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“A Solid Value, but Basic”

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Americas Best Value Inn-Scarborough/Portland
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Eastport, Maine
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Solid Value, but Basic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

My wife and I and our golden retriever stayed one night at Americas Best Value in Scarborough Maine in late summer of 2011. Perhaps it was because we got the dog room that explains why it was so lacking in amenities. There wasn't even a coffee maker. The first impression of our room was that it was........ not new, perhaps a little dreary. But the room was clean, the wi-fi and TV worked fine. The beds and bedding were comfortable and overall we got a decent nights sleep. However with the lack of amenities, we were glad that we were only staying one night. We were unfamiliar with the area and had a hard time finding a place to eat. There was a lot of traffic and it's hard to maneuver and look at the same time. In the context of economy motels, this was a good value, a little above average for this type of motel. A decent nights sleep at a low price. Though a coffee maker, even for the "dog" room would have been nice.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlottetown, Canada
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

Easy to find just outside Portland. Rooms clean and ours had a fridge and a microwave which was great for a snack. Staff/Owners very helpful and fresh coffee was good.
Free wifi and very quiet.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

This is a place to stay when you want a clean budget place with no frills. It is comfortable & clean and in a great location on route 1. We had a king room and it was pretty big; the bathroom was huge. It is an excellent value and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Dartmouth, Canada
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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

I was pleasantly surprise after booking this motel - the owner was friendly on check in and the room was clean with a big bathroom. It is in Scarborough but not very far from many things in Portland - the Maine Mall, etc. It is on Route 1 so easy access off the I-95 and easy to get around the area. The breakfast was pretty basic but the coffee and everything was fresh. The owners put on fresh coffee as soon as I entered. Not too much in the way of upgrades - basic tv, good channel selection. But it is being well maintained and it was cleaned. That's what we were looking for.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

The room (104) smelled clean and the size of the bathroom was a pleasant surprise. The frig was the larger dorm size, although it wasn't used during our stay. The bed and bedding were fine (I always remove the bed spread when sleeping.) Good wifi access. Quiet.
The grounds were nicely kept, although the house behind probably doesn't appreciate the garbage cans and basketball hoop against the backside of the motel.
Price for 1 night $77 for two bed room.
Excellent, friendly service. Breakfast included convenience-store type wrapped muffins/danish, apples, Sunny D (ewwww), and fresh coffee. I had coffee, apple and danish while my companion preferred going to McDonalds.
Not within walking distance of much. Stayed before flying out the next AM.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn-Scarborough/Portland
Address: 321 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074-9703
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Region: United States > Maine > Scarborough
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn-Scarborough/Portland 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn of Scarborough, Maine, nestled near many great attractions surrounding Portland. Beaches are what draw many people to Maine and there are five just within the town limits of Scarborough itself. If dining is your preference we have two of the top 10 restaurants in the state which are located here in town as well. For kids of all ages, Funtown/Splashtown and Aquaboggan Water Park are but a few miles down the road. ... more   less 
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