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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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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kalamazoo
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Summit Lake, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Hotel is old and doesn't look the best from the outside. Inside it has new carpeting, new paint, and new finishes on the walls. You can tell in some corners that its old, but fixed up. Breakfast was good, supplied plentiful, and nice. Self made waffles, toast, muffins, juices, fruits, etc. Most first level units had chairs sitting outside them,... More 

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

To be able to take pause and read such a wonderful review has been a highlight in my day - what a thorough recap of our facility! I appreciate very much your analytic, from amenities to room design and layout as well as the mention of our breakfast bar. To know how well we suited your needs means a great... More 

Plainwe
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were in town for a bowling tournament on Valentine's weekend. We first booked this hotel because my daughter and her husband needed a pet-friendly place because of some medication issues with their cat. It turned out that we didn't need to bring the cat but we still stayed here. Turned out to be a good idea because the place... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time providing us with feedback from your recent stay. I see that you enjoyed your stay but had a few inconveniences in sleeping qualities. Thank you for praising our service. Our highest priority is to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We truly appreciate your honest feedback . More 

Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We just needed a place to rest our heads for the night and this place did not let us down. We noticed people/children hanging out in the hallways when we got there and were a little concerned about it being loud through the night but once we got in our room and shut the door we didn't hear a thing.... More 

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

We love having happy guests because that lets us know that we are performing to the highest standard. Thank you so much for taking the time to let fellow travelers know about us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I booked this hotel due to an unexpected family matter. I called from the airport to get directions and the desk staff person was very helpful. When I got to the hotel I was promptly greeted by the desk person, who took only a couple of minutes to check me in and give me my key. I had to stay... More 

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

Wow! What a wonderful review, we truly appreciate your business and your trust in us. I am very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Newberry
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Staff was very friendly, breakfast was good! Room was not what I reserved, asked for a Queen Bed room got a full size bed, table wasn't clean, bathroom......I've seen nicer ones at campgrounds! Wasn't happy and will probably not be seeing me at that location again!

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

We appreciate your nice comment regarding our staff and breakfast. However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding cleanliness. We will address this point. I assure you the feedback of our hotel will be reviewed and most certainly forwarded to the appropriate departments. I also wanted to make sure that we only have Queen size beds and that is... More 

Michigan
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150 reviews 150 reviews
18 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I read Svsulove's review and had to respond. I have traveled extensively, in hostels all over Europe to the Four Seasons Hotels in Maui and Dallas. It's really difficult to reconcile your experience with ours! We have always found the rooms to be extremely clean with the staff replacing sheets even when we had opted not to for eco purposes.... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review (again). We always enjoy your visits with us, you are part of our family. We certainly do our utmost to make your stay comfortable and pleasant, so we are very pleased to note that you were satisfied with the level of service, facilities and the location of the hotel. It encourages our team members to... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First, the hotel lost my reservation and would not let me check in until I called expedia and had them fax my itinerary which took a good 40 minutes to do. Mind you, I had just driven 2 hours to get there and this was the last thing I wanted to deal with. I had even shown them my bank... More 

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

I would like to personally apologize for the series of unfortunate incidences that you experienced during your stay with us. We continually try to do our very best for all of our guests, but unfortunately, sometimes we do fail.I will look into each issue that you have noted, in an attempt to correct and improve our hotel policies. We are... More 

Coldwater, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

The manager/owners are very kind and obviously are trying to bring this tired do place back. There are plenty of people staying but most are military or what appears to be contractors working in the area. This may be because the location doesn't seem to be near anything. Our room was spacious but had a tired dated look with repairs... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your most recent stay with us. We were truly honored after reading your review, to see how good of a stay you had. We also like to apologize for the flat sheets we are using. Fitted sheets are in our priority list and we are just waiting for the shipment. Our staff will... More 

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