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“1st Time at Howard Johnson: Many Pros, Few Cons” 4 of 5 stars
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Ramada Plaza Portland
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   155 Riverside Street - I95, Portland, ME 04103 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Portland)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Portland
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“1st Time at Howard Johnson: Many Pros, Few Cons”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

First of all, this hotel was a bargain. Compared to other hotels on our holiday, it was easily the cheapest and served our purposes well for a one-night stop on our way between Boston and Acadia National Park.
The room was spacious, equipped with everything that was required and the welcome was friendly and efficient. The room safe was inoperative when we checked in but within 10 minutes it had been attended to - far quicker response than many higher quality hotels.
Never having stayed at a HJP before, we quickly realised that they were sited and suited for the Interstate driver more than the city by which they are named. Consequently, on a very rainy night, it was pretty difficult to find downtown Portland from the I-95 intersection on the edge of town - and even more challenging to find the way back after dinner! But we managed and that's not the hotel's fault.
So a perfect place to stop if you're using it as a one-night stop, but if you want to walk out of the hotel into downtown, not ideal.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

Unfortunately hotels close to the cool parts of portland are extremely expensive. This one didn't seem that far on the map but its at least a 10 minute drive (certainly not walkable). The hotel bar was very retro but they gave us a free app and were friendly so no complaints there. Rooms had everything you would need although the carpets felt a bit grimy. I guess that is to be expected if its just getting vacuumed.
You know what you are getting into when you stay at a discount chain. It was an inexpensive way to visit portland but not a place we would spend any more time than we would need to at.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Saint John, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Stayed here 1 night prior to flying to Orlando.Used their park and fly deal. Wake up call and shuttle to airport on time. Staff pleasant and helpful. Well lit area to park car. Return shuttle was sent immediately. Room was clean. Meal at Friendlys(on property) was good-did not have to leave property. Would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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22 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

The HoJo at Portland is a nice, clean hotel with good size rooms at a very good price.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

We used the stay, park and fly program. The staff was efficient, courteous and pleasant. The room and bathroom were so clean, it was very reassuring. The shuttle drivers were on time and very friendly. It was a great start and finish to our Florida Keys vacation. Thanks

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Boston, MA
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39 hotel reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

We stayed at the hotel as a stopover to northern Maine. It was a great place to stay and to make a short trip to Portland. I would stay there again if I had to stay longer in Portland.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Laval, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

I was in for 3 nights was happy with the service & professionalism at this establishment, will be coming back on a regular basis, I just love the area & the hospitality

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 155 Riverside Street - I95, Portland, ME 04103 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Portland)
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Location: United States > Maine > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Portland
#8 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Plaza Portland 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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