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Greater Portland & Casco Bay family friendly hotels and motels welcome the kids

Most Portland, Maine hotels and motels are family and kid friendly, and many go out of their way to accommodate children and families. Family friendly lodging in Portland, ME may offer suites of one and two bedrooms; free local transportation to nearby adventures like whale watching trips, sea kayaking, or sailing on a coastal schooner or lobster boat; access to nearby museums that appeal to both adults and children; and, of course, swimming pools.

34 Ocean Avenue Scarborough, ME, 04074 Phone: 207-883-6684

Kids will want to keep coming back to this beachside inn

The kids are going to fall in love with the Higgins Beach Inn. Whether searching for sand dollars on the white sand of Higgins Beach (just a few feet from the inn), chowing down on fish and chips in the Shade restaurant or relaxing as a family in the evenings as ocean breezes waft in from your room’s bay windows, your children will feel they have gone on a real New England vacation. And there is so much to do in the area, from kayaking at Crescent Beach State Park to shopping in Portland’s Old Port district to touring the Children’s Museum of Maine or the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. And don’t forget the summer-long carnival atmosphere at Old Orchard Beach.