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Econo Lodge Parkway

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

While the management was very kind and the room was relatively clean, the air in the room smelled mildewed or musty. Not matter how much we ran the air conditioner, we could not avoid the smell. They were nice about our cancelling our last night.

The room was okay except for the non-working electrical outlets and very few towels, considering it was supposed to be two double beds for up to 4 people. But the truly disappointing features were 1) we asked for a rollout bed, which was supposed to be available, and they said they only had one and it was already in use; and 2) the ad on Orbitz said "full breakfast" - it is not 'full breakfast' - it's just barely continental breakfast, and I had to phone the office (which was locked and dark) at 8 a.m. on Sunday to find out why the breakfast room was dark and locked; the man was rather rude (it sounded like he was just waking up) and told me to "just use your key" - breakfast consisted of mini donuts, white toast,coffee, raisin bran or cornflakes, and milk and butter in the fridge. I've stayed at many properties in this chain and can't say I've had this low level of service or breakfast. And Orbitz needs to change the description to say "Continental" or "cold" breakfast only.

I booked only for one night; the first impression was good, everything looked clean and in place; but at midnight, bedbugs were walking on the pillow. It was so disgusting! The place was sold out and the front desk was closed, I counted the hours and minutes to get out of there at 6:00 am. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL.

For no longer than we stayed I would tell friends and family about this hotel, and when I plan another trip I will call on this hotel first.

the lady at the front desk was very rude. They had me booked in a smoking room when i specifically asked for a non smoking. They werent willing to put me in a nonsmoking king room so i had to be uncomfortable in a double. Beds were hard and smelled musty. I frequent williamsburg and have NEVER had this problem before.

Needed a cheap place to stay for a trip to Busch Gardens. This hotel desperately needs renovations! The beds were VERY HARD and the pillows were small and useless. If I had had the kids with me the two double beds would not have worked. These beds are tiny and again VERY hard. There is no give when you sit on them. The beds also have a thin top sheet and a bed spread. The bathroom is tiny and had a very loud exhaust fan that seemed to be on its last leg. When I turned on the leaky faucet in the shower the water came out brown. This would not have been an exceptable place if I had my kids with us. Also the TV's are old and the picture was going out. Again not a problem for us but if we had the kids this would have been a disaster. The only staff we encountered while there was the girl at the front desk who checked us in and out with no problems. The breakfast is in an unattended room with coffee, apple, and orange juice. about three dozen donuts (cheap off brand glazed donuts) and a loaf of bread next to a toaster. The bread had stink bugs in it but those things are everywhere so thats not really there fault. There were also bananas and cereal (Corn flakes and raisin bran). We grabbed a cup of coffee and stopped for breakfast up the road. This hotel is REALLY close to Busch Gardens and great if you get a deal and don't have kids with you, and don't mind a hard as a board bed. Also the pictures of the hotel are deceiving. It is really run down and barely has enough parking for all the rooms. The pool is tiny and on the other side of the parking lot so not a very kid friendly location. We were there in October so it was closed and covered. but the pool area in general is extremely small. I don't think we would ever consider staying here again.

It was a great place to spend the night. Was traveling to another destination and served as my mid point. The room was just renovated (New shower, sink, toilet, carpet and tile), but hte beds were a bit hard. Nice and clean.

The staff was friendly. The room was clean. The breakfast was simple but adequate (dry cereal, toast, doughnuts, juice, coffee). The location was close to Colonial Williamsburg, which was the purpose of our visit.

Very close to Bush Gardens, although parking was kinda confusing, the staff was extremely friendly. Nice quiet location with plenty of shops and attractions just a couple of minutes away. This motel was exceptional for the price we paid for two rooms! I would absolutely stay here again.

Visited Colonial Williamsburg until late evening and were not in the room except to sleep. One night had very noisy neighbors who were loud and banging around until 3am, but that was not the motel's fault. Just a basic, no-frills motel.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Parkway

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Family (5) Other (1)
2

two nights in the williamburg econolodge

Everyone

While the management was very kind and the room was relatively clean, the air in the room smelled mildewed or musty. Not matter how much we ran the air conditioner, we could not avoid the smell. They were nice about our cancelling our last night.

By on Aug 28, 2017

2

fair facility with poor service.

