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Econo Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Econo Lodge is in a high traffic area, but is back from the road a bit and in a beautiful, quiet setting. Our room, #223, was nice and large and had 2, very comfortable double beds. I liked that it didn't have carpet but instead hardwood flooring in the bedroom area and tile in the bathroom area. It had a small microwave and fridge, an iron and board, blow drier, coffee maker, TV and free internet, which worked good for me. There were also plenty of outlets and a charging station. The room and linens were very clean, which is the most important thing to me. Even the corners of both rooms were dust free...and behind the nightstand and bathroom door also, which a lot of places seem to forget to check. It was quiet at night. We heard no traffic noises. The breakfast room was very small, 3 tables, 2 with 3 chairs and another with 2 chairs. One of the tables with 3 chairs was so closed in against the wall that only one chair could be used. But the time of morning we were in there we had no problem sitting down and eating. Breakfast consisted of juice, coffee and hot water for, I assume, cocoa or tea, but since I don't drink either, I didn't notice if they had any, There were bagels, packaged muffins and cookies, 3 dry cereals (I didn't see any oatmeal), cream cheese, jelly packets and Promise margarine. Not a huge breakfast, but enough to get you started on your way. Check in and out was fast and friendly. I would have no problem staying here again.

I would rate this property high for location and accessibility, but otherwise it is unremarkable. Everything functioned -- the TV, AC, the microwave, the mini refrigerator. The room was clean. The bathroom was clean but looked scruffy due to cigarette burns on the tub. We did not try the breakfast because the seating area was tiny and there is a Dunkin Donuts very nearby. It is very well-located for Brimfield, Sturbridge and many restaurants and shops.

Terribly strong odor in the room. Desk person was very nice and friendly and the room was clean. Although the room had been updated several months ago it still had a very strong odor that seemed like glue or something. Whatever it was it was very unpleasant.

The room had a bit of a funny smell when we entered, but we didn't notice after a while with the AC cranked on a humid summer evening. We stayed one night during a road trip. It's a basic room, not fancy but clean. The location is very quiet and surrounded by a nice treed area. The mattress was comfortable, slept great. I wished I'd looked at the brand, because we are in the market for a new bed! Across the road is a great local coffee shop you should stop at on your way by (Coffee House.)

Stayed one night - had decent room with minimal extras. Got a quiet night's sleep in a room that was clean. Beds were basic and a bit worn, pillows very soft, bathroom tight. Micro and fridge worked okay. Breakfast oh-so-basic (all carbs). Stay here if you aren't fussy and want to save money (as I did), but think twice if with wife or family. Be alert approaching motel as it has a sharp turn for the first entrance (up a steep hill), or a second chance at the light (a 180-degree turn).

The Econo Lodge is an acceptable place to stay if you need a place to stay near Brimfield and didn't make an advance reservation. The hotel has recently been renovated. So the rooms still smell of paint and you should expect to open windows when staying. Carpet got replaced by wood floors, the TVs are new and the walls were repainted. Beds are not new and while acceptable are not great. The closet is a rack next to the sink and the toilet and tub are in an extremely small room. The room had a microwave and refrigerator. Also, the place is quiet. If you have more choices for Brimfield, I'd try other places first. But for a night or two, you could stay here acceptably. It won't replace the Ritz but it's ok.

My feet were black! BLACK from walking from the bed to the bathroom... I had to put lotion under my nose to deal with the odd odor...The bed was comfortable and would have slept well if I could stand the smell. I guess in this case you get what you pay for. maybe if I was drunk and passed out...or back in college I wouldn't care. Next time I wont be so cheap.

Currently under renovation so number of available rooms is limited . Carpet has been removed and replaced with laminate flooring . Not a good choice for noise and comfort . Room still smelled from Painting , a bit unsettling . Rate was descent and will probably be a better place to stay once reno's are complete . Does provide a small basic continental breakfast .

This is obviously a family run business running on a low budget and they are in process of updating a very old place. Rooms were clean and comfortable and for the price in Massachusetts a definite bargain. Not fancy but ok for an overnite! Towels a little flimsy and could use a couple more in the room and some need to be retired. Skip the breakfast but it is typical of an Econolodge. Bagels, packaged muffins and sweet rolls, cereal. Usually hit New England once a year and would probably stay again.

I looked at reviews for this hotel before booking it online and they were pretty good so we decided to book it. Well, it took over 1/2 hour to check-in when we already had reservations. The wifi didn't work. The carpet in the room was so dirty that we kept our shoes on. I checked the bedsheets for bugs, didn't find any, however there were stains at the foot of the bed that looked permanent. The heat didn't work properly and the tub was stained. I took my shower by putting a hand towel in the tub to stand oon because I was so grossed out. The furniture was in dire need of being replaced. When we came to check out at 6:45 this morning, the door to the office was locked and I had to ring the doorbell 3 times before the manager, Jay Patel, finally showed up yawning and rubbing his eyes (no exageration here, it's the god honest truth) to open the door for me to give him the keys to the room. We were supposed to have a continental breakfast included, but there was no food out, no coffee made, etc. He was still wearing the same clothes as yesterday as if he had slept in them. I have never in all my travels seen such incompetence, lack of professionalism and respect for his customers. This is why I would advise you to look elsewhere if you are ever in the Sturbridge, Mass area.

408 Main St Sturbridge MA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking

Econo Lodge places you within a 10-minute walk of Old Sturbridge Village. This 53-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In central Sturbridge, the motel is also within a 30-minute drive of Auburn Mall and Fitton Field.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


All of Econo Lodge's 53 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

Property features

Econo Lodge features WiFi in public areas and a garden. A stay here includes free parking. Friendly staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, and also offer advice about sightseeing. This motel also has a picnic area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

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

42% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 79 reviews