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The Francis, Portland (and vicinity)

3.5-star hotel, convenient to Deering Oaks Park

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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$425 CAD

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747 Congress Street, Portland (and vicinity), 04102, ME, United States of America
9.4.Exceptional.
  • Really nice boutique hotel with really helpful ass nd friendly staff.

    Jun. 28, 2019

  • Good hotel. Great food. Room was ok but no seating.

    Nov. 15, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Dining options
Convenient
Quiet
Safe

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to July 9 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Spa/Beauty services
    • Free parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Pet-friendly
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Breakfast available
    • Spa services
    • Coffee/tea in a common area
    • Air conditioning

    For families

    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Refrigerator
    • Premium TV channels
    • Free toiletries
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities

    What’s around

    • In Parkside
    • Deering Oaks Park - 8 min walk
    • Portland Museum of Art - 9 min walk
    • Hadlock Field - 10 min walk
    • Victoria Mansion - 11 min walk
    • Wadsworth-Longfellow House - 13 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View
    • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed
    • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View
    • Signature Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
    • Signature Room, 1 King Bed
    • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View
    • Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed
    • Superior Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony
    • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • In Parkside
    • Deering Oaks Park - 8 min walk
    • Portland Museum of Art - 9 min walk
    • Hadlock Field - 10 min walk
    • Victoria Mansion - 11 min walk
    • Wadsworth-Longfellow House - 13 min walk

    Getting around

    • Portland Intl. Jetport Airport (PWM) - 10 min drive
    • Auburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal) - 42 min drive
    • Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional) - 40 min drive
    • Portland Transportation Center - 24 min walk
    • Saco Transportation Center - 19 min drive
    • Freeport Station - 20 min drive
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    747 Congress Street, Portland (and vicinity), 04102, ME, United States of America

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 15 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 11 AM
    • Express check-out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 21

    Pets

    • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
    • Specific rooms only*
    • 1 per room
    • Food and water bowls available

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Free onsite self parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
    • Onsite parking includes off-street options

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See small print for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • Spa services on site
    • Spa treatment room(s)

    Services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Concierge services
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Year Built - 1881
    • Elevator
    • Fireplace in lobby

    Accessibility

    • Braille or raised signage
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
    • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
    • Visual alarms in hallways
    • Handrails in stairways
    • Braille signage
    • Low-height counters/sink
    • Grab bar - near toilet
    • Lever door handles

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Air conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Bathrobes
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)

    Sleep well

    • Premium bedding

    Freshen up

    • Partially open bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • LED TV
    • Premium TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Special features

    Spa

    Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

    Small print

    Also known as

    • Francis Hotel Portland
    • Francis Hotel
    • Francis Portland
    • The Francis Portland
    • The Francis Hotel
    • The Francis Portland
    • The Francis Hotel Portland

    Optional extras

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per night

    Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 per person (approximately)

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per night

    Service animals exempt from fees

    Policies

    Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
    • Resort fee: USD 15 per accommodation, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs

    • Yes, The Francis does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Local 188 (4-min walk), Petite Jacqueline (4-min walk), and Pai Men Miyake (5-min walk).
    • The Francis has spa services.
    9.4.Exceptional.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      We absolutely loved our stay at The Francis. Kevin greeted us promptly, despite us running way behind schedule. He was friendly, helpful, and hospitable. The Francis hotel is quaint, unique and spotless. The rooms are minimal and modern, with very comfortable mattresses and cozy bedding. The robes were the cherry on top. We will be back!!!

      2 night romance trip, Feb. 14, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Gorgeous room, excellent hot shower! Bathrobes are soft and warm too

      Abigail, 1 night romance trip, Jan. 23, 2021

      Verified Travelocity guest review

    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great Stay, highly recommend.

      Amazing little weekend at the Francis! I will absolutely be staying here again when I return to Portland. It was very cozy for a holiday get away.

      Annie, 2 night trip, Dec. 12, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Our stay at the francis was great. Our room was clean and surprisingly quiet for the location at night and in the early mornings. The location is great. So many delicious restaurants near by. Our favorite was actually the noodle place less than a half mile away. A must try!

      Kristen, 2 night romance trip, Nov. 20, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great place

      Location was excellent and room was delightful. Had such a nice time

      Brian, 1 night family trip, Oct. 30, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The bed was beyond comfortable. The soap and shampoo were top of the line.

      1 night family trip, Oct. 21, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Excellent

      Fantastic hotel. Beautiful room and excellent service.

      John, 1 night business trip, Oct. 7, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Beautiful tastefully renovated building. Comfy bed. No services because of pandemic. Had some issues checking in, because no one was at front desk or answering phones. But we eventually got in and enjoyed our brief stay. Great location-- must try Tandem right across the street for breakfast.

      YoPlait, 1 night romance trip, Aug. 30, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The Francis a small home looking hotel located in downtown of Portland, Maine. It is very close by to all enmities, restaurants, boutiques yet far enough form the touristy area (Old Port). It therefore offers a wonderful stay - away form old the house and fuss. Hotel is very clean, spacious and stuff is more then accommodating. They are very respectful of CDC guidance on COVID-19 regulations. During our stay they kept their distance, however they made sure to check on us few times a day to make sure we don’t need anything. I genuinely enjoyed our stay there and would recommend this place to anyone

      Amy, 4 night romance trip, Aug. 11, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The employees are friendly and accommodating. The rooms are spacious and clean...the bed was very comfortable.

      Patricia, 1 night family trip, Feb. 21, 2020

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