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Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stopped through Portland for two nights on a road trip through the Northeast. We were very happy with our decision to stay at this Holiday Inn. The location was great. A very short half-mile walk to shopping in the Exchange Street area, as well as a short walk to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow house which is worth seeing...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

No fuss; no frills. This place is great for a short weekend trip. Keep in mind they've got a free shuttle that can take you to different locations around town. Portland isn't a big town to the point where you'll need a concierge, but they are still very good.

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New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value for the money, very pleasant staff. Here starts the quandary of mid level or luxury? Bay view was over the commercial fishing section pretty far in on the bay is water not too wide so the view was OK but not gorgeous. Shower/tub was very nice, good controls for pressure and water temperature, shower head was a bit...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at hotel the day following a snow storm and enjoyed the pickup in the hotel by the shuttle. Staff was very kind and helped me to take my baggage to the room. It was great, very spacious and great view to the bay. The pool and gym are wonderful. The hotel is located very close to the center.

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Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 15 March 2017

they sent us a preference form to fill out ahead, we wanted an early arrival, and they easily accommodated us. this turned out to be important later on when everyone else was arriving for the concert and the lobby was full. we already had our room and finished eating dinner. the shuttle service took us downtown to the old port...

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Keene, New Hampshire
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stayed for two nights on a gift certificate purchased through a charitable organization. We arrived to very friendly and happy staff. The hotel was beyond clean. I found out that the night before, they were at 100% occupancy.We arrived at 4 p. Our room was on the top floor. It is literally the cleanest room I have ever stayed...

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Elizabeth B, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

Julie, I can't thank you enough for this glowing review. I am so very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and found our property and staff to meet all of your expectations. We take such pride in the work we do here and it is great to have it recognized in such a detailed way by a valued guest....

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I would like to thank the hotel, with special thanks to Jessica in housekeeping, for being so honest and wonderful and mailing me my Kindle! The staff was very friendly and helpful and the shuttle driver was like a tour guide. On top of it all I left my Kindle and they mailed it back to me.

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Elizabeth B, Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are happy to have your Kindle return safely and enjoyed your time with our Shuttle driver. I am so glad he was able to add some information on the city during your college visit. We hope to have you back again soon. Thank you.

Surry, Maine
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Stayed here for the NCAA Women's America East Basketball Tournament. What a great location one half block from the Cross Arena. Check in was fast and easy with very personal agent. Room was very clean with a large TV and shower bath combo. Breakfast in the restaurant was good with attentive service. Went out to eat between games and the...

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Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy the tournament was such a success and that you enjoyed your experience here with us. Your compliment will certainly be passed along to Michael. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Holiday Inn Portland By the Bay is in the best location, it is across the street from the Cross Arena, the Portland Museum of Art and within easy walking distance of restaurants and shops in Old Port. Also, be sure to request a room with a view of the bay - you will love it. We stayed in a large...

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We are elated you enjoyed your stay with us and were kind enough to share your experience. We hope you come back to see us next time you attend a function at any one of the five concert venues within a short walk of the hotel. Hope to see you again soon!

Seal Cove, Maine
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The view, the room, the beds, the facilities - all excellent value. The pool was a nice size and even the sauna was nice. The lounge had some nice nooks for chatting with friends and a happy hour with tasty nibbles. The central location was nice for wanting to walk to Old Port or to Longfellow Square and the Portland...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. Our staff truly appreciates your kind words and are happy you enjoyed our pool, lounge and beds.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay

Address: 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Price Range: $156 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 239
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay Hotel Portland
Portland Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay Maine
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#8 Business Hotel in Portland
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“Looking over the bay is certainly better than street view on the other side of the hotel.”
ski&brew, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“great views, good staff, homey”
  • View to the Portland bay from my room
glpzzz, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Parking is tight.”
581Julie, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a Bay View, you'll see lots of harbor activity and planes coming in to land at the airport.”
Glimrgrl9, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view”
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