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 hotelHistoric charm, fine dining in heart of Old Port

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Laundry facilities

Two blocks from bay

The city's vibrant Old Port, with dozens of shops, restaurants, and cafés along cobblestone streets, is the setting for this hotel, housed in a historic 1895 armory just two blocks from the waterfront.

Spa, fitness studio

Portland Regency Hotel guests enjoy complimentary use of the spa tub, Vichy shower, saunas, and fitness studio at the on-site spa. The hotel also features a top-rated steak and seafood restaurant.

Chocolates at bedtime

Each room at the Portland Regency Hotel is individually decorated, but all include antique reproductions, cozy bathrobes, and turndown service with gourmet chocolates and a weather forecast.

Languages Spoken

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Portland Regency Hotel is in the historic Old Port District, where stylish shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and charming cafés line the cobblestone streets. Here, guests can explore the working waterfront and take a scenic ferry ride to the nearby Casco Bay islands.

The hotel's Twenty Milk Street restaurant serves classic and contemporary cuisine, including USDA Prime steaks and fresh seafood, in a warmly inviting room with sparkling chandeliers and a brick fireplace.

The on-site spa is the perfect place to unwind after shopping, sightseeing, or visiting nearby beaches.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel, including all guestrooms. This Portland hotel is 100-percent nonsmoking. If you are planning a meeting, this hotel has 6 conference/meeting rooms. The property can arrange complimentary transportation including an area shuttle and a roundtrip 24-hour airport shuttle.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 6,000 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 95 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Individually decorated 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free bottled water 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Twenty Milk Street - Classic and contemporary cuisine. Open for breakfast, Sunday brunch, weekday lunch, dinner, and alfresco dining in summer months (weather permitting). The menu is based on modern American fare, using fresh and local ingredients, and presents a range of meat dishes, seafood and desserts. The dining room features warm decor, softly lit chandeliers, crisp white linens, and a brick fireplace.

Armory Lounge - One of Portland's favorite gathering spots. Custom woodwork, mahogany bar, armchairs, cozy alcove tables. Cocktail menu, including creative martinis. Wine list. Local, domestic, and imported beers. Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees. Open daily.

Nearby Things to Do

The fitness studio, located in the spa, features cardio machines with individual flat-screen monitors, along with free weights, benches, and Cybex Selectorized weight-training equipment. Guests also enjoy complimentary use of steam rooms, saunas, Vichy showers, and locker rooms equipped with multi-head showers.

The waterfront Back Cove Trail, a scenic 3.5-mile loop, is 2.5 blocks from the hotel.

Fort Williams Park, five miles away, offers a beach, walking and biking paths, tennis courts, picnic areas, historic buildings, and most notably, the much-photographed Portland Head Light lighthouse. Crescent Beach, Higgins Beach, and Scarborough Beach are all within 12 miles of the hotel.

Fishing charters, scenic cruises, and whale-watching excursions depart from Portland Harbor.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 

Spa Services

The spa at The Portland Regency Hotel offers 7 treatment rooms for singles and couples, body scrubs, a sauna, and a variety of massages, such as Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, and sports massages.

  • Number of treatment rooms 7 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16 
  • Sports massage 
  • Massages 

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

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting 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 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Portland Regency
  • Portland Regency Hotel
  • Regency Hotel Portland
  • Regency Portland
  • Portland Regency Hotel & Spa Maine
  • Regency Hotel

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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