$54 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 31, 2014 Check-out: Jan 2, 2015

Econo Lodge Maine Mall

2 stars
80 John Roberts Road, South Portland, ME 04106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
45 reviews
Last minute stop

It was nice the staff was very knowledgeable about the area and friendly the room was clean and comfy See full review

  • Steve the chef
  • Sep 18, 2014
Great getaway

I had a really nice stay. My room was upstairs and it was very nice and in the morning the sun... See full review

  • Johanssen
  • Aug 14, 2013
Maine Mall location with bargain prices and pet-friendly rooms

A free shuttle included in low room rates takes guests to and from the Portland airport at Econo Lodge South Portland. Once at the hotel, enjoy free continental breakfast each morning or head next door to Maine Mall, the largest indoor shopping center in Maine, with plenty of stores and dining options. Within the surrounding miles, find beaches and state parks, amusement parks and water rides, museums, lighthouses or even a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game or Portland Pirates Hockey game.

Highlights

  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Pet-friendly rooms available (fees apply)
  • Free shuttle three miles to Portland airport
  • Next to Maine Mall, within walking distance of the shops


Rooms

Basic rooms keep prices low at Econo Lodge South Portland. Even with their simple appearances, each one includes a coffee-maker, hair-dryer, iron, ironing board and a work desk. Cable TVs offer pay-per-view movies for more in-room entertainment options. Local calls and wireless internet access are free to all guests at Econo Lodge South Portland. A refrigerator and microwave are available in some of the 54 rooms as well. Feel free to request a non-smoking room or to book pet-friendly accommodations (fees apply).

Features

Free continental breakfast at Econo Lodge South Portland includes a choice of cereals, muffins and other assorted breads, juice and coffee. Newspapers and coffee are free in the lobby at any time. For parents visiting students nearby, the hotel is less than nine miles to the University of Southern Maine. Be sure to take a coastal cruise or walk the cobblestone streets of Old Port, a working waterfront and a chic shopping, dining and entertainment district. 

Transportation

  • Portland International Jetport (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Greater Portland METRO bus stops in front of Maine Mall

Attractions

  • Maine Mall (across the street)
  • Sable Oaks Golf Club (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Tate House Museum (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (3.5 mi/5.7 km)
  • Scarborough Downs Harness Race Track (4.8 mi/7.6 km)
  • Cumberland County Civic Center (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Old Port historic downtown waterfront district (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • Funtown Splashtown USA (9.4 mi/15.1 km)
  • Old Orchard Beach (10.6 mi/17 km)
  • Sebago Lake State Park (15.8 mi/25.4 km)

Business

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Fax and copy services available (fees apply)

Policies and fees

Pet accommodation: $10 USD per night. Pet limit: One pet per room, 40 lbs or under.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
Laundry service
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
In room movies
Iron

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (45)

Ratings and reviews for Econo Lodge Maine Mall

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
45 out of 45
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.6

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 16, 2010

Portland visit

Close to airport and interstates, clean, but toilet would not flush properly the second night.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
mainebear
Business
Maine
Feb 8, 2010

Great Location, Cheap but dirty

This hotel is very close to the mall and other shopping. It is only about 3 miles from Scarborough Downs for great harness racing and Off Track Betting with all popular tracks being simulcast. A great evening out. Also 4 miles from Cabelas sporting goods store. The rooms are only $50.00 per night. Dirty, flush plugged, We ended up fixing it ourselves! Cheap but not for the discriminating traveler.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Unos by the South Portland mall is a great value. Great food and an exceptionally friendly and competent staff. A must try.

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Review of Econo Lodge Maine Mall

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
early flyer
Business
Portland, ME
Dec 25, 2009

Great value

Stayed overnight for early flight. Staff was very friendly, made coffee pre-breakfast just for me, prompt shuttle, only charged $5 per day for parking

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Near the mall and everything

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Review of Econo Lodge Maine Mall

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Wedding weekend bargain hunter
Business
Boston, MA
Oct 5, 2009

Clean but dated

We picked the hotel for the price only. Very clean, but the rooms are really dated and in need of some updates/repairs. It is also tucked behind the mall, so it is a little tricky to locate at first.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oregon
Sep 27, 2009

Watch Out!

After returning from the trip, found the hotel had charged $1.61 on credit card, appears that you will be charged for possible phone use, unless at checkout you tell the front desk not to charge you, great "hidden" fee. As we left the hotel at 3 in morning to continue our travels, who would normally think to check with the front desk for possible unknown fees. Between the dirty room and this fee, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

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

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Maine Mall

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
new jersey
Sep 15, 2009

Short stay

good value for your money. Basic but had everything you needed. This is our second time staying there on our trips to Portland. Will stay next time too.

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

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Maine Mall

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
shopping guru
Business
portland, maine
Sep 6, 2009

Decent enough

this inexpensive motel was just what we expected good value for a quick trip to the city for a day of shopping and a night out on the town clean room to sleep in a a decent continental breakfast there was a minor problem with the tv which the management promptly fixed

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

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Maine Mall

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Enfield Ct.
Aug 11, 2009

" what I think"

It was ok. Nothing special.It was clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Maine Mall

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bethel
Jan 4, 2009

Good value

This motel is perfect if you're just spending a night and flying out or heading on the next day. Everything is fine and clean and very safe; not luxury, but a good value. Beds were very comfortable, room clean, staff personable.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Right behind a shopping mall, good selection of places to eat....not in downtown Portland, but very convenient to airport.

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Review of Econo Lodge Maine Mall

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Raleigh, NC
Jan 3, 2009

Okay

Very polite staff, and I appreciate their taking the effort to locate the owner of the cell phone (us). Room/bedding was dusty. Heating system was dusty and touchy. Nice continental breakfast in lobby. Staff returned lost cell phone, which was much appreciated. Pretty much what I expected for the price, but would have liked to have been surprised a little. Would recommend for a no-frills crash pad.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The mall is a long walk / short drive away; Portland and South Portland are 15 minutes away. Very central location.

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