Top 15 Dog friendly hotels in Maine

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine

Maine’s largest city is known for its salty sea air, vibrant creative and restaurant scene, chilled vibes and beautiful surrounding scenery. Rising through the trendy stakes, visitors now flock to the cluster of redbrick warehouse buildings,  narrow cobblestone streets and excellent museums and galleries which make up the hip, vibrant town. Not only does it make a great destination for a vacation, but its abundance of surrounding natural scenery and dog welcoming nature means that it’s also a fantastic place to take a trip with your four-legged friend. For starters, head down to Old Port for a harbour-side stroll with your doggy in tow, take a dog friendly tour (which there are a few – both on land and sea), go for walkies and discover Portland Head Light or just explore the dog friendly beaches and over 70 miles of nearby trails and hikes. Then finish the day at one of Portland’s Fido-friendly restaurants such as the Porthole Restaurant and Pub. All you need now is a place to stay…here are the Top 15 of the best dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine (in no particular order):

Portland Harbor Hotel – an upscale pet-friendly hotel in downtown Portland with individually styled rooms

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine Global Grasshopper

Newly renovated and offering bedrooms with sleek wooden floors and cosy coastal-themed furnishings, the Portland Harbor Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind in this beautiful corner of the world. With an on-site fitness centre, complimentary bicycle hire and a communal fire pit, you can experience the outdoor lifestyle that is so synonymous with Maine. The Portland Harbor Hotel welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night, but the number of dog-friendly bedrooms is limited. You and your best friend can stroll through the historic streets of this East Coast location, or frolic and play in the Valley Street Dog Park or on the Eastern Promenade.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa – a quaint dog-friendly hotel set in a former historic armoury

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine Global Grasshopper

Located at the heart of downtown, in the Old Port neighbourhood, this historic hotel offers boutique-style accommodation and first-class facilities. A 4-star hotel with plenty of charm, bedrooms are elegantly appointed, and visitors love the luxurious marble bathrooms, on-site fitness centre and a high-end spa. Your four-legged friend can stay with you at the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa in one of the pet-friendly bedrooms, but cannot be left unattended at any time. With an excellent 9.0 rating on booking.com, a guest with both two legs and four love the central location and proximity to a wide range of dog-friendly parks and other attractions.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Westin Portland Harborview – an upscale pooch welcoming hotel offering views of Portland HarborTop 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine Global Grasshopper

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine Global Grasshopper

With fabulous reviews and an 8.7 rating on booking.com, this comfortable, mid-range hotel is situated in the arts and shopping district of the city. Just across the street from the Portland Museum of Art and Congress Square, guests at the Westin Portland Harborview can enjoy bright, modern bedrooms, a fitness centre and a rooftop restaurant. Your dog can stay with you in one of the designated dog-friendly bedrooms, and being so centrally located means that you have easy access to dog parks and long walks at Baxter Woods, Willard Beach and Quarry Run Dog Park, among others.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront – a modern extended-stay hotel with polished studios

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine Global Grasshopper

This mid-range hotel is situated in the heart of Portlands’ historic Old Port district and is a just a 5-minute walk from the Casco Bay Ferry Cruise Terminal. Close to shops, bars and restaurants, the Residence Inn Portland also has a lot of offer on-site including an indoor pool area, hot tubs, a fitness centre and a bar and lobby area. Bedrooms and well presented and modern and your dog is welcome to join you in any of the designated pet-friendly bedrooms by prior arrangement. Outside, you and your pooch can spend hours exploring the many dog-friendly locations to be found downtown including Tommy Park and the Quarry Run Dog Park, amongst others.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

  • Prices from $200 per night
  • To book, check prices or availability for Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront

Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port – a modern dog friendly hotel very near the vibrant Old Port district

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine Global Grasshopper

Situated in the beautiful Historic District, the Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port offers comfortable accommodation in an urban setting. This mid-range hotel has sleek, modern bedrooms, an on-site bar serving speciality cocktails and local beers and a 24-hour market with sandwiches, and salads for hungry visitors. Set at the heart of the city, you and your four-legged friend can easily explore the very best dog parks and walk the city has to offer, including Baxter Woods and the Quarry Run Dog Park. With a fabulous 8.9 rating on booking.com, the Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port is popular with dog owners looking to sample the delights of the city and the beautiful state of Maine.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

La Quinta by Wyndham Portland – a casual budget (and pet!) lodging

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Located less than 3 miles from the Portland Observatory and The Old Port Waterfront, the La Quinta by Wyndham Portland is a good value, mid-range hotel that will serve as an excellent base for your Portland adventure. With bright, modern bedrooms, and outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi access you and your pet can enjoy a comfortable stay here. Daily shuttle services to and from the airport make getting here a breeze, and there is plenty of on-site parking for those arriving by car. Your dog can stay with you in one of the pet-friendly bedrooms, and there are lots of pet-friendly walks available across the city.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Portland – a relaxed Portland hotel which will also welcome your pooch

