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Econo Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

You check in through bullet proof glass. The rooms open to the parking lot and are dated. The sheets were clean, but the rooms REEKED of carpet perfume. If you have allergies or sensitivity to perfumes, it is miserable. My clothes I wore the next day were off gassing the smell for hours. There were no other hotels with rooms nearby. If the carpet is that old, replace it, professionally clean it, or install laminate. Also, they make a copy of your driver license at check in which should be illegal, especially when you reserve the room with a credit card. Looking at the license should be enough as with other hotels.

The lodge is in a very convenient location, on Baltimore Ave, just a km from the Univ, which was very convenient for me. However, that was the only positive comment i can make. Negatives: No coffee maker in room. Room not ready for check in at 1 (I was asked to come at 1). Staff not as helpful as in many other hotels. Breakfast (free) was just OK, but no place to sit and eat it, had to carry the stuff to my room and eat it there. Was given a smoking room (I distinctly remember specifying a non-smoking while booking) but fortunately, there wasn't too much of a smell.

This place is really good. Though the Indian front desk man looks very serious, he is good at heart. Gave me a discounted price. Indians look serious but actually they are not rude. He actually told the room service to clean my room twice and room was perfect. This place is good for 1 night or single day stays.

Our room was dirty, the bathroom fixtures unsealed so there was a strong smell of mold. Toilet pressure awful, had to always flush 2-3 times. Outlets couldn't possibly be up to code, the plug fell right out of the one by the sink. Couldn't use AC/heat because of a ferocious air freshener smell coming from it to mask the real room's smell. Breakfast was a couple croissants/mini muffins & a stack of bread beside a toaster, all served in the jailhouse-like closet sized "lobby". Beds were so incredibly uncomfortable and really tiny for a "double". Unfriendly person/worker behind the bullet proof glass in the closet lobby. It looks sketchy from the outside and we were glad our car was parked in plain sight of our room. I can't believe that EconoLodge allows their name to be attached to this dump. Stay Away!

This place smells BAD! We rented two rooms, both of which had odors made even worse by the air conditioning. We could not breathe with the A/C on, had to turn it off to stop coughing, and open the doors. I worried about opening the doors because I thought we might get murdered by the shady people hanging out in the parking lot all night.

Terrible place!!! I left and a week later they charged me twice. Two $80 charges. After 100 or so calls back to the place, they kept giving me the runaround, the managers on the phone, I'll call you back (they don't), and managers not here. Can't understand them either, they are Indian and they use their lack of English in their favor. DO NOT stay here, they charge everyone TWICE!!!!

The hotel was cheap that was about the only redeeming factor. The rooms were nothing special, but my light switch showed signs of being burned as well as cigaret burns in the toilet seat. The free breakfast was a plate of donuts in the front office which is the size of a closet. The front desk people are useless, I had a question about my statement when I checked in and he put me on the phone with tech support for the software. I ended up being double billed after arguing with them and being assured I wouldn't. Luckily I was at an event that kept me away all day so all I did was sleep there otherwise I would have been very tempted to go somewhere else.

The hotel staff was very rude and the I had to pay through a bullet proof window at the reception area. Checked out quick, hated the hotel, stayed somewhere else. Staff was rude and they charged me twice for my stayed. Tried to sort it out with them but they ignored me and never got back. Horrible customer service. Will not stay again and do not recommend it.

I was just scouting around for hotels in College Park, Maryland, where my son attends the University of Maryland. Was surprised that this hotel is still in business. I stayed there in 2003 when my son was attending freshman orientation. I was a woman traveling alone, and have to say I felt very unsafe in this hotel. The hotel just screams "rents by the hour"! While the hotel room was surprisingly clean, the decor was very outdated. The curtains did not close all of the way-had to pin them together for privacy. I would see shadows pass by and stop at my window. Yikes!!! The parking lot was very dark and under the building. Cars with men in them just sat out in the parking lot - pimps (-:? I was so uneasy that I finally pushed a table and a chair in front of the door. The doors do not have keys. You have to swipe to get in-ok for a hotel with indoor corridors-definitely no ok for this hotel. Each room should have a deadbolt! This place is just plain creepy. When I checked out in the morning I had to slide my keys through a little pass through. The front desk is behind bullet proof glass. Stay at your own risk!!!

I was quite disappointed when I pulled up in the parking lot to this hotel. It is very close to the interstate (I-495) but it was not worth $70+ per night. A dismal looking hotel that appears to be a bit old and in need of updates. PROS: Room had microwave and fridge. Room was clean. Coffee and donuts were available if you like that sort of thing. Cable system had more channels than the cable system available at the $300+ per night Courtyard Marriott from whence I had just come. Convenient to several restaurants and the U of Maryland campus. This basically ends the positive portion of our review... CONS: Poor water pressure in toilet (in fact, after doing the "number two", the toilet would not flush). No elevator and the only stairwells were on opposite ends of a weirdly-designed hotel. The hotel is 3 stories and all rooms have exterior entrances. Parking was decent but nothing to write home about. No iron or ironing board in the room. They had an iron at the desk but no ironing board so I had to use the table in the room as an impromptu ironing board. Front desk staff was somewhat curt and not very full of information. No real cheer or friendly faces here. The remote control for the TV had no batteries and, given the less-than-cordial appearance of the front desk staff and the short length of my stay, I didn't even call the front desk about it. All in all, I would not recommend this hotel except for a business traveler. Even then, surely there must be another hotel in the area that is of a comparable rate and has better rooms and friendlier staff. I will not be back to this hotel.

9624 Baltimore Ave. College Park MD

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast

Econo Lodge places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like University of Maryland-College Park and Byrd Stadium. The 30 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers and guests can enjoy free breakfast. Located centrally in College Park, it's also near Comcast Center and Greenbelt Park.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


All 30 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers and free local calls. For entertainment, guests can enjoy cable TV.

Property features

At Econo Lodge, guests have access to features like coffee in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

12% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 10 reviews