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 Lobster Fishermen use this ward to unload their catch. 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 hotel3-star hotel, walk to Portland Observatory

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

Location

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum and Portland Observatory. Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Children's Museum of Maine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, a free airport shuttle, and a free manager's reception. Additionally, a spa tub, a 24-hour business center, and a conference center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 179 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. Free WiFi and free wired Internet are standard, as are Smart TVs with digital channels.

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront provides a spa tub and a 24-hour fitness center. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast as well as a complimentary manager's reception (may not be available daily). A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 3-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 3000 square feet (279 square meters) include a conference center. This business-friendly hotel also offers a terrace, barbecue grills, and coffee/tea in a common area. An area shuttle within 3 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times are complimentary for guests. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront is a smoke-free property.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free grocery shopping service 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 279 
  • Terrace 
  • Free reception 
  • Luggage storage 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3000 
  • Conference center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 179 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Kitchen 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Smart TV 
  • Netflix 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Stovetop 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast. The hotel offers a complimentary manager's reception on select days.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

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

  • Rafting nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 

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

Special check-in instructions:

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

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • 2 per room
  • 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 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 onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 18 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 100 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

  • Residence Inn Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront
  • Residence Inn Marriott Waterfront Hotel Portland Downtown

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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. 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.


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