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Econo Lodge Downtown

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401 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with my mom and sister when we were in town for Women of Faith conference, a few streets over at the YUM center. The hotel was easy to get to from the interstate. The room was comfortable and clean. The breakfast was good. The staff was friendly. They even let us leave the car there Saturday, after we... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your review about your recent stay with us! I am very happy to hear that you had a great stay with us. The KFC Yum center and 4th Street Live are just blocks away and I am glad that you felt very safe walk-in to Yum center! I hope you had a great conference... More 

Charleston, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in August for Mega Group yearly show got room on the bottom floor and did not have to carry bags up stairs parking lot was well lit even a papa johns pizza right next door. Check in was very quick and easy Great Value and Very Very Clean !!!!

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your gracious comment of our Econo Lodge hotel and sharing your experience with us! Our team is very pleased you recognized and appreciated our clean and comfortable rooms, great customer service and enjoyed our Location which is in the heart of downtown! I liked the comment "Great Value" as it is always our goal to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has the perfect location for seeing what Louisville has to offer without needing to drive. We were able to walk to the waterfront & the Louisville slugger museum,and were a quick 2 blocks away from 4th street live for dinner. The hotel was clean, great air conditioning, and included free breakfast. We would definitely stay at the Econo... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this rave review! Clean, comfortable rooms at very reasonable price and genuine hospitality are our top priorities so I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed it. I hope you can visit us again soon. More 

Flagstaff, Arizona
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with this hotel, I didn't have my hopes high as this was the first Econolodge I'd stayed at, but it's a very clean property, nice rooms, they have been upgraded, the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I walked around a few times at night, and seems like a pretty safe neighborhood. Close... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this 5-star rating you gave our hotel and our staff. We are so glad to know that you appreciate our efforts of providing you with clean and comfortable accommodations. We are so happy to know how safe you felt during your stay and we do hope that you’ll choose to stay with us again in... More 

Lexington, KY
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town to see our son off to Marine Recruit training. We needed a "cheap" place to stay. This was about the best price I could find in the area. Ended up costing $104 for the night. The Good: Great beds and pillows Clean sheets and no bugs! Good enough TV Plenty of channels Microwave Fridge Provided free... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I’m terribly sorry that we failed to meet your expectations in some ways. We take real pride in this hotel and believe that pride shows in everything we do. I’m disappointed that we could not satisfy you, and I hope you will try us again in the future. We’re always working to make the guest experience... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a room with a king bed that directly faced the street - which meant our 'balcony' was shared by only 3 rooms, where as other rooms that are on the longer sides of the hotel shared their balconies with many more people and faced the parking lot. We stayed 3 nights and never saw another person outside... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experience. It is very rewarding to hear from you on this matter and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. Your compliments to our hardworking staff mean a lot to us. We look forward to serving you again! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great location for use as a start point to tour the area. Don't expect much at the breakfast bar or in the gym. Room was clean, quiet, and staff was helpful. Overall, this is just the place if you want a low cost, no-frills place to stay ($5 extra parking fee per night).

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your input about your recent stay with us. It is nice to hear that you had a great stay with us and you loved the location of the hotel as much as we love. Yes, we don't have frills but our goal is to provide clean and comfortable room and I am glad to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville was about what we expected when we booked. The rooms where comfortable and clean (although ours had a stale smoke smell). The front desk was friendly and helpful. The location is really the big reason to stay here. Five blocks from the river, perfect for the Forecastle festival we attended. Lots of restaurants and bars... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled to hear we hit so many positive notes during your stay! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We love to hear that it was the staff interactions, prime location of the hotel and clean and comfortable rooms made your stay enjoyable. We can't wait to welcome you back for another unique... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My Husband and I were in Louisville on business. Our check in went smoothly and quick. Once checked in we went to our room and it was clean and easy to get to by the stairs or elevator. The room size was comfortable and updated. The only draw back was the drapes blew up in the air when the air... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this sweet note about us. I am glad to hear that you had a great stay and we are delighted we are a must while you are in Louisville. See you again soon! More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Econo Lodge is right downtown and next to the Marriott. My room was large, clean with a good TV. Save $100 a night and stay here rather than the Marriott. You can walk from here to everything downtown.

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

We are so pleased to have been a part of your incredible Louisville experience! We make great efforts in offering genuine southern hospitality and it is wonderful that you enjoyed it. You will be glad to know that we are in process to change window curtain in all rooms and hope we will have new style which will help with... More 

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