$82 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 23, 2015 Check-out: Aug 26, 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
103 reviews
Good location

This was a last minute getaway and we found that the location was perfect for a night in downtown... See full review

  • Wendy M.
  • Jun 6, 2015
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

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.

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.

Property 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.

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

Nearby 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

Transportation

  • Portland International Jetport (3.6 mi/5.9 km)
  • Free shuttle to the airport, bus or train stations

Policies

  • 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

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 103
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.5

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

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

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

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.

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Steve Sp.
Business
Boston, MA
Jul 22, 2014

Hotel Stay During Parent's Camp Visiting Weekend

Had to stay at this hotel as it was the best deal on a weekend when all hotels inflated their rates... Parents were visiting their children at camp on Sebago Lake and it was a busy weekend. Accomodations were average, housekeeping did a good job, and staff was very acccomodating. Did find the Mexican food next door VERY authentic and reasonably priced... Try it out !

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Father Son Getaway
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MargyM24
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mom 2014
Business
Rhode Island
Jul 6, 2014

Portland Family Vacation

Hotel was worth the money. Only problem encountered was that the free breakfast did not have a variety. There was one waffle maker with a line of 20-30 people. The room was 90 degrees and people standing. Not enough tables.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Life is two short
Business
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CJ58
Business
Skowhegan maine
Apr 1, 2014

Great hotel for the money

We had a short stay here. Catching an early flight at the airport. Hotel was clean and the staff was very pleasant and very willing to help is out and give us any info we needed. I would stay here again.

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

Business

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Hankel Family
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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