Econo Lodge2.0 out of 5.0
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Let's see where to start - a warning to fellow travelers - they take a deposit at check-in. Make sure you count the towels and report back upon check-in. Otherwise at check-out, they might say that a towel is missing and attempt to keep your deposit. Yes - it happened to us. We booked our night and paid ahead of time - I called to notify them of a late arrival (near midnight). Hotel staff said they would not hold the room - hence a scary 90mph drive to get there. We requested a room with a Queen bed but it turned out to be a Double bed with a Queen headboard! Room was supposed to be nonsmoking but reeked of smoke and other awful odors - in addition to the cigarette holes in the blankets. Lobby is very outdated & depressing, boxes of invoices around the perimeter. Breakfast is barely edible - diluted waffle batter and other strange things.
We are a middle aged couple, looking for a reasonable price, a clean room, and decent service. The hotel is within 1/4 mile of I95, very convenient. I was checked in by a very nice young lady from the Philippines that was very professional, yet very friendly. I felt very welcome. We discussed the area, and dinner plans for me and my wife. The driver for the hotel overheard our conversation, and joined in to help me get to where I wanted to go. The hotel is clean and quiet, it serves the purpose. But the Welcoming , caring feeling the driver and the clerk gave me in December 12th at around 5pm is what makes you 5 star- not a pool or a massage, or anything else. Ultimately, we need a place to sleep for the night or nights. Quality staff make all the difference.
So, first of all, I've never in my life stayed at an Econo Lodge. We came down from Georgia for the Georgia/Florida game and of course, the majority of rooms at the decent hotels were either sold out or going for $300+ a night! So, with availability being extremely limited, we booked here......for $120/night.....yes, Econo Lodge for $120 a night!!!!!! We figured we wouldn't be in the room very much anyway, so we decided to book. Upon arrival, we could tell the location was very sketchy. The lady at check-in was nice. She was having a conversation with other workers and then got with us. For some reason, she stated that we booked two rooms through trip advisor....which I'm not sure how that happened. It was only myself and my husband, so why would we book 2 rooms. Nonetheless, she was very nice about removing the other room with no penalties. We were given room 223. This hotel is very dated....no elevator (that's what I'm use to) outside corridors (not use to this, very creepy). We walked around to the steps and as we got to the 2nd floor, a lady who appeared to be "working the area" approached me and my husband. She asked if we had a phone she could use.....weird and creepy. We both ignored her and proceeded to open the door to our room. This was a task....my husband, a pretty strong guy, struggled to get the door opened. Finally, we were successful. As soon as we opened the door the smell or marijuana smoke hit us dead in the face!!!! I mean, it was as if someone had JUST got finished smoking weed in that room! I immediately took all of our belongings out of the room and went back to the front desk. I told the lady at the desk and she just kinda grinned and apologized and said "some people like to do that stuff". WTF! I responded by saying "I understand you guys only had smoking room available, but I didn't expect that kind of smoke". She then gave us the keys to another room. The next room didn't reek of marijuana smoke, however, it just didn't meet our standards! The room was very dated, the floor was dirty! I immediately told my husband I was sleeping in all of my clothes, shoes included. After about 15, I made the decision to leave the property. Being approached by weird people, being located in a very suspect area (I'm sure lots of drug activity and prostitution goes on here), and just the overall cleanliness of the property was enough for me! Surprisingly, when we went to the front desk and told the clerk we wanted a refund and wanted to leave the property, she didn't give us any kind issues! She gladly just processed the refund....which I was happy about! Didn't want to have to defend the reasons why I didn't want to stay on that property! I'm sure had not the Georgia/Florida game been going on, this room would've probably only been $40-50/night......not $120!! Ultimately, my husband and I left the property and were lucky to find availability at the Red Lion WHICH WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!! Yes, it's a little more expensive, but nothing like feeling SAFE and being able to walk around your hotel room without shoes on :)
I was a little concerned with the area the motel was in. There were some nearby Adult Video stores & lots of trucks in the parking lot but the lobby was nice & so was the receptionist. It looked like it had new carpet & paint & definitely had a new frig. & microwave. We had a king sized bed but it needed more then 3 pillows & the mattress was so hard I woke up during the night with my hip hurting & my back. There also was a large "dent" in the wall that looks like someone was pushed into it. It was ok for a quick stop but not some place I would want to stay more then 1 night.
