Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 202
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joepal1945 Best yet
Wife and I have been going to the hotel in South Portland and we wouldn't go anywhere else... Holiday Inn Express is the Best Wife and I thank you all... Have a great Holiday season...
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Poet56 Nice room, small bathroom
The room was nice. I was expecting it to be a little bigger. Instead of one chair a small sofa would have been nice so my husband I could sit together. Other than that, great experience.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HenryB Great room design and a good night's sleep
The room was more like an efficiency apartment than a standard hotel room. I like that the bed had a wall that separated the rest of the room.
My only constructive criticism is that there could have been more (i.e., loft) for blankets.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zappae Large room, 5 minute drive to Maine Mall
The suite with 2 double beds is perfect, for a shopping weekend. Plenty of space to spread out. Included a continental breakfast, which had many choices from pancakes to cereal.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melissa73 fun weekend
I took my 7 year old daughter here on a girls weekend for fun. We were so happy with how big our room was...the pool was nice and warm and she had a blast swimming for hours. The bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, with lots of variety. Staff was friendly and attentive!
November 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 13DebD Great place to stay!
This was a nice hotel. Located near shopping and restaurants.
Easy on/off I95.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by johnv6767 Great Service and accommodations
Excellent value recognizing the friendly staff and accommodations'!
November 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Monik Starting to get outdated
We've have stay in this facility many times before but at our last stay we noticed that it would need a refreshing cure. Beside that, we were 3 adults (mother and 2 daughters# that had booked a ''suite'' which was suppose to have a king size bed and a sofa bed, we had to call the reservation line a couple of times before our stay and each time we had confirmed that we were going to be 3 adults in the room and each time they had confirmed that the ''suite'' was able to lodge all 3 but when we got there late a night the hotel was full and when we got to the suppose ''suite'' there was just a king size bed, after contacting reception to ask for a cot bed when it got to the room it was a bed that could barely fit an youth but it was a 5'11'' women that needed to sleep in the bed!?! With NO BEDDING, just two linen!!! The reception advise that since they were full they had no other blankets, I give two thumbs up to the receptionist that went to their sister hotel next door #Marriott# to get a blanket and gave us a reduce price, but I think we would have rather have paid the full price and wouldn't have mind to be moved next door and have a nice night of sleep.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigball3 Comfortable bed and great service.
Great place to stay. I'd like to stay again if possible in the future.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LaurenLucy Clean, spacious room and great service.
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express South Portland for two nights. The hotel is situated on a hill with a good view of the mountains. The front desk staff were incredibly nice and helpful. They let me check in extremely early since a room was ready, and I had originally selected a standard room with two double beds online, but they let me have a king suite at the same price which was great since I was staying alone. The room was very clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you want to stay somewhere near the airport. There is also a pool, though I didn't use it, which was not a feature at any other Holiday Inn Express hotels that I have stayed at in the past.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sheyron Bad Room Reservationist!
Making and confirming my reservation was a problem. I booked 2 rooms and they only had me down for one the day I called to confirm even though I had a confirmation number and a printout saying 2 rooms. Then when they rebooked the 2nd room they raised the rates of both rooms by $20 each. So I had to finally get a manager to resolve this issue. The rest of the staff was nice.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roadqueen53 Convenient Location, nice suites
Very convenient location. Two room suite nicely done. Everything you need for a comfortable stay. Wish I had known in advance that they were doing some work on the place (right outside my window at 7AM.) Luckily I was already up & getting ready for work but it was quite noisy. Glad they finally upgraded their cable TV package. Would recommend.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IslandTransplant A welcome experience after a long day
After staying at a Holiday Inn Express in New York for three nights, we arrived in Portland late after a 11-hour drive hoping to find another green and white "H" - and we were glad we did. Room was huge, beds were comfortable, and breakfast was predictably excellent as it was in NYC. Wish we could have stayed another night. Everywhere I go, I'll always look for a Holiday Inn Express.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dmariesc51 Nice Location
We stay here a lot with our points as it is convenient for us. The facility is nice however was loud with the vacuuming in the lobby area when we arrived - very loud industrial vacuum right when you entered. But the staff was friendly and it was a clean hotel.
October 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by karen0574 Not happy
I was not happy with our stay. Went to check in one person working and 6 people in line. Beds were not comfortable, had a pull out sofa with no bedding for it. The bathroom had cracks in the ceiling that needed major repair. Will never stay here again.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maine13 Soccer Guests
Our stay would have been more pleasant if the parents of the soccer team boys supervised their children. We were bothered several times by boys running down the halls and knocking on doors. The children also congregated near the ice machine ( also near our rooms) and pressed the ice machine button for "fun", while their parents sat downstairs and visited with each other. Don't know how the breakfast was since there was no room to sit because the soccer team had the whole lobby taken.
While Holiday Inn can't always control these things, I just think that the parents should be given notice that their children can not run wild during their stay as it makes other guests of the hotel uncomfortable.
