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Econo Lodge

2.0 of 5
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6201 Opportunity Ln., Merrillville, IN 46410-2776 (Formerly Lees Inn Merrillville)
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Ranked #19 of 22 Hotels in Merrillville
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Canberra, Australia
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51 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

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

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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Lineville, Alabama
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10 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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