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Econo Lodge North

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room itself was OK - reasonably clean, although the carpet was stained and there where minor stains and little things. No helpful information in the drawers - things like information on local restaurants, how to access the WiFi (which they advertise they have), when "breakfast" is served - you know, the usual. We were booked for the weekend and stayed three nights. Things went steadily down hill. The Continental breakfast was sparse at best. No healthy options like fruit or yogurt, but there were muffins, toast, cereal and so-so coffee. The first day, they stopped by the room, sort of made the beds and took all the towels. Left none. When we got back that evening, we had to go to the front desk and ask for some. She gave us three and a washcloth. They didn't leave more soap or shampoo or new cups for the coffee maker. The second day they did manage to leave a few threadbare stained towels, and did the same on the rest of the room. We did end up going and asking for some shampoo & soap, the the desk clerk found one small bottle of shampoo and said that was the last one. I will say the evening desk clerk was very nice, polite and friendly. We were not in the room much, which is likely the only plus...

Internet advertising shows bright clean rooms-well kept. The room we got was smelly, dirty, disgusting. Would never recommend this hotel to anyone. Carpet was filthy, bed was worn out. Terrible experience. Management is not on location and is non-responsive.

REALLY DIRTY CARPET - horrible vacuum job, carpeting was really gross with 2 fairly large spots where something obviously had been spilled and then not cleaned. I let the hot water run for a good 10-15 minutes but the water never got above barely luke warm. I complained to front desk and she said was she would report it to maintenance and that she didn't know why that would happen! I was expecting at the very least a sincere apology, some sort of compensation or a call from the manager! I paid for a decent bed which we got but certainly no hot shower! Bed was great and room was quiet. Our son's room had a huge burn hole in it!!!! He couldn't believe how dirty his room was! The breakfast was good enough for me. It was the standard "chain" breakfast though, but without fruit & yogurt. The watered down orange juice was okay, I guess, but the muffins were awesome!!!

I am not sure the bedding was even cleaned?? For sure the sheets were stained, the furniture old and chipped, carpet dirty and breakfast was slim pickings. However, I guess it was okay to just get a little rest and move on, but differently old and not kept up. People working there were nice, did get woke up in middle of night as people discussing payment and CC info out in hallway, strange.

I prefer hotels right off the interstate for easy access. Check in with a brand new, young employee was a pleasant experience. She was new to the job but very accommodating and helpful. Nice room with standard amenities. Standard chain hotel breakfast offering but sufficient for my needs. The price was right and the place suited my needs perfectly.

the air conditioner in the room quit working around 2 am. It was about 96 degrees in the room. Turned it off and then back on, it worked around 1/2 hour more then died again. Did not sleep the rest of the night because of the miserable heat. When I discussed with manager in the morning she acted like I was lying and was very argumentative that their air conditioners were just working fine before, like I tried to break it or something. (!) Food was horrible, dried bread, stale donuts and horrible coffee. they have a tiny pool that was dirty and had all kinds of things floating in it, my kid was afraid to go into it. Would not recommend. Had a bad drive out west due to lack of sleep from this horrible place.

The property must be undergoing renovation as our room was very clean. The bathroom was especially clean ... not a single place that wasn't sparkling. The room we had was pretty small with not even a spot to hang a jacket but for a one night stay while traveling everything was more than adequate and definitely a good value. The breakfast room was also kept clean & orderly even after many children had been through. Desk staff was very welcoming & friendly. Great location close to highway but no highway noise. We did hear a few jets take off in the morning as it's near the airport, too.

When we first get there the young man that checked us in was very nice. then we get into out room and there are stains all over the carpet two types of beds one that was very nice and the other was very hard and the bathroom was dirty the sheets on the bed looked like they have not been washed for awhile and lastly there were dirty couches in the hallway and the hallway smelled like mold. WORST experience every we left later that night.

Clearly you get what you pay for here at the Sioux Falls Econo Lodge. Let me first start by saying that the front desk person, young female in early 20's, was really great. She was definitely the best thing about this place. We arrived to find the bathtub and bathroom floor not cleaned. Hairs were visible in the tub and floor. Two gas station drink cups were left by previous visitor in fridge, but not found by housekeeping. The front desk person ended up cleaning the bathroom for us and she found some additional hair on the sink area. Carpets were stained and not well kept up. I would not stay here nor would I recommend it to anyone else unless this was the last place in town. If it is, check Luverne, MN for a place. It's only 20 miles down the highway.

Great price, super nice girl at front desk, clean. Continental breakfast, microwave, fridge, pull out couch in king room w a table. Right off highway. Most important...clean, no odors... for price, would definitely stay again.

5100 N Cliff Ave Sioux Falls SD

Hotel highlights

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

Located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Catfish Bay Water Ski Park, Econo Lodge North is within a 10-minute drive of Sanford Pentagon. This 81-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also close to Great Bear Recreation Park.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM.


All 81 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Econo Lodge North have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

23% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 110 reviews