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
102 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
Convenient and nice

I booked this hotel for my son who was flying into Portland ME and needed an airport shuttle. His... See full review

  • Winterfox
  • Aug 1, 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

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 (102)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
102 out of 102
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
southern hospitality
south portland
Aug 6, 2014

could be better

Hotel needs major updating. Pictures look better than hotel...hall was dark and dirty. Toilet seat broken. Room needs carpet cleaned. I spent most of my trip site seeing only slept in room. Am breakfast ok...needs bigger area for guest to sit and eat...air conditioning vent made room loud and hard to have a conversation while having your coffee

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

Go just outside of main portland prices better for gifts to take home to family and friends...

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Winterfox
Coeur d'Alene ID
Aug 1, 2014

Convenient and nice

I booked this hotel for my son who was flying into Portland ME and needed an airport shuttle. His 85 yr old grandma picked him up the next day, so she did not have to drive after dark. The hotel did a great job of meeting our needs, the room was in my son's words "very nice Mom, thanks." My one issue is not with the hotel, but with the booking agency who did not honor their promotional offer of 15% off.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boogie
Montreal, Canada
Jul 26, 2014

Relax trip

I found the location perfectly, very quiet place, the beds and the pillows are very comfortable, the bathroom was old, but everything was functional. The breakfast had a good selection, it was extended one hour more, so everybody could have one. The staff was very friendly, helpful and courteous.

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

Anjon's. Delicious Italian and seafood. A little bit pricey but definitely worth it.

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
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