by Amanda Geronikos
Kids ages 12 and under stay free at The BEST WESTERN Merry Manor Inn — one of many perks at this hotel in South Portland, Maine. Other perks include a seasonal outdoor pool, oversized indoor hot tub, a fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel also offers an onsite restaurant, The Maine Table, where dinner is served between 5 and 9 p.m. daily. Kids’ menus are available.
Guestrooms are equipped with one king or two double beds, as well as mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request.
Parking is free.
Our Editor Loves
- Big hot tub
- The Maine Table
- Kids 12 and under stay free
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Last year we stayed here for my mother's funeral. We had a block of rooms and found that this property has a shady crowd during the off season. There were several rooms with contract workers that had pot smoking, loud partying, and backpage girls coming and going. After several complaints they finally addressed the problem. There was a fight over parking with other rooms with the police called. Terrible experience. Now to our current stay and experience. Rex who was the guest manager asked me to remove and rewrite my previous review to keep their rating. I was promised a comp on a future visit. I spoke to Ken the manager and he offered a room for my wife, son, and myself. He promised a 2 queen bed room. Upon checking in we were given a single King . I called the front desk and was told too bad the only 2 queen room not checked in is not an option due to my mistake. I spoke with both Ally and Lindsey at the desk. Lindsey was stuck trying to reach a manager but Ken was busy setting up some sort of personal party and not answering his phone. Todd who took over for Rex did not answer his phone, so Kathy an assistant manager who was never involved told Lindsey the only option was to stay in the King or go up to Portland to their sister property. Ally was real snooty and tried to twist the whole conversation around. She started snapping at me and was short with me for questioning the situation. She failed to realize that my phone recorded the whole conversation. She tried to make it like I was in the wrong when in fact she has the negative customer service attitude. Several reviews have stated this fact. I really hoped that things were better this time but sad to say they have not. I see Rex has moved on to better opportunities. He was the bright spot of this hotel.
Stayed here last year in August, but had no tripadvisor account to review! We are coming back here in a few days, so we will be looking forward to seeing this awesome hotel again. Breakfast is the best I have ever seen at a hotel, there was everything! Swimming area was awesome as well, a hot tub with a cute waterfall, and I loved the pool. Was very quiet at the pool when we went swimming. Staff was helpful as well. An all-around awesome place!