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We checked in, dropped off our stuff and then went to the local amusement park for a few hours. When we came back to our room there was brown liquid leaking from underneath the toilet all over the bathroom floor. The dehumidifier had stopped working and the room felt like a sauna. It was so humid that the sheets felt damp. The air conditioner was so loud and the beds were so uncomfortable that we actually ended up leaving at 9:00 that evening and not even staying because there's no way we would have been able to sleep.

Fabulous! This is a great location and we enjoyed our stay.

The room was nice for the price, location was great, nice size pool and jacuzzi. Now here is where things get tricky... On 2 separate occasions we had the police randomly show up at our room banging on the door looking for a random person. The second occasion I called the front office (1:30am) to inform them of what was going on. Never did we get an explanation or did the property do an investigation to ensure that everything was safe or that it was in fact not another room/guest in distress. I was also told ( before checkout) that it possibly could have been a drug using “John” calling the police because Prostitutes frequent the hotel. So while the hotel was a decent bang for our buck, I will have to reconsider staying next time due to safety concerns.

You get what you pay for. The hotel is in need of major updating. When I phoned the desk about our first room smelling like vomit I was told they would send housekeeping up to "spray something to mask the smell" and was hung up on when I said this was not acceptable. When I called back the next person was happy to move us to another room. The second room smelled ok but had bugs. Also I chose this hotel because it had a pool and hot tub. The pool was warm, hot tub was cold. Pool was cloudy we did not get in. After complaining about the cold water in the hot tub-the water temperature got fixed but then the jets didn't work. There were never enough towels at pool area. You had to get them in the morning to use in the evening or they were all gone, and there was never but one or two people at pool area if any so I think they were just not stocking the towels. After asking about the popcorn machine never being used they said they only make popcorn on Fri/Sat evening but would make some for me before that if I really wanted some. Staff was fair but not too friendly. Breakfast was decent.

Upon arrival we was checked into a smoking room, a mistake on my part. The staff found us a different room with no problems.the pool and got tub was great, the kids loved it.

Nice hotel. Is a little old and show its age, but very comfortable and reasonable price.

I had problems with the air unit in our room. We were moved another room. After a medical emergency our two day visit turned into a week. They were kind and accommodating. Great breakfast.

No smoking in rooms so folks drag up a smoke can from the corner a stand out side all day and night smoking. The smoke was drawn into my room by the ac/heat unit. People next door had a puppy in the room and as soon as they left for the day it started whining, usually 6:30 am.

We were traveling with 2 cats and this is the only place that we stayed at in this area that was truly cat friendly. Every other place charges a ridiculous amount each night per cat. The Econolodge charges a $27.50 flat fee per pet up to a week..not nightly! (The Super 8 charges $20 per pet per night). Stephanie at the front desk was a pleasure to deal with. In fact everyone that we dealt with are all super friendly. The room we stayed in for 3 nights was very clean and we had no problems at all! We had heard a few negative things but trust me...I have worked for several hotels and condos over the years and this one I WOULD highly recommend to my family and friends! The breakfast is pretty awesome too!!!!!!

Our room was great. We didn't have any issues until we wandered to other parts of the property. The pool water was so opposite of clear that you couldn't see the bottom or anything below the surface. The breakfast was all gone when we arrived 1.5 hours before it was supposed to end. When I asked an employee if they would bring any more out, she told me no. What little breakfast was there was old, stale, and the oj was soured. Counters were extremely dirty and no one was trying to keep it clean. Trash cans all around the property were overflowing during the entire visit and were never emptied. Public restroom beside the office was absolutely disgusting and extremely dirty, also overflowing trash and the door knob was about to fall off.

I really liked the location. Room was very clean and staff was very helpful!

Pros:The hotel was located in a great spot for both shopping and local attractions. The room was very clean upon our return each day. Not a bad value. Cons: The room needed a few repairs the cover for the heating/cooling unit was not attached, the toilet paper holder was dislodged, and the toilet had very low water pressure. The biggest CON was upon arrival. When I entered the hotel lobby, the lady behind the counter never acknowledge I was there! I arrived around 2:30 and saw a sign written boldy stating no check-in before 4:00pm. After about a minute or two of awkward silence, I asked excuse me I see the sign, but could you tell me what room I'll be in once I check in? She replied blankly, we don't know until all the rooms have been serviced and quickly resumed her duties as if I was not standing there. It seemed strange to me since I booked the room a month before that the location of my room would not be known an 1 and half before official check in. I'm not a big complainer and can understand complications will arise. My biggest suggestion would be to hotel management that a smile and great attitude go a long way in those situations. Had that happened upon entering the hotel I never would've mentioned any cons..

Our stay was great, the people were very kind not because they had to be but because they were just kind people. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family. I would definitely love to come back this summer and many more summer vacations. I give it an overall 10 and a thumbs up.

