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Econo Lodge Downtown

2.0 of 5
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475 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z3, Canada
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Calgary
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Driving up it looks sketchy but don't let that deter you. The rooms have recently been updated. Mine had relatively new flooring, paint, bedding and appliances. Was very clean (which is the most important thing on my list). The usual continental breakfast. Excellent, excellent location. Friendly staff. On bus route. Walking distance to most of the must see destinations like... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights. Short bus ride from City centre. Reception and staff were pleasant and welcoming. The room was needing some attention but clean enough with the surprising benefit of a microwave oven. The a/c unit was not in an ideal position with a draught blowing across the bed (the only way to eliminate this was to build a... More 

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Bangalore
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30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was a bit sketchy... Stayed here for a couple of nights... The hotel wasn't very clean... The rooms were not clean enough and dimly lit... There was some foul smell in the rooms... The breakfast was below average... The only good thing about this hotel was that it was close to downtown...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This properly is in Vanier, which I heard after is considered the "bad" part of town. It's an old style motor lodge with a large parking lot... which made it feel like you stay one night and get out the next morning. The place is undergoing renovations, but it's an old property and that shows. We heard construction going on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I stayed here with my friend June 26-29th for Escapade Music Festival. We came by VIA Rail from Toronto. We wanted something cheap due to the fact that we had a long taxi ride to pay for to get to the festival. Upon arriving, I was not impressed at all with the decor of the recpetion. The lady that checked... More 

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toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

we booked last minute for Canada Day and this was the closest we could get to the hill. right in the middle of downtown. Clean, no frills. Unfortunate reviews previously. We found no issues with this motel. I would stay here again.

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EconoLodge Gues... S, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay on one of the busiest days in the City! We hope to see you again on future trips to Ottawa! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Traveling with 5 other motorcycles guys creates dynamics not normally encountered. We are always looking for locations where we can park the bikes and walk to get some beers (no drinking an driving.) This location was perfect for walking to Market Square (5 blocks). The motel has an inner courtyard so parking our bikes felt more secure. Solid standard breakfast... More 

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Phila
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The location and price were excellent. The rooms are in very poor condition, and the service could be improved. I arrived at 3:15 PM with a prepaid reservation to check in. There were three people in line ahead of me, the first one didn't have enough cash, the second one was OK, the third didn't understand about a security deposit.... More 

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