Very friendly staff. Clean rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good choice for budget hotel"
Great value for what you get. It's a budget hotel so its not fancy. But for $60, we got a king size bed with huge flat screen TV. The indoor pool was nice but cool. The pool room was freezing. The complementary breakfast was good but again, not fancy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pool was awesome"
My god kids loved the pool and the hours it was open.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay, nice as usual!"
One of our go to hotels for stays in southern Maine. Friendly staff and everything seems to run pretty smoothly. Clean rooms and comfy beds. Dated decor but can't complain for a reliable stay. Close to everything Portland.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Give Zach a Raise!"
First of all, front desk...young man named Zach (or maybe Zack) is your best employee ever! Polite, courteous and helpful! He deserves a raise! Room was clean, bed comfortable, wake up call on time and the driver for the shuttle also helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I would have given a higher rating however my room was never cleaned after the first night I stayed there and the Wi-Fi did not work in the room that I was inGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was an enjoyable stay. Comfortable and a decent breakfast. Avery good value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Sleep only in middle of long driveGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trip to S.Portland"
Room was great, breakfast area was clean but eggs were dry - other choices were available and very nice. Location is right off the interstate with easy access to meeting site. Rate was fantastic and realistic. Plenty of food options within walking and driving distance. Great stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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 we were upgraded to a nicer room but even that room wasn't great; the bed was squeaky and the furniture very outdated.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 location, friendly staff, clean rooms, used the fitness center and pool. Excellent breakfast buffet.Genuine Expedia 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
"Hotel was clean quite and as good as we wanted."
The Hotel was well run. We enjoyed staying there and would return. Good value.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable and hospitable stay"
Front desk personnel was very helpful in changing date of stay and arranging a shuttle to the train station at 4:30 A.M. Only complaint is front desk person did not call me for wake-up on time. The pool was marvelous.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for a quick stay"
overall everything was very good... did notice that the smoke detector had been pulled from wall and hanging there. Also seemed like the coffee canter didn't match the rest of the pot. other wise all was good.Genuine Expedia 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
"Where drunken rowdies roam the halls at 11:30PM"
I cannot count the times I've stayed at this very Howard Johnsons...it is convenient to everything in the Portland area and the staff has always been friendly and we've never been disappointed, until now. Admittedly it was the busy Columbus Day weekend, and the number of Massachusetts and Connecticut cars in the parking lot were the majority, which […] explains a lot. It was party time for those chuckle heads and the loud (one of them kept hollering down the hallway and slamming doors) revelers kept us awake most of the night. Is there even security at this hotel? Do they bother to check the floors on a regular basis? There was one big positive...the outlets on the desk lamps...perfect for recharging cell phones, etc. Sadly though, never again for this place, which has deteriorated a lot in the past few years. When you combine the low end drinkers with the shabby condition of the rooms, this place is now officially run down. Even the vending machines were a joke and did not function properly. The South Portland Howard Johnson hotel is in desperate need of a remodel/update. . Read moreGenuine Expedia 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
"Not worth the money"
I needed a place for one night because my flight was cancelled out of Portland Jetport. I saw other places that were cheaper ($70-80 range) with mediocre reviews and this place in the $100 range with happier reviews and thought it would be worth the extra few bucks. But it wasn't. For starters, I found multiple hairs not belonging to me folded into […] the various "clean" towels in the bathroom. The air conditioner rattled noisily on and off. A group of people upstairs partied till, no joke, 4:30 in the morning. So maybe this place is best if you're a college student or a traveler who can sleep through any noise. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Value for money"
Clean room a little run down, what you would expect for HJ. Staff was pleasantGenuine Expedia 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
Clean and friendly enough. Did not do the breakfast so, I cant comment on that. Close enough to downtown, a small drive and affordable.Genuine Expedia 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
"Close to shopping, food & highway"
Hotel needs updating but otherwise ok. Great location. Upon checking in we were told breakfast is served between 6-9 every morning. We went before 9:00 each day and both days the room was closed. We mentioned it at the front desk and all they said was thanks for letting us know. They should have done more. That was disappointing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to airport"
We just stayed here over night to catch an early flight out. The front desk staff were very friendly. Room was very comfortable, but was under construction?Genuine Expedia guest review
The staff was very friendly and helpful to late arrivals.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice, close to city and wharf"
Enjoyed stay in a clean beautiful city. The leaves were in their splendor and the lighthouses were amazing.Genuine Expedia 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
Room was better than expected, seems to have been recently renovated. windows would not open and room had slight stale smell but no worse than most other hotelsGenuine Expedia guest review
The pool could have been a little cleaner. They could also use a hot tub.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a hard time finding the hotel because it was hidden by alot of trees. There isn't a lighted sign along the road . We did find it after a while.Genuine Expedia 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
"Nice hotel. Welcomed our cat. Friendly staff."
We had to take our cat to a vet many miles from home. It was difficult to find a motel that allowed cats. This motel made us feel at home.Genuine Expedia 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
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