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Econo Lodge Conference Center

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were given a horrible smelly and damp room. It smelled like camouflaged cigarette smoke. When i alerted the front desk, they sent us someone with a spray bottle. She sprayed a liquid all over the room, i suppose she assumed it would remove the old cigarette smell. Of course it didn't and my throat was more itchy. As i waited to check in there were 2 people paying their rooms rent. I asked and was told part of the hotel is a shelter. I have nothing against those that need a roof over their heads, but i would have liked to be inform of this during my online booking. The staff was very nice and friendly, but the hotel is awful. Lastly, when we went to get breakfast and the entire reception area smelled like pine detergent. The smell was very very strong by the food area. It is the worse hotel i have ever been to.

Rooms are horrible, there are hidden fees that is not on the website. The breakfast which is included are literally all sweets. Don't worth the money .

The location was nice and the staff person we met was very nice. The room had a strange, unpleasant smell to it and there was hair on the walls of the bathroom. There were no blankets on the beds or accessible. The refrigerator buzzed loudly when plugged in. The breakfast was enough to tide us over until we got to a restaurant.

The Room was spacious and clean. All you need amenities for a short stay. The only that surprised me was that it didn't have a fridge. It was a smoking room so I guess I subbed the fridge for the smoking amenity. Everything else was good.

Twice I've stayed after having an operation and it was great. My room was clean, I was given a quiet less traveled room and the lounge/Chef were very helpful preparing what I could eat and drink. Will stay again.

room smelled, sink was clogged when we arrived (would not drain at all), tub enamel warn away in spots and full of hard water deposits (yuck), fridge did not cool, old safe had no key so was unusable, bathroom door wouldn't close, old CRT TV. Took a day to get the sink unclogged and then only drained slowly. Minimal breakfast. Don't pay over $60/night. Its run down and not worth more then that. (How could maid properly clean the room with a clogged sink? ans: can't)

carpets need to be changed, bed and pillows were comfortable

I was very impressed by the Staff at the Econo lodge. The room was very clean, food was good and everyone was very nice and helpful. Will stay again

At first it looked deserted like a scary movie. But the lady at the desk was so friendly and we joked about it. After she explained to me that it's acres of hotel. We stayed in a revamped room clean simple and perfect for overnight stay

I don't know why this place gets bad reviews. Sure, it's seen better days, but still a great place to stay if you're in Allentown. Plenty of parking and large attractive grounds

[...] It was a non smoking room with 2 double beds. Upon our arrival, we were told by the front desk, that they donot guarentee rooms. We were forced to move into a room with a king sized bed, no iron, no ironing board, and full of spiders and ants everywhere. It was absolutely horrible. It looked like the projects. All three ice machines were broken. The continental breakfast was the worst I have ever seen anywhere in the entire world. This place made motel 6 look like "the Worldoff Historia"!! I have stayed at some bad places before, but this is absolutely the worst place I have ever satyed at in my entire 38yrs on this planet! To top it all off, the staff was even that much more rude to not only my wife, but my children too. My daughter asked for change of a dollar and the man gave her 1 quarter and 3 canadian quarters. When she showed him what he had given her, her refused to give her the correct money. Then when 2 of the games didn't work, she informed him that they didnt work and he refused to give her her monety back[...]we reserved a room with 2 double beds, then why wouldn't the hotel honor that? So much false advertising for a dreadful place... Absolutley HORRIBLE!! Terrible staff, terrible accomidations! THUMBS DOWN!!!

We needed something close and cheap to Leigh Valley Transplant Hospital. This fit the bill. We will stay again. Carpets are VERY FILTHY but rest of room is clean. Keep your shoes on.

Tv had no remote, bed was on a slant and the bed was made like it was intentionally short sheeted, but come to find out the blankets were just short, bathtub wouldn't hold water because of a bad plug, continental breakfast consisted of donuts,cornflakes,juice and coffee. The door to the parking lot would not accept the key had to go all the way around to the inside door to get in. Air conditioner did not work properly. Terrible place.

The Rodeway Inn and Conference Center was located right off the highway. My room was perfect and my two day stay was enjoyable. The surrounding grounds were spacious and wonderfully maintained. The restaurant at the motel was good on the first night, with my dinner very good, but my second dinner could have been better and not as overdone.

it was good for a overnight stay but not for a week stay.

