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Econo Lodge

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6285 Westside Saginaw Road, Bay City, MI 48706 (Formerly Valu Inn)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Shell Lake Sk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our July 18/15 stay so much that we stayed again on Aug 10/15! Staff were very friendly. Our rooms were very nice with a comfy bed, fridge, microwave, heating/cooling unit and a balcony. Although we were close to I-75 (which we prefer), the HCU covered the noise. This is the first hotel we ever stayed in where we... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was quiet and clean, it was an older facility but well maintained. the price was right and everyone was very pleasant and helpful. a real bargain and the shower was great If you want to Melax after a day shopping the outlet mall or spending the day in Frankenmuth mich this is the place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I don't understand how some people could compare this to a 4 star hotel--it's not even close. There definitely wasn't any attention to detail. The bed skirt was put on poorly and had what looked like blush on it and the towels were stuffed carelessly into their holders. The walls were peeling, the mattress looked quite old and wasn't very... More 

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We checked into this somewhat unassuming motel (next to an abandoned Howard Johnson) and were greeted by Aashish Patel, General Manager, who remembered my brother-in-law from a stay last year on his birthday. This GM is so pleasant and funny that we figured our stay would be unique. He gave us our choice of rooms upstairs or down and I... More 

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Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! What an amazing review!! We are glad to hear you were pleased with your stay, and especially with our staff. They are certainly the heart of our business! We take pride in our establishment and love what we do. Thanks for mentioning all the amenities you enjoyed. Its guests like you who make it great. I hope you will... More 

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

I'm not gunna lie, for a $60.00 stay at an econo lodge, my expectations were pretty low. When we pulled up to the motel they became even lower judging by the pothole riddled parking lot. But after check-in, my whole world was changed. #1 This is an inside hotel and the inside looks very clean and kept up. #2 The... More 

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Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your gracious and constructive feedback and especially for choosing the EconoLodge Bay city as your preferred hotel destination for your family vacation. Your kind words are really appreciated and whatever you have mentioned on the feedback is amazing. It will help other future travelers to get idea about what we are offering... More 

Winslow, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This hotel is very clean, definitely a little old, but VERY well maintained. We have stayed here twice and will stay again. They made us feel comfortable and if it had a pool this would be the best Econo Lodge I have ever stayed at. Good service, great location, easy access to food and shopping. Easy on and off the... More 

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Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we are gratified to learn that we exceeded your expectations! Sounds like you and your family enjoyed many things that Econo Lodge has to offer. I saw you have made your reservation for the Jacuzzi Suite on the 4th of July weekends. I really appreciate your business and amazing review. More 

Oak Hill, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We are from Florida and were in town for a wedding. My wife and I had a very comfortable stay and actually had a hard time getting out of bed it was so comfortable, which is not the normal situation when staying in hotels. We don't often stay in hotels rated less than a 4 star but this place was... More 

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Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We love hearing that our guests like it here so much that they will be staying here for their future trips to the Bay City. Having clean rooms is our #1 priority around here and we are glad that it is appreciated.Appreciate your kind words regarding staff... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

This hotel needs an update to parking, room, mechanics. Facility is very run down. Stayed for bowling tournament. Room was in need of updated everything. Price was very low for a reason. Breakfast consisted of the typical carb load. Protein consisted of cream cheese or peanut butter. Juice was very watered down.

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Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tfranks1, I sincerely apologize that you found our hotel to be below your standards. We always do our best to accommodate our guests.However, it seems your expectation are very higher than economy hotel. We appreciate your descriptive feedback. It would be nice if you have just let us know that juice was out we could have replaced. We are... More 

Kalamazoo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Okay, I got a little scared when I pulled into the parking lot and the asphalt looked like it's been shelled and the building looked a little run down. It was much better on the inside. They are remodeling right now, so I would be interested to see what it looks like when they're done. The staff was really nice... More 

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Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us at Econo Lodge Bay City. We appreciate the feedback and high scores! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and that our staff was accommodating and helpful throughout your trip! It's always great to hear positive feedback from our guests. We hope to... More 

Battle Creek
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Older motel but room was nice, good bed, free WIFI, microwave, refrigerator and the TV was good. Good price for room, motel wasn't much to look at but that wasn't a concern anyway. Near the bowling alley we were going to bowl at, restaurants were not to far away and somewhat easy to find.

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Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed our location with comfortable bed, free WIFI, and all other amenities. We would like to say thank you for the positive feedback. We hope to see you next time you visit Bay City! More 

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