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Econo Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

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Arrived and nobody was at the front desk. Called and nobody answered. Waited thirty minutes thinking perhaps they used the bathroom. Found security guard who could barely walk and he knocked somewhere and they came out. The lady made me repeat everything and said there was not a reservation when there was because she had to turn her computer on. Entered the room and it smelled terrible like mildew. There was hair all over the toilet and on the bed sheets when I went to check for no bugs. There was blood stains on the sheets. I didn't want to touch the bed and later the lady at he front took forever to get to the front I just laid there wishing I never came. I travel often but this was first time I found it this nasty like they didn't put clean sheets or cleaned the bathroom. The shower was even dirtier. I recommend anything but here. I wouldn't even go anywhere near here to eat breakfast. There breakfast area looked messy and liked nobody took care of the area. The cereal looked old. Next morning I returned the key and told the man at the front desk the experience was so terrible with hairs all I over the room long and short and the service in the night getting our ksy and he said oh it wasn't me sorry.

Spent a comfortable late afternoon and night at this motel, continued on to the airport in the morning. My experience was pleasant enough.

The breakfast was hard English muffins and little Debbie cakes. And I won't use your service either

The hotel was disgusting, blankets had cigarette burns; room was non smoking and I could smell smoke, it's in a bad part of town. If you don't mind a rat hole I would have rather paid 30 bucks more and stayed in a nicer hotel. I'd not stay there with family

Dirty -outdated -holes in walls- gross carpet Just a straight dump Pool was full of gravel

Comfortable, affordable, & great location for what this trip required.

Room smell smoke. Bed and bathroom are dirty. Blanket seem like never been washed, i saw a lot of hair on and the pillows are flat and dirty i counldnt lay my head on have to put the tower on it. Never ever again.

Had a small problem checking in which i already had booked the room...they charged my twice and then had to reimburse the mo ey back to me....got to room and maybe a couple hours later housekeeping came around and proceeded to open the door after i said hold on a minute..they wanted to know if i wanted a clean air filter i found that really odd..i think they were just being nosy

Check out was at 11am Sunday.....the staff tried to rush me out at 10am

I consider myself easy to please; if you give me a clean safe place to stay at a reasonable price I am happy. This hotel was AWFUL. Here are a few reasons why: 1)When we arrived (in mid-summer)we were greeted by an empty swimming pool half-covered with a black tarp, turned over patio furniture holding the tarp in place. 2)There were overflowing dumpsters front, side, and back. 3)Men hanging out at the back stairwell exchanging money for ???? 4)FINALLY- the most incredibly rude owner I have ever dealt with. Breakfast was advertised as beginning at 6:30 and the first morning we ate at 6:30 without incident. The second morning we showed up at 6:30 (needed to grab something and run) and the manager/owner opens the door a crack and says "Breakfast 6:45". When I explained that the literature and employee told us 6:30 and that the day before we had eaten at 6:30 he says "I run this place, 6:45 is new time, that literature in room is old time". He was a complete jerk, took my key card through the crack in the door and through it because he was mad that I told him I would report his rudeness in my review. Bottom line: They do not care about customers, only money!

CHEAP PLACE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND ADULTREY STAY AWAY FROM THE WAFFLE HOUSE

I have found that this a great affordable place to stay while in Birmingham on monthly business trips. The staff is friendly, and my room is always clean and comfortable. I enjoy the proximity to the airport as well.

I love this hotel. I always come here when I'm in Birmingham. The rooms are excellent. The staff is horrible. When I checked in i had to wait 30 minutes bc the lady was not at her desk. She was outside walking her baby. Then when I checked out she was not there. After 30 minutes I just left the key on the desk. Other than that this place is great and I highly recommend it

The room was never cleaned and dust everywhere over an inch of it

I really enjoyed my stay. Staff was extremely friendly and the rooms where extra clean. Very convienent to surrounding entertainment if you like going out. My only complaint was the water in the shower was hot enough for me. All in all it was great and indefinitely will be staying here again

only one night a little be parking for trailer the recommend aditional parking for truck or trailer

the staff was very bad and every thing was very bad

We were trying to save money for a short stay, but will never trust a star rating again! This hotel was rated too high for what we experienced-very unsettling stay.

Everything stunk of smoke even though I was in a non-smoking room. It was late and I considered staying anyway. Got nervous when I noticed security guard patrolling and reading a book in lobby. Seemed like people were living there? Room was filthy, sheets had evidence of bed bugs and when I looked under pillows I almost threw up. I immediately left and checked into a Marriot. I can afford nice, am not picky (I camp a lot) and hate to waste money when all I need is a bed and a shower but this was just too disgusting. If I could give it a negative rating that is what I would do!!

