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Econo Lodge Auburn near University

2.0 out of 5.0

Econo Lodge Auburn near University

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We are leaving at 5:00 in the morning because somebody has been stomping across the floor and yelling since 2:00 am. In the room above us. His buddies have been outside his room banging on the door, yelling at him to open the door. They are all drunk. The door has obvious marks on it from them beating on it. We went to the office 3 times over this. We also talked to the people making all of the noise outside the door ourselves. We were told the office could call the room. They also said they called the police but they didn’t see anything (because they scattered when they saw them. ) They came right back when the police left. The Office has to have heard all the noise because the room was right next to the office! We won’t be staying here again and feel like we should have a refund for tonight. (We stayed here two nights. )

Friendly staff and a quick check in. Great location with a Waffle House in the parking lot. Floors and linens were updated. 2 stars because our room was dirty, beds were uncomfortable, and furniture was very dated. Killed three roaches - yes, that’s one in the picture along the bathtub.

This is not a bad hotel just noisy and dated. Management has tried, the rooms are clean have comfortable beds. I was not expecting an exceptional stay but I do expect some quiet. The hotel is just off Hwy 280 and you can hear every semi that passes. Try and stay on the end opposite the highway if you can. The tub and towels were clean as was the bed and sheets. If you need to sleep, bring earplugs. I expect alot of workmen stay here due to the low cost. They can be noisy and arrive later in the night. Next time, I will go elsewhere but it noise doesn't bother you, it'll be fine.

Would recommend this hotel to family and friends. after reading reviews, I thought " oh no, I've wasted my money. But I have to say, its nothing like what reviews claim. Room was exceptionally clean, Staff was amazing, Ms. Brenda is awesome and very helpful with directions around town. Price was reasonable and the atmosphere was great. Hotel appeared to be quite full, but it was very quiet, no complaints here. Would for sure stay again.

We came to Auburn for graduation and our son had an award so we had to add a night. As you can imagine, all hotels for graduation book months in advance. Thus, we were left with getting a room at EconoLodge. The rooms were typical of a budget motel. They have been updated within the past few years. There were some construction workers staying next door. I bet the company was miffed that they had to pay $259 per night instead of the typical $49 per night.

Houskeeping started POUNDING on doors at 7:15AM - guess they wanted everyone out so housekeeping staff could go home early. Manager, Brenda, made all kinds of excuses and THEN LIED and said I must be mistaken about the time. Oh really? When I called to complain, front desk said manager would be there at 8 am, she didn't show up until 10. So...who's not telling the truth. Who the heck cares?!? STOP knocking on doors!!! If you don't want people to stay there to sleep, then close!

I usually don't sign up for anything or write reviews, but in order to write the review I had to sign up the TripAdvisor app. My husband and I along with the children checked in this hotel due to an early morning appointment. It was about 10:45pm and at 12am we decided that we might should pay (in cash) for another nights stay just in case. Well after everything thing was done around 1pm the next day we saw no need to stay. So we go to check out and get a refund... But no here comes the run around. Even though she (front desk clerk/later found out she was the GM) was polite she couldn't authorize giving the money back or even partial refund. I have heard of early out fees but nothing? The GM clickty clack, clickty clack sending emails making calls etc. So I decided to be proactive and call coroperate office myself... well that was a bust. They said it was at the discretion of the franchise's GM which turned out to be the lady at the front desk... and kept transferring me to reservations! Well I asked to speak with the CEO Patrick Pacious and was told that they can not give out his number. WHAT!! not even a voicemail!?? Really! All I wanted was a refund or partial refund due to we were not staying another night! I didn't complain about the burns on the sink and tub, dirty comforters or stopped up tub. I just wanted to leave. Meanwhile, I finally get someone in customer care who was not in reservations. Explained the situation and that I was a veteran, she says it at the discretion of the the GM of the franchise again. Put me on hold called the front office and the last at the desk AND THAT LADY SAID SHE WILL NOT GIVE ME a refund because I didn't ask for a late check-out! I will NEVER EVER stay at another choice hotel property EVER!!!

It is generally hard to find a clean, safe and cheap economy hotel while traveling. This hotel is an exception to the rule. The room was clean and remodeled with excellent cable TV, a nice bath/shower with plenty of hot water and new bedding (albeit lousy pillows). The economy breakfast was also better than expected with surprisingly edible hot eggs, waffles, etc and typically weaK coffee. Staff was friendly and helpful. I wish all Economy Lodges were like this place.

I don't think I have ever written a totally negative review, but this place takes the cake. This was move-in week for college and this hotel was pretty much the only one with vacancy, and no wonder at that The rooms are "No Smoking", but as is obvious from the stale stench, that rule is little regarded by the usual patrons. Large groups of men were congregated outside the lower storey rooms (with the room doors left open), well into the night. I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the bathroom, but when I pulled back the sheets to go to bed, there were clots of blood and crusty stuff on the sheets. Not stains that did not wash out, but straight-up blood and whatever the other was. It was obvious the sheets had not been changed. When I went to the office (I had to physically go as they will not answer the phone) to let them know, I was told by the night clerk, "the maids usually do a good job". Not an apology. They did change me to another room, but she only apologized--and grudgingly so--after I mentioned none was given. I also questioned how I would know the sheets in the new room had been changed and she said I was welcome to look at them--but not in a nice way. The sheets in the new room were clean, but there was a dead cricket that had obviously been there awhile. Although cheap, you absolutely will not get what you pay for here, and the attitude and customer service is non-existent--at least with the night clerk. I would value a night here at about $7.50. Stay away.

We have mostly stayed in Choice brand hotels on our USA road trip, and at different price points, most have been very good but this one definitely needs a deep clean. Room was ok but outside corridors are grubby. Room was quiet and comfortable bed, great eating options within walking distance. The manager that welcomed us was excellent, the lady that was on breakfast duty was very distant and did not want to talk or be helpful.

2145 S College St Auburn AL

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Econo Lodge Auburn near University places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Chewacla State Park and Jordan-Hare Stadium. This 43-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Econo Lodge Auburn near University have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Ground Floor)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 79 reviews

Econo Lodge Auburn near University

2145 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.