200 Southborough Drive, Scarborough, Maine, United States
"I live only 15 miles away, but just stayed here for three nights while I was working down the road for a few days and needed to be at work before sunrise each morning. Located in the Maine Mall area of South Portland. About seven minutes to PWM Airport. Ten minutes from downtown Portland. And 15 minutes from Old Orchard Beach. This is primarily a business hotel, but would also be good for leisure travel to Portland if you don’t want to pay more to stay downtown. Or, if you don’t want to pay for parking while staying downtown where it will be required at any hotel. Located in a quiet business park, there are many fast food, casual chains and casual local eateries in close proximity. As well as many strip malls and any kind of general shopping needs you might have. A large shopping mall -The Maine Mall, largest shopping mall in the state- is just a few blocks down the street. The hotel is about 10-12 years old, but was updated recently. (There’s a surprising lack of updated room photos on the reviews here.) Our Single King, 1 bedroom suite, Rm 202, was up to date, very clean and well maintained. Not showing any wear and tear. Clean carpets. Comfortable bed. Kitchenette with full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove cooktop. They also have a full sized guest-use propane BBQ grill on the back patio as well. Same can be said of all public area. Very Clean, modern and a solid Homewood Suites property. Unfortunately, the evening reception and food service was unavailable due to COVOID. Breakfast was downgraded to a bagged breakfast to go. The breakfast buffet would have been nice, but not having it was no big deal for me. Reduced services were expected. However, to my surprise, the pool and hot tub were open. Reservation was required for a block of time. It nice having it to myself and my girlfriend for our forty five minute block after cooking dinner in our own room. Also, as a smoker, the property was welcoming, with quick side door access from my room without having to go down the corridor, waiting for the elevator, and then out through the lobby each time I went out. It took about 15 seconds to get outside. (And, they don’t force you to retreat two miles from the door, as some non-smoking properties do.)There were cigarette buckets placed outside all the side doors, and even in the back courtyard patio. Of course, the inside is completely smoke free. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again if I needed a decent hotel in South Portland’s Maine Mall/Airport area’s. "
"We visited Maine as a plan B since our western national park vacation had to be cancelled. Fortunately for us, the state of Maine is allowing NYers to visit without covid testing or quarantine. Masks and distancing are mandatory. This was our first stop and we enjoyed the hotel and the amenities very much. The very professional staff takes the virus seriously with policies limiting pool occupancy, dining, and extensive sanitation practices. Breakfast was grab and go which was so-so but all things considered they did they best they could given the circumstances. The hotel is a bit far from downtown Portland but for the price and piece of mind, the distance is not a problem."
"The staff at the Homewood Suites in Scarborough, Maine are wonderful. They take such good care of everyone, whether you are there for one day or months at a time. They are always checking on you to make sure that you don't need anything . The free breakfast and coffee and tea 24 hours a day is great to those like me who are a resident of the property at this time because of a fire in my home. The exercise room and the pool area are great. "