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Downtown Erie Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18 West 18th Street, Erie, PA 16501 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
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Ranked #33 of 35 hotels in Erie
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you a drug dealer that wants chlamydia? Well then this is the perfect place for you! This hotel has several unique amenities that are typically not found in hotels. One that is particularly charming is the "fitted" sheet that has no elastic, which makes for a great night of slipping all over your bed (it also feels like sandpaper!)... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I opted to sleep in my car at Walmart parking lot over this dump! The fronts desk gentleman was nice, however the hotel is in shambles! OLD, dilapidated, dirty, in disrepair, and in a very unsafe part of town with drunk people all over the balcony. The sheets were stained, the bedding stained and not washed...your best bet is to... More

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the WORST place I have ever stayed. My review is much like the others with a few more issues. We arrived with two small children, and had no toilet paper or towels to shower with. There were a ton of spiders in the shower. When you turned the water on it looked like mud until it became clear.... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There was barely any hot water. Things were broken or just didn't work. No wash clothes in the room when we arrived. Person at the front desk was sleeping when we walked in. The equipment in the weight room was broken. The rails were loose very dangerous.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place is a dump! My husband and I had been on the road for 14 hours and just needed a place to sleep for a few hours. We stopped on the interstate and were told everything was full in the area. It was 2 am and we were exhausted. The clerk suggested the Downtowner. I asked if it was... More

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I would not recommend this place to anyone!! I am very disappointed with Downtown Erie Hotel. After check in when I went to the room, only to find the air conditioner was not working correctly and the room phone was not working either. Went to the front desk, explained the situation, he said the phones were down. The clients in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Buyer beware! When we arrived at the hotel, a group was arguing with the person at the reception desk. That should have been our cue to go find another place. The arguement was heated and there were cops on site as well. We waited our turn and got the keys to the rooms (we had booked two rooms). The carpets... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Holes in ceiling due to water damage, duck tape holding walls together, semin stains on the curtains, cigarette burns and stains all over the sheets, walked in room asked for refund and manager denied refund and threatened to charge me more due to loss of business and threatened to call cops...

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Northville, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Perhaps the worst hotel I've ever stayed at. I travel extensively for work, and I cannot think of many hotels worse than this one. I'm not a picky person, and I'm pretty easy going when it comes to problems or mess ups, but this hotel is just off the chart awful. For starters, they would not let me check into... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The hotel has seen better days. It's whole ambience is of being worn, tired and ready for a complete refurbishment. Complimentary breakfast but nobody attended it. Coffee had run out and range of edibles was minimal.

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Address: 18 West 18th Street, Erie, PA 16501 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Erie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Downtown Erie Hotel 2*
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