wouldn't stay again. first room had a bed that broke immediately upon being sat upon; the wood was rotten. we were upgraded to a nicer room but even that room wasn't great; the bed was squeaky and the furniture very outdated. the halls were old looking and smelled of mildew and had stains. the molding on the ceilings was cracked and falling apart in […] some places. the staff was not friendly but were at least very efficient and focused on their jobs. overall, I would not stay here again for what I paid. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it was great hotel I haven seeing in south Portland MaineGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great overnight stay! No complaints.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Get a way weekend in Maine"
Very enjoyable Breakfast was a plus :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very quiet nice very discreetGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay for a night"
It was okayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Won't probably trust you again."
Room and hotel were clean in terms of housekeeping, but the geneural condition of the hotel was below industry standards. Rugs were stained and smelled of mildew, furnature was of cheap and outdated quality. Pool area was outdated plumbing showed signs of wear. The breakfast was disgusting, sausage patties were sitting in a tub of their own fat and […] the eggs were overcooked and had been sitting there for hours prior to my sitting down to eat at 8:30. Finally, the hair dryer in my room was broken. I would not put in the same class as the Holiday Inn or other business class hotels. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
the hotel room was fine. We had plenty of room and the bed was comfortable. The only problem was people slamming and shutting doors most of the night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A driving rain produced water running down the wall from the top of the window; moved to the next room down the hall with the same problem; moved across the hall with no water flowing in. Did not receive the requested wakeup call. Vending machine empty, "We're getting rid of them." Desk clerk impersonal. Shuttle driver to airport drove erratically, […] weaving and jerky (I closed my eyes and prayed to arrive in one piece). Positives? I liked being able to open the window (not the rain-on-the-inside ones). Acceptable location, adequate cleanliness. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was nice and a good con. Breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Yes on this one!"
The best we stayed in this trip with the possible exception of the bed & breakfast in Newport,VT. Very newly remodeled and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good enough, and affordable"
I'm discovering that Portland is getting hard to 'drop in' on, without booking rooms ahead. This hotel is a bit of a drive to points of interest, but is conveniently located near the freeways. It was clean and comfortable (skip the breakfast) and available at an affordable rate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"stopping over place"
After a long drive, looking for place to stay at a reasonable cost. Had not stayed in a HoJo for many years and decided to try. Nice Mexican restaurant in front of hotel which we dined at. Breakfast room too crowded to enjoy our breakfast so went out to eat. Very small area which made it difficult to get around without bumping into other guests. Room […] was okay but not ideal. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
everything was clean & comfortable. No problems. Show head was a little lame, but that was the only negative.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A stay on the way..."
The Howard Johnson's South Portland was a very comfortable, well located hotel for our needs. The bed was surprisingly comfortable, for a Hojo. The room itself was a good size, but the overall cleanliness left alot to be desired. Upon sitting on the toilet seat, it felt as if the seat was not attached to the floor. When I called maintenance, they were […] there quite quickly to repair it. While there, the maintenance person repaired the safety lock on the door, which I didn't notice was hanging down. The "continental breakfast(?)," was invisible. For business travellers, the printer, when functioning properly, was at best, adequate. The had the audicity to charge 25 cents a page for printing. I volunteered to bring in my own paper, but the desk clerk, "Mike," stated that the hotel would "not make any money" if persons would use their own paper. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just fine for an overnight stay"
Stayed here the night before the Maine marathon and it was just fine for what we needed - a clean, reasonably-priced place to sleep before the marathon. Free breakfast (a real breakfast - not just a couple of stale muffins and coffee) and free wi-fi were provided for even more value. Room with 2 double beds was spacious and altho our floor was fully […] occupied, room was also quiet. Front desk staff was pleasant. No restaurant on site, but a Mexican restaurant a few steps away from the hotel has both seated and take-out service. Don't recommend it though - my palate less than impressed but my wallet was shocked, especially considering they forgot some items in our order (which we didn't discover until we got back to our room. Given the quality of the food though, they probably did us a favor). Docks seafood is a 5 minute drive away, also with seated and take-out service. Go there instead - very fresh seafood at affordable prices. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location Great Place"
Stayed here with a sports team. A lot less expensive than downtown Portland, and a perfectly good hotel. Very easy to get into town from this hotel. Will definitely stay at this HoJo's againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Definitely a "no frills" establishment! Tub dirty, carpets stained, disgusting calking around floor of the tub and in corners of the bathroom! Smelly linens! Think twice!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was very friendly and helpful to late arrivals.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was ok"
Not the best hotel and not the worst. It's a few miles from the port area and roughly the same to the Portland Head Light. It's located right off the highway and it's a bit annoying to turn into the parking lot. The hotel itself is a bit dated but you get what you paid for so I can't really nip pick.Overall, for the price, it was a good stay. It seems […] like they're doing a lot of maintenance to the rooms when I checked in so it's good to see the hotel is spending on repairs. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"more then satisfied"
Met all expectations and would certainly stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A little bit out of the way"
The room was fine. Nice and large and on the first floor. The only thing was it was not very close to the Mall and restaurants. Otherwise fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The pool could have been a little cleaner. They could also use a hot tub.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Pool was nice, breakfast was good, room was just as described in website. Price was fair and it was close to interstate easy to get to....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A clean and cozy place in a calm area"
We enjoyed staying in Howard Johnson in South Portland. It was clean, and the room was comfortable. To us, the hotel was just perfect, in meeting our requirements. The only complain, albeit a minor one, was that its WIFI reception at the room was a bit weak. Because of that, I had to go near its reception desk, to check my e-mail.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fine with paper-thin walls"
