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Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in South Portland
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Reception very helpful”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Rooms clean, would need a bit of a facelift.
No breakfast included, coffee maker in room.
The two men at the reception at night were very helpful for suggesting very good restaurants.
Very central, well located.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Therese L
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Limerick Ireland
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is clean, comfortable and convenient for town as it's only a ten minute drive (it's not within walking distance). Decor is dated but fine. Please don't book it as a treat as you will be disappointed.

A little overpriced for what you get but I guess that's just due to demand.

Would stay again if I needed to.

Stayed July 2014
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Netherlands
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127 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Very fast service at check in. Nice rooms and bathroom was very clean. The complimentary breakfast was surprisingly good. Location is average, and about the indoor pool we cannot comment; we did not use it, although it looked quite good......

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Saint John, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My wife and I spend 3 nights there July 14-17th. The hotel staff is friendly and facilities are good. The hotel is conviently located and easy to find. The room was great and bed comfortable. The indoor pool was nice. The complimentary breakfast was good with a good selection. The hotel was quiet except for some noisy teens on one night who kept letting their door bang. Good value for the price. I would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dewey1
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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117 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Comfortable hotel affordable and right outside Portland-out of the mix of traffic right off highway 10 minutes from down town Portland. Friendly helpful staff...indoor pool and complimentary breakfast.

Room Tip: Pool is on first floor and so is breakfast...side door access too
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

When I booked this hotel, I didn't even know Howard Johnson's still existed! We booked the HoJo because it was much cheaper than the places in Portland. The check in was fast and the customer service person was friendly. The hotel did not smell at all as others said it was not dirty. It is non smoking, so I don't know how rooms could smell like smoke. The room was spacious and the shower was fine. The bed was comfy. The one thing I didn't like was the pillows. They were a bit thick and hard. I would return, but I'd probably bring my own pillow. Breakfast was included and it was a decent spread. They even had make your own waffles. The parking is free and there is plenty of it. The hotel is around a 10 minute drive from downtown. Not a big deal at all. We found a parking lot that was around a 10 minute walk from old port for $5 a day. You can't beat that! I would recommend this hotel and I'd stay again.

Room Tip: we stayed at the end of the hallway and it was quiet
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

The facilities were constructed well, fifteen years ago. From the moment you walk in you will be bombarded with worn carpets, tired staff, and normal amenities cost extra. Want a fridge? $10 a day. Want a microwave? $10 a day. Ice machine? Only on first floor of a four floor facility. We had two adults and two teenagers, and there was only one available outlet integrated into a desk lamp, forcing us to choose light or charging our mobile devices. The interior of the rooms are just like the ones I stayed in with my parents when I was a child. Not impressed.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Eric C
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Property: Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland
Address: 675 Main St, US Highway 1, South Portland, ME 04106-5422
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Region: United States > Maine > South Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in South Portland
#7 Business Hotel in South Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland 2*
Number of rooms: 121
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