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Econo Lodge Harrisonburg

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Don't trust the pictures listed for this property. The true look of this property is nothing like the pictures. They cleverly hide that fact that this is a MOTEL, for Hotel prices. The exterior images are cropped to hide any evidence that it is a motel, and the room pictures are not even remotely what you end up in. The posted pictures are modern, nicely furnished rooms like you would see at a hilton type chain. However, the rooms are actually painted brick walls, old furniture, and a feel of a motel 6 at best. "Breakfast" was a box of cereal, and some old premade waffles from who knows when. During my check-in, another customer was complaining to the staff of people doing drugs in the parking lot outside their room the previous night. All this, at around $15 less than a holiday inn express, or embassy. Do yourself a favor, and pass on this one.

Cheap and well located though certain rooms can have issues. However, the room was just for sleeping so it wasn't a big deal in the end. Don't have high expectations and it will all be good.

We knew parents weekend was a busy one so with limited choices of hotels available, we booked the Econo Lodge. Great location and reasonably comfortable bed, but it truly was not clean. There were hair balls in corners and dust all around. To me cleanliness is of the utmost and not that difficult to improve upon. Additionally, when I went to the front desk with the outside chance they had a toothbrush for those who forgot, I was reminded of where I was staying. In a pinch, maybe, but I'll avoid it in the future.

The room was clean & comfortable for the price. The location was great for a JMU event. Plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby. Non smoking rooms were in a separate building which was nice.

My husband and I arrived around midnight, and there was someone to help us. Our room was larger than we expected and was very clean and modern. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

Our experience was not good, motel overpriced, room not clean- sheets had stains and a small hole, so did bath mat. The heating and cooling unit was very noisy at night. The shower rarely heated beyond lukewarm. the maids never gave us fresh towels the second night. Coffee at breakfast was weak and tasteless. It was overall a poor experience

Check in was fine, went to room and opened the door to be SMACKED in the face with discusting,reaking, cigarette odor. Requested NO Smoking, and called ahead to make sure this would be the case upon arrival. Went to speak to the manager and was told by him there was no way to change the room. Being Family Weekend at JMU, the whole town was filled up. Was a horrible weekend in smoke filled room. I would NEVER stay here again. My friend stayed there the weekend before with the same results. Wish I had talked to her before I went. ALSO, not enough parking for the motel guests staying there!

Great location and good price for a few nights at JMU homecoming, since all the other hotels charged $200 a night. However, room beds were caved in, wallpaper falling off the walls, and towels look like they haven't been changed in years. We went to walmart for our own towels. You get what you pay for

Econo Lodge Harrisonburg, VA was worse than the hotel I stayed in during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad in 2008. Beds were terrible, bugs were large and the noise level was deafening. Never again!!

The hotel was nice for the reasonable price. It was very clean and simple. Everything was provided for a quick stay.

spacious bathroom. Close to shopping and restaurants. Very clean and well maintained. will stay here again.

The room smelled like someone had been chain smoking in it for five years straight. Even turning the fan on didn't help the stench. I had to go out and buy febreeze because being in the room made me smell too!

Room was clean and comfortable. Sofa bed was not so great for sleeping- limited bedding included.

Check-in was difficult because we had to wait about a half hour though we were third on the line at 4:00 P.M. The person before us was part of a reunion group whose members had not all arrived and they made everyone else wait. The person was paying by cash and would not pay for the other members of his party. The same reunion group with of men, women, children of all ages were up most of the night and noisy until about two in the morning. About Midnight someone knocked loudly on our door, which we refused to open --only to learn through the door that he was mistaken and looking for someone else. The location was very good for us as it was very close to Spotswood Country Club for the wedding we were attending. The air conditioning was fine as there was a heat wave. We were unable to eat any breakfast there as we wanted to leave early on Sunday morning because of the heat wave. Got to the breakfast station just to get a cup of coffee and they would not let us (or any of the other 6 guests who were waiting) have any coffee. We waited from 6:20 to 6:30 and the attendant said they were not ready, so we went elsewhere. It would have been nice to just have a cup of coffee befoe going on the road. We could not make the one in the room because we need milk in the coffee to drink it.

