Portland has been on the upswing for nearly two decades, thanks to a growing and much-acclaimed food scene and a rebirth that began in the cobblestone streets of the Old Port. That spirit of growth, renovation, and revival has now spread throughout this picturesque waterfront city, the largest in Maine.
Witness the hotel scene, kickstarted by the Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downton Waterfront in the Old Port and continuing with newer properties like The Press Hotel Autograph Collection, Canopy by Hilton Portland Waterfront, Aloft Portland, and last fall, the Cambria Hotel Portland Downtown-Old Port. Yet it can still be challenging to find a room in Portland during the busy summer and fall seasons. This means that the demand for new hotels has remained steady.