14 Places To Stay In Portland, Maine - Updated 2024

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The city of Portland lies on a peninsula which extends out into Casco Bay in Maine. This oceanfront city has many attractions, including the Old Port waterfront, a working fishing harbour with warehouses converted into shops and restaurants. Enjoy the fresh air at Western Promenade, a park which spreads along the top of a bluff and offering mountain and river views. Close by, the West End of Portland is a pleasant place to stroll, with its Victorian-era homes and Victoria Mansion Museum. If you are planning on visiting this historic city, first read up on where to stay in Portland, Maine, by scrolling below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

Hotels

1. Holiday Inn Portland - By the Bay (from USD 105)

Holiday Inn Portland - By the Bay features an air-conditioned room with free WiFi, neat bed sheets, a private bathroom, and a flat-screen TV. Perfect for families, there is no room for boredom in this accommodation since it also provides a video game console and children’s toys for entertainment. A free airport shuttle is also available for the convenience of its guests.

Upon request, you may use the parking space in the hotel. You can choose between private or valet parking at a fee of 15 USD per day. At an additional charge, you can start the day right with its cooked-to-order breakfast meals. Some on-site dining options you may check out include Level 5 Bar & Restaurant and Port of Call Restaurant.

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Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, an IHG Hotel

Address: 88 Spring St
118 meters (387.0 ft) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room wax a good size and functional
Cleanliness:
second stay here clean room staff is great and very walkable
Host:
the staff was the best part of the stay
they were considerate helpful and very friendly
Location:
the hotel is in a good location for exploring portland
great place to stay in portland and very close to commercial street
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2. Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront (from USD 219)

With its light-filled rooms, Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront is a decent place to stay within the area. Inside the room, you can use its 55-inch flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, and designated workspace. This hotel, which allows pets, features a lobby with a fireplace, a luggage storage facility, and valet parking with a 38 USD fee for its guests.

This hotel also offers free bicycle rentals for visitors. But if you want to drop by some of the nearby points of interest, you can check out the grandeur of Victoria Mansion, which is only an 8-minute walk from the place. You can also visit the Portland Museum of Art, the largest of its kind in Maine, if you’re into adoring creative masterpieces.

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Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront

Address: 9 Center Street
474 meters (0.3 ft) from Portland Museum of Art

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved quaint cozy well appointment great amenities & vibe
the gender-neutral bathrooms were great for convenience and so progressive
Cleanliness:
we loved how clean and convenient it was and the eco-friendly options
staff was very nice and friendly very clean hotel
Host:
beautiful hotel and delightful staff
incredibly friendly and nice guy shoutout to him for his dediction to making us feel welcome
Location:
beautiful roof top bar and walking distance to everything
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3. Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront (from USD 130)

If you’re looking for decent pet-friendly accommodations, add Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront to your list. With an outdoor pool and a 24-hour gym, this hotel is a great place to stay for those who want to refresh. Its air-conditioned room comes with a private bathroom, microwave, refrigerator, and a compact desk for your convenience.

You can start your day right as this place offers a free breakfast buffet for its guests. If you want to unwind outside, this is also a great spot since it is only a two-minute drive to East End Beach.

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Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront

Address: 209 Fore St
1.08 km (0.7 mi) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
made me wonder if i was sleeping in a clean bed
Host:
the staff is always wonderful here
staff is awesome hotel doesn’t provide business room with computer
Location:
it’s a great location
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4. Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront (from USD 179)

Aside from its elegant ambiance, Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront also offers a cozy room for its visitors. Tuck yourself in bed and watch your favorite shows on Netflix if you want to hang out inside the room all day. It also provides a microwave, cookware, and a coffee maker at your disposal.

You can bring up to two furry friends in this hotel for a 100 USD pet fee. For business travelers, meeting rooms are available on its premises for your convenience. Around the area, you can check out Charles Q. Clapp House, a homestead built in 1832 with a Greek architectural design.

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Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront

Address: 145 Fore Street
1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre

Top guest reviews
Host:
the desk and dining staff were all very pleasant and helpful
Location:
clean nice hotel within walking distance of downtown portland
we loved how quiet the suite was and also the breakfast buffet
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5. Portland Harbor Hotel (from USD 385)

Located close to Portland Waterfront, Portland Harbor Hotel is steps from Portland Downtown Historic District, Wadsworth Longfellow House, and Victoria Mansion. The luxurious hotel features a fitness center and a restaurant. Free bikes are available on loan to guests at the hotel. Guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV and refrigerator, while select rooms also have a spa bath, sofa, and view. Valet parking is offered and free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

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Portland Harbor Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 468 Fore Street
586 meters (0.4 ft) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

6. Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront (from USD 350)

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront is located at Portland Waterfront, steps from Wadsworth Longfellow House and Victoria Mansion. Crescent Beach and Old Orchard Beach are around a 25-minute drive from the hotel. The property features a restaurant and a hot buffet breakfast is served each morning. Guest rooms offer flat-screen TVs with cable channels and a seating area, as well as en suite bathrooms. Select guest rooms have views over the ocean. Free wireless internet is available throughout the hotel.

