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Top Portland Historic Hotels

Walk to Dock Square and Kennebunk Beach!
53 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME
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4.8/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Great house and location!

"My husband and I with our 3 teenagers stayed here. The house offered plenty of space for everyone to relax. The game room offered lots of fun for us. The house is a short walk to the beach and just a little bit longer walk to the downtown area. This made things super convenient not having to worry ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2020

Walk to Dock Square and Kennebunk Beach!
Captain Lord Mansion
4.5 out of 5
6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is CA $261 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24
4.8/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)

"rented two rooms. Didn't realize one room was in the main mansion and the second one was in the small building next to the main mansion. The first room in the main mansion was very nice with large bathroom with heated floor and fireplace. My sister rented the second room and were very disappointed. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Captain Lord Mansion
The Francis
3.5 out of 5
747 Congress Street, Portland, ME
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The price is CA $222 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
4.7/5Exceptional! (148 reviews)

"Beautiful tastefully renovated building. Comfy bed. No services because of pandemic. Had some issues checking in, because no one was at front desk or answering phones. But we eventually got in and enjoyed our brief stay. Great location-- must try Tandem right across the street for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2020

The Francis

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The Press Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
119 Exchange Street, Portland, ME
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The price is CA $222 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10
4.7/5Exceptional! (546 reviews)

"Pretty hotel, Fantastic location for both walking around the town for shopping and dining...as well as for traveling around the area to site see!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

The Press Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20 Milk Street, Portland, ME
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The price is CA $182 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24
4.6/5Wonderful! (960 reviews)

"Great service! Very clean and the room was so nice. Best part was the location!! Walked to all of the restaurants, bars & shops."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2020

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Waldo Emerson Inn
3 out of 5
108 Summer St, Kennebunk, ME
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4.5/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)

"The owners were extremely kind, attentive and informative. The breakfasts were wonderful. Our room was nice, clean and comfortable. It faced a relatively busy road and was noisy in the early am. We are very early risers so weren’t too disturbed but late risers may want to book a room in the back ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2019

Waldo Emerson Inn
Kennebunkport Inn
3 out of 5
One Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is CA $169 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (327 reviews)

"Overall nice.... with Covid amenities of hotel not able to enjoy"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Kennebunkport Inn
Inn at St John Portland In-Town
2.5 out of 5
939 Congress St, Portland, ME
The price is CA $91 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (661 reviews)

"Great location and value. The front desk staff were the friendliest and most helpful people! The breakfast and amenities were on point. Will stay again when in town."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Inn at St John Portland In-Town
Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port
3 out of 5
433 Fore St, Portland, ME
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The price is CA $182 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Great location Good free breakfast considering Covid restrictions"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port
Old Orchard Beach Inn
2.5 out of 5
6 Portland Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME
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The price is CA $156 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
4.4/5Wonderful! (543 reviews)

"It was charming and comfortable and close to the beach, but there is no elevator and the stairs are steep. It would be a problem for elderly people."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

Old Orchard Beach Inn
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
3 out of 5
145 Fore Street, Portland, ME
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The price is CA $160 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4
4.4/5Wonderful! (931 reviews)

"Amanda, and Adam were extremely helpful when considering my significant others birthday. The front desk staff went above and beyond while exceeding my expectations. Thank you! I will consider staying here again in the future."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina
3 out of 5
21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is CA $222 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24
4.4/5Wonderful! (152 reviews)

"The rooms were very nice and spacious, the service was excellent and the food was incredible. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2020

The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina
Royalsborough Inn at the Bagley House
3 out of 5
1290 Royalsborough Rd, Durham, ME
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4.4/5Excellent! (90 reviews)

"The property was clean and we all really liked how comfortable the beds were. We enjoyed visiting the lamas. The owners were friendly and we enjoyed talking to them. Breakfast was very good. The ‘ TV room’ was not really set up for sitting and watching tv. There was a strong order ( maybe mothballs ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2019

Royalsborough Inn at the Bagley House
Kings Port Inn
2.5 out of 5
18 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME
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The price is CA $122 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.4/5Excellent! (441 reviews)

"This was very convenient to all the shopping and restaurants. Lots of great views of the beautiful historic homes"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Kings Port Inn
Nonantum Resort
3.5 out of 5
95 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME
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4.3/5Excellent! (403 reviews)

"Our room had a beautiful view. The staff was excellent."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 5, 2020

Nonantum Resort
The Lodge at Turbat's Creek
2 out of 5
7 Turbat's Creek Road, Kennebunkport, ME
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4.3/5Excellent! (337 reviews)

"It was a nice easy place to stay. It was clean and updated and quiet. Easy check in and check out. We will be back."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

The Lodge at Turbat's Creek
Chebeague Island Inn
4 out of 5
61 South Road, Chebeague Island, ME
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4.3/5Excellent! (52 reviews)

"We loved our visit. It was Like going back in time. However, you do need to allow time for the Ferry ride to the island and plan around that. We left from Portland which was an 1 1/2 hours to the island. Chebeague Bay was beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. Just what we needed."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2019

Chebeague Island Inn
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Portland
3 out of 5
155 Riverside St, Portland, ME
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The price is CA $100 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30
3.9/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"My stay was exceptionally comfortable. The room was clean, and staff was very courteous. No light leaks in the black out curtains... perfect sleeping conditions. My only complaint would be that the parking was a little tight. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2020

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Portland
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Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Portland?
The historical places in Portland are likely a big part of your travel plans. And while you’re here, you can check out the entertainment choices and great live music. You can also discover the area’s fascinating museums.
What's the best accommodation in Portland to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is a top 3.5-star historic hotel bookable on Expedia and it offers a full-service spa. Wadsworth-Longfellow House is a short 8-minute walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include The Francis and Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront.
How many historical hotels will I find in Portland?
In Portland, there are 1419 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 81 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights to visit in Portland?
Portland is notable for landmarks like Portland Head Light, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and Victoria Mansion. Known for its live music and museums, cultural venues include Maine Historical Society, Port City Music Hall, and Merrill Auditorium. Other popular sights include Cross Insurance Arena and Maine Mall.
What is a historic hotel like in Portland?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can spend a night or two in a building that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be turned into a historic hotel as long as it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often preserved in the communal spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in Portland, giving a sense of history.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
You’ll often hear the term “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term “historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S. overall though the terms are similar. The building and architecture of a historic hotel is generally the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, often it’s the cultural value along with how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Portland have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you’ve come to expect, while every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the normal amenities found in most hotels will also be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Portland, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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