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 Nice hike with great views into Casco Bay. It's hard to believe you can be out in nature so close to Maine's largest city. 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 Lighthouse Tour: Spring Point Ledge Light. This one you can actually tour, although you got a long, hard walk over huge breaker rocks ahead of you to do so! #lighthouse 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 A cool walk out the jetty. 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! Ferry landing at Peaks Island, an eclectic island governed by the city of Portland. Old money, new money, less money - all mixes in here, along with beaches, woods, and even art installations. 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 hotelWaterfront Portland hotel in Downtown Portland, near Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center

Location

Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and Portland Observatory. Children's Museum of Maine and Victoria Mansion are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, valet parking, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 125 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and ceiling fans.

Languages Spoken

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront features an indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This hotel offers access to a business center. This Portland hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area. An area shuttle within 2 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) are complimentary for guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 2011 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 125 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Microwave 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7 AM to 10 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 25.00 per day
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hampton Inn Portland Downtown
  • Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
  • Hampton Inn Waterfront
  • Hampton Inn Waterfront Hotel
  • Hampton Inn Waterfront Hotel Portland Downtown
  • Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront Hotel Portland
  • Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront Maine

We should mention

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.


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