We chose this hotel because it was a short drive to the beach and I'm pretty happy we picked this one. The room was nice, looked like it had been recently remodeled. The light in the bathroom had issues and was pretty dark in there, but that is the only thing I found wrong with the room. Oh yeah, also there was this high-pitched whistling noise that we kept hearing all night the first night we were there, which we never could figure out what it was to make it stop. The second night, a lady in the room above us somehow got locked in her room so at 1:00 am there were people using a drill, hammer, etc and beating on her door. I understand her dilemma, but we had to be on the road 4 hours later for a 15 hour drive so the fact that we were kept awake was annoying. I called the front desk and was just told it would be about 15 minutes longer (after this had been going on for 2 hours already). A discount or something would have been nice since we were there to sleep and couldn't. Pool and hot tub were great, breakfast was standard.

everything was great, great location, swimming pool very clean, rooms clean, breakfast was great every morning, services was excellent, no problems, I will stay there again

An excellent 4-night experience overall! Right on main thoroughfare, across street from Tanger Outlet Mall (exceptional!!), and, while convenient to the beaches, far enough away to allow escape from "Beach Madness." Staff uniformly professional, friendly, and eager-to-please. Good hot breakfast options, nice outdoor pool and lounging area. Parking area *very* well-lighted. Restaurants galore nearby, some within walking distance. Only minor glitch: Their single elevator was inoperative for about 24 hours, but was fixed about as fast as humanly possible. With only 3 floors (we were on 3), this was only a temporary annoyance, since it was working when we checked out.

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Econo Lodge. The service was great. The rooms were clean and the price was fair. I plan to stay there again. The rooms were totally redone.

Selected based on pets welcome and location. Accommodations for pets were adequate. The location is awesome! The hotel staff had mostly flat personalities and the hotel rooms and furnishings seem old / outdated / drab.

S Mckenzie St Foley AL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Foley-North Gulf Shores places you next to Tanger Outlet Center and within 2 miles (3 km) of Gulf Links Golf Course. This 83-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Foley-North Gulf Shores's 83 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

At Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Foley-North Gulf Shores, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Foley-North Gulf Shores

Everyone (7) Business (2) Couples (7) Family (9) Other (2)
5
Everyone

Perfect

By on Jun 14, 2021

2
Family with small children Family

We checked in, dropped off our stuff and then went to the local amusement park for a few hours. When we came back to our room there was brown liquid leaking from underneath the toilet all over the bathroom floor. The dehumidifier had stopped working and the room felt like a sauna. It was so humid that the sheets felt damp. The air conditioner was so loud and the beds were so uncomfortable that we actually ended up leaving at 9:00 that evening and not even staying because there's no way we would have been able to sleep.

By , from Mobile, AL on Sep 18, 2020

5
Family

Fabulous! This is a great location and we enjoyed our stay.

By , from Fayette Alabama on Sep 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey for your most recent stay. It is with great pleasure that we were able to provide you with such a excellent stay! We strive to ensure each of our stay have the most enjoyable stay while here with us! Thank you once again and we hope to see you soon! Kind Regards, Keioko Milton Front Desk Supervisor

3
Family with small children

The room was nice for the price, location was great, nice size pool and jacuzzi. Now here is where things get tricky... On 2 separate occasions we had the police randomly show up at our room banging on the door looking for a random person. The second occasion I called the front office (1:30am) to inform them of what was going on. Never did we get an explanation or did the property do an investigation to ensure that everything was safe or that it was in fact not another room/guest in distress. I was also told ( before checkout) that it possibly could have been a drug using “John” calling the police because Prostitutes frequent the hotel. So while the hotel was a decent bang for our buck, I will have to reconsider staying next time due to safety concerns.

By on Oct 7, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Aug 9, 2019

2
Everyone

You get what you pay for. The hotel is in need of major updating. When I phoned the desk about our first room smelling like vomit I was told they would send housekeeping up to "spray something to mask the smell" and was hung up on when I said this was not acceptable. When I called back the next person was happy to move us to another room. The second room smelled ok but had bugs. Also I chose this hotel because it had a pool and hot tub. The pool was warm, hot tub was cold. Pool was cloudy we did not get in. After complaining about the cold water in the hot tub-the water temperature got fixed but then the jets didn't work. There were never enough towels at pool area. You had to get them in the morning to use in the evening or they were all gone, and there was never but one or two people at pool area if any so I think they were just not stocking the towels. After asking about the popcorn machine never being used they said they only make popcorn on Fri/Sat evening but would make some for me before that if I really wanted some. Staff was fair but not too friendly. Breakfast was decent.

By on Aug 6, 2018

4

3a softball playoffs

Everyone

Upon arrival we was checked into a smoking room, a mistake on my part. The staff found us a different room with no problems.the pool and got tub was great, the kids loved it.

By on May 13, 2018

4

nice, comfortable close to beach and shopping.

Everyone

Nice hotel. Is a little old and show its age, but very comfortable and reasonable price.

By , from Americus, GA on Mar 20, 2017

5

nice clean hotel

Everyone

I had problems with the air unit in our room. We were moved another room. After a medical emergency our two day visit turned into a week. They were kind and accommodating. Great breakfast.

By on Sep 19, 2016

2

very noisy hotel.

Everyone

No smoking in rooms so folks drag up a smoke can from the corner a stand out side all day and night smoking. The smoke was drawn into my room by the ac/heat unit. People next door had a puppy in the room and as soon as they left for the day it started whining, usually 6:30 am.

By , from Oxford, Al on Mar 25, 2016

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Foley-North Gulf Shores

2682 S Mckenzie St, Foley, AL 36535
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