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Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay, helpful staff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

My wife and I visited this weekend, and had a very nice stay - convenient to town but not right in the midst of everything, and the room design and functionality worked well. Waterview rooms look out over a block or two of small warehouses so you may be able to skip that extra cost, but that's a minor point.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

My husband an I have stayed at this hotel so many times it's like a home away from home. We go to Portland 3-4 times a year. This hotel is always clean, the staff is always friendly, and the location can't be beat. The other guest are even (usually) friendly! The rooms are very spacious...I feel like I'm in an apartment. The beds are very comfortable. The price is very reasonable for the experience. We can walk to most of the places we need to go to in Portland from the hotel and is right near the ferry terminal. We often leave the car in the garage the whole time. Portland has an great food and art scene and the hotel is central to many restaurants and galleries. Although we don't bring our dog, it's always fun to see a pup or two at the hotel. It makes it an even cozier experience for us. The pool and gym aren't huge but enough for us. The buffet style breakfast is always great as well. I would recommend this hotel and we will continue to stay there in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We arrived early around 1pm and asked if we could upgrade to a larger room. They said we would have to wait until ~3pm to get a larger room. We waited in the lobby (about 15 min) trying to decide what to do when the front desk agent said he had a room available. We got a corner room that was large spacious and clean. That was a pleasant surprise.

The entrance was a bit awkward because we had a corner room but it was more spacious that a normal two bed room. Hint: as for a corner room.

There was construction across the street but not too noisy or bothersome.
I would return.

Room Tip: If you are going for a two bed room, as for a corner suite. Bigger and more windows.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

This was our 2nd visit/stay at this hotel and once again, the hotel was excellent! The rooms are spacious, updated, and very clean. We were traveling with a baby & they were very accommodating! Hotel is in a great location & breakfast is excellent. We have zero complaints and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Hotel was fairly new,very clean,priced right.Helpful front desk,free breakfast was more than enough! Not a problem using the parking garage next door with the validated ticket.Was there for a wedding and mini vacation,Portland was fine,hotel was rated #1 by tripadvisor and I agree! Had a suite plenty of room,kitchen clean,bed nice and comfortable.Short walk to the waterfront and bars etc.Only slight issue Bar in lobby not very good.Opens at 4,stopped down at about 4:20pm bartender nowhere to be found,still stocking not in site.But overall would go back again,i booked early and got a better rate than others.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked a courtyard with seating and a nice fire pit,was fine!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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ResidenceInnCS, Guest Relations Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this review, 11 January 2012
Hello Sharkman 122,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor.com which will allow future guests decide which hotel to stay at when visiting the downtown Portland area. I apologize for any issue you may have encountered with our signage regarding bar opening times. I will make sure personally to provide more signage in the hotel regarding our schedules of operation. Each day our Bar Supervisor stocks the shelves and coolers from 4pm to 5pm prior to the bartenders arriving at 5pm. This seems to have been the time you were in the bar area and I hope you were still able to enjoy a beverage in our bar once we were open. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you are in the area!
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront

Property: Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Address: 145 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4810
Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#6 Business Hotel in Portland
#6 Family Hotel in Portland
Price range (per night): $195 - $554
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 179
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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