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The pool and the mattress The outdated appliances and the smallness of the room
It was very clean and very close to downtown Portland!
The staff was very friendly. The cleaning ladies are always around. breakfast is what I expected of a continental breakfast. It needs a lot of updating!! Wallpaper is peeling everywhere. Stains and holes in furniture and carpets. The pool ladder is broken and someone could get hurt if they don't know that. It was too expensive to not be kept up nicely.
Great location, close to the airport. Clean Quiet Very good restaurant attached to the motel. Breakfast buffet is extensive. Staff very accommodating.
Comfortable beds AND pillows! I loved the warm swimming pool and the waterfall effect in the hot tub, it was great to massage my neck and shoulders after a long drive. We didn't care for the small bathroom and the narrow doorways.
Room was very clean, beds were very comfortable, food was excellent, staff was very friendly and helpful. Spent one day at the pool and that was excellent as well. No complaints!
We stayed in the honeymoon suite. The massaging chair was incredible and quite the surprise. The jetted tub was quite large and just right. Breakfast was very good for a continental... one of the best that I have encountered. Hotel was clean, staff friendly and helpful.. Check out time was a bit early at 11:00. We were running behind and alerted the desk that we would not be ready to leave until 12:00, which they were a bit annoyed by but flexible nonetheless. Unfortunately a maid opened up the door while we were still in and was probably as surprised and embarrassed as we were for not knocking first.
Loved the massage chair IN THE ROOM!!! My boyfriend and I also loved the outdoor heated pool and hot tub with the waterfall! The woman who checked us in was also extremely helpful and nice!
Location was 10 minutes from downtown Portland. Great value. Only stayed one night but would return if I came back through the area. Good selection of breakfast foods. Small counter space around sink.
Kids loved the pool! Nice on site restaurant with good food and reasonable prices Loud guests in hallway. Not the cleanest or nicest room
Obviously the pool is amazing, which you enter from inside first before immediately proceeding to outdoors, big flat screen TV in room, K- cup coffee maker in room, massage chair in room
They charge for internet, but if you go to Congress St Park, which is adjacent, they have free wi-fi.
Excellent Coustmer service and high quality room!
Breakfast option in morning was minimal and expensive.
Very nice staff Clean Quiet convenient to many locations have to pay a lot for parking have to pay for wifi
Lovely room and common areas. Interesting city. Paying for parking wasn't so great.
Good downtown location and the beds were super comfy. We had a nice room. This is probably one of the better values in Portland as there are not a lot of hotels in the city. of all the hotels I've stayed in this was one of them. No free wifi which is ridiculous considering the cost of a room.
Dogs barking at night
Very comfort and great view if you booked a higher floor room. I preferred the waterfront location, but Westin also stays in a very good location as many fine restaurants are in this area.
room is nice The hotel had a bulldozer moving snow from midnight to at least 2am. Absolutely no regard for hotel guests/
I liked the freezer/fridge and microwave in the room. The breakfast was really good No
comfortable, good location, friendsly, good breakfast No
traveled from Central MA to visit brother that was in town on business. The hotel was nice, the lobby was welcoming and the staff was very nice to me and my family. Even with a full breakfast crowd, the food was never empty. Across the street from Maine Mall, 15 minutes from the Children's Museum, minutes from the freeway. Our room was nice and inviting, except the heater/ac unit ran all night long and was noisy. We put the temp at 68 and it would blow hot, then blow cold to balance...annoying. The arm chair had a decent size stain on it and the tray table had sticky, stale jelly on half of it. Besides that, I would stay there again.
Nothing special. Room smelled like smoke even though it said nonsmoking.
Great value, wonderful room (spacious, modern) we will definitely stay here again the next time we're in Portland!
Great amenities, great location, excellent staff.
Location is close to harbor yet far enough away to avoid all the noise from Commercial Street. Lots of good restaurants/bars within walking distance such as Fore Street, Duckfat, Street and Company, Vena's, Gritty's and more. Free breakfast. Parking isn't free - $15 per night.
I loved the staff, they where friendly and very helpful in giving me directions around town and what cool things to check out. I was not expecting the hotel to have a shuttle service that took me wherever I wanted to go downtown, and the driver was super friendly. My room was incredible, well lit, well decorated with a bag of popcorn waiting for me. I all around enjoyed my stay. Breakfast was good. I paid extra for the "seaside" suite - this does not mean it is a view of the ocean. It means it's on the seaside but that your view will be of a fish manufacturing plant. I was a little disappointed that I spent an extra $30 to stare are a fishery.
