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Econo Lodge

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1201 Hawkeye Ave., Le Mars, IA 51031 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn / Le Mars)
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Le Mars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

For the price, it was even still disappointing. For business/extended stay was able to stay here for 45 a night which was good because if I had paid anymore than that I would have been even more upset than I was already. Beds were uncomfortable, tossed and turned all night. And every website about the hotel said that it had... More 

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43 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I stayed at the Econo Lodge in Le Mars for 2 nights in September 2014. The room was a fairly small standard American motel room. The furnishings and TV were quite dated. The bathroom was small. There was no separate reading light (away from the desk) or overstuffed chair. There was a fridge and a microwave and a small "coffee... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Every hotel in town was booked, this was it. It was dark, dirty and smelled of cigarette smoke. Even though we signed a slip stating we would not smoke, they would not have been able to tell if we did. First thing we did was checked the bed for clean sheets and lifted mattresses for bugs. Bedding and bed were... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stayed here due to my work during the last week of July for 1 night. The front desk staff woman was nice. The room was nice. Bed was nice. The shower head needed to be changed out as it was spraying out where it was connected, leaving less than ideal water pressure. The pool/hot tub area was closed due to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend. Check in was fine, friendly staff. The building is old and in need of updating. The pool was out of service as the pipes broke a few days earlier. The free breakfast included a waffle maker... this kitchen appliance was probably the highlight of the facility. I guess the price is... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stay in Choice properties on a regular basis and this is by far the worst I have encountered. The parking lot was dirty, the corridors smelly and the rooms were clean but not great! Towels were thin. I have stayed at Econo in other places and enjoyed the property--not this one! Internet was so-so. Back "security" door to property... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It was our last night of a long emergency road trip & already into the evening hours, so didn't want to pay big bucks for a nicer motel. We've had good luck with other Econolodges in the past. It looked good enough from the street & the lobby appeared clean & tidy. The check-in lady was very pleasant & efficient.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We pre-paid for 4 nights and notified them in advance that we would be checking in around 3 am. When we arrived, they could not get the computer to accept our checkin, but it showed us as a "no-show". They asked us to contact the website we used to reserve the room for corrections. They never responded to me. Upon... More 

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Fonda, Iowa
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Founds the Econo Lodge to be an efficiently run hotel with good service and nicely prepared rooms. The continental style breakfast was well thought out and appropriate for the traveler. Good parking and affordable. Most of all, the folks there are friendly and helpful.

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San Francisco, CA
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335 reviews 335 reviews
21 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Right near Walmart in the south of town, lots of parking for big trucks and horse trailers. Clean, well serviced double queen beds, smallish bath, very clean. Helpful front desk staff. The feature that the kids enjoyed most was the pool and hot tub area. After a day in the heat and dust, it was a pleasure to relax in... More 

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