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Econo Lodge Downtown South

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It wasn't the worst, had its good ...like shower pressure...nice pool...decent room. Bed was not comfy and only 2 pillows to fight over..and I saw a bug...but for the price decent...front desk lady was not very friendly either...if your looking for a cheap one night stay Its just ok.

We stayed one night at this hotel, woke up at 2am and found out we had bed bugs in the room. The were also a cockroach and a clearly used towel in the bathroom. We were offered a new room which we accepted, as this was in the middle of the night, but still feel the hotel should reimburse us for the stay. The Hotel Manager is not at the hotel, and the employees will not give us a refund. Furthermore they are claiming that Hotels.com should issue the refund, while Hotels.com is claiming the opposite. No one from the hotel went to check the room after we told them about the issue, and we feel they are not taking this serious at all. Our room was #123, so please don't stay in that room!

We went to make a reservation at Quality Inn, but found out that it had become an Econolodge. We didn't want to stay at a low end motel, but were assured that it was listed as four stars. So, we made the reservation. What a mistake. I will start by giving them credit for the room being clean. It was also in a quiet location. Now to the bad news. The whole place is badly run down and needs major renovations. The chair in our room was broken, with the back loose and unable to be brought to a useable upright position. The wall paper was peeling in several places and the lamp shade looked like it had be obtained at a garbage dump. The bedside table on one side was removed (you could still see in indentations on the carped where it used to be). However it did allow me to find a good use for the broken chair. Now for the breakfast. Several types of sliced bread, one container of small muffins, several cereals, and one small waffle maker. The juice was sitting there in open pitchers. It only took one look to encourage us to go elsewhere for breakfast. Since the waffle maker was hot, I guess they figured they could advertise that they served a hot breakfast. This was one of the worst places we have ever stayed at. We used to feel that you couldn't go wrong with choice hotels. Guess again. For us it's back to the drawing board to find a better group for future hotel stays.

Good points: Very good wifi. Very friendly staff. That's it. He hotel itself is old and not worth paying your hard earned money to stay here. All the appliances are old and outdated and the bed frame makes noise when you sit. The floor was so dirty that your feet will get dirty if you walk for 5 minutes in the room. I have attached photo to show how dirty it can get. There was no freezer section in the refrigerator. The AC Did not have the protective net. Bathtub did not have the stop valve. All in all it was not a enjoyable stay.

came down from Denver stayed a night,not the cleanest ever, carpet had cookies and crumbs all over it.. There's a band-aid on the curtain, and looks like blood, fridge didn't work ,the sheets had long hair in them..very very very disappointed!couldnt sleep neighbors had kids running up and down our walkway Banging there toys around ,the bathroom sink looked like it was glogged up by hair.. Shower makes a loud rattling noise...... Hair on the floor in the bathroom as well as some panties in the dresser there was some lingerie and 20$ never come here......i can go on and on

Clean and confortable room, good service. Quiet at night. A more than acceptable place to stay overnight. The included breakfast was simple but delicious, although cofee was not hot enough. We really did not have any bad experiences or complaints. Fair price.

This was an easy stop not far from the Missions and adjacent to I-35 just south of downtown. We stayed one night. Love that the floor was updated to a laminate instead of carpet. We had a king room which generally comes with a table and chairs but for some reason our room did not have them. No problem as we always travel with two folding chairs. Friendly staff and clean grounds.

We had booked to stay here a week. The outside is very dirty and unsafe feeling. Walked into the room and there were cantaloupe size burn holes in the comforters. Floor was dirty and sheets looked like just slept on. Went to request a different room and they seemed shocked that I was not ok with burnt bedding. The new room was a better but still felt dirty and unsafe. Went to lobby and cancelled rest of the stay. Went to another hotel. Paid more for lastminute but the peace of mind and clean rooms were worth it. The breakfast is not as advertised either. It is not a hot breakfast it is barely a continental.

Booked this hotel for 2 nights only stayed 1. First the room was okay it was clean but not very comfy...... We had only the 2 beds and a small table with the TV on it. There was no desk or table or extra chair just a big empty space i'm guessing where the table was. Breakfast was a bust there was literally nothing except cereal, something about their delivery running late but it was 8:30 breakfast ends at 9. Their computer didn't work at all and when I ask for help the lady brushed me off and said just put you password idk what she was talking about. I was already so frustrated we checked out then and there luckily she at least refunded me for the next night.

I booked this place weeks in advance and paid IN FULL when I booked. On checking out, I was suddenly presented with a demand for extra money - a 'service charge'. Apparently this had been on the small print that I initialled when I checked in, but it sure hadn't been on the website when I booked. This is a very sneaky way to get extra money out of people and I'm pretty disgusted. Won't be coming back to this or any other Econo Lodge. No other budget motel has ever scammed me in this way.

606 Division Ave San Antonio TX

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located in South San Antonio, Econo Lodge Downtown South is within a 10-minute drive of popular attractions such as River Walk and Alamo. This 69-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In central San Antonio, the motel is also close to Guenther House and Baptist University of the Americas.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All 69 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Econo Lodge Downtown South enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. 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.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 71 reviews