Looking at possible retirement creeping up on me in the future. Thinking of relocating to the Northeast or Pacific Northwest. Either way I need to be a within driving distance to the oceans. I simply have to be close to the water. If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate them. Don't have a problem with the cold in winter, as long as I don't have to drive to work everyday. A beautiful small town would be wonderful. Thanks. Tern. I want to thank someone who encouraged me to see the beauty in these wonderful birds. @ Charles Arcudi I know you have moved on to a new adventure. I don't expect to receive a reply. However, I hope you know you have opened my my eyes, that maybe I could take a picture and see the beauty. Thank You, Forever Grateful. A simple picture of a Tern. I have grown to greatly admire this creature. Its flying abilities took me by surprise. More on that in future posts. Casco Bay. Having a wonderful time on our little journey. Portland has many things to see and do. But this old guy takes it easy, while my wife runs around. Terns I took several pictures of these birds while in Portland. Watching them interact with each other is a learning experience for me. Everyday is a joy when I can take the time and just notice the beautiful wildlife. Terns. I was so enchanted with this area of the country I live in. My goal is to return next June. I plan to visit a island to get close up to the Puffins I visited this year. I found that I am quite fond of the birds around the oceans. This is a Tern. A beautiful creature. A Simple Time. As a small boy I was amazed by the fireflies, lighting the evening skies, the wonderful bees and butterflies on a bright summers day. And the wonderful chirping of crickets in the night. I am happy at a older age I can remember these moments and still see the beauty this world has to offer. Terns. Close your eyes, raise your head to a sunny sky. Just enjoy a beautiful day. I believe this is a female Eider Duck. Life is beautiful! Want to post a few pictures I have been reluctant to post today. I hope nobody minds. I will return to Maine next year. So much to see. Will try to take pictures of other things but this is my first passion. Terns Portland Head Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Constructed and lit in 1791 but was automated in 1989. It is free to walk around the grounds but for a couple dollars, there is a small museum you can visit, as well as a gift shop. Poutine: Fries fried in duckfat with cheese curds, gravy and an over easy egg. The local brews, sandwiches and duckfat carmel milkshake were all great as well, but this was the star of the night. Portland, Maine, Commercial Street Downtown Portland waterfront Old train More historic building porn ❤️ Portland view Taking a stroll through the stunning West End neighborhood. This is where a lot of the inns and B & Bs are, but even if you don't stay around here, go explore. Especially nice on a beautiful autumn day. The tiniest lighthouse #autumn #fall #roadtrip #travel #adventure #colorful #vermont sunny morning in Portland The best sunsets are seen in winter on the western prom in Portland, Maine. founder of Portland, Maine Navigation A great sunset of the city! #localgem Schooner cruise in Portland, ME. Amazing day on a gorgeous boat. Maine Lighthouse Tour: Bug Light. We didn't go visit this one, we were a little lighthoused out by this point but we got a nice view of it from Spring Point Ledge Light anyway. It sits on Bug Park, which is very popular with the kiting clubs and is always filled with huge, crazy, and colorful kites. #Lighthouse Just one of many beautiful old buildings seen while strolling through the city. Oldest church building in Portland Maine. National Historic Site c1825 Great name Lobster diavolo. Maine lobster, mussels, clams and calamari on a bed of linguini with spicy red sauce. We shared this #delicious dish and loved ever second. Maine Lobster roll & New England Clam Chowder United States Coast Guard Cutter Spencer Billiards Schooner Cruise in Portland, ME. Looking at the docks. Cool lighthouse in a park with walking and biking trails on the bay overlooking Portland. I only wish there wasn't a smell of petroleum from the nearby large storage tanks. #Colorful #WeekendGetaway #InStone #EndlessSummer Loved the little city of Portland, Maine and if you're a fish lover you'll like it even more! This is the lobster stew from Eventide Oyster Co. Wasn't exactly my favorite but I'm not a huge fan of seafood. However, the potato salad was the best I've ever had and I would go back solely for that reason! Spring in a picture Portland Signs Quintessential Maine sight Great view of the sunset in Portland Sunset over Portland, ME.
The Western promenade is the only decent one I found to catch the sunset Tea house where you can order off the menu or have the proprietess create a custom tea blend for what ails you. A funky, friendly shop. Be prepared to wait a while for your order - this ain't no Starbucks! Loved the food. Also loved the chili pepper lights that line the ceiling. Downtown Portland has tons of character and history on every street!
#StunningStructures Leave the cannoli, eat the gelato! All natural and great taste. #Foodie Finds #Delicious #SweetSpot Live music on the streets of Portland. Another reason to love this city. :) The food in this city. At least come for the food! You will never get bored of all the choices you have. Good variety of art including Maine artists, Homer and Wyeth, and impressionist works such as this Monet. #Colorful #WeekendGetaway lobster boat in portland harbor This is the inside of an old train (still in very good shape) that had a route from Sandy River to Rangeley Lakes. Fall colors are on their way around New England area. Here's a top tip if you are planning to travel to Maine for leaf-peeping: stop by at Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland to taste some incredible beers. All crafted locally! Portland, Maine - 'Post Mad Bills' #NewEngland2017 One afternoon while on vacation my son & I went for a walk to explore Portland, Maine and ran into East End Cupcakes from CUPCAKE WARS. Loving sweets we looked over at each other, smiled, nodded our heads, and walked right in. My son got a vanilla cupcake and I got the push-up with 3 different flavor bite size. They were flavorful and moist. Would love to go back ...
http://www.eastendcupcake.com/ MECA - Portland - building previously Porteous, Mitchell and Braun department store Weather Vane atop city hall in Portland Sailboat Oyster po'boy with bacon dusted fries. Yes, bacon dusted. Schooner Cruise in Portland, ME. Gorgeous sunset over the city. Portland, Maine 4-Oct-2017 My favorite part of any brewery tour: seeing the bottling line in action! Shipyard Brewery, based in Portland, produces the best Pumpkin Beer in the world, and also lots of other delicious beers. The brewery tour involves a video about their history, a visit to the bottling line, and then free samples at the bar!
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star hotel near University of Southern Maine

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
Business center

Location

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Thompson's Point, Hadlock Field, and Portland Exposition Building. Victoria Mansion is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 149 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find pillowtop beds, room service, and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Clarion Hotel Portland provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 3-star property offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 5540 square feet (515 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers a terrace, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times and an area shuttle are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Clarion Hotel Portland is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 515 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5540 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 149 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 10:30 AM.

Pete and Larry's - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • 1 per room (up to 50 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 9.95 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Clarion Hotel Portland
  • Clarion Portland
  • Portland Clarion Hotel
  • Clarion Hotel Portland, Maine
  • Portland Clarion

We should mention

Pool access available from 6 AM to 10 PM.Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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