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Econo Lodge

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6201 Opportunity Ln., Merrillville, IN 46410-2776 (Formerly Lees Inn Merrillville)
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Driving in there were potholes throughout the parking lot. The parking lot is dimly lit. Walking in should have been a clue not to stay. It was dimly lit inside and the carpets were stained throughout the hotel. The room itself wasn't too bad a stain on the sheets and it needs updating. The community microwave was filthy. My daughter... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our stay at the Merrillville Econo Lodge was very pleasant. The staff was great, the rooms clean, and it was very quiet. One thing we greatly appreciated was the thermostat control on the air as the weather went from warm to cool very quickly and we didn't have to decide between heat and air. The continental breakfast was adequate and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Badly in need of renovation. Old smoke smell is disguised by perfume. Need to paint in-room walls, sew the fabrics, and update the sinks and toilets. Thank goodness it was a quick stop over. Pool was in need of a cleaning too. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. All in all I'd say this is barely a 3 star... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Chose this motel after calling at its more expensive cousin across the car park. It might have been a little tired around the edges but that wasn't noticeable. The usual standard of good beds and other facilities are there to be enjoyed. Nothing grated

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Gary
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Pros: clean towels only stayed one night because we couldn't cancel Cons: board of health closed down the pool Cigarette burns everywhere Questionable stains TV broke Dirty clothes and towels in room Chair filthy and torn Just dirty!!!!! Final thoughts: Ok price but not worth the money. The room was dirty, the TV turned off and on, the comforter was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Got a King size room for $55 a night. Thought it was a good deal. Exterior of hotel is showing age. Parking not very well lit and full of pot holes. Interior of building has freighted carpet and dimly lit. Room had beer cap on the floor and pubic hair on toilet. Obviously had not been cleaned. No toilet paper... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is going to be the 3rd stay at this hotel within a month. I always want to come back and stay here. Shannon at the front desk is a true asset to the property. Met the GM and think she does a great job with the property and staff. Breakfast is a bit weak but continental enough to qualify.... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The group I went to Merrillville/Hobart with decided to stay there again but I don't know why. Two years ago when I was there last the place had just gone under new management and were promising that there would be a lot of improvements done so I booked there instead of any other area motels. I couldn't see where anything... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I booked a week at the Econo Lodge in Merrillville for late August 2014. I was in the area for some volunteer work -- modest accommodations would suffice, as I'd only be sleeping at the motel. Unfortunately, the property was not very clean and was poorly managed. There were many food spills in the corridors, trash was blown far and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Once upon a time this use to be a really nice place when it was Lee's Inn. My Husband and I made a quick trip to Merrillville to visit Family on Labor Day weekend. We got this place from Priceline.com. The staff is super nice - but the hotel.. OMG!! A moldy, mildewey MESS.. There was a roach in our... More 

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