Portland Harbor Hotel

Maine, New England

The hotel

Located in the heart of the Old Port, relax in one of Portland's most inviting hotels. It’s the little things that make a difference when you’re away from home. And Portland Harbor Hotel’s thought of them all – little wonder it’s received the AAA Four Diamond Award for the last 12 years. There’s the complimentary Starbucks coffee each morning; the free bikes for exploring downtown Portland (and free town car if you fancy a more leisurely ride); the bar bites accompanying that day’s martini special at the happy hour; the chance to taste Maine’s famous seafood at Eves at the Garden; and the turndown service with a naughty pre-bedtime chocolate).

Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the Old Port district Portland and near the Arts zone, with their galleries and museums, live music venues, restaurants, and nightly entertainment, this hotel is opposite boutiques and gift shops, and a stroll from markets, and a short drive from popular Maine beaches. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 1 hour 45 minutes.

Hotel information

101 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, TV with cable channels, complimentary WiFi, alarm clock, telephone, fridge, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes and slippers, weekday USA Today, and turndown service. Cots and playpens available on request. Deluxe Rooms are warm and inviting with city views and have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Eves at the Garden (local Maine seafood and steaks menu, dining room and seasonal courtyard garden dining, breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night bites, and Sunday brunch, happy hour Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm). Lobby Lounge (part of Eves at the Garden, 4:00pm-11:00pm). Complimentary morning Starbucks coffee. Annual Ice Bar (selected winter dates only). Room service* (24-hour). Fitness room. Bikes (subject to availability, with helmets). Town car service (to all downtown restaurants and attractions, Portland Jetport, and Amtrak station). Concierge. Nanny services*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking $20 plus tax per day (payable locally; subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great choice in a town with some boring hotels

Apr 8, 2020 5bubble Wellesley, Massachusetts

We really love Portland - so many great restaurants and shops. However, we tended to just stop when we were passing through rather than spending the night. We had trouble finding a good hotel. There are plenty of chain hotels that seem super expensive for what you get. There are couple of cute B&B's, but they're always booked when I check. The… Read more
We really love Portland - so many great restaurants and shops. However, we tended to just stop when we were passing through rather than spending the night. We had trouble finding a good hotel. There are plenty of chain hotels that seem super expensive for what you get. There are couple of cute B&B's, but they're always booked when I check. The Portland Harbor Hotel is our new go to place. It is a cute independent hotel right in the heart of the Old Port area. It has valet parking on site, which is important in an area without a lot of parking. We didn't try the restaurant for breakfast (we went to the Holy Donut, which is down the block), so I can't comment on that. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always Great!

Feb 12, 2020 EricaB315 Windsor, Connecticut

Great location, friendly staff, beautiful hotel. What more could you ask for? We love visiting Portland and this hotel is our favorite. My only wish is that the amazing coffee service on each floor was open all day.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel - great service from Frank

Feb 10, 2020 courtneyf597

The hotel is beautiful and the food is great. The entire staff is absolutely wonderful and willing to help with anything. Frank brought me to the airport and was so helpful and friendly. My whole experience was great!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ice bar event was terrific

Jan 25, 2020 FarAway35452

Overall, the stay was wonderful. The staff is excellent...very friendly, professional and accommodating. In morning, coffee in lobby was old and cream had gone sour. Should have coffee service at coffee station available earlier than 6:30 am. The food at ice bar event was great and drinks delicious. It was a wonderful and entertaining atmosphere.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just Outstanding!!!

Jan 21, 2020 lollonthemoon

Wonderful property right downtown Portland! Place is warm, cozy and elegant! Our Deluxe King Room was so comfortable and welcoming! Nice bar and great restaurant within the hotel, complementary Starbucks coffee machine on floors but what push this property to the very top of my fav places to stay in Portland is the amazing service! From the front… Read more
Wonderful property right downtown Portland! Place is warm, cozy and elegant! Our Deluxe King Room was so comfortable and welcoming! Nice bar and great restaurant within the hotel, complementary Starbucks coffee machine on floors but what push this property to the very top of my fav places to stay in Portland is the amazing service! From the front desk to the waiters and bartenders, just a truly outstanding staff! Extremely recommended! Will definitely stay again!! A+++++ Read less