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Econo Lodge South

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff was very nice, but the room could have been nicer considering the price regardless if it was the weekend or not.

For essentially the same price my cousin stayed at the Best Western No comparison. This place is a dump. No room key! 2 foot black hair in the sink was not mine. Clearly was a smoking room at some point. Avoid

Highly disappointed , would not recommend it stay away from this place

This hotel was simple but a great deal for the price. The staff was very friendly and the location was perfect.

Beds were terrible, bathrooms were gross, staff was nice

We only stayed here after a wedding. It was fine for what we needed, but I would probably stay somewhere else next time.

Dead bugs all over the room. Carpet that felt like I needed to wear shoes to bed. Toilet leaked and bathroom door knob falling off. Towels were so thin it took 2 just to dry off. I use better towels to polish my boat. TV remote didn't work well, had to turn the TV off by hand. Bed linen was suspect and didn't fit the bed. Needed to refit the mattress pad twice during the night. And finally the chain lock didn't reach to lock the door. I felt dirty after my stay and do not recommend this place to anyone.

We simply needed a place to lay our heads as we were out and about all weekend. The location was GREAT being right across the street from the casino. As for the room, mehhh. The pictures definitely are a false advertisement. We had dried salad in our ice bucket... if that makes any sense. My girlfriend was a little weary about even taking a shower, and we weren't expecting a motel vs. a hotel. There is very little privacy for the pool/ hot tub area as it is RIGHT NEXT to the check in.

couldn"t check in at check in time.Room wasn't ready for an hour and a half later (had to come back twice). When we did get our key the room was upstairs . Screens broken and falling off the windows. We had two double beds.One bed had a creater in the middle ,almost to the floor. Plaster was falling off the ceilings on the entirer complex. broken bed frames were thrown under the stairways. Bathrooms awful. Please don't go here the board of health should be notified!!!

Room was noisy. Kept hearing a squealing sound from mechanical area. Steep price for room with wallpaper falling off wall in several places.

My wife and I had just dropped off our 4th child to college in KY to escape to Petoskey, MI. Beautiful town! Wonderful parks. Great food! White fish!! Hotels pricey especially in Aug but found Econo Lodge in our budget for a 3-day getaway.

It was one of the cheapest on [...]website for the weekend that we both wanted however, the hotel met our expectations and exceeded my wife's expectations for cleanliness and freshness. There was coffee to make in the room, shampoo, conditioner, and also a goodie basket. Inside the goodie basket there was some tooth paste, sunscreen and lotions. All were completmentary and not necessary, but the fact that the hotel put them out to offer was where this Econo Lodge (South) went beyond our expectations.

Price was GREAT for the area, but the hotel was a little run down. Picture online was NOT what we saw when we got there. Didn't spend much time in the room anyways, but still a little beat up looking. Cont breakfast was over before it even began.

On our way home from Mackinaw City, we decided we wanted to see more of Northern Michigan. Found Econo Lodge to be the best price in the area and were pleased to find a nice, clean room and pool area. It even has excellent WiFi.

Wasn't looking for "an experience", just a place to sleep. This motel met my basic needs at a fair price. Would stay there again.

Bed was comforable, wifi worked well and room was clean. Wall paper was ripped in a few spots, pool floor looked a bit dirty, but we did not use the pool or hot tub. Also, bathroom door would not lock. Contenental breakfast was okay, they could use some better selections. A smokeing room would have been nice, but it was a smoke free campus, but thats fine. Staff was great, I might go back again...

The pillows sucked very flat. NO conditioner for hair in the room. Forgot mine at home. They were not full at all and got a room that had to walk forever up steps and way to the back. Instead of giving me a ground floor was stuck on 2nd floor.

We stayed there for a wedding and it was cheep and close by so it worked out just fine.

The hotel was very quiet, bed was very comfortable, room was clean but very small. It was fine for the two of us. As for breakfast, you are better off going out and down the street to a restaurant which is fine. For what you pay for a room, you can afford breakfast out!

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1859 US 131 South Petoskey MI

Econo Lodge South places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Northern Michigan Regional Hospital and Mackinaw Trail Winery. This hotel has 58 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Bear River Park and Little Traverse History Museum.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 58 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Econo Lodge South features an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. This hotel also has free newspapers.

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