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Econo Lodge Chesterton

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I can't say enough bad things about this place -- dirty, poor customer service, etc. But the thing that really made me angry was that the front desk clerk gave me a receipt that only reflected my room cost when my credit card was charged $30 more for pet fees. Whatta ripoff! Did the clerk just pocket that $30?? And when I tried to write a review about this shoddy motel, I couldn't even write one on their website!!

Musty, old, reasonably clean(ish). Towells had stains, bedding and carpets etc looked like they dated back to the 60s or 70s. Continental breakfast was literally only coffee, juice, toast, and honeybuns. Probably wouldn't stay here again unless I could find no other option.

At least the towels were clean and the floor looked vacuumed. I used my own blanket. Stain on the duvet cover, so I doubt they are washed every night. Moldy shower curtain and lack of attention in many other areas. There is a mini fridge and microwave in all rooms. Quality was as expected, but the cleanliness was awful.

Great stay, friendly and professional. Free breakfast and right off the highway. The price I could not beat! Booked on Expedia and stayed for a great price. Basic but more then enough amenities. Would recommend for business travelers or traveling construction workers.

This place is beyond DISGUSTING. OLD. Out dated. Dirty. We get our first room and walk in the comforter has a big cigarette burn in it, the bed skirt had a big white stain on it. When we asked for new bedding they gave us a different room. This room had no bed shirts and the chair has a big stain that we put a towel on. You don't dare put your feet on the floor. Icing on the cake: the dirty wash clothe in the shower. Do not stay here!!!!!!!!!

This had openings and we got a room. The staff was friendly. Rooms clean. The bed was ok. Not like home. The air conditioner was erratic. To much difference hetween start and stop. Breakfast was boughten rolls. Orange juice maker broke. Rooms were reasonably priced.

Nothing special. Dated. But fine for a place to sleep. Dated decor. But the room had a microwave and fridge. Front desk was very helpful when we had a problem with our room key. The night attendant was very gracious and spent considerable time with us

We used a coupon for $10 off that we found at one of the Toll rest areas. The price was fine at 55.99 plus $6.72 tax with the discount. the furnishings in the rooms were very dated and everything looked very worn and tired. The sheets were so thin and even the pillowcase had a large tear. The worst was when we found a large BM smear on the outside of the toilet bowl. That lead us to believe the housekeeping attention in the rooms was almost nonexistent. The continental breakfast tin the morning was a joke. It consisted of some wrapped cheap pastries and beverages. Buyer beware!

While in town watching trains and visiting the Dunes, my brother and I stayed here for one night needing somewhere cheap to stay. At only 58 dollars with tax you can't go wrong. Sure the hotel needs a little updating but I really only care about a comfortable bed to sleep in and overall it was. There were only a couple small gripes, the shower is a bit low especially for tall people like myself and the bed was a tad low though comfortable. Will probably stay here again in the next month or so!!

Once again, a clean, comfortable room at a great price. The location is the best, the customer service is awesome, and if you just need a place to sleep, this is it! I stay here several times a year and keep coming back.

713 Plaza Dr. Chesterton IN

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Econo Lodge Chesterton is located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and within a 10-minute drive of Indiana Dunes State Park. This 41-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Chesterton and also within a 20-minute drive of East Branch and Valparaiso University.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


All 41 air-conditioned accommodations feature separate bedrooms. TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers.

Property features

Guests staying at Econo Lodge Chesterton enjoy free WiFi in public areas and free newspapers. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide tour or ticket assistance.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

20% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 49 reviews