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Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay

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Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got nice room, with a beautiful view to the port of Portland. The room itself is large enough, has two comfortable queensize beds with a perfect balance of softness/hardness of the mattress. The bathroom is a bit small, but okay. The location is about 5-10min from the "main road" of Portland with all the bars and restaurants. The price...

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Thank you for staying with us. We are glad we were able to meet your expectations, next time you stay with us, we will work harder to exceed them.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay for the first time and we were pleasantly surprised. We stayed for a concert at the Cross Insurance Arena and we were happy with how close the hotel is to the venue. The lobby and rooms were clean and nice. The staff was great and very friendly....

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Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your feedback. We are so glad your stay wen well and we hope you had a great time at the concert. While Holiday Inn Express provides complimentary continental breakfast, the full service Holiday Inns, like us, do not. We do, however, have booking options to include breakfast for...

NJ
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I visited Portland for the first time in November 2016 and stayed at the Holiday Inn. Not ever having been to Portland, I was sure where to stay but based on my budget I could not afford to stay in the heart of the old city. The Holiday Inn is an easy 10minute walk straight down the hill and in...

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

Thank you for giving us such a great review! We appreciate the feedback being shared with the Trip Adviser Community. We are happy to hear you had a great stay in Portland. Although we are not in the heart of the Old Port, it is surprising how close we are. It really is just a few minute walk to the...

Biddeford, Maine
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Staff is fantastic, two days of meetings and they could not have been better. Always there making sure all was well. Food was great,and what can you say about Portland, it is great. Watching the working waterfront is amazing.

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Thank you so much for your kind review of our staff and our city. We are happy we could make your meetings a little easier and we hope to see you during your next visit to Portland. Be sure to book or request a room with a bay view for your next trip here.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €99 - €283 (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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“Parking is tight.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Glimrgrl9, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles rnorriss, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“High floor, bay view.”
 of 5 bubbles AlliecatOOB, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I don't think there's a bad room anywhere.”
 of 5 bubbles Revjerry44, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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