5 Quaint & Luxurious Portland, Maine Hotels

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Want to stay at one of the best Portland, Maine hotels? From Portland Regency Hotel & Spa in the trendy Old Port district to The Westin in Downtown, we’re covering five of our favorite choices. 

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5 of the best hotels in Portland, Maine

Read on for a breakdown of five of the best Portland, Maine hotels.

1. Portland Regency Hotel & Spa: a cozy hotel in Portland’s Old Port district

A great choice for a Portland, Maine bachelorette trip or a family vacation, Portland Regency Hotel & Spa captures the historical elegance of the city while pampering guests in refined luxury. 

The best suites feature in-room Jacuzzi tubs, private decks and a gas fireplace — among other lovely amenities — along with vintage furnishings and decor that fits the hotel’s Old-World-meets-classic-New-England feel. The hotel’s urban spa is among the city’s best, too, with a bevy of rejuvenating treatments. There are even options for spa parties, complete with access to many of the spa’s best amenities and room service. 

Sidenote: the on-site Armory Lounge is one of the most reputable bars in all of Portland.

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2. Portland Harbor Hotel: a cool boutique hotel in Old Port with a nautical-esque theme

Elegant and vibrant, Portland Harbor Hotel offers an upscale take on classic New England coastal town ambiance. 

From the outside, the hotel blends seamlessly into Old Port’s historical setting. But the interior feels much more in line with contemporary Portland, which has redefined itself as a trendy foodie destination that still pays homage to its roots as a fishing town.

Accommodation-wise, this Portland, Maine hotel features lavish rooms and suites with fun, eye-catching decor, including real hardwood floors and local art.

3. The Press Hotel: a unique Portland, Maine hotel with a classy, vintage vibe

Featuring a unique and perfectly executed design self-described as “inspired by a 1920s writer’s office,” The Press Hotel is a clear stylistic departure from our first two Portland, Maine hotels. Don’t take that as a slight, though: this is a super cool boutique hotel that dares to be bold and new. 

That said, The Press Hotel doesn’t leave Portland behind: the entrance doubles as an art gallery, showing off the best of the city’s talent, while UNION, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, boasts a menu that exemplifies “the partnership between local farmers and fishermen,” or in other words, locally caught seafood and Maine farm-to-table ingredients. 

You’ll find this luxurious hotel just outside of Old Port on the east side of Downtown Portland. Learn more about The Press Hotel — or any of the top Portland, Maine hotels — when you plan and book your trip with Fora.

(BTW: wondering what to do once you’re there? Check out our 4-day Portland itinerary.)

4. The Westin Portland Harborview: an elegant Downtown Portland hotel

Just a couple blocks from the Portland Museum of Art in Downtown, The Westin Portland Harborview occupies the same tower that once housed the Eastland Park Hotel, which opened in the late 1920s — it even bears the original landmark’s sign. And while The Westin underwent extensive modern renovations before it opened, subtle elements of the original structure’s early-20th-century design are still apparent. 

The hotel also features a full-service spa (named after the former proprietor), a classy rooftop bar, and a complimentary shuttle service that will take you to Old Port and other area attractions. 

(Touring Maine? Check out our guide to the scenic route to Acadia National Park from Portland.)

5. Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront: a sleek contemporary hotel in Old Port

Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront forgoes the historical nature of Old Port to embrace the contemporary design of big-city urban retreats (think hotels in San Francisco or Seattle hotels). All of the rooms feature a pseudo-minimalist design with sudden pops of color for an artful flair, along with posh furniture and decor. 

Admittedly, this isn’t the best hotel in Portland, Maine if you’re looking for quaint, New England vibes. But Canopy by Hilton is a great choice if you’re looking for trendy digs in an otherwise historical setting (making it a great choice for a chic girls’ getaway to Portland, Maine).

(P.S.: Canopy's Luna Rooftop Bar is a great place to grab cocktails and small bites.)

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This article has been fact checked by Fora Advisor Ashlee Ruiz, an expert on travel to Portland, Maine.

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