Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland ★★

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$62
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 20, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016
3.3 /5
Overall score
78%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.6
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Overview

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.

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.

Property 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.

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

Nearby 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

Transportation

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

Policies

  • 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.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

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

Reviews

3.3 /5 Overall score

78% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.2/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.7/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.9/5
  • Comfort: 3.6/5
  • Location: 3.8/5
  • Value: 3.6/5

Should have small refrigerator and microwave in room.

Would recommend Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Room was far from lobby and breakfast area and should have a small refrigerator and microwave but was clean and a nicr room.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good value for the price

Would recommend Wed, Aug 26, 2015
My husband and I booked this hotel last-minute on an impromptu side trip to Portland. I had never been to the area before, and wasn't expecting the hotel to be so far from downtown Portland-- South Portland is really a suburb more than a part of the town. But compared to the pricey downtown Portland chains, the 10-15 minute drive was well worth it! The room was quiet, comfortable, appeared clean, with a great shower. Check-in was speedy and easy and the staff were friendly and professional. I would NOT recommend this hotel to anyone planning on hitting the bars in town, due to the drive, but it's otherwise a great spot- close enough to be convienient but far enough to be affordable!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good location

Would recommend Sat, Jun 6, 2015
This was a last minute getaway and we found that the location was perfect for a night in downtown Portland and then finding a spot to stay.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

met our needs

Would recommend Mon, Apr 6, 2015
We appreciated being able to leave our car for the duration of our trip abroad and being able to crash there when we returned. The room was spacious and comfortable, the staff helpful and pleasant and the breakfast very satisfying.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Flying in for the weekend

Would recommend Thu, Mar 26, 2015
The hotel is fine and having the airport shuttle is awesome. A quick pickup and drop-off with pleasant driver.

| West Gardiner Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Fun famI'll trip

Would recommend Thu, Jan 15, 2015
Great room! Had a lot of fun and the hotel was very pretty. Will definitely stay here again when we go to Portland again. Thanks for great hospitality! !!

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Thanksgiving event

Would recommend Tue, Dec 2, 2014
Flights were changed due to weather, and we were accommodated. Death in family, and we had to leave a day early, waiting for to a refund. Would recommend it to my friends.

Money saver

close to airport and van service to and from. Close to shopping.

| Mechanicsburg. PA Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great hotel for our needs!

Would recommend Tue, Nov 18, 2014
We had a wedding in Portland, we arrived early at the hotel and was allowed to go to our room. Very friendly staff, we had a room with a king bed it looked great when we arrived. Clean and neat. Continental breakfast was more than expected, from waffles to whatever, waitstaff asked if they could help when I was looking around, I would recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

| Peabody MA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Ok place to stay

Would recommend Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Plane was late due to the problems at O'Hare airport and had to stay in DC. HoJo's would not give a Break because we called after 4PM. Stayed there the next night and had to pay $50 more for the room.

| Montana Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Portland Howard Johnson

Would recommend Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Staff was very accommodating by allowing early check-in. Room was very clean and bed was incredibly comfortable! Great location with a short drive to downtown! Would stay again!

| Rockville MD Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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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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