We traveled to Portland to meet up with some family for a few days. We were looking for a cheap but decent hotel. This hotel was exactly what we were looking for. The room was clean & surprisingly larger than expected. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely stay here when we return to Portland again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly service, great bargain!"
We aren't 5-star customers. SoPoHoJo was perfect for us. Front desk staff was always friendly. Our room was quiet. It was very basic but had everything we needed. It's an older hotel but in good shape. Continental breakfast was a convenient amenity, although it was crowded both mornings. Could re-do a bit to improve traffic flow through the breakfast […] room. Will definitely stay again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel has nothing special but is really clean, rooms are comfortable, there is an inside swimming pool we did not use. Location is not the best but is really convenient, with a lot of parking spots. The breakfast is not fantastic but there is enough choice to not start the day with an empty stomach. Overall, I would recommend this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Old but price was right,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"overnight stay for medical appointment"
Over all my family was pleased with our stay. The only suggestion would be to have more then one waffle maker!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location to see sights and shop"
I woujld stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff were very accommodating and friendly and it was a convenient location, that was the best part of the hotel. I was not expecting a palace, but I wasn't expecting my room to have the smallest hotel window in the world either. The lighting in the room was horrible and the room just felt icky. The whole place hasn't been updated in probably 20+ […] years. The blankets didn't fit the bed properly and had to be covered with two sheets to just be presentable and the bedspread was a twin draped across the bottom of a King sized bed. I don't like being hard on hotels, but I was not impressed! If they'd put a little money in it and updated the rooms it would do wonders for the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The property was nice and the staff was more than helpful. The rooms were also clean and comfortable. I would stay again at this hotel and would also recommend to a friend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not too far from downtown Portland"
Our stay was enjoyable, we were about 10 minutes by car from downtown Portland. The ride to Portland was not too long and there is so many sites to see in the downtown area. Overall very satisfied with the location and comfort of the hotel. The staff was very friendly as well!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for what we needed."
This hotel was perfect for our one night stay in the area. The staff members from the desk folks to the maid to the breakfast lady were all warm, friendly and accommodating. Our room was clean, the air conditioner worked beautifully on a very hot day, and the breakfast allowed us to be on the road quickly in the morning. We would gladly stay here again […] if we need a place in the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was ok"
The hotel wasn't too bad. It was outdated but the room was clean. Breakfast was horrible. Just because the hotel is dated doesn't mean you can have good breakfast. It was very half done, they kept the bagels and bread inside the plastic bags, milk and juice in their plastic containers. The eggs were over cooked, I was just grossed out. It was very close […] to downtown portland so the second day we got breakfast at the holy donut. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to waterfront in So. Portland"
WonderfulGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do not book at this hotel"
First room with odor of stale cigarette smoke. Second room was similar to a dim cave, as the window was about five feet away from a brick wall. The worst part, thought,was the antiquated room air-conditioning system, which cycled every 15 minutes through the entire night, and sounded like a jet airplane at take-off. Even my spouse, who has significant […] hearing loss, was awake all night with the cacophony. After finally turning the unit off early in the morning, the room was stifling due to the outside heat and humidity. The overall appearance and feel was dingy, dirty and very poorly maintained, with no updating within the last 20 years. The breakfast room was located in what appeared to be an old storage room, with no windows or ventilation. During check-out, thine desk staff asked how we slept. When I shared that we both slept poorly due to the he condition of the room, there was not follow-up query as to why, or what could have made the stay more comfortable. I am a seasoned traveler, sometimes spending up to a 120 night per year in a hotel room. This is the worst hotel experience I've ever had. Do not stay in this is antiquated, poorly maintained hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean room, pleasant staff. Convenient location to Portland, would stay again for a night's stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Need Better Beds - Rock Hard..."
