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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

Credit cards

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  • American Express
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  • Master Card
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

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

Languages

Languages

  1. English

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Located In Historic Arts District
Distance From Hotel:0.1MI
Attraction:
Walk To The Old Port District
Distance From Hotel:0.1MI
Attraction:
Overlooking Casco Bay & Atlantic Ocean
Distance From Hotel:0.0MI
Attraction:
Merrill Auditorium
Distance From Hotel:0.5MI

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 4.3 out of 5 by 111 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Holiday Inn Express Extremely friendly & helpful staff. Great room but tables, lamps and TV hadn't been dusted in awhile. Perhaps the room hadn't been occupied in awhile (???#. Comfortable bed & excellent pillows. Nice & generously sized bathroom. Clean. Beautiful breakfast room. Food choices were fair. Would have preferred more fresh fruit. Eliminate the biscuits & gravy #???). Preferr waffles to pancakes. More selection of bagels. Overall an excellent place! November 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Susan no shampoo in the room, which was a problem and unexpected. November 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Not once but Twice The first night we stayed was great, we came back through Freeport, and made a point of stopping at the same Holiday Inn again. This time they upgraded our room, and it could not have been nicer. One thing that we really liked, were the windows REALLY opened to get some of that great Maine air in the room! Did not get any recognition for IHG Members, but that's okay! October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very pleased We had never stayed at a Holiday Inn Express previously, and whlie Holiday Inn has a good reputation, we probably figured their lower-cost offshoot would be noticeably deficient in quality. We only booked a reservation because all of our favorite spots had no vacancies. However, I noted the price was more reasonable than most, and a full breakfast was included. When we arrived, we were very surprised with both the size and equiping of the room. Every normal amenity was supplied (e.g., microwave, fridge, ironing board), and the room was spacious -- really a suite with a sitting/dining area and a bedroom/office area. And nothing was cramped. There was plenty of room to move around without bumping into things. Everything was clean and nicely decorated. Even the free breakfast buffet could easily have matched some that I have paid $10-12 per person to enjoy. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. We would highly recommend a stay here, and will definitely do so again. October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Positive experience with minor issues I reported a droopy shower curtain and very watered down o.j. Overall, it was a pleasant experience for the money. October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience and awesome staff! Enjoying the fall colors through New Hampshire and upstate Maine and not knowing our destination for the night we ended up in Freeport, ME. With luck we found ourselves in a well kept, updated, clean property with a staff that was efficient, friendly and eager to assist in anyway they could. Definitely a Holiday Inn Express property that I would highly recommend, you won't be disappointed. October 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Just OK The front Desk staff was super, one of the housekeepers kind of shrugged my greeting off as if he didn't care. The room had a thin layer of dust, otherwise was good. October 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Poor value I travelled 6000 miles amd stayed Holiday Inn Express all of the way and this one was the most expensive. October 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful home away from home As always, our hotel was clean and comfortable. We know we can always count on Holiday Inn Express to provide a good night's sleep. It may cost a little more than some, but it is worth it. We always find it clean and inviting. We also enjoy the breakfast with no hassle. The beds, especially the pillows, are just what we need when we are away from home. October 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall Great Stay The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. This hotel is only a couple miles away from all of the great Freeport outlet shopping, including LL Bean. Lots of restaurants in the area and a great health food store across the street. Only a 20-30 minute drive to Portland, depending on traffic. A great place to stay and will be staying when I do business in the area again! The only downside about breakfast is that they don't have many gluten free options (with a health food store across the street that has tons of breads and baked goods that are gluten free). October 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by average Check in was lack luster - ho hum. No IHG recognition. I find out later this is a non qualifying stay for Points. Every other Holiday Inn Express during the same week, total 4, awarded the expected points. October 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by staff not friendly when checking in the man at the deck was not personable, he didn't reconize us as platium members, he told us beakfast was at 1600 hrs we just lookes at each other, he might be military but were not ! no paper outside our door. Just not friendly people at this hotel. September 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lack of cleanliness Room was overpriced. Crumbs on chair and sofa from previous guest. Not up to the standards I usually see at your