Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay
Lonely Planet review
One of the great things about staying in a large, unsightly concrete building is that you don't have to look at it. Such is the case with this place, a surprisingly pleasant Holiday Inn, with friendly laid-back service and excellent bay views.
The rooms here are clean and comfortable, with royal blue carpeting, polished wooden furniture and space to stretch out. Sure they aren't winning any design awards, but at least the place has windows, and big ones at that. If you opt for a room ending in 00, 02, 04, 06 or 08, you will be blessed with those wondrous views we mentioned. The big-boat mural in the lobby (and on all the floors) is another nice touch, but the pea-soup green uniforms the staff wear might make you a little seasick. One other thing to keep in mind: although it's the Inn by the Bay, you're a good four blocks from the waterfront. Thankfully, it's fairly quiet here, without the ruckus surrounding some other Old Port locations.
Services & facilities
- Swimming pool - indoor
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Laundry facilities
- Carte blanche
- Diners club
- American express
- Jcb international
- Fitness facilities
- Television in lobby
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed internet
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Express check-out
- Room service (limited hours)
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Pets not allowed
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Airport transportation (free)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
Location. Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay is a business-friendly hotel located in Portland's Downtown Portland neighborhood, close to Portland Museum of Art, Monument Square, and Children's Museum of Maine. Additional points of interest include Victoria Mansion and Wadsworth-Longfellow House.
Hotel Features. Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves cooked-to-order breakfasts each morning (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 3-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Portland property has 2787 square meters of event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. The property has a complimentary airport shuttle during limited hours. Additional property amenities include gift shops/newsstands, laundry facilities, and express check-out.
Guestrooms. 239 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have premium satellite channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check-out, and irons/ironing boards are also provided. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.