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Situated in South Portland, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Maine Military Museum, The Cheese Iron, and Maine Mall. Sable Oaks Golf Course is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this hotel. Free continental breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a business center, and conference rooms.

Room Amenities

All 121 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland ratings based on 518 Verified Reviews

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3.6 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
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1 out of 5
by from Bangor
Posted Feb 22, 2017
Pillows were so uncomfortable they were unusable, mold all over the bathroom ceiling, housekeeping never came once over the weekend, pool was used for a kids pool party with no hotel staff and was a terrible experience. Find a better place to stay
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Very good value

4 out of 5
by from Windsor, CT
Posted Feb 22, 2017
We always stay at this hotel when we need one in the South Portland area. It is comfortable, clean and good value for the money.
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Great price for a one night stay

5 out of 5
by from maine
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Pros: Price and location
Cons: Pillows are low quality
Location: Mall shopping is handy
Great service for a night stop asking for more info or I will need to rate your survey,!
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Convenient and affordable

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 13, 2017
Enjoyed our stay. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful.
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Good location

4 out of 5
by from Mexico, Me
Posted Jan 1, 2017
Pros: Location and price
W were visiting relatives for Christmas. This hotel had easy access to the interstate and our family. Check in was quick and easy.
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Merely a Cheap Shelter

2 out of 5
by from South Portland
Posted Dec 20, 2016
First of all, I did not have much interaction with the staff because the first impression they imply is that you needn't any. Just a bunch of hardworking (9-5/Clock-in; Clockout kinda) folks. They don't enjoy being there for the sake of HJH, and you can tell that because Management neglects renovations throughout the facility. It feels like all they do is clean, wash, and change sheets... for the past decade. The room felt muggy in December (photos cannot explain). So what-there is an indoor swimming pool? The amenities feel like it's the 1990s. Pretty much--it's a checkin/checkout kinda motel (not hotel). No wonder it was the cheapest. Great job on management surviving inspections because it appears that that is all they care about; survive state inspections and stay open.
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oldie but goodie

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 19, 2016
Pros: staff always around to help
Location: portland jetport
This Howard Johnsons is an older building but well kept. The value of the room, pool, breakfast and jet port shuttle was excellent. But the true value was the wonderful staff that helped during a stormy weekend.
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4 out of 5
Posted Dec 17, 2016
The staff was very helpful. Love the waffle. Peaceful night sleep.
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OK, but not even a hair dryer in the room.

2 out of 5
Posted Dec 11, 2016
Disappointed with the shuttle service to the airport. I was told the evening before when I checked in that the shuttle would run on the hour. So I planned accordingly. They didn't run on time - they were waiting for someone who was late getting to the shuttle. I can't help if they are late - and they were not in a hurry. If they say they will run on time, they should. Very disappointed and it caused unnecessary stress for me.
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Convenient to all the stores, very nice staff.

5 out of 5
by from Maine
Posted Dec 8, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff, nice and clean.
Location: If you want to do stuff around greater Portland, it is very handy to stores at the mall, or to downtown.
Got a great deal, and didn't expect much. But the hotel surpassed our expectations, and was very nice and clean. Even a pool and exercise equipment. Recommend!
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland features an indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This hotel offers access to a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 2300 square feet (214 square meters) include conference space. This South Portland hotel also offers a safe deposit box at the front desk, RV/bus/truck parking, and an elevator (lift). A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests (available 24 hours). Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 121 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2300 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 214 
  • Indoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge), Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 6 AM and 9 AM.

This hotel has a restaurant on site.


Start your day with a free continental breakfast, available daily from 6 AM to 9 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • 2 per room (up to 60 lb)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 5 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland
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  • Howard Johnson South Portland Hotel South Portland
  • Howard Johnson South Portland Maine
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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.