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
We stayed here for the weekend, and it was just the perfect location. The hotel is steps aways from some of the best restaurants and the waterfront. The room was very nice and comfortable. Free coffee and tea in the morning was great as well. We used the gym once, which needs some updating.
Stayed there for a couple nights for a quick getaway a couple weeks ago. Hotel was clean, very nice, and well kept. The location was perfect for us and we walked to numerous bars and restaurants, even in the snow. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5? No backup role of TP. After they cleaned the room after our first night, they left a single roll to replace the empty tube. Listen up, hotels. Always provide a backup. You'd hate to have to have someone improvise.
I will definitively recommend and stay there again. Great location, great staff, and much better than the Hyatt next door! Everyone was a pleasure, no rudeness, no complaints. When I stayed at the Hyatt everyone acted like any question was such an inconvenience. I would like to thank the driver who took us to the restaurant for free. I promised him a tip but I could not find him after. Thank you everyone!
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend get away and would certainly come back. Our first exposure to the employees was while we were parking our car. The valet was genuinely interested in our plan while in Portland and offered up some suggestions on where to go.
We checked in a bit early, and our room was already ready! It was clean, crisp, and well decorated.
Upon returning to our room after a day of exploring, we found a couple of waters and chocolates left for us by the staff. Such a simple, yet meaningful gift!
Even the check out process was smooth and easy. I’d recommend this to anyone visiting Portland. It’s close to everything and is absolutely perfect.
I stayed here for a relaxing solo trip for my birthday. The room was almost styled like an apartment. I had a jacuzzi tub which was quite relaxing. I was able to walk everywhere I needed to go as great restaurants and activities were within easy walking distance. I've stayed at several hotels in Portland and I think I liked this one the best so far.