The hotel and room seemed a little rundown and not worth the money I paid. Bathroom was small and cramped. Overall, I was just a little disappointed.

1703 E Market St Harrisonburg VA

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Swift Run Gap Entrance Shenandoah, Econo Lodge Harrisonburg is within 2 miles (3 km) of sights such as Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and A Dream Come True Playground. This 88-room motel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. In central Harrisonburg, the motel is also close to Explore More Discovery Museum and Virginia Quilt Museum.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

Econo Lodge Harrisonburg's 88 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Econo Lodge Harrisonburg enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Harrisonburg

Everyone (1) Couples (4) Business (1) Family (6) Friends (3)
2

total misrepresentation of actual hotel. no no

Everyone

Don't trust the pictures listed for this property. The true look of this property is nothing like the pictures. They cleverly hide that fact that this is a MOTEL, for Hotel prices. The exterior images are cropped to hide any evidence that it is a motel, and the room pictures are not even remotely what you end up in. The posted pictures are modern, nicely furnished rooms like you would see at a hilton type chain. However, the rooms are actually painted brick walls, old furniture, and a feel of a motel 6 at best. "Breakfast" was a box of cereal, and some old premade waffles from who knows when. During my check-in, another customer was complaining to the staff of people doing drugs in the parking lot outside their room the previous night. All this, at around $15 less than a holiday inn express, or embassy. Do yourself a favor, and pass on this one.

By on Jul 14, 2016

4

a good spot to stay

Couples

Cheap and well located though certain rooms can have issues. However, the room was just for sleeping so it wasn't a big deal in the end. Don't have high expectations and it will all be good.

By on May 27, 2015

2

didn't expect much, and that was the case

Couples

We knew parents weekend was a busy one so with limited choices of hotels available, we booked the Econo Lodge. Great location and reasonably comfortable bed, but it truly was not clean. There were hair balls in corners and dust all around. To me cleanliness is of the utmost and not that difficult to improve upon. Additionally, when I went to the front desk with the outside chance they had a toothbrush for those who forgot, I was reminded of where I was staying. In a pinch, maybe, but I'll avoid it in the future.

By on Oct 13, 2014

2

good value

Families

The room was clean & comfortable for the price. The location was great for a JMU event. Plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby. Non smoking rooms were in a separate building which was nice.

By on May 5, 2014

4

a nice place to stay!

Couples

My husband and I arrived around midnight, and there was someone to help us. Our room was larger than we expected and was very clean and modern. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

By on Oct 23, 2013

2

overpriced, never stay there again

Families

Our experience was not good, motel overpriced, room not clean- sheets had stains and a small hole, so did bath mat. The heating and cooling unit was very noisy at night. The shower rarely heated beyond lukewarm. the maids never gave us fresh towels the second night. Coffee at breakfast was weak and tasteless. It was overall a poor experience

By on Oct 17, 2011

2

no attention to requests

Families

Check in was fine, went to room and opened the door to be SMACKED in the face with discusting,reaking, cigarette odor. Requested NO Smoking, and called ahead to make sure this would be the case upon arrival. Went to speak to the manager and was told by him there was no way to change the room. Being Family Weekend at JMU, the whole town was filled up. Was a horrible weekend in smoke filled room. I would NEVER stay here again. My friend stayed there the weekend before with the same results. Wish I had talked to her before I went. ALSO, not enough parking for the motel guests staying there!

By on Oct 17, 2011

2

you get what you pay for

GetawayWithFriends

Great location and good price for a few nights at JMU homecoming, since all the other hotels charged $200 a night. However, room beds were caved in, wallpaper falling off the walls, and towels look like they haven't been changed in years. We went to walmart for our own towels. You get what you pay for

By on Oct 4, 2011

1

terrible hotel

Families

Econo Lodge Harrisonburg, VA was worse than the hotel I stayed in during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad in 2008. Beds were terrible, bugs were large and the noise level was deafening. Never again!!

By on Oct 3, 2011

3

cheap and simple

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel was nice for the reasonable price. It was very clean and simple. Everything was provided for a quick stay.

By on Feb 27, 2011