One of the best Holiday Inns I have stayed at A review of Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay
We stayed in Portland for a week after spending a long weekend in Boston. The hotel was in excellent condition, no signs of wear and tear. The staff were all friendly, particularly those who worked in the restaurant over breakfast. Really gave you a welcome feeling.
Our room was on the 9th floor and overlooked the harbour. Yes, it is a working harbour and not the prettiest, but a great view with something always sailing in or out to watch.
I had wanted an executive suite, but they were all booked up. However the deluxe harbour view room was in excellent condition. The kingsize bed was extremely comfy, as was the big reclining armchair. No complaints whatsoever about this property.
The hotel has its own underground car park which was busy, but never presented a problem getting a space.
Location-wise, the hotel is only a short walk down to the old harbour area (although it is slightly up hill when you are returning in the evening!) and this means you can forgo the car and have a drink with your meal.
There are other hotels a little closer to the old harbour, but not so much closer that you would care. Overall, well located, well run, well maintained - I would return again.