5 of The Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Portland, Maine

When the name of Portland is mentioned, many think of the city in Oregon and not Maine’s largest city. Set on a peninsula, Portland has always been a city of the sea. With a mixture of artistic and outdoor adventures, the latest tech, fashion, and culinary scene, you can experience the present with a very special past.

Here are my hotel reviews for the 5 best kid-friendly hotels in Portland, which is one of the hippest, most vibrant small cities in the US.

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

Kid-friendly Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

Why I love it

  • Location to nearby attractions
  • Excellent food & great service
  • Spacious Rooms
  • Golf Course 3kms away

Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downton is well-located in the city. Guests have easy access to all the main attractions!

Old Port Mariner Fleet, Casco Bay Lines, Portland Observatory, and Victorian Mansion are within walking distance of the hotel.

In each room, guests will find refrigerators, microwaves, and a flat-screen cable TV. Some rooms include nonsmoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, desk, telephone, provided you recharge after a long day.

Begin your day with a breakfast buffet in the on-site Great American Grill and end it with dinner at the Lobby Bar. The hotel provides top-class recreational facilities such as a fitness center and an indoor pool.

There is also a 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking. If you are driving into Portland, there is private parking is available at the hotel. There is no need to call up and reserve however it does USD 25 per day (steep!).

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port

Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port

Why I love it

  • Super helpful staff
  • Location is awesome
  • Continental breakfast
  • Great view of the harbor and old city

Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port, is a popular choice among families. It is located in East Bayside-India Street and in the heart of the city center.

With 130 rooms to choose from, this is truly a kid-friendly hotel. All rooms exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony that guaranteed a great vacation

There is free WiFi in all the rooms along with a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as fitness center, indoor pool to make your stay truly comfortable.

The property features a 24-hour market with sandwiches, salads, pastries and much more. So if you ever have midnight cravings, you are sorted!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

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Residence Inn Portland Downtown – Waterfront

Residence Inn Portland Downtown – Waterfront

Why I love it

  • Eastern Beach is walking distance
  • Pets are allowed
  • Casco Bay is 200 meters away
  • Helpful & friendly front-desk

Situated in Portland, Maine’s historic Old Port district, this hotel is one of the best kid-friendly hotels in Portland. The booking is inclusive of breakfast and it is very good!

Due to the pandemic, there are hand sanitizers in all the rooms and common areas. As directed by the local authorities, all safety protocols are followed by the staff including guest accommodations being disinfected between stays.

The hotel offers spacious accommodation with a fully equipped kitchenette and iPod dock. The rooms have modern furniture, including a sofa bed and dining area.

You can spend the day at Eastern Beach which is 800 meters from the hotel. If sun and sand is not your cup of tea, you can laze at the indoor pool.

Around the hotel, there are many attractions for the family to visit. Portland Observatory, Portland Downtown Historic District, and Portland Museum of Art are all less than a kilometer away. The Casco Bay Ferry Cruise Terminal is just a 5-minute walk away.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

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It’s time for your next family adventure―and kids will remember every second of fun-filled adventure. You went WHERE? is packed with journaling prompts and activities so that no memory goes unwritten. Young adventurers can write down everything they see, taste, hear, and more with prompts to guide observations.

Keep this travel journal at the ready to let kids create their very own souvenir for multiple family adventures

When you’re back home and bags are unpacked, your little adventurer can always open You Went Where? and relive every minute of every adventure.

The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

Why I love it

  • Cool theme
  • Great staff
  • Value for Money
  • Location

Another great kid-friendly hotel in Portland is The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection.

The hotel is inspired by the history of the Press. Around every corner in every closet corridor and even on the back of chairs is a homage to writing and the Press

Each room is provided with air-conditioning and free Wifi and provides a great view of the city.

The staff are super nice and ready to help and recommend whatever you need. There is a bar and restaurant located on the hotel premises. The restaurant is very nice, has a great atmosphere and good service.

The hotel is 100 meters from Portland Downtown Historic District, 400 meters from Wadsworth Longfellow House and 900 meters from Victoria Mansion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

Why I love it

  • Location – everything is within walking distance
  • Excellent customer service
  • Good Breakfast
  • Value for money

Just a 5-minute walk from the Casco Bay Lines Ferry, this waterfront hotel is located on the same street as Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port.

A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city’s numerous attractions such as Casco Bay Lines, Casco Bay Artisans, Angela Adams.

In the rooms, there is a microwave, fridge, and free WiFI. Some of the rooms have an excellent view of the ocean. The rooms are very clean, the beds comfortable and the bedding are nice, soft and warm.

Every morning begin the day with the breakfast buffet featuring Belgian waffles, eggs, and sausage. Coffee is available 24 hours a day if you need it.

Portland Observatory, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, and Longfellow House are within a 13-minute walk of this hotel. Portland International Jetport is 8 km away

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

So there you have it – the 5 best kid-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine!

Now you where to stay in Portland, here are some staycation ideas for you, as well as what you can do while you are in Portland. And, if you like beaches, check out the other great beaches on the east coast.

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13 thoughts on “5 of The Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Portland, Maine”

  1. I have to confess when I saw the name Portland, as you said, I thought of Portland, Oregon which is sadly in the news a lot right now because of the demonstrations there! Portland Maine sounds like a better place to be! I like the sound of the Press Hotel. Cool concept!

  2. I automatically defaulted to Portland Oregon because I’ve had so many people tell me I should go there. But Portland Maine looks nice too. If only I’d known about it when I passed through that state a few years ago!

  3. It’s so interesting to see what variety there is in the hotels of Portland – I think I’d choose the Hampton Inn because it sounds so walkable.

  4. I like that the Hampton Inn has a microwave in addition to the fridge. The microwave is an added bonus I always like to have whenever I’m travelling. It makes eating in very convenient.

  5. Thanks for sharing this, as a mother of two, I always look for kid friendly accommodation. Portland is on my list of places to visit!


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