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Econo Lodge

2.0 of 5
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3501 Pacific HWY E, Fife, WA 98424 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn)
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Fife
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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El Cajon, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Came here on July 26th, 2014 with a friend. I was only staying here because it was my birthday and friends and I were going out in tacoma that night and needed a place close by to crash because we live in Seatac. Booked the room, the desk agent said I could check in any time after 3. Okay so... More 

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El Paso, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

my family and I stayed at this hotel in July, we needed a quick overnight room close to Tacoma to stay in for about 8 hours. The price was great on the room but once we got in the room it was absolutely disgusting.The room smelled. My children were afraid to even put their feet on the floor. We slept... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Location was good, easy on/off access. Also, checked in and visited surrounding area; upon retuning in evening, not the first towel, wash cloth, hand towel or rug towel in bathroom. The desk clerk delivered them around 8:45 p.m.. My friend told the morning desk clerk I would fire the cleaning crew if I managed the place. We didn't eat breakfast... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place was very inexpensive, with tax only about $55. However the room was not very big and the 2 queen beds had mattresses that sagged, and the sheets were a light grey, not white by any means. The breakfast area was dirty, and not many items, nothing was replenished while we were there (about 20 minutes) and there were... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

There are many, many problems with this hotel (building with beds and sinks). Our first uncomfortable moment came when we entered our room and there were already bags, fishing poles, coolers in the room and it smelled.....awkward. Then when we go to the room and it had an odor on undetermined nature or origin. There was no shampoo, soap, coffee...a... More 

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Lodi, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

My husband and I rented a room here.We have stayed in many motels while traveling and this was by far the worst.After check-in we went to the room and I was actually shocked at the condition.It reeked of body odor that had been sprayed with a huge dose of Lysol, it was just plain disgusting.Dirty run down room,curtains falling off... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Price was ok. Really the main problem i have with this place is that the owner will watch you leave then go in your room and turn off all the lights and the heater. I only left one light on so it would look like someone might still be in the room. Wasnt like i had the place all lit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Now is Econo Lodge. Room not cleaned until after 4pm. Carpet so sticky that I had to put towels down. Sheets had dirt marks on them and not changed the entire week I stayed there. Towels very thin and small. Drunks outside. Walls so thin that i could hear tv all night from room next door. Area outside rooms stink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

I stay here for long periods of time about every 35 days. It is very clean. Front desk is very kind, couteous and helpful. I mean it's not a Marriot or a Hilton but for what you pay it is Really Nice for the Price. When there has been problems they always try to address it as soon as possible.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

Stayed here on May 13th. The desk clerk did nothing but complain. She complained about a few guys in the lobby talking, she complained about someone who kept calling and asking questions, and she complained about the weather. All I wanted was a room, not to hear her take on how miserable she was. This motel is adequate, I really... More 

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