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Portland Hotels Where History and Modern Meet

Once a small colonial port town, Portland has blossomed into Maine's most populous city, drawing visitors for its scenic shores and exciting activities. From classic seaside adventures to hip galleries, there's truly something here for every traveler and any occasion. A rich fishing culture promises a unique experience where historic docks, local breweries, and new-age attractions create a blend of buzz you won't find anywhere else. We're ready to host you at the best hotels in Portland that offer a relaxing, comfortable launching pad for your trip to the coast.

Top Portland Hotels to Explore the Waterfront

To stay in the center of it all, book one of our downtown Portland hotels near the bustling Old Port district. Here, cobblestone streets pave the way to discover boutiques, art galleries, and the Harbor Fish Market. Enjoy the salty ocean air breeze as you walk along the bustling downtown roads overlooking the stunning Fore River. If you’re looking to hit the open water, hop aboard the charter cruises that wind down Casco Bay and watch fishermen in action as they haul up crab and lobster traps. When the sun sets, the lights turn up, and the nightlife scene comes alive in the bars and breweries throughout Old Port.

Portland is home to a thriving arts community, and the Portland Museum of Art is just one staple of the community’s admiration for artists. The museum boasts a massive collection of more than 18,000 pieces of paintings, pottery, photographs and sculptures. Work from international artists is on display as well as special collections from local artists.

There’s fun for the whole family at The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, which features interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. The museum’s Maddy’s Theatre is an active children’s performance theatre that has been in operation for nearly a hundred years. Nearby, The Portland Science Center showcases a dazzling array of attractions and exhibits on all things science. Learn about space, explore the deep sea, and experience robotics for an afternoon of thrilling discovery.

Hotels in Portland Where Lighthouses Show the Way

For the quintessential Maine experience, head to Portland Head Light. Found on the breathtaking banks of Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, the Portland Head Light is one of the state’s oldest lighthouses. Spring Point Ledge Light, a caisson-style light station at the end of a rock breakwater, dates back to 1897, and Ram Island Ledge light is an updated solar-powered light built in 1905. Watch waves crash over the rock formations and enjoy spectacular views of Portland Harbor and Casco Bay. The lighthouse is surrounded by sweeping meadows and colorful wildflowers, creating an idyllic retreat along the shore.

Another famous historical landmark is the city’s famous Victoria Mansion, a traditional Italianate villa. This National Historic Landmark was built in the 1800s as a summer house for a wealthy hotelier and eventually turned it into a museum in honor of Queen Victoria. An immaculately preserved example of pre-Civil War grandeur, tours guide visitors through the ornate furnishing, original interiors, square tower, balconies, and piazzas.

Best Portland Hotels for Seaside Escape to Maine

Portland's coastal waters mean there's mouthwatering seafood around every corner. In this foodie city, you'll find fresh-caught fare, including lobster rolls, ploys, and clam chowder. Enjoy a delicious meal with a view at the restaurants and cafes that line the waterfront. With more than 20 breweries in town to choose from, pairing your meal with a refreshing craft beer is a breeze. Check into our top hotels in Portland, ME and then head out to experience everything this incredible port city has to offer.

Don't forget to check out our hotels nearby in Westbrook, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth!

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