Recently we took an overnight getaway to the lovely town of Portland, Maine. We traveled at the last minute and arrived in Maine needing to book a room. I had a free night with Marriott I needed to use before it expired and I like Courtyards in general so we went with the Courtyard Portland Airport.
The Front Desk staff was quite wonderful. We booked with the Marriott Rewards line while sitting in the parking lot and the gentleman at the desk was happy to give us an early check in when we walked up to him less than ten minutes later. Now when I say early check in I mean four hours early, so I feel it was quite generous of him. He made pleasant chit chat with us and smiled when we passed him whenever we passed through the lobby.
The Portland Airport is a typical Courtyard property, clean, well appointed rooms and lobby. We did not visit the pool or exercise areas, but we did purchase some fruit and beverages from the convenience mart. The prices were typical and the fruit was fresh and appetizing. We checked out before breakfast hours, but worth noting is that breakfast is not included in the price of your room, unless of course, you purchase a breakfast-included rate, which I did not see on the list of options when we were looking for a room that particular night.
This location is about a fifteen minute drive from downtown Portland and two minutes from the airport. We had a great stay and would stay there again based on the hotel experience, but I think if we go again we are going to try a hotel in the downtown area for the view.