The Francis

The Francis

245 Ratings
Portland (ME)

Why We Like It

  • In the historic Mellen E. Bolster House, with painstaking attention to detail to restore it to its original character.
  • Small and welcoming, taking its design cues from the history and culture of Portland.
  • All those great sites, craft beer and cocktails wearing you out? Refresh yourself at The Spa at The Francis.


The Hotel

Complimentary WiFi.
No fitness center.
No Pool.
Self-parking $15/night.
15 rooms.
Spa services available, 60-minute massage $95.

The Room

Air conditioning.
Dogs OK, $35/night.
Room approximately 240 sq ft.
40" flat-screen TV.
Hair dryer.
Bath products by Malin & Goetz.
Carbon monoxide detector.
Smoke detector.

The Food & Drink

Wayside Tavern serves American cuisine, main courses $23-28.
Drinks served at Wayside Tavern.

Need to Know

  • Check-in 3pm. Check-out 11am.
  • Photo ID and credit card required at check-in.
  • 100% non-smoking rooms.
  • Resort fee of $15 per night per room collected by hotel.
  • 21+ to book.
  • After you book, the hotel will email you to confirm check-in time and instructions. If you don’t get an email, or are booking same-day, contact the hotel directly at 207-772-7485 or

96% of Bookers Liked It

245 Ratings

AIApril I.Perks 2
Great place! Great room! Next time, though, I will ask not to stay in the basement rooms.
3 months ago
ABAnna B.Perks 5
A great little gem! Comfortable, beautiful with a super sweet staff. Would happily stay again.
10 months ago
ASAndrew S.Perks 2
Easy to park, great location. Comfortable clean room. Great experience!
2 years ago

Reviews are from actual guests but are not verified for accuracy.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Rate displayed is per night, per room. Each room is guaranteed to fit 2 people. Extra guests are at the hotel’s discretion and may be subject to additional fees.
  • This room may not meet your accessibility needs. Accessibility requests can be made directly to the hotel, and are subject to hotel approval and availability.

Your Stay

Wed, Oct 4
Thu, Oct 5
Wed, Oct 4 – Thu, Oct 5