$79 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 16, 2015 Check-out: Mar 17, 2015

Econo Lodge Downtown

2 stars
View map of 401 South 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
42 reviews
I need a break!!

Late arrival was welcomed and late checkout request granted. Warm staff including the maid service.... See full review

  • GOT BALLS
  • Sep 23, 2014
King Size Bed

I actually expected less from something named ECONO. Although it was $5 to park each day, they let... See full review

  • Kenneth B.
  • Dec 29, 2014
Good lodging for Louisville travelers on a budget

The Econo Lodge Downtown offers business and leisure travelers affordable accommodations in the heart of downtown Louisville. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Kentucky International Convention Center and the Fourth Street Live entertainment and retail district. Clean, nicely appointed guest rooms feature essential amenities, including free high-speed Internet access, refrigerator, and microwave. The hotel also provides a complimentary continental breakfast and a fitness center.

Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking rooms are available
Rooms

The Econo Lodge's clean, comfortable rooms feature quality furnishings, free Internet access, work desk and chair, cable television, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, and iron with ironing board.

Features

For travelers on a budget, the Econo Lodge is an ideal location in the heart of exciting downtown Louisville. Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, the Louisville Zoo, Louisville Slugger Museum, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom theme park, and the Louisville International Airport are all just minutes away.

 

Guests enjoy a free continental breakfast served each morning in the dining room in the lobby area, including fresh fruit, baked goods, cereals, coffee, tea, and juice.

Transportation
  • Louisville International Airport (7.7 mi/12.4 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Louisville Slugger Museum (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • Louisville Zoo (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (6.1 mi/9.8 km)
Business
  • In-room desk
  • Free Internet access
  • Faxing and copying services are available

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • Fourth Street Live!: 0.2 mi
  • Kentucky International Convention Center: 0.2 mi
  • KFC Yum! Center: 0.3 mi
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville: 0.3 mi
  • The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Louisville Science Center: 0.6 mi
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: 0.6 mi
  • Louisville Waterfront Park: 0.6 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Field: 0.6 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: 0.7 mi
  • Frazier History Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Old Louisville: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind: 2.1 mi
  • Cave Hill Cemetery: 2.2 mi
  • Fourth Street Live!: 0.2 mi
  • Kentucky International Convention Center: 0.2 mi
  • KFC Yum! Center: 0.3 mi
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville: 0.3 mi
  • The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Louisville Science Center: 0.6 mi
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: 0.6 mi
  • Louisville Waterfront Park: 0.6 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Field: 0.6 mi
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: 0.7 mi
  • Frazier History Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Old Louisville: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind: 2.1 mi
  • Cave Hill Cemetery: 2.2 mi
  • The Speed Art Museum: 2.4 mi
  • Cherokee Park: 2.7 mi
  • Historic Frankfort Avenue: 2.7 mi
  • Papa John's Cardinal Stadium: 3.2 mi
  • Kentucky Derby Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Churchill Downs: 3.6 mi
  • Farmington: 3.6 mi
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom: 3.9 mi
  • Louisville Zoo: 3.9 mi
  • Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center: 4 mi
  • Louisville Mega Cavern: 4.4 mi
  • Iroquois Park: 6.7 mi
  • Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 9.7 mi
  • Bluegrass Indoor Karting: 11.6 mi
  • Freedom Hall: 228.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for Econo Lodge Downtown

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bourbon Lover
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 6, 2011

Bourbon Trail Trip

This hotel's location could not be better. It is a few blocks' walk from essentially any restaurant/nightlife you could think of. The room was appropriately appointed for the price, and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

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

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nebraska
May 14, 2011

my review

very clean and sufficient

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
las Vegas, NV
May 9, 2011

Good bang for the buck

Great location, staff is very pleasant, not alot of fluff but clean and the price can't beat

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

4th street live is great fun and easy walk

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
spdmgr
Business
Pensacola, FL
May 7, 2011

Just OK

This is one of the cheapest downtown hotels so it does have that going for it. Free parking, and free WiFi are nice perks for the downtown area. Close to 4th St Live and many downtown attractions. The hotel may have been re-done in the last couple of years, but it's still showing its age. My room on this stay was clean, some stays it has been and some not so much. Housekeeping knocked on my door every morning despite the Do Not Disturb sign I put in the key slot. Don't expect to watch tv either, they've had the same sign at the front desk for a long time now claiming a temporary cable problem, so you'll only get 8-10 channels and a couple of times the tv in my room was only in black & white.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
TN
Apr 3, 2011

in the bad area

Under cover cops sketchy area

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Houston, TX
Mar 22, 2011

Clean - Okay - Good for the price

Clean, responsive, no real problems.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good restuarants close by

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Corbin, KY
Nov 23, 2010

Great price, great location

Staff was friendly. Rooms need work, but I was only there for two nights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Louisville is a lovely place to walk. Lots of historic landmarks. Riverboats to see the Ohio river on.

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indiana
Nov 18, 2010

Worst Stay Ever for Seasoned Traveler

Worst hotel stay ever, and I have stayed just about everywhere. Man in street clothes asking to help me to my room; apparently works for them, but creeped me out as a female travelling alone, and would not take no for an answer to help me even though I politely refused 3 times. Nonsmoking room reeked of smoke, was moved to a new room that was unclean (bathroom, sheets), could not use heater b/c would blow open curtains on street-level window so froze, unable to use sheets b/c they were dirty. Loud (use your imagination) neighbor had distinctive voice; while checking out, sounded eerily like the voice of the man behind the counter! Other neighbors running around screaming at all hours. Truly awful experience. I would not return to this econolodge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tred
Business
KY
Oct 10, 2010

Close to Bluegrass Brewing Co.

Wanted to be close to BBC - was about 2 blocks away. Good price, location okay, room nice - looked recently redone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

close to BBC and the new stadium.

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Review of Econo Lodge Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rural Kentucky
Sep 5, 2010

Very convenient location!

Just needed a bed to sleep in! Provided all that! Easily located and very accessible to the interstate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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