Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay
Why We Love This Hotel
- Eight-minute walk to the lively Old Port downtown area
- Four-minute walk to Cross Insurance Arena, home to AHL’s Portland Pirates
- Across the street from the Portland Museum of Art
- Large indoor pool, hotel shuttle and Wi-Fi, all complimentary
The Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay is right in the middle of the city’s Arts District. The Portland Museum of Art and the adjoining Children’s Museum are a two-minute walk from the hotel and the State Theatre concert hall, a six-minute walk away, draws a variety of national musicians and other entertainment.
Locavores will go gaga over the area’s restaurants, many specializing in food made from regional sources. Walk nine minutes to have the fish and chips at Irish tavern Bull Feeney’s. Or splurge on the five-course tasting menu at Hugo’s, which changes daily.
The hotel itself is spacious and comfortable. Rooms on the bay side of the hotel have sweeping views of Casco Bay and the rocky coastline. All come with a mini fridge and microwave. In addition to the hotel’s fitness center, there’s a large heated indoor pool.