$45 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 1, 2015 Check-out: Jan 3, 2015

Econo Lodge Helen

2 stars
101 Edelweiss Strasse, P.O. Box 1178, Helen, GA 30545
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
33 reviews
Clean Hotel

Room was clean and comfortable, great service from staff. Standard breakfast provided. Hotel is... See full review

  • stjohnsbluff
  • Mar 17, 2014
Good value for the best price we found in Helen!

The room was clean, the staff was friendly, all the advertised amenities were there and even with... See full review

  • Joy Mountain Girl
  • Aug 24, 2014
Experience Bavaria in the mountains of North Georgia. Close to shopping, restaurants, Oktoberfest, hiking, tubing, horseback riding tubing, canoeing and antique shops. Pet Charge: 20.00 per night up to 20 lbs.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 (33)

Ratings and reviews for Econo Lodge Helen

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.4

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Econo Lodge Helen

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
IamATL
Business
Atlanta, GA
Dec 7, 2014

Dump

Toilet didn't work in first room. Thankfully we were able to change rooms with a toilet that barely worked. Not the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Trout Guy
Business
Atlanta
Oct 24, 2014

A Nice Stay In Helen

Stayed at the Econo Lodge in Helen. Room was nice and clean and comfortable. Staff was helpful. Breakfast in the morning was ok. Coffee was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Unicoi Outfitters. If you Like Fly Fishing this is the place. They have most anything you may need and, most important, GOOD information on where, when and, how to catch trout. You can even fish their waters by the shop (Not cheep but a bunch of fun)

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Review of Econo Lodge Helen

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joy Mountain Girl
Business
Greenwood, SC
Aug 24, 2014

Good value for the best price we found in Helen!

The room was clean, the staff was friendly, all the advertised amenities were there and even with our late check in our promised reservations were held. It's not glamorous but it is exactly what you should get for the cost of the room. Great value if you just need somewhere to sleep while you visit the outdoors in the mountains!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Helen

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Wings Over GA
Business
Marietta, Georgia
Aug 7, 2014

Economy-grade; Lower-end; Affordable

As others have said, if you're tossin the kids in the minivan for something different to do over a summer weekend, it will work. Right next to the waterpark, and immediately adjacent to office of Cool River Tubing. In other words, you'd all go pay, get on the shuttle, get dropped off upstream, then float through Helen back to within walking distance of your hotel room to clean up. Despite other reviews to the contrary, unless you are obese, lazy, and/or have mobility problems, an easy stroll down Edelweisse Straus connects you with the "infamous" Bavarian-themed downtown with its shopping, dining, and more. If you stay here during Oktoberfest, expect to be badly gouged... but again, you can walk to the beer halls, 'Fest all you like, and walk or get a local shuttle/taxi back the "epic" 0.3 miles back to your room. This is why "location" is the establishment's best perk if you (and/or your family) are here to immerse yourself in Helen's tourist extravaganza and don't care much about your lodging. BE REALISTIC: Once you get below the $65.00 price point, you should not expect a destination hotel! It is older, mom-and-pop run (I arrived at 11:30pm and waited for a barefoot man in night-clothes to unlock door and let me in). It has exterior entry, needs new carpet, paint, and renovations to shower/bath area. It gets SLAMMED constantly by dirty, sweaty, wet guests. Towels are minimal in number and lackluster in quality. But for me, with one night, a business meeting in the morning, it was a fine fit: affordable, good sleep in a big, clean bed, nice shower in the morning, basic continental breakfast and coffee, out the door. If you are looking for a more luxury "mountain weekend" for your family, rent a cabin in the surrounding hills or upgrade to a nicer hotel. :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Water attractions all close!

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Review of Econo Lodge Helen

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Shannly6
Business
Atlanta, GA
Jul 8, 2014

You get what you pay for...

This hotel is in a great location across the street from the water park with free bus to go tubing, but the price is definitely indicative of what you will get. We arrived 30 minutes after check in time and our 1 king room was still not ready. With a hungry 3 year old, we didnt want to wait longer so they gave us a 1 queen bed room. Very cramped tiny room in desperate need of updates. We were only staying one night and it got the job done...but would definitely not have wanted to stay any longer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Helen Waterpark-had a blast . Waterslides and man made lazy river was great. Very inexpensive and includes all day river tubing pass.

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Review of Econo Lodge Helen

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Steph mom of 2
Business
Lafayette, ga
Jun 26, 2014

One night stay

My daughters and I went to helen for a small two day get away and really enjoyed our one night stay in the hotel. The beds were very comfortable and the small continental breakfast was filling. We spent very little time in the hotel because we had activities close by like the small water park and tubing. All in all if we need a room on a budget we would stay here again. However if you want a fancy up to date hotel then this place isn't for you. If you want a place to stay on a tight budget this place is it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Helen

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stjohnsbluff
Business
Jacksonville, FL
Mar 17, 2014

Clean Hotel

Room was clean and comfortable, great service from staff. Standard breakfast provided. Hotel is well managed. If the price is the same, I would go back next time I'm in Helen.

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

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Helen

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Southern Dad
Business
Newton, Alabama
Jan 6, 2014

Satisfied with stay.

Would prefer to stay closer to town in winter. Good location for summer

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Helen

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Joe Travelalot
Business
Anderson, SC
Sep 29, 2013

Poor choice

This was by far the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. Room smelled bad, moldy tile in bathroom, cigarette holes in pillowcases, headboard on bed falling off the wall, no tissue paper in dispenser, dead bugs in the bathroom, only one chair at dining table in room, TV was made in 1985. Need I go on? I would never recommend this hotel to my worst enemy. I have never left a bad review for any place I've stayed, but I found so much wrong with this hotel that I thought I would try to prevent anyone from making the same mistake I made. Spend a little extra money and go somewhere else!

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

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Helen

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lydian
Business
Bethlehem, GA
Oct 7, 2012

Get away for one

This was a spur of the moment, need to get away from it all, time... so I quickly booked with EconoLodge. The price was very good so when I walked in to the room I was pleasantly surprised....very clean, the beds were comfortable, had all the amenities I needed; it was a short distance from downtown (10-15 minute walk), so it was very quiet. And the staff was very nice and helpful. I will book with them again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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