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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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Lineville, Alabama
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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