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Volunteer Lodge

2316 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, TN 37604
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The lodge was very welcoming and helpful since I arrived after midnight. The room was very clean , the bed was comfortable. The Wifi was easy to connect to. This is a great spot for low budget students looking for nice place to stay to visit Eastern State Tennessee University. The staff was helpful with direction. It is a comfortable... More 

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Liberty, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a low budget $50/night motel. It is older with some updating, definitely like the old motor lodges. We'd requested non-smoking, but it obviously was not smoke free. Rather unique colors, pink and red walls. The bed was standard motel mattress. But it was clean. The managers are from India and the gentleman that checked us in said that... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

First off, I don't know where to start. Either with the sticky-stained carpet, brown streaky stained tub, the broken toilet with do-do stained feces, the towels and sheets which appeared to be stained with years of bodily fluids, the dark gloomy room which was probably used to disguise all of the filthiness or them just being cheap [--], and etc.... More 

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Catsville
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My son and I went to the Bristol Nascar race in Bristol, TN. We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, the night before the race and the night of the race. We arrived at 11:30 PM Sat night. They said they had to rebook because I arrived so late. Although they called my wife at home around 11:00 pm... More 

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Delray, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Nastiest room ever.not cleaned or painted in years.he carpet is sticky to touch.no place to hang clothes.holes,stains and mold covered walls.mirrors and windows all smeared and not wiped.bedding and towels badly stained.bad smell in there. no bath tissue in room. police patrol all around.owner not nice and ripped me off when i said i was not going to stay the... More 

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

We went down as a group and stayed at the Volunteer Lodge based on price and the pictures on the web page. We were quoted one price when we booked it but was chaged a higher price when we checked out. When I got my bank statement I found they charged my credit card an additional $9.16 per room and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Before the Volunteer Lodge was a bad place to stay, however now it is one of the greatest and cheapest hotels in Johnson City. The new owners are very friendly and willing to go the extra mile to comfort the guests. They have cleaned up the place very nicely and the rooms are much much more cleaner and better! The... More 

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virginia
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2008

This is the worst motel I have ever stayed in. I had no hot water in shower, no cold water in sink, phone was broken, bare wires hanging out of wall where smoke detector should have been, absolutely filthy, and Sunday evening when I came in dripping wet from thunderstorm, all my towels and soap were gone! The air conditioner... More 

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tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2008

This was the worst hotel i have ever stayed in my life. I wish we had read the review on this hotel before we made reservations. The other could'nt have been more correct, this place needs to be demolished. There was mold around the tub, the water control fell off, the water spigot was loose and about to fall off.... More 

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KY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2007

Never Again! I arrived at at Econolodge at 11:30pm after working all day.My wife called the hotel and had everything ready to go so I could just get the key and go to my room.The first thing I saw when opened the door to my room was a cockroach.I should have turned around and left right then,but I was so... More 

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