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Best Western Merry Manor Inn
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in South Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I stay at this hotel many times a year for business trips and find it clean and comfortable. They have a nice pool and fitness center. the rooms are stocked with refrigerators microwaves, coffee machines and Bath & Body works soaps. The staff is great. There is restaurant in the same lot and many near by.

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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your business and hope you will stay with us again!

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

My family reunion is in Portland, Maine every 3 years and this is the host hotel since 1989. The hotel staff is friendly and accommodating. Rooms are clean. My only complaint is sometimes I get a room that smells musty, but the staff always finds another room for me and I am quite satisfied. Very close to I-295, downtown Portland and airport.

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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2013

We love when Family Reunions stay with us at the Best Western Merry Manor. We look forward to seeing the friends we have come to know over the years. We are currently renovating several of our rooms to include new carpeting, tile, and paint. We are excited that several of the rooms will also have Pergo flooring for those with sensitive allergies. We apologize for any musty smell you may have encountered. It sounds like the staff were accommodating to changing you to a different room which is what we aim to do. We look forward to your return visit!

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had booked a 4 day stay at this facility to tour Portland and the surrounding area. This rather large facility is dated at best and well below the standards of Best Western that we frequently book on our travels. It's well beyond it;s time and does not have identifiable upgrades, Our room was some weird configuration, dingy, wet floor near the AC...depressing atmosphere, unclean in room and near foyer. We left after one day and moved on to Boothbay Harbor. We did go out to the new Portland airport and saw some really nice accommodations out there if you really, really need to stay in Portland.......This place was a major disappointment for us and we were surprised it was a Best Western....there's nothing best about it !!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Our hotel is an older facility but we are currently completing renovations to some of our rooms and restaurant. We are a hotel that attracts many families as an affordable getaway, with guests enjoying our heated outdoor pool. We are close to shopping and downtown attractions such as The Portland Sea Dogs. We are just miles from Old Orchard Beach, as well as Funtown Splashtown.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Stayed for a shopping marathon. Front desk staff was courteous and helpful. Bed was comfortable. Hotel décor very dated and entire venue had a funky smell. Hot tub was green and out of order. Toilet in room ran constantly. Garbage and empty bottles behind TV. Breakfast hostess was rude; wiped table down leaving dirt and depositing crumbs and scrambled eggs from dirty cloth.Refills on beverages non-existent. Security doors did not lock. Hallways and stairwells had not been vacuumed for an apparently long time. Toiletries were not replenished daily.

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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2013

Thank you for the feedback. As you mentioned we are currently remodeling parts of the hotel. We have just recently completed renovations at our hotel restaurant, The Maine Table. The Merry Manor Inn strives to provide a clean environment for our guests and we apologize if this was not the case during your stay. Your feedback is appreciated and we hope that you will try us again as we are conveniently located, only 10 minutes to downtown Portland and 20 minutes to LL Bean and the outlets.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Picked this hotel because of the rating on Trip Advisor and the price of $119 per night for a two night stay. Most other hotels were well over $200 per night.
Not a bad spot, a little long on the tooth with a musty smell but clean and very quiet room. (315) king size bed, fridge, microwave, coffee maker. AC worked fine. Décor is dated as is the bathroom but clean and everything worked except a light in the bathroom that we didn't report and the maid must not have noticed. They are updating some rooms and I think it is well past do. The included buffet breakfast was not bad and everyone I encountered was friendly.

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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

Thank you for staying with us recently. We at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn sincerely appreciate your patronage. We pride ourselves in not only striving to offer great customer service, but we want to insure that each guest finds our overnight accommodations clean, quiet and comfortable. We are a very busy 153 room hotel and are continuously updating and renovating our facility. After many months in the planning, our restaurant, The Maine Table, has an entirely new look, new menu and new chef. It is open for breakfast from 6:30AM until 11:00AM and for dinner from 5:00PM until 9:00PM. The new menu is amazing and features fresh Maine food products. Maine Lobster Macaroni and Cheese is a favorite. In the hotel itself, we will have ten completely renovated rooms back on line in just a few days. Everything from the floors to the windows have been replaced. They have beautiful crown molding and granite countertops. Plans are to do more rooms in the near future. In the meantime, we do offer many great amenities in all of our rooms: large flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves and Bath and BodyWorks products. Our two specialty suites on the top floor are available now and will please even the most discerning guest. Thanks again for staying with us. We hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We spent two nights at this Best Western -- its a short 10 minute drive into downtown Portand and very easy to find off the 295. Our room was very clean, the beds very comfortable, the tv worked fine, and the 1/2 wall separating the bathroom from the bedroom was very nice. The room has a microwave, and small refrigerator and of course the coffee maker. The price was right for the area and the time of year (summer season costs you more - but that's probably when you want to be there.

Take in the sights in Portland and enjoy a nice evening at the Best Western afterwards. The Maine Table restaurant next door had excellent food and a very good filling free breakfast.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

First, let me thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to Portland, Maine. We realize the Portland area has many lodging options to choose from, and feel honored that you chose to stay with us. We want everyone, including their family members, to feel comfortable and content with us. As you mentioned, we are conveniently located directly off of Exit 2 of 295 and Exit 45 of Interstate 95. Our location makes it convenient for day trips in the area. We are a short drive to Funtown Splashtown USA, Old Orchard Beach and the Old Port. The historical Old Port offers so much to do. This time of year there are whale watching or dinner cruises, the Duck Tours (go on both land and water in the same vehicle), trolley tours, festivals and free concerts on Thursday at Monument Square. There is even a "Foodie Tour" for lovers of fine food. Besides the many independent restaurants, the Old Port offers great shopping with its many boutiques and specialty shops. The Portland Museum of Art is presently offering the William S. Paley Collection. The studio of Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck is now open to the public after a multi million dollar renovation. There is also a Children's Museum for our younger guests. The fall will soon be here and no small city does the Holiday Season like Portland does. Please keep us in mind on your return trip and thanks again for staying with us.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Good value for money. Everything was fine including a good buffet style breakfast. An added plus for us was the close location (not noisy) to I-295 so we could easily proceed northward from Portland when we checked out.

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Gayle C, Front Office Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

We at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn want to sincerely thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to South Portland, Maine. Our goal is to give great customer service to every guest and value for their hard earned money. We are comparably priced for the area yet offer many extras. We have the only year round outdoor heated pool in the area, an indoor hot tub, a 24 hour fitness center and an amazing restaurant, The Maine Table. Besides the coffee makers in all of our rooms, we offer complimentary freshly brewed coffee in our lobby at all times. Freshly baked cookies are placed in our lobby every afternoon for our guests' enjoyment. We have large flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi and Bath and BodyWorks products in all of our rooms. Most of our rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. Extras are available on request. Some of our king rooms even have a massage chair for relaxation after a long day of sightseeing. As you mentioned we are conveniently located to both 295 and Interstate 95. A short trip across the street and you are on your way to seeing all the best Maine has to offer. 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: $83 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Merry Manor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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