$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
7 out of 105
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

86% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Winterfox
Business
Coeur d'Alene ID
Aug 1, 2014

Convenient and nice

I booked this hotel for my son who was flying into Portland ME and needed an airport shuttle. His 85 yr old grandma picked him up the next day, so she did not have to drive after dark. The hotel did a great job of meeting our needs, the room was in my son's words "very nice Mom, thanks." My one issue is not with the hotel, but with the booking agency who did not honor their promotional offer of 15% off.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
desert dogz
Business
Tucson
Sep 30, 2013

HOJO South Portland

For the price and location, a good selection. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast was average. Close to all sites in the Portland area.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ScoobyLoo4572
Business
Belfast, ME
May 18, 2012

Little time spent here

Spent the night here to get an early flight out of Portland. It was super convenient and the person at the front desk was helpful with directions in the morning! Comfortable and clean room - was exactly what I needed.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Young single female traveller
Business
Marina Del Rey, CA
Oct 25, 2010

Won't be staying here again

The hotel is really rundown, outdated and badly maintained. The decor was a mix of cheesy Asian-inspired and tired 80s wallpaper, cheap finishes, dirty-looking carpets and bedspreads. There was hair on the bathroom counter and on one of the pillows, small patches of mold on the bathroom ceiling and the lights were rusting. What kind of guests a hotel attracts also says alot - there was an unkempt man playing solitaire on the hotel computers one evening who harassed me as I tried to print out my boarding pass and told me that he had been a criminal for many years who just hadn't been caught yet. As a young, single female traveller, this made me more than a little uncomfortable. I'd give this place zero stars if I could.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The Maine Mall, just ten minutes drive away, is pretty nice.

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Review of Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston, TX
Oct 10, 2009

Convenient to my Portland Itinerary

The hotel was conveniently accessible to the interstate into Portland, but yet in a very quiet residential area. I was there for a marathon and wanted a good night's rest, and easy access to the events. My expectations were clearly met!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to the lighthouses, beaches south from Portland, and minutes for the Old Port.

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