The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection is a characterful hotel located on the corner of Exchange and Congress Streets in the Old Port District. The property is housed in what was once the office of Maine’s biggest newspaper, the Portland Press Herald. A journalism and written-word theme runs throughout: guestrooms are designed to look like modern writers’ studies, with sumptuous leathers and vintage desks; Inkwell is a coffee bar by day, lobby bar by night. The hotel even has an art gallery exhibiting the work of local artists, which includes SWARM, a two-storey installation of vintage typewriters, evoking the clatter of a busy newsroom. Facilities include one of the city’s stand-out restaurants and a small but well-equipped fitness centre.
Features: 110 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, gym, art gallery.