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Downtown Erie 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we entered the lobby and saw the dirty glass doors we should have turned around. The pool was out of service. The number for our room was written on the door in sharpie. Our room was less than clean. The remote did not work on the ancient TV. There was an ironing board with no iron. The advertised lounge... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were disappointed, to say the least, when we checked into this hotel, the property is a mess. The windows are broken on the third floor where our room was and they looked like they were going to fall out onto the road. The lobby is nice, but nothing else is. The front desk clerk was rude and when my... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dirty. Nasty. Run down. First room given to us, the air conditioner was broken. Given a new room, air conditioner functional, but barely. Musty odor. Late at night, other guests were still by the pool, yelling and partying. Called the hotel office, who apparently spoke to these guests, but it did not put a stop to it.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I generally don't write bad reviews, but this visit was just awful. The front desk people were friendly and tried to be helpful, but that and the beds appeared to be clean and comfortable were the only good things about the whole stay. And I have stayed here several times over the last winter and it was not this run... More 

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Corinth, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Checked into this hotel after traveling from Pittsburgh to Cleveland and partially back late at night. Checked in around 10:45pm. Clerk was young and barely seemed to know what to do. Lobby and website are ok. Get to the room which the clerk says is on the top floor (3rd). Upon getting on elevator that was very slow, there were... More 

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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This hotel was so old and dirty, we left and were glad to give up our first night charge just so we wouldn't have to stay overnight. I read reviews before I booked but I do not understand how anyone could stay here. No bulbs in the lamps, tv reception very poor, dirty bathroom and the smell of smoke was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stay away at all costs. This place is a dive. They lie to your face. They advertise a free continental breakfast and free wifi.... Both are a joke. Breakfast was so minimal and everything was already finished half an hour into it. Was it finished or does it even exist. And wifi does not work and they have every excise... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Downtown Erie Hotel was nice and relatively clean. It was on a busier street so you could hear traffic. We had a pool view and it face a less busier street so there was not as much noise. Overall it was a pleasant experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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 August 10, 2014

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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