Portland Harbor Hotel
What We Love
- Convenient for exploring Portland’s Old Port and waterfront on foot
- Turn-down service with bottled water and lobster-shaped chocolates
- Free WiFi and car service
What To Know
- Just a block from the waterfront, but there are no water views
- Street noise in some guestrooms
- Pets are allowed for $25 per night, and valet parking is $16 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Wrapped around an inviting garden courtyard, the four-story, 101-room Portland Harbor Hotel links the cobblestoned, boutique-lined Old Port to the waterfront, where sailboats depart for lighthouse-viewing, island-hopping and lobster-catching excursions. Public spaces have the air of a traditional private home, with patterned carpets, leather wingback chairs and a fireplace in the lobby, and sailing memorabilia and dark wood floors in the lounge.
Bed and Bath
Recently revamped guestrooms retain traditional colonial-inspired accents, from the carved wood headboards and hardwood floors to antique-style writing desks. Deluxe Rooms are a spacious 320 square feet and have views across the city, while Suites add space to spread out in separate living rooms. All bathrooms have granite vanities, showers and bathtubs, plus relaxing whirlpools in Jacuzzi Suites.
This is one of the few hotels in Portland with a restaurant on-site; Eve’s at the Garden is a formal spot for seasonal fare and local seafood. Reasonably priced valet parking ($16 per night) makes it easy to take a spin out to the beach, the lighthouses or even to Freeport, and there’s also a car service for trips to local restaurants. Bikes and helmets are free for all to use, and there are coffee, tea and newspapers in the lobby each morning.
How to Get There
My husband and I had a great stay at the Portland Harbor Hotel! The front desk staff were helpful and friendly - we arrived early and they called us as soon as our room was ready, which was only about 20 minutes after our arrival. They had great recommendations for dining in the area as well. The room was clean, comfortable and had a nice view out over the courtyard toward the bay. Our floor had a pantry area right by the elevator which provided fresh, hot coffee in the morning, water and seltzer all day long, and a freezer stocked with bagged ice. We enjoyed the beautiful fire pit in the courtyard during the evening as well. The location is just a block from the waterfront and surrounded by lots of shops and restaurants. Highly recommend!
Truly enjoyed the Portland Harbor Hotel. All staff we encountered were very friendly, engaging, and professional. Rooms were quiet and clean - bathrooms excellent. The hotel restaurant (Blue Fin) was excellent. The hotel is walking distance to most attraction and shops. Would definately return.
Portland Harbor Hotel is a great hotel for the city. It is well appointed; the ambiance is relaxing. The staff is first rate. It has everything I want in a business hotel as well as a getaway hotel. The staff is friendly, professional and attentive. The fitness room offers a good set of machines for cardio or weights.
This hotel in within walking distance to many restaurants and attractions. The hotel staff are extremely friendly and the food is great. The hotel is located at the corner of Fore and Union streets. Look for the second floor curved panoramic windows of the lobby on the corner of the building. The hotel can be missed if not familiar with the location, GPS will help.
Rooms are clean and well maintained. I thought the lobby to be a pleasant place to enjoy New England atmosphere.
What a gem of a hotel. Beautiful upscale facility. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good food in their restaurant. Great location for restaurants, shopping, and museums. Reggie the concierge will take good care of you with suggestions and directions.