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Guide to Portland Maine Hotels, Motels, and Lodging

Portland is Maine’s largest city – though still small in size, 66,000, its always bustling with events, festivals, art and entertainment. Hotels and lodges in Portland vary from quaint bed and breakfasts on the outskirts of the city to modern hotels along the Portland Harbor and Old Port waterfront, with even more hotel and motels along US Route 1 and near the Jetport and Maine Mall in South Portland.

Small lodging establishments like bed and breakfasts and inns can even be found in Portland’s downtown region. Use this hotel directory below to find lodgings in the Portland area.

Portland Maine is a vibrant waterfront city. Taking a walk at the water’s edge along Commercial Street provides a window into the working waterfront. Just steps from the water, one can stroll the cobblestone streets and experience the quaint charm of boutique shops, fun nightlife, and a wide array of restaurants serving Maine’s famous lobster dishes or the latest nouveau cuisine from Portland’ tops chefs.

You may find little reason to leave the city as Portland offers everything many seek on a vacation from sightseeing, city attractions, boating adventures and outdoor recreation. Find things to do in Portland Maine.

Bliss Farm Inn | Bed and Breakfast 207-407-3241 | 1290 Royalsborough Road, Durham, Maine
Built in 1772, The Bliss Farm Inn is a year-round bed and breakfast that allows guests to take a step back in time without sacrificing any of today's modern luxuries. Located just 10 minutes from Freeport and 15 from Brunswick, Durham is set in the rolling hills and farmland adjacent to the Androscoggin River. Bliss Farm Inn is a special place providing guests true farm-to-table breakfasts, 24 hour snacks and beverages, and all of the simple charms and romance of a historic hideaway! Learn More
Percy Inn | Portland 207-871-7638 | 15 Pine Street, Portland, Maine
Featured on NBC's Today Show, this 1830 Federal-style brick rowhouse boasts distinctive rooms and historic suites, with amenity-rich accommodations. Rooms feature TV/VCR/DVD, phone and fax machines, CD, wet bars and refrigerators, weather radios, dataports, private baths. Named "Best Bed and Breakfast in New England" by Yankee Magazine. 500 title movie library. 24 hr pantry. Rates inc breakfast and parking. Recognized by the NY Times, Travel and Leisure, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Traveler. Learn More
Sea Cliff House Motel | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-4874 | 2 Sea Cliff Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Twelve miles and 20 minutes from Portland enjoy all the comforts of home in our quiet, privately owned Sea Cliff House Motel, where the ocean is your front yard and the seven-mile-long beach awaits you. Two-room kitchenette efficiencies or ocean front motel rooms. Heated seasonal pool, year round hot tub, lounge chairs, comfortable lawn furniture, a canopied gas grill area, outdoor shower. The nostalgic Old Orchard Beach Pier is only a 10-minute walk. Go to our web site to see our all new oceanfront Grand Suite. Learn More
Executive Motel | Old Orchard Beach 207-934-4637 | 38 East Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Friendly, family owned 24-room motel just 75 yards to The Beach, and 150 yards to the famous Pier. Heated outdoor pool. Clean spacious rooms, all of which feature cathedral ceilings, air conditioning, Cable TV, daily maid service, full private baths, mini-fridges and microwaves, and free WiFi. Back yard area is quiet and grassy with a children's play area with swing set and sand box, plus a BBQ area with grills and picnic tables. Affordable room rates. Complimentary coffee each morning in the lobby. Learn More
Bliss Farm Inn | Bed and Breakfast 207-407-3241 | 1290 Royalsborough Road, Durham, Maine
Built in 1772, The Bliss Farm Inn is a year-round bed and breakfast that allows guests to take a step back in time without sacrificing any of today's modern luxuries. Located just 10 minutes from Freeport and 15 from Brunswick, Durham is set in the rolling hills and farmland adjacent to the Androscoggin River. Bliss Farm Inn is a special place providing guests true farm-to-table breakfasts, 24 hour snacks and beverages, and all of the simple charms and romance of a historic hideaway! Learn More
Blind Tiger | Portland 207-879-8755 | 163 Danforth Street, Portland, Maine
A historic piece of Portland's vibrant West End, our guest house is designed to make you feel like a true Portlander. Located in the heart of one of the country’s most happening cities, Blind Tiger offers an easygoing style and creative design in an intimate setting, for an experience that embodies the spirit of Portland. Learn More

Though Portland Maine is the largest city in Maine with a population of 66,000, it is nearly half the population size of New Hampshire’s largest city, Manchester and a sixth the population of Boston. Despite its small size, Portland is packed with cultural intrigue, outdoor recreation, waterfront, excellent culinary and lively social scene–all the attractions of a city with a small town atmosphere. That’s why so many people vacation in Portland!

Portland’s location includes the Portland Harbor, Downtown Portland, The Old Port, The Back Cove, Eastern and Western Prom and South Portland, all of these offer bay front and ocean views. The most famous and historic is The Old Port, which encompasses a charming area along Portland’s working harbor and original waterfront with cobblestone streets, brick and brownstones, and seaside parks. Staying in a hotel in the Old Port you have choices from chain hotels to new boutique Portland hotels and independent luxury properties.

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Portland’s hotels range in location, amenities and price from four star to budget friendly. Some offering spas, rooftop bars like Top of the East, and hotel dining, located anywhere from waterfront to further inland. Travelers in the mood to spurge on their vacation may be interested in lodging at an Old Port hotel not only for the gorgeous views of Portland Harbor and Casco Bay, but for the historic experience and proximity to Portland’s best restaurants, boutique shops and bars.

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Hinted at by its name, the Old Port is a unique district restored with vintage and modern shops, art galleries, museums, and cafes while retaining its original architecture. Hotels located within the Old Port are all walking distance from fantastic shopping and dining, Portland Museum of Art, Civic Center, and ferry rides out to Casco Bay and the islands.

Some of the best Portland hotels include Portland RegencyPortland MarriottHilton Garden, Portland Harbor Hotel and the Westin Portland Harborview.

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Hotels located on the Portland Harbor, while more luxurious lodging with waterfront views, like the Portland Harbor Hotel and Portland’s Westin, are often pricier than hotels located further inland near the Maine Mall and I-95. Lodging in Scarborough and Westbrook, just outside of Portland may be more opportune for those conscious about their budget with perhaps a quieter atmosphere as well. Portland Marriott Sable Oaks offers an onsite golf course and gracious grounds near the Maine Mall and Jetport for example.

Almost all hotels found in the city of Portland are reputable chain hotels, including the Portland Marriott, Westin, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn, convenient for those on business or travelers that prefer a familiar place and standard treatment. Near the Portland Jet Port, and the Maine Mall in South Portland, you will find Super 8, Wyndham, Marriot, Fairfield, Comfort Suites, Best Western and Howard Johnson and Hilton Garden Inn Jetport off the Maine Turnpike.

There are a few boutiques hotels in Portland as well, like the Percy Inn, which provide guests with a more charming bed and breakfast style lodging. Couples may find these small lodgings more suited for a romantic atmosphere.

When staying at a Portland hotel, those on an extended stay might like to explore areas like Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, the Freeport Outlets – home to L.L. Bean, or explore by canoe the Scarborough Marsh for an outdoor adventure.

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