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“Our experience was good!” 4 of 5 stars
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Howard Johnson South Portland
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   675 Main Street, US Highway 1, South Portland, ME 04106   |  
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in South Portland
New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Our experience was good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I’m not sure if we were in a newer part of the hotel then previous reviewers, but we had a great room. It was comfy, cozy and spectacularly clean. The staff were all wonderfully warm and welcoming with a good sense of humor. Breakfast was good with a make your own waffle station that was definitely the most popular option, so be prepared to wait if waffles are on your list. They had a nice variety and the food was hot. We didn’t use the pool, but the exercise room was good with a fine assortment of machines. We only stayed for one night, and I’m glad I chose this hotel. The prices were great for the area and there were plenty of spots to eat close by.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The only good things I can really say about this hotel were the location to the airport/mall and the fact that they let us check in early. We got in our room and found the window was left open (saftey hazzard!). The outlets in the bathrooms did not work, the carpet had tears all over the room, the lotion had been used by someone else and left/not changed and I think the shampoo had simply been refilled because the writing on the bottle had been all rubbed off. The pool was not very clean and the floor was so slick my kids kept falling. Breakfast in the morning was crowded so be prepared!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hanson
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Rooms were outdated cleanliness was an issue and overall rundown
Beds were uncomfortable
Breakfast disappointing
Staff was ok were not overly helpful
Pool was cloudy and over chlorinated

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Had an early flight out of Maine so stayed here overnight. The hotel is dated but it was clean. They had printer access which was a plus. Went across the street to Best Western for dinner since no restaurant at HoJo. Slept, showered left. Served its purpose. Good rate as well.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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moberly, mo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Clerk at desk was unfriendly. Room cost $192.59 for one night. Was late so we had no choice as we were traveling through. Hall was worn and outdated. One reviewer said "you get what you pay for". Apparently not in this case. The continental breakfast was very mediocre. Will probably not stay at Howard Johnson's again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 675 Main Street, US Highway 1, South Portland, ME 04106
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Location: United States > Maine > South Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in South Portland
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson South Portland 2*
Number of rooms: 121
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