$62 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 4, 2014

Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

2 stars
675 Main Street I-95, South Portland, ME 04106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
105 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
comfortable, late check out

booked this after late arrival at Portland Jet port. 24hr desk, very quite, comfortable bed, good... See full review

  • tired rover
  • Sep 16, 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 (105)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
105 out of 105
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 24, 2007

Helpful Staff

Our Stay at the hotel was comfortable, but more than that the staff was very helpful. They gave great suggestions for dining and attractions and were very patient ant instructive w/ map directions.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Yeyette( Tough to please)
Business
Everett , MA
Jul 6, 2010

Romantic Getaway

Very Pleasant staff. They listen to suggestions.Friendly environment.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Very convenient to Saco Bay Cruises.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
4shawnie
Business
Maryland
Jun 26, 2012

A great place to stay

Clean and comfortable. Kind staff. I had traveled a long way and the bed was big and comfortable. Also I had a small dog with me and it was not a problem.

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

There is delivery from 2 nearby places, food was good.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
scottsinfl
Business
fl
Oct 3, 2012

red eye flight

It was good and close to the airport with an on the spot shuttle

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Uuliat
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bangor, ME 04401
Mar 27, 2011

Pleasure

It was fabulous

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cape cod gal
Business
Yarmouth Port, Ma.
Apr 22, 2009

Romantic weekend getaway!

This was a surprise weekend getaway that my husband planned for us. It was wonderful... clean and quiet! Very close to restaurants and shopping. We also took a drive along the shore and downtown. We loved it. Will do it again sometime. It was nice to do it before the busy season started.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Aug 1, 2007

Sleep

Can`t say much, all we did was sleep there and that was fine.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Ocean,Portland, more ocean and Maine.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nashville, TN
Sep 2, 2007

Beneficial to have internet access, however in room service would be better

The staff were very helpful as we needed to printout a variety of items for work. tThe room was fine in terms of overall size and convenience.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Only about 15 minutes from downtown Portland shopping and great food. Demillo's lobster was to die for. The local coffee shop had great breakfasts and was only a block away, and the attached mexican restaurant had a great bar.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Daddy of all Daddies
Business
Newark, NJ
Aug 15, 2007

Great for the weary traveller

HoJo's south portland is located very conveniently near I-95. For those of us travelling through Maine, it has often served us well. The room was clean and spacious and our kids enjoy the pool. Internet access is a nice touch when trying to stay connected while on vacation. We'll definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Mall, plenty of places to eat. Get some ice cream and sit back in front of the TV. Rest up.

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