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Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, ME 04106   |  
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“Top 5 reasons Marriott Sable Oaks is a Great Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

5. Biggest, nicest indoor hotel pool we've ever seen. And it's salt water! No horrible overbearing chlorine smell.

4. Fabulous breakfast buffet. Made to order omelettes, waffles, fresh ripe fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, and pastries. Cost-$16 for adults, $5 for kids. Small Starbucks outpost at bar near restaurant.

3. Location-across from Maine Mall; Close to Portland, Freeport and Saco. Five minutes from Portland Jetport. Freeport is a big draw..due to LL Bean and outlets. I thought it was so funny that people unbox their purchases and leave boxes in the hall (see photo).

2. Clean room. Comfortable bed, down quilt. Bathroom nicely done..marble counter, assortment of trial size bathroom items. And the bathroom has a fan...haven't seen that in a hotel in quite awhile. The room is not spacious (2 double beds) but how much time do you plan on spending there anyway? There was a small fridge there that we didn't order but it came in handy.

1. Although we had minimal contact with hotel personnel, when we did they were accommodating and pleasant. We will definitely consider this hotel when visiting Portland again.

-1 The only negative of the stay was that housekeeping did not make up the room the first day. When I called about this, someone came up immediately to restock bathroom and clean if we wanted. It was too late at that point.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Ed_Palmer, General Manager at Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you NYMosie for your very kind words in reference to your stay here at Sable Oaks. We have just celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary as the only full-service Marriott hotel in the state of Maine. We are very proud of our staff and physical plant. I am sorry to hear we had a mix up with making up your room after the first night but I'm glad that our staff were quick to offer to remedy the situation. We hope that you will again give us the opportunity to serve you here at Sable Oaks in the future. Best regards, Ed Palmer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This hotel is typical marriott with a very friendly staff close to PWM. Club Lounge well run with outgoing staff offering breakfast and cocktails / snacks. Solid choice in Portland, Maine. You can't go wrong.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Sable Oaks Marriott has become our regular hotel when we are visiting Portland, usually for a night or two before we fly back south after a Maine vacation. The location is excellent - not too far from Portland, Freeport and Cape Elizabeth - and just 5 minutes from the airport. The setting is very quiet - our room overlooked trees and a lawn - very pretty and peaceful. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The lobby bar is a great place to watch the game and have some drinks and snacks. We had dinner in the restaurant the last night we were there and the food was very good. Their signature salad is delicious! The lobby has a computer center that makes early flight check-in very easy - no charge.

Room Tip: Request a room overlooking the back of the property - very quiet and pretty view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We made a mistake of checking in later in the day and the hotel was fully booked!! Well, the lovely girl on the front desk offered us the suite since we we're staying two days. Nice! After grabbing a couple of warm cookies we headed to the suite.
I really don't want to complain about a nice deed but boy, was this place dated. I haven't seen Spanish style furniture in years!! The bedroom was nice..I've always loved a marriot bed..nothing nicer. But the living room area was old.. The maid must have wiped the flat screen tv with a dirty rag, because it was scratched and hazy. When I turned the light on in the bedroom, it arched but they can as soon was we called the maintenance. Anyway. We had a great stay, but I wouldn't pay the price they wanted too stay in the suite. I'd be very disappointed.

Room Tip: It's a preference thing...lots to offer.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were on the concierge level (6th floor) and when we walked into our room there was a terrible smell, like dirty socks. We asked to be moved and the second room was much better - no smell or odor. The concierge lounge served a light dinner of two different green salads, fresh fruit, hot pork dumplings and mini butternut squash quiche. Very filling and satisfying. Complementary wine and beer and there was a refrigerator filled with bottled water, sodas and juice. Plenty of seating an two TV.
We chose this hotel because it was close to the airport and they offer shuttle service.

Room Tip: Concierge level offers complimentary light dinner and breakfast.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Had a good stay here. Some staff were so pleasant (manly housekeeping) and some were snooty. So weren't the fellow customers. We went on our honeymoon with our baby.... I understand its a business hotel but STILL we paid just as much as everyone else.

The $15 per person breakfast is ridiculous. We stayed at two other places that had a free continental breakfast that had more food and nicer staff... the " buffet" is a gimic.

The pool was clean and enjoyable minus the people who were annoyed by my 10 month olds squeals of joy.

Clean Rooms. Comfy beds and OKAY staffing.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I recently traveled for business and stayed as part of a group during early October. I was provided a room on the conceirge level (6th floor) and had a distant view of the Maine Mall. The room was set back from the road and you could not hear any distractions.

The room was standard (2 queen beds) with a work station and a flat screen television. The maid service was generally good although they tended not to get to the room until after 3PM each day.

I was disappointed in two things with the hotel:

1) the bathroom smelled musty and like mildew. The caulk around the tub showed evidence of mildew. It could use an update and maintenance should be regularly addressing mildew issues for their travelers.

2) the conceirge service offered great food but the staffer in the evening was rude. After a long drive to get to the hotel, I went Sunday evening to get something to drink and see what they had to eat. The male staffer wanted to know what I wanted - a juice I said. A juice - all you want is a juice? The juice is warm - you know that right? No, I didn't know that and I didn't care - I just wanted a juice. I asked him if it was okay to get a plate of food and his comment was that's what it was there for. Needless to say, I didn't need to ask another thing from him my entire visit.

My experience with Marriott hotels are almost always extremely positive. This will not go down in my memory as an enjoyable place to stay or return or recommend.

Standard service all around.

Good for most but disappointed as a Marriott Gold Rewards traveler.

Room Tip: Upper floor facing towards Portland would be ideal.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 200 Sable Oaks Drive, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in South Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The NEWLY RENOVATED Portland Marriott is complete! Improvements include, newly renovated lobby complete with a business center, contemporary designed guest rooms with plush bedding and new high speed in-room technology. Enjoy swimming in our new heated indoor pool, whirl pool. Indulge all of your senses in our new restaurant and lounge. Meet, greet and entertain in our spectacular grand ballrooms. The Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks is nestled on the hill of the scenic, yet modern, Sable Oaks community and just minutes from Portland Airport and historic downtown Portland. Enjoy fine-dining and boutique shopping in the Old Port. Bring the family to the legendary Old Orchard Beach, sight see at Portland Headlight historic lighthouse, enjoy a sunset cruise on Casco Bay or visit Portland's own Museum of Art. Offering dynamic meeting space, business center, golf course, indoor pool, fitness center and more Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks is the perfect location to exceed your expectations ... more   less 
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