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Econo Lodge

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200 South Pine Ridge Ave., Merrill, WI 54452 (Formerly Pine Ridge Inn)
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Merrill
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014
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  • Location
    4 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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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What can I say about this hotel other that it is terrible. Rooms are very out dated unless you get the one master suite. We went with a big group and blocked 15 rooms. Between one family finding a rotten hot pocket in their microwave to rooms that didn't have a microwave or fridge as the room description states, it... More 

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Wisconsin, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very limited breakfast option in the morning - basically toast or cereal. The kids complained about how dirty the pool and hot tub were - and the bathroom in the pool area was horrible. They do not have flat screen TV's in the rooms - only box TV's. There really is no lobby area to congregate. And there were dirty... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Pool was cold, looked dirty. Showers with rust and mold on the shower head. Porcelain fixtures smaller than average. Breakfast was donuts, bread, juice, coffee & bananas, cereal too. Beds were hard. No hair dryer in room, no ice in ice machine. Good things: location quick off highway 51, near Culver's & mcdonalds. Tube tvs, kind of small.

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our room was well-cleaned and relatively comfortable, but everything here did seem older and worn down. Some of the sheets and towels had small, old stains on them. (Again, they were clean, just stained.) The place could do with some new stuff. The paint on our door was scratched (looked like someone scratched the letter A into it), and the... More 

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bob2716, Owner at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our stay here was very nice.The room was clean and nice size for a one bedroom.We agree,ignore the negative reviews