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La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland
Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Portland
Parsonsfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Nice, clean and cozy...”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Stayed here for two nights during the latest snow storm as I work in Portland. I have tried most of the cheap hotels in the area and this is one of the better ones for the price. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and very clean with all necessary ammenties including a small fridge, ironing board and iron, flat panel TV, nice leather recliner, etc. Service was great - Breakfast was OK with your normall continental items. Water pressure was great but they need to put more toiletries in the room. A good reliable stay in Portland !!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We stayed at La Quinta in Portland ME and we LOVED it. Clean, quiet, and really comfortable beds. Friendly staff and the vending machine has Bugles! It's walking to downtown.
I had a great sleep and a great stay in Portland! Thanks La Quinta!

Room Tip: Every room is great! I would recommend turning the heat off over night- it was a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Augusta, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2012

My wife and I stayed overnight here last weekend for my birthday. We got a very good price through a "secret hotels" offer. Like other Portland lodging, it's a lot cheaper in winter than in the summer. Our stay there was pretty much what we were expecting. The room was very clean and had a good flat screen TV, but there was some cracked plaster over the bathtub and the sink had cracks (neither posed any real problems). Things in the room worked fine, although the light by the desk was hard to turn on. The wi-fi was very disappointing--it was some of the slowest I have ever used in a hotel and was very frustrating. The free breakfast was what you'd expect--make-your-own waffles, yogurt, cereal, coffee, juices, some fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs--nothing unusual but all good. The breakfast room, though, was very crowded. All the tables were full while we ate and I think some people took things back to their rooms. There is a fitness center--my wife called it "the fitness closet" because it was so tiny--with one weight machine, one bike and one treadmill, plus a TV.
The location is a mixed bag. On the downside, it's not in a scenic place. It's across the street from the Hood Milk Dairy plant, and the view out our window was of barbed wire and an ugly old concrete railroad bridge (though we were on the first floor; you'd have a better view on a higher floor). The neighborhood didn't feel unsafe, but is on the scruffy side. On the plus side, it's a fantastic location in terms of what is nearby. For sports, it is only a few blocks from Hadlock Field (SeaDogs) and the Portland Expo (RedClaws)--it'd be hard to stay closer for either. It's also very handy to Maine Medical Center and I-295. A bus line (#5?) goes right past, and it's also quite handy to the Greyhound station and the Amtrak/Concord station. They offer shuttle service to these places, but note that they refuse to offer shuttle service downtown or to the Old Port. If you're up to walking, you can get to Longfellow Square in about 15-20 minutes and the far end of the Old Port by the ferry terminal in about 40. Overall, not dramatic, but if you want a clean place near downtown with an okay breakfast and parking included, it's a good choice.

Room Tip: The motel has three floors. You might get a better view if you are on the top two.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2012

I reiterate the good experiences of others--breakfast, comfort, customer service. And, I'd add that for a small city, the access to public transportation is very good. You can walk, take the METRO bus, or use the La Quinta shuttle to and and from the Amtrak station/regional transport center. The train from Boston takes about two hours and La Quinta is quite convenient to this and the Concord Bus station. One can also take a METRO bus to the old Port, the Portland Museum of Art, and other downtown attractions. The stop(s) are a block from the motel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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milford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Stayed at the La Quinta in Portland again. It's a great hotel to stay if you have pets traveling with you. They stay for free!!
Rooms are clean and basic, with a breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

I stayed at the La Quinta on New Year's Eve, in order to attend a concert in downtown Portland. I found it to be a very good value, especially for New Year's Eve (under $100). For the price point, La Quinta certainly delivers.

The hotel appeared to be recently renovated: flat-screen tvs, newer furniture, linens, etc. Free breakfast and parking. Outdoor pool (not open in December, obviously). We were able to walk to the downtown area - it's about a mile - but the free parking allows you to easily come and go as you please.

I stayed on the first floor, which may be a bit too loud for people who are sensitive to noise (keep in mind, it was NYE). However, the upper floors might also be a better option.

The sink is located outside of the rest of the bathroom. I prefer to have everything in one washroom, but it didn't bother me too much and I expected the set-up given the price point.

I had minimal interaction with staff - just check in/out and passing in the hall. It was all pleasant, and check-in was extremely fast.

Room Tip: Request an upper floor if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland
Address: 340 Park Avenue, Portland, ME 04102
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Region: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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