$143 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 6, 2015 Check-out: Apr 7, 2015

Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

3 stars
View map of 88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
127 reviews
Great last minute hotel

We booked this hotel on our way to Portland, about 3 hours before we checked-in. The staff was... See full review

  • Nicholas M.
  • Mar 3, 2015
Winter trip to Portland Maine

My husband and I had a great stay at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. Upon arrival,... See full review

  • Ana T.
  • Jan 21, 2015
Walk to the Old Port and more from this award-winning hotel

The pedestrian-friendly location of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY makes an easy starting point for Portland exploration. In one direction, the Old Port working waterfront thrives with unique shops and popular restaurants. In the other, the new city Arts District promises excitement and culture with the art museum, Children's Museum, galleries and historic homes. Enjoy the largest indoor pool around or take a break from touring town in the fitness center or sauna. A free airport shuttle and free Wi-Fi add value to the great views.

Highlights

  • Largest indoor swimming pool in Greater Portland plus a fitness center and saunas
  • Informal restaurant and lounge with New England-inspired menu
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Courtesy vans to airport, bus terminal, train station and local businesses when available
  • Walking distance to shops and restaurants of Old Port waterfront and arts district

Rooms

Most of the 239 rooms at Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY afford a view worth remembering. Bay-side rooms look out to the Atlantic Ocean while others frame up the White Mountains or the Portland city skyline. Decor is simple and in line with traditional Holiday Inn guest room interiors. Amenities in all rooms include a coffee-maker, hair-dryer, iron and two dual-line telephones with voice mail. Some upgraded rooms feature 42-inch TVs. Wireless Internet access is free. 

Features

Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY is a proud recipient of multiple awards from the InterContinental Hotels Group for quality, customer satisfaction and overall excellence. The hotel also ranks in the top 10% of Holiday Inns around the globe. Guests appreciate the parking facilities (fees apply), on-site gift shop and guest laundry facilities. Dine on site, walk to waterfront eateries or request the shuttle to a favorite local hotspot. 

Transportation

  • Portland International Jetport (4.4 mi/7 km)
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Portland airport and transportation hubs

Attractions

  • Portland Museum of Art (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Cumberland County Civic Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Casco Bay Lines Ferry (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Portland Head Light lighthouse (4.2 mi/6.8 km)
  • Maine Mall (5.5 mi/8.8 km)
  • Old Orchard Beach (13.8 mi/22.2 km)
  • Funtown Splashtown USA (13.9 mi/22.3 km)
  • Freeport outlet shops (16.7 mi/26.9 km)

Business

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel
  • 24-hour business center with copy and fax services (fees apply)
  • 14 meeting rooms with more than 17, 500 square feet of event space for 8 to 1,400 people

Policies and fees
  • Parking fee costs $10 per night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
General
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Cumberland County Civic Center: 0.1 mi

Dining

Port of Call Restaurant
Our elegant yet informal full service dining room offers friendly and attentive service. Our daily changing menu features quality American cuisine with a New England flair. Of course, Maine lobster is always on the menu. Enjoy our casual atmosphere, feat
Port of Call Lounge
Port of Call Lounge is open11:00 am to 12:45 am offering your favorite beverage and light fare.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
127 out of 127
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nicholas M.
Business
South Paris
Mar 3, 2015

Great last minute hotel

We booked this hotel on our way to Portland, about 3 hours before we checked-in. The staff was super helpful, and the room was big and clean. Good for our 1 night out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ana T.
Business
N/A
Jan 21, 2015

Winter trip to Portland Maine

My husband and I had a great stay at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. Upon arrival, the staff was very friendly and the hotel itself seemed very clean. The day before check out, we requested a shuttle to the airport for our 5:45am flight. The desk person put us down for the shuttle. The next morning when we came down for check out and to get on the shuttle, the desk person told us the shuttle was overbooked but that he had already called a cab to take us to the airport and that the hotel was taking care of it. I am not a morning person but this made my morning! So great of them to do that! :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sur Lie on Free St (about a 5 minute walk from the hotel) is a FANTASTIC restaurant.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aleli 422
Business
WV
Oct 9, 2014

Wonderful staff who made our stay memorable

The Holiday Inn Portland by the Bay is conveniently located. I love the shuttle service which you can call anytime and are there to help you with transportation. The hotel is centrally located with a 10 minute walk to the harbor and around the city , its shops, restaurants, shopping , historical places. The hotel room is clean and well attended to everyday. There is coffee and water service at the lobby. The staff is wonderful...willing to help and recommend. The hotel restaurant and lounge area is also convenient and accessible any time.Would come back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Active traveller
Business
chicago
Sep 15, 2014

Perfect location in Portland, and with that...

If you are in Portland for one day only, this hotel has a perfect location for exploring the city. Thats the best part. You have to pay $10 for overnight parking, the fast WI FI was way slower than my cell phone working as a hot spot, the windows could not be opened and with that you have the constant sound of LG fan/heater/ac. While trying to take a shower I got scalded as they dont have a simple anti scalding device in their shower. And all this fun for $300/night. It is better to plan ahead and reserve a B&B room in the same area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
chmelyk
Business
chicago
Aug 27, 2014

great hotel

I was very impressed. The hotel was very clean, staff was very helpful. The room was beautiful,large with a larger refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.The hotel was close to restaurants and the Portland Art museum. There was good walk to the waterfront. Ate at the restaurant once and it was ok. Overall was wery impressed for a Holiday Inn, would highly recomend. There is a free shuttle service to the airport and downtown .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

dont miss the trolly tour and the boat ride to see all the lighthouses.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
flyzz
Business
la ca
Aug 11, 2014

GOOD alternative

1. Late check in sucks. 2. Room is not too bad. 3. Airport shuttle is 4*'s. 4. Bar is nice and they serve late. Roomy with good drinks. Not overpriced. 5. Comp coffee & lemonade 24 hours. 6. Pool is a good size (indoor). 7. Summer rates are way too much. 8. Gym is too small. 9. Maid service could be better. 10.10 minute walk to the shops, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Ferry to one of the islands is reasonable.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Other Portlander
Business
USA
Aug 3, 2014

Would recommend without hesitation

The staff was excellent - friendly, helpful knowledgeable. The shuttle was a great help. Room was clean and comfortable. Would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Take the tours!!!! We took a boat and trolley tour and glad we did - great photo ops. Check with groupon or living social for discounts.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Greatest Husband
Business
East Brunswick, NJ
Aug 2, 2014

Nice little Getaway

Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful with questions. Room was clean and had all the basics you could need. Located only two blocks from the waterfront it's a nice location as well. Being much cheaper than the other hotels in Portland makes this the easy and wise choice. Definately would stay here if we come back for another visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

This hotel sits on a high point overlooking the Bay, so ask for a bayview room and be rewarded with a beautiful view of Casco Bay.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Discodogman
Business
Edmonton, Alberta
Jul 31, 2014

Comfortable Stay, Great Location

We loved our brief stay at the Holiday Inn Portland-By-The-Bay. The rooms weren't fancy but were comfortable, clean, and offered everything any reasonable person could want. The staff was super-friendly, but best of all was the location: short walking distance to everything we wanted to see and do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Emilitsa Greek Restaurant: try it.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brats
Business
New York Metro
Jul 30, 2014

By the Bay

Nice Hotel near the Bay! Very comfortable rooms. Convenient location near downtown Portland

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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