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Economy Inn

#12 of 23 Hotels in Bloomington
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4805 South Old State Road 37, Bloomington, IN 47401
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    • Sleep Quality
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      4 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4 of 5 stars
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    Terre Haute, Indiana
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    47 reviews 47 reviews
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    11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

    We stayed here in an older room with wood paneling. Regardless, it was clean and safe. The hotel manager was extremely personable and helpful. Additionally, it is not in the middle of the busy part of town so it is easy to exit and enter.

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    Terre Haute, Indiana
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

    My wife and I stayed here when in town for New Years. The hotel manager was super friendly and helpful, making conversation about our trip over and our plans while in town. The room is dated, but very clean. The price and cleanliness make this hotel's value unbeatable. If you are looking for a room which would typically run $90-100... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

    My daughter goes to IU and I have been coming to Bloomington off and on now for two years. The hotels near the IU campus all charge really high rates, taking advantage of the situation. However, if you are willing to drive just 5 minutes south of downtown Bloomington on Walnut street you will find the Economy Inn. I will... More 

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    San Ramon, California
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

    Stayed at this motel for an event at IU. The staff was very attentive and helpful. They answered any questions I had and made sure that I felt comfortable and at home. The hospitality that they provided made my trip ten times better than expected. The value of this hotel is unbeatable and I definitely recommend it.

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    San Francisco, California
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

    I stayed here with my daughter during our visit to IU. I booked the room with 2 queen beds for 3 nights. The room, beds, bath and toilet were clean - got new towels every day. This is not a fancy hotel with great amenities, but for the price this place is excellent. I made by booking by calling the... More 

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    Elkhart, Indiana
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    3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

    Real feeling of dread when the address matched my reservation receipt. This place looks like the setting for some teen-slasher flick. Room was dark and musty with furnishings straight from the late 70's. "Paneled" wall had patches of extra paneling covering what I presumed were holes. Bathroom ceiling had dead bugs on it. Only stayed because we were too tired... More 

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    Nashville, Tennessee
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

    Stayed in Bloomington for 2 nites for an event for my son at IU. The property was just as advertised by the other reviewers - clean, neat and very straight forward, old school. This is not a plush hotel but you will get much more than you pay for. The staff was attentive and prompt. In the back of the... More 

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    Alexandria, Virginia
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    34 reviews 34 reviews
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    18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

    This motel was straight out of a Lee Childs-Jack Reacher crime novel. The ceiling was low, the room dark, the bedding poor, the soap cheap, and the towels thin. The only good part was the water pressure in the shower. We are budget travelers, but would never stay here again regardless of the price.

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

    We wanted to spend a weekend at Lake Monroe. I found Economy Inn on TA and decided that all the positive reviews couldn't be wrong. The price was definitely right because we didn't plan to spend our time at a hotel, but on the lake. I called to make reservations and the phone was answered by a guy who was... More 

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    Elkhart, Indiana
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

    We found this place on-line and it was just how past visitors described it. Not fancy, but clean. Two double beds, TV, microwave, frig. and a updated bathroom. We were greeted by the friendly and helpful staff member, given a real key and found a good room for a good price. Would stay again.

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    Address: 4805 South Old State Road 37, Bloomington, IN 47401
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    Location: United States > Indiana > Bloomington
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
    Number of rooms: 20
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    Official Description (provided by the hotel)
    This traditional motel property features 20 rooms and 20 one-bedroom apartments is located on the southern end of Bloomington, just three miles south of downtown and six minutes from Fairfax State Recreation Area at beautiful Lake Monroe. Nightly rates begin at $40 per night. Weekly rates are available from $195 and up. Efficiency and one-bedroom units available, all with free local calls and digital cable TV. Rooms include microwave and refrigerator. Laundry facilities are available on-site. ... more   less 
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