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South Portland Maine Accommodations

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The South Portland center is approximately the area of Willard Beach and the area of Portland Harbor Museum.

South Portland, Maine has an abundance of activities for tourists and businesspeople alike, so regardless of the reason for your trip, you'll find memorable things to discover. For example, you might want to check out the busy waterfront. It receives over a million barrels of oil per year and features many recreational marinas. You could also go to Willard Beach. Located in a neighborhood area, it offers scenic views of Casco Bay but can be cold during some seasons. More from this guide...

South Portland Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown / Waterfro 321 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101 ~1.08 miles northwest of South Portland
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 4 suites in hotel
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Portland Harbor Hotel : 468 Fore St. 468 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 ~1.19 miles northwest of South Portland
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 101 sleeping rooms in hotel
Hyatt Place Portland Old Port in Portland 433 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 ~1.21 miles northwest of South Portland
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Comp. Breakfast
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa : 20 Milk St. 20 Milk St., Portland, ME 04101 ~1.22 miles northwest of South Portland
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle available
From$207
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Holiday Inn Portland by The Bay 88 Spring St., Portland, ME 04101 ~1.27 miles northwest of South Portland
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 4 suites in property
From$135
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Hampton Inn Downtown Portland Waterfront 209 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 ~1.33 miles north of South Portland
  • 3-star property
  • Free breakfast
  • Lovely bar downstairs
  • Standard parking prices
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Residence Inn Portland Downtown / Waterfront in Portland 145 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 ~1.41 miles north of South Portland
  • Midscale property
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
  • The majority of guests liked the big bathroom
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The Press Hotel Autograph Collection 119 Exchange St., Portland, ME 04101 ~1.42 miles northwest of South Portland
  • Four star property
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The Westin Portland Harborview in Portland 157 High St., Portland, ME 04101 ~1.46 miles northwest of South Portland
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Comfortable beds
  • Relatively high internet cost
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La Quinta Inns & Suites : 340 Park Ave. 340 Park Ave., Portland, ME 04102 ~2.25 miles west of South Portland
  • Low priced Airport property
  • Airport shuttle provided
Clarion Hotel Airport in Portland 1230 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102 ~2.67 miles west of South Portland
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • 146 rooms in property
  • Dirty towels
  • Beds were acceptable for 53%
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Maine 1050 Westbrook St., Portland, ME 04102 ~3.50 miles west of South Portland
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Great shopping
  • top-notch fitness area, thought 93%
From$109
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Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland - South Portland 675 Main St. I 95, South Portland, ME 04106
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • 120 rooms in property
Best Western Merry Manor Inn in South Portland 700 Main St., South Portland, ME 04106
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Check-in: 2PM
  • Every guests reviewed appreciated the closeness to the beach
  • Excellent dinner
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Inn at Diamond Cove 18 Mckinley Court, Great Diamond Island, ME 04109 ~3.65 miles northeast of South Portland
  • Affordable property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Quality Inn & Suites 738 Main St., South Portland, ME 04106
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport - Portland 145 Jetport Blvd., Portland, ME 04102 ~3.89 miles west of South Portland
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Has environment-friendly policy Learn more
  • High priced breakfast
  • Great location
Econo Lodge Maine Mall in South Portland 80 John Roberts Rd., South Portland, ME 04106
  • Two star Suburban hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
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Comfort Inn Airport 90 Maine Mall Rd., South Portland, ME 04106
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • New rooms
  • Modern, tidy rooms
Hampton Inn Portland Airport 171 Philbrook Ave., Portland, ME 04106 ~4.70 miles west of South Portland
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Bathroom could be optimized
  • Wonderful front desk service
TRU by Hilton Portland : 369 Maine Mall Rd. 369 Maine Mall Rd., South Portland, ME 04106
  • Low-priced Airport hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland : 363 Maine Mall Rd. 363 Maine Mall Rd., South Portland, ME 04106
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Most guests said rooms were clean enough
  • Internet worked great
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Portland Travelodge - Portland
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1200 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME 04102 ~4.95 miles west of South Portland
  • Economy hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00 AM
Days Inn Airport / Maine Mall in South Portland 461 Maine Mall Rd., South Portland, ME 04106
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • 2 floors in property
Courtyard by Marriott Portland Airport 100 Southborough Dr., South Portland, ME 04106
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • All guests thought the architecture was beautiful
  • Good access to airport
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Not up for spending time on the water? Head to the Maine Mall, which is a highly trafficked shopping destination. While there, you can see what's sold at over 100 stores. Some of the represented brands include Apple, Microsoft, and Sephora.

When to Visit South Portland, ME

The best time of year to plan a trip to South Portland, Maine is largely dependent on what you want to do there. If you're interested in seeing splendid autumn colors, the fall foliage is at its best during September and October. Also, many people visit the area because they want to take advantage of the ski slopes. If you can relate, the ski season goes from approximately the middle of November for the next several months. Sometimes, conditions are still ideal for skiing as late as May.

If you have your sights set on visiting tourist attractions, aim to visit in July or August. Those months encompass the prime tourist season in South Portland. Also, some business operators have reduced schedules during the months not known for large amounts of tourism, so you may find that some of the places you want to visit are not open every day if you come during the off-season.

During the summer, it's common to experience average temperatures from 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. The moderate climate is a big reason why so many people choose to come to South Portland in the summer. However, if mild weather isn't a necessity for you, the fall, winter, and spring are typically not as crowded. Visiting during a season of the year other than summer should make it easier to book a hotel room at an accommodation option that fits your budget without fighting the crowds.

