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Econo Lodge South

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1850 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
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Ranked #5 of 53 hotels in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Vallejo, California
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19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

Klemme, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

First time staying at this Rochester property and was pleasantly surprised at the comfort, cleanliness of the room and helpfulness of the staff. A four inch snowfall buried our car overnight and the hotel had the lot cleared, snow manually removed beside and behind our car, and blew the snow off the car before check out time. Truly service above... More

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Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We really appreciate the high scores and all the positive feedback. I'm very pleased to know that we gave you great service during your stay. We have a great staff and the housekeepers work very hard to keep the rooms clean! I am very pleased you decided to... More

Harmony, MN
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a great property! Pleasant staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds, good breakfast; basically everything you could ask for, and more! They go far above and beyond what you will often find in similar brand properties. Just a couple of examples that I rarely see in similar properties; plenty of outlets for the electronic gadgets we all need to charge... More

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Michael J, General Manager at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Steve, I'm happy to hear that our hotel was "everything you could ask for, and more!" What a compliment! I'm so pleased you had a great stay at our hotel, and I will be sure to pass on your comments to our housekeepers! A little encouragement can go a long way, and your comments will make their day :) More

Hancock, Michigan
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I booked this based on the reviews and was not disappointed. The room was comfortable as well as the bed. We really didn't hear much noise from the hallway. Overall a quiet stay. Breakfast was good and they kept it refilled pretty well. Someone from housekeeping apparently has an artistic touch and turned some of the linens into an elephant... More

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Michael J, General Manager at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

lockpak, I'm happy to hear the reviews rang true. We appreciate you taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review, yourself. The fun towel designs are a creative touch that our housekeepers came up with! We have a great team of staff, and I will be sure to let our housekeepers know that you enjoyed that extra touch! More

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I stayed there one night, and I read the reviews here on this site and they are very true. This is a very nice updated hotel. Very clean and very quiet. Beds were very comfortable, breakfast was good. Plenty of options. Took the shuttle to the clinic and it was very easy. I will be staying there again the next... More

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Michael J, Manager at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

563trace, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate the positive feedback, and are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us. See you next time! More

Evansville, Indiana
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

First, I can't believe the price for this nice of a hotel. It looked well-maintained from outside, but when we entered the lobby I was surprised how warm and inviting the atmosphere was. Our room was very clean and fresh smelling. We had two comfortable Queen beds and I loved that each bed had (4) pillows. We slept well and... More

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Michael J, Manager at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

David, Thank you so much for taking the time to go on Trip Advisor to share your experience! It was so wonderful to read about your pleasant stay at our hotel. I have printed your review and shared it with our staff. Reviews like yours are very encouraging and make us enjoy our work all the more!! THANK YOU! More

12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is an older hotel that was newly remodeled. Though you could see that some items were reused, and there is nothing wrong with that, the rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly and our stay was great. Though they have a continental breakfast, we met friends at the Perkins right next door for breakfast, which was... More

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Michael J, Owner at Econo Lodge South, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. I am glad you noticed the changes from remodeling. We have finished the Elevator, Fitness room, Business Center. As you mentioned some of the furniture is older. We hired an Amish cabinet maker to build our furniture. I have found that Amish people work at their own speed. The new furniture was supposed to... More

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Additional Information about Econo Lodge South

Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Rochester
Rochester Econo Lodge
Econolodge Hotel Rochester
Address: 1850 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Rochester
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rochester
#7 Business Hotel in Rochester
#8 Family Hotel in Rochester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge South 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The EconoLodge is an award winning hotel, earning Choice Hotels "Hotel of the Year" in 2009 and 2012 and Choice Hotels Platinum Awards for the past 5 years. Econolodge is a Family owned hotel offering 100 % Smoke-free, and Pet free rooms. All rooms include a microwave, refrigerator, televisions are 32" HD LCD's, with 71 HD channels and 8 HBO HD channels. There is free wireless internet available throughout the hotel supported by a dedicated fiber optic line. 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 When clinic is open. 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 
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