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Econo Lodge South

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1850 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
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Ranked #6 of 53 hotels in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014
lockpak Hancock, Michigan
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hancock, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
15 helpful votes 15 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

Kaukauna
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Palatine, IL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We recently stayed there and were extremely happy with the friendly service, cleanliness, and quiet surroundings. The breakfast was included and it was great, too, something for everyone and everything fresh! The staff couldn't have been more helpful with whatever we needed. ( like the use of an ironing board and iron) They even printed out directions and times for... 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 enjoyed your stay. I want to thank you for recommending us to other people, it is our best form of advertizing and we appreciate it very much. Mike More

Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I was disappointed when I brought my group of teenagers to stay during a conference and there was a X-rated channel in the cable package. When we asked the desk if that channel could be disabled the staff was sympathetic, but only had one option, unhooking all channels. We took him up on that offer. I will not be staying... More

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

Hillary, thank you for your comments. We have worked on the issue of HBO programming. Our investigation into the subject we found that we are required by Choice Hotels to have a premium channel. Either HBO or Showtime, both have programming that we are not happy with and do not represent the values of our hotel. We have not found... More

Chadron, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is the second time I have stayed here. This place is perfect for adults who need a clean quiet place. I had surgery at the mayo clinic and we stayed there for 6 days. The staff are very friendly and I am really impressed with how clean they keep the place. The first time I stayed here it was... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate feedback from our guests in order to provide excellent service and a great stay. I will be sure to pass along your positive comments to our staff! We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town. Thanks again, More

Guymon, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Staff was helpful and friendly. Our rooms were spotless, nice size flat screen tvs, breakfast was nice, juices and cereals and waffles. Everyone here made a very difficult visit to Mayo much easier. If we have to come back we will definitely not give a second thought as to where we'll stay. This is it!

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

Thank you for the positive review! I am very pleased to hear that you had a great stay at our hotel. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town. More

Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

No wonder this hotel won the Hotel of the Year for Econo Lodges in 2012!!! Great clean rooms, great staff, great breakfast, great location! Enough said! Whether you go for business, leisure, or to the Mayo Clinic, I would highly recommend!

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

Randy, We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased to hear that you had a "Wonderful!" stay, and find us to be worthy of our awards! Feedback from our guests is very important to us and helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great... More

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Address: 1850 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Rochester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge South 2*
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Rochester
Rochester Econo Lodge
Econolodge Hotel Rochester

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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#7 Romantic Hotel in Rochester #9 Family Hotel in Rochester #10 Business Hotel in Rochester
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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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