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Carefree Inn

523 Griswold Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Housekeeping staff had called in sick so we were given the only room available which was a double smoking room (we are not smokers) even though the hotel only had a few cars in the parking lot. When we arrived, we noticed a strong smell of smoke and a shoebox-sized hole in the wall. The door was not correctly on... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a dump...holes in walls..ceiling colapsing...beds like rocks.. Flys in room...air conditioning didn't work so we were moved to the dumpy room next door...in need of major renovation...will definitely not stay here again even if free.

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Brownstown
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Once again I'm in need of a room and this trips winner is the Carefree Inn in Elyria, Oh. The property used to be the EconoLodge but recently changed ownership back in March. The room was clean and everything functioned properly. The linens on the bed were clean, but still had a really faint musty odor. I asked for a... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stayed 2 nights on a family visit. This was an Econo Lodge now under new management as Arlington Suites--Carefree Inn Elyria. In a convenient location just north of the mall at exit 145 from either I-90 or I-80. Staff were polite and friendly. Free continental breakfast consisting of waffles, coffee, OJ, muffins, bagels, cream cheese, 2 kinds of Kelloggs... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I came here while passing through. For what we paid it was a fairly clean place to sleep, nothing special. The whole property should get a face lift but the owner was kind and the motel was free of pests and anything off putting. Breakfast wasn't stellar but it was something to shove down before you get... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stopped here on my way from Milwaukee to PA when I was caught in a snow storm. Stayed at the first hotel we came to. It looked nice from the outside. The heat was not on in our room so it was freezing inside. We turned the heat up full blast but it still took forever to warm up and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had to stay at a motel for two nights, while my landlord had windows installed in home,I was renting, and this motel was an Excellent choice, was a nice clean room, its quite, the motel sets back from the street so you don't hear a bunch of traffic,its a nice size room, And I dealt with the owner Steve,... More 

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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Traveling with two adults and a small toddler. The room was very clean. No issues with cleanliness or noise. The room was average size and exceeded my expectations judging from the reviews. I would have no issues staying here again if I'm in the area.

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed at the Econo Lodge in Elyria over Memorial Day weekend as it was not far from the event we were attending. I'm sorry to say the hotel/motel needs a lot of maintenance. The front desk staff were helpful and pleasant and tried to address our issues, but our room was kind of disgusting in ways that couldn't really... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place was terrible! No one at the front desk to check us in. We got our rooms, one set of keys did not work, so we went down to the front desk to get the keys fixed, and the second time they did not work. Someone with a master key was able to open the room only to find... More 

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