Portland Regency Hotel and Spa Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Portland, Maine, United States

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Pros

  • Hard-to-beat location in the heart of historic Old Port
  • Classic, spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • Spa and fitness center with dozens of machines
  • Popular Armory Lounge bar and elegant restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi, free morning coffee brought to the room, free shuttle
  • All rooms have soaking tubs and a sitting area
  • Some rooms have fireplaces

Cons

  • Tiny windows in all rooms
  • Fee for valet parking
  • Some rooms are outdated and showing wear and tear

Bottom Line

The Portland Regency Hotel and Spa is housed in a historic building in the heart of Old Port. There are a few stand-out features, including the central location, spa and fitness center, and the popular Armory Lounge. This waterfront hotel has 95 spacious rooms with chain-like decor and nice bathrooms. There are a few great freebies -- such as Wi-Fi, morning coffee brought to the room, and a shuttle for guests -- but some outdated rooms are starting to show wear and tear.

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 Location

In the heart of Old Port, a couple of blocks from the waterfront

The location of the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa is hard to beat: it is within walking distance to restaurants, bars, stores, and the main tourist attractions in historic Old Port, plus only a couple of blocks from the waterfront. Milk Street is a short cobblestone street lined by historic buildings that ends on Exchange Street, home to a variety of stores and cafes.

Old Port is the heart of downtown Portland, the largest city in the state of Maine, known for its 19th century architecture, fishing piers, nightlife, and charming waterfront. It is full of boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. The neighborhood comes alive in the weekend, when locals and tourists pour onto Exchange Street, the main commercial thoroughfare in town, during the day and to the bars at night.

  • 15-minute drive to Portland International Airport
  • 2-minute walk to Exchange Street
  • 5-minute walk to Portland City Hall
  • 3-minute walk to the waterfront
  • 10-minute walk to the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine
  • 10-minute walk to Portland Museum of Art
  • 15-minute walk to Victoria Mansion, a gorgeous brownstone famous for its style and murals
  • 15-minute walk to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum
  • 15-minute walk to Deering Oaks Park
  • 5-minute drive to Back Cove, a popular trail bordering the estuary basin
  • 5-minute drive to the University of Southern Maine at Portland
  • 10-minute drive to Fore River Sanctuary, a protected area home to Portland’s only natural waterfall
  • 10-minute drive to Portland Country Club

 Bottom Line

The Portland Regency Hotel and Spa is housed in a historic building in the heart of Old Port. There are a few stand-out features, including the central location, spa and fitness center, and the popular Armory Lounge. This waterfront hotel has 95 spacious rooms with chain-like decor and nice bathrooms. There are a few great freebies -- such as Wi-Fi, morning coffee brought to the room, and a shuttle for guests -- but some outdated rooms are starting to show wear and tear.

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Address

  • 20 Milk Street

Room Types

  • Executive Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Senior Suite
  • Standard Room
  • The Regency Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 95
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Portland, Maine
Address: 20 Milk Street
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