The So Po Ho Jo is a convenient place to stay, with a great staff, a good free breakfast & nice indoor pool. However, the beds are way to hard for a good night's sleep. Investing in comfortable mattresses would have made our stay much better and I recommend they do that before we will come back again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a room in the newly remodeled area of the hotel. For a motel 6 my husband thought it was one of the best. We don't usually stay in Motel 6 but were looking for an inexpensive night so it sufficed. The room was very bare and the air conditioning worked great. The hotel clerk was kind enough to get me two extra pillows.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Stay in S. Portland"
Hotel was convenient and comfortable but an older property. Greeting was friendly and efficient. Room was large, clean and comfortable with indoor pool and complimentary breakfast. I would re-visit this property in the future. Thanks HoJo!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Comfortable beds (doubles, not queen), a nice pool with good hours, pleasant reception, and breakfast included made this a great deal for the four of us, breaking up a 15-hour road trip. We liked it so much we booked it for the way back as well. The hotel is conveniently close to the highway, and it's a short drive to downtown Portland, which is a great […] little town. The breakfast was decent enough, too bad it was all on disposable paper & plastic. For our budget the hotel met all our needs well. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
No complaintsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to stay"
What you would expect for the price. Faint musty smell, but room was clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Was not plesant..... One of stand lamp switch doesn't work..... TV is not fitted in its stand box, also picture quality was unwatchable.....No water provided,,,,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel worked for me due to its easy proximity to the highway and easy driving access to both Portland and South Portland. The staff is courteous and works hard to accommodate traveler needs. However, the actual building is awkward; it's impossible to take a cart of luggage past the 3 steps mid-hallway in each wing. Not all outside doors are accessible […] with pass key making loading & unloading difficult. Breakfast is available, but entirely disorganized. If you're not on the 1st or 3rd floors, you'll get exercise looking for ice. Overall, it's a bargain for an overnight rest, but if you need more than that, opt for another hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed rececently with my daughter and her 3 pre-teen friends to celebrate her birthday. The hotel was nice, the staff friendly and the pool was warm and inviting. The only downside was that the beds were not very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good budget hotel"
Customer service was excellent. For a large family (2 adults and 3 kids), the beds were a little sparsely adorned, but all in all, a good deal for the price paid. The pool was very nice and kept at a nice warm temperature. Easy to get to, was very close to the Maine Turnpike and had ample parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Satisfy with the services and well maintained.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fridge & microwave; however, dark & uncomfortable"
The room was very clean. It was nice to have a fridge and microwave in the room. The room was very dark (limited lighting), and the bed was not super comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Needs Updating"
Our stay was ok. The hotel needs updating. The desk service was kind. The continential breakfast was about 3 miles away from the lobby and the room was made for about 25 people but about 50 people were in it with no elbow room fighting for their breakfast as the poor girl who was stocking it tried her best to keep up. I would probably not stay here […] again. It seemed like a safe hotel but it really needs to be updated. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It needs some updating... but it's good enough"
The beds were very old and really should be replaced. It's very noisy with people coming and going but it was good enough for what we needed. This is typically where we stay when we make the trip but I may consider staying somewhere else next time for a better sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
free breakfast, hoping next time atleast there's eggs & bacon..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet during low season"
I have no complaints about my stay. It is near to everything - OLd Port, Amtrak and Jetport. Its nice and quiet during the low season. The second day of my stay, toiletries were not stocked, but were stocked on the third. I will stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had stayed here before and enjoyed it. The pool was clean. We would go there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Spent two nights. Clean facility. Courteous staff. Excellent rates. Better continental breakfast than most economy based hotels. Will stay here again if in the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very comfortable beds"
