Good for the price A review of Eastland Park Hotel
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.