Econo Lodge Lake Of The Ozarks2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
A lousy stay in what was a good vacation. Rooms were clean, but everything else was substandard. Swimming pool was closed. Internet was balky and weak. Breakfast was pitiful. The walk from the room to the office was steeply uphill which was difficult on a bum knee. People were adequate.
Hotel was totally average, which was just what I wanted - somewhere to stay, cheap, while at a conference. Clean and neat, no complaints there. Wifi was weak. The fellow who checked me in was top-notch, though; friendly, engaged, and just plain nice! Major props to him. Hotel was near some attractions, it seems, but a bit tricky to find (mapquest and my gps couldn't get it right; using old hwy 54 instead of hwy 54 in the search helped some).
The hotel I have stayed at in the past was booked, so I chose Econo Lodge as a second choice. I was so pleased with my stay, that I made my reservation for next year's convention at Econo Lodge. The staff was was extremely helpful and friendly. The room was impeccably clean each day. Ofcourse the amenities aren't the same as they would be at a 5-star, but the value at Econo for the price cannot be beat!
We didn't even want to check into this place once we got there. It looked dumpy. We were scheduled to stay there 2 nights and got there before 4:00 so we expected to have to pay for the first night but the hotel disputed even the second night so we paid for this hotel plus the cost of staying in a decent hotel. The staff was beligerent and nasty and apparently the manager condones this behavior because after I complained [...], the desk person was on the phone to her manager and still wasn't helpful.There are nice hotels in Osage beach and this isn't one of them. Apparently many people know this already because while many hotels were crowded overnight. This place had an almost empty parking lot. We drove by it early in the morning and then again late the next night so I know. (Probably due to their stellar staff).Also, they aren't close to anything. They said they were close to the outlet mall but there 3 or 4 miles down the road.I won't comment on the rooms themselves because we never saw them but the rest of the hotel is terrible.
My complaint is more about Orbitz than this hotel. The room was more expensive on Orbitz than it would have been if I would have called them directly. Plus, Orbitz did not advertize the additional fee for my dog. But, the worst thing was that I was put in a smoking room. The hotel said that Orbitz schedules "as available" smoking preferences, rather than exact preferences. They did their best to spray the room with ordorizing agents and they brought in a device that pulled a lot of the smell from the room. But, it was very difficult sleeping (as a non smoker) in a smoking room. I am extremely disappointed in Orbitz!
Good Location Great Price Very Clean Rooms Nice Breakfast
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
Econo Lodge Lake Of The Ozarks places you within a 10-minute drive of Osage Beach Premium Outlets and Bear Creek Valley Golf Club. This 58-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Osage Beach and also a short drive from Osage National Golf Club.
Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay.
All of Econo Lodge Lake Of The Ozarks's 58 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
At Econo Lodge Lake Of The Ozarks, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and a picnic area.