$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 5, 2014 Check-out: Aug 8, 2014

Ramada Plaza Portland

3 stars
155 Riverside Street I95, Portland, ME 04103
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
184 reviews
Good bang for your buck

price was low to mid range, but service and convience. Food never an issue, would return in a heart... See full review

  • come again
  • Jul 10, 2014
Minutes from downtown

My room even had a "whirlpool" bath. Quiet. Good restaurant next door, called the Good Egg.... See full review

  • Lee White
  • May 31, 2013
Budget-friendly hotel with pool, hot tubs and restaurants

Clean, comfortable and affordable rooms create the cornerstone of value at Howard Johnson Plaza -- Portland. Add a large indoor pool and hot tubs, two restaurants and a lounge plus free wireless Internet access and accommodations become a true bargain. Take the courtesy shuttle to and from the airport or local train and bus stations. Nearby, catch a Portland Pirates, Sea Dogs or Red Claws game, shop the outlets or Old Port boutiques or explore the rugged Maine coastline and its lighthouses. Rooms on the business-class floor are newly renovated.

Highlights

  • Indoor heated pool with fireplace, two hot tubs and a fitness center
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Two restaurants and a lounge, including Friendly's for tall ice cream sundaes
  • Courtesy shuttle service to and from the airport, train and bus stations
  • Pets are welcome with advance notice

Rooms

Choose two double beds or one king bed at Howard Johnson Plaza -- Portland. Basic rooms come equipped with a hair-dryer, coffee-maker, phone with voicemail, an in-room safe and full-size ironing board and iron. Step outside on a private balcony or patio. After a day around Portland, come back to check email with free wireless Internet access or relax in front of the TV. A newly renovated business class floor offers upgraded rooms that feature a 32-inch flat-panel television, cordless phone, microwave, refrigerator, well-lit desk area, bottled water and snacks, a granite bathroom countertop and a curved shower rod. Request adjoining rooms, a Jacuzzi room or a pet-friendly room in advance.

Features

Howard Johnson Plaza -- Portland is a recipient of the Quality Excellence Presidents Award. Dine on fresh Maine seafood, grilled steaks and more at Seasons Grille. Also on site, Friendly's Restaurant serves family-priced meals beginning with breakfast. Save room for their famous ice cream specialties. Pick up complimentary newspapers in the lobby, use the on-site laundry facilities and enjoy free parking at Howard Johnson Plaza -- Portland.

Transportation

  • Portland International Jetport (4.2 mi/6.7 km)
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from the Portland Jetport, bus depot and Amtrak train station

Attractions

  • Portland Museum of Art (4.3 mi/7 km)
  • Old Port historic downtown waterfront district (4.3 mi/6.9 km)
  • Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine (4.4 mi/7 km)
  • Victoria Mansion (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • Cumberland County Civic Center (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Maine Mall (5 mi/8 km)
  • Casco Bay Lines ferry (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse (7.7 mi/12.4 km)
  • Crescent Beach State Park (11.3 mi/18.2 km)

Business

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Business center in lobby
  • 12,000 square feet of newly renovated, flexible space in eight event rooms for up to 750 guests

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

43.6823 -70.3283
Area description
Business district

Nearby points of interest

  • Cumberland County Civic Center: 3.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (184)

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Plaza Portland

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
184 out of 184
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.9

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
come again
Quincy, Ma
Jul 10, 2014

Good bang for your buck

price was low to mid range, but service and convience. Food never an issue, would return in a heart beat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to downtown Portland, but quiet and country enough from the bustling of tourists.

Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Catso
Eugene, OR
Jun 10, 2014

All I wanted was a bed and a shower

The bed was fine. It was clean enough. Quiet and staff was fine but the shower did not work and the drain of the tub was very slow. I had to wash my hair on my hands and knees with water rising to two inches by the time I was done.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
carguybill
Warwick
Jun 3, 2014

average place to stay

People were friendly and polite rooms were clean but the actual didn't work right and not very many things close by without having to pay a toll every time you get on the highway and they could have been a little more specific when stating about a whirlpool tub being for 1 person at a time a little disappointed on that aspect other than that it was a pleasant stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ODAT
Stratford, Ct.
May 20, 2014

weekend wedding

The hotel was very good and the staff was exceptional. Breakfast at the "Egg & I " was well worth the time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MichelleLA
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 22, 2013

Good place to stay for a quick convenient trip

Hotel was nice but just a little old. Overall very clean and convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jfrf
Wisconsin
Oct 13, 2013

Couple vacation

The hotel room had been updated nicely. The restaurant attached was enjoyable and the discount was appreciated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dining was enjoyable at the restaurant connected to the hotel. Food and service were good.

Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Schtevo
Petaluma, CA
Sep 20, 2013

Decent accommodations

Nothing spectacular, but decent quality for a reasonable price. Nice staff. Our only surprise was no fan in the bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast at The Egg and I is good and very reasonably priced.

Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NH Doug
Peteborough NH
Sep 7, 2013

Good N Uff!

This was an average + hotel. The staff was good. The rooms were clean and fine. The level of finish is modest. Drop ceilings in bath, modest construction but clean and pleasant. No complaints. There is a strip club across the street, so was a little concerned about clientele at hotel but there was no problem.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
traveleraug2013
CT
Sep 3, 2013

weekend away

Not what expected from reviews. Non smoking room smelled of recent smoking. Small rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Review of Ramada Plaza Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
joeandsal
westchester, ny
Aug 27, 2013

Nice but far

The hotel itself was nice enough but it is a bit to far from downtown portland for me to stay again. However, for one night to catch a fight out it works. The shuttle was worth the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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