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Econo Lodge Downtown

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   401 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (two couples) decided to take a one night trip to Louisville to see the Bats play. All the dowtown hotels that I usually use were booked so we finally booked at the Econo Lodge downtown. The room we stayed in (215) was fine. Bed was comfortable and clean, had a fridge and microwave, coffee pot (with coffee) and flat... More

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

Dear Mr. Bill, First, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your visit. We do apologize about the noise by other guests in the night time during your stay. We do have a security in weekends to take care of those kind of guests and so I will share your... More

Columbus Oh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I understand that we were in a smoking room (it was all that was left when we booked), but the smell was disgusting (I expected a little bit of smoke smell but this was terrible) as was the room. There was red stuff in the sink (my husband thought I threw up in it at first...maybe nail polish?), the refrigerator... More

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

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property. Our goal here at Econo Lodge Downtown is to always serve our guests. I would like to personally apologize to you for the issues you encountered during your stay with us. I personally inspected room and see the pink stuff in the vanity,... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the old saying goes, "you get what you pay for". For my needs, this hotel worked well, as I was happy to spend one-half the cost of the fancier hotels just a block or so away. For others who are more sensitive to cleanliness and extra services, there are perhaps better choices. On the plus side, this hotel's location... More

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

We appreciate hearing from our guests. The feedback you provide helps us continually adapt and improve our services. For your concerns of carpet, you will be happy to know that all rooms carpet has been washed in the week of August 4th, 2014. Also, you did guess right about replacing chair. We are changing our chair in all rooms right... More

Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Econo Lodge in downtown Louisville for 2 nights and found it to be the best value around. My room was clean and quiet, the bed was comfortable, and the towels were excellent. The light breakfast was good too. Staff members were exceptionally helpful and the hotel was very conveniently located near the convention center. I'd definitely... More

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

Dear Mr. Jeff, What a kind review of our hotel! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you stay with us again! Once again thanks a lot for staying with us. More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice room. Parking is five dollars a day. Room was clean. A little small but not crazy tiny. Nice view of the city. We heard no traffic noise on the Monday night we were there. Breakfast was blah but it's included and you can find something. Service was a bit slow but it was fine. I would stay again and... More

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

We truly appreciate your loyalty to our hotel and are happy to hear that you enjoy staying with us. It's guest like you that make our jobs so fun! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon! More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I do not travel a lot, but my stay at Econolodge in Louisville made me write review about my stay. Wonderful staff, great location and clean rooms. Rooms are small but clean and not fancy but have everything what you need for your stay. Also the rates are best in downtown compering other hotels in downtown. Since I don't travel... More

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

We were thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We strive to provide each guest with a great experience and thank you for letting us know you had one. We look forward to earning your business again in the future! More

Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Arrived on Thursay, June 19, 2014, without a reservation. Asked for two nights and was told that since there was no discount for two nights, we should pay for one and if we decided to stay a second night, we could come down to the front desk and pay for it the next morning. At 7:30 the next morning when... More

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

Thank you for taking the time out to share your observations regarding your stay, I deeply apologize for the problems you encountered at our hotel, We take pride on having very high guest satisfaction scores, I am disappointed you did not receive this level of service. In our general practice, we do make sure to provide information for 2nd day... More

Marietta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We picked here because it was downtown, and in walking distance of most of the night life. Thankfully only stayed one night. The guy at check in was rude, and unhelpful. Told us our room was "over there" and just pointed at a general direction that was actually the wrong side of the building. The room was pretty small. It... More

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

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property. Our goal here at Econo Lodge downtown is to always serve our guests. I would like to personally apologize to you for the issues you encountered during your stay with us. I sincerely apologize that we were unable to exceed your expectations in... More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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309 reviews 309 reviews
73 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Spent 2 nights here on business: convenient to work at medical center. Room was clean, the rate was good and the staff welcoming. Breakfast included that was adequate; I was taken back a little that they charge for parking, however.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope you will come back soon. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Really nice hotel in a great location. Friendly helpful guy on check in. Room was really clean, with almost everything you need. Bed comfy. Good price. great wifi. Location is perfect for downtown, we actually walked everywhere, down to the river saw the paddle steamers, had lunch in Joes crab shack which was right on the front and lovely food.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your stay. We here at Econo Lodge Downtown, Louisville, KY strive for excellence when it comes to guest services and we are so happy to hear that everything worked out great during your stay! We hope you have us in mind for your next visit. More

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Address: 401 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
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#40 Business Hotel in Louisville
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Conveniently located downtown, 1 block away from Kentucky Intl Convention center, Fourth Street Live, Papa John's Stadium, Slugger Museum and many downtown business and attractions. Kentucky Fair Expo and Derby is just 4 miles away. I-65, I-64 and I-71 are just 2 blocks away making it highly accessible to not only business travelers but also leisure travelers. Offering the best rates in downtown with business amenities. Hotel offers free wireless high speed access. Microwave, refrigerator, spacious work desk, free copy-fax services and on-site exercise room. Please note 1 parking slot per guest room. Parking Charge: 5.00 per 24hours with in/out priveleges. Parking expires promptly upon check-out, for additional parking, please contact hotel. No oversized parking avail. Please do not request rollaways. ... more   less 
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