Between The Sheets at The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine is a special place. It’s a small town with a very big culture. They’ve had a huge influx of amazing restaurants, shops, and hotels over the past 15 years, and I have to say, I think it’s one of the coolest cities in the US.

One of the hippest spots in town is The Press Hotel. Part of the Autograph Collection, The Press is located in the former home of the Portland Press Herald, Maine’s largest newspaper.

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover

The character and history of the newspaper are woven throughout the hotel. From antique typewriters to old newspaper tabletops to vintage letterpress movable type. No detail is overlooked and you notice it immediately upon entry.

As you check in, make sure you look beyond the friendliest front desk team ever. (Seriously, everyone is SO nice at The Press.) The wall behind check-in is covered in letterpress movable type. Nice touch, design team.

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover

As you head to your room, you’ll notice a wall of vintage typewriter cases. I mean, so cool.

The details don’t stop there. Once you reach your floor, take a look at the carpet and wallpaper.

And the door numbers… *clapping emoji*

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover

My room was perfect. I had a cozy corner room with a king bed. Like most people, I’m particular about beds and pillows. Well, don’t you worry your pretty little heads because THE BEDS ARE SO COMFORTABLE. It might even be more comfortable than my own bed, and I love my bed. Same goes for the pillows. UGH, SO COMF.

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover

Even the bedside table is great. A clock, room for water and your phone, and a safe. The safe in the bottom drawer is particularly genius.

Oh, and there is an outlet for your phone near the bed. (It blows my mind when there isn’t one, but this one is extra convenient.)

The rest of the room is beautiful. There is a huge desk area with a rolling chair with the phrase “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” embroidered on the back. For all of you baby boomers, you might recognize it. *type**type**type*

The desk also serves as the bar. Corkscrew and all!¬†ūüėČ

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover

Prepare yourself for the bathroom because goals.

For the record, the quote in the picture below is so true. Mainers really do think they can get a little more out of everything.

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover

After I hang out in my room for a bit, I make my way down to the Inkwell bar in the lobby for a little sparkling wine before I head to dinner at UNION restaurant.

The lobby at The Press is one of those places where you just want to hang. Seriously, grab a drink at Inkwell and park yourself on one of the many couches. Or play a little Scrabble by the fire.

After drinks at Inkwell and my dinner at UNION, I crashed hard. Because the comfy beds were calling my name.

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover

I woke up super refreshed and ready to stay in bed all day. JK! (I would if I could, but I can’t.)

The Press turns Inkwell liquor bar into Inkwell coffee and pastry bar. I’m into big breakfasts so I hold out for brunch at UNION but after a proper dose of caffeine, I snoop around the lobby a bit more.

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover
Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover

There’s just one last thing I need to do… Say “thank you”.

Thank you, Press Hotel. ¬†I can’t wait to visit again. Meaghan

Travel blogger Meaghan Murray shares a restaurant review for UNION at The Press Hotel in Portland, ME on her blog The Stopover

A million thank yous to The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine for generously hosting me! If you’re interested in staying at The Press Hotel, visit their website at www.thepresshotel.com. All opinions and images are my own.

6 Comments

  1. Katherine Elizabeth
    January 12, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Wow. This place looks AMAZING. I’m green with envy… I have a massive typewriter obsession! Beautiful photos, well done x

    • Meaghan
      Author
      January 12, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you so much! I have a new appreciation for typewriters after staying here. xo.

  2. Linda Murray
    January 13, 2017 / 12:38 am

    Sounds so warm and welcoming. I want to stacation here??

    • Meaghan
      Author
      January 13, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      I promise you’ll have a nice staycation at The Press!

  3. Priyadarshini Rajendran
    January 14, 2017 / 3:55 am

    Great post…definitely enchanting place!

  4. Lauren Child
    January 15, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Oh my! This place is heavenly! I am creating a travel pinterest board now and making this a priority. I would LOVE to sit at the Inkwell bar for coffee or cocktails and the decor is right up my ally. Love all the pretty pictures!!!

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