Hotels With Breakfast in Portland, Maine

by Joy Uyeno

In recent years, Portland, Maine, has become a foodie's paradise, but for those who want to enjoy breakfast before stepping into city's restaurant scene, there are a handful of options. "The New York Times" has called Portland,"one of the best cities to eat in the Northeast," and several of the hotel restaurants have contributed to that status.

La Quinta Inn Portland

La Quinta Inn Portland offers budget accommodations with a variety of free amenities, including wireless Internet, parking, a fitness center and continental breakfast offerings. The "Bright Side Breakfast" includes waffles, hot and cold cereal, bread and muffins, fruit and bottomless coffee and juice. The hotel has rooms with double and king beds, and suites with queen beds. Every room is updated and simple, with clean-lined furniture, crisp white sheets and orange accents. Guests may take advantage of the laundry facilities and outdoor swimming pool. La Quinta Inn Portland is a pet-friendly facility.

Hampton Inn Portland-Airport

The Portland Hampton Inn is just under 3 miles from Portland International Jetport, and right across the street from the Maine Mall. Hampton Inn offers guests a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning, which includes traditional continental breakfast fare such as cereal and pastries, as well as hot items like egg patties, French toast and gravy with sausage. Every room features the Hampton Bed: a plush pillowtop mattress covered with a down comforter and down pillows., as well as a microwave and mini refrigerator.

Portland Harbor Hotel

The Portland Harbor Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond establishment in the Old Port District of the city. The hotel houses a restaurant called Eve's, which serves omelets, pancakes, French toast and continental offerings, along with fresh fruit and Starbucks coffee. Eve's also is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated in classic, traditional furniture, with pillowtop mattresses layered with down comforters and pillows. Rooms face either downtown Portland or the hotel's courtyard garden. The hotel offers spa treatments by appointment, nanny services with advance reservations and Town Car service to local attractions. The Portland Harbor Hotel is pet friendly.

Inn by the Sea

Located about 15 minutes south of downtown Portland, the Inn by the Sea attracts guests who want to enjoy city and beach life at once. The hotel houses a restaurant called Sea Glass, which offers a breakfast menu including omelets, eggs Benedict, pancakes, French toast and house-made granola. There are 57 guest rooms, suites and cottages decorated with crimson, cognac and charcoal shades set against maple furniture. The spa offers facials, massages and nail services, and there is a swimming pool and boules court. Pet grooming services, gourmet pet food, dog walking and dog sitting services are available through the concierge. The Inn by the Sea is committed to environmentally friendly practices, incorporating biofuel heat, recycled building materials; it is and carbon-neutral through offsets.