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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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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Le Mars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
17 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Sioux Falls
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have stayed at this motel twice. Both times my room was clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and courteous. Very Professional. Night staff made me fill welcome and the morning staff asked me how my stay was. The breakfast was more than I expected. Plenty to eat. Was restocked twice while I was eating. I travel regularly and I... 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*
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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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