I wanted to catch the ferry to the islands, so it was a great location! Parking was very convenient. and downtown area and shopping was a few steps away. I came up a week earlier that my original reservation, and the staff was able to accomodate me. They were very friendly and professional. What was not to like!
Very comfortable bed and large rooms. Near a brewery that gave off odors that were not that pleasant.
Even staff member I cam e into contact with was very nice/helpful. Room was clean, AC worked great. Plenty of parking. Hotel was quiet. Close to everything. Under renovation, a few areas were a little messy but is to be expected.
No one ever picked up the phone for the airport shuttle. Once I made it to the hotel, it was hideous. Dirty, tired room with a weak wifi signal. Worst part: no hot water.
price noisy didn't monitor loud people.
We were placed in a wing of rooms far from the front desk. After check-in and eating dinner at Chilis next door, we returned to go to sleep about 10:00pm. Not long after, we heard commotions in the hall, yelling, foul language, slamming of doors. The young men involved spoke like ex-cons. This went on for several hours. Someone complained, after several mgr. visits, things finally quieted down by 2:30am or so. At one point we thought they would break into our room!! This was the start of our 2-week vacation !!!
The rooms and beds were comfortable enough. Price is good, compared to a lot of the available AirBnbs in Portland (which were getting out of control). - Found a dying stinkbug in the bathroom. - The walls were cracking, could use a touch-up. - Look, I know this is a budget hotel, so I shouldn't expect much in the way of amenities, but don't tell me you have a fitness center when all you have is a steamy room with 2 treadmills and a stationary bike, all of which are broken. I probably would have given 3 stars if they just got rid of the fitness center all together.
The location (close to airport) and the price. It is clean but this is essentially a budget hotel.
Nothing More friendly staff.? You been pretending to renervate for years.? Get over it. It is an old sick place.
Room was small, bath miniscule. Overall aging motel. Needs a lot of work. Door did not close properly. Noise from hallway penetrated the room. The rate for the second day of the stay was exorbitant for the quality of the room. Central location was about the only positive. See previous answer
Good wake up call and nice shuttle to the airport at 4:00 a.m. The window was unlocked which is scary for a single female. It did lock however when I tried.
The staff was friendly and the room was clean and comfortable! The bathroom was kind of small for a king size room!
Reasonable/ handy to airport with shuttle exterior entry door broken, carpet rolls in hallway, small bath, poor lighting, poor breakfast.
Absolutely fine "economy" stay near airport for an early departure. Clean. Polite and helpful staff. A bit hard to adjust temperature. The towels are like sandpaper but clean and do the job.
We needed a hotel room at the last minute in Portland and a lot of places were sold out. Howard Johnson was low-priced, clean, and close to everything we needed. If you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay in Portland, this hotel is an excellent choice.
Nice room, nice pool, nice breakfast area. My only major complaint was the hallway didn't have any air flow. It was supper stuffy walking down the hall. I mean it was even hard to breath it was so stuffy.
Great location, friendly and helpful staff, and a good value. Rooms are a little basic and dated, but clean and well maintained.
Your webmaster should be directed to make the little squares, and little circles MUCH darker. I could barely read them. Look in the adjoining box to see just how faint "What didn't you like" really is.
It was very comfortable and clean. Had a great nights sleep. Nice continental breakfast. None of the machines in the exercise room were working. Although I did tell the front desk and I went by later and they appeared to have some sort of maintenance going on. I didn't check back during my stay so I don't know if it was resolved.
I found the staff to be extremely friendly. The room was very clean and up to date. The bed was a little hard, but not uncomfortable.
The pool was nice, the beds were comfy and it was quiet. Breakfast was better than some. House keeping was very helpful. The tub wasn't as clean as I would have liked it. There was a crack in the ceiling and in the door frame. There were little black flies coming in the bathroom. Would have liked if the room had laundry bags. The tv remote didn't work. Wifi was slow. The staff just ignored people as they walked in. Manager was just hanging out and talking with the front desk all night.
Convenient location, nice pool, ample parking and better than average breakfast. Television picture was very grainy.
We liked the breakfast !it was good Fitness room both trade mill didn't work and nobody cared for the people at front desk very rude with customers ,surprised to hear their way if taking !
Convenience. My son and I attended a Maine Red Claws basketball game. The hotel was very convenient to the stadium and I envision the same for a Sea Dogs game. Room was basic but decent size. Nothing major. Outside, hallways and lobby were a bit plain and drab.
