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Econo Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

There was no pull through entry to the hotel. You had to park & walk over. Walking into the lobby, I felt like I was in a 90 year old hotel. It was very dingy and sad looking. There was only one person behind the desk upon whom I had to wait because he took so long checking in the person before me. He didn't even smile or welcome me to the hotel when he was done with the previous guest, just looked at me. My check in didn't take as long as the other person's did, which is good. One the way to the room, I noticed doors that were severely in need of painting - and dirty carpets. Walking into our room, I was really taken back by the smell. The carpet here was dirty as well, and the bathroom floor looked like it hadn't been mopped recently. My daughter dropped toothpaste on the floor and I wiped it up - and wasn't thrilled by how much dirt I picked up with it. I refused to walk anywhere in the room barefoot - everything felt gross. There were places where it looked like the walls were repaired and white paint was just slapped over it. People started yelling and slamming doors at about 10:30 pm- making it very hard to go to sleep. The breakfast was absolutely nothing but carbs. No fresh fruit or hardboiled eggs or anything. Donuts, bread, english muffins, instant (sugared) oatmeal, waffles.

Beds are highly uncomfortable. Wifi doesnt work. Pool is freezing cold. Power went out for hours and the hotel staff did nothing to compensate for the inconvenience!

DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL! We stayed at this hotel for the weekend so we could visit with our kids and grandkids. The owner/manger was complaining about someone else's wife while we were checking in. The owner/manager is a very rude man and very condescending to women. He was also very rude to my family when they came to the hotel to visit with me. Besides the rude manager, the beds are hard as rocks, showers have little water pressure, sink drains are plugged, TVs have very basic channels and then they don't work well, internet shuts off frequently, doors do not close tight, our room didn't have the heat turned on when we checked in and took a couple hours to warm up, hot water on the breakfast bar was luke warm, chairs in dining area are filthy, only a few lights were turned on in dining area so it was dark and dingy, very little food on the breakfast bar, breakfast bar very messy from other hotel visitors, tongues were dropped on the floor and then placed back in the tray with the break, vending machines out of order, plus the carpets are dirty and worn. The doors to the pool were locked and we were not allowed to enter. In this instance, you get what you pay for. The manager should be paying people to stay here. Stay anywhere else but here!!!

It was okay. No elevator, no hot tub, and not all the channels worked. Was a little disappointed.

In town for a wrestling tournament at a local high school. The thoughts that kept going through my mind the entire stay were bare minimum. I guess that is to be expected from a place named econo lodge. It was clean enough, but everything was the bare minimum. Tiny coffee Styrofoam cups, mini-donuts and plain bagels, toast.

It was a clean and neat place, would stay there again! Parking was a little awkward in that it wasn't close to the entry door.

This hotel was very nice especially for the price! The pool felt amazing since it was winter time when we stayed it was nice to find a heated pool! It was close to restaurants and other places to entertain my kids! It had a large free breakfast also...I would definitely stay here again!

This hotel is great. It is a kid friendly environment. My son is loves the indoor pool. This hotel is located close to the mall and other shopping centers and not very far from downtown Fort Wayne. There are many great restaurants and bars near this hotel.

The doors don't shut tight when you leave. We had to pull hard on the door to make sure it was shut. The tables and bathroom floor was sticky and falling apart.

I have stayed here several times before, always a clean room, sufficient breakfast (juice, milk, coffee, cold cereal, toast, bagels, jelly, donuts), nice location near everything I need (Interstate, restaurants, work location). Perfect fit for my needs, will stay there again.

I specifically reserved this hotel because of the pool for my kids and for the wifi. The pool was 98 degrees (not hardly calling it a pool more hot tub temperatures) and I know this because they left the thermometer in the water. It was so hot we couldn't stay in it more than 1/2 hr. The wifi was not even accessable to my iphone. As soon as I connected and went on the internet it disconnected SEVERAL times. VERY FRUSTRATING. Upon checking out I wasn't even asked how our stay was. They just took the keys and told me my receipt would be emailed to me. Would not ever stay in this particular hotel. On a positive note; Location; you are close to everything.

Located in a "hotel circle" with several other franchises such as the Marriott and Budget hotels. My unmet need was for an Internet connection which never did connect. Staff was not helpful...also they ran out of coffee in the morning!!!! Otherwise fine.

Our stay at this hotel was pretty good and enjoyable! The rooms are nice and spacious for my husband and I. We both enjoyed swimming in the indoor pool after a long week of work! The location of this hotel was perfect! All of our destinations from the hotel was approximately 10 mins. or less. While we were here we went to the movies, out to dinner at TGI Fridays, went cruising around the town and went to the mall to do a little bit of shopping. One thing I would like to change at the hotel would be to have more of a variety of breakfast. When we went to get breakfast we expected more food for example eggs and bacon.

The staff are friendly and very helpful. The rooms are clean. The noise in the hallways was a bit loud but things did quiet down before midnight.

