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Econo Lodge

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6201 Opportunity Ln., Merrillville, IN 46410-2776 (Formerly Lees Inn Merrillville)
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Ranked #17 of 21 hotels in Merrillville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014
Fred W Lineville, Alabama
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Lineville, Alabama
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65 reviews 65 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Here's an example of be careful with what you see on the web pages. The rooms were worn and dated. We only had on lamp in the room (and a hall light and bathroom light). The "comfortable" chair was so worn on the back that the stuffing was showing. The TV reception was not much better than when we had... More

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Pilot, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I stayed two nights at this property. I found the room to be quiet and comfortable, although dated. But who cares about the furnishings when all you want is a good night's sleep. The people working the front desk were definitely a "cut above". They went so far as to print out directions to a location I was visiting in... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We had been driving through a snow storm and had to pull over for the night. After calling various places for their rates and accessibility, this Econo Lodge had a great rate and even had a toddler pack-and-play which other places didn't. The complimentary breakfast was great; bread, muffins, pancake, cereal, etc. To top it off, the staff was very... More

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Hobart, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

No hand towels in room, front desk furnished towels, TV remote in suite area didn't work, front desk replaced batteries, still wouldn't work. Filthy carpet, worn & ragged chair and couch. xxxxxxxxxxxx

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Albion, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed in this Hotel Aug 5-8. We just needed a place to sleep as we were going to Chicago each day. No elevator in the Hotel, I can't do steps so they gave us rooms downstairs for $4 extra dollars a night. It is a no smoking Hotel my sister has ASMTHA as soon as they opened the room... More

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Rock Island, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is one of the worst experiences I've had in a hotel. First, the hotel is extremely dirty. It has a small, very cold pool that I saw them clean by throwing some white powder? over the water. I had fairly high hopes because of some of the positive reviews I saw for the hotel, however, I should have listened... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This hotel needs work from the carpet to the furniture to the pool area itself. Location was much better when it was Lee's Inn but now the whirlpool suites are gone and the entire needs maintenance. It was much different from the pics on my travel site, the staff is friendly and the basic is basic(toast, bagels, donuts, juice and... More

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General Manager E, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

As General Manager of the EconoLodge Merrillville I want to thank you for posting your review on this site. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with our accommodations and want to assure you that we are in processes of updating our property. I am pleased to hear that our staff did give you good customer service because that is what... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We booked thru Hotels.com and I had an open mind going into the Econo lodge in Merrillville. we just needed a place to lay our heads for the night before going to our next destination. BUT... the beds were so uncomfortable, we hardly slept, the towel rack fell of the wall when we touched the hand towel, the A/C would... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

The staff was very friendly. Light bulbs need to be replaced in the hallways. There was a smell of some sort in the hotel. The furniture was worn out, but the bed was comfortable. The carpet has seen better days also. It would be great if breakfast was left out a little longer. The towels were cheap and there were... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The hotel smells like smoke, the carpets are very dirty, and the stay was not comfortable. The price was low but the quality was reflected. We tried to be open minded but were disappointed. The staff didn't appear to be phased by anything.

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Address: 6201 Opportunity Ln., Merrillville, IN 46410-2776 (Formerly Lees Inn Merrillville)
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Location: United States > Indiana > Merrillville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
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Lees Hotel Merrillville

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Merrillville, IN Hotel - EconoLodge hotel located in Merrillville, IndianaWith convenient, easy access to Interstate 65, the newly-renovated EconoLodge(R) hotel in Merrillville, IN is the perfect location to reach such destinations as Chicago, Lake Michigan and the many attractions in the far northwest part of Indiana. This Merrillville, IN hotel is near Deep River Water Park, Star Plaza Theatre and the Majestic Star Casino. Indiana Dunes State Park is a short trip east along the shores of Lake Michigan. Guests of the EconoLodge hotel will enjoy the exercise room and indoor heated pool. Other amenities include: Free breakfast, Free wireless high-speed Internet,Free weekday newspaper,Free local calls, cable television, pillow-top mattress, coffee maker, desk. Some rooms offer a refrigerator; hair dryers, irons and ironing boards are available at the front desk. ... more   less 
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