Portland is the destination for those who want a little more action from Maine’s Vacationland. The city itself has been firmly on the southern New England radar for its culinary and brewing cultures for years, but how many have taken the opportunity to hit the road and walk the cobbles of the Old Port? Portland’s location in southern Maine means it’s close enough to drive, but from its craggy coastline to modern, innovative entertainment housed within old New England architecture, it’s far from ordinary.
Where to Stay? Connecticut Mag recommends:
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is housed in a 19th-century armory building just two blocks from the Old Port waterfront. Its in-house amenities and “walking distance to everywhere” location make it a prime attraction for overnight stays. In 1991, The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa joined Historic Hotels of America, becoming one of the earliest members of the organization. The hotel's continued dedication to historic preservation has made it a centerpiece of the city's Old Port Exchange.
Read more about the history of the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa here.
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Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing, celebrating, and promoting the finest historic hotels. Each fascinating place has been inducted into this distinguished program based upon noteworthy standards, including quality of accommodations, historic significance, record of preserving authenticity, sense of place and architectural integrity.