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Motel 6 Portland

1 Riverside St I-95 at Larrabee Road, Exit #48, Portland, ME 04103-1045
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#22 of 23 hotels in Portland

If you’re looking for a budget friendly motel in Portland, look no further than Motel 6 Portland.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Portland, Portland Motel Six is located a short distance from Evergreen Cemetery (2.8 km) and Seacoast Helicopters Portland (3.5 km).

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Portland Motel 6 offers guests free internet access.

The motel features 24 hour front desk. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you like steakhouses, Motel 6 Portland is conveniently located near Samuel's Bar & Grill.

Best of all, Motel 6 Portland Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Portland attractions like Portland Observatory, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and Fort Gorges, which are some popular historic sites.

The staff at Motel 6 Portland looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Anonymous wrote a review Feb. 2021
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I stayed at the Motel 6 in the Portland, Maine area in October 2020. I had traveled from several hours away in order to take a scheduled professional certification exam the following morning. I checked into the hotel around 10pm and settled in to review my books and study materials one last time before the exam. My boyfriend and I texted one another around midnight to say goodnight and a few minutes later (as I was sitting on the bed studying) I heard someone come to my door and insert their key card. On the second attempt, the door unlocked and the person entered my room. I was extremely alarmed given that 1) it was past midnight and no one (except myself) should have been able to access the room 2) I was traveling solo as a female and 3) we’re in the middle of a pandemic. I immediately shouted at the person to leave. I called the front desk using the hotel room phone to report the incident but no one answered. I went downstairs to the lobby to speak with the desk attendant. I explained that someone used their hotel key card to unlock my door and enter my room. I requested an explanation because I was shocked that someone could unlock, open and enter my hotel room door with their key card after midnight, in the middle of a pandemic. I was traveling alone and had an important certification exam the following morning. No one, except me, should have been able to unlock my hotel door and enter my hotel room. Period. It was the hotel’s responsibility to provide safe and secure accommodations, which they were unable to do. They offered no explanation for the incident and provided no alternatives (i.e. relocating me to a different hotel room in case there was a problem with the lock on the door). I communicated to the desk attendant that I did not feel safe staying in their hotel room, said that I would be leaving the premises and requested a refund. The attendant explained that only a manager could issue a refund, and because no manager was on duty at that hour, I would have to return the following day to request a refund. I acknowledged that I would return the following day to speak with the manager, and verbally communicated to the desk attendant that I would gather my belongings from the hotel room and leave the premises within 5-10 minutes because I did not feel safe staying at their hotel and deemed their services unsatisfactory. When I left the premises the desk attendant acknowledged my premature departure as I left through the main entry/exit door approximately 30 minutes after the incident occurred (which would have been recorded on the hotel security cameras). At no time did the attendant indicate I would need to provide written confirmation of my departure in order to receive a full refund. After I completed my certification exam the following day, I spoke with the manager over the phone about the incident and asked for a full refund. The manager claimed they would look into it. I reported the incident to the local police department. I also reported the incident to the Better Business Bureau. I refused the charge on my credit card, providing documentation that I was traveling for business purposes and providing an invoice from the replacement hotel where I stayed that evening. Additionally, I was faced with undue stress in the middle of the night, before an important professional exam, visiting three additional hotels before finding a replacement hotel (due to new policies with hotels because of Covid). The merchant issued the following statement to my credit card company when I refused the charge: “There was no complaint from the guest during their entire stay… This is a fraudulent complaint - the guest is lying to get their money back.” When my credit card company requested additional information about the situation, the hotel staff checked their security cameras and confirmed that a man went to my door and entered my hotel room at 12:15am. The bottom line: I would not have left Motel 6 at 12:30am before an important professional certification exam if it weren’t for the security breech incident that occurred. It was the hotel’s responsibility to provide safe and secure accommodations, which they were unable to do. Regardless of this information, they refused to issue me a 100% refund. I am deeply disappointed by the hotel personnel’s remarks claiming that I stayed the entire night without complaining and lied in order to get my money back. This type of response is not what I would come to expect from a professional establishment. Do yourself a favor and avoid this establishment at all costs.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Tina M, Other at Motel 6 Portland
Responded Feb. 15, 2021
168990, Thank you for sharing your experience, and I am very sorry for the inconveniences that you encountered during your stay. I assure you that each issue mentioned is being investigated and addressed. It's our primary goal to ensure that you receive the best lodging experience and we wish to let you know that your voice is extremely important to us. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for choosing our hotel and hope you give us a chance to serve you again and will experience the improvements we have made with our service.
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Eliz S. wrote a review Nov. 2020
United States1 contribution
