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“Swimming in a snowstorm!!!”

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Best Western Merry Manor Inn
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in South Portland
Certificate of Excellence
West Gardiner, United States
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Swimming in a snowstorm!!!”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Looks are deceiving. When one pulls up to register, one would not expect the rooms are as well equipped and as comfortable as they are. Typical Best Western. The heated outdoor swimming pool and adjacent hot tub area are famous in the local area. Ever swim in a snow storm? We did, and it has been remarkable ever since. The restaurant has been redone...it is now a sports bar, modern, good food and comfortable. Excellent buffet breakfast. If I were to 'want' anything different it would be to add a sauna.

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Kathy D, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you Lowell for your excellent review of the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. You have described our hotel perfectly! We are grateful for your continued loyalty to our hotel. We always love see our guests that have become like family to us!
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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay while there .friendly and staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome.......very good price for all the services we received....was greeted at the door upon arrival....only the beginning of a great experience.....the rooms were very clean and cheery......really enjoyed our swim in the heated pool and hot tub and really appreciated the access to the pool from the inside...great setup....also noticed the facilities were in place for the disabled which was a plus.....we also took advantage of their complimentary breakfast which consisted of several meals to choose from....really great food and friendly prompt service..... even though we booked online and had no clue what we were to expect on arrival we were really pleased with everything once we checked in....all were there to make our stay enjoyable and stress free....a great time was had by myself,my hubby.my sister and brother-in-law...... on a scale from 1 to 10 I would rate it a 10...totally satisfied.........

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kathy D, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Elmo, thank you for your great review of the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. We are delighted that an enjoyable stay was had by all! We strive to provide all our guests with a clean, comfortable room and friendly customer service. We hope that you will visit us again soon!
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Milbridge, United States
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

This hotel is a great place for families or couples. They offer a wonderful and free full breakfast, and have an amazing indoor/outdoor pool that is heated and you can swim in year round. The room as clean and comfortable and the beds are excellent. You can not beat the service, from check in to check out and everything in between. They make a point of meeting your every need! It is also very close to the Maine Mall and many restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Kathy D, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you Brenda for your recent stay with us! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the heated outdoor pool and found the rooms to be comfortable. We are conveniently located just 2 miles from the Maine Mall and just 10 minutes to Downtown Portland. Many guests enjoy staying with us as they can experience all that the Portland area has to offer without paying "downtown" prices!
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Pensacola Fl, United States
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

I always stay at the Merry Manor when I visit my hometown of South Portland. You need to consider doing some renovations in the bathroom area of the lower-level rooms. They are very hard to get in and close the door or use the shower. There is a double sink area you can make one sink and enlarge bathroom significantly.. You don't need double sinks you need to get in and out of the shower and toilet....

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Kathy D, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you Robert for your feedback. I believe you are referring to our 12 exterior rooms in the back of the hotel. Many of our guests love these rooms because of their easy accessibility. You can drive right up to your door! However, we are always making improvements to the property so I will definitely pass along your ideas to enlarge the bathroom in those rooms to our design team.
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel a number of times and have looked at it a pretty good place to stay. I will say though after our last stay here I will most certainly be returning. We were fortunate enough to stay in one of the newly renovated rooms and it was awesome. The room was very clean and was very tastefully done. We also visited the restaurant/bar attached to the hotel and must say that if I didn't know any better, I would have thought I had never been there before. The remodeling that they have done is fantastic. I can't say anything about the food because we didn't eat there but we did have a drink at the bar which looked great as well. Unfortunately I do not remember the bartenders name but he was really nice and very funny. I do remember him saying he just fills in there from time to time so I hope that their more permanent bartender has a good personality as well. All in all I look forward to our next journey to Portland so we can stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kathy D, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you for your continued loyalty to the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay and that it was your best stay to date. We have been busy making many improvements to the hotel and restaurant and it makes us very happy that our loyal guests love the changes! The restaurant/lounge features products from Maine. They also provide live music every Friday night from 6pm to 9pm, that has been a major attractor! This winter we renovated several of the king and double rooms and we have plans to continue on this path. We just completed a "face lift" to the pool area and our next project is a new pitched roof and parking lot!
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Calais, United States
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

When we are in the So.Portland area for business or pleasure, we always feel like we are at home at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn. The hotel is attractively decorated, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the pool area is well maintained, and the adjoining restaurant is amazing. Conveniently located to area attractions and the Maine Mall, BW MMI is our choice.

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Kathy D, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Lynda, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Best Western Merry Manor. Our goal is to make all our guests feel right at home so it is nice to hear that you experienced this first hand. We recently renovated our pool and Jacuzzi tub and have been making many improvements to the property such as new granite counter tops in the bathrooms and new light fixtures in all the rooms! We can't wait for you to come back and visit us again soon!
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Hermon, United States
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great place to stay, good food, comfy beds, close to all the shopping centers! and a wonderful outside pool open all year! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a reasonably priced hotel. The employees were very friendly and helpful and I hope Best Western continues to have the Mystery Theater group every year! See you next year!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Kathy D, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Merry Manor Inn, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Jayne, we are so pleased that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed our annual Cancer Fundraiser, the Mystery Dinner and Show. We thank you and all who contributed to a great event for the Lafayette Cancer Center in Brewer Maine. We look forward to your return!
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Property: Best Western Merry Manor Inn
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 Family Hotel in South Portland
#1 Romantic Hotel in South Portland
#2 Business Hotel in South Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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