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Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great reception, good location, convenient shuttle, get pleasant room.

Nice hotel, we enjoyed our stay. Staff and facilities were great, location is good. The pet fee of $100 seemed unreasonably high to me. we travel often with our dog and I don’t ever remember a fee that high.

We stayed 4 night while on business in Portland and it was a great place to be. Perfect location, close to everything but just off the beaten path enough to be quiet and relax

I came to Portland for a business trip and stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. The room was comfortable and clean. The hotel staff is very helpful and attentive. I would return next visit.

Convenient location. Staff was very accommodating.

Very nice hotel well located so that it was easy to visit the islands, Portland's best restaurants, and to travel to local attractions.

Quick stay. Room clean, bed comfortable. Full kitchen in room. Tasty free breakfast was included.

Excellent experience. Extremely clean hotel easy check in and out.

One night bus trip. Really great room. Helpful staff. A big facility and the halls look kind of old style but the room was luxurious and comforable. Wish I had another day in the place.

We enjoyed our recent stay. Our room overlooked the water and the hotel was peaceful, even with many children and pets! Would definitely stay again.

Great experience staying at this hotel for the weekend. Right by restaurants, bars, ocean etc.

Room was very nice and clean and had all the amenities you would expect. Location was good but parking garage could have been attached to hotel

My spouse and I wanted a one-night getaway since we had theatre tickets at the Merrill Auditorium. So we chose the Residence Inn. First time there. What a beautiful place! Our room was a suite-style, plenty of room, beautifully furnished and very clean. Wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy it. The complimentary breakfast the next morning was fabulous---lots of choices and well-prepared. The parking garage next door was super convenient and cost only $12, with in/out privileges for your whole stay. You just get special cards from the hotel front desk each time you use your car. The only thing I would say that didn't appeal---and it's not a major issue---is the view out our window was the backs of old buildings and such. But who cares? We didn't stay there for the view!

We loved the city, the location of the hotel, and often stay at the Marriott brand hotels. Complimentary breakfast is a great bonus. The staff was friendly and helpful.

The location is great. It is very close to the ferry and restaurants in the old port area.

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.

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.

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

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.

Staff not knowledgable, helpful - parking a real problem. Not returning

145 Fore Street Portland ME

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Portland Observatory
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Portland Observatory is a short stroll from Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront, and other popular attractions like Wadsworth-Longfellow House are within a mile (2 km). This 179-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near Children's Museum of Maine and Portland Museum of Art.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. The bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink, or mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


Rooms

All 179 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus Smart TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront have access to an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is USD 18 per day, or you can take advantage of the free airport shuttle at scheduled times. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Guest reviews for Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront

Everyone (10) Business (2) Couples (19) Family (4) Friends (2)
5
Everyone

Great reception, good location, convenient shuttle, get pleasant room.

By on Mar 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 18, 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay with here at the Residence Inn, and we truly appreciate the wonderful feedback.

4

good stay

Everyone

Nice hotel, we enjoyed our stay. Staff and facilities were great, location is good. The pet fee of $100 seemed unreasonably high to me. we travel often with our dog and I don’t ever remember a fee that high.

By , from boston on Mar 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 12, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. With reference to the pet fee, $100 is the standard fee in the Portland area, but I am sorry if it does seem high to you. I hope this will not discourage you from coming back in the future. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to see you again should your travels ever bring you back to the Portland area.

5

perfect for business

Everyone

We stayed 4 night while on business in Portland and it was a great place to be. Perfect location, close to everything but just off the beaten path enough to be quiet and relax

By , from maine on Dec 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 17, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. We truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you'll come back and see us again real soon.

5
Everyone

I came to Portland for a business trip and stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. The room was comfortable and clean. The hotel staff is very helpful and attentive. I would return next visit.

By , from Orange County, CA on Dec 19, 2017

4
Everyone

Convenient location. Staff was very accommodating.

By , from Florida on Sep 18, 2017

5
Everyone

Very nice hotel well located so that it was easy to visit the islands, Portland's best restaurants, and to travel to local attractions.

By on Aug 19, 2017

4

great location. 15 min from airport.

Everyone

Quick stay. Room clean, bed comfortable. Full kitchen in room. Tasty free breakfast was included.

By , from new Jersey on Mar 25, 2017

5
Everyone

Excellent experience. Extremely clean hotel easy check in and out.

By on Feb 10, 2017

5

quick trip

BusinessTravelers

One night bus trip. Really great room. Helpful staff. A big facility and the halls look kind of old style but the room was luxurious and comforable. Wish I had another day in the place.

By on Jan 6, 2017

5

great location

Everyone

We enjoyed our recent stay. Our room overlooked the water and the hotel was peaceful, even with many children and pets! Would definitely stay again.

By , from Keene, NH on Feb 29, 2016