Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

2 stars
4501 McFarland Blvd. E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.1
out of 5
15 reviews
nice an quiet

I went to the Alabama spring game.an had a ball,i will use you again. See full review

  • Ben Bamaman Johnson
  • Apr 17, 2011
Football Weekend

Good hotel for football weekends. We were only there for a few hours each day and it provided... See full review

  • JMF09
  • Sep 30, 2011
The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is ideally located off Interstate 59 and Interstate 20, only two miles from the University of Alabama and University Mall. This Tuscaloosa hotel is also close to Lake Lurleen State Park, Moundville Archaeological Park, DCH Regional Medical Center, the Bryant Conference Center and the Paul W. Bryant Museum. Special features and amenities include free deluxe continental breakfast, free coffee in the lobby and free local calls. Guests are invited to relax by the seasonal outdoor pool. All spacious guest rooms feature cable television with HBO, coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves. In addition to standard amenities, some rooms have hair dryers.

Hotel Map

33.1672 -87.5254
Nearby airports
Van De Graaf Arpt., (TCL), 10.00, MI, W; Birmingham Arpt., (BHM), 45.00, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center, Univ of AL 2 Mi.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Outdoor tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
FAX
News stand
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
In room movies

Nearby points of interest

  • Coleman Coliseum: 2.6 mi
  • Foster Auditorium: 3 mi
  • Bryant-Denny Stadium: 3.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Overall score

2.1 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
2.1
Room cleanliness:
2.3
Hotel staff:
2.9
Room comfort:
2.2
Location:
3.5
Value:
2.1

27% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BamaFan99
Destin, Florida
Oct 29, 2012

Needs a little work

The hotel was not clean and in need of some major repairs and updating. We found a used towel hanging up in the shower from the previous occupants. The toilet would never stop running after flushing. The table had a broken leg and would not stay together. The bathroom ceiling and shower had mold growing on them. The shower valve would not hold pressure when converted from the tub to the shower, so it was a slow trickle at best. There were were beer bottle caps behind the night stand in about 2 inches of dust. The walls had been touched up over the years so many times and none of the paint matched up. Nonetheless, when we booked the room for the football game, this was the only hotel with rooms available, so it was our only choice. Thank goodness my wife in advance decided to bring our own sheets, pillows, and blankets because it was not clean. This is a $50/per night room at best!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
3birdlady
SC
Jul 10, 2012

traveling through

The room was very dissapointing after seeing the review and paying a higher price for a good room. Some of the fixtures were rusty, the floors were dirty and the sink was cracked and dirty looking. The walls needed paint badly and looked dirty. I will probably not stay at an Econo Lodge again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Family Visiting UA
Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA
Nov 16, 2011

Won't be a repeat visitor

While this hotel met our basic need for beds, there were some significant drawbacks -- (1) though designated a non-smoking room, cigarette smoke from a nearby room filtered in through our bathroom vent; (2) the toilet tank leaked onto the floor, (3) the ironing board had NO padding and was therefore unusable. Also, we arrived very late at night and were approached by a stranger in the parking lot who asked us for money. Very disconcerting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JMF09
Atlanta, GA, USA
Sep 30, 2011

Football Weekend

Good hotel for football weekends. We were only there for a few hours each day and it provided exactly what we needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sonic, Taco Bell, Hardee's, Logan's Roadhouse

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
May 14, 2011

EEEEWWWWW!!!!!!

Where to begin?! First of all, they checked me in without being present. I don't know how that is legal or ok in any way. In my opinion, it was not an $80 a night motel, but more of a pay-by-the-hour kinda place. There were holes in the bedspread, and the bottom of the bathtub was a greyish black. I will NEVER stay there again. The only way to describe it is EEEEWWWWW!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ben Bamaman Johnson
tennessee
Apr 17, 2011

nice an quiet

I went to the Alabama spring game.an had a ball,i will use you again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tuscaloosa AL.
Nov 28, 2010

NEEDS TLC

less than average

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dothan, AL
Oct 18, 2010

"A 1985 [*]"

When we drove up it looked like your standard nice hotel. The room was hideous! There was dirt and what looked like drink spills all over the walls and bathroom door. We were afraid to use the microwave due to it might BLOW up! The sheets were not clean along with the bathroom and shower. They clearly overcharged us for the room due to it being during football season and Alabama was playing. They needed to focus on revamping the rooms for the price they charged. Will definately NOT stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Go Gators!
Miami, FL
Oct 5, 2010

Worst Hotel EVER!!

I booked a non-smoking room on [...] but when I got to the hotel they put me in a smoking room. The room smelled terrible and they did not want to change me to a new room. The manager also did not want to give me my money back. I had the WORST experience with the manager. I definitely would never stay there again and I wouldn't advise any of my friends to stay there. Thankfully [...] staff was able to help me get my money back. DONT STAY HERE!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Please
Knoxville. TN
May 8, 2010

Desperate Stay

The room was totally unappealing from the door. The odor of stell air and cigarette smoke was overwhelming. Although on the surface the room appeared clean, it took only a short time to start listing the reasons it is a 1 STAR. The walls were painted with visible unpainted spots, the bath seat had cigarette stains, and the bathroom walls had human deposits on the walls and the microwave had baked on food left behind. Do I need to say more?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
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