Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I spent one night here with my mom and two very young children on a trip to the zoo recently. Checked in about 7:30 p.m. and that went great. Front desk worker (Adam, if I reacall) was very friendly and very willing to go out of the way to make sure guests needs were met. Got to our room, it was very tiny. No big deal, now I know and will book something bigger than a standard king next time. Pool was bit on the cold side, but we didnt spend much time in it since our kids are so young. I went out to the car for something and Adam let me know when I came back in that there was fresh coffee, ice water and cookies in the lobby, which the kids loved. Looked like maybe they were in the middle of painting rooms as our room did not appear to be completely finished yet, had several spots where it appeared they were filling in holes on the wall, but overall the room was clean and comfortable and met our needs for the night. Only real issue is the hotels parking lot has a smaller capacity than the hotel itself. We were there on a very busy weekend with 4 events across the street at fairgrounds and a renassance fair at nearby Sleepy Hollow, and when I left to make a quick run to the store i came back and there was no where to park.
Room was just OK but didn't expect luxury for the price which wasn't too bad. However, the TV only had local channels & when asking at front desk they gave us some instructions to fix it ourselves...which didn't work! Although it's not the fault of the Lodge itself, there were some very rude people who decided to start partying in the hall at midnight & after. When we asked them to please be quite, we got cussed at & called names.
Spent a weekend here since it was close to some events. When I got into my room, it had a terrible smell which whatever we did could not get rid of. All the furniture in the room was terrible and falling apart. I had to have the table replaced since it was falling apart. The dresser and cabinet was very rough and the heating/air unit in the room blew a different terrible smell. When the table was replaced, I was given one from another room that wasnt much better. I don't know how they can re-rent rooms that have all sorts of maintenance issues. Also tried calling the front desk to complain and it said on a message the voicemail box was full and no one answered. I had to dial the hotels outside line to get someone. I would not want to stay there again. Very poorly maintained.
Nothing fancy, small rooms and bath area. Staff was great and friendly. Great location if going to state fair as it is right across the st. I thought noise would be a problem right next to the fair but it was minimal. I seen in previous posts some people thought that the area was a little "shady" but i did not have any problems. The breakfast bar was good. The pool was ok, the hot tub needed a cleaning though. Overall I enjoyed my stay there and would stay again if needed. Needs some general maintenance work but what older hotel doesn't.
Great friendly helpful staff, nice rooms and indoor pool. There are plenty of hotels to choose from but for the price this is a great place to stay. Negatives are small parking lot. More positives: close to everything and right across from state fairgrounds.
I needed a hotel to stay at during a cross-country drive from Pennsylvania to Utah, and I chose this hotel because it had pretty decent reviews, and seemed to be bed bug free. Thankfully, no bedbugs, at least not in the room I stayed in. The room was decent - the linens all seemed clean, the floor seemed vacuumed, and the bathroom was clean. The AC worked well and I actually woke up cold, which is preferable to being too hot. However, there was a gross stain on the blanket - I realize they don't wash them after every use (or probably ever) but if it has a stain on it, why wouldn't they just throw it in with some bleach?! Just gross. Also, there was a huge stain on the floor that looked like blood next to the bed...ew. It was also extremely overpriced - $90 for one night after all the fees. And not in the best area. I had a homeless guy ask me for spare change in the parking lot when I left around 5:30 AM. Not a totally bad experience - it was basic and mostly clean - but I wouldn't stay here again.
There is plenty of room for picky criticisms of this older property in an older neighborhood adjacent to the fairgrounds. The current management has been keeping up with the remodeling, but there are still minor maintenance issues. If you are looking for a place to stay near the capitol area and spend less than $200 per night, this works just fine. It will never pass for a four or five star experience, but it's clean, seems safe and was an overall pleasant experience.
It's a very basic Econo Lodge hotel located a bit out of city in a residential area next to the State Fair complex. The room was okay as was the service. The only minus was the breakfast. Not the breakfast itself but the space to eat it in. There are only couple of tables and when there are more than few people having the breakfast you have to eat standing or take the breakfast to your room.
