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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Cancellation of flight due to weather. Had to pay 215.82 for an additional night.

It was clean and the staff was great. I loved having the couch and living area.

Everything was excellent and the restaurant at the Marriott next door is not to be missed.

The room was spacious, clean, comfortable and the staff was all pleasant. The pool is small but indoors and at a good temperature. The only thing was the gym. It was small and both the bike and the eliptical did not work. The one treadmill I tried did work, so I still got my cardio in. This was over-all a great hotel stay. I would definitely stay again.

We have a family shopping trip every year and this was a great time had by all. The only thing that would make it better is a lounge

excellent beds great breakfast nice desk areas bad parking

Enjoyed this trip and love to stay hear. This is my go to motel when i am in the Portland area.

I loved the place. This hotel has gym, swimming pool, delicious continental breakfast, good staff, clean room and lobby restrooms which helped our big group of 13 people. Thanks

The motel was clean and was being renovated even though it was very nice already. It was convenient and close to plenty of food options.

Great over night stay before leaving Maine. Great staff. My only account is there was no fruit on the breakfast bar when I went down at 8:30am. Great beds etc...

I was very upset when I checked into the Holiday Inn Express and was told that I could only have the room in front of the elevators or the handicapped room because I was a travel site discount purchaser. I opted for the handicapped room and found the room to be wanting.

Our stay was dampened when the hotel receptionist informed us that the travel-site rate was higher than a rate directly through the hotel. (Talk about feeling ripped off). Once we were in the room- the smell of mildew/mold almost knocked us back. The AC Unit definitely needed to be updated! The beds were clean but mattresses felt old. The continental breakfast was typical- nothing to write home about. All in all- we will not plan to stay in this hotel again.

Great breakfast, huge rooms, very clean, nice decor, staff was very accommodating. I just wish there was a hot tub.

We booked a suite with two full beds, and were switched over to a King and a pullout sofa in a room directly across from the elevator (loud). The explanation given was that since we booked through a third party , our reserved room means absolutely nothing, and we were "lucky" to get a room with a pullout. So much for the reservation process...

We were in Portland just for an overnight stay and we made reservations the day before, but we pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The lobby was clean, bright and clean. The included breakfast was more than decent. We had a suite and I was amazed at the size and comfort of the room. A great value.

The hotel was very nice and clean with a great location, close to Portland, close to the Maine Mall and many restaurants. Parking lot winter maintenance left something to be desired. All parking spaces had packed snow and ice. I did see an employee attempting to scrap out empty spaces with a bucket loader but when I cam back to the hotel at the end of the day it was as if nothing had been accomplished despite above average temps that day.

The stay was just one night before flying out for vacation. It was exceptionally clean, quiet though parking area was full. The room had a sitting area with desk seperated by a half wall from the king size bed. A good place to get a good night sleep before flying out early. They offered airport shuttle. Snacks, coffee bar ready anytime in the lobby. A very clean, well decorated place. Wifi readily available.

We purchased two rooms and when we arrived they tried to put our party on two different floors. We had to badger the desk clerk to put us on the same floor, which she finally did. Television in our room was not operating properly and kept loosing signal to channels we wished to watch. Water temperature in the pool could be a lot warmer. Rooms we clean and staff on check out were very friendly and helpful. No sink in bathroom was off putting as you had to go into the other room to wash your hands after using bathroom.

"Free wifi"...... that never works. Renovation in progress....starting at 8 am even on Saturday morning (you need to be a good sleeper). "Free breakfast"....before 9:30 even on weekends (again, between the construction noise and early breakfast cutoff, you will become a morning person). It's fine for a place to stay while visiting family, but not a great vacation hotel. For over $100 a night outside of Portland, this should be better.

Glad you ask, however, I must say very disappointing from a cleanliness point of view. From our very long trip from Montreal to SO Portland as my wife and i entered ROOM 401. 1) The room 401 condition was not acceptable a) there were a dirty towel folded in top of the other towels b) The walls of the shower had hair all over it as if someone had a hair cut in there. c) The coffee maker was disgusting. d) The pillows were as if someone slept on it for a week. We immediately reported it to the front desk. The service was impeccable (Henry) took care of us at once he offered us another room down the hall 417. 1) The room 417 condition was not acceptable but given our condition after a long trip we accepted. a) As we entered room 417 with the presence of (Mr. Henry) we were all in agreement that floors ware not vacuumed. b) Later that evening we turned the AC on to find out it was almost louder than the television turned up. We were so tired no more energy for moving again, so we stayed in 417 for the rest of the duration. We the travellers your customers believes that you are our eyes and ears because we can’t possible know what we are booking other what you say and advertize (we trust you)

303 Sable Oaks Dr South Portland ME

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland is a short stroll from Sable Oaks Golf Course and Maine Mall. This 130-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also near Nonesuch River Golf Club and Tate House Museum.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All 130 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchenettes and space to spread out with sitting areas. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland

Everyone (3) Business (6) Couples (21) Family (19) Friends (7) Other (2)
5
Families

Cancellation of flight due to weather. Had to pay 215.82 for an additional night.

By , from dayton, ohio on Aug 9, 2017

5
Everyone

It was clean and the staff was great. I loved having the couch and living area.

By on Nov 27, 2016

5

great room with a soft bed.

Everyone

Everything was excellent and the restaurant at the Marriott next door is not to be missed.

By on Oct 29, 2016

4

most comfortable beds!

Everyone

The room was spacious, clean, comfortable and the staff was all pleasant. The pool is small but indoors and at a good temperature. The only thing was the gym. It was small and both the bike and the eliptical did not work. The one treadmill I tried did work, so I still got my cardio in. This was over-all a great hotel stay. I would definitely stay again.

By , from V. on Aug 2, 2016

4

great xmas shopping trip!

Families

We have a family shopping trip every year and this was a great time had by all. The only thing that would make it better is a lounge

By on Dec 7, 2015

5

work

BusinessTravelers

excellent beds great breakfast nice desk areas bad parking

By on Dec 4, 2015

4

great trip

Couples

Enjoyed this trip and love to stay hear. This is my go to motel when i am in the Portland area.

By on Sep 10, 2015

4

great place to stay

GetawayWithFriends

I loved the place. This hotel has gym, swimming pool, delicious continental breakfast, good staff, clean room and lobby restrooms which helped our big group of 13 people. Thanks

By on Jul 7, 2015

5

very nice hotel

Couples

The motel was clean and was being renovated even though it was very nice already. It was convenient and close to plenty of food options.

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

great overnight

GetawayWithFriends

Great over night stay before leaving Maine. Great staff. My only account is there was no fruit on the breakfast bar when I went down at 8:30am. Great beds etc...

By on Sep 17, 2014