Visiting the University Of Southern Maine? Make the Clarion your first 'Choice'!


Located in Portland, Maine’s largest city, the Clarion Hotel is directly off of I-295, minutes from I-95, and just 2 miles from the Old Port.  Our recently renovated full service hotel has welcoming amenities such as on-site restaurant, complimentary Wi-Fi, ample free parking, 24 hour business center, on-site laundry, heated indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) Portland Campus is just one mile from the Clarion Hotel in Portland ME.
Distinguished for their teaching, creative research and scholarly publication, the USM faculty stays committed to fostering a spirit of higher learning, critical analysis and community participation from their students.  The University advocates academic freedom and diversity in all aspects of campus life for students, faculty, and staff.

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Don’t miss out on the wonderful foodie city that is Portland, ME!  Check out our restaurant listing for ideas on your next meal!

Whether you are attending sports events, visiting students, or touring the campus, stay at our pet-friendly hotel near USM for comfort, convenience, outstanding service, and high quality lodging at an affordable rate.

We are happy to partner with the University of Southern Maine to offer a discounted rate throughout the year.  Use the link below to book now.
Make hotel reservations for your USM visit today!
Rates are based upon availability.
The USM negotiated rate is not applicable for groups so if you are traveling to the college with a sports team or other group, visit our Portland Groups page for information on group reservations.   

The Clarion Hotel Portland ME is 2 miles from the Portland Jetport.
Complimentary Shuttle service from 4:30am-11:00pm daily to the airport and all other transportation hubs.
Driving Directions:
From I-95 traveling North

Take Exit 44 onto I-295 to Portland.
Take the first Congress Street exit and bear to the right following the signs for Route 22 West.
At the second light, take a left onto Route 22 West.The Clarion Hotel is located 100 yards on the left.

From I -295 traveling South
Take I-295 south to Exit 5B.
Take a right off of the exit ramp. At the second light, take a left into parking lot.

Directions to USM Portland Campus from the Clarion Hotel.
Directions to USM Gorham Campus from the Clarion Hotel.