by Amanda Geronikos
The Clarion Hotel in Portland, Maine puts vacationing families close to Old Port (2 miles away), where charming cobblestone streets lead to fantastic boutiques and restaurants — all located on the beautiful waterfront. The budget-friendly hotel is also close to two area colleges — Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and the University of Southern Maine — making it a convenient choice for families with prospective or current college students.
The hotel’s guestrooms are simply furnished, yet provide everything your family needs for a comfortable stay: microwaves, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guestrooms are equipped with one king or two queen beds, and some are pet-friendly. Suites with king beds and living areas are also available.
Other perks at the Clarion Hotel in Portland including complimentary, hot breakfast served daily; an onsite restaurant; an indoor, heated swimming pool and hot tub; a fitness center; and free parking. Complimentary shuttle services to Portland International Jetport and local train stations are also provided.
Our Editor Loves
- Indoor pool
- Free breakfast
- Free airport shuttle
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We chose this since it's relatively close to the airport. They were short staffed, so it took a while to get checked in, but the clerk was friendly and did what she could. I felt badly she was on her own with people lined up. Elevator is very, very slow. Seems like an older hotel, but it was clean, we slept well, and was sufficient for our needs.
This is an older hotel that has been well maintained. The staff were helpful. Our room was clean and the beds were comfortable. On the down side, being an older hotel, their rooms are not as sound proof. Their breakfast was not worth the cost.