Families

The room was okay except for the non-working electrical outlets and very few towels, considering it was supposed to be two double beds for up to 4 people. But the truly disappointing features were 1) we asked for a rollout bed, which was supposed to be available, and they said they only had one and it was already in use; and 2) the ad on Orbitz said "full breakfast" - it is not 'full breakfast' - it's just barely continental breakfast, and I had to phone the office (which was locked and dark) at 8 a.m. on Sunday to find out why the breakfast room was dark and locked; the man was rather rude (it sounded like he was just waking up) and told me to "just use your key" - breakfast consisted of mini donuts, white toast,coffee, raisin bran or cornflakes, and milk and butter in the fridge. I've stayed at many properties in this chain and can't say I've had this low level of service or breakfast. And Orbitz needs to change the description to say "Continental" or "cold" breakfast only.

By , from Alexandria, VA on Aug 8, 2016

1

bedbugs

Everyone

I booked only for one night; the first impression was good, everything looked clean and in place; but at midnight, bedbugs were walking on the pillow. It was so disgusting! The place was sold out and the front desk was closed, I counted the hours and minutes to get out of there at 6:00 am. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL.

By , from MD on Jul 18, 2016

3

great stay

Families

For no longer than we stayed I would tell friends and family about this hotel, and when I plan another trip I will call on this hotel first.

By on Jul 6, 2012

1

wont stay again

Families

the lady at the front desk was very rude. They had me booked in a smoking room when i specifically asked for a non smoking. They werent willing to put me in a nonsmoking king room so i had to be uncomfortable in a double. Beds were hard and smelled musty. I frequent williamsburg and have NEVER had this problem before.

By on Jun 20, 2011

2

get what you pay for.

Couples

Needed a cheap place to stay for a trip to Busch Gardens. This hotel desperately needs renovations! The beds were VERY HARD and the pillows were small and useless. If I had had the kids with me the two double beds would not have worked. These beds are tiny and again VERY hard. There is no give when you sit on them. The beds also have a thin top sheet and a bed spread. The bathroom is tiny and had a very loud exhaust fan that seemed to be on its last leg. When I turned on the leaky faucet in the shower the water came out brown. This would not have been an exceptable place if I had my kids with us. Also the TV's are old and the picture was going out. Again not a problem for us but if we had the kids this would have been a disaster. The only staff we encountered while there was the girl at the front desk who checked us in and out with no problems. The breakfast is in an unattended room with coffee, apple, and orange juice. about three dozen donuts (cheap off brand glazed donuts) and a loaf of bread next to a toaster. The bread had stink bugs in it but those things are everywhere so thats not really there fault. There were also bananas and cereal (Corn flakes and raisin bran). We grabbed a cup of coffee and stopped for breakfast up the road. This hotel is REALLY close to Busch Gardens and great if you get a deal and don't have kids with you, and don't mind a hard as a board bed. Also the pictures of the hotel are deceiving. It is really run down and barely has enough parking for all the rooms. The pool is tiny and on the other side of the parking lot so not a very kid friendly location. We were there in October so it was closed and covered. but the pool area in general is extremely small. I don't think we would ever consider staying here again.

By on Oct 11, 2010

3

good price for the place

Singles

It was a great place to spend the night. Was traveling to another destination and served as my mid point. The room was just renovated (New shower, sink, toilet, carpet and tile), but hte beds were a bit hard. Nice and clean.

By on Jul 26, 2010

4

convenient to colonial williamsburg

Couples

The staff was friendly. The room was clean. The breakfast was simple but adequate (dry cereal, toast, doughnuts, juice, coffee). The location was close to Colonial Williamsburg, which was the purpose of our visit.

By on Dec 10, 2009

4

great for the price

Families

Very close to Bush Gardens, although parking was kinda confusing, the staff was extremely friendly. Nice quiet location with plenty of shops and attractions just a couple of minutes away. This motel was exceptional for the price we paid for two rooms! I would absolutely stay here again.

By on Oct 4, 2009

3

good, basic motel

Families

Visited Colonial Williamsburg until late evening and were not in the room except to sleep. One night had very noisy neighbors who were loud and banging around until 3am, but that was not the motel's fault. Just a basic, no-frills motel.

By on May 18, 2009