$144 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 29, 2015 Check-out: Mar 30, 2015

Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront

3 stars
View map of 145 Fore Street, 145 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
26 reviews
Great Weekend Getaway

Everything about the hotel and my stay was great. The staff was nice and everything was clean. I... See full review

  • valerie b.
  • Mar 1, 2015
Great anniversary weekend

Although the price was a little too high, we found our stay at the residence inn marriott quite... See full review

  • Mandy and Taylor
  • Mar 31, 2014
Portland, Maine's only all suite hotel is located in the Portland Downtown District. The Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/Waterfront is perfect for business trips, family vacations, relocation, corporate housing, and small meetings. Business travelers will find easy access to all organizations in Portland, Maine. The hotel is near major attractions that include the birthplace of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, Merrill Auditorium, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Cumberland County Civic Center, and Portland Museum of Art. Whether you are in town for a Maine lobster roll and blueberry pie or to sample the premier cuisine of the city's award-winning chefs, all are just a stone's throw from our doorstep. Book now to stay with us and experience legendary Marriott service.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Tennis
Water skiing
Picnic area/tables
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Cumberland County Civic Center: 0.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4
Value:
3.7

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
valerie b.
Business
N/A
Mar 1, 2015

Great Weekend Getaway

Everything about the hotel and my stay was great. The staff was nice and everything was clean. I would definitely book a stay at this hotel 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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
adboglek
Business
Boston, MA
Dec 8, 2014

Best price for the location

Portland has become a bit of a destination since I grew up there, and the resulting downtown resurgence has seen the arrival of a handful of hotels on the historic waterfront. The Residence Inn on Fore St. is one of those new hotels, and at least when we were staying there, it offered the most competitive rates of the bunch. The pros: Location, close to the waterfront, close to downtown, close to Exchange St., and within walking distance of everything. Great and friendly staff who were very friendly and helpful. Shuttle service available for free from the hotel. Great free breakfast. - At this level of hotel you generally see the shift from the free mediocre continental to the purchased buffet, but the Residence had more or less the buffet quality with the free price tag. Score. Despite being a downtown hotel it did have all the amenities like pool and weight-room. Price - better than everything downtown. I've stayed at the Weston and Holiday Inn, the older downtown hotels, and the Residence was a step up from both in overall value. Cons: Right next to Shipyard brewing. Might be a plus for some people, but our window looked out onto a loading dock, and when we left our window open in the evening, we awoke to the sound of idling big rigs. This is nit-picky, but the main stairway sort of leads to nowhere. An enclosed central second floor courtyard without room access. Stick to the elevators and it's not an issue.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

You'll find plenty of Portland main stays on Fore St., but don't miss out on the smaller adjoining Wharf St. locales which can be easy to miss. After Portland's relatively early last call, Bill's Pizza is a great late night stop to grab a slice at and sober up before calling it a night.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CaroElie
Business
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Nov 17, 2014

Great location, very nice room!

Very good location, you can walk everywhere. The room was very spacious, well decorated and comfortable, Very good experience!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
8ntlikehome
Business
Boston Area, MA
Oct 14, 2014

Nothing special and rude staff

Our room was OK although the bed was too soft, the couch uncomfortable, and being on the second floor with overgrown plants out our windows made it dark. I would have been OK with all of that for $304 a night if not for the rude waitstaff in the breakfast area. I wanted to fill up a water bottle with some juice and a server told me that it wasn't sanitary. Some may agree with this but I had seen other people do it, and the most ironic part is that she had a mouthful of food when she told me this! When I pointed out that she was serving food and eating, and that was not sanitary, she apologized for talking with her mouth full! This was my third stay in Portland and my first stay at this hotel. Needless to say, I won't be back or stay at a Residence Inn again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cambridge Family
Business
Cambridge MA
Sep 8, 2014

Family overnight

Hotel was clean and convenient (although I would be a bit nervous walking there late at night as it is near a big empty lot). King bed very comfortable. Sofa bed typically uncomfortable. Kids age 7 and 3 loved it but an adult would not. Room was big enough for all four of us and kitchen handy for a longer stay. We were pleasantly surprised by the breakfast. Overall, very good place for a family of four to stay in a single room.

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
munsoro
Business
Washington Crossing, Pa
Sep 3, 2014

Maine Waterfront

We had an internal room with no view but for more money one can have a room overlooking the bay. Our room was very quiet. Hotel is about 3-4 blocks from primary restaurant/shop area. Parking is an additional $12 per day with unlimited in and out privilege.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lobster Dock restaurant was very good.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kik82
Business
NYC
Aug 24, 2014

Weekend

Comfortable stay in a very roomy accomodations. Great breakfast included.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mandy and Taylor
Business
New Hampshire
Mar 31, 2014

Great anniversary weekend

Although the price was a little too high, we found our stay at the residence inn marriott quite enjoyable. We were not expecting such a wonderful room. Very clean perfect for us for the weekend. A nice walk to downtown was great for exploring. The nice touch was the complementary breakfast. We were definitely not expecting that!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
March birthdaygirls
Business
Boston,MA
Mar 12, 2014

Girls weekend

spent a weekend here in March, staff was friendly and helpful, rooms were very comfortable, we had the suite with a king bed and livingroom with pullout couch. kitchen was stocked with all that we needed.parking was right next door and we were able to walk to most places. Breakfast was plentiful and there was always coffee, tea or iced water available in the lobby. Bar had nice sitting areas as well with a fireplace. They even had a courtesy van that drove us to another part of the city and would have returned when we called to pick us up if needed. I would definitely recommend it and would stay there again!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

RiRas bar was a lot of fun, great bands, drinks and easy walking distance. Food was great as well.sit at the bar!

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Review of Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hank668
Business
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
Sep 30, 2013

Great city location

This was a great place to stay while in Portland. Within walking distance to every place you needed to go. Plus only 5 minutes off the highway. The staff was super nice and helpful. My only draw back was the bed was pretty soft, but you can't have everything. If you're looking for a few days in Portland, best bang for your buck!

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

Business

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