Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

2 stars
View map of 675 Main Street I-95, South Portland, ME 04106

Hotel Overview

3.3/5

Overall score

77%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6
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 (110)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
110 out of 110
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Emily
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

met our needs

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dee..
Business
West Gardiner
Mar 26, 2015

Flying in for the weekend

The hotel is fine and having the airport shuttle is awesome. A quick pickup and drop-off with pleasant driver.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scottnsam
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Fun famI'll trip

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! !!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rod Dr. Bagel
Business
Mechanicsburg. PA
Dec 2, 2014

Thanksgiving event

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

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

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Diane Happy traveler
Business
Peabody MA
Nov 18, 2014

Great hotel for our needs!

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jim Mayo
Business
Montana
Sep 28, 2014

Ok place to stay

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Town traveler
Business
Rockville MD
Sep 22, 2014

Portland Howard Johnson

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dee..
Business
Augusta, ME
Sep 22, 2014

Good place to stay

Good place to stay. Reasonable price. Short driveable distance to the Maine Mall shopping area and many places to eat. Good place for a park and ride to the airport too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Maine Mall close by, lots of stores to shop in. Also many places to eat, not too far from airport either.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tired rover
Business
Clifton, VA
Sep 16, 2014

comfortable, late check out

booked this after late arrival at Portland Jet port. 24hr desk, very quite, comfortable bed, good nights sleep. Best of all check out not until 12noon. Breakfast nice enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Noplanstogobacktophiphi
Business
Toronto, Canada
Sep 11, 2014

Bang for your buck

All of the hotels we looked up directly in Portland were all around $250 so booking this hotel for only $70 less than 10 mins away was a no brained! The room was clean and the seem to be in a transition of making all the furniture a little more modern and up to date which was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Duckfat for lunch and Central Provisions for dinner

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