Centrally located on a cobblestone courtyard in the middle of the Old Port, the Regency boasts one of the city’s premier hotel locations. But it’s got more than location—this is also one of the most architecturally interesting hotels in southern Maine. Housed in an 1895 brick armory, the hotel is thoroughly modern inside and offers attractive rooms, appointed and furnished with all the expected amenities. There are several types of rooms and suites, each fitted to the place’s unique architecture; for a splurge, ask for a luxurious corner room with a handsome (nonworking) fireplace, sitting area, city views out big windows, and a Jacuzzi. The small health club is one of the best in town (it includes a sauna and hot tub), and the downstairs level conceals a restaurant and a lounge.