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Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Location
Portland, Maine

The Residence Inn Downtown/Waterfront is an all-suite hotel just steps from the Old Port district, Portland’s lively historic seaside quarter whose cobblestone lanes and converted brick warehouses are filled with boutiques, breweries, restaurants, cocktail bars and gourmet food shops. Wander down to the piers and watch the Casco Bay Ferry depart, and see the sailboats bobbing in the harbor. A newly built hotel sporting contemporary décor and a nautical theme, the property blends harmoniously with the classic brick architecture of its surroundings. The Residence Inn’s desirable location is complemented by a host of guest comforts and amenities. Each suite has a separate sleeping space plus a living room with sofa, lounge chair and writing desk, and a fully equipped kitchen. Both kitchen and bathroom have granite countertops. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring abundant natural light into the room. The stylish lobby features a curving wood staircase to the mezzanine level, while outdoors, a courtyard and fire pit invite you to pull up a comfortable chair and relax. In the Shipyard Lounge, try a local microbrew or cocktail, and enjoy the ambience of the see-through fireplace. An indoor pool and 24/7 fitness center are also available o the premises.
Lord Camden Inn
Location
Camden, Maine

Located in the heart of Camden Village just steps from shops, restaurants and the waterfront boardwalk, the Lord Camden Inn wraps modern luxury in historic charm. The inn is housed in an 1893 brick building that was converted to its current use in 1984. It has seen several upgrades and renovations since, blending old and new with modern marble and granite surfaces, wainscoting, old-world brick walls and crown molding while maximizing light and space to create an airy feel. Refinished antique furniture and paintings by local artists create an inviting atmosphere against a backdrop of colorful walls, evoking New England’s Victorian past.  The inn's 36 rooms overlook Penobscot Bay and Camden Harbor, the Megunticook River, or the quaint and quiet “back village” area known as the River District. Guest rooms have large private balconies, poster beds with signature Suite Dreams™ mattress and rich brocade bedding, button-back accent chairs, 32-inch LCD TV, DVD player,  high-speed Internet, tiled walk-in showers with spa-quality bath amenities, microwave, mini-fridge and Keurig coffee and tea brewing system. A lavish buffet breakfast features local farm-fresh eggs, bacon, sausage, house-made pastries, waffles, granola, yogurt, fresh fruit and Camden Bagel Cafe artisan bagels.


16 Bay View Hotel
Location
Camden, Maine

Camden’s newest luxury inn, 16 Bay View is the transformation of a 100-year-old industrial brick building into a one-of-a-kind 21-room boutique hotel. Located on Bay View Street amid a thriving shopping district full of galleries, fine restaurants and boutiques, the hotel is just footsteps from all the maritime activity of Camden Harbor. Guest rooms feature a host of luxury amenities including private wrought iron balconies, gas fireplaces, freestanding deep soaking tubs, separate glass-surround walk-in showers with European-style body jets, double-sink granite vanity,  radiant floor heat, signature Serta pillow-top mattresses with Cuddledown of Maine bedding and pillows, and Turkish Towel Co. terry linens and robes. Each room is individually furnished in traditional style with dark wood furniture, richly upholstered chairs and elegant, heavy textiles. Rooms also have high-speed Internet, a 40-inch HD LCD wall-mounted TV, and 24-hour coffee and tea service. A creative buffet breakfast is served each morning. The Vintage Room is 16 Bay View's glamorous bar, offering warm and cozy ambience with a brick fireplace, tufted leather and nailhead accent sofas and chairs, and bistro seating along a handcrafted, reclaimed bar top. The View is the real piece de resistance, though—a spacious rooftop bar and terrace overlooking Camden Harbor. 
Pilgrim's Inn
Location
Deer Isle, Maine

Situated on 2 acres overlooking picturesque Northwest Harbor and Mill Pond, Pilgrim’s Inn on Deer Isle an idyllic spot to experience Downeast Maine. One of the oldest structures on Deer Isle, the post-and-beam inn was originally built in 1793 as a private home for Ignatius Haskell, an influential member of the island's maritime community, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was first operated as an inn beginning in 1890 by a descendent of the original owner. Today, it welcomes guests with the enduring ambience of a bygone era. Lovingly restored and meticulously maintained, the inn's 12 unique rooms hark back to the past with restored antique furnishings and classic hardwood floors. Each has a view of the water and is individually decorated and furnished with distinctive four-poster, iron-frame and carved wood sleigh beds. Guests will find plenty of contemporary luxury touches including deluxe 100% cotton linens, plush robes, and Gilchrist & Soames BeeKind environmentally friendly bath amenities that support honeybee and sustainable pollination research. While guest rooms do have free Wi-Fi, they do not have televisions, though a TV is available in the Game Room. The library has a collection of books for browsing. A full breakfast is served in a rustic barn on tables handcrafted by the owner from reclaimed wood, with seating in black-painted Windsor chairs that extend the colonial ambience. Breakfast features locally roasted Carrabassett coffee and fresh regional ingredients like Maine maple syrup and Vermont cheddar cheese. Guests enjoy a view of the water as they dine. An onsite bar, The Whale's Rib Tavern, offers a good selection of local beers, wine and cocktails, while complimentary coffee, tea, homemade cookies and fruit are available during the day. 

Atlantic Oceanside
Location
Bar Harbor, Maine

Located on 12 sprawling acres one mile from downtown Bar Harbor and the main entrance to Acadia National Park, the Atlantic Oceanside is close enough for convenience, but set apart from the bustle of town for a more relaxing experience surrounded by nature. Every room has a view of the sea, plus a private balcony or patio from which to enjoy it. Totally remodeled in 2011, the hotel offers varied room styles in several individual buildings backdropped by forested hills. Rooms have Wi-Fi, cable TV with premium channels, an in-room safe, refrigerator and microwave.  Shared amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, fitness facility, private pebble beach, and a free shuttle to downtown. The Bistro restaurant offers casual fireside dining in a bright, airy setting with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views of Frenchman Bay. Guests may also eat on the deck and patio in season.
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