We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5 Castro Valley hotels

Econo Lodge

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3928 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA 94552
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Choice Privileges Points
Save Saved
You added Econo Lodge to your Saves list
Econo Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
37%
A recent review
Write a Review

24 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    7
    2
    2
    7
    6
See reviews for
6
4
2
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Costa Mesa, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Don't stay here. The place is gross and filthy. The advertised jacuzzi did not work. There were only 4 antenna type tv stations. The "non-smoking" room stunk to high heaven with cigarette smell which stuck to my clothes. It looks like drug users and homeless people live or hang out here. I did not feel safe. Car alarms went on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
mpls
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

found it by looking in a hotel mag that offered cheap rooms. staff was rude and tried to act like they wouldnt offer the deal unless we didnt reserve! yet the ad said reserve today. got there and the room was 21 higher and the cheap room had smoke smell galore. they up graded to a king size and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jay K, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an... More

Northern Calif
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you are looking for fancy 5 Star amenities, you aren’t going to find it at Econolodge- but then again, that’s not Econolodge caters to. If you ARE looking for a clean comfortable place to stay while visiting family or going to a sporting event, then this location fits the bill. A friend of mine from Castro Valley gave me... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bay Area
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I couldn't even stay here. The hotel clerk accused us of being under the influence and neither one of us smokes. I was so upset because we were so exhausted from work and we just wanted to relax. She was very rude and had a horrible attitude. I had asked her if she was refusing us service... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Arlington, TX
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Room was clean. Location is a problem. The entrance driveway is almost impossible to turn left into since it is so close to the corner and you have to turn against three lanes of traffic sitting at the traffic light. Worse part is the free breakfast. There is no eating area in the lobby but it doesn't matter because there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

"Non-smoking Room" smelled like stale smoke. Toilet seat was filthy (was put up by housekeeping, but never cleaned), sheets on both beds had cigarette holes burned in them, sheet on one bed had a soiled spot. Thankfully I had my own blanket to sleep in so I didn't have to touch the sheets. ICK! Wish I had read the reviews... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Elizabeth, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

donuts and coffee in the morning, the rooms could have been cleaner, i had to check out 4 rooms before i could find one that did not stink like cigarettes, and it was very loud the other guest are rude, i could not use the a/c because people were standing near it outside smoking and the smell was coming in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This place has awful smells.It was supposed to be non smoking but had a strong odor from smoking and who knows what else.The room was not very clean either...there were various dirt and blood spots on the walls the carpet was dirty...ashes on the floor next to the nightstand.We stayed a second night only because we didn't want to try... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hayden, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We originally booked at another Hotel but couldn't believe the horrible accommodations. We drove around and not only did my Husband and I stay, but other family members as well. The Staff were incredibly helpful, the rooms were very nice and Clean. We showed last minute and they not only gave us a tour beforehand they graced us with our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
101 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This budget motel provided a useful stopover between a long transatlantic flight and the drive to Yosemite. We had a large bedroom and bathroom, which fortunately was away from the road, so very quiet. There was some old furniture and fittings, but the place was very clean. There is a light complimentary breakfast (doughnuts and coffee), which was welcome. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Econo Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Also Known As:
Econo Hotel
Econo Hotel Castro Valley
Econo Lodge Castro Valley
Castro Valley Econo Lodge
Address: 3928 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA 94552
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Castro Valley
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Castro Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Tingo, Choice Hotels, Hotels.com, Venere, Agoda and Otel so you can book your Econo Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Econo Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.