Staff was so very helpful -- allowing us to return our rental car to the airport the night before our flight and then they picked us up there, and they ordered a cab for us early in the morning to get to the airport; they directed us to pick up some breakfast items that were getting ready to be put out even though it was an hour before the official breakfast start time The place was so clean and the rooms lovely, quite the contrast to a motel we had stayed at the previous two nights
For an overnight near the airport with our adult daughter before her morning flight out, we looked for a suite, since her parents both snore. The second bed was a fold-out couch two feet from the first. Since we'd booked through Kayak, no .negotiation with the hotel was possible.
The rate was affordable, which was nice since we just needed a place to stay after getting into the Portland airport. Our flight arrived at 12AM, so it was convenient to not have to drive far afterwards. Also, the free continental breakfast in the morning was a definite plus! The rooms were not clean. There was rust all over the bathroom, and the shower was stained with mildew. Also, the hotel is in a weird part of town, and we didn't feel safe walking to and from the car to get our luggage at night.
This hotel has a great location...close to the airport, close to the downtown waterfront, and easy to get around. It is definitely on the low-end of prices for the area and there was nothing bad about the area around the hotel. The complimentary breakfast was nice, nothing too fancy, but worked out great for a quick bite before meetings. The rooms are pretty dated. They have tried to dress them up with new bedding, but the rooms smell terribly of smoke, even though they are 100% non-smoking. The first room I got was so bad with a smoke smell, that I asked to be moved, which they accomodated. However, the second room was just as bad as the first, maybe even worse. My business colleague said the exact same thing about his room, so I am guessing that most rooms smell like smoke.
Very nice modern clean I really enjoyed it.
The rooms That fact that there was no continental breakfast and only enough coffee in the room for 2 cups.
Very clean and easy access to the Maine Mall and airport. Also, Sebago Brewing Company is a two minute walk. No room service, and a sub-par bistro.
I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the room and the contemporary decore. But I was most impressed by the helpful and professional front desk staff. I'll definitely look for another Courtyard by Marriot for my next trip.
I'm not a particularly frequent traveler, but I've stayed at several Courtyards around the country, and every one was clean, pleasant, and comfortable. No complaints.
The location was perfect. Quick trip to downtown Portland. Comfy beds. Clean. Quiet. Laundry facilities. Starbucks on site. Beautiful courtyard. Friendly staff. Excellent stay. Highly recommend.
The beds were great and we appreciated having the choice between soft or firmer pillows.
Friendly and courteous staff. Comfortable beds and pillows. Rooms were well appointed. The pool area was nice. I do wish they included breakfast in their rates. Almost $30 for breakfast (2 of which were kids meals - cereal/milk/banana) is a bit much. It was tasty though.
Very nice and new accommodation. Staff well trained and extremely friendly. Had one of the best hotel breakfast that I have ever experienced. Location is good.
Everything exceeded my expectations. It was great.
The hotel was gorgeous! The perfect mix of eclectic and high end. The staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating. The entire hotel was spotless and the rooms were beautiful. Amazing bathrooms and a bed like a cloud. I will recommend to any friends looking to stay in Portland!
Amazing staff - they really worked to make sure our stay was special! Can't think of a thing.
Staff was attentive Clean and Comfortable Awesome location - near the action, but not in the action Easy to get in and out of from Highway Restaurant Looked Great - although we didn't have a chance to eat there. TV volume was terrible - even turned up half way was still quite
The decor was interesting. Staff was friendly. Room was clean. Conveniently located in the Old Port. A bit pricey.
Location was great, right off I-295, and minutes from where I wanted to be in the morning. Room was clean. It has a restaurant inside which was convenient. Food (bowl of soup) was OK. Water temperature in shower was extremely hot; I nearly scalded my back when going to turn off water. Also, there were (unused?) hand towels in tub. Did they just fall, or were they left by previous guest?
clean, comfortable, close to where I needed to be. Food was very good.
the friendly staff The mold on the bathroom ceiling and walls.
Good food, comfi bed Bathroom wasn't clean
The location near the train station made this hotel convenient.. Staff was friendly and helpful. Buffet breakfast was solid. Hotel was full of guests, it seems the staff was having a bit of hard time keep up with day to day upkeep. The hallways needed a vacuuming for instance.
People at the front desk and in housekeeping were very friendly, helpful and accommodating I had a late check out bc of a race I ran that morning. So I was taking a nap before I left with the do not disturb sign hung on the door. Housekeeping did knock and awoke me even though I was notified that housekeeping was aware of my checkinv out late. Besides that everything was great!