We decided to stay here for the night so the kids, my wife and myself could go swimming and have a night away from home. Upon our arrival we meet Adam working the front desk. He was very friendly and efficient in checking us in. He totally made my day when he said pool was open until midnight (I am used to 10 pm, which I never understand). They were installing new carpet on second floor so you that smell to deal with, oh well. The pool was awesome, hot tub was just what we needed. especially with it being -12 outside. The rooms have 2 double beds (what 2 normal sized adults can fit into a double bed). The beds are less than an foot away from the heating unit so no walk room. You kick the heater if you get out on that side or disturb your partner. The heater worked great. The room got hot quickly. The heater did not have any kind of control. So if you turn it down then it became cold. The door to the room looked like it was hung crooked, huge gap all around door that let the hallway light into room. The breakfast was good. It was your typical biscuits and gravy, waffles, muffins, cereal, juice , and coffee. I noticed when we checked out they did charge an extra fee of $1.50 for the safe, not sure what that is about. I would say overall this was a nice place to stay in off seasons. I would not want to stay here when a big event is going on at the fairgrounds like the state fair, or renaissance festival, or anything like that.
I just came back from staying three nights under two different stays. I worked a trade show, and then didn't want to drive home in the rain (and dark), so grabbed a room with points. OK, lets get the good out of the way first: This was a fairly typical budget hotel overall. The beds were fine, the TV worked, and I had no issues with the AC/Heat during my stay. There is an elevator, and it works just fine. The ice machine worked fine, but there was only one for the entire facility, and it was located at the other end of the building. Oh well. Now, for the more fun portion of the review: The annoying stuff. General notes: Water pressure in the shower seemed OK, temperature seemed to keep drifting to cold. This happened in both rooms I was in. I stayed in one accessible room, and one not. The "not" had what I call a "threateningly small toilet", the Accessible room had an ADA standard model in it. If you are built larger than itty-bitty, you might want to keep that in mind. The hotel used to have two entrances from the street to the parking lot. However, due to the fact that one of those entrances has two very large trash dumpsters blocking it, you have one choice for getting in and out, and it's NOT the choice on the street with a intersection stop light on it. Others have noted that there is a biker bar on one side of the property. That's true. It looks like there's a dive bar on the other side as well. I didn't see either apparently open any time I was out, though. Perhaps there's something to be said for colder temperatures. Regarding the parking lot: This lot is apparently too small for the occupancy of the building. Friday night, Saturday, and even Sunday morning, cars were parked all over, including on the sidewalks and in the one and only entrance to the parking lot. This made backing out of the parking spots particularly interesting. Friday check-in was relatively easy. Sunday mas more of a Mongolian cluster. I showed up, waited awhile, pushed the little doorbell at the desk, waited, another customer shows up, they pushed the doorbell, we waited, a third customer shows up.... I finally grab my phone and dial the number for the hotel on my reservation. I call, don't get a response, call again, don't get a response (I am letting it ring until it gives up), call a third time, get a faint "hello?" say "I am at the front desk and I need to check in please", get another faint response, and one of us sees an employee emerging from somewhere all the way at the other end of the building, making their way to us. This wasn't at a silly time either, it was about 7pm. Oh well. One thing that really torques my shorts are hotels that add various fees to your bill. Fees, such as the "room safe" fee. Each day, the hotel adds $1.50 plus taxes to your bill without your consent or use of the facility. They will take it off your bill, assuming you remember to ask them when you check out. I was expecting this when I saw the note on my sign-in, and the golden sign on their lobby desk. So, when I checked out Sunday, I was sure to tell them not to charge me for the safe. OK, fair enough. Sunday night, when I checked in with points, they asked for a credit card "for incidentals". When I checked out Monday, sure enough, they tried to hit my "incidentals" card on file for the blasted safe fee. Arrgh! Oh, incidentally, there was a strong smell of paint on the second floor, and evidence that they are painting at least the halls on floors one and two. Never went to floor three. I tried out the WiFi with my tablet, and couldn't get a connection on Saturday. I ended up just turning the hot spot on my phone on so I could do what I needed to do. This hotel is silly close to the Fairgrounds, and very convenient because of this, but given these issues, I may just have to drive a bit further next time to avoid having to deal with these annoyances.
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61% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 85 reviews