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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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Accessibility

Accessibility

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

Languages

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  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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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 4.2 out of 5 by 132 reviewers.
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maine76 Excellent handicapped room: comfy bed, large and easy access shower. August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Always a good choice when on the road. Rooms are always clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast with so many choices. Only problem we had was that the desk chair in our room 124 was stuck in one height and we were unable to raise it. We would stay there again. August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Relaxing retreat My daughter & I spent 2 nights at this hotel while visiting the Freeport area. The beds are so comfortable, the rooms are spacious, breakfast is full of many delicious choices and the pool and hot tub area are perfect after a day of shopping. Our experience at this Holiday Inn Express was a wonderful part of our Maine vacation. In September 2012 a friend and I stayed at this hotel so my daughter & I chose it since my previous stay was so successful. August 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Very dirty room!!! The staff member that cleaned this room should be fired. The bed smelled bad and the red throw on the foot of the bed had not been replaced from the previous guests night of "fun". Not something you want to explaine to your young son after a long day of traveling. August 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Room smelled like wet dog The room we were in smelled like a wet dog and the floor was damp. There was no way to get the smell out of the room. We woke up in the morning with stuffy noses. We ask for a room change and were told, "no". I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VACATION/ College visit Glad to see the room has 2 Queen size beds and a pull out sofa., a microwave oven and small fridge. It's better than having Room Service since most of the times, hotels don't really have good Room Service food, and service. It was a perfect place for my family! Thank you! August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Place To Stay In Maine! My wife and I are from upstate New york, near Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame. We come to Freeport every year for a great Maine vacation. We bring our two granchildren and this year both of our children and their spouses joined us for a" family vacation". We have been staying here since the second night they were open and we don't think of staying anywhere else! So friendly, great rooms at great prices! They treat us like famly! Make sure you stay at least once, you will come back! We have dozens of times! Davey17 August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean rooms good location Beds were comfortable. Roomwas clean and well decorated. August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Experience We loved our stay in Freeport. The hotel was super clean and comfortable. Upon check in we were treated with courtesy and professionalism. Stephanie, the young girl at the front desk, was especially helpful, giving us tips on places to eat and directions. The hot tub was clean and relaxing. The only con was the lack of a bathroom fan. Overall, our stay was excellent. We will go back again. August 3, 2013
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