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Designed to offer a comfortable homely feel the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Portland has stylish bedrooms with private patios, 32″ Flat Screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. This mid-range hotel is within easy reach of the Old Port District, with its excellent shopping districts, state parks, waterfront dining and historical landmarks. Your pooch can stay with you here at the Ramada Plaza, and the hotel has specially designated pet-friendly bedrooms with easy access to the grassy relief areas outside. 3 pets are allowed per room for a $50 refundable deposit per stay, and unlike many other hotels, The Ramada Plaza will allow them to be left unattended for a few hours at a time.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Maine – a contemporary all-suite hotel with an atrium which allows dogs

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine Global Grasshopper

Situated next to Portland International Jetport, this all-suite hotel offers spacious and contemporary accommodation just 3 miles away from the Old Port district. Suites have separate dining and living areas, as well as fitted mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. There is also an on-site seafood restaurant, an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. One dog weighing up to 75 lbs can stay with you at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Maine in any of the non-premium rooms for an additional fee of $50 per stay. The convenient location makes it easy for you and your best friend to find endless adventures in and around the city centre, including dog-friendly parks, restaurants and other amenities.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Fireside Inn & Suites Portland – a cosy and casual Fido-friendly hotel

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine Global Grasshopper

Conveniently located just off I-95 Exit 48, the modern Fireside Inn & Suites Portland provides clean, comfortable guest rooms with courtyard views. This mid-range hotel is conveniently situated for visiting a wide range of attractions and amenities situated in the Greater Portland Area. Some bedrooms are available with cosy fireplaces, and guests love the intimate feel of Zackery’s Fireside Restaurant, serving fine food and cleverly crafted cocktails. The Fireside Inn welcome two pets of any size for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night, and pets cannot be left unattended in the rooms. Together, you and your best friend can step out and explore any of the dog-friendly parks and walkways in the neighbourhood.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Inn at St John Portland, Maine – a pet welcoming historic Victorian-style B&B

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As one of the few independently owned and operated hotels in the Portland area, the Inn at St John Portland offers beautiful budget accommodation in a historic Victorian-era building. Competitively priced, visitors here can enjoy bedrooms with a romantic, homely feel, first-class personal service, and a delicious complimentary breakfast. With a wealth of restaurants, shops, independent art galleries and nightclubs, all within a twenty-five-minute radius of the Inn’s front door, this is an excellent base from which to explore the city. Your dog is welcome to stay with you in your room for the cost of a small additional cleaning fee only.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Monument SWEET! – stylishly decorated dog-friendly apartment

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Offering stylish Maine interiors with a sense of humour, Monument SWEET! is a large apartment set close to the beach and within walking distance of all the main attractions, the city has to offer. With gorgeous ornate features such as a claw tub bath and a tool chest on wheels for a kitchen cabinet, this quirky home provides plenty of luxury touches, making it the perfect place for older visitors in groups of 4 or more (sleeps 9 max). Your dog is welcome to stay with you in the apartment provided that they are well-behaved, house-trained and not too noisy. Your four-legged visitor must also have been agreed to and approved in advance of your stay.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

  • Prices from $150 per night
  • To book, check prices or availability for Monument SWEET!

Haven on the Hill Apartments – easy on the eye apartment with a balcony which also allows your furry friend

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This well presented and beautifully appointed apartment is situated in the hip and trendy neighbourhood of East End and is within easy reach of the Portland Exposition Building, the Back Cove Historic District, the Portland Observatory and many other major tourist attractions and amenities. With 2 luxurious bedrooms, a fitted kitchen and stunning period features including a clawfoot tub, sliding barn doors, hardwood floors and a butcher block eat-in counter, this is a stylish home from home. You well-behaved and house-trained dog is welcome to stay in the apartment with you, provided that it is requested and approved before your stay.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Motel 6 Portland, Maine –  simple budget lodging which allows dogs

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This brilliant budget hotel offers clean and comfortable accommodation conveniently located for Interstate 95, The University of New England – Westbrook College Campus and other amenities set just outside the city limits. Bedrooms are brightly coloured and perfectly practical, with an en-suite bathroom and seating area in each, and the hotel offers a 24-hour front desk service, basic Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. Your dog can stay with you in your room, and there is easy access to local parks and open spaces for quick walks, before driving the 4.5-mile journey to downtown Portland.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Cappy’s Lodge, House Island – private lodge on a private island

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With enough room to house between 15 – 20 guests, this beautifully restored former island house now offers first-class accommodation, full of original features, elegant bedrooms and huge kitchen at the heart of the home. With tall ceilings and large windows, you and your group can admire the stunning panoramic views as you spend time on your own private island paradise. Dogs are welcome here by prior arrangement only and together you can spend days exploring the private 12-acre estate before heading across the water into the city.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Christina’s World, House Island – cosy pet friendly accommodation on a private Maine island

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This stunning oceanfront property has uninterrupted views out across the water and is located on the private 12-acre estate of House Island. This restored colonial family home now offers picture-perfect accommodation with 10′ ceilings and large windows to capture all the views. Comfortable bedrooms, a large period style kitchen and enough room to share with up to 8 of your closest friends and family members, this is a superb destination from which to begin your adventure in Maine. Dogs are welcome here by prior approval only.

To stay at this hotel with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page).

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Portland, Maine Global Grasshopper

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