To make a smart decision about the best time to visit, it's wise to consider the specific diversions you want to take part in during your travels and evaluate if weather and crowds have a big impact on them. If not, you'll have more flexibility to discover the area at almost any time of year.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in South Portland, ME:

seasonality of hotel rates in South Portland

South Portland by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in South Portland, ME. You can use these charts to determine the best time period to stay in South Portland for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in South Portland, ME

4 Star Average Prices: $205.29

Maybe you're in the mood to splurge during your trip and want to pick a luxury hotel to serve as your home away from home. There are several possibilities to consider.

One of them is the Portland Harbor Hotel. It's built in the Old Port District. This notable accommodation has received the Four Diamond Award from AAA. Also, the rooms focus on the finer details. For example, some of the perks include local artwork and photography on the walls and chocolates on the pillows. Each unit has a nautical theme, and the property is smoke-free.

Depending on the room type you select, amenities include a bathtub deep enough to soak in, a shower made from granite and glass, high-speed Wi-Fi, and views of the garden. Each floor of the hotel has a pantry nook where you can get a cup of coffee from the Starbucks touch-screen machine. Also, enjoy the outdoor fire pit, 24-hour room service, gym, and complimentary bicycles to help you explore.

Consider the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa, too. Located in the same area of town as the previous establishment, this property was built in the 19th century and is affiliated with the Historic Hotels of America National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The spacious rooms feature modern d├ęcor and high-speed wireless internet access. The accommodations are also pet-friendly. You can take advantage of laundry and dry cleaning services while staying here or get a pampering spa treatment.

Affordable Hotel Options in South Portland, ME

3 Star Average Prices: $134.39

If you're on a modest budget, South Portland, ME has many options that let you feel well accommodated. One of them is the Days Inn Airport/Maine Mall. Located off Interstate 95 and situated only two miles from the Portland JetPort Airport, this attractively priced hotel also offers a 24-hour airport shuttle. If you want to stay active during your stay at this property, take a swim in the indoor pool. All rooms also include access to a continental breakfast buffet.

Alternatively, consider staying at the Quality Inn & Suites - South Portland. It gives you easy access to attractions including Two Light State Park and the Portland Museum of Art. Rooms include amenities such as premium bedding, free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, and coffeemaker. Some accommodations have a sleeper sofa and two televisions, making them great for families.

During your downtime, you might want to spend time using the hotel's fitness center. Your stay also includes a complimentary hot breakfast buffet.

3 Star Hotel Prices in South Portland

2 Star Average Prices: $104.12

2 Star Hotel Prices in South Portland

Where are the real discounts in South Portland

If you know where to stay and can qualify for special discounts, it's possible to save even more on your stay. For example, the Howard Johnson Hotel South Portland caters to senior citizens and AARP members by giving them access to stays that cost less than usual. The same is also true for people who have AAA memberships. If you are a federal or state employee, discounted rates are available, too.

During your stay at the hotel, enjoy the free shuttle that takes you to the airport, train station, and bus stations. If you've brought your own vehicle, complimentary parking is available. Take a dip in the indoor pool or chow down on breakfast in the morning at no charge.

Additionally, the Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront provides discounted rates to seniors, AAA members, and military personnel. That hotel offers rooms with 32-inch flat-screen TVs to help you stay entertained. Additionally, some accommodations face the water. You can try the property's on-site restaurant, The Bistro, too.

Best Value Options in South Portland, ME

The Holiday Inn Portland by the Bay is a particularly good place to stay when you want an excellent value for money. All rooms feature refrigerators, coffeemakers, and microwaves. Also, half of the rooms in the property feature views of Casco Bay. If you need to get work done during your stay, enjoy the complimentary Wi-Fi and the spacious desk in your room.

An indoor pool and sauna help you make the most of leisure time. You might also check out the hotel's restaurant, The Port of Call. The menu changes by the day, but you can always get dishes that include fresh Maine lobster.

The Hampton Inn Downtown Portland Waterfront is another value-filled choice. It's only a block from the waterfront and you can reach the Children's Museum from the hotel on foot. In addition to using the hotel's indoor pool and gym, you can connect to complimentary Wi-Fi in your room and get energized in the morning by eating the hotel's free breakfast.

The accommodations have 42-inch high-definition televisions. Plus, because microwaves and refrigerators are included too, it's easy to feel well-equipped for longer stays if necessary.

Interesting Things to Do in South Portland, ME

The hotels featured above are solid choices, but you probably don't want to spend your whole trip on a hotel's premises. When you're ready to get out and about, consider checking out the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse. Built in 1897 and open to the public since 1999, it's a popular place for families to eat picnic lunches. You'll also often see fishermen trying to reel in big catches. There is a small gift shop across from the lighthouse where you can buy souvenirs for yourself or friends and relatives from home.

Consider Cushing's Point Museum, too. Operated by a local historical society and found inside Bug Light Park, this attraction gives you an introduction to the nautical culture and past in South Portland. Visitors say the museum has a lot to offer, even for people who don't normally consider themselves very interested in history. You can also get a tour from one of the knowledgeable and friendly docents. Although the museum is not large, people agree that it is very enjoyable and well laid-out.

Ready for a bit of exercise? Look no further than the Spring Point Shoreway. Spread out across 1.6 miles, it passes landmarks including Fort Preble, which was used during the War of 1812. During a walk, you'll also be able to see Portland Harbor and the Portland Head Light. The latter is a beacon commissioned by the first U.S. President, George Washington, in 1787.

As you can see, South Portland offers a wealth of things to see and do. Even better, you have numerous appealing accommodation possibilities to pick. They'll all keep you comfortable during your stay, and choices exist regardless of the length of your stay or any budgetary limitations you may have.

Verified reviews of the city of South Portland

Below are reviews of the city of South Portland, ME from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Very friendly :)"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everyone was more than helpful when asking for store locations & gluten free restaurants.

Nelson T., from 28-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of South Portland, ME shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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