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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

One of the best managed Residence Inns I have visited. Rooms are clean, in good shape, and quiet. Had two nights of excellent sleep. The reception area is sleek and modern and features design elements around a maritime theme. Breakfast is outstanding: scrambled eggs with various toppings, oatmeal with extras (raisins, sliced almonds, cranberries, walnuts, etc), coffee with flavor shots,...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was great. The front desk was incredibly helpful - Beth gave a great dinner recommendation. Even with an incredibly busy breakfast the staff was very friendly and efficient. The room was great, clean and comfortable.

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Waterville, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent one night. The room was comfortable and the staff was friendly. Within walking distance of many excellent restaurants. I would stay again. The construction didn't bother us as we are in Portland often and we're not looking for a view. The parking garage was convenient.

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Matthew N, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay at the Residence Inn Portland/Waterfront. As a frequent Portland Traveler, it is our hopes you are just as excited as we are to watch our city develop and grow. I look forward to hosting your next stay when your travels bring you to Portland!

North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worn bed linens and thin towels were a disappointment. The pathetically weak coffee -- even after doubling up the filter packs -- was an utter waste of time and effort. The kitchenette-studio layout of the rooms may be suitable for families with children and pets, but there are better options in town for business travelers or vacationing couples.

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Matthew N, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that your most recent experience at the Residence Inn Portland Waterfront did not quite match your expectations or needs. Residence Inn is an All-Suite Brand offering all the essentials of a modern home. Our basic suites are 50% larger then a typical guest room. If making coffee in your guest suite does not meet your...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ugh. 7am unwanted wake up call. Major construction. I guess I should have looked out the window before agreeing that my room was fine. The room was clean and typical of a Residence Inn, but I could lean out and help the builders from the window across the street. Considering how many times we are switching hotels on this trip,...

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Matthew N, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that you had an early morning experience with the construction project that is taking place out side of our building. The Old Port is undergoing a great deal of expansions and revitalization over the next few years. Yes, ground breaking work on two projects for a Hotel and an office complex have begun in our...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long drawn out story. In short, I wouldn't stay anywhere with Marriott in the name. My specific bad experience was at the Marriott Residence Inn, Portland, Maine. They over charged $424...... they said they didn't have authorities to change at desk. Gen mgr not available...gave me his card. He would not answer calls(numerous) would not respond to emails. All...

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Matthew N, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this review

This review is currently under review with TripAdvisor. At Marriott we have a 48 hour response time to review and address any customer concerns. If we are to fail to meet these expectations there is an escalation process. We have a hotel of hospitality professionals. It is our request that when writing reviews both positive and negative that there is...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tripadvisors information was incorrect. When ordering the room I had an option of paying more for a better room, which I did, but when I got to the hotel the room was incorrect. When I mentioned it to the front desk they said no such room existed!!

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Matthew N, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that there was wrong information posted through TripAdvisor. The Residence Inn offers five different suite types all equipped with full kitchens and separate sleeping for livening spaces with a variety of view options. For any future bookings, I would suggest to view or cross check the information directly through the Marriott website directly. We do...

Bellingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a one night stay for my 50th birthday, first time visiting Portland ME for my wife and I. My wife made the reservation, desperately trying to find a nice romantic place to stay. The reservations staff (and property website) promised views of the city\waterfront area, and huge picture windows in the 'Deluxe' room which was very expensive ($200-300...

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Matthew N, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this review

In all levels within the Marriott Corporation, we place creating positive guest experiences as a number one priority. Please be assured that we do research and provided fair and adequate compensation when we fail to meet those expectations.

Jamaica Plain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Residence Inn was perfect for a gathering of old college classmates. Location made for easy walking to restaurants and shops. Rooms were clean and comfortable with living area for visiting. Morning breakfast had good variety and ample seating.

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Matthew N, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent experience at the Residence Inn Portland/Waterfront. It was a pleasure to have you here as our guest and we look forward to hosting your next Women's Weekend!

San Francisco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Residence Inn is always good, but this one was exceptionally clean and attractive. I paid extra for a water view which wasn't worthwhile...not much of a view. Nice staff and good breakfast. Parked on the street safely so no parking charge.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Portland, Maine's only all suite hotel is located in the heart of the historic Old Port 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront

Address: 145 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4810
Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Price Range: RM516 - RM1,578 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 179
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“I think 3 sides of hotel actually all have bad views, NO ROOMS have view of actual historic Portland waterfront.”
  • Glare from first streetlight
  • Curtains unable to block glare totally
  • Glare from second streetlight
  • Another construction site
  • Broken coat hook
  • Broken coat hook mount
  • Construction Site #2 (bonus oil tanks in background)
  • Garage (same height or taller than hotel - no escaping this view)
 of 5 bubbles schmitty233, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pick the least expensive room, but ask for quiet location. It was rather expensive in Sept. which is high season.”
 of 5 bubbles travelgal54, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms on water side would be great for out of towners”
 of 5 bubbles williamn584, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“High Floors....”
 of 5 bubbles V4424QFjohnb, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get to breakfast early if you are eating in.”
 of 5 bubbles patriciabW9990OM, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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