Hyatt Place Portland Maine – The Nightclubs Come Through Your Window

“Portland is a very vibrant city! For your convenience we have provided earplugs.”

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I should have read beyond “The Quintessential Experience of New England” on the Hyatt Place Portland Old Port’s website to (emphasis added) “Guests would head our way even if we weren’t in the epicenter of Maine’s prestigious Downtown District.” On a summer Saturday  the night clubs across the street thumped until the wee hours and there was not a spare room in the house due to weddings, if there even are quiet rooms. Maybe get better windows rather that just offer earplugs? Serves me right for trying to use expiring certificates rather than properly researching a hotel.

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Sleepless night aside, this was my first stay at a Hyatt Place and it had a mix of features that I most like and don’t like from hotels.

Like:

Empty refrigerator for guest use:

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Proper coffee mug:

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Don’t Like:

Air vent angled onto bed:

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Square plates:

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The complementary breakfast is nice, skews healthy and has Tazo teas, one of the few drinkable mass market tea bags on the market, though no China Green Tips.

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  • Robert

    What is a square plate?

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Robert – as in the picture, I am not a fan of when hotels try to look modern by doing things like square instead of round plates. One jetlagged trip to Shanghai a Renaissance had square glasses, nearly poured it all over myself several times.

  • Scott

    “Wee hours” means 1:00 AM I guess. That’s closing time for bars in Maine.

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Scott – we eventually fell asleep with earplugs and eyemasks, 1:00 seems likely, I think sometime later I may have woken up and their were still noisy louts about but no music at that point.

  • Ak

    I was there over the weekend and the FD manager warned us at check-in about the loud noise at night and gave us a room at the back of the building. No views…but I rather sleep:). Traveling with kids can have its own advantages I guess!!

  • Kate

    Sorrry you had such a bad experience! We stayed there twice over an extended trip on the coast of Maine this summer. I always ask for a quiet room. Our first stay included a Saturday night and we were at the back of the hotel with a blah view of the parking lot. Not troubled by noise. Our return trip
    , only mid-weeknights, we were on a high corner room with extended floor to ceiling glass extension with wonderful view of the harbor. At $300 plus rates for our dates for 8,000 points, we loved the hotel and really
    Iked being right in the old section so close tothe harbor.

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Kate – good to hear there are some quiet rooms. Usually on our profiles we always select quiet room if that is an option, and usually call ahead, ” quiet room, high floor, away from elevator,” my wife has been training me though this time I slipped up and had no sense that it was such a hopping town, we were just using it to stop on the road back ahead of a early flight out. I would like to visit the city again.

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