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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: PORTLAND
  • Distance From Hotel: 0.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-04:00

Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • American Express
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Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:10
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. English

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Cumberland County Civic Center
Distance From Hotel:0.0MI
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Overlooking Casco Bay & Atlantic Ocean
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Attraction:
Portland Expo
Distance From Hotel:0.1MI
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Located In Historic Arts District
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Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:500
  • Car Parking Available
  • $10.00 parking charge per vehicle
  • Daily Parking Fee ( 10.00  USD)
  • Valet parking fee  ( 10.0 USD )

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2012
  • Total number of rooms:239
  • Total number of suites:2
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:63
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:176
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:201
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:10
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:11
  • FEMA Property Number:ME0011

Guests Revel in Portland Hotel's Setting by the Sea

Set along the beautiful shores of Casco Bay, the Holiday Inn® Portland - By the Bay hotel's location in Portland, Maine combines convenience, entertainment and beauty to create the perfect environment for every traveler. Offering a waterfront view that extends to the Calendar Islands, the hotel's setting fully captures the beauty and culture of Portland, Maine.

The hotel's business travelers find great opportunities in the area.
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Guests Revel in Portland Hotel's Setting by the Sea

Set along the beautiful shores of Casco Bay, the Holiday Inn® Portland - By the Bay hotel's location in Portland, Maine combines convenience, entertainment and beauty to create the perfect environment for every traveler. Offering a waterfront view that extends to the Calendar Islands, the hotel's setting fully captures the beauty and culture of Portland, Maine.

The hotel's business travelers find great opportunities in the area. Those traveling long distances make use of the hotel's shuttle to take them to Portland International Jetport (PWM), Amtrak, the bus station and many other local destinations. The Portland Arts District surrounds the hotel, with the Portland Museum of Art, Children's Museum, Merrill Auditorium and Civic Center.

This hotel's location in Portland, Maine provides a variety of entertainment options for its guests, as well. When guests aren't taking cruises on the Casco Bay Lines or enjoying the Old Port District just a short walk away, they often venture down to Cape Elizabeth and check out the Portland Head Light, a historic lighthouse set on the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park.

The Holiday Inn® Portland - By the Bay hotel includes a beautiful indoor pool and sauna where guests can relax. Fantastic cuisine awaits you at the on-site Port of Call restaurant. Come and experience the natural beauty and unique culture of Portland, Maine.

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Features
With a magnificent view overlooking Casco Bay in Portland, Maine, the hotel's location is unbeatable. Within walking distance to Old Port, this waterfront property's view will take your breath away. On one side you have the enormous view of the Harbor and Islands in the distance. On the other side, the beautiful city and White Mountains in the background.

