Econo Lodge North1.5 out of 5.0
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This is the worst of the worst. We made a reservation and I called to tell them that we were going to be late and they said that it was to e whatever time we come in. We got there at 12am and there was only a sign on the door stating call this number or ring the bell. I called the number 3 times it only rang I could hear it from outside. I rang the bell about six times and pounded on the front door no one ever did come to the door. They say no refunds on this hotel because this is how they do things. It is NOT in a nice area not very clean looking from the outside. I can't leave a review on anything other then that because we never got in. We actually ended up staying at the Days Inn and Suites down the road.
Made reservations, came to check in about 1 in the morning. Sign on the door said to ring doorbell or to call phone number listed. Allied repeatedly, rang doorbell repeatedly, and even beat on the door all to no answer. Finally left to find another place to stay. Would not recommend and will never try again!
This is a long one, which should already tell you something. I came to stay here for a weekend with my family at the suggestion of my brother, who said he stayed here many times and had good experiences. Really should have read more reviews, because this hotel was totally subpar. Firstly, my reservation was for a king-sized bed in a non-smoking room. When we checked in, we were given a smoking room with two double beds. It smelled horrible. It was too late when we checked in at 1:00 AM, exhausted from the road, to argue that night. But when going to the front desk the next day and explaining, we were switched to a nonsmoking double bed room. They had been full and moved our reservation to a different room. I wish that had been explained to us, but I know many hotels of all stripes don't do this. Still, it would have been nice. I was grossed out by the level of filth in both rooms. The non-smoking room we were switched to was slightly better, but they were both awful. The worst thing of all was the carpet. I have no idea the last time it was vacuumed, much less professionally cleaned. Our feet were black after walking around five minutes. The carpet was sticky and oily like carpet you'd find in a bar, and it had crumbs and particles on it from previous guests. When we scooted the armchair over from a corner, you could see a pile of dust in the corner of the room where it had been. The dust was observable in both rooms in many places, such as around lamp bases and by the TV. The non-smoking room did not smell as bad, but it still smelled gross, and had clearly had smokers in it before (the holes in the armchair, carpet, and even one of the bedspreads were further evidence of this). And finally, in the first bedroom, I noticed after wiping my face with a hand towel that it had a large, bubblegum pink stain in the back corner. Either that thing was not clean, or no one thought to throw it away after the stain never came out. It was just clearly marked by a maintenance or a cleaning crew insistent on taking shortcuts. The paint on the walls of both rooms was stained and peeling in many places, the first bedroom had the thinnest of sheets on the bed and no blanket between the sheets and top spread, like usual. We had to bring a blanket in from our car. The luggage rack in the first had a frayed and broken strap dangling from the middle, as well as a coffee maker with no carafe or coffee. Second room had a rusted out metal clothesbar that was warped in the middle. Both had bathroom vents that made these loud, shrill, annoying sounds like a baseball card caught in the spokes of a bike wheel, too. The complimentary breakfast, which we arrived to at 8:30, consisted of like...four muffins, some cereal, no milk or beverages of any kind (not even coffee), and one lone slice of white bread. There was no WiFi, or at least it definitely was not advertised. I could go on and on. Only reason we did not check out immediately was because our reservation was non-refundable, and we couldn't afford to go anywhere else. The only good thing was the front desk guy was polite and quick to change my room when I asked, and at least the sheets were clean and the bathroom areas relatively clean. But yeah, even my husband, who is as low-maintenance as they come, was pretty disgusted with the place. I highly doubt I will ever stay at an Econolodge ever again, either, as it was my first time staying at one, and it was needless to say a very bad first impression. It's not like I was expecting fireworks at an Econolodge, but I do expect a place to at least adhere to health codes. Moral of the story: don't EVER book a hotel on the recommendation of one person alone. Read reviews! And DEFINITELY don't stay here. I learned my lesson.
