Eastland Park Hotel

Address: 157 High Street, Portland, Maine, 04101, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 157 High Street, Portland, is near Portland Museum of Art, Children's Museum of Maine, Portland Performing Arts Center, and Museum of African Tribal Art.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eastland Park Hotel Portland

A fair deal

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The rooms are very large, clean and comfortable and in the terrace you can appreciate a nice view over the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. However the price doesnt include breakfast.

Just okay

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Location was good. Rooms were adequate. Found the rooms to be relatively small and poorly laid out. For example, vanity sink was in the walkway as you enter the room. Bathroom was very small.

A Great Stay/A Great Restaurant

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Our overall stay at the hotel was great. The server, hostess and chef at Adeline's Grille were delightful and provided excellant, specialized service and food. Our chef Turner and our server were particularly wondeful in accommodating our special dietary needs. The service rivals anywhere we've visited in the country

Great Time

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Tried out the hotel because it was close to a theater that I was seeing a show at. Very impressive lobby and nice room with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on. Staff was friendly and the bar on the top level with the views of the city was very cool. We had a excellent dinner at the restaurant and the best part was walking to and home from the show. I have told friends about our experience and plan to have an outing like this again.

Decent Value

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This hotel doesn't merit some of the negative comments I've read. The hotel is an old one (1929?) but has been nicely refurbished. The lobby area is grand and the rooms are clean and large (we had a two room suite). Someone mentioned "bars on the windows". These are the extra storm windows, once used to keep out the cold. Costs of remodeling old hotels are high and these windows were just left on. The hotel is conveniently located a short walk away from the old sections of the city. The price is very reasonable. We didn't eat there for we almost never eat in hotels but seek out smaller and more interesting restaurants. One poster objected to paying $10 in the garage next door. The overnight price in the garage is $15 and the hotels gets you $5 off. I've almost never found a mid-city hotel that offers free overnight parking - especially when the room price is just $79.

All the details were covered

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People were nice - a real comfortable bed and surroundings. The people who cleaned the room even washed the coffee mugs we brought from home - a nice touch. The upstairs lounge was definitely something special - the drinks were fantastic (including presentation). We'll stay again someday.

Overpriced, overrated and overly smelly

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Though the Eastland has a great location just above the Old Port, there are far better places to stay in Portland -- and for less. I've stayed here about a dozen times on business over the last two years. The hotel has a mold problem, and it smells. Rooms are otherwise clean and comfortable. But this hotel's location is a double-edged sword: I've been awakened a number of times in the middle of the night by people staggering back from bars or events at the nearby civic center. Staff is unresponsive to requests. Also, you will be charged $10 for overnight parking in a private garage next door, and you'll be dunned again every time you go in and out.

Good for the price

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My wife and I stayed here last summer with my mom and her sister, and we all enjoyed the visit. You have to know what you're getting into, though -- this is not a 4 or 5-star property. It is an older hotel that has recently undergone relatively modest renovation. The bathrooms remain small and not at all modern, the windows are small by current construction standards, and the hallways are also small and a bit dark.On the positive side, however, our room was large and clean, with an essentially new carpet (navy blue, I believe) and a firm, comfortable bed. We also had two large (27", or so) TVs -- one in a good-sized sitting area at the entrance to the room, and one in the primary bedroom area. The decor struck me as otherwise minimalist, but acceptable, kind of like a Sheraton 4 Points or Marriott Courtyard. We liked the location -- easy walking distance to the Portland Public Market, and a longer (15 minutes or so), but pleasant, walk to the Old Port. Contrary to a review I read on Travelocity claiming that the hotel is not "walking distance" to the Old Port, my 62-year old mom and her 66-year old sister walked it with us at least twice while we were there.The bar on the top floor has beautiful views, and struck me as reasonably priced for the genre of "bars with a view." Drinks were about $7-8, which, come to think of it, is about what they'd cost in a basement in DC. Finally, our rate was very reasonable -- we got a $99 pre-paid rate, I believe, in the high season (July) in Portland. We look forward to staying here again this summer.

Good Value

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Just wanted to say that we stayed at the Eastland Park and found it quite acceptable and very reasonable. The strong negative review was quite a surprise to me. The room was nice, the bathroom very nice. The meal we had in the hotel was terrific. Also, they will allow dogs. It is in downtown Portland, and there is probably not a really decent view from anywhere. If you want to see water, you need to take a place closer to water.

Don't Stay Here

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This is truly one of the worst hotels I have EVER stayed at. The lobby is very nice. It ends there. I wrote a letter a month in advance requesting a room with a view (during their off season). When I did not hear from them, I emailed the hotel several times, I phoned several times. No response to any of my attempts to contact them.I arrived and promptly paid to park my car at a hotel. The $10.00 they charge to park your car is for overnight only. If you want to come back to your room during the day to change clothes for dinner you pay more. Two bellmen stood & watched me lug my suitcases up two flights of stairs. No offer of help anywhere in site. I observed these two bellmen watching other women heave their own heavy bags up the stairs. I asked at the front desk for a large room with a water view. I ended up with a view of the parking lot. I didnt bother to complain. Why? Because a view would not have made any difference. The windows are tiny, they are covered in bars & they are beyond filthy. I cant imagine how they could ever clean these windows with the bars on them.The rooms are dark and dank. The hotel has a smell to it. There are no granite bathrooms as advertised. I had to store my items on the top of the toilet because there is only a two-inch ledge around the sink. Two people in this room would have been a nightmare!An elevator operator operates the elevator. I am not trying to be flippant but it reminded of what it would be like to stay in a homeless shelter. My room had a large wall picture missing, dark depressing carpet and I just felt dirty all the time.The restaurant has good food (the sole was good) the steak tartar was horrible beyond belief. Big chunks of raw steak, no seasoning that I could taste. Anyway the atmosphere of the restaurant was pretty awful. My table had a dirty tablecloth. The waiter was humorless and very unknowledgeable about the food. The continental breakfast was disgraceful. No bowls for cereal were put out. Stale pastries.I askonditionershe did bring it to metwo days later.They bill this hotel as a grand dame that has been refurbished. I would love to know where exactly they put their money. Seedy

TripAdvisor Reviews Eastland Park Hotel Portland

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
 

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