To start the hotel was not too bad considering it's one of the cheaper in the area. However, the rooms are supposed to be non-smoking (or at least what I reserved was supposed to be) but it smelled like smoke that had just settled in there. I had to spray to get the room to smell somewhat descent. The breakfast was lacking- just cereal, toast, and pastries. I think they may have had a waffle maker but it was so crowded and small in there I can't be sure. The pastries were old and dry though. For just a 1 night stay, it was okay.
When you walk into to check in, the lobby was fresh and clean and beautiful. Very deceiving. We were in room 134. Very dated. There were crumbs onto of the bedding on one of the beds as if someone had a donut right there and left traces behind. Stain on other comforter. Crumbs all over the floor. There was an odd stain on the walk by the bathroom. Other than that....it's definitely dated and needing upkeep. Tiles off in shower, gross ceilings. The pool had like a puke mess or something there, but otherwise was good. Breakfast was good and there were waffles. I don't know if I'd stay again, but it served its purpose.
The hotel was nothing fancy, but it served it's purpose when we stayed there to attend 'Welcome to Rockville'. The room was a little rough around the edges, but it was reasonably clean and comfortable & I got a decent rate. There was standard Econo Lodge furniture & bedding, flat screen TV, fridge & microwave & blow dryer. Our toilet, however, had issues & was very slow to flush. Water pressure in the shower was fine & there was plenty of hot water. We didn't use the wifi or eat the complimentary breakfast, so I can't say anything about those....although the lobby & breakfast area looked nice & well kept. The parking lot is a little weird to maneuver, and there are alot of parked semi trucks.
I was in line to check in, two people walked up to the counter and the lady took care of them first knowing there was two people that was waiting before her. I could not find my room because the parking lot was full of rigs. I felt like I was sleeping at a pilot or a flying J truck stop. I could have slept there for free in my car...... My room and carpet was so gross I didn't want to take off my shoes
I stayed here one night with my boyfriend on our way to Orlando. I booked in advance and knew essentially what I was getting into. Room was clean and relatively comfortable. There is also free breakfast in the lobby, which included assorted pastries, cereal, coffee, orange juice, and waffles. Furnishings in the room were very outdated and walls/floors/carpet were stained and falling apart. There was also a musty smell that made me feel sick for the first hour or so. I didn't expect much because I got the room for cheap so I knew it wasn't going to be anything fantastic. I don't know if I'd stay here again, but overall it wasn't terrible.
Condition of the building was unbelievable upon arriving compared to pictures online..almost didn't want to stop the car. Headboard had definitely not been wiped off from previous visitor. Shampoo that was on the counter for "us" was half gone already. Fridge still had a cup in it that had become frozen to shelf so could not put items in all the way. Broken glass on sidewalk outside the room. Possibly from FE box on the wall.. Fire extinguisher box had been broken into and no extinguisher was in the box. Thankfully it wasn't needed all weekend. TV had to be fixed and reprogrammed just to play cable listings. Grabbed a coffee before heading to morning appointment and regretted it almost immediately- after having to assemble the pump properly to get coffee out, tipped the cup back and got a mouth full of grounds. Gross, gross, gross. Service when checking out was the rudest thing I had encountered in a long time - no acknowledgement from the attendant what so ever, he walked from behind counter and went outside without as much as good morning. Was told I was going to get a receipt upon checkout which was not possible because I got ignored for approx 20 minutes and ended up leaving the keys and walking out. Over paid is a understatement.
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
Located in Southpoint-Butler Blvd, Econo Lodge is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Promenade Shopping Center and Lake Luciana Shopping Center. This hotel has 133 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. The Gazebo Shopping Center and University Mall are also nearby.
Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.
Econo Lodge's 133 rooms are individually furnished and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hydromassage showers and hair dryers. Other amenities include free local calls, ironing boards, and desks.
Renovated in 2017, Econo Lodge offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities.
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60% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 116 reviews