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Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean, quiet, comfortable, with a good breakfast, and at a low price for the area. Plus, very convenient to the highway, so easy access to airport, downtown, Maine Mall, and attractions.

We didn't take advantage of the pool or continental breakfast. However the room was comfortable and the floor was quiet. We stayed there because we were going to s concert in downtown Portland a few miles away so the location was convenient and the price was right.

All staff was amazing, room was clean and perfect, breakfast was also great! Would absolutely stay again!

Everything was fine, good selection at complimentary brekfast.

One of the few HoJos left, this hotel, while sparklingly clean, shows its age in worn hall carpets and a few narrow hallways. But those things are the only drawbacks. The staff were friendly and accommodating: I love that there's always free coffee in the lobby. All the cable channels I watch were free on my room's TV. Breakfast was hot and fresh, plus the pool is kept in good shape. Highly recommended!

When we arrived at the hotel I checked in and then went out to get our luggage and move the car. I sent my wife in to request a pack in play for our two year old child. The desk staff were unwilling to help her and made things very difficult for her. They were unwilling to help with the request stating she needed to check in first. She told them I had already checked in they still would not help her until I came back into the hotel room. The rooms were very outdated and not very clean. We found several ants in the room. The hair dryer did not work. The TV did not work very well. It did not even fit on the TV stand so turned at an angle. We were unable to use the luggage cart because of a stairway in the middle of the hallway. The staff was not very helpful, we needed to do laundry and they did not have a washer and dryer. We asked if their was laundromat nearby and they said their was one across the street. We got our dirty clothes together and went down to find where the laundromat was and then they informed us then it was closed.

Everything was fine. Nothing to complain about. Front decks was friendly and check in was easy.

Very nice employees. Room was quiet with a lot of TV channels. Airport shuttle drivers were kind and professional.

My son and I needed a place to spend one night in Portland that was easy to find and convenient to a Congress Street neighborhood. SoPoHoJo fit the bill perfectly; it was very easy to locate from the Maine Turnpike and close to our final destination.

We checked in late Friday night and the experience was horrible he was slow, mean, indifferent and just unpleasant. I called back to get the wifi password after check in and he say "I wrote it on the key". The only work writing on the sleeve of the key was the room number and the work Thanks. How was I supposed to know thanks was the password but maybe because he was so rude he would have never just said thanks to me. Also I may be picky but I hate when people won't give me things back in my hand he barely made eye contact and just put my credit card and ID down on the counter instead of giving it back to me. Once in the room he sheets were thin and no extra blankets were available and although we kept the heat on 90 the entire stay we never got warm.

I have stayed here twice in the past month. Both times, the staff was very nice. They helped me with a reservation issue that was not their fault. They also arranged for early check-in.

Room was clean , quiet would stay again also recommend to other travelers

Stayed here two nights and our family enjoyed the pool, ample breakfast, hot shower, and firm beds. Right on Rt 1, so it was easy to get where we were going in Portland, Scarborough, and Kennebunkport. Staff were friendly and not overbearing, as well.

1. Cheap but they did charge my card for more then what my receipt said.. 2. Not the cleanest rooms 3. Small pool 4. Not enough staff to ensure safety at the pool enforce rules 5 inside pool is nice but small 6 Discrimination on sports teams. Best part having a indoor pool and they made sure everyone had rooms near eachother

Close to restaurants and other interests. Easy to get to and from.

Staff very nice and accominating. Pool warm and clean breakfast fresh eggs and sausage

Very accommodating, clean, room full of amenities like fridge and microwave. Indoor pool and CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Bed and pillows worn out but overall good stay

Room was far from lobby and breakfast area and should have a small refrigerator and microwave but was clean and a nicr room.

675 Main Street I-95 South Portland ME

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Maine Military Museum, Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland places you within a few miles (5 km) of Maine Mall. This 121-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Sable Oaks Golf Course and Thompson's Point are also nearby.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All 121 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

At Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Business Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland

Everyone (17) Business (12) Couples (48) Students (1) Family (28) Other (6) Friends (12)
5

a pleasant 5-night stay

Everyone

Clean, quiet, comfortable, with a good breakfast, and at a low price for the area. Plus, very convenient to the highway, so easy access to airport, downtown, Maine Mall, and attractions.

By , from Reston, VA on Oct 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 26, 2017

Dear Brian, Thank you for choosing us out of so many options in South Portland! We sure are glad we met expectations. Come again!

4

convenient, easy to book and check in

Everyone

We didn't take advantage of the pool or continental breakfast. However the room was comfortable and the floor was quiet. We stayed there because we were going to s concert in downtown Portland a few miles away so the location was convenient and the price was right.

By , from ME on Oct 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 23, 2017

Dear Tabitha, How was the concert? It's too bad you didn't try our waffles or eggs and sausage! Next time! Regards,

5

perfect stay!

Everyone

All staff was amazing, room was clean and perfect, breakfast was also great! Would absolutely stay again!

By , from Salem, NH on Oct 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 23, 2017

Thank you!

4

nice hotel, near airport, reasonable price.

Everyone

Everything was fine, good selection at complimentary brekfast.

By , from Oregon on Aug 23, 2017

4

an oldie but a goodie

Everyone

One of the few HoJos left, this hotel, while sparklingly clean, shows its age in worn hall carpets and a few narrow hallways. But those things are the only drawbacks. The staff were friendly and accommodating: I love that there's always free coffee in the lobby. All the cable channels I watch were free on my room's TV. Breakfast was hot and fresh, plus the pool is kept in good shape. Highly recommended!

By , from Laramie, WY on Aug 21, 2017

1

not worth the price of the hotel.

Everyone

When we arrived at the hotel I checked in and then went out to get our luggage and move the car. I sent my wife in to request a pack in play for our two year old child. The desk staff were unwilling to help her and made things very difficult for her. They were unwilling to help with the request stating she needed to check in first. She told them I had already checked in they still would not help her until I came back into the hotel room. The rooms were very outdated and not very clean. We found several ants in the room. The hair dryer did not work. The TV did not work very well. It did not even fit on the TV stand so turned at an angle. We were unable to use the luggage cart because of a stairway in the middle of the hallway. The staff was not very helpful, we needed to do laundry and they did not have a washer and dryer. We asked if their was laundromat nearby and they said their was one across the street. We got our dirty clothes together and went down to find where the laundromat was and then they informed us then it was closed.

By on Jul 13, 2017

3

vacation

Everyone

Everything was fine. Nothing to complain about. Front decks was friendly and check in was easy.

By on Jul 4, 2017

4
BusinessTravelers

Very nice employees. Room was quiet with a lot of TV channels. Airport shuttle drivers were kind and professional.

By on May 29, 2017

4
Students

My son and I needed a place to spend one night in Portland that was easy to find and convenient to a Congress Street neighborhood. SoPoHoJo fit the bill perfectly; it was very easy to locate from the Maine Turnpike and close to our final destination.

By , from Western Massachusetts on May 23, 2017

3

ok hotel horrible night staff

Everyone

We checked in late Friday night and the experience was horrible he was slow, mean, indifferent and just unpleasant. I called back to get the wifi password after check in and he say "I wrote it on the key". The only work writing on the sleeve of the key was the room number and the work Thanks. How was I supposed to know thanks was the password but maybe because he was so rude he would have never just said thanks to me. Also I may be picky but I hate when people won't give me things back in my hand he barely made eye contact and just put my credit card and ID down on the counter instead of giving it back to me. Once in the room he sheets were thin and no extra blankets were available and although we kept the heat on 90 the entire stay we never got warm.

By , from Washington DC on Mar 14, 2017