Guest Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 182 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enjoyable Stay Our scent-free room was prepared as we expected. The staff were very friendly August 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by overall very good bathrooms small and not well lit but that was not a big issue excellent stay thank you August 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Room the room was nice, but the hot water took awhile to come on, also the tv channels were tiling...but it was ok for the night. August 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not what I expected I was happy with our room until we pulled back the bed to go to sleep and found hair in several places on the sheets. I walked over to the couch area (we had a suite) to help my daughter get ready for bed and found that the whole area smelled like vomit. I alerted the front desk staff to the problems. They have us sheets to change the bed and then moved us to another room for the next night of our stay. I don't think we'll be staying at this property again. August 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by S. Portland Nice large room was able to accommodate our family of 5. August 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hotel Experience Very comfortable and the staff was Excellent...Hotel was very clean..Dining area was good with excellent breakfast. Will be visiting this Holiday Day Inn express again..We have stayed here MANY times August 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Above Average cost, Below Avg Experience I stay almost exclusively at Holiday Inn & Suites. My room, 625 had plastered over holes in the wall, the toilet had problems flushing and the AC was very loud. It was 35% higher than most I stay at, I guess because of the location. I will stay downtown next time and would not recommend this property. August 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Servicio amable Personal muy atento a nuestras solicitudes, siempre listos para colaborar. Habitación bastante cómoda, variedad de opciones para el desayuno. Pasamos tres días con mi familia con el fin de conocer Portland, la ubicación del hotel es excelente como punto base para conocer los alrededores. Un sitio muy tranquilo y acogedor. July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good choice when visiting Portland area One exit from the downtown Portland area, and convenient to Maine Mall and any kind of shopping/restaurants you would want. Staff was friendly and efficient; accommodations were quite satisfactory. July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasant accommodations Located south of the downtown, the location was quiet with a short drive into the downtown. Room was comfortable with a nice layout. Staff, allow somewhat reserved, was responsive to our requests. July 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst Holiday Inn Experience I am a frequent traveler and priority club member. This was absolutely the worst experience I have ever had at a Holiday Inn. The staff was rude, couch cushions were ripped and the sleep sofa was extremely uncomfortable! July 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by terrible not a pleasant experience. sink in bedroom, uncomfortable beds, very very very loud air conditioning. DId not have the kind of room i booked. July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice hotel and good location This was a nice hotel that was close to downtown Portland. The King Suite we stayed in was large and clean. The hotel is in a good area with shopping July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Service Nice quick one night stay on our way to Maine. Kids enjoyed the indoor pool after a long day of driving. Good breakfast to get us started in the morning! July 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by confortable bed and good service I think the room rate was too expensive. The staff was friendly and nice. Bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was ok. July 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Comfortable and relaxing, great service. Very nice place to stay the service is wonderful. It is very clean and well kept. I like having the breakfast as a hot meal if that is what you like as I am on a special diet and it is easy for me to have the food I need with out going out to get it. The grounds are kept up beautiful and it is very nice to walk around. Thank You July 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very nice stay but odd room configuration Had a nice 1-night stay here. Even though hotel was totally booked, check-in went fine, hallways were quiet and breakfast was well-stocked. Room was spacious, but having sink outside bathroom was a bit odd. Not great for us because water made a lot of noise if someone else was asleep, but I guess if someone else was using the toilet/shower, having the sink outside could be considered a plus. Overall, good stay with very attentive staff. July 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great Customer Service Attentive staff, we encountered a room problem, leaky ceiling, and we were relocated. July 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cleaniness The room was not cleaned for the second night of stay July 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 A very quick trip Location very good. Well kept building and grounds. Staff very efficient and helpful. Common areas well maintained. July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by room comfort the room gave us everything we could want or need. July 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great neighborhood Excellent stay- only negative comment is that the front desk needs additional staff available at busy check-in times. Had only 1 and he did a quick and efficient job- but could have used some assistance to speed up the process. Travel to Maine at least monthly and will definitely consider this Holiday INn for future visits. July 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed We had stayed here three years prior to this visit and couldn't believe how much the room deteriorated. The furniture was old and some pieces had broken parts. The rug had several spots on it, one seemed like gum stuck to it and another was a food item left on the carpet. Facility needs upgrading. We did not find the staff very cordial after registering. Expected much more based on this hotel chain's reputation and the cost incurred for this room. July 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great stay in So. Portland wanted to visit the city of Portland, but could not find (or afford what was available) so I booked out of the city. i was very GLAD I did. It was quite and nice to get out of the city proper. It allowed us to see more of the area and shop and visit other businesses in town. It took only 10 minutes to get into Portland from the hotel, very easy drive. Loved it! July 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Unfriendly Staff Staff was unfriendly at Checkin. They messed up my room assignment, then I had to argue to get them to fix. And there was not even an appology June 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Understaffed Inn Nice grounds outside but regretfully room was not super clean, specifically rug and bathroom. TV would shut off and turn on--cable connection inadequate. Staff was friendly and responsive, but not enough employees on duty to serve full occupancy of Inn. June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Hotel We were on a family road trip to New England. This hotel was one of the last places we stayed. We were here two nights and enjoyed the hotel. The room was big enough for our family of five. The breakfast was great. The location made it easy for us to get around and the price was significantly cheaper than hotels near the waterfront which was well worth the trade-off. June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location near airport This location is quiet and well located close to restaurants, and the airport. Well appointed and friendly courteous service. June 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Couldn't believe it was the same place! We travel to South Portland area frequently and this has always been our place of choice to stay. Boy what a surprise this time. Had to change room immediately after arriving due to lack of cleanliness. Next room smelled better but had HUGE cobwebs among other nasties including refrigerator that smelled so bad we didn't use it. Will be looking for another pet friendly. June 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff at front desk very friendly and helpful The staff go out of there way to be genuine , friendly and helpful. Great stay. June 8, 2014
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