This motel is one of two buildings, the both of which used to be the Shoney's Inn. That alone should tell you something about the quality you can expect at this decrepit motel (and there's still a defunct Shoney's restaurant sitting on property - East County Line Road's heyday has long since passed). As is the case with all of these older motels, there's always something that doesn't work: I'd like to wash my clothes, but some jerks went in there and tore the change slots out of the washing machines - for what reason, I'm sure I don't know. The room seems to have more shadows in it than can be accounted for. Breakfast is just a few measly, sad-looking pastries and muffins; no juice, no fruit, and not even any butter or jelly to put on your toast! On the plus side, it's quiet, and there are plenty of stations on the TV - which works. WiFi service is fine. If money is a concern, this motel is alright, but don't expect just a whole lot. This one is best skipped.
The rooms stink and is very outdated. The bathroom is small..the covers and sheets have stains on them. This has to be the worst hotel in north Jackson. Nothing like the pictures..Do Not stay here..point blank period!! Its for crackheads
Ok folks, we don't normally leave reviews like this, but DON'T stay here. At the pool, beer was visible and we smelled marijuana & 'security' was not helpful. We reserved non smoking was given smokin, & after driving 8 hours...our room wasn't ready until 6:30 pm. Breakfast was left over crumbs from a sparse lay out and that was at 7:30 on a Sunday morning.
I had to move three times in order to get a no smoking room that had not been smoked in and that still did not smell too goo. After driving for 6 hours I did not feel like fighting to cancel my reservation. Room and hotel needs a complete overhaul. Ice machines are next door at a Quality Inn. Broken windows in some of the rooms. This is not at all what I expect from a Choice Hotel property. (I am a diamond level member of their program).
We usually come through Ridgeland once a year on our way to New Orleans and have stayed at other hotels. We made the unfortunate decision to stay here recently. I'm sure they've filmed C-grade amateur porn, episodes of Dateline's "To Catch A Predator" or Cheater's in this hotel room. The paint in the room can only be described as 50 Shades of Bile. Dents in the wall (probably from some dispute between a sex worker and John), stains on the wall and ceiling, paint peeling off walls, worn carpets that have not seen a vacuum in God knows how long. No soap in the vanity area to wash your hands. Bathroom is filthy - dirty tub, dirty toilet with urine on the seat. 1/4 of a roll of toilet paper and no replacement roll. The light bulb in the bathroom is missing it's fixture which is resting beside the filthy toilet. Even if I wanted to chance the viruses I'd catch from using the shower, THERE WERE NO FREAKIN' TOWELS!!! There was visible dust in the noisy fan and the bathroom door didn't completely close either. Let's talk about the bed. Hard mattress over what felt like concrete. Four smurf sized pillows with stained pillow cases. Cigarette holes in the gross comforter and these sheets were so threadbare you can call them translucent. In fact, just taking them off the bed would probably tear them so who knows if they've ever been washed. We slept in our clothes. This hotel proudly displays their TripAdvisor logo in the window. If I were this website I would stop allowing people to book here, it's a complete disaster zone. I've stayed in Motel 6's that were better, cleaner, and cheaper. PEOPLE STAY ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THIS HOTEL FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
Upon checking in at the front desk, another guest came in to inform the front desk agent that her room was not clean. As I entered my room the room felt stuffy, I attempted to adjust the air conditioning unit but the knobs were broken off making it impossible for me to adjust the air. I contacted the front desk and the agent Wes came up to see if he could adjust the air conditioning unit and was unable to adjust it as well. Wes never offered anything other than an apology. Needless to say the entire night was almost unbareable due to the lack of air. Both headboards were very very dusty, the front of one of the dresser drawer was sitting on the floor, the refrigerator was not cool, and there was a hole in the big hole near the top of the bathroom door. Due to my experience, I'd apprecetiate being considered for some type of credit.
This area I very busy, loud, low price but that's what you get. We had no towels in the room at all! no coffee pot, phone book or even a bible in the room. We called with reservations and breakfast was told to us at 6 am, but once here it's 7 am; I've never been to a hotel when it started so late. My husband was here for work so he had to leave earlier. Not very pleased with the area. They did except pets but not really any areas for them to even walk or use bathroom. So we will not be staying. At this location again.
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50% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 33 reviews