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The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

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The Press Hotel captures the indefinable essence of Portland, Maine, providing an approachable unique and utterly memorable full-service boutique experience that is truly Beyond Words. Built in 1923 as the offices for the Portland Press Herald, our hotel takes inspiration from the writer's offices of that era: each of the hotel's exquisite 110 guest rooms and suites feature a vintage-styled journalist desk, wood floors with herringbone area rug, and the work of local artists and artisans. The historic building boasts oversized windows in every guestroom, providing natural light and fresh Maine air during your stay. Playful newsroom references abound, including thought-provoking quotes and occasional one-liners in the most unexpected places. The hotel also hosts two utterly unique spots for food and drink. The restaurant UNION is Portland's newest farm-to-table (and sea-to-table) hotspot, with creative takes on recognizable "Americana" favorites from coast to coast. Inkwell Bar echoes the energy and intellect of its former occupants, with serving hand-crafted vintage cocktails, Portland microbrews and small plates in our lobby space (the former City Room of the Press Herald.) The hotel also features four meeting and event spaces ranging in size from 300 to 1,170 square feet, conjuring images of the spirited editorial meetings that once took place in this historic building, At the base of a dramatic open staircase that descends from the lobby, these spaces resemble private residential libraries and are ideal for executive retreats, small business meetings, board meetings, weddings and social functions. A unique Art Gallery featuring works by local artists is a perfect location for a reception event.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Spotlessly clean and well appointed hotel in Portland. Really no complaints. Good location and lots of stuff is walkable. Bathroom was large. Room was quiet. There is a minimum amount of carpet which is nice.
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We had a nice stay at the Press Hotel. Nothing memorable and the hotel could do so much more to be a great experience. The biggest issue we found is that the staff is amateurish and, although enthusiastic, gives you the feeling they have no clue what they are doing. From
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It's an Autograph so expectations are hight going in, and despite this they exceeded our expectations! We were there to see family, and it turns out part of our "family" ended up being everyone at the Autograph. It started with Nick picking us up at the airport. Nick is so
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I could not be more happy with my stay at The Press Hotel than I am. The hotel prides itself in personal service, and they exceed! Every staff member I encountered was courteous and helpful. I visited during a time of extreme cold outside, but my room was perfectly
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W/hat a wonderful hotel. The staff was exceptional, the room was a little small but lovely. So many fun details, loved the quotes in the room at every turn. The carpet in the halls. Really clever. I will be staying at the Press whenever I am in Portland from now on
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Bathroom of the Executive King One Bedroom Suite.
Hello! There are two flights of stairs leading up to the penthouse. I would say approximately 15-20 steps total. It is the most beautiful spot for a wedding! We look forward to having you with us! Best, Ginny
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which rooms have bathtubs?
Hi Erin T, The only rooms that feature bath tubs are our Executive King suites (222, 322, 422, 522) and one of our One Bedroom suites (201). The other One Bedroom suite is handicap-accessible and does not have a tub (601). I hope this information helps you with your booking decision! Warm regards, Ginny P
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Is parking included?
No, they only have valet parking at this hotel which was $20 when we went December 2016. However, if you decide to do the public parking garages it is $25-$30 a day. The valet service was great and timely.
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There is a coffee maker hidden in the desk in the room in case you missed it. I'm not a coffee drinker but that is a good idea as most people are and it's nice to meet other guest in the lobby and grab coffee.
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"We personally prefer a room on a higher floor. The staff has this noted on our account and makes sure we get our favorite room every time!"
"Corner rooms have the largest bathtub I have ever experienced."
"Our personal choice is the top floor."
"We always get the basic two queen room and it's quite large with lovely city views."
"Check the heat on a cold evening....."
US$169 - US$619 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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