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Econo Lodge Downtown

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't beat what this place has to offer - Pete Patel and his team are doing well here - friendly and helpful checking in, the only real complaint I could make was a couple of stray hairs in the bathtub - and frankly, those are always hard to clean even at home. You cannot beat where this is - right... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would you pay $180 dollar for a night in a room smelling a mixture of mold, urine and smoke? This is what I got. This hotel is way overpriced. Yes, I agree the hotel is in the heart of downtown and in walking distance to most attractions, restaurants and bars. But still this is not enough to make the case.... More 

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

Dear Guest, We take your feedback seriously, and we are sorry we failed to provide the service you should have received. We regret your disappointment and we hope to have the opportunity to make amends. In our general practice we take care of our guests concerns as soon as guest inform about it. In your case you never informed about... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights at the EconoLodge Louisville. Much better than expected. It's an older facility, but rooms are reasonably updated and very clean. Comes with a mini-fridge and microwave. The continental breakfast was pretty good. The manager, Pete, was always very friendly and hard working. You can't beat the location for the price. 5-10 minute walk from 4th street... More 

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

Thank you for the positive feedback as we cherish all the compliments we get so we can continue on doing the right things here!! We can't wait to see you again!! More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here once and attempted to stay another time. When I went to check in I was told that they didn't have my name. I showed my e mail confirmation .. they still didnt.. they did not even try to help.. I called my credit card company to have the 2 month old charge removed. Spent the next... More 

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

Dear guest, I do apologize for the inconvenience you had with the reservations. As you explained that you stayed here before that explains us that you are happy with our service. If we were not able to find your reservations doesn't mean that hotel is bad or providing the worst service. There are so many reasons why we were not... More 

Richmond, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the door to our room. The whole room looked "new". The place looks a bit rough on the outside, and it's not the Ritz, but for the price, downtown, I think it's a good deal. Brief interactions with staff at the desk were very friendly. We stayed one night, and will likely stay... More 

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

Dear Dave, It is very rewarding to hear your perspective of our hotel and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. We will share your comments with our staff and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Wheeling, West Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Booked the hotel on a whim. I wish I would have done more research. Not worth the price. Small and dated room. 117 had a gap in the door that you could pretty much see through. Furniture scuffed & broken. Not many options for the continental breakfast. The guy working the front desk wasn't the friendliest either. I would look... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and detailed review and posting picture of door regarding your most recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. If your room was not up to standards, I hope you will accept our... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was very pleased with my stay here over the weekend to watch the NCAA tournament at the Yum Center. It was a short walk and the Econo Lodge was about half the price of nearby chain hotels, sometimes less than half. The staff was friendly, parking was a reasonable $5 a day, and the breakfast area was clean and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your compliments, rating and review of our high housekeeping and hospitality standards. It is so rewarding to hear that we were able to provide a comfortable and convenient experience. We are glad that you were satisfied with the hospitality of our helpful and kind staff and the convenience of the location and we... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

the rates were up because of the basketball game snow was not cleared and pushed up on sidewalks so had to clime over it for access to pk lot... rooms as usual for chain but it just a glorified motel 6 type thing not wroth over 60 buck at most in the high season

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing to our attention your experience and comments regarding your stay. Know that your voice is important to us and that we are working hard to address these issues and improve upon the guest experience. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for choosing our hotel and hope you give us a chance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The location is incredible for walking to all downtown attractions. Upon arrival and departure staff were extremely courteous and accommodating. The room was very clean, spacious, newly remodeled, and comfortable. The price was less than half neighboring hotels. We plan to stay here for all future trips to Louisville. Great hotel!

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

Dear Guest, Thanks a ton for the great review. I am happy to hear that you found clean, comfortable rooms at Econo Lodge Downtown, which is located in the heart of downtown and within walk-ins distance to 4th street live, KY convention center and KFC Yum center and many restaurants in downtown. I am glad that staff delivered the great... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The econolodge staff were very helpful. It is very close to most things downtown. The rates are very reasonable. The rooms were cleaned well everyday. I took advantage of the breakfast every morning. The only negative was a cigarette burn on my comforter from a previous occupant.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the great review of our hotel for your stay in January. I am glad that staff delivered the great service. I do apologize for the cigarette burn on the bed spread. You will be glad to know that all the rooms have new Econo Lodge Easy Bedding now. We just replaced bedding in... More 

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