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Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront

Wifi Available

Address: 321 Commercial Street
488 meters (0.4 ft) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

7. Portland Regency Hotel & Spa (from USD 151)

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is situated in the Old Port district of the city, a short stroll from the port with its whale-watching, Wadsworth Longfellow House, Merrill Auditorium, and Victoria Mansion. Guests can dine at Eighteen95, which serves fresh seafood dishes, or relax with a drink and pub food at Armory Lounge. The hotel features a fitness center, hot tubs, steam rooms, and a day spa. Comfortable rooms offer flat-screen TVs, an iPod docking station, and free wireless internet.

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Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 20 Milk Street
818 meters (0.6 ft) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

8. Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront (from USD 187)

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront is perfectly placed at Portland’s waterfront, with views over the city and Casco Bay. Guests can visit Victorian Mansion and Portland Observatory, a 0.7-mi (1.2-km) walk from the property. The property offers a free shuttle service to local businesses and the airport. The hotel has an indoor pool and fitness center while Great American Grill serves a breakfast buffet each morning. Meals and drinks are also available at Lobby Bar. Guest rooms offer flat-screen TVs with cable channels, microwaves, and fridges. Free wireless internet is provided throughout.

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Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 65 Commercial St
1.06 km (0.7 mi) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

9. Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Maine (from USD 155)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Maine is next to Portland International Jetport, 2 mi (3.5 km) from Maine Mall and 5 mi (8 km) from the city’s Old Port District. The other attractions of the city are conveniently close by. The all-suite hotel serves breakfast each morning and a free reception with drinks and snacks in the lobby each evening. Café Stroudwater serves American cuisine and seafood dishes for lunch and dinner. A fitness center and indoor pool are available for guests to exercise during their stay. Each two-room suite features a living room with a sofa bed and a separate bedroom and bathroom. All include two flat-screen TVs, a fridge, microwave, and free Wi-Fi.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Maine

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 1050 Westbrook Street
3.96 km (2.5 mi) from Portland Museum of Art

Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

10. The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection (from USD 361)

The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection is steps away from Portland Downtown Historic District and within an easy walk of Victoria Mansion and Wadsworth Longfellow House. The hotel has a restaurant for daily meals and a fitness center to keep up the exercise regime. Each guest room offers views of the city, as well as a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a bathroom with a shower or bath. Free wireless internet is available throughout the hotel.

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The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

Wifi Available

Address: 119 Exchange Street
720 meters (0.5 ft) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

11. The Francis (from USD 445)

The Francis is a boutique hotel, set in a historic landmark in the Bramhall neighborhood of Portland. The hotel is close to the art district, with museums, theaters, art galleries, boutiques, and craft breweries just steps away. The Spa at The Francis offers a range of massages, scrubs, and relaxing beauty treatments. A range of suites and rooms offers comfort to suit all groups of visitors, as well as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

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The Francis Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 747 Congress Street
703 meters (0.5 ft) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

12. Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port (from USD 282)

Located steps from Portland Downtown Historic District, Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port is close to Victoria Mansion and Wadsworth Longfellow House. Breakfast is available each morning at an additional charge, while drinks can be enjoyed in the hotel’s lounge. A 24-hour on-site market offers groceries, sandwiches, pastries, salads, and more. Each guest room offers a flat-screen TV and coffee maker, while bathrooms have complimentary toiletries.

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Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 433 Fore St
647 meters (0.5 ft) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

13. La Quinta by Wyndham Portland (from USD 113)

La Quinta by Wyndham Portland is located in the heart of Portland, a short walk from Hadlock Field, 1.9 mi (3 km) from the Arts District, 2 mi (3.4 km) from Old Port Waterfront, and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Cross Insurance Arena. The hotel features a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a hot buffet breakfast is available each morning. Each guest room has a flat-screen television with cable channels, free Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 340 Park Ave
1.63 km (1.1 mi) from Portland Museum of Art

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre

Apartments

14. Classic apartment in Old Port, Portland (from USD 138)

This spacious and stylish apartment is ideally located, a short walk from Portland’s Downtown Historic District, Wadsworth Longfellow House, and Merrill Auditorium. Portland Observatory is 1 mi (1.4 km) from the apartment. Attractions close by include Casco Bay, Portland Museum of Art, and Victoria Mansion. The living room of the apartment features a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The kitchen comes fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, a washing machine, and a microwave. Both bedrooms offer a full double bed, sleeping four guests in total, with one bathroom with a shower. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

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Old Port Class & Style

Address: 10 Exchange Street Unit 312
736 meters (0.5 ft) from Portland Museum of Art

Internet services WiFi Available Golf course (within 3 km) WiFi available in all areas Free WiFi

Explore historic Portland, Maine

While enjoying a vacation in this beautiful city, make sure you take in all the historic sites, museums, art galleries, shops and more, spend time at the port and waterfront, and enjoy dining in the many restaurants. When planning your trip, make sure you find out the best places to stay in Portland, Maine, the USA.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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