Very well maintained property with a friendly staff and clean accommodations. Only downside was the price, which I felt was a little high for Motel 6. Other hotels in the area were either sold out or not selling rooms due to COVID. Other than that had a great stay and would recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Tina M, Other at Motel 6 Portland
Responded Dec. 1, 2020
Hi elizs932, Good day! I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed reading this review and thank you for leaving your five star rating of our hotel. It is very rewarding to hear your perspective of our hotel and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. We are all looking forward to your next visit and hope it will be just as enjoyable. Take care and stay safe as you travel back home.
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kellyramos0918 wrote a review Oct. 2020
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The Motel 6 in Portland was perfect for my needs. Budget friendly, nice employees, and located perfectly off of the major highway. Very close to Maine Mall, downtown, and several restaurants - Ruby Tuesdays, Applebees, and many others. The check in was fast, and room was simple and clean.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Elevator was working when I arrived but stopped working the day I was leaving
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Response from Tina M, Other at Motel 6 Portland
Responded Oct. 19, 2020
Hi kellyramos0918, Your kind compliments mean so much to us, and we thank you for taking the time to share this review. We are so glad to hear from you and to learn that we were able to give you a pleasant, comfortable and convenient experience. We can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate your five star review, and we can't wait to serve you again!
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BeWhoYouBe wrote a review Oct. 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania80 contributions2 helpful votes
DO NOT BOOK HERE !!!! Short version : They overbook and will not have enough beds for you, BEDBUGS, C*M STAINS, REEKS of SMOKE, questionable clients. Do NOT believe all the positive reviews. Look who wrote it and how they always praise Motel6 of various places (must be an IMPOSTER from Motel6 corporate and not a true customer) Please check my pics and videos to see the truth of this awful place. We arrived after a long day of driving and expected 2 queen beds (booked and confirmed way prior). They only gave us 1 bed and said their manager is known to overbook to save costs. The room we booked was non-smoking but smelled so bad of smoke and sadly attempted to cover it up with air freshener. So then they moved us to a nonsmoking room that truly didn’t smell of smoke. Next day they moved us to a room with 2 queen beds. But then as I’m relaxing in bed I felt something crawling. Flipped open the sheets and saw BEDBUGS, huge big brown ones as well as translucent babies crawling around. So angry!!! I went to Frontdesk to complain and they moved us for the 4th time. Soon as I start to unpack and then flip the sheets open to climb in bed, there is a HUGE C*M stain in the sheets. I’ve had it and stormed out of that hell hole. Take your business anywhere else. Try a bit south of Portland. For same price or even lower you will get a nice clean hotel like I did in the middle of the night. I do not want to give out the alternative hotel, since you might think that I’m a biased worker or owner of that hotel. Search for yourself. Anywhere 3-4 miles from this Motel6 location is a better choice. Still not too far from central Portland.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tina M, Other at Motel 6 Portland
Responded Oct. 13, 2020
BeWhoYouBe, Thank you for bringing to our attention your experience and comments regarding your stay in our hotel. The room was thoroughly inspected the next morning and no bugs were found and also the room was rented out, with no further bug complaints. I want to assure you that we are thoroughly investigating this claim and that although we have not found any evidence of a bug infestation, we are taking the necessary precautions to ensure that nothing is missed. I want to assure you that we respond promptly to pest alerts with expert extermination services and also treat to deter pests on a regular scheduled basis. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.
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Sri S wrote a review Aug. 2020
Central Oregon, Oregon3 contributions
This hotel is a great value in a great location and the staff makes you truly feel like a valued guest. I am very picky when staying in hotels but I must say you will be happy you picked this place. It is not only clean/regularly sanitized to fight off covid germs but very close to everything as well. Only downside is no pool but not sure I'd feel comfortable anyway getting in a pool in today's world.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: There is no pool which may or may not be important to you
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Response from Tina M, Other at Motel 6 Portland
Responded Aug. 29, 2020
Hi Pray4Ganesh, Your kind compliments mean so much to us, and we thank you for taking the time to share this review. I am so glad that you found our hotel to be clean and convenient and that you enjoyed the five- star accommodations and hospitality that we strive to show to each guest, during every stay. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the value as well; and we are looking forward to your next visit to the area!
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US$65 - US$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel 6 Portland
Which popular attractions are close to Motel 6 Portland?
Nearby attractions include Fore River Sanctuary (1.0 km), Joker's Family Fun & Games (0.6 km), and Westbrook Plaza (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel 6 Portland?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Motel 6 Portland?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel 6 Portland?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sinful Kitchen, Phoever Maine Vietnamese Bar & Grill, and Kon Asian Bistro.
Are pets allowed at Motel 6 Portland?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Motel 6 Portland?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wadsworth-Longfellow House (5.9 km), Stroudwater Burying Ground (2.4 km), and Neal Dow House (5.4 km).
Is Motel 6 Portland accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.