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The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

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The Press Hotel captures the indefinable essence of Portland, Maine, providing an approachable unique and utterly memorable full-service boutique experience that is truly Beyond Words. Built in 1923 as the offices for the Portland Press Herald, our hotel takes inspiration from the writer's offices of that era: each of the hotel's exquisite 110 guest rooms and suites feature a vintage-styled journalist desk, wood floors with herringbone area rug, and the work of local artists and artisans. The historic building boasts oversized windows in every guestroom, providing natural light and fresh Maine air during your stay. Playful newsroom references abound, including thought-provoking quotes and occasional one-liners in the most unexpected places. The hotel also hosts two utterly unique spots for food and drink. The restaurant UNION is Portland's newest farm-to-table (and sea-to-table) hotspot, with creative takes on recognizable "Americana" favorites from coast to coast. Inkwell Bar echoes the energy and intellect of its former occupants, with serving hand-crafted vintage cocktails, Portland microbrews and small plates in our lobby space (the former City Room of the Press Herald.) The hotel also features four meeting and event spaces ranging in size from 300 to 1,170 square feet, conjuring images of the spirited editorial meetings that once took place in this historic building, At the base of a dramatic open staircase that descends from the lobby, these spaces resemble private residential libraries and are ideal for executive retreats, small business meetings, board meetings, weddings and social functions. A unique Art Gallery featuring works by local artists is a perfect location for a reception event.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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I love the originality of the interior design of this property. It is so refreshing, and makes you feel like you are in a really special place. The fact they incorporated the buildings history of being where the old Portland newspaper was written is a wonderful tribute to its
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We were only in Portland for one day before moving on, but we were so glad we chose The Press Hotel. From the unique lettering outside, this hotel (which used to be a massive publishing house), to the decor inside, to the letters in the carpeting, to the unique quotes on chairs
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The Press Hotel in Portland is a fantastic hotel and the only place to stay in Portland, Maine. It is located in an ideal spot - two blocks from the bustling downtown shopping area. Marriott properties in the US have seemed to be on a decline in recent years moving from a
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Great original hotel, my wife and I are fans of the autograph hotels by Marriot. The staff, were excellent, room upgrade and a couple of glasses of bubbly. The interior is unique. Definitely worth a visit.
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Response from Ginny P, Manager at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
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Dear Andrew H, Thank you so much for choosing Portland, Maine and The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection as your most recent anniversary destination! I am overjoyed to hear that our staff delivered an unforgettable experience for such a special occasion! We do our best to accommodate celebrations with upgraded room types when available, and I am delighted to hear that the two of you enjoyed the split of bubbly! Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback with us and we hope to host your travels again, the next time you find yourselves traveling to the area. Warm regards, Ginny P "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." - Audrey Hepburn
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Visited Portland and was fortunate enough to stay at the Press Hotel. From the valet team to check in to the wonderful ladies for turn down service I was treated like a rock star. The management must be great because everyone I encountered was so incredibly kind and friendly.
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Response from Ginny P, Manager at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
Responded 1 week ago
Dear snax555, Thank you for choosing The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection for your recent visit to Portland! I am thrilled to find that our staff delivered a service experience that was nothing short of Beyond Words while you were here with us, on property! Portland has so much to do, see, drink and eat - all of which, is thankfully just a short walk from our entrance. The only down side is there is just never enough time to experience it all! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back, should you find yourself making a return trip in the future! Warm regards, Ginny P "A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams." - Herb Caen
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Hello! There are two flights of stairs leading up to the penthouse. I would say approximately 15-20 steps total. It is the most beautiful spot for a wedding! We look forward to having you with us! Best, Ginny
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which rooms have bathtubs?
Hi Erin T, The only rooms that feature bath tubs are our Executive King suites (222, 322, 422, 522) and one of our One Bedroom suites (201). The other One Bedroom suite is handicap-accessible and does not have a tub (601). I hope this information helps you with your booking decision! Warm regards, Ginny P
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Is parking included?
No, they only have valet parking at this hotel which was $20 when we went December 2016. However, if you decide to do the public parking garages it is $25-$30 a day. The valet service was great and timely.
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There is a coffee maker hidden in the desk in the room in case you missed it. I'm not a coffee drinker but that is a good idea as most people are and it's nice to meet other guest in the lobby and grab coffee.
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"Our personal choice is the top floor."
"We always get the basic two queen room and it's quite large with lovely city views."
"Check the heat on a cold evening....."
"Ask for a city view!"
"Upper floors would avoid traffic noise."
US$179 - US$553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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