A New Portland Guesthouse Gives a Historic Building a Second Life

Created by four friends, Best Bower provides stylish, thoughtful accommodations for visitors on Munjoy Hill.


13 Best Hotels in Portland, Maine Lodging Down East has gotten seriously upscale.

It is only in recent years that the city’s East End has really taken off as a dining mecca, and Best Bower lands you right in the middle of it. The building itself, an old schoolhouse, was moved from a neighboring town over 100 years ago.


The Best Portland, Maine Hotels of 2023

Portland routinely tops lists of the best places in New England to eat, dine, stay, and play, but the city's hotels tend to get less attention than other destinations in the Northeast. These vetted Portland, Maine, hotels deliver large rooms, bountiful amenities, enviable views, and hospitality that’ll make you rethink that antiquated adage about taciturn Mainers.

DuJour Magazine

Room Request! Best Bower

A new Portland, Maine guest house offers elegant accommodations on Munjoy Hill. The elegant hotel, which is keyless and contactless, boasts six spacious and unique guest rooms with custom furnishings, often fabricated by local artisans, and a curated art collection.

Yankee Magazine

2022 Best of New England | Maine

With an eye on what’s new for 2022, Yankee’s editors round up the best attractions, eateries, and hotels in top Maine travel destinations, including Portland and Acadia National Park.