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where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

lummi island
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where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

we are going to visit a relative in Oquossoc on a lake for a couple days. Before we fly out of Portland we would like to spend the night near a beach and see a few sights. Is there a hotel that would accommodate us that would be near both coast & airport?

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1. Re: where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

You don't mention a price range, or date but I assume summer. I would suggest the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth http://www.innbythesea.com/ or the Black Point Inn http://www.blackpointinn.com/inn/ in Scarborough (not budget properties). Both would put you within a half hour of the airport. You could also check out accommodations in Old Orchard Beach - a bit honkytonk but the beach is nice. A little longer drive to the airport and traffic would be a consideration depending on time of day.

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2. Re: where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

If they're in your budget, both of Pegoode's suggestions would be great places.... Other than those two, there really are not many other places near the airport that are also near a beach --

Another possibility to consider: stay at one of the many South Portland hotels near the airport and drive over to one of the closer beaches -- for example, the beach at Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth is less than 10 miles and about 15 minutes driving time from the Hampton Inn-Airport on Philbrook Ave in South Portland.... similar distance and driving times from other places near the airport. Would give you beach access and very easy airport access at a lower price than the Inn by the Sea or the Black Point Inn.... but would not be directly on-the-coast as those two are....

lummi island
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3. Re: where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

Thank you for your response's. We are coming in September. We would like to spend less then $200 for the night. We basically would like to be a somewhere to experience Portland to see if we want to come back for another visit.

A beach is not necessary but would like a water view, and under 20 minutes to the airport.

I'm one of those that like's to plan early.

Maine
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4. Re: where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

I don't know that you'll find a water view for less than $200. There are a number of places on the waterfront that would get you the view (you may have to pay extra for that) and put you right in the heart of the Old Port - Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden (be sure you check the one on Commercial St, not the one at the airport), Portland Regency, Portland Harbor Hotel A little further away (but still in the vacinity) are the Holiday Inn by the Bay and the Westin Harborview. There are also a couple of new ones being built, not sure what those are or when they will be finished (one may be a Marriot). For less than $200, you should probably be looking at the Mall area as MainerOnTheGo suggests.

Bar Harbor, Maine
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5. Re: where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

And be aware that the waterview from the Old Port area is of a working harbor, not ocean surf.

lummi island
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6. Re: where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

So we are coming for a 24 hour in the first part of Sept. After spending 3 days in the mountains we would like to stay on a beach less than 30 minutes from the Portland airport. We like to walk beaches and have never been in Maine before.

So any more help on this would be greatly appreciated. The help has already been helpful.

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7. Re: where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

Take a look at the Old Orchard Beach area.

Keller, Texas
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8. Re: where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

Staying downtown is costly. You can save over $100 a night by staying out towards the airport. It's only a 10-15 minute drive to the Port.

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9. Re: where to stay near the airport and beach in portland

The Comfort Inn is very close to the airport, with a free shuttle. It's a pretty good location and I know they have renovated all their rooms.

Maine
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