The Press Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Press Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection, you’ll be centrally located in Portland, steps from Merrill Auditorium and minutes from Monument Square. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Cumberland County Civic Center and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Make yourself at home in one of the 110 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. This hotel has 5 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
How to Get There
We decided to celebrate our anniversary weekend with a visit to Portland ME. We had an enjoyable time strolling and biking around East End and the Old Port area. We stayed at the Press Hotel located in the heart of Old Port. Very happy with the stay and the service provided by Joshua at the front desk who not only checked us in but provided top notch concierge service. He provided great recommendations on what to see and where to eat. As vegetarians we are always concerned when being in unfamiliar areas. However, all of Joshua’s recommendation were spot on. Also, very pleased with the bike crew that set us up for a ride. “Safety first,” was the message and we were equipped with helmets and supplies. (Water bottle to boot). We definitely will stay at the Press again when back in Portland.
Just returned for a getaway weekend at The Press Hotel. Everything was in a word, perfect. As an employee of the Press Herald in the early 1970s, I spent three years in that building, and it was beautiful with lots of period architectural details. The renovations for the hotel retained the best of those features and followed it through perfectly. The newspaper theme is carried throughout, and is elegant and understated.
The rooms are comfortable and well- appointed. Beds are very comfy and the room is well-equipped.
The service is impeccable and friendly. The entire staff is well-trained and dedicated to providing top-notch service. Shortly before we came downstairs for dinner, a member of the housekeeping staff knocked at our door and asked if we wanted turn down service. We said no, but then he offered us a selection of chocolates to enjoy - nice!
Valet parking was a breeze. You text your claim ticket number to the valet desk when you're ready to check out, and your car is waiting for you when you get downstairs along with some complementary bottles of water for your trip home.
The hotel is at the head of the Old Port making an easy walk to shopping, sightseeing and dining, although the Union Restaurant downstairs is excellent - that review will be coming later.
This is probably the nicest place we've ever been and we'll certainly be back.
Lots is perfect about The Press - its location in the Old Port, its 'happening' lobby bar, the culinary inspirations from The Union, and the 'hip' decor.
What is truly perfect is the universally hospitable staff. Everyone from the welcoming valets at the entrance to the housekeeping and restaurant staff - everyone wants each guest to have a great Portland visit.
As you would expect the Guest Services Staff are exceptional at solving problems and getting last minute reservations or helping you find your new favorite restaurant.
I wish I could permanently move into The Press. My visits in 2019 have been bliss!
If you have a different experience than mine, be sure to tell a staff member. See if that doesn't change your experience. It's particularly wise not to expect miracles the middle of the summer season.
I stayed overnight at the Press Hotel with friends. We were all very pleased with the accommodations - beds very comfortable with luxe linens, bathrooms well appointed, good soundproofing - everything you need in a hotel. The staff, from front desk and valet to restaurant staff were very helpful (i was traveling with a friend with mobility issues) and cheerful. Will certainly recommend and return.
The service at the hotel is impeccable. The rooms are a decent size and very comfortable. The hotel is in a great location, which is conveniently located to many of the really good restaurants in town. Also, close to the water.