inns. September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2nd stay 2008 and 2013 really nice and clean Great beds they are really comfortable. They made a reservation for us for the next night in New Hampshire. September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Room Service Our room was very comfortable.Only thing we found that we did not like was that we tipped our housekeeper every day and we never got any of our amenities replaced and you could write your name in the dust. September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet ,clean and comfortable I like this hotel chain. Snack bag was a nice surprise. However, I was quoted a price but at check out it was a higher price. Also my rewards points never showed up...were they entered by hotel personnel ? September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ok beds ,fantastic staff. I have slept in better beds at holiday in express, but they were not terrible. The staff was very helpful and great attitudes. I would stay here again. September 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great location We have stayed here every year since it opened on our yearly trip to Maine. Good value, clean, and easy to get to. Loved shopping at LL Bean. Staff was excellent. Overall a very good experience . September 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Met all our expectations Very clean and comfortable. Would recommend. Excellent location. September 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Very Poor Value The bed was uncomfortable. The pillows were worse. The pillows were some of the lousiest I have have ever seen. On top of that the room was dusty and dirty. The staff were nice, but given the fact that they could do little or nothing, were useless. To give you an idea of the value, the next night we stayed at a competitor's hotel in Boston overlooking the water. The room was not only lovely, but clean. The bed comfortable and the pillows were pillows, not torn up pieces of foam rubber thrown in a pillowcase and sewn together like at the Holiday Inn. And get this, the room was significantly less than the Holiday Inn. Never again would we stay here. September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to end a long day! After six days on a schooner in Penebscot Bay a shower and a comfortable bed were certainly on our mind. Our room was waiting, the staff was inviting, and we capped off our trip with a stay at this fine property! The staff was knowledgeable about local attractions including dining! September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Golf service Very clean, nice property , breakfast is also good . August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clean comfortable and relaxing Have stayed here before. Spent two nights this visit. The one failing in this location is hot water in the morning. If you don't shower before 7:00AM the water will be lukewarm at best by 7:30 or 8:00. Made this comment a year ago and unfortunately things have not changed. Otherwise we had a very good experience. August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent staff, clean and comfortable rooms We stayed several nights with our three young children. Terrific hotel - helpful staff; clean, quiet, and spacious rooms. There is a laundry, and a nice pool. Breakfast is fairly good with a number of choices. Rooms were expensive, but comparable to rates at other hotels (during peak season in this location). Overall - very with the stay. August 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great family experience My wife and I stayed here with our two boys on the way to northern Maine. The room was very comfortable - our youngest liked sleeping in his own large space on the pull-out couch. The complimentary breakfast was a nice surprise, featuring a really nice choice of pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast, danish and a variety of juices and coffee. We did not end up using the pool which looked clean and was warm, but opted instead to go into town to visit the shopping area, which was five minutes down the street. August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect hotel and location for long trip to PEI Spent the night in Freeport on our way to PEI. Perfect location to downtown and great cafe for breakfast across the street if you want an early breakfast and something more substantial. Restaurants in Freeport are very good and LL Bean is there to amuse. We stay frequently in Holiday Inn Express because they are clean, reasonable, and comfortable. This hotel met the criteria and more. Would stay again next time were on our way north. August 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stained sheets Stayed here many times. I think the housekeeping is slipping. Found a pile of hair (looks like someone cleaned their hairbrush)in the corner of the room. Also our duvet was stained with blood on one bed and there were coffee stains on the duvet of the other bed. Our inlaws were staying in the room next to us and had to plunge their toilet. Not too impressed with the cleanliness this time. The staff were great though. August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable, big bed The bed was so big and comfortable that our toddler didn't want to sleep in her bed & there was plenty of room for all 3 of us! The blackout blinds were great too-we had a fabulous nights sleep after flying in from Reykjavik. August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice hotel My stay was nice, pool was openned until 10pm even if sign said 8:00 pm. The room was nice & clean, the breakfast was ok, choices were limited, but acceptable. Overall nice stay. This hotel is up to usual hiexpress standards. August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Value This hotel is conveniently located and nicely appointed. Staff was great, room was very comfortable. Thanks for a great stay! August 19, 2013
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