$206 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 24, 2014 Check-out: Sep 25, 2014

Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

3 stars
88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
123 reviews
Outstanding

Friendly staff, great location, within walking distance to attractions. See full review

  • Eli F.
  • Jul 27, 2014
Love Portland

We go to Portland every year in March to get away for the weekends and just love the Holiday Inn By... See full review

  • LisaMS
  • Dec 30, 2013
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.

Hotel Map

43.6533 -70.2615
Nearby airports
Portland International Jetport, (PWM), 3.00, MI, E; Logan, (BOS), 100.00, MI, N;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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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 (123)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 123
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
chmelyk
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jasper79
NH
Jun 25, 2014

Convenient location

This hotel is right in down town Portland so it's walking distance from anything you need but you pay for it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cdotmarie
New york, NY
Apr 8, 2014

Friend's Birthday Trip

Visiting from NY for a friend's birthday. The hotel was awesome. Everything looked as it did in the pictures. We were greeted by Julia who was very friendly at the front desk. She pinpointed local restaurants and stores on a map and also included a 50% off drink ticket with our room keys. The rooms were standard, but beds and pillows were unbelievably comfortable. Very convenient having a microwave and fridge in our room. Shuttle service was available to drop us off and pick us back up from downtown Portand, although it was about a 10 minute walk as we found out the next afternoon. John, the shuttle bus driver completely made our stay. He was awesome! Large swimming pool, small gym, and sauna. Overall, great experience. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Street & Co. had the most incredible food and ambiance! A must if you come to downtown Portland.

Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wanderlust11
Templeton, MA
Sep 16, 2013

girls weekend

I have no complaints about our trip or the hotel. The only thing I would advise is if you have anything bigger than a compact car DO NOT PARK in the garage that is at the hotel. Drive a short distance down the hill and park in that garage, it's part of the hotel also. I would definitely stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of stores to shop.

Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Woki
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lezel
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Tennis Traveler
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 30, 2012

Location, location, location

The location of this hotel is perfect. It's just a short walk to restaurants and a short drive to downtown. The garage parking is small, but the lot next door can help. I would recommend however that garage parking be monitored more as other cars were found to take up more than one space, making it difficult to fit your car in the space alongside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

The breakfast in the hotel is very good. I would suggest however that you don't do room service! I ordered room service for one, ala carte and paid over $18 for breakfast, before tip. The next day my girlfriend and I ate in the restaurant and the bill was only $22. In other words, don't be lazy! lol

Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aquadent
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
McFrowns
Brewer, ME
Jan 23, 2012

Old Port Visit

This is a nice Hotel That is in a great location to enjoy the Bars and restaurants in the old port. It is a nice hotel, clean and a good price for the location. Only thing they could improve were the beds. A little hard and the Pillows were a little to thick for me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

walking distance to the arena and bars and restaurants like Gritty's.

Review of Holiday Inn PORTLAND-BY THE BAY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Blondie from MAss
Massachusetts
Nov 1, 2011

Great place to stay

The staff was so cordial....didn't expect this at a Holiday Inn. The Business Room had all you would need!!! Coffee or Tea 24/7 ...FABULOUS. Would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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