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“Better than expected...” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   303 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, ME 04106   |  
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Ranked #7 of 11 hotels in South Portland
Bangor, Maine
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Better than expected...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Great place. Rooms are more like suites - very roomy. They have mini kitchens (no cook stoves though). We have stayed twice and will definitely go back again when we are in the area.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I have been staying at this location every year since 2007. I fly into Portland Jetport, overnight at the HIE then head north early in the morning. This location is always clean, the staff very friendly and courteous, great shuttle to/from Jetport. The free breakfast bar is always well stocked. If you want a reasonably priced place to stay that is clean, has staff that care about customer comfort and service, this is your place!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Windsor, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Very nice friendly, clean property.

close to shopping

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunwoody
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

This hotel was very good. The hot breakfast was kept stocked. The staff was very nice. There was only one computer. When it was in use, the staff printed directions for me. The suites were nice. The pullout sofa bed was not too great. Our children are older. Probably fine for small children. Some of the HIE have been recently renovated with beds, etc. This one has not, although it was just fine. The shower worked great. No issues. Overall just what you expect from HIE.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

We weren't planning on this hotel as part of our stay, but due to a late flight to Portland we booked this hotel for the night. The beds were wonderful!! Best night sleep ever!! I thought airport hotels would be loud and not that well kept. This was the exact oposite, and a wonderful oasis after the long long day spent in airports.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Night time rain cut short a northward drive in Maine. I would have preferred to stay in Portland to be close to bars, restaurants, etc, but everything was booked or way too pricey, and I was getting very tired looking on my cell phone for the right deal. I went for this because I'm generally satisfied with Holiday Inn quality while on road trips. The check in was swift and pleasant, the hotel clean and the room very nice. The free breakfast was good as far as free hotel breakfasts go.

The issues were one, there was no restaurant on the premises, but I could have gone to the hotel next door if i really wanted to. I didn't notice anything else within walking distance.

Two: The coffee maker was not cleaned.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Be very careful staying at this hotel. Have stayed here a few times with no problems until now. Husband was getting ready to retire, got into bed, started to doze, when he felt something on his ankle. Looking under the covers he spied a black spot which jumped, he then jumped out of bed and tried to capture and/or kill the beast. It escaped into the rug.... (A FLEA) Called the front desk: was told this normally doesn't happen on the upper floors, pet's are ONLY allowed on the lower floors. Not to happy with the statement :( After a sleepless night, call the front desk again and request another room. Not to happy with the room accommodation adjustment of $30.00. Will be calling Holiday Inn's member services to make a complain.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland

Address: 303 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, ME 04106
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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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 hotels in South Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express South Portland Hotel at Sable Oaks. Renovated in June of 2006, we are updated to provide you with the best service!Hotel features include free local phone calls, free wireless Internet, pool and fitness center, and a complimentary Express Start Continental breakfast. Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our new Express Start breakfast bar served every morning featuring a selection of fruits, juices, cereals, breads/pastries, hard boiled eggs, and yogurt. Recently we've introduced hot items such as sausage and eggs! We have also created the world's best tasting cinnamon roll. Located conveniently next to the Maine Mall and only a short distance from the Freeport and Kittery outlet malls, the South Portland Holiday Inn Express is a great place to stay while you shop. Just two miles away from the Portland Jetport, our free shuttle will be there to pick you up and bring you directly to the hotel. Visit South Portland, Maine, and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel! ... more   less 
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