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Econo Lodge Laurel Racetrack

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was clean and comfortable. Close to shops and restaurants. Overall is good. One night stayed only. Good shower and hot water. Beds were nice and comfortable. Plenty parking. Wifi was free and fast. Fridge in room.

The hotel room was clean and seemed to be just remodeled. We had a room in the back of the hotel, and felt like we needed to put a chair at the door just to feel a little safer. I use Choice Hotel for most of my travels and know that Econo Lodges can be sketchy. This one was that for sure. There appeared to be people that may stay here on a long term basis. There was a cat seen in the window of one room. On the upside the front desk clerk was EXCELLENT. Very professional and kind to us. Doubt I will stay here again.

Was a little alarmed when we first arrived. Right off the bat, noticed cigarette burned holes on our bed spread. Why would any cleaning person not replace sheets with burned holes in them?!! Also it seemed there were a number of people on the property that either worked there but made no attempt to look the part of people providing a service or they were transient people lurking around, or I thought possibly there were people living there renting by the month. The place just felt odd. However, everything went fine from there, so can't complain too much. I even unexpectedly fell asleep with our car door unlocked and an extra set of keys in the car, but nothing happened. Just lucky? So, we had an OK stay, but I would not plan to stay there again just the same. P.S. We put up a do not disturb sign on our door, but came back to find our beds made anyway - with the cigarette burns still showing!!

This is possibly the worst hotel I stayed in. The bathroom was gross, beds has springs popping out, pillows were pieces of sponge, the only thing positive was the water was hot. And it had the worse stale smoke smell......Stay Away

Nice room NO roaches bed bugs priced wonderfully. Hot water works microwave and refrigerator. Guy at the front desk is really chill and laxed. No complaints and normally I'm the 1st to step up and say something but not tonight. All around great experiance.

Just passing through and stayed for the value of the place. It was decent. Room was comfortable and clean. It served its purpose of a clean room and hot shower. Staff was friendly. 30 minutes away from Washington DC.

My toilet was clogged upon my arrival. My remote control was broken. The beds were uncomfortable. I know this is meant to be a dump but I think it should be priced 20 dollars cheaper a night. The road it is near is noisy at night.

Stayed their for a week. Checked in Sunday 12/ 02/2012 afternoon. The desk clerk was not very friendly , I guess she didn't like that we interrupted her nap time. There isn't any place to set down and eat their complimentary breakfast. It is served in their closet sized lobby area. You have to take your muffins to your room. Upon arriving at the room we were greeted by our neighbors who are permanent residents. ( A family of 4 living in a room, ) Upon entering the room we noticed the light above the sink was flickering and about to go out. The cleanliness of the room was mediocre. ( Found broken glass in the bathroom.) There were holes in the bathroom wall like some one had used a knife to repeatedly stab the sheet rock. ( We figured from the looks of the place they were honing their skills with a knife.) By Wednesday we got up our nerve to take the do disturb sign off the door before we left for work so we could get room service. I called the front desk and told them the light above the sink was now out and could they please change the bulbs. It did not get done. Friday morning there was a knock at the door. I opened the door to find a VERY filthy looking man at the door. I thought it was a homeless man pan handling then I noticed light bulbs in his hand. As my husband was there I let him in thinking at least I would no longer need a flash light to fix my hair. He was sooooo filthy and dirty. The smell was indescribable!!!. Before he could finish I literally ran out of the room and was vomiting in the parking lot !!! He smelled like a rotten dead animal !!! It was far beyond strong body odor. I had to spray perfume to get rid of the smell. He changed the bulbs but the light still did not work . We didn't care about the light any more. We told the manager never mind. Even tho the manager said he would come and fix it himself. We knew we would be leaving soon and by then just wanted to be left alone.

I must say the staff is great. The rooms look ok, but do not be fooled. I was in one room and started itching like crazy. ,thought it was just me but when my partner looked closer and pulled back the sheets the bed was covered with bed bugs. lil gray bugs on the pillows sheets and matress. I call the front desk the lady ask why didnt we say something earlier.. REALLY!! She did give me another room but my partner pulled back the bed covers and oh my god the sheets were full of filth even hair. we simply got towels out of the bed room and slept on the floor. Didnt sleep much but had no choice. I wrote a hotel review and left it on the front desk but i wonder if it will matter.

The hotel was clean , professional customer service , room smell a little be but I have a good stay there , price very affordable overall . Some people exaggerate their opinion , but the hotel for that price is good

9700 Washington Blvd. US 1 Laurel MD

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Located within a mile (2 km) of Laurel Park, Econo Lodge Laurel Racetrack is within 2 miles (3 km) of Historic Savage Mill. The 50 rooms at this motel include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Also close to this Laurel motel are Laurel College Center and TagParty RECON.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


All 50 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Econo Lodge Laurel Racetrack enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a gift shop. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

30.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 16 reviews