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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is undergoing some renovations, Which is needed. The rooms were large and bed comfortable ~the sheets were very nice and new. The bathroom left a lot to be desired. Very small and the shower was not good~could not get the faucets turned on. The breakfast room and the breakfast was very good. A little noisy as they have construction workers live there~parties going on. For a quick get away for the weekend it was an okay hotel. Rooms were very clean also.

Property was clean and well maintained on the exterior, interior and the room. Exercise equipment was sub standard.

This experience was a nightmare from the minute I walked into the building! I waited in line to check in for over 15 minutes. While I was waiting I witnessed a old man young lady heading up to a room. It appeared like he was about to pay for something!!!! Meanwhile at the front desk, the card reader to program room keys wasn't working, so I waited even longer. They finally gave me a master key and asked me stopback later to get a real key. When we got to our rooms, I was shocked at how old, and dank everything was, from the bedspreads to the fixures. I would bet this motel has never seen any remodeling. The sink and toilet dripped all night in the bathroom, and our TV kept shutting off by itself all night. We didn't even try the continental breakfast as we were afraid of getting sick. If the rest of the motel was shot chances are the Kitchen wouldn't be any better. I seriously want to call The Quality Inn chain supervisor and request my money back. I will never put my family in that situation again ever!! No more 2 star motels for me! Very Disappointed! The picture on the web is a lie!! It must off been taken years ago, and somehow taken at the right angle not to let us see all the abandoned buildings behind it.

Room is nice and spacious, but mattress needed replacing about 50 years ago (OK maybe just 5 years ago) and shower head was terrible, water came out of about 1/4th of head.

I was only in town for my daughters prom. The front desk people were very pleasant and catered to all my needs as far as my stay at the motel.The room was very clean and smokefree. The free breakfast was a plus! I've never stayed at an Quality Inn until now, but I would definitely refer my friends and family.

Only stayed there to do some shopping and needed a place to sleep. Although we werent there a whole lot...nothing went right. The pop/ice machines were out of order, not to mention the front door. Our room was FREEZING the heater wasn't even plugged in before we even checked in. Took 15 hours to half way warm up the room..needless to say we slept in sweatshirts, socks and coats...RIDICULOUS! Then, went to get ready the next morning w/ a broked hair dryer, and my son had picked up a insulin syringe! WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO ANYONE...Worst overnight stay in my life!

The Quality Inn was in a good location and was a nice place to stay.

We had just came back from Vegas a week ago and I have to say that the stay at Quality Inn was by far better than Ballys. At Quality is was a excellant breakfast and there was a small frig and microwave. None of which was available at Ballys. Also, the staff was very friendly and the prices were very affordable. I have family in Waterloo so when I come back to see them I will stay at Quality from now on. Awesome experince.

226 W 5th St Waterloo IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites places you next to Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center and within a 10-minute walk of Phelps Youth Pavilion. This 68-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Waterloo Center for the Arts and Young Arena are a short walk away.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


All 68 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are also available.

Property features

At Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and an arcade/game room. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2