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Econo Lodge

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1201 Hawkeye Ave., Le Mars, IA 51031 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn / Le Mars)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014
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Minneapolis
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 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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Waterloo
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 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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19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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
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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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19 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Maplewood, Minnesota
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It's not fair to call America's budget chain motels "average". Try traveling to Europe and you'll find out that the "average" budget chain motel in the U.S. is pretty dang good! And, thus it is with this Econo Lodge. In this case "average" is a high compliment. My rating for this Econo Lodge is "average", but that means GOOD! because... More

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Address: 1201 Hawkeye Ave., Le Mars, IA 51031 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn / Le Mars)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Le Mars
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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Also Known As:
Super 8 Le Mars
Super Eight Le Mars
Le Mars Super 8
Le Mars Super Eight
Econo Lodge Le Mars, Iowa

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