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The Francis

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I booked a night at The Francis. My wife and I sneak away to Portland once or twice a year and usually stay closer to the Port area. This hotel is beautiful inside, with a nice bar...More

Thank Chrisjen1011
Response from Anthony D, Owner at The FrancisResponded 1 week ago

Chrisjen, Thank you for taking the time give us your thoughts and giving us a chance given the age of the building. We are very happy our hotel was warm, cozy and quiet for you. The parking has been an issue for us since the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely gem of a hotel located in a funky, eclectic neighborhood in Portland within walking distance of all the city's main attractions. Much care has gone into preserving some of the historic architectural details of the property with smart, modern updates. Our room, with...More

Thank Amanda A
Response from Anthony D, Owner at The FrancisResponded 1 week ago

Amanda, Thank you so much for staying with us and it was a pleasure to speak with you during your stay. We are very happy you were able to one meal in at Bolster, Snow & Co., and we very much look forward to having...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read about The Francis online and reserved it in hopes of a much needed treat in the middle of Maine winter. We could not have made a better choice. The hotel, the staff, the room, the restaurant, really everything welcomed and pampered us back...More

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Thank Dwitman
Response from Anthony D, Owner at The FrancisResponded 1 week ago

Dwitman, Thank you so much for your review and we will be share with all of our staff your kind words. We are thrilled we met your expectations and gave you much needed rest and relaxation. Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the Francis hotel in January 2018. We liked the neighborhood and found it easy to access the Art museum and downtown by foot. The overall atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The staff was very helpful, available and informative. The offsite...More

Thank Moira M
Response from Anthony D, Owner at The FrancisResponded 4 weeks ago

Moira, Thank you for the great review and I will be make sure to let our staff know of your kind words. Our fridges are certainly packed and maybe we can pull some of the repeat items out to make room for guest needs. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family stayed at The Francis for one night in January and we stayed in a king suite. My overall feeling is that the hotel isn’t quite ready for prime time but with time could be a great place to stay. After booking, I called...More

Thank David E
Response from Anthony D, Owner at The FrancisResponded 4 weeks ago

David, Thank you so much for your detailed review as it is very helpful for our operation in the early months. We are addressing the noise/sound issue with the suite you stayed in, and apologize that it was not better suited for your family. We...More

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"very quiet on lower level"
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"Room 004 on the ground floor is accessible (ADA) and well-appointed. Great minibar!"
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"Rooms opposite the road are quieter"
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"The rooms with king beds are spacious, and the mattresses are perfect."
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