Hotel in Portland Arts District | Holiday Inn By the Bay

Local Attractions

An Award-Winning Hotel in Portland’s Arts District

Just steps away from our award-winning hotel, the Old Port thrives with unique shops, diverse restaurants, a vibrant arts district, and a working waterfront. Our location lets you park and walk to the exciting and alluring waterfront City of Portland. Whether it’s a boat cruise, island lobster bake, visit a museum, or savoring world-class cuisine in one of Portland’s unique restaurants, our Holiday lnn By the Bay is at the heart of the city’s charms. For a complete listing of events in the Portland area, please visit:

Things to Do



  • L.L. Bean Don’t miss out on your chance to visit the famous Flagship store. This location offers exciting courses, trips and tours, plus fun events for the entire family!
  • Designer Outlets of Freeport Freeport is also home to many outlets!
  • Portland Buy Local We love to support our local Maine businesses. Click the link for a Local Gift Guide.
  • Kittery Outlets Designer stores at discounted prices!
  • Maine Mall Rainy afternoon? Why not get some shopping done at the Maine Mall, just minutes away in South Portland


  • Maine Brews Cruise: Craft Beverage Tours and Experiences
  • Portland’s Old Port: Stroll along cobblestone streets lined with a wealth of boutiques and specialty shops that sell everything from antiques to fine contemporary clothing, fine crafts and jewelry from around the state and around the world. Restaurants abound, serving international cuisine from Afghanistan, China, India and Italy, as well as traditional Maine seafood. In the evening, many nightspots and pubs offer live music and dancing.

Amtrak Downeaster

Boston is closer than you think! The Amtrak station is located within 2 miles from Inn By the Bay. Shuttle service to/from the station is also available.

Visit Portland Amtrak for additional information.