Conde Nast Traveler
14 Best Hotels in Portland Maine- Joe Riccio August 2019
In the last decade, Portland, Maine's hotel scene has blown up. Once a small New England city with some chain options in the touristy Old Port, a few more out by the airport, and a handful of quaint B&Bs, this is now a destination where you can find exactly the sort of stay you're looking for, no matter what that is. Boutiques have sprouted in the historic West End, conversions of industrial and commercial buildings provide hip new alternatives downtown, and island resorts in Casco Bay let you escape the city altogether. Check out our favorite Portland hotels and figure out where you want to set your base of operations during your next trip Down East.
Inn by the Sea
A stately property situated right on the waterfront in Cape Elizabeth, the Inn by the Sea is an all-immersive escape. Its pristine lawn, dotted with Adirondack chairs, offers views of the coast, and its poolside patio is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon, glass of wine in-hand. Newly built Cove Suites feature two bedrooms, a luxe bathroom with an over sized tub, an ample dining area, and a full kitchen. The Inn also has one of the best spas in the state.