$84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 24, 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
99 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
Great value

Staff were excellent. Shuttle to airport quick and efficient. Room was comfortable. Will stay again... See full review

  • June's Mom
  • Aug 26, 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.

Hotel Map

43.6201 -70.3052
Area description
Business district

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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 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 (99)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
99 out of 99
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
FBBB
Portland, ME
Sep 10, 2013

Nothing special

Definitely some issues with the hotel - thin walls make it easy to hear other rooms. Delivery guys for the hotel showed up at 5:30 a.m. right outside our door and were quite loud opening doors for that early, and also it wasn't in the best part of town. However - a great price/value for the area, and a free shuttle to the airport! I'll take it.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Uuliat
Blue Hill, Maine
Aug 28, 2013

Good accomadations

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

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Hankel Family
Massachusetts
Aug 19, 2013

Antiquated room

The room we had was very old. The old block style tv. Beds that were extremely uncomfortable and stained. The 2 sitting chairs had stains as well. We had the bottom floor, and all was quiet. Alot of smokers outside the hotel, so you could smell the smoke coming in the AC unit. Not a good deal at all.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thesmiths13
Maine
Aug 16, 2013

Great hotel for the price

Had a great over night at this hotel. Room was ckean and comfortable. Only minor complaint was the Ac had been left off so room was a bit warm on arrival. But cooled off fast. Staff was pleasant and answered all questions

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nbeaupre
Warren, ME 04864
Aug 12, 2013

stay with girlfriend

This Howard Johnson Hotel is a very nice stay and very peaceful, We liked their indoor heated pool, and the location is great! The only drawback is paying $5 extra to have a fridge in the room.

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

There is plenty of entertainment, [day and Night time], that is only a short drive away from the Hotel

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LenAim
Marlborough, Connecticut
Jul 28, 2013

Overpriced

Location was good, room price was extremely overpriced based on the rooms, and grounds. However the staff was nice, the rooms were clean and the shower was really Hot, which is a plus for me.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Moving Pair
Business
Hartford CT
Jul 19, 2013

easy overnight

I had to stay overnight in Portland to catch an early am flight ... this hotel worked perfectly ... airport shuttle dropped me at the airport in plenty of time to make my flight. For my requirements this hotel and the staff were great.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Wayne from Maine
Tremont, Maine
Jul 15, 2013

Good place to stay if traveling through portland

Location is great, right off the highway. Room was not to good for the price.

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

Close to the old port.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bluefan9
Winchester, MA
May 6, 2013

Decent stay

I've stayed in this HOJO several times when I've gone to Portland to explore the old port. It meets my needs as a relatively cheap place to sleep. The beds are not the most comfortable, and the furniture is a bit outdated (including a tube TV). But, this is okay, because it's what I expected. The room was clean and the staff were all very friendly. It's a quick cab ride to the old port. I will stay here again.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Thomasha
Latham NY
Dec 12, 2012

no heat

The heater/cooler did not work. The room was cool but not cold from ambient house heat. Only one chair in the room at the desk. It was room 106.

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