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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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Ranked #60 of 68 Hotels in Ottawa
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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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Phila
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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kingston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, this hotel is an old hotel that has undergone some handman style renovations ( I can just picture some guy's brother in law named Mario doing the work. Basically, the room was clean and renovated and the bed was comfy and I got a good night's sleep. WIFI was free and I paid $85.00 for the night which was... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Arriving at the hotel, the reception area itself had me feeling apprehensive of staying here. But the wonderful lady behind the counter calmed that down as she helped me check in, and got me into a room much earlier than I was suppose to check in. On leaving reception and crossing the driveway to the door to the upper floor,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I stayed one night. Room was like a trip back to 1990 - with a CRT TV, dated color scheme with basic furnishings.The exterior of the door to the room was raw unfinished metal. The door frames in the room needed a paint job (dirty and chipped). There was a rusty and corroded tissue dispenser in the washroom. The bed... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I stayed here in on a Friday afternoon in mid December 2014 as a solo female traveler. This is definitely a motel-style type of lodging. I should also say that at no point during my stay did I feel unsafe. Yes the area can be considered 'sketchy' but literally just 2 blocks away is a huge brand new TD Bank,... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The staff was nice when we arrived. My husband had booked through Choice Hotel on the phone. When I checked the reviews, I was concerned. They had been under construction in August so I thought that by now things would be complete. The room smelled, the carpet was dirty including the door mat. Sheets were very thin, the spread old,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The place was nothing special. The room was clean and the television works. Nice that the parking and wifi were free. The free breakfast was nothing spectacular, but the red head at the front was very sexy, very professional.

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Ontario, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For under $100 a night with breakfast, this fit the bill. The room was fine with 2 double beds and a comfortable mattress. The bathroom had the usual shower/ bath tub and was supplied with shampoo, conditioner and soaps. I didn't use the TV but appreciated the free WiFi. It was clean and I saw no critters even though it... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is the worst hotel i ever stayed in my life. No lights in the bath room. Yes.. You read it correctly. No TV. Stained bed, couch, carpet. Insects all over. There was not one single good point. Please avoid if you can

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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ottawa was fully booked that night, so I ended in the east end of Ottawa (already not a great part of Ottawa). So checked in to this hotel... When I got to my room there was a dirty cigarette smell and the carpets had cigarette burns. The bed once I removed the sheets, saw a really badly soiled mattress. That... More 

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