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Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I hesitated many times before confirming my reservations at the Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay and was very thankful we stayed here. Everything about the place was perfect. The employees are very pleasant, well everyone except one older gentleman in the restaurant who was a bit on the strange/assertive side, we just ignored his behavior and had fun with... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

I am so happy we chose this hotel. The room was big and clean and the view of the harbor was outstanding! My husband happily and quickly noted that they had the biggest TV out of any hotel we have ever stayed at. It was a bit of a walk to the Old Port, but there were also many restaurants... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

view of the sunrise from your harbor facing room can't be beat -- the hallway on the 11th floor can see to Mt. Washington in NH -- Bed was fine and I noted some have said rooms need update...my areas were fine although not new. My WIFI was fine, desk area was comfortable, plenty of plugs, Keurig coffee in the... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I love this place. It is so convenient to downtown, music venues and restaurants. The rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable. The parking is adequate- we were only unable to find parking once. This is the second time I have stayed here and will continue to do so every time I am in Portland!

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

I am a business traveler and sleep in hotels about 150 nights/year. The room I stayed in was dirty beyond any other hotel I've stayed since staring this job. It was a double room, when I pulled down the covers it had many long black hairs on the pillows and the sheets. The bathroom was filthy; thick layers of mold... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

Dear dan g, Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We highly value views, opinions and feedback from our guests, as this allows us to constantly improve the service we provide. I am concerned to read that your experience was not what you expected. I apologize for our level of cleanliness... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Nice room, good location in a lovely city to visit. Reasonable price when we booked. We were unable to turn our air con off but the staff sorted it quickly. Fitness centre left a little to be desired. Easy enough to find and parking fine although have to pay

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Enfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Knowledgeable and helpful staff ; decent, clean rooms; good location near neighborhood restaurants and walking distance to the Old Port . Self parking on site . Fairly easy to find off highway . Onsite restaurant .

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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Honestly, I don't know why anyone would stay here unless you are craving a flashback to the 80's. We are here for a trade show in a basement with 4 giant a/c units. They've been blasting all day, even though it's 60-something outside. Additionally, when we asked to open the shades in the basement where the tradeshow is being told,... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay, responded to this review

Dear Ted A, Thank you very much for your feedback. We value your comments, as they enable us to further improve our services and surpass the very high standards our guests expect. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience you had with our air conditioning system and deeply regret that the level of service provided fell below your standards.... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

I was a little torn on rating this Holiday Inn either an "average" or "very good." I've stayed here last year and came back again recently, so I guess that says something. The Holiday Inn is in a great location for walking throughout the downtown Portland area and the hotel, overall, is clean. We also had a decent view of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

I was in Portland for my cousin's wedding. The location could not have been better. So many great places for me to run in the mornings, and since the hotel is located in the heart of downtown, I was able to explore many areas. The airport was merely 15 minutes away by car. We had no trouble parking the rental... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €98 - €186 (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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