Near baseball, concert venues and easy drive to town. Nice rooms. Nice staff. Hot tub Aweful.
The hotel was clean the staff seemed friendly enough. They had coffee, tea and cookies in the entrance which was nice. I really liked the size of the room and that it had a mini refrigerator which was extremely helpful for me. The hot water for the shower in my room was not working however I was only there for a half marathon so I didn't bother calling for help at the front desk since I was about to checkout and run a long distance. I'm sure they would have helped if I called about the issue
Friendly staff Needs some updating
Hotel was clean, convenient to downtown, plenty of parking Front desk was very uninterested-did not even make eye contact upon check in, and restaurant is actually the worst I've ever had in a hotel. This place has potential but needs a little love.
It was a big disappointment. The hotel was very dated, and the front desk staff was cold/unfriendly. This hotel should have cost below $100. Instead, we paid approx $375.
Good location. Spacious room. Great view. The window in our room needed replacing, could have been an even better view. Good TV, comfortable bed with choices of pillows. We didn't eat at restaurant in hotel since it did not get good reviews.
Location is ok, on the edge of easy walking distance to the Old Port area. For the price would have expected bigger, nicer rooms. It was just "ok", not a great value for the price paid.
It was clean, quiet and had a great view of the bay. The staff was professional ,friendly and helpful. Loved the snacks at the front desk. Was not happy at how much the room price was for the weekend we were there. Looked like a great deal until I put in my date of arrival. We went after Columbus day to avoid the crowds and high prices. No crowds but hotel price was high.
Best all around hotel stay in the area
Location. Poor value. Super expensive for what you get. I was stuck in a smoking room because Kayak's system (or the booking one - whatever) doesn't make it obvious that the room is smoking. There shod be a huge notice that the room being booked is a smoking room. Weird smells throughout... Room "mostly" clean. Internet didn't work and when I reported it I was given a support number to call. Sitting on the phone for an hour (which didn't solve the problem) was a big waste of my time. I stayed at the Westin after this place and it was night and day. They obviously train there staff at the Westin because from checkin to cleaning people they were helpful, courteous, and friendly. Everything about the Holiday Inn lacked, the Westin excelled at . Stay there instead.
There were no frills but my overnight stay was comfortable and refreshing. location right between Old Port and the Arts District was great. No snack machines, just soda machines
Room was very clean and was ready early. The restaurant wasn't very good and their wait staff was horrible.
Great location. The spa was good. Our room was on the first floor and it sounded as though every toilet in the building was directly above us.
Great location. Walking distance to the old port and lots of restaurants and bars. A great stay.
Perfect location in downtown Portland - a very short walk to the wharf and local restaurants/pubs A bit pricy, but it's in line with other hotels in the area.
I liked the historical nature of the building, and the architectural details. I found the hotel to be big on comfort, cleanliness, and friendly and helpful staff. Loved the complimentary coffee delivered to your room in the morning, much nicer than having to make substandard coffee in the room. The Mill St. restaurant on the premises has wonderful food and a lovely ambience. I didn't take advantage of any of the spa offerings, so I can't comment on those. It would be helpful for rooms to have a small fridge. The lighting in my room was not great for reading, but the huge windows let in a lot of natural light. The internet was painfully slow. I didn't understand the need for the valet parking, since the lot was just across the street, and I would have happily parked on my own and walked over. But it was inexpensive, $12, so this is not really a complaint, just an observation.
All of the staff - from valets to room service, desk clerks to lounge staff, housekeeping to spa staff - were friendly, knowledgeable, professional
location would have enjoyed a fridge and coffee maker in room
I am a female and was travelling alone to see my son. I got my room and from then on, felt comfortable, secure, close to conveniences and within walking distance to great shops, restaurants and more. I was also given the gift of a spa treatment while there, and that experience was heavenly! The dining room was decorated for Christmas and was absolutely lovely! I was also quite comfortable eating alone here, with a seat by a warming fire. I will be returning to Portland shortly, and would like my same room and experience. Loved it.
Everyone at the hotel was so nice and went above and beyond to be helpful. The location is perfect right in the center of the city. There are so many great restaurants just around the corner. I also really enjoyed the spa at the hotel. The facilities are very relaxing and everyone that works there can help you figure out exactly what you need. We had a great stay and will definitely be coming back.
