$143 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 11, 2015 Check-out: Mar 12, 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
126 reviews
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
Wonderful staff who made our stay memorable

The Holiday Inn Portland by the Bay is conveniently located. I love the shuttle service which you... See full review

  • Aleli 422
  • Oct 9, 2014
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.

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Guest Reviews (126)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
126 out of 126
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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lindmarie
Business
USA
Jul 27, 2007

great for being around in Portland, close to everything

I enjoyed the quietness and the prompt service and courtsey. The price was a little steep, yet overall it made up for the difference. Plus we did enjoy the dining area. Room service was great!!!!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is nearby even the ocean. Great shopping, food and entertainment....plus the airport is not far or the Downeaster train and bus depot.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Greenville, NC
Jun 27, 2011

Great location to downtown Portland!

We were centrally located to downtown Portland and the Old Port section. Very convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
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

5
5.01.0
C. David
Business
Boston, MA
Jun 28, 2011

Portland ME waterfront and Holiday Inn

Great hotel just walking distance from the Portland Museum of Art, The Dogfish restaurant, and the Old Port. The Farmer's Table is excellent for breakfast there. Don't miss Three Dollar Deweys, and the Casco Bay cruises.

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 drive from hotel

The Snow Squall restaurant for seafood over in South Portland over the rte. 77 bridge.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gr8ful
Business
Wilton, NH, USA
Dec 12, 2011

Great Hotel

We were attending a show at the State Theater and this hotel was perfect. Venue right around the corner and the room was amazing for the price. Very modern, big screen tv, keurig coffe maker! This is now our go to hotel for all State Theater shows!

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

5
5.01.0
shebedinogal
Business
Massachusetts, USA
Feb 28, 2012

Perfect for Portland

Clean, friendly staff, great location. I took my daughters for a weekend and the location was central to everything planned. Great swimming pool. For a 2 star property, it really was great.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Duck Fat restaurant - de-lish! Really not that far away, but not around the corner.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aquadent
Business
Seattle aw
May 13, 2012

Exclletnt

The staff was great. The food good. Location great. Highly recommend this hotel.

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

5
5.01.0
The girls
Business
Sterling, Ma.
Oct 30, 2012

Overnight stay

Staff was extremely friendly, room was great and loved that check out was at noon. We really loved that the pool hours were until late, when you are staying 1 night in a hotel, you really want to enjoy the town. We got to enjoy the day, and relax later that night in the pool.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There are all kinds of stores that are a short walk away. If you love restaurants or just to hang out in a sports pub to watch your favorite football team win, there's plenty of pubs around and great people to meet.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lezel
Business
New Jersey
Apr 7, 2013

Great Find!!!!!

The hotel was really lovely! Beautiful bay view, great pool and loved the sauna. Would definitely stay here again! Staff was very helpful when asking directions. Location is right in the heart of Portland.

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

5
5.01.0
CrashPo
Business
New York
Jun 24, 2013

good place to stay

clean, quite, pool, good location, parking, walking distance to a number of parks and restaurants.

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

5
5.01.0
Woki
Business
Portland, Maine
Jun 16, 2013

Relaxed atmosphere

Everyone at this hotel was very friendly and willing to help in anyway. It was a clean relaxed atmosphere. The distance from the hotel to the port and all the shops and eateries are very close. The only think i could think of that was not up to par was that the vent in the bathroom did not work, but other than that everything was clean and well kept.

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

Business

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