The great offers of Holiday Inn by the bay

Holiday Inn in by the bay offers a stay and park special which allows you to leave your car up to 14 days at your own risk of course. This would apply to people traveling by bus, the Amtrak or plane, Holiday Inn also offers a free shuttle service to the bus, plane, or Amtrak. All you need to do is register your car at the front desk which will allow you to stay and park your car when you are traveling.

Holiday Inn also has many more amenities to offer, one is their restaurant Port of Call which has great food. The Port of Call Lounge is ideal for enjoying cocktails and light fare after spending your day in the historic Downtown. This casual, relaxed atmosphere is a wonderful place to gather and socialize after a long day. After a day of relaxing and eating you can spend the rest of your night at the pool/sauna.

And along with room service from 6am-11pm which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Port of call offers their signature dishes consisting of Lobster Bisque, Maine Nachos, Baked Haddock and of course their trademark, the Lobster Roll.

Now Serving…🍳☕️🌯🍴

A photo posted by Rachel Kellough (@207hotels) on Nov 29, 2016 at 6:36am PST


Holiday Inn also offers.. the biggest convention/conference rooms in the are of Portland Maine.
Our convention rooms are the biggest convention areas in the whole town of Portland Maine. Located in the Victorian seaport city of Portland, Sweeping views of Portland Harbor and the White Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for your next meeting.img_0027

Winner of many Awards, Holiday Inn by the bay ranks in the top 10% of Holiday Inns around the globe.
Holiday Inn By the Bay features the largest convention facility in Maine with 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including a 12,500 square foot exhibit hall with views of Casco Bay. The largest banquet room accommodates over 1,400 people. The 13 meeting rooms include the elegant State of Maine Grand Ballroom. We can host groups from 10 to 1,200 making us a perfect setting for meetings, banquets and exhibits. Complete with state-of the art audio and visual systems, we can accommodate any presentation requirements.

Christmas time at Holiday Inn brings joy to everyone that steps foot and people just walking past. It is just a few blocks from monument square where the annual tree lighting is held the day after thanksgiving. The next town over also hosts their annual holiday sparkle weekend in Freeport Maine, free horse-drawn wagon rides, a Parade of Lights, free hot cocoa, visits with Santa, a Talking Christmas Tree are just the beginning activities of the Freeport weekend. And just a short walk  you’ll see yourself at the Victorian Mansion that hosts their annual Currier and Ives Christmas’ holiday party. IMG_0078.JPG


A closer look at Holiday Inn by the Bay

People often wonder what a hotel looks like before they want to purchase a nights stay at it… So this is why I chose to record my way through the Holiday Inn by the Bay.

A closer look at Holiday Inn By the Bay

A video posted by Rachel Kellough (@207hotels) on Nov 29, 2016 at 6:11am PST

What a great location for a hotel!

Holiday Inn is a first choice!

With many choices to choose from Holiday Inn is in a great location compared to the Hilton because of the more traffic the Hilton gets.

Yes the Hilton is more high-end but that also means that it is more busy, the amount of traffic would make it difficult to get a fast and easy nights stay.

The Holiday Inn has 11 floors compared to 7 that the Hilton has which makes it easier to get a room for fast and cheap.img_0028

Holiday Inn is in a great location which is right next to the cross insurance arena that hosts concerts, games and graduations.

A short walk to all the great restaurants is all it takes from Holiday Inn as well as a short drive.

With me living an hour away and working at Holiday Inn makes it an easy decision for me to pick which hotel I want to stay at. With me working at the Holiday Inn I get an inside scoop of the rooms which consist of regular size beds, queen size and king size beds/rooms, the rooms on the end are most likely the king size rooms which have extra room for the traveler.

Room service breakfast makes for a beautiful morning with a great view of the bay, which has the best view of the bay compared to any other hotel in the old port.

The view of the bay is what sells people towards the Holiday Inn more, most of the floors from 6 and up have the great view of the bay and on the other side is a view of the hundreds of buildings that make the Old Port what it is today.img_0030

What are the accommodations you insist as a traveler?
I require a cheap and priceless experience, unlike that I have ever stayed. Holiday Inns are all around the united states, I traveled to Utah last summer and stayed at a holiday inn that had great views of the mountains and was also pet friendly for my dog.

These different Holiday inns have many amenities that other have wouldn’t have but that makes it so there is something for everyone anywhere.

The location is key👍🏻

A photo posted by Rachel Kellough (@207hotels) on Oct 18, 2016 at 7:04am PDT

Don’t know which hotel to stay at in Portland ME?

Which one is best Bed and Breakfast or Hotels?

Traveling to Portland and don’t know where to stay?
Is there too many choices to choose from?
When I think of Hotels I think of a bigger franchise than a bed breakfast which is most likely locally own and ran.
Bed and breakfasts can offer different amenities according to your preferences.
They offer free homemade breakfast, where at a Hotel it would be added to your bill and definitely not homemade

  • Check ins are usually flexible where at a hotel they have a set check in and check out time
  • Free wifi where it would be added to your ending bill at a hotel
  • Free parking instead of valet at a hotel
  • Friendlier staff/owners because they are locals and understand personably

Now there are plenty of places to stay in Portland ME, but the places I have stayed at are the Holiday Inn and the Hilton, they both had great staff and cozy rooms.

Holiday Inn was cheaper verses The Hilton because of the location. The Hilton gets a lot of traffic because it is right on commercial street but the Holiday Inn is across from the cross insurance arena, making it an easy out after a concert, game or event there.img_0040

Holiday Inn would be great for the person coming just in for en event since it is right across the street and have many different floors/rooms to choose from. Their rooms different from two regular beds which are usually in between the bigger rooms.

They also have king size rooms that have one king size bed with another full dining area along with the other amenities as well. They also have the presidential suite on the 11th floor, which is bigger then the king size room making it the top rated room in the building.
I haven’t stayed at any bed and breakfasts but they are well known as a cheap/efficient way to have a fun night out in Portland