Portland, Maine

(Image ©Holiday Inn West, Portland, ME)

The RUSH Association 2009 Reunion Committee visited five hotels during our site visit conducted from Tuesday, October 7, 2008, through Friday, October 10, 2008. Each of the hotels presented features that were consistent with our strict selection requirements. The hotel that we thought provided the best features at the best price was the HOLIDAY INN WEST, Portland, Maine.

The room rates quoted below were in effect three days prior to, during, and three days after REUNION 2009:

ROOM RATE: Standard room: $94.00
(Room rate does not include applicable taxes)
(Specify: Two Double Beds or King Size)
(Specify: Ground Floor or Second Floor)

Holiday Inn West
81 Riverside Street
Portland, Maine  04103-1098
Tel: (207) 774-5601

Holiday inn.jpg Brief Description: The Holiday Inn West hotel is a two story full-service hotel with 200 very nicely appointed guest rooms which have been recently renovated. Half of the rooms have a view of the courtyard. The rooms have either a king bed or two queen beds. The rooms feature cable TV, two telephones, voice mail, high speed internet, in room coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. Small refrigerators are available at no cost for those guest with medical requirements. Accessible rooms are available. Since the hotel is only two stories, there is no elevator. Guests who have difficulty climbing stairs should request a ground-floor room.

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Standard Rooms - Two Double Beds or King Bed
(Image ©Holiday Inn West, Portland, ME)

The Courtyard! (Image ©Holiday Inn West, Portland, ME)

The interior courtyard area of the hotel is a key feature. The courtyard features a heated swimming pool, and plenty of lounging space for sunning or relaxation. During spring, summer, and fall, our spacious courtyard and gazebo area is the perfect spot to gather for drinks, conversation, and relaxation. In season, our courtyard is enhanced with flowering crabapple trees, and a variety of flowers. Additionally, the hotel features a new, indoor pool along with a fully equipped fitness center including a Jacuzzi and Sauna for your added enjoyment.

ZacharysRestaurant.jpgZACHARY's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner between 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM, but is briefly closed between 2:00 PM through 5:00 PM. Room service is available during posted operating hours. Zachary's Lounge serves your favorite cocktail or beverage in a pleasing atmosphere that includes large screen televisions and comfortable seating. Zachary's Lounge is open Monday-Saturday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 AM and on Sunday from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM. Tuesday and Thursday evenings ZACHARY's Lounge features dance music presented by local Disc Jockeys. Wednesday evenings they present live Jazz performances by local artists. On Friday and Saturday evenings ZACHARY's hosts live performances by local Rock-N-Roll or Country artists.

The hotel has ample parking at no cost, and a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

The hotel participates in the InterContinental Hotel Group Priority Club awards program.

The Holiday Inn West Hotel is within 3 to 4 miles of the Portland Jetport, the Maine Mall, and Downtown Portland. A short twenty minute trip up Interstate 95 North takes you to L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine. Including ZACHARY's Restaurant & Lounge, which is located in the hotel, there are twenty local and nationally known eateries within a half-mile radius.

These include:


  • Amato's Sandwich Shop
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  • Buffalo Wings & Things
  • China One
  • Denny's
  • Friendly's Ice Cream Shop
  • Full Belly Deli
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Little Ceasar's Pizza
  • McDonald's Restaurant
  • Panda Garden Restaurant
  • Panera Bread
  • Pizza Hut
  • Port West Seafood Grill & Bar
  • Quiznos Sub Shop
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Subway
  • Tim Horton's
  • Verillo's Restaurant
  • Zachary's Restaurant & Lounge

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