This HoJo was suitable for our needs and good for the price. We were rarely in the room, but when we were, it wasn't the most comfortable. Also, the other guests were crazy. Slamming doors from 12:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. and a drunken fight broke out right outside our door. Thankfully, the staff handled it before things escalated, but it was difficult to […] get a good night's sleep there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Roomy, clean room. Loved the two sinks...one in with tub and toilet, one outside bathroom. Great to have refrigerator in room. Staff helpful. Bed extremely comfortable. Close to highways and Portland town. Good amenities...pool, gym. Breakfast was much more than expected!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
For the price I paid, it's a good value. The hotel was exactly what you would expect from a lower budget hotel. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The beds were a little on the soft side, pillows were too tall for my liking. Was able to get a good nights rest with no problem. Maid service were excellent; front desk was very friendly. Breakfast was […] free, so I can't complain. The waffle was very good if you have time to make one. You have Dunkin Donuts, Circle K gas, a 7-11, and Mobile gas with convenience store all nearby. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient Location and Excellent Value"
Excellent hotel for the price and very convenient to the interstate and to the sights of Portland. Great value and comfort.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Way better than motel 6"
We stayed at a motel 6 the night before, in portland. For the same amount of money, this was insanely cleaner and nicer. Everything was clean and they have us the little bottles of shampoo in the bathroom. And there was a pool! They were very accommodating with out dog, too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I left a jacket in the room and called soon after I left and realized my mistake. I called three times and only received a call back after my third call, when they surely felt my frustration. No jacket was ever found. If such a problem cannot be "taken up" and addressed with the housekeeping staff, I have little to no respect for the hotel itself. Needless […] to say, I will not be staying there on subsequent visits to the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is my second time there and more pleasing. however knowing that 5 people would be stying in the room and having only 2 doubles and not proving a roll away in the price was not goo. a better experience this time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Five minutes from downtown Portland"
What you would expect from a Howard Johnson. The desk staff was very informative about the area and things to see. I would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Simple, comfortable - just what we needed"
The hotel was exactly what you would expect from a lower budget hotel. The hotel was clean and comfortable. Yes, the décor could use some updating, but nothing was gross or falling apart. The beds were comfortable enough - not top of the line, but my back was fine in the morning. Breakfast was good. They had two make your own waffle stations, cereal, […] pastries, fruit, eggs, sausage, and juice. Again, the food isn't gourmet quality, but it fills you up and tastes good enough. The waffles were my favorite, and were really tasty. The staff at the front desk were all very friendly and polite. If we were traveling to the Portland area again, we would definitely consider this hotel. The biggest downside is that it is not near all the tourist attractions, but it is fairly short ride down there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"ok but not great"
Close to highwAys and malls. Breakfast was good. Gym is small but the elliptical machine was good. Pool not so great. Rooms a bit noisy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Last night of trip"
The hotel was good, problem we had used the rolling cart to take our luggage to the room, we did have to walk a ways to he room, when we got 10 doors away we encountered stairs. Had to carry heavy bags balance of the long hallway. Kind of defeated the purposeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is disgusting complete with it's very smelly wall to wall carpetGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very clean . Great place to stay for price of abo"
Clean and a good place to stay for about 138.00 a night. Stayed for five nights. Needs new beds . Very hard and uncomfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Horrible hotel/would never stay there again"
We chose this hotel because we were traveling with a dog but it was uncomfortable, unclean, and very unfriendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
The entrance from the parking lot was dirty and unkept. The lobby door was open the lobby was hot even with the overhead fan operating. The floors in the hallways and room were uneven - not safe. Also, the breakfast left a lot to be desired. First, it was hard to find - signage very poor. Scrambled eggs were cold and unappetizing; sausage patties were […] very greasy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Old but comfy"
Although I had not been to a Howard Johnson's for many years, I found myself here, mostly because of price due to last minute plans. The carpet and blankets were a bit frayed, but things were clean and comfortable. The staff was very pleasant. The walls were a bit thin, but we got a good nights sleep prior to continuing on with our tripGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Above average for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not expensive option near Portland"
Nice and attentive staff, the building is in poor condition, it was raining hard, and several guests including me, had to be moved to different rooms, since there was water leaking inside, poor breakfast, and tiny room with not enough tables for guests to eat, and bar stools for people to have their breakfast. Location is not to far from downtown Portland, […] but there is nothing to see or do there. At the end , unless you stay there for a night on your way to another destination, it´s not worth being removed from the nightlife, restaurants, shopping, etc from downtown. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The mattresses were very uncomfortable. Bathroom floor in the corners was filthy. Long dark hair found in the "clean" shower. Pool was closed for maintenance at 4:00PM on a hot, summer day. Poor planning. An OK place to stay for one night, but I won't stay here again. I'll stick to Marriott.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
High tourist season and this hotel had vacancies with better rates. Clean, quiet, and comfortable. Having a sink in the bathroom and a vanity/sink out side the bathroom is unusual and very handy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I enjoyed my stay of 2 nites before taking my flight home. The room was clean and comfortable and quiet even though I was on the first floor. The indoor pool was a nice perk. There was some difficulty with the in-room WIFI, but the desk staff was very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel was close to downtown"
The rooms are very small but nice the hotel needs a ton of maintenance the floors are very uneven and the bathroom sinks need to be lower for personal reasonsGenuine Expedia guest review
It was a great stay in Portland - close to oldport - good swimming pool - close to RestaurantGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great value stay in South Portland."
Close to the Maine Mall and Airport. Decent location, good prices. Clean rooms and surrounding property.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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