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The hotel is professional and casual, suited to business travelers and tourists.
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The hotel is professional and casual, suited to business travelers and tourists.

PORTLAND — In a city known for terrific restaurants, shops, galleries, an art museum, and seafaring activities, the Portland Harbor Hotel offers luxury accommodations in the historic Old Port district.

The hotel is professional and casual, suited to business travelers and tourists. The comfort level is high and the vibe is friendly. Deluxe and garden-view rooms, decorated in a traditional yellow and blue French country style, feature custom furnishings, including dual armoires. Some newer suites offer modern decor in wood and honey tones. All rooms feature pillow-top mattresses, down pillows, and high-thread-count linens.

Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness room, spa, desktop computers in the lobby, nightly turndown service — with chocolate — and bike rentals. Coffee is provided in the lobby every morning. Breakfast is not included in the rate, though the hotel restaurant, Eve’s at the Garden, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Seasonal rates per night $159-$279; pets an additional $25 each; valet parking in the hotel’s garage $16.

PORTLAND HARBOR HOTEL 468 Fore St., 888-798-9090, www.portlandharborhotel.com