, but adequate for the two of us. The bathroom, however, was tight with very little counter space, especially with a coffee maker sitting there. Easy fix though…moved the coffee maker. There was a fridge and microwave, as well as a flat screen TV with about 40 channels, free WiFi, a few toiletries, iron and ironing board. I have a Priority Card through Holiday Inn and received a coupon for a free beverage in the lounge as well as a coupon for 50% off another beverage. Also got a bag with bottled water, a Maine magazine, a couple of snacks and a coupon for free tea or coffee in the restaurant. Used the beverage coupons later that evening in the lounge when we came back from Old Port. Very nice vodka tonics! There is free parking on-site as well as a free shuttle that will drop off and pick up until 1am. This was convenient because we didn't walk to walk to/from Old Port in the cold. My only issue with the room…no exhaust fan in the bathroom and no extra blankets. The following morning, we had the breakfast buffet for $11.99 pp. If I had just ordered an omelet and added on veggies, meat, fruit juice, etc., it probably would have been more that $11.99. Breakfast was just average…dry eggs, overcooked French toast and stuffed pancakes. Good selection of fruit, yoghurt, breads, and pastries. I’d probably stay here again, as it was clean, quiet and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

We liked it here very much. My husband and my daughter stayed overnight and the room was so clean and comfortable. The public restrooms were so clean and there were vases of flowers everywhere. The hotel staff were so accommodating, including the reservation people, the restaurant staff and the shuttle driver, Michael. Very hospitable. We walked to the Old Port area as well.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Portland, it is a few minutes walk to the Old Port (downtown area) which was our main attraction. The hotel is located between a residential area and the Old Port. The room was a decent size, the room itself was clean, bathroom could have been a little cleaner. Our room had a view of the bay but I don't think I'd pay extra for that, your main view is of the neighborhood and the roadways and then the bay beyond that.

Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

my family and i travel frequently thru the months of oct thru april for our sons ice hockey, this hotel is by far the cleanest as well as up to date hotel that we have stayed in. The stafff there is very friendly and accomodating. If you like to take advantage while you r away from home, from room service then this is the best place to be as their food is excellent!! The rooms are very well kept and very cozy. they offer free coffee and hot chocolate from machines NOT form a packet in the lobby hahahah..the location of this hotel is very easy to find.we are a family of five and the rooms are very spacious specially with all of his hockey equipment. If you are going to be staying in the portland area then this would be my recommendation for you.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101-3924
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Portland
#8 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Price Range: $113 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you visit the historic, exciting and alluring waterfront City of Portland, why not stay in the midst of it? Award-winning hotel with elegant decor and spectacular views. Just steps away, the Old Port thrives with unique shops, diverse restaurants and a working waterfront. Turn the corner and Portland's new Arts District surrounds the Hotel with the art museum, Children's Museum, galleries and historic homes. The L.L. Bean Factory Outlet Store and Civic Center are only a block away! Jetport is 10 minutes away; courtesy vans are available. Choose from Executive Rooms, Suites and Double/Double Rooms. For your meetings and conventions, let us show you our 14,510 sq. ft. of meeting space and our 12,500 sq. ft. exhibit hall. Our convention coordinators will handle all of your meeting details, including spouse tours and island lobster bakes! Let us show you the pleasure of business in Maine, BY THE BAY. ... more   less 
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