We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 53 Rochester hotels

Econo Lodge South

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1850 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Choice Privileges Points
Save Saved
You added Econo Lodge South to your Saves list
Econo Lodge South
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
95%
Ranked #6 of 53 hotels in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
geostewart Hoyt, Kansas
  • Overview
  • Reviews (97)
  • Photos (35)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (18)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

97 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    61
    32
    2
    2
    0
See reviews for
28
34
7
19
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Hoyt, Kansas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Rochester, Minnesota to visit the Mayo Clinic. The staff at the Econo Lodge were very helpful in a number of ways. They helped us use the excellent shuttle service that we used for our visits to the various locations at the Mayo Clinic. Also, they were very helpful when we had to adjust the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Michael J, Manager at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Good afternoon! Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are happy to hear you had a pleasant stay and found our staff to helpful. We know coming to the Mayo Clinic can be challenging and that length of stay can sometimes be unknown. We try to be flexible and accommodate extensions whenever possible. I'm glad extending your... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my family one night in June 2014 while coming back from the Black Hills of South Dakota. I was a bit worried about staying for one night with my husband and kids because they do not have a pool but we ended up being very happy with our stay. The customer service at this hotel was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michael J, Manager at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience at our hotel. My team and I would like to thank you for your kind words. Our mission is to exceed guest expectations. We work hard to ensure you are happy with your accommodations and feel comfortable and at home. We know you have options, so we really appreciate you... More

Providence, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at this Econo Lodge from June 18, 2014 to June 28, 2014 while having appointments at the Mayo Clinic. This hotel is owned by a husband and wife who are front and center, not in a back office. They must have an excellent training program because their entire staff, from front desk reps to kitchen... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michael J, Manager at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel with such positive feedback! I have shared your comments with my staff, and they join me in thanking your for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We agree with your comments about our... More

Mesa, Az
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the third time we have stayed in Rochester? We stayed three nights and will stay again when in town. The staff maybe on the younger side but so friendly and always with a smile. If you Have any trouble with their free internet those young guys not only tell you, they will just do it for you and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michael J, Manager at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Mary, Thank you for taking time to complete a review. We very much appreciate it and value your feedback. I am happy to hear that some members of our team were able to help you throughout your stay. Our guest's satisfaction is a top priority for us and we want to make sure any problems you may have get fixed... More

Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
66 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This location far exceeded any expectation I had for an Econo Lodge. Rooms while small were clean and well cared for and silly little touches like towel animals were something I most definitely didn't expect. Everything about our stay here was excellent and you can tell this location is run by a team that gets great service and value to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Michael J, Director of Sales at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Rochester Mayo. Our mission is to exceed guest expectations, and we're thrilled to hear we exceeded yours. Our Housekeeping team takes great pride in their work, and they like adding a personal touch to enhance your experience. We're pleased you had an enjoyable stay, and look forward to seeing... More

West Fargo
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and I had to spend a week in Rochester while my father was admitted to the Mayo Hospital. Not only were they super nice (LOVED the May Day basket on our door!) but it was perfect services for our stay. Free breakfast, laundry available, workout room and free shuttle to the Mayo, loved it! We had looked at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Lissa, Thank you for the nice comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope your father is doing better! The Mayo Clinic sure is an amazing place. Hope to see you the next time you visit Rochester. More

Rushville Nebraska
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stayed just one night but, wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Motel. Nice room, comfortable bed, accommodating staff. Pleased in every way. In town for a appointment at Mayo. Easy access to Medical facilities. Plenty of dining options close by.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Marty, thank you for taking time to respond about your stay here at Rochester EconoLodge. We hope you choose us the next time you come back to Rochester. More

Chicago
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

For what it is -- a budget motel -- it probably is among the best of that class of motel. It is a very nice, sparkling clean place, and the price is certainly right. BUT - and this is a big BUT -- the mattresses are among the worst I've ever spent a night on. I didn't choose to stay... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Thank you for the opportunity to let our potential guests know what type of mattresses we have. The Mattress you slept on was a Simmons Beautyrest with a 1.5" pillowtop. All our mattresses are this equivalent. We then encase the mattress with a Bed Bug protection enclosure, then add a 1" mattress pad to the top. I can see by... More

Vallejo, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

As Econo Lodges go, this is definitely one of the better ones out there. We would definitely consider this property again if we had another stay in Rochester in the future. My wife and I stayed here during a fairly long road trip through the Plains and Midwest for just one night. The property is located on one of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments. It sounds like you are familiar with the EconoLodge brand. I hope you had a great trip. Thank you for staying with us. More

Lake Zurich, Illinois
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed here for the first time toward the end of February 2014 and we were quite impressed. This is a budget hotel so don't expect anything super-fancy, but they've executed on the concept of low-cost extremely well. Everything is clean, fresh and operates well. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Sometimes it's the little things that can make a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Michael J, General Manager at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Ken, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate the nice comments you've made! The housekeepers are great at adding a personal touch to each room they clean. Your positive feedback will be much appreciated by the housekeeping staff and I look forward to sharing your comments with them! Thank you again for the great review.... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Econo Lodge South, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Econo Lodge South? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Econo Lodge South

Address: 1850 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Minnesota > Rochester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge South 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Choice Hotels, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere, Agoda and Otel so you can book your Econo Lodge South reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Rochester
Rochester Econo Lodge
Econolodge Hotel Rochester

35 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (29)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (14)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (7)

Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#7 Romantic Hotel in Rochester #7 Family Hotel in Rochester #11 Business Hotel in Rochester
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The EconoLodge was recently named "Hotel of the Year 2014" by Choice Hotels International. Econolodge is a Family owned hotel offering 100 % Smoke-free, and Pet free rooms. All rooms include a Microwave, Refrigerator, & Coffeemaker televisions are 32" HD LCD's, with HD cable & HBO. There is Free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. EconoLodge offers free local and long distance calls to 48 states. A complimentary shuttle will take you to the Mayo Clinic and Saint Mary's Hospital during normal clinic hours. An expanded continental breakfast is offered every morning from 6-9 am. EconoLodge is Located 2 miles south of Mayo Clinic and next door to Perkins Family Restaurant. 3 Blocks from Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Graham Arena Sports Complex. 1.5 Miles from Mayo Civic Convention Center, University of Minnesota Rochester, Apache Mall, Plummer House. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
62

See which rooms travelers prefer