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Best Western Merry Manor Inn
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in South Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We spent one night here, early May with 2 adults, 2 children. Room was very clean, a little dated but great for the price. Pool was a lot of fun for the kids, they especially liked that it is an outdoor/indoor pool. And even in May was comfortable outside since it was heated. We ate dinner at the restaurant and the waitress was very pleasant, food was good as well. Would definitely stay here again, and would take advantage of the park and stay promotion for the airport. A great value.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Thank you for staying with us at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn and for taking a few minutes of your time to let others know how much you enjoyed our hotel. Besides our unique year round outdoor heated pool, we also have an inside kiddie pool for the little ones and a hot tub. We also have a fitness center on site. We are just beginning renovations of our rooms and we are all very excited. The Maine Table, our newly renovated restaurant, now has a modern and inviting feel. Fresh Maine food will be highlighted on its menu. We even have plans to grow some vegetable hydroponically on site. Our Park & Fly packages are a great value for those planning on catching a flight at the Portland airport, but may I suggest spending a few days in the Portland area to see all the best the southern Maine area has to offer in the warmer months. We are a few minutes away from the Old Port. The Old Port has a variety of hourly cruises and land tours that I am sure you will enjoy. The Duck Tours run out of Portland and will give you the best of both worlds. The vehicle explores the Portland streets and then splashes into Casco Bay for cruise around our local islands. We are just minutes away from Freeport - home of LL Bean. A short drive will take you to miles of sandy beaches. Old Orchard Beach is a great place to explore. The town has fireworks every Thursday night during the summer months. We have nearby amusement parks, such as Palace Playland, Funtown Splashtown, and Aquaboggan.
Don't forget the great shopping this area has to offer. Thanks for staying with us and I hope you will think of taking a few days to explore the Portland area.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night during our fly drive holiday in New England. Our room was bright, spacious, modern and very clean and it was well equipped with wifi, microwave and coffee maker in every room. If were return to this part of Portland we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

First, we would like to thank you for staying with us recently on your trip to the Portland, Maine area. With all of the lodging options here, we are honored that you chose to stay with us. All of our staff, including our hard working housekeeping staff, want to insure that each and every guest has a pleasant experience with us. As you mentioned, most of our rooms do have refrigerators and microwaves. However, we do have extras on hand for those rooms that do not have them. We suggest a request is made at the time of reservation. All of our rooms have Bath and BodyWorks shampoos, soaps, lotion and conditioner for all of our guests' enjoyment. All rooms are also equipped with 42" flat screen televisions, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and free wireless internet. We even have complimentary toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream and razors at the front desk in case the items are forgotten during packing. We are presently completely renovating several of our rooms, Our newly renovated restaurant, The Maine Table, is currently working on a new and exciting menu that will feature fresh Maine foods. Thanks again for staying with us. We hope you will return soon to the Portland area and experience all that southern Maine has to offer.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

My fiance and I stayed here over the holiday weekend and were pleasantly surprised with the accommodations. The room was quite clean, but decor was a bit dated. The half wall that separated the bathroom area from the bedroom was a very nice touch, and made us feel like we were in a bigger room than we actually were. Would have loved to use the pool and hot tub a bit more on the dreary weekend but it was constantly filled with screaming children. Would have been nice if there was an adult hour in the evening or something along those lines just so we could have enjoyed some peace and quiet away from the many many children in the hotel. Also, the hot tub was filled with small children (clearly under the minimum age requirement clearly stated on the sign above the hot tub) which made us both feel a bit too awkward to try to enjoy it.

All in all it was a good stay, and we may come back next year!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Erich M
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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Thank you for staying with us at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn during Memorial Day weekend. We appreciate your business. I am truly sorry that you were not able to enjoy our pool and hot tub. We are taking under advisement your suggestion on an adult only swim hour. We are a family friendly hotel and our unique pool is a major selling point for families. Our renovations to our restaurant are now completed and it looks modern and inviting. Our main focus in the restaurant, which is now aptly named The Maine Table, offers a varied selection of fresh Maine grown foods, including seafood and fresh vegetables. We are planning on growing some fresh vegetables on property hydroponically. The hours of The Maine Table will be expanded to include lunch and a new and exciting menu is almost complete. When you stay again, you should try one of our themed suites. We have two. One is the Maine Lake Lodge, which is decorated to resemble a Maine cabin in the woods, but with all the modern conveniences. The other is the Captain's suite, which is tastefully decorated with what we imagine would be treasures a sea captain from long ago would bring back to Maine from his voyages to far away lands. Both of these suites have fireplaces and their own hot tubs. Thanks again for staying with us. We will be looking forward to your return.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here (with our young - 2 2/12 yr old grandson) for 2 nights for our nieces graduation from southern Maine College May 17-19; room was very clean and large enough to comfortably fit the port-a crib we had brought, and plenty of room for him to play - the fridge & microwave were definite plus with a little one (and we asked for the first floor which they arranged and despite being on the parking lot level it was very quiet - we did have an issue with the window locking which maintenance corrected immediately (staff was great)..... Indoor/Outdoor pool was large & heated so enjoyable despite the cool weather and pools & hot tubs clean & comfortable & a great plus - conveniently located to the Maine Mall & 295 to run in & out of Portland...great value and would go there again...

