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Econo Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean and comfortable hotel for the price. However, the beds are very uncomfortable we could feel every spring and hear every spring when you move at all. Still we got an Ok nights sleep, but not an extremely restful on. Anytime anyone in a room above or around ours turned on the water is was very loud in our room which added to the lack of good sleep. For us I don't think we will stay here again unless they get better beds, but would definitely if they did.

We felt this was a clean, comfortable hotel at a good price. Rooms had wifi, refrigerators, microwaves and comfortable beds. Hotel was quiet. Breakfast was pretty standard (good) and free. It is pet friendly and has good areas to walk a dog. We would stay here again. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Only stayed one night but was pleasant experience. The staff was was polite and helpful. The room was clean and quiet (a/c was a little loud but didn't bother us). This place allows pets and we saw a few dogs but never heard. Would stay again.

Pros: clean, comfortable beds, frig, microwave, great breakfast, pool, quiet location Cons: weird smell in 2nd floor hallway, very spotty Wi-fi. The front desk clerks appeared to be unfriendly and aloof, but when I asked for advice on trails the clerk was very informative and polite. The breakfast had many choices, including waffles, hard-boiled eggs and yogurt.

Richard and his staff run a first class hotel here. The accommodations, the service, the breakfast, and local advice are absolutely fabulous. The price makes it an unbelievably good value. Well done! We'll be back

I would rate this motel as average. The room and areas of the building were clean and well kept. The lawn needed mowing and grounds needed trimming. Breakfast was on the weak side. Waffles, biscuits and gravy with a sausage patty was the entree. No scrambled eggs. Pool seemed nice. The room was noisy, we could hear people in adjacent rooms talking and moving about. Very annoying at 1AM.

I would sleep on the street before giving the Econo Lodge another penny of my money. Our recent stay was beyond terrible. The clerk working the front desk was incredibly rude and disrespectful upon check in. We were meeting up with friends and they followed us to our room to meet up and talk before going our separate ways. The front desk clerk followed them to our room and harassed us as our friends waited for their taxi to pick them up. They threatened to call the police on us because we were not following their rules. It was completely blown out of proportion and handled very unprofessionally. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Besides the absolutely poor customer service the facility itself smelled and had very uncomfortable beds. We skipped breakfast as we were so fed up with our experience and couldn't wait to leave the place. I wouldn't give this dive a 1/2 star rating.

We stayed one night clean room no problems nice staff. All hotels are close in price in River Falls we looked at Hudson which is only about seven miles away but didn't want to run back and forth. My wife left her watch on the night stand and we checked out and she then remembered it called and the lady at the front desk went and got it and had it at the front desk when we returned great service !

First arriving to the hotel, I tried staying positive. I typically like to stay at higher rating hotels, but the location was great so thought we would try it. Upon entering I knew immediately, I would struggle. The smell was horrendous. Glade air fresheners were all over the hotel, I had a constant headache just walking in. They were all over in the lobby area and hallways. It was extremely overpowering. Then we headed up the stairs, no elevator, there was an air conditioner junk pile in a hallway, just tacky! Entering our room though, I was pleasantly surprised, they were pretty nice, updated and appeared fairly clean. However, the walls are extremely thin, we could hear TV on in the rooms next to us, as well as doors open and close, people walking, etc. Just noisy all around! The worst part of the entire stay was that we had a block of rooms and intended to socialize with other adults. We were not allowed to socialize anywhere after 8:00 PM, that is just too early for a curfew. I understand kids cannot be running around, but, we go to hotels to enjoy our time away from home and with others, that seemed to be forbidden. The breakfast room would have been perfect for this, however, it was not allowed. Lastly, the breakfast was subpar, your basic continental plus waffles, they tried to have more but lacked the eggs to go along with it. We ended up eating out for breakfast and just grabbing small items to hold us over for a little while. If at all possible, I would certainly avoid this hotel at all costs and take the short drive to Hudson and pay a little more instead where the selection is much better.

FYI, we signed up for 15 rooms to be used by our hockey team this year during a tournament. The rate was very economical, there was a small pool and a continental breakfast - so I thought - how could we go wrong? But, once we checked in, the person behind the desk handed us a list of about 10-12 "rules" that had never been mentioned before in the contract. Things like, no sports equipment in the hotel was pretty standard, no running in the halls, etc... But the thing that really dismayed us was.... 1. All children were to be in their rooms (curfew) by 8pm. 2. No gathering of any kind in the hallways, or lobby 3. And if you reserved the breakfast area - you could meet in there until 10pm, but no later. So, essentially you were restricted to pretty much no movement of any kind after 10pm, without several irate phone calls from the front desk. This is probably because this hotel has very thin walls, hollow floors, etc. (Just walking down the 2nd floor hallway (adult normal speed) made an obvious thumping noise in the rooms / hallway on the 1st floor. (And people snoring in the room next door were VERY obvious, as well as if someone was having a phone conversation in an adjacent room's bathroom - the person next door could hear everything they were saying.) So, because our hockey games (2 nights in a row) didn't complete until well after curfew, we had to keep looking for other places to go that would allow us to gather as a team. (The bowling alley next door, various restaurants, etc.) Therefore, if you are just looking for a very economical place to stay, but have somewhere else that you can be for most of the weekend - this might be a good option. But, if you are bringing a lot of people, and only intend to leave a couple hours at a time, this could end up being a very restrictive place for you to be. On the good side, the staff were very helpful and the place was clean. But yes - the air freshener on the 2nd floor was a little over powering. (The ice machine on the 2nd floor was broken, and there is no elevator - which made things tough on travelers with coolers/large suitcases.) And like many hotels we've stayed at, heat vs cold was a challenge. In February, we slept all night with our window open and less than freezing temps outside. And as a final note, the mattresses/pillows are VERY hard, compared to some that I've been in, so bringing your own pillow might be a good idea.

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 53 reviews