Hotel Staff is not very bright, and unwilling to help. Rooms are dirty and there was no housekeeping for a week. It was gross.

motel old , did not seem very well kept up,missing ice bucket and coffee machine , also no chairs only desk chair, broken light and shade missing, food not very prepared,

We got to the hotel and it took us about five minutes to be served (we were first in line). This is because they helped people who would come straight up to the desk to ask questions before they would ask us. We got to the room and it looked pretty big. The bathroom was very small though (not to mention the water pressure in the toilet was not great). The bed was big. Usually cheap hotels give you a double, but we had a king. The bed was clean, which is very important. The room smelled of smoke (and we paid for a non smoking room). The televison was good. It got a lot of channels. It seemed reletivly safe there. It also came with a breakfast. There was not much of a selection, but I can't complain considering I paid a really good price. Most motels do not include a breakfast.

1151 Bulldog Drive Allentown PA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Econo Lodge Conference Center places you within a 10-minute drive of Da Vinci Science Center and Philip and Muriel Berman Sculpture Park. This 174-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Allentown motel are Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and Cedar Crest College.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Black Eagle Lounge, the motel's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

All 174 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and cable TV. Hair dryers are also standard.


Property features

Econo Lodge Conference Center features free WiFi in public areas, 7 meeting rooms, and a conference center. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Conference Center

Everyone (3) Couples (5) Family (5) Other (5)
1

smelly, damp & a shelter

Everyone

We were given a horrible smelly and damp room. It smelled like camouflaged cigarette smoke. When i alerted the front desk, they sent us someone with a spray bottle. She sprayed a liquid all over the room, i suppose she assumed it would remove the old cigarette smell. Of course it didn't and my throat was more itchy. As i waited to check in there were 2 people paying their rooms rent. I asked and was told part of the hotel is a shelter. I have nothing against those that need a roof over their heads, but i would have liked to be inform of this during my online booking. The staff was very nice and friendly, but the hotel is awful. Lastly, when we went to get breakfast and the entire reception area smelled like pine detergent. The smell was very very strong by the food area. It is the worse hotel i have ever been to.

By , from NYC on Jul 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 10, 2017

Dear Guest, I apologize for the inconveniences incurred during your stay at the EconoLodge in Allentown. I will work with my staff to provide better services. Thank you for letting me know. EconoLodge Management

1

dirty and stinks

Everyone

Rooms are horrible, there are hidden fees that is not on the website. The breakfast which is included are literally all sweets. Don't worth the money .

By on Aug 8, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2016

Sorry for your inconveniences. We will use your comments to help improve our services Nick Bizati General Manager

2

nice location/like camping

Everyone

The location was nice and the staff person we met was very nice. The room had a strange, unpleasant smell to it and there was hair on the walls of the bathroom. There were no blankets on the beds or accessible. The refrigerator buzzed loudly when plugged in. The breakfast was enough to tide us over until we got to a restaurant.

By on Aug 8, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2016

I apologize for your inconveniences. We will use your comments to improve our services. Nick Bizati General Manager

5

perfect out of town stay

Couples

The Room was spacious and clean. All you need amenities for a short stay. The only that surprised me was that it didn't have a fridge. It was a smoking room so I guess I subbed the fridge for the smoking amenity. Everything else was good.

By on Nov 17, 2015

4

great place

Singles

Twice I've stayed after having an operation and it was great. My room was clean, I was given a quiet less traveled room and the lounge/Chef were very helpful preparing what I could eat and drink. Will stay again.

By on Sep 7, 2014

1

smelly and run down in allentown

Families

room smelled, sink was clogged when we arrived (would not drain at all), tub enamel warn away in spots and full of hard water deposits (yuck), fridge did not cool, old safe had no key so was unusable, bathroom door wouldn't close, old CRT TV. Took a day to get the sink unclogged and then only drained slowly. Minimal breakfast. Don't pay over $60/night. Its run down and not worth more then that. (How could maid properly clean the room with a clogged sink? ans: can't)

By on Aug 10, 2014

3

good value

Couples

carpets need to be changed, bed and pillows were comfortable

By on Aug 4, 2014

4

excellent and cost efficient

Singles

I was very impressed by the Staff at the Econo lodge. The room was very clean, food was good and everyone was very nice and helpful. Will stay again

By on Jun 6, 2014

3

overnight didnt feel like driving home stay

Couples

At first it looked deserted like a scary movie. But the lady at the desk was so friendly and we joked about it. After she explained to me that it's acres of hotel. We stayed in a revamped room clean simple and perfect for overnight stay

By on Sep 4, 2013

3

not that bad

Couples

I don't know why this place gets bad reviews. Sure, it's seen better days, but still a great place to stay if you're in Allentown. Plenty of parking and large attractive grounds

By on Jun 18, 2012