$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 30, 2014 Check-out: Dec 1, 2014

Portland Regency Hotel

3 stars
20 Milk Street, Portland, ME 04101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
44 reviews
quick trip to portland

First time staying at the Portland Regency and would recommend it to all. The service was terrific... See full review

  • ms marge
  • May 15, 2014
Regency consistently good

Great service, clean rooms, excellent gym and spa. I've been staying for ten + years, and recommend... See full review

  • Treena
  • May 5, 2014
Historic charmer with a full spa along the waterfront in Old Port

Built in 1895 as a home for the Maine National Guard, the Portland Regency Hotel offers a boutique experience in the heart of Old Port. The neo-classical armory building along the restored waterfront is a perfect home for this distinguished member of the Historic Hotels of America. Guests find affordable luxury in the fitness center with personal viewing stations, charming rooms with morning coffee delivery and a full-service spa plus sauna, steam rooms and a Jacuzzi. Out the door, stroll cobblestone streets to shops, restaurants and fishing piers.

Highlights

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Free shuttle to Portland airport and other transportation hubs
  • Award-winning restaurant with seasonal dining on the patio
  • Full-service spa plus complimentary fitness center, sauna, steam rooms and Jacuzzi
  • Charming, historic hotel in the heart of pedestrian-friendly Old Port

Rooms

Cozy, Victorian-inspired rooms are in line with the graceful style of the Portland Regency Hotel. The 95 non-smoking rooms and suites are tastefully decorated and include pampering touches such as Gilchrist and Soames┬« bath amenities, nightly turndown service, plush robes and complimentary morning coffee or tea delivered directly to the door with the newspaper. Modern convenience has not been forgotten as all rooms include an LCD TV with 300 channels, iPod docking alarm clock and free Wi-Fi. Request a room with a working gas fireplace, skylight, Bose sound system, laptop-ready printer and/or stunning views of the harbor. Order room service early morning through dinner. 

Features

Featured on the Travel Channel as part of "The Best Maine Escapes," the Portland Regency Hotel was a top pick in this historic and culturally vibrant seaside town. In 1990, the National Trust of Historic Preservation invited the hotel to become a distinguished member of the Historic Hotels of America. Dine on local ingredients and seasonal cuisine at the award-winning restaurant Twenty Milk Street. Softly lit chandeliers, white linen tablecloths and a brick fireplace create a relaxed but romantic setting from Sunday brunch to special dinners taken al fresco in season. For lighter fare, visit the Armory Lounge with its cozy alcove seating and mahogany bar. Valet parking, same-day laundry and dry cleaning service on weekdays are also available (fees apply). 

Transportation

  • Portland International Jetport (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Complimentary transportation to and from Portland's major transit hubs.

Attractions

  • Casco Bay Lines Ferry (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Cumberland County Civic Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Portland Museum of Art (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Portland Head Light lighthouse (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Maine Mall (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Funtown Splashtown USA (14 mi/22.5 km)
  • Old Orchard Beach (15.1 mi/24.3 km)
  • Freeport outlet shops (16.2 mi/26 km)

Business

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Computer available in the lobby for guest use
  • Copy and fax services available through the front desk (fees apply)
  • Over 6,000 square feet of elegant meeting space for up to 250 people

Policies and Fees

  • Valet parking fee is $12 USD.

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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Portland Regency Hotel Rooms

Standard King
Guest room with one king bed, non-smoking only
Standard Double
Guest room with two double beds, non-smoking only

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Cumberland County Civic Center: 0.4 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa conference and banquet accommodations are fully equipped to meet all of your meeting and dining needs. We look forward to providing you with the most professional and courteous service available in Portland.

Dining

Armory Lounge
Located on premises, the Armory Lounge is a cozy hideaway which serves signature cocktails, extensive wine list, and hearty pub fare.
Twenty Milk Street Restaurant
Located on premises, Twenty Milk Street Restaurant offers award winning classic American cuisine with fine wines and beverages and a relaxing atmosphere. We serve only prime midwestern beef and fresh local seafood.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (44)

Ratings and reviews for Portland Regency Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Oolie
Business
Providence, RI
Nov 11, 2014

Portland

This hotel is in the perfect location! Great hotel reasonable price.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
jjmj
Business
Portland ME
Sep 16, 2014

dirty room

bathroom had hair all over it and room dirty linens old & smelly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Addict 1976
Business
Waterville, Maine
Sep 2, 2014

Perfect Location!

Headed to Portland for a 1 night getaway and The Regency was a great choice for location. I've been to Portland many times, but never stayed here and was pleasantly surprised! Staff was very welcoming, friendly and helpful! Would recommend to anyone!

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

Business

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Review of Portland Regency Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BB and MM
Business
Stratford, CT
Aug 25, 2014

Great hotel

Hotel is in a perfect spot in the middle of Old Port. Staff could not have been nicer. Room was clean and very comfortable. Large, clean bathroom. Had breakfast there two mornings and it was excellant, waiter was terriffic. Armory Lounge a great place to have a drink, bartenders were great. Overall a Great Hotel!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Abrownell
Business
Saratoga Springs, New York
Aug 9, 2014

Overnight trip

This hotel was great! The staff very accommodating the only downside was that being an historic hotel meant the walls were thin. Would stay here again. Great location near shops, restaurants and pubs. Such a fun nightlife in Old Port!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Warf street is so much fun with great micro brews and love music.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ms marge
Business
ma
May 15, 2014

quick trip to portland

First time staying at the Portland Regency and would recommend it to all. The service was terrific and our breakfast at the hotel restaurant was yummy, great 7 grain bread.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Treena
Business
Boston, MA, USA
May 5, 2014

Regency consistently good

Great service, clean rooms, excellent gym and spa. I've been staying for ten + years, and recommend to all.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BrownAnon
Business
California
Apr 21, 2014

Very outdated

Arrived at the Portland Regency for a quick overnight trip and was immediately disappointed. It has a great location but is extremely old and outdated. The room key that you receive is an actual key just about the size of an iPhone. Our room had a stain in the rug that looked like it was either old vomit or blood. We stayed at the Portland Harbor Hotel last year and I would highly recommend staying there. I will not be back to the regency, for the amount they charge you can get a much better experience at the Hilton or the Harbor hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bzeau
Business
New Hampshire
Apr 21, 2014

convenient and restful

everyone was so friendly; the hotel is lovely and quiet, and the beds were like dreams of comfort. Everything cool and happening thing was just a short walk away, since the hotel sits in the heart of the Old Port. My only caution is the brunch: we had Easter Brunch there, and there was no indication anywhere of the price; it was $40 and frankly, the gorgeous dessert cakes did not make it worth that. Otherwise, wonderful.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

the gelato shoppes are great and a great way to arm yourself for a stroll along the wharf

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Review of Portland Regency Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kat the Brat
Business
Beverly, MA
Apr 12, 2014

Great central location

What a great location, right in the heart of the Old Port. It was a 7 minute walk to Grace, one of the main reasons we sought out Portland. And then we were able to stroll around the Old Port without needing the car once. However because of the lack of parking, valet is the only parking option. Rooms were nice, very traditional.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Grace! It's a converted church. Amazing atmosphere and stellar food

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