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“Great staff and positive experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Days Inn South Portland
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   461 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, ME 04106   |  
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in South Portland
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“Great staff and positive experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

Due to a family emergency, we made last minute travel plans to South Portland Maine. I made dozens of calls trying to find a hotel with 8 - 10 rooms so extended family could all stay together. Perhaps only because it was under construction did we find rooms available at the Days Inn South Portland. They were willing and able to accommodate all of us and at a reasonable room rate.

The location was very good, at a large intersection not far from the airport. The Days Inn was extremely accommodating to our family group with staff who were kind and compassionate. Rooms were kept very clean and individual needs were met promptly. The continental breakfast was very good for a hotel in this class (not much for protein, but nice variety). The breakfast attendant did an excellent job. Hotel lobby offered a computer with internet access for guests.

Our one disappointment is notable as the corporate website indicated that construction would be complete by May 31st and it was not. We were not bothered at all by any construction noise. There appeared not to be any air conditioning in public areas (including temporary breakfast room), but this was only a minor inconvenience. Most of the construction is near completion now, but the pool will probably still be awhile and the website should be updated. But once done, the new area will be a very nice addition.

We usually stay with Marriott, but this property was an excellent value, with a wonderful staff. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Liked — Friendly, caring staff. Clean rooms.
  • Disliked — Construction work not yet complete.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

Our JetBlue flight out of Portland was cancelled due to bad weather in NYC. After spending 5 hours in the plane on the tarmac, we needed some rest (it was approaching midnight). The Jet Blue ticket agent suggested the Days Inn because they had a low Distressed Traveler rate ($79.99) + a 24 hour airport shuttle. After rescheduling our flight for the next morning, the hotel shuttle arrived almost immediately.

The hotel was less than 10 minutes from the airport. They are still undergoing major renovations, so they are working out of a temporary lobby. Air conditioning in the common areas was non-existent, but the room AC worked well (it was during the abnormal east coast heat wave this week).

We were quickly checked in and received a clean, comfortable room. Large, comfy king bed with 5 pillows, clean bathroom with enough towels and toiletries. Vending and ice machines were handy. I did see signs for a breakfast, but we didn't partake.

At 6am, the airport shuttle was on time and quickly got us back to the airport for our flight.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, MA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2008

We stayed at the Days Inn for a quick weekend away in one of our favorite places, Portland. The hotel was going through renovations while we were there - a new lobby, pool and elevator are being added, due to finish in June, I believe they said. At any rate, our room was perfectly nice and clean, and I found the staff to be friendly and eager to help. Breakfast was included - cereals, muffins, toaster waffles, etc. Nothing fancy, but we got a good price through Hotwire, and I would certainly stay here again.

  • Liked — good value
  • Disliked — unappealing exterior
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2008

Booked online, when we arrieved they tried to charge us more saying it is up to them to change price. When I refused to pay more they tried to make it up in a pet cost extra $40 a night (had a dog with me).
Very unclean, there was a puddle of pee on the bathroom floor called front desk was told to put a towel on it and put it out in the hall for house keeping.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — dirty price
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New Brunswick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2008

Stayed at the Days Inn in South Portland for 2 nights the beginning of march. The reviews here made me hesitate about staying there, however a co-worker recommended the hotel, he had told me its cheap and clean, and he was correct. for 50.00 the room was spacious and clean! I also brought my dog, It was nice that they put our room near an exit so we could take the dog in and out without running into many people. I had booked a king size bed over the phone and had advised them that I was brining my dog, however upon checkin, they advised me that the only rooms they place people with dogs in were double bed rooms. Not a problem for us, the dog ended up sleeping on the other bed.

The downside was that we were next to the vending machines and could hear them running, and it would startle the dog from time to time but we adapted to that as we didn't want to relocate.

Hotel is close to several resturants, and stores, close to the I95 and 295, about 30 minutes from the Kittery Shopping outlets also 30 minutes in the opposite direction to Freeport which were the purpose of our trip (Shopping!), so we only spent the evenings in the hotel.

The breakfast in the morining was perfect to get you going, nice selection of doughnuts, bread, even eggo waffals. and a flat screen tv in the breakfast room to watch....staff was very friendly and also just to add it appears that they are currently renovating parts of the hotel but there was no noise from that.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Noise from Vending Machines
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2007

Stayed here numerous times. For the price it's clean and friendly with a hearty breakfast. Parking lot is well lit. The decor could use a spruce up but I've stayed at fancier places that weren't this clean. Staff is friendly and responsive. Be sure to call and confirm reservation and price as Maine is a tourist destination. Seasonal prices and availablity can be at a premium.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — decor a bit run down
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2006

Stayed here 1 night on Sept. 29th. We had stayed here before about 1 year ago and found it good. We booked on-line and everything was fine. If you're nervous about this call a few days before just to confirm your reservation. I've never had a problem.

The thing that impressed me before about this hotel is friendliness of the staff. Nothing has changed. Every maid and the front desk were very friendly and eager to help. Check-in was smooth and fast. The room was clean and well maintained. The continental breakfast was good with good selection. However it was busy with the fall follage tours and the breakfast room was pretty crowded.

We especially liked the pillows and there were enough towels in the room for the 3 of us. Many hotels seem to only plan for 2 in a room which leaves you scrambling for an extra towel.

All in all we enjoyed our brief stay and highly recommend it for those needing to spend a night or 2 in South Portland. A good value.

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — n/a
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Days Inn South Portland

Address: 461 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, ME 04106
Location: United States > Maine > South Portland
Amenities:
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 ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in South Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn South Portland 2*
Number of rooms: 149
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