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Before experiencing the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, my cousin and I had the pleasure of staying at the Portland Harbor Hotel in Portland, Maine. As shared in a previous post, we’ve been doing a lot more domestic travel this year due to the pandemic so when the opportunity to stay at the Portland Harbor Hotel was given, I happily asked my cousin to join me. It offered everything we needed for our two-day trip to Maine and was conveniently located. If you are planning a trip to Portland Maine, here are 5 reasons to stay at the Portland Harbor Hotel.
Portland Harbor Hotel Location
The Portland Harbor Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel in Portland, ME in heart of the Old Port District. It has a cozy, nautical theme, and features original artwork from notable Maine artists throughout the property. The hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants, bars, art galleries and local shops, boutiques, and the working waterfront. On our full days of exploring the Old Port District, we didn’t have to worry about taking rideshare services or public transportation because everything was in the area.
The Portland Harbor Hotel Accommodations
The Portland Harbor Hotel has 101 guest rooms including 16 luxury suites. The moment we stepped into our room, we knew we were going to have a comfortable stay which is exactly what we were looking for. We stayed in a Deluxe Room with a city view and 2 queen-sized beds. Everything we needed was in the room including high-speed WiFI for my cousin to work remotely, a refrigerator, flat-screen TV, a desk, and seating areas. The bathroom was very spacious and included a granite-top vanity, granite and glass-enclosed shower, a soaking tub for extra relaxation, and a makeup mirror for getting ready. I loved the added luxury toiletries and makeup wipes too.
In-House Dining at BlueFin
BlueFin is the restaurant located within the hotel and offers a varied menu of locally-caught seafood and seasonal dishes. On our first night in Portland, we had dinner at BlueFin. The Tuna Poke appetizer and Lobster roll was delicious and the service was great. After dinner, we walked over to the courtyard to enjoy the night by the fire pit.
Breakfast at Blue Fin was just as good as dinner. Out of the full spreads of food we had on both days, there was nothing that we didn’t love. The maple syrup and fresh blueberries on the pancakes and french toast were memorable to me. We also appreciated that it kept us full until the evening.
The Service & Amenities
As someone that works professionally in customer service, I appreciate receiving great service from others. The front desk staff at the Portland Harbor Hotel were very helpful in sharing things to do in the area with us and were very responsive when we called for assistance during our stay. The Portland Harbor Hotel also has a fitness center available to guests, offers valet parking, is pet-friendly (with a fee), offers outdoor dining, and each floor has individual pantries with complimentary Starbucks coffee.
Meeting & Banquet Facilities
In addition to having luxurious rooms, there are also event rooms including the outdoor patio, Envoy Room, the Ambassador Room, and the Diplomat room. The largest room can fit up to 120 people at a reception-style event so it is perfect for private events and small gatherings like corporate meetings and weddings.
I hope this post has inspired you to stay at the Portland Harbor Hotel on your next trip to Portland, Maine. From now until December 24, 2021, the stay using the Portland Shopping State of Mind Package which includes discounted stays and a 10% discount at local retailers that offer quality artisan gifts and handmade wares from Maine. You can visit their website for more information.