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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

Credit cards

  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

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
Attraction:
Overlooking Casco Bay & Atlantic Ocean
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Attraction:
Portland Expo
Distance From Hotel:0.1MI
Attraction:
Located In Historic Arts District
Distance From Hotel:0.1MI

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 4.4 out of 5 by 547 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very welcoming Our first getaway in a few years. We were glad to able to start in the early afternoon July 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tall Ships Weekend Portland ME Great hotel in a great location. Stayed at the Holiday Inn by The Bay for Tall Ships Weekend and was a great experience. Our room was upgraded upon check in so that was fantastic, greatly appreciated. Very friendly and helpful staff, was told we could leave the car in the garage till 4pm which allowed us to enjoy the city on a very busy day. Would stay here again and highly recommend it. July 31, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by "By The Bay" is a bit of a stretch Portland is a beautiful city with a lot of interesting places to visit. The problem with this location is that though these locations are within walking distance for the young, it is certainly a difficult walk back to the hotel all uphill. The hotel is located probably a half to 3/4 of a mile from the Old Port, which is where everything is. It is, though, further from Old Port than several other properties. The hotel does a good job overcoming this with their excellent shuttle service. The people operating the service were fantastic and came to pick us up literally within 5-10 minutes of placing the call to the hotel requesting a pickup in town. They also gave us a nice narrated tour of the town on the way back. The indoor pool was nice, and I would imagine this would be a great thing during the winter. Ample sized fridges and microwaves in each room were also plusses. The rooms do appear a bit dated, though, and are probably in line for a bit of a touch up. Also, as with many seaside properties, the air conditioning leaves a bit to be desired. The main drawback, though, happened at check in. I reserved 4 bay view rooms about 2 months in advance of our arriving. At the time of booking, I requested rooms on the same floor in the same general area of the hotel, though they did not have to be directly adjacent. Several days in advance of our arrival, I emailed the hotel reiterating my request, but did not receive a response. As a result, two days before arrival, I called the hotel to reaffirm the request, and was advised that as these were on the same reservation, they would place us in the same area of the hotel on the same floor. Upon check-in, though, we were disappointed. First, we arrived at 3:55PM, and were advised that our rooms were not ready ("Check-in time was 4" we were told.). We waited, and our rooms were ready about 4:30PM or so. More disappointing, though, was the location of the rooms. We were given 2 rooms on the 10th floor separated by about 1/2 the length of the hotel, and 2 rooms on the 11th floor, again separated by about 1/2 the length of the hotel. When I questioned why this was occurring after the numerous confirmations, I was advised that they "had a lot of reservations and a lot of check-ins on that day." In my mind, this is not acceptable, really for anyone who had made the request significantly in advance, but especially for a Platinum/Spire Elite member. When I came back down later to discuss this further, I was asked what I'd like them to do with respect to compensation--not really a question that the guest is very equipped to answer cold--perhaps they should have proposed something. Overall, Portland is a good place to visit for a long weekend. However, I am not sure I will be using this location again, even though the good service received from the shuttle service, and the staff, for the most part, might make me think twice. July 29, 2015
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