$71 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 6, 2015 Check-out: May 9, 2015

Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
112 reviews
met our needs

We appreciated being able to leave our car for the duration of our trip abroad and being able to... See full review

  • Emily
  • Apr 6, 2015
Flying in for the weekend

The hotel is fine and having the airport shuttle is awesome. A quick pickup and drop-off with... See full review

  • Dee..
  • Mar 26, 2015
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.

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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.

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 112
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.4

75% would recommend to a friend.

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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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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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hyuntaek
Business
Goshen
Apr 13, 2014

Review

Good I liked there a lot goooooooooooooooooooooooood

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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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Shark
Business
Puerto Rico
Oct 18, 2011

Needs a better look

Rugs are old and full of spots, bathroom lights are too soft and is very hard to shave under this conditions.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Fair price.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
med traveller
Business
Jersey City NJ
Oct 15, 2010

Disappointing

Disappointing! The "Non-Smoking" room had been smoked in and recently, and the rugs were all wet in the hall from rain.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Maine
Jul 13, 2010

Fine place to stay

Easy check-in, clean room, nice staff. Not all HoJo's are created equal. This one is well above the average Howard Johnson's experience.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk across the street to super great homemade desserts at Governor's Restaurant. Good home cooking, generous portions.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Augusta, Ga
May 17, 2010

Convenience

This was my fisrt time to the area on business. I will more than likey stay somewhere else when I'm there again on business.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
austin, texas
May 11, 2010

so so

Got in after midnight and left at noon the next day after traveling all day long to get there for a stop over. Had a bit of difficulty finding from airport and then our remote for television didn't work, there were warnings not to use television without remote.....and then couldn't get on line because wireless internet was not working. Somewhat of a disappointment.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kalamazoo, MI
Dec 15, 2009

Great location for the price

The staff was there for anything I needed. My luggage got soak with jet fuel on the way to Portland and the staff stepped in with toiletries and help with where to go to get new things.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The mall and most restaurants are just a 4 or 5 minute drive from this Hotel. It was great.

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