$87 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2014 Check-out: Sep 3, 2014

Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

2 stars
675 Main Street I-95, South Portland, ME 04106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
143 reviews
Good accomadations

It's a good quality hotel in a very handy location to Portland - easily accessed on the highway. See full review

  • Uuliat
  • Aug 28, 2013
Good Value

Clean, comfortable location in the Portland area. Good value when everything in the summer is pricey. See full review

  • Father Son Getaway
  • Jul 21, 2014
Free airport shuttle five miles to the downtown waterfront scene

With so much to do in Portland, guests at Howard Johnson Hotel - South Portland prefer not to pay steep rates for a fancy room. Economical rates on basic lodging include continental breakfast and wireless Internet access. Guests can even take a free 24-hour shuttle to the airport. The hotel sits less than five miles from Old Port, the historic downtown waterfront. Swim in the sunny indoor pool surrounded by two glass walls or check out local beaches, museums, ferry cruises or seafood restaurants serving fresh Maine lobster.

Highlights

  • Free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi
  • Indoor pool and fitness center
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to airport, Amtrak and bus stations
  • Less than five miles from downtown Portland
  • Some pet-friendly rooms available

Rooms

Decor has a bit of a flashback feel at Howard Johnson Hotel - South Portland, but the guest room prices are hard to beat for the convenient Portland location. All rooms include basic amenities, including a coffee-maker with complimentary coffee, iron, full-sized ironing board, hair-dryer and AM/FM clock radio. Kick back with an expanded cable TV line-up that offers HBO and pay-per-view channels or hop online with free Wi-Fi. Home Office Rooms add a microwaves, fridge and complimentary welcome snacks. Business Class non-smoking rooms are subject to availability, as are pet-friendly accommodations.

Features

Groups are welcome and parking is free for vehicles of all sizes at the Howard Johnson Hotel - South Portland. Winner of the Howard Johnson Presidents Award, the hotel sits at the intersection of I-95 and Route 1 Main Street in South Portland. A motor speedway, harness race track and sports events featuring Portland teas are all less than 10 miles away. On site, guests can exercise with cardio equipment in the fitness room.

Transportation

  • Portland International Jetport (3.6 mi/5.9 km)
  • Free shuttle to the airport, bus or train stations

Attractions

  • Maine Mall (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Cumberland County Civic Center (4.3 mi/7 km)
  • Casco Bay Lines ferry (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Old Port historic downtown waterfront district (4.7 mi/7.6 km)
  • Beech Ridge Motor Speedway (4.9 mi/7.8 km)
  • Scarborough Downs Harness Race Track (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Portland Head Lighthouse (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Funtown Splashtown USA (9.3 mi/15 km)
  • Old Orchard Beach (10.5 mi/16.9 km)

Business

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Business center with printing services (fees apply)
  • Four meeting rooms equipped with free wireless Internet access seat up to 90 people

Policies and fees

  • Our guarantee policy requires a credit card guarantee.
  •  Pet Policy: Pets allowed only in pet-friendly rooms. Contact property for availability. 

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

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Overhead projector
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

43.6201 -70.3052
Area description
Business district

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 (143)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
143 out of 143
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Father Son Getaway
Kansas City
Jul 21, 2014

Good Value

Clean, comfortable location in the Portland area. Good value when everything in the summer is pricey.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MargyM24
New Jersey
Jul 14, 2014

Convenient Portland Hotel

Located right off the highway with easy access to Portland downtown area. Friendly staff nice pool complimentary breakfast...definitely a great place

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
yupyo
masshole
Jun 30, 2014

good value

The location is conveniant and room was basic nothing special but got the job done

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Beer

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JackMess
Quebec
Jun 25, 2014

Exactly what we expected !

The price was right for what we've got. Very good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Maine mall

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lawrenceburg
Business
South Portland, Maine
May 19, 2014

Getaway

The hotel was good for price we paid, they were doing a little construction so supplies where laying out, but other than that the beds were comfortable. Toilet made a loud whistle noise when flushed, but I let the front desk know when checking out. Overall it was a decent place to stay for the night.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
getway couple
maine
Apr 24, 2014

stars on ice

great loc ation near center and all the shopping favorites

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Life is two short
USA
Apr 23, 2014

A place to sleep

Chair was dirty, dont know what was on it but it was brown! Other than that it was fine. You just need to pay attention to detail. You get what you pay for.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hyuntaek
Business
Goshen
Apr 13, 2014

Review

Good I liked there a lot goooooooooooooooooooooooood

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CJ58
Skowhegan maine
Apr 1, 2014

Great hotel for the money

We had a short stay here. Catching an early flight at the airport. Hotel was clean and the staff was very pleasant and very willing to help is out and give us any info we needed. I would stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paul Donna
wesley, maine
Mar 27, 2014

Stay and fly

Great place to stay for flying out of Portland Jetport - the staff was great - shuttle to the airport was on time (4:30 am) - and we were able to leave the car at the hotel for 14 days at the fraction of the cost of airport parking! Room was clean and comfortable. We will stay again on our return flight!

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