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Thank you for staying with us at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. We truly appreciate you choosing us for your recent stay to attend your niece's graduation. Many of our rooms come with refrigerators and microwaves, and we have extras on hand for our guests who request one, if their room does not. All of our staff, including our seasoned maintenance associates, strive to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible. I want to compliment you on your decision to report your maintenance problem as soon as you discovered it. Many times we do not hear of a problem until after a guest checks out and it is too late to correct it for that guest. Our year round outdoor heated pool is refreshing in the summer and spectacular in the winter. As you mentioned we do have a hot tub and a kiddie pool for the little ones. We also have a fitness center on site and free wi fi throughout the hotel. All of our guests are treated to Bath and Bodyworks lotions, shampoos and conditioners. We have hair dryers and flat screen TV's in all of our rooms. Our location is perfect for our guests who plan on day trips. We are a few minutes away from the Maine Mall, fifteen minutes away from Freeport - home of LLBean, just minutes away from the Old Port and a short drive to southern Maine's beautiful sandy beaches. We hope you return soon to experience all that the Maine coast has to offer. Thanks again.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a king room with a massage chair! It was comfortable and clean and the massage chair was wonderful! We got a pizza from the restaurant, very good! We love Merry Manor Inn and will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Thank you for staying with us recently at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn and for taking a few minutes to let others know how much you enjoyed your stay. All of our staff are pleased to hear that our valued guests had a pleasant time. As you mentioned may of our King rooms are furnished with massage chairs. The massage chairs are an extra special treat after spending the summer days exploring the Maine coast. Our newly renovated restaurant does make great pizzas and currently offers an array of delicious dishes that vary from macaroni and cheese with lobster to great burgers, fries and salads. We currently are in the process of updating many of our rooms also. Don't forget our unique year round outdoor heated pool. It is a great way to cool off on a hot day. Once summer gets underway, you should return and take one of the many cruises the Old Port has to offer, or spend a day at Funtown Splashtown. We do sell passes to Funtown at the front desk for your convenience. Thanks again for staying with us. We hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Front desk staff on arrival very helpful. Check out staff member was fine too.
It was grey and drizzling when we got to the Merry Manor - we had booked in advance and I would not have chosen to stay if I had been a walk in, as the outside is drab and dated.
The bed was comfortable and the room clean, but the décor of the room was also dated. We were at the back, so it was quiet externally and there are trees outside, so it didn't seem as if we were quite near the Interstate.
There was a vicious massage chair in the room, but had always wanted to try one - wont do that again!
Breakfast was in the onsite restaurant which could also do with a make over - it was like eating in a Soviet era community hall. We had gone out the evening before as this room was so uninviting.
The breakfast was okay and the server efficient.
Hiya once again Christa L - you've reminded me that the interior walls must be made of tissue paper, as it was noisy inside the hotel - "Yes, Yes, Yes" said one of our neighbours in the morning, which caused to wake up giggling!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

Thank you for staying with us recently at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. Your business is important to us. We are happy that you were pleased with our front desk associates. All of our associates from front desk, maintenance, sales and housekeeping try to go that extra mile to ensure every guest has a positive and enjoyable experience. We are continuously upgrading our rooms, garden areas, and common areas. If it had not been raining, I hope you would not have found our hotel depressing. We just recently completed a major renovation in our restaurant. Our main dining area was completely remodeled with new ceilings, flooring, lights, a new bar and a fireplace. It has a warm and modern feeling. The restaurant will be having a grand reopening in June. The restaurant's new name and a new menu soon will be revealed. Thanks again for staying with us. Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Very clean. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Room was very clean. The free breakfast was not wonderful but was ok and filled me up. The only complaint I have is the noise. The walls were very thin and you could hear everything happening in the hall and outside the window. I found the room on mainehotels.org for $79 a night (King room). I would suggest this hotel at the rate of $79 per night but not for more than that.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Christa L
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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

Thank you for staying with us recently at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. We pride ourselves in provided great customer service and clean rooms. We have a unique year round outdoor heated pool, kidde pool, hot tub, fitness center, free wi-fi, refrigerators, microwaves and large flat screen tv's in all of our rooms. Many of our King size rooms have massage chairs. We also have several suites, including two fantasy suites. One is decorated to resemble the private bedroom of a sea captain from long ago. It is decorated with small treasures from far away lands that he would have brought his beloved on his return home from sea. The surprise for the modern travelers are the large flat screen tv, hot tub and plush robes awaiting their return from a night on the town. The second fantasy suite is our Maine Lake Lodge. It too has a hot tub, large flat screen tv and plush robes, but it is decorated to evoke images of a Maine cottage on one of our beautiful lakes. These two suites are a little more expensive than our regular rooms, but are well worth the splurge for that special adventure in Portland. Thanks again for staying with us.

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Address: 700 Main St, South Portland, ME 04106-5402
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in South Portland
#1 Family Hotel in South Portland
#2 Business Hotel in South Portland
Price Range: $89 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Merry Manor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 151
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Our heated, outdoor pool will be closed November 1st through the 13th for refinishing. We apologize for any inconvenience. ... more   less 
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