Econo Lodge Near Bluefield College2.0 out of 5.0
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This motel only has three rooms with King size beds. If you have a pet or are a smoker you WILL get the room we had because it is the only room with a king size bed that they allow smoking or pets. The bathroom door has no strike to latch when you close it. The heater could not get the room to a comfy temp until 7 hours after we arrived. Yes this made it 3:00 AM. If management does not care enough to repair a 5 dollar latch on a bathroom door you can only imagine everything else going on at this place. It seemed they mainly rented to workers from out of town. That is why most of their rooms had two full size beds. I guess they feel hard working men don't want to shut a bathroom door either. Stay away even if it costs you more. This place is a rat hole. I wonder how a motel like this passes any sort of inspection by the franchise. I can only conclude that EconoLodge thinks their customers should be treated this way as well.
This was a hard one to put a score on. I really want a "Fair" rating. The Econolodge is, imo, definitely not Average, but neither is it Poor. Having to choose one or the other, I choose Average entirely because of a positive encounter when we checked in. The region overall is very economically depressed and my expectations for lodgings were not high. We were looking for someplace clean and inexpensive and safe. We drove into this hotel by accident, because it was dark and I thought it was some place else. I didn't realize my mistake until we had checked in and gone to our room. By that point we were too tired to really care. When I checked in the man in reception chatted with me about the town, the region, and shared insights about the differences between Bluefield VA and Bluefield West VA. He gave me recommendations about where we could find a place to eat late in the evening (VA, not WVA) and where to go to get a nice view of the countryside (and it is a beautiful countryside). It was a very enjoyable conversation. The room was clean. It was well lit. When we had trouble figuring out how to start the A/C the man from reception came by immediately and showed us what we needed to do. The less positive things: The bed wasn't very comfortable - I'd say the mattress was probably old and thus didn't have a lot of support. Not bad enough to prevent sleeping, so, for the price I was ok with that. But the Internet, although free, was almost unuseable. Sometimes it worked, other times it either dropped the signal or was so slow that my web page would start spinning and stay spinning so long I gave up. Thus I was unable to reliably check my email and definitely not able to take care of a few work tasks I had counted on completing. We were there more than one night - the first morning there was a basic continental breakfast in the lobby. The next morning the same food appeared to still be there from the day before and there was no one in the reception area; we checked back a few times. So ... overall? My view was skewed by the fact that I hadn't planned on staying at the least expensive place in town (from what I could tell later by looking on TripAdvisor!). I didn't really need the continental breakfast but I was expecting it the second day. The terrible Internet was a real problem for me. If you want one of the least expensive places in town, a place that is clean, and safe and you aren't too picky about the bed, internet or in real need of coffee and carbs on the way out the door in the morning, then you will be fine with the EconoLodge. Otherwise, you might want to check out one of the other places up the street.
Stayed here with our kids while traveling to TN and it's exactly what we expected for the price, no frills. Breakfast could have had a few more options but the place was pretty clean and close to the highway.
Very difficult parking lot due to the grade when one is on a motorcycle. As we dismount, all we can hear is a dog barking non stop in one of the rooms. Go to check in,,, slow process, owner starts to tell us that we should NOT book with Hotel's . com, or any other online booking agency. call him direct, or on Choice. Really Bud??? We comment on the dog barking, "from where, what room?, I only put the dogs near the back" He was good enough to give us a room AWAY from the dog barking. Room was not bad, however as we are unloading, a friend in the area contacts us, says, "OH NO, you are not staying there, I get you a room at the Comfort Inn. In fairness, we did not stay, so cannot comment on the breakfast, nor anything else. Will we be back, no.
I booked this motel months ago for the price and close proximity to major highways. I was warmly received on a wet and rainy Friday in early September. The driveway into the motel is challenging - being on a blind corner and the incline an experience on a motorcycle. The room was basic, but clean and bring on the ground floor; easy to unload my motorcycle. The staff was very pleasant and provide directions to some local points of interest. Although not a five star motel, it was not only just as advertised, but better than one would expect at this price point. I would not hesitate to recommend this establishment to a budget conscious traveller.
This place could use sprucing up from top to bottom....walkways in need of paint, lawn needs to be mowed, trash on lawn needs to be picked up, breakfast consists of packaged danish or toast, coffee or tea.....that's it, maybe some cranberry juice....the room is OK and clean which is the important part.....the good is KFC and bowling ally is next door and Tudor's country biscuit is across the street for breakfast......
Hey it's the Econo Lodge not the Grand Hyatt. The two doubles room we had were great. A/C worked great. Bed was comfortable and bedding appeared to be clean. Shower and tub were spotless. Water pressure was great and no issues with hot water. Plenty of towels and hand towels. Wifi did not work while we were there but cell phone reception (AT&T, Sprint) LTE was good enough to turn on my hotspot. Solid construction did not hear other rooms etc. Breakfast was very basic as expected but is good for a grab and run kind of thing. Tudors Biscuit World is right across the street and you can't go wrong there for breakfast! KFC with a buffet is also about a block away. Vending machines are available and I saw at the front desk they had a few items available. If you're looking for a good clean place in Bluefield WV/VA the Econo Lodge will work for you!
Charged for non smoking room and then tried to charge to be assigned to ground floor. My room had odor cover spray in room, daughters room appeared to truly be smoke free. Clean as far as normal wiping and sweeping, but grime very noticeable everywhere else. I would never stay here again. I would make the trip to Princeton just 8 miles north on I-77
Rented room for my grandson to stay in. It was very clean and up graded. They were pleased with how clean the room was. Fresh sheets and pillows. Nice bedspread and new carpet on floors. There was coffee, juice and pastries in the Lobby in the morning. Right off of 460 and easy access back to interstate 77.
This is a low cost hotel and it is value for money. Yes it does not have all the comforts of a five star hotel but it serves its purpose very well. The staff are very friendly and it is well situated. Well worth a stay if you are travelling to Bluefield.
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Free children's club
Econo Lodge Near Bluefield College places you within a 10-minute drive of Mercer Mall and Bluefield College. This 46-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Bluefield hotel are Bluefield State College and Bowen Field.
Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.
All of Econo Lodge Near Bluefield College's 46 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Hair dryers and desks are also standard.
Guests of Econo Lodge Near Bluefield College enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a free kid's club, and barbecue grills. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
42% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 58 reviews