The rooms were small and were not kept up very well. bed covers were stained. the location was good with places to eat and shop. Easy access to the interstate. Overall it was ok.

9225 Parkway E Birmingham AL

Hotel highlights

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

Located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, Econo Lodge is within a 10-minute drive of Birmingham Race Course. This 87-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. In central Birmingham, the motel is also close to Southern Museum of Flight.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. This motel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.


Rooms

Econo Lodge's 87 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, sofa beds, and microwaves. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Refrigerators, stovetops, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Econo Lodge, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas and express check-out. If you plan to drive, free offsite parking is available. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofabed, Accessible, Smoking (2 Person Sofa Bed)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Multiple Beds, Smoking (2 Double, 2 Person Sofa Bed)

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (2 Double, 2 Person Sofa Bed)

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge

Everyone (4) Couples (7) Business (4) Family (2) Friends (5) Other (3)
1

worst experience

Everyone

Arrived and nobody was at the front desk. Called and nobody answered. Waited thirty minutes thinking perhaps they used the bathroom. Found security guard who could barely walk and he knocked somewhere and they came out. The lady made me repeat everything and said there was not a reservation when there was because she had to turn her computer on. Entered the room and it smelled terrible like mildew. There was hair all over the toilet and on the bed sheets when I went to check for no bugs. There was blood stains on the sheets. I didn't want to touch the bed and later the lady at he front took forever to get to the front I just laid there wishing I never came. I travel often but this was first time I found it this nasty like they didn't put clean sheets or cleaned the bathroom. The shower was even dirtier. I recommend anything but here. I wouldn't even go anywhere near here to eat breakfast. There breakfast area looked messy and liked nobody took care of the area. The cereal looked old. Next morning I returned the key and told the man at the front desk the experience was so terrible with hairs all I over the room long and short and the service in the night getting our ksy and he said oh it wasn't me sorry.

By , from AL on Apr 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2017

Thanks for your reply,we will try to improve it.we really apologize all about the things.sorry again.

4

pleasant, brief stopover

Everyone

Spent a comfortable late afternoon and night at this motel, continued on to the airport in the morning. My experience was pleasant enough.

By on Dec 6, 2016

1

that was the worst hotel ever

Everyone

The breakfast was hard English muffins and little Debbie cakes. And I won't use your service either

By on Aug 27, 2016

1

haven for drug addicts

Everyone

The hotel was disgusting, blankets had cigarette burns; room was non smoking and I could smell smoke, it's in a bad part of town. If you don't mind a rat hole I would have rather paid 30 bucks more and stayed in a nicer hotel. I'd not stay there with family

By on Mar 13, 2016

2

vacation

Couples

Dirty -outdated -holes in walls- gross carpet Just a straight dump Pool was full of gravel

By on Oct 26, 2015

3

great location

GetawayWithFriends

Comfortable, affordable, & great location for what this trip required.

By on Mar 20, 2015

1

never again

GetawayWithFriends

Room smell smoke. Bed and bathroom are dirty. Blanket seem like never been washed, i saw a lot of hair on and the pillows are flat and dirty i counldnt lay my head on have to put the tower on it. Never ever again.

By on Mar 16, 2015

2

relaxation time@

GetawayWithFriends

Had a small problem checking in which i already had booked the room...they charged my twice and then had to reimburse the mo ey back to me....got to room and maybe a couple hours later housekeeping came around and proceeded to open the door after i said hold on a minute..they wanted to know if i wanted a clean air filter i found that really odd..i think they were just being nosy

By on Dec 30, 2014

2

rushed

GetawayWithFriends

Check out was at 11am Sunday.....the staff tried to rush me out at 10am

By on Sep 15, 2014

1

never again!

Families

I consider myself easy to please; if you give me a clean safe place to stay at a reasonable price I am happy. This hotel was AWFUL. Here are a few reasons why: 1)When we arrived (in mid-summer)we were greeted by an empty swimming pool half-covered with a black tarp, turned over patio furniture holding the tarp in place. 2)There were overflowing dumpsters front, side, and back. 3)Men hanging out at the back stairwell exchanging money for ???? 4)FINALLY- the most incredibly rude owner I have ever dealt with. Breakfast was advertised as beginning at 6:30 and the first morning we ate at 6:30 without incident. The second morning we showed up at 6:30 (needed to grab something and run) and the manager/owner opens the door a crack and says "Breakfast 6:45". When I explained that the literature and employee told us 6:30 and that the day before we had eaten at 6:30 he says "I run this place, 6:45 is new time, that literature in room is old time". He was a complete jerk, took my key card through the crack in the door and through it because he was mad that I told him I would report his rudeness in my review. Bottom line: They do not care about customers, only money!

By on Jul 14, 2014