3rd time for this motel will stay here again. Thanks

Very good, The room was clean plenty of soap, towel, etc. Breakfast each morning and plenty of coffee. The location was excellent. Only 15 minutes from our destination of RM Classic Car Auctions. We auctioned a classic car. Restaurants were within walking distance of the hotel. Gym area, which is a plus for me. Much easier than calling all the hotels to get prices and availibility. Thank you

I was stayed at EconoLodge 7/27/13-7/28/13. It was the absolute worse. I was switched to 5 different rooms. 2 were dirty, housekeeping had not cleaned and 3 were occupied with Guest that had already paid and were staying in the rooms!!! i called Lashaunda, the Hotel Manager who was not helpful at all. Very unapologetic. will never stay here again.

Overall, I got what I paid for. Excellent location. Staff was friendly. Both pool and hot tub available. Great fitness center. Breakfast was lacking. My water pressure in my shower was the worst.

We just stayed one night and the hotel was pleasantly clean and staff friendly. Good value for the money!

5707 Challenger Pkwy Fort Wayne IN

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a mile (2 km) of Spiece Fieldhouse, Econo Lodge is within 3 miles (5 km) of Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. This 68-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is also 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

All of Econo Lodge's 68 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

At Econo Lodge, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include conference space, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge

Everyone (3) Couples (9) Business (7) Family (15) Other (4) Friends (2)
3
Everyone

By , from Michigan on Nov 15, 2016

2

dingy hotel, room smelled. floors dirty.

Everyone

There was no pull through entry to the hotel. You had to park & walk over. Walking into the lobby, I felt like I was in a 90 year old hotel. It was very dingy and sad looking. There was only one person behind the desk upon whom I had to wait because he took so long checking in the person before me. He didn't even smile or welcome me to the hotel when he was done with the previous guest, just looked at me. My check in didn't take as long as the other person's did, which is good. One the way to the room, I noticed doors that were severely in need of painting - and dirty carpets. Walking into our room, I was really taken back by the smell. The carpet here was dirty as well, and the bathroom floor looked like it hadn't been mopped recently. My daughter dropped toothpaste on the floor and I wiped it up - and wasn't thrilled by how much dirt I picked up with it. I refused to walk anywhere in the room barefoot - everything felt gross. There were places where it looked like the walls were repaired and white paint was just slapped over it. People started yelling and slamming doors at about 10:30 pm- making it very hard to go to sleep. The breakfast was absolutely nothing but carbs. No fresh fruit or hardboiled eggs or anything. Donuts, bread, english muffins, instant (sugared) oatmeal, waffles.

By , from Columbus, OH on Aug 8, 2016

2

no!

Everyone

Beds are highly uncomfortable. Wifi doesnt work. Pool is freezing cold. Power went out for hours and the hotel staff did nothing to compensate for the inconvenience!

By , from fort wayne, in on Mar 6, 2016

1

christmas visit with family

Couples

DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL! We stayed at this hotel for the weekend so we could visit with our kids and grandkids. The owner/manger was complaining about someone else's wife while we were checking in. The owner/manager is a very rude man and very condescending to women. He was also very rude to my family when they came to the hotel to visit with me. Besides the rude manager, the beds are hard as rocks, showers have little water pressure, sink drains are plugged, TVs have very basic channels and then they don't work well, internet shuts off frequently, doors do not close tight, our room didn't have the heat turned on when we checked in and took a couple hours to warm up, hot water on the breakfast bar was luke warm, chairs in dining area are filthy, only a few lights were turned on in dining area so it was dark and dingy, very little food on the breakfast bar, breakfast bar very messy from other hotel visitors, tongues were dropped on the floor and then placed back in the tray with the break, vending machines out of order, plus the carpets are dirty and worn. The doors to the pool were locked and we were not allowed to enter. In this instance, you get what you pay for. The manager should be paying people to stay here. Stay anywhere else but here!!!

By on Dec 21, 2015

3

nd trip

Singles

It was okay. No elevator, no hot tub, and not all the channels worked. Was a little disappointed.

By on Sep 22, 2015

3

adequate

Families

In town for a wrestling tournament at a local high school. The thoughts that kept going through my mind the entire stay were bare minimum. I guess that is to be expected from a place named econo lodge. It was clean enough, but everything was the bare minimum. Tiny coffee Styrofoam cups, mini-donuts and plain bagels, toast.

By on Sep 15, 2015

3

room for friend!

Families

It was a clean and neat place, would stay there again! Parking was a little awkward in that it wasn't close to the entry door.

By on Sep 14, 2015

5

weekend family getaway

Families

This hotel was very nice especially for the price! The pool felt amazing since it was winter time when we stayed it was nice to find a heated pool! It was close to restaurants and other places to entertain my kids! It had a large free breakfast also...I would definitely stay here again!

By on May 17, 2015

4

weekend getaway

Families

This hotel is great. It is a kid friendly environment. My son is loves the indoor pool. This hotel is located close to the mall and other shopping centers and not very far from downtown Fort Wayne. There are many great restaurants and bars near this hotel.

By on Mar 3, 2015

2

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Couples

The doors don't shut tight when you leave. We had to pull hard on the door to make sure it was shut. The tables and bathroom floor was sticky and falling apart.

By on Nov 10, 2014