Portland Harbor Hotel
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Portland Harbor Hotel - A Quaint Hotel in the Old Port
We stayed at the Portland Harbor Hotel on 4/14. It was a quiet evening in the town, hotel almost empty. Liked our room over looking the garden patio. Complimentary coffee in lobby, car service in town and conceirge help for dining was a plus. Parking garage was an over-priced rip off for this off-season. I'm sure it's necessary in the summer, but should be comp. when hotel is in an off-season. Restaurant looked nice but appeared to be more like a lounge and tiny bar. I think restaurant needs a more private setting to match the food and prices advertised. I would like to see more amenities like spring water, bubble bath, comb, massaging shower head in room. Outdated tourist magazine left in desk along with decor book didn't tell us much about the area. Like the decor, but hotel has to try harder to rise to the 4 star level. Because of the smaller size, I'm guessing noise from the streets and crowded conditions could be a problem in the summer. I would stay again if I got another discounted rate. I don't think the hotel is worth the full price, peak season prices advertised...
Great Luxury Hotel
I had a wonderful romantic getaway weekend with my wife! The service was oustanding and attention to detail impeccable! The best hotel in Maine!
Wonderful stay at the Portalnd Harbor
We had a lovely stay at the Portland Harbor Hotel. We would certainly recommend Room #438 to anybody! The king-sized bed was luxurious and the corner views of the harbor, the city, and the garden were terrific. The staff was just wonderful and the food at Eve's was even better.We can't say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff was. At one point, the elevator was being repaired and a staff member came up to the 4th floor to tell us so we wouln't be waiting and wondering what was happening.Be sure to try the Sapphire Gin Martini, with the Gorganzola stuffed olive.The turn-down service included classical music through the tv. Having that music piped into the bathroom during a long soak in the tub was very relaxing.We will definitely be back for another visit.
I would not hesitate to go back! Everything inside is top notch and there is meticulous attention to detail. They haven't caught on yet to the trend of putting coffee makers in the room. For this java freak, that would have made the stay almost utterly perfect. They are a little short on diversity training...if you don't fit the mold, be prepared to be affronted a little -- but hey, THEY get over it! Thereafter, all is fine. I had some special requests and emailed the concierge in advance -- he was quite acommodating and helpful with what I needed. The restaurant is great, the location is perfect. I would stay there again!
A solid 10!
We had just extricated ourselves from the awful Migis Lodge, an overpriced "luxury resort" which in our case featured way too many spiders and mice. So, when we arrived at the Portland Harbor Hotel, we felt like we'd returned to civilization. The rooms are beautifully appointed with down comforters and fresh, crisp linen. Cocktails in the garden followed by one of the best Salmon dinners we've ever had soothed our frazzled, Migis-weary nerves. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was quiet and beautiful and the food was great. What more can you ask for? We can't wait to return in December.
Great location, Nicely Furnished
This hotel is in a great location - close to restaurants and shops - although it was noisy on Saturday evening - not a problem on following nights. The furnishings are nice - although the room is pretty small i.e. it's difficult to find a place to set up even 2 suitcases or an ironing board. The beds are really comfortable, the bathroom is fairly spacious and done well. Our biggest complaints are that they tack on an additional $15 for "valet parking" which is a joke because our car was usually parked about 5 feet away from us and we would have preferred just to park it ourselves and that several of the people at the registration desk are pretty grouchy. All in all - we would stay here again -
I was extremely disappointed with my stay at this hotel. I was traveling with my family and was assured that a double queen room was large enough...not if we intended to move about the room. Also the air conditioning went out in the middle of the night and the noise from the local clubs kept us awake. For $250 I certainly expected more for my money. Unfortunately I wouldnt recommend this hotel to anyone I know.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The service was fabulous, the rooms were well appointed but extremely smaller than we expected. I would stay there again but would request a larger suite.
Best hotel in Old Port
I travel to Portland frequently and was so happy when this hotel opened. It is the best hotel in Portland (The Regency is nice, but the rooms at the PHH are far superior). Classy, modern amenities (hi-speed access, digital cable TV), beautiful bathrooms and lovely courtyard and lobby/restaurant area.
I recently moved to Portland and when my parents said they were coming to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with me, I called around to find a hotel for them. The Portland Harbor Hotel was the absolute best hotel I found, by far. The hotel itself is beautiful, the service was impeccible, the restaurant and bar area was very nice, again with excellent service. The room my parents stayed in was nice and comfortable, with a beautiful view of the city and gardens of the hotel. The location is also very conveneint to all the shops and restaurants in Portland. All in all, the experience of the Portland Harbor Hotel was superior to any other hotel in the area.
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