I loved the location and the hotel/room was very clean. There was a continuous noise above the bed. It sounded like a pipe clanging. Thank goodness for the sound machine feature on the alarm clock. Also, the bed was very firm with starchy sheets. The terry cloth robe had a large rip in it as well.
The room service staff and valet were super friendly and extremely helpful. Other than that, it was a horrible experience...not a bit relaxing! I work in the hospitality industry, so I know what great service is. When I got there, the TV wasn't even plugged in...then I went out with some friends, came back to a dark room, and when I tried to turn on the lamps on the side tables, I found that neither of them were plugged in. It was as if the room hadn't been used in months! When I called the front desk to complain, the woman at the front desk blew it off like it was no big deal! I ordered room service at 8:30 in the morning (which was great) and then put the do not disturb sign on the door. Well evidently it was irrelevant...I had fallen back asleep after I ate my breakfast, then at 10:30 I got a call from housekeeping seeing if I was still there...she didn't even apologize for waking me up, but at 11 I got a knock on my door from housekeeping! Check out was at 12, and I felt very rushed! For the money I spent, it was a horrible experience! I will never go back, and I will spread the word about my awful experience.
This was our first trip with an infant so we weren't sure what to expect but the room was perfect for our needs and staff were uber-friendly. We could not believe what a great experience we had for the price. Parking is an additional charge but the valets are super responsive and you can get your car as many times as you need- it was worth it.
Excellent customer service. Comfortable and well appointed rooms.
Very clean, new and modern.
The general atmosphere of the hotel Having to ask 3 times for towels for the swimming pool, therefore having to go in the hotel lobby in a bathing suit. No toilet paper in the hotel bathroom on the first floor.
The hotel was very clean and the staff we had interaction with were nice and accommodating. Only complaint is with other guests, but that's not the hotel's fault.
it was clean. the room THEY DID NOT INFORM US THAT THE ELEATOR WAS BEING WORKED ON AT 9am .Not even housekeeping know.
The open large lobby/rooms, the happy hour, of course the breakfast! We have just assumed your hotel is our destination from now on. We've been staying there when we come up from Cape Cod to visit w/our Grandaughters! They have a ball in the pool and just love visiting w/us at The Hotel!
I liked that the hotel was pet friendly and had a reception in the evening. The location was convenient to bother the jet port and downtown Portland. The hotel did not have a requested item set up in the room upon arrival. The shower had hair on the walls and there were people smoking underneath our window all night, which came directly into the room through a vent. It was very slippery out and all of the walkways and sidewalks remained untreated, making it very unsafe for both guests and pets. Management was not particularly responsive to any of these concerns.
It is always comfortable. Staff is outstanding. Food is good. Omelets at complimentary breakfast are excellent. Convenient location.
The service of the gentleman when I arrived at midnight exhausted from a long trip overseas was excelllent. He picked me up at the airport and made sure I got to my room safely. Thank you
tub in room 525 did not drain.
Staff were very friendly and helpful. The Inn itself was quaint and charming. Location was a plus.
Clean, comfortable room-beautifully decorated! Location wasn't the best but that was a minor setback.
Old world feel but up to date amenities. Large room. Didn't feel like a "hotel". Loved it. A little away from the harbor and restaurants. Walk, cab,Uber solves that issue.
Warm decor , free and convenient parking
Half the price of other options in old port, friendly staff and clean rooms. Very European set up, small rooms detached bathroom, but nice enough facilities. Interesting old building.
Employees are super super nice and kind. Comfortable bed. 200% worth money
The friendly and helpful staff, and the ambience. And the price. I agree with a previous reviewer that the bed was not as comfortable as it could be - a little stiff with hard pillows.
Very sweet and quaint. Some of the accommodations you share a bathroom, but you save money when you chose one of those rooms. Very clean and comfortable. Staff was excellent!
Beautiful quaint little inn No elevators: not an issue for me, but maybe for others.
Clean, friendly,not too far from town External bathrooms won't be to everyone's liking , wasn't a big deal for me
Outstanding service from their front desk staff.
I enjoyed the location and the friendness of staff. I also liked the room, since it was large, well decorated and with a nice view to the harbour.
Friendly staff. Downtown.
good location, efficient valet parking, comfortable rooms, stayed with teenage children in adjacent room which worked well.
Absolutely wonderful staff from the valet parking to the front desk to the housekeeping staff. Professional yet friendly.
This hotel offered everything you would expect from the Hilton name. It was a little more expensive than other hotels in the area, but was not overpriced and worth that bit extra.