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Econo Lodge City Square Motel

67 Swanston St., Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia (Formerly The City Square Motel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

I found this to be a good motel, with very good rooms, and situated right in the heart of Melbourne. The room was good, and quite spacious. It was also surprisingly quiet, given its location, although the price paid for this is a lack of natural light. Still, it was great to walk out of my cool, quiet room into... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of a two week holiday. As mentioned in other reviews, the entrance way is very narrow however don't let this put you off. The staff on reception were very polite and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Our room was on the 6th floor and we were pleasantly surprised when... More 

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Hastings New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

For an affordable price, this hotel had everything I needed - bed, ensuite, tv, fridge, tea/coffee facilities.....and within a superb central location. Ok, the decor is just a little outdated but that is hardly worth worrying about. The desk staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and serviced daily. I would definately stay here again and recommend... More 

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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

Like others have said, this is right in the middle of the action. Flinder's station which is 2 blocks away is the central station. Plus multiple trams to pick up in front of the hotel. Off Collins Lane, around the corner are a bunch of cafes. Bourke St has fancy department stores. And the Crown casino is an easy and... More 

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newzealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

My husband and I have just returned from a great stay at this motel. Yes, it does not have the spacious foyer, stylish elevators and in-house restaurant - but who needs that when you are touring this amazing city? The rooms are basic but clean and tidy - all you really need. Even the light breakfast provided each day gives... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

My wife and I stayed two nights at the City Square Motel. The entrance is extremely modest, with only a tiny sign indicating the front door. That leads to a narrow hall, with the reception desk at the end. As we entered, I had some doubts about selecting this place. However, the room and the hotel's public areas were spotless,... More 

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Brisbane
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

Well-appointed, if minimalist, hotel in heart of city. Excellent value for money, and the staff were consistently friendly and helpful (except in one instance when I was confused about bus pick-up for the airport. Sarcasm really wasn't necessary). That stands out for me, because otherwise people were impressively supportive throughout our stay, even changing rooms and moving our bags for... More 

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Mangere Bridge
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

We were here for 4 nights and found the studio apartment perfect for our needs. It was spotless and surprisingly spacious. Staff were helpful. No view but as a result, no noise. Excellent value!

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Tenambit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

Excellent location close to everthing, rooms are very basic but extremely clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful and budget priced, would have no hesitation in recommending .

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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

We stayed a couple of nights in a deluxe room It was very hot when we were in Melbourne and this centrally located, clean, comfortable air conditioned Motel was a real blessing. As per previous reviews breakfast was a little light and being on a main street in downtown Melbourne it was a bit noisy Overall the best low cost... More 

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