October 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Harry100 Hotel great, staff, not so much...
I travel quite a bit and I expect a certain level of service when I pay a premium for hotel rooms. While the property was up to snuff as always, the front desk help left some to be desired. It took me longer than normal to check in because the desk help was busy answering phone calls. The hotel was not explained to me. There was no book in the room telling me what time breakfast was, where to find the pool, hours etc. So I was left to guess. The room was great. The bed was comfortable. They needed more help at the desk and better training of the staff.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edhones41 Everything great...
One of the best HIE facilities we have stayed in. Starting with the staff when we checked in, the breakfast. and the rooms. All were great...
October 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeV67 Good location but Fitness center needs work
Nice rooms, and good location but the Fitness center needs attention. The elliptical was as wobbly as anything I have been on. And no free weights.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacq20 Clean, convenient, caring staff.
Thanks for doing it all, a really nice weekend. The airport services are a real value.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ditop63 Nice facility
The staff and rooms were very good, the only complaint is that I wish they had a hot tub.
October 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by westwingchris Good value for the money
No issues with hotel at all. Easy to get in and out, not a big fan of the parking. Definitely check in before you unload the car. You will not be parking near the front door.
Biggest issue i have at this hotel is at breakfast. It's a large hotel, but the breakfast area is small and several times i stayed there i either took food to my room or sat on a couch because there just aren't enough tables for people to eat their breakfast.
October 1, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by zedcece Not value for money
This hotel does not deserve a 3 star rating. It is old, the common areas cramped, the rooms small and the bath room tiny. The location however is good; hidden drive off main strip but close to a mall and restaurants. The staff was friendly; my room turned out to reek of smoke and when I called, it was changed immediately. The entire hotel needs a renovation and until this is done, I'd say it is a solid 2 stars. For what I was charged, I won't recommend it. To add insult, I find this hotel did not give me any rewards points.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by harrypotter007 A good time in POrtland Maine
We were very satisfied with our accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express in South Portland. The room was very comfortable and clean. The service to the room was excellent. The breakfast included in the price was more than adequate with good quality and variety. The location just off I95 was very convenient for exploring Portland and the surrounding attractions, such as Portland Head and the Maine beaches.
We would definitely go back to this Hotel the next time we visit Portland.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lindseyuvm great location, terrible bed
Lived the proximity to downtown but the bed was miserably uncomfortable.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nicole2854 Good choice in South Portland
We stayed at this property for 9 nights Sept. 15-23. Our stay was very pleasant, and I would stay here again. A couple of things that were a slight nuisance: we had to keep getting our keycard rekeyed. I have never had that problem before, so I don't know what may have been causing it. The other thing was the TV reception. The picture and sound were breaking up frequently. The beds were comfortable, and the shower was good - these are two very important things for us. The room was well-appointed, and we made use of the refrigerator and microwave as well as the plates/cups/glasses/utensils. We were lucky to have Tina as our housekeeper most days, and she is terrific - a real keeper! The breakfast selection was good - first time I have seen pancakes included as a selection. There was enough variety that we were not tired of the selections during this longer than normal stay. The neighborhood is quiet and we felt very safe. It is also close to shopping and restaurants.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Will727 very comfortable, excellent location, clean rooms
The staff were very accommodating, rooms were clean and comfortable with coffee and refrigerator. The bed was good. The only negative was the lack of drawer space. Many good restaurants within a one mile radius.
September 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LD15 Not Recommended
I can't in good conscience recommend this hotel. My troubles began at the front door which is not handicapped (or for those with luggage) accessible. The air throughout the hotel had the humid and musky odor associated with cheap motels. It lingered on my clothes for days. The noisy room heat/air conditioner ran all the time and had to be adjusted continuously throughout the night. The carpets were dirty and, to the best of my knowledge, were never vacuumed during the time I was there. My room was never made up before 5:00 p.m. The free breakfast was fair, tending toward poor. There is no restaurant. Several are available in a mall about ½ mail away, but don't plan on walking. You must cross two crowded highways with no crosswalks and no sidewalks. Being able to run fast is an absolute requirement. Even driving is dicey since the driveway to the hotel is on a blind cubed with very fast and heavy traffic. In sum, my experience with this hotel was one of the worst in recent memory.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pat725 Very Nice!
Very nice...I would highly reccommend this hotel, it is slightly overpriced, but it seems the whole area was priced high, however it is very clean and was a very nice place to stay, the location was ideal.
September 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SanAntony The sign for the hotel is very small on business park sign; terrible at night
We arrived about dark. We had a hard time finding the hotel. There are few street signs in South Portland and they are hard to read at night. The sign for the hotel is very small on the corner of a business park sign. It was terrible at night; we just saw a sign for a business park and kept driving around in a large circle a couple of times before finally stopping at a well marked hotel chain for directions. We were wishing we had booked there!
The room was lovely but we were tired after flying from Texas to Maine and then driving around in the dark looking for almost non-existent street signs or any hotel signs.
September 16, 2013