The pool was closed for maintenance. There is a policy to hold 5.00 dollars a night for incidentals, like long distant phone calls. Which I was not made aware of when I booked. The free breakfast was grade A, enjoyed it a lot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Prior to making my reservation through hotels.com I contacted the hotel directly to find out rates and confirm the pool was in working order as my kids were very excited to use the pool on our trip and it was the single most important factor in choosing our hotel. We checked in, got to our room and changed for the pool.....ASKED for directions to the […] pool and was never notified that the pool would be closed for our stay until we had our family standing outside the pool waiting for the door to be unlocked and we had to ask for it to be opened. The response I got from the front office was that the pool was open when I called and that since we paid prior to arrival there was nothing they could do. We were offered to use another hotels pool across town and were eventually allowed to move our reservation to that hotel....however their rooms were lower priced and they made no effort to adjust the rate. We had to shuffle our family around....it was very disappointing and I don't feel like we were treated fairly because we made our reservations using hotels.com instead of going through them directly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall, we were o.k. with our stay. We were disappointed with no hot tub. We were disappointed to not have a room fridg, especially when we were told we'd be penalized $5 if not cleaned out when we left.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed one night at the HOJO in South Portland. It was just OK. Not super clean, a bit run down. This hotel could use some updating for sure. The staff was friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel did fit my budget. It is far from a 5 star getaway, and we were not looking for that in this trip. It's good for a short stay. The rooms are dated. Would I stay here again for the purpose I went on this trip for. The answer is yes. But there are better options, if you are looking for a classy stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not for me"
Room is in need of update - wallpaper torn, patched over holes in the walls, bathroom not so clean. The hotel is close to the road you can hear the steady flow of traffic, then at 5: AM an alarm from the gas station across the street went of blaring BEEP BEEP BEEP "Evacuate - Evacuate- Evacuate" this went on for ever.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Safe, clean and comfortable"
Good price. The rooms were clean. Mike at the front desk was very helpful and very nice. I will stay there again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and simple hotel"
We had no problems with this hotel at all and was able to use its facilities like the indoor pool and fitness room, which were both in good condition. The fitness room only has 3 machines (elliptical, treadmill, and bike) and no weights, but my wife and I only needed to run anyway. The continental breakfast was better than we thought it would be and […] is in a nice, large room with a very friendly lady who was around to help and clean. The room was a pretty standard hotel room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great distance to Portland's waterfront"
My friend and I came to Portland for a country concert at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Upon entering the hotel, the staff were very friendly and helped us whenever we needed assistance. We were looking for a good, local seafood restaurant before our concert and they were able to provide some great recommendations. It was a great value for the […] money and I wouldn't think twice about staying here again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to shopping and restaurants"
Will stay there again when we come up for mayple sryrup Sunday next year and for sping trips to maine as a stop over on our way to Bar Harbor from NJGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the best or the worst hotel ever."
Friendly and helpful staff, pretty lobby, pool that was very warm, great continental breakfast, and we got a great deal on the price. There were downsides, though. Only a blanket and a half (and sheets) on the rather hard beds, no comforters, and the double beds in our room seemed really small. The room that had the pool was not very heated, so although […] the water was very warm it was uncomfortable to get out. They have a single changing room with a shower off the pool room, the towels were like sandpaper and very small. The pool went to 6 feet, which we liked, but it got deep very quickly which could be a problem for children. The fitness room was tiny and the heater in our room was very loud and kept me awake. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Wasn't great better hotels in the area poor customer service, had key card problems every day, best part was the pool an it was only a 5 out of 10.Genuine Expedia guest review
Beside the air unit was a little wacky it was a great stay, breakfast was great and the stay was great I would stay here again any day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Reasonable price and good location"
This hotel had nice accommodations and it was reasonably priced. They are pet friendly which is essential for us and our diabetic dog. The hotel staff was also very nice and understanding. I would stay here againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient and comfy"
I had fun booking 2 rooms for me and my wife and my kids. Nice place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
This works perfect, as we are on our way to Belfast for a final destination. It breaks the trip up, its great to have a quick breakfast in the morning and it meets all our needs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice, cheap, and simple."
Very nice location. Simple, clean, and very cheap. Nice pool. My family enjoyed it so much. I will highly recommend it to anyone.Genuine Expedia guest review
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