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Pictures on website were nothing like what I saw in person! The sheets were dirty once I turned down bedspread-they were changed immediately by housekeeping. Door looked busted in and did not close all the way, which made me feel unsafe on the 1st floor , corner unit overlooking a dumpster! Shower was an old plastic surround shower that was rusted. Rehab on outside of hotel looked like war zone and pool was closed. And to top it off, the rate was double since it was Dads weekend! Should have provided discount for the inconvenience of rehab. I will never stay there again!

It was affordable. And in addition quiet enough and over all clean and spacious.

I setup a reservation through Orbitz on 2/28. I forgot about this reservation. Meanwhile, we did an alternate trip. I only got a reminder notice on 7/8 at 11:07, the day before the night of the stay. I looked through my email today, and I don't think it was adequate notice of our upcoming stay. Now I'm on the hook for a hotel night I didn't know about because I didn't have adequate notice. Very disappointing!

Can't expect much for $50/night. They are doing renovations with new ownership so this review may be outdated in a month or two

The bath room was filthy! The place is run down! Had a patch job on the ceiling in my room, that my 7 year old could’ve done a better job! You get what you pay for!

Good hotel for the price. I would stay there again.

Under new management. Staff was friendly, efficient, helpful. Location is great. Busy graduation weekend, still the service was very good. It’s a budget place, nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable.

Friendly employees,basic free breakfast,on their website they advertised having a jacuzzi in the room, but do they really have rooms with jacuzzis?The room feels like it could use a bit of an upgrade, some of the light fixtures were not functioning, as well as the hairdryer not working. But you get what you pay for.

Good customer service excellent breakfast good location and also good cleaning room

I checked in to avoid the snow. The front desk staff was very friendly and informative.

The room appeared clean, the bed comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful. I slept well. But the room had a VERY strong mildew smell. I got used to it after about 5 minutes of entering room each time, so decided to live with it given the very reasonable rate I was given. I mentioned it to the staff as I was leaving and was told that the smell came from the carpet (lots of exposure to wet kids, wet towels coming from the pool) and that all the carpeting was in process of being replaced with hard flooring. To avoid the mildew smell, the staff person advised me to ask for a room that had been updated next time. Which I will do!

Great staff and location. Room was big and clean. Bathroom on the smaller side but okay. No real views but it was minutes away from the locations we were visiting in Champaign

All around good value! Excellent breakfast! Clean, well-maintained room.

This is a very inexpensive hotel and you get what you pay for. However, I don't think it's too much to ask that the room not feel old and tired, the linens not be torn (sheet was) and the towels as thin as paper. Also, the walls are poorly insulated for sound, and you can hear people raising their voices next door or upstairs. Also, if you're not going to use actual metal flatware for breakfast, at least give me a plastic fork that doesn't collapse when I try to eat my waffle. That's simply opting for cheap to the exclusion of all else. On the plus side, the staff was very nice, and the place is very clean. If price is the paramount concern, it's fine. Otherwise, I wouldn't stay here again. Clearly this hotel needs to have a little money spent on amenities to bring it up to snuff.

Nice hotel, clean rooms, near UIUC. You get good breakfast. waffels, bagels, cofee, juices etc. But they keep same thing everyday, no change in items.

N Lincoln Ave Urbana IL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana - University Area is located within a mile (2 km) of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Anita Purves Nature Center. This 65-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are also standard.


Property features

At Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana - University Area, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a gym, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana - University Area

Everyone (15) Couples (11) Business (7) Family (16) Other (4)
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Everyone

Pictures on website were nothing like what I saw in person! The sheets were dirty once I turned down bedspread-they were changed immediately by housekeeping. Door looked busted in and did not close all the way, which made me feel unsafe on the 1st floor , corner unit overlooking a dumpster! Shower was an old plastic surround shower that was rusted. Rehab on outside of hotel looked like war zone and pool was closed. And to top it off, the rate was double since it was Dads weekend! Should have provided discount for the inconvenience of rehab. I will never stay there again!

By on Nov 6, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 8, 2022

Hello, Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay with us. We hope you have the opportunity to stay with us in the future as we continue to improve our hotel. Thank you!

4
Partner Couples

It was affordable. And in addition quiet enough and over all clean and spacious.

By on Sep 3, 2022

Review comment responded on Sep 3, 2022

Hello Annette,Thank you for providing us with feedback on your recent stay with us. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your time at our hotel and look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank you!

1
Family

I setup a reservation through Orbitz on 2/28. I forgot about this reservation. Meanwhile, we did an alternate trip. I only got a reminder notice on 7/8 at 11:07, the day before the night of the stay. I looked through my email today, and I don't think it was adequate notice of our upcoming stay. Now I'm on the hook for a hotel night I didn't know about because I didn't have adequate notice. Very disappointing!

By on Jul 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to see that you were not able to stay with us. would be more than happy to look into this issue for you. Please contact us at your earliest convenience so that we can look further into this discrepancy. Thank you.

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Everyone

By on Apr 14, 2020

Review comment responded on Apr 14, 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are sorry to see your stay was not as enjoyable as it could have been. We would love to hear some things we could have done to make this stay more enjoyable. Thank you!

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Business Business

Can't expect much for $50/night. They are doing renovations with new ownership so this review may be outdated in a month or two

By on Mar 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 12, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you noticing our renovations currently taking place. We hope to see you in the future once our changes are complete for an even more enjoyable stay.

4
Everyone

By on Mar 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 10, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. If there is any way that we could have made this stay or future stays more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know. Thank you!

2
Everyone

The bath room was filthy! The place is run down! Had a patch job on the ceiling in my room, that my 7 year old could’ve done a better job! You get what you pay for!

By on Jan 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 25, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your review. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. We are undergoing many changes at our hotel and your honest feedback is greatly appreciated. We will be sharing this information with our entire housekeeping staff to raise the standard of cleanliness in areas such as the bathrooms. We hope that you have the opportunity to stay with us in the future once these changes are completed. Thank you!

4
Everyone

By on Jul 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 29, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. If there is anyway that we could have made this stay or future stays even more enjoyable, please, do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you

4
Family Family

Good hotel for the price. I would stay there again.

By on May 30, 2019

Review comment responded on May 31, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your recent stay with us. We hope to see you in the future for even more enjoyable stays. Thank you,

4
Everyone

By on May 18, 2019

Review comment responded on May 21, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. If there is any way that we could have made this or future stays better, we would love to hear your feedback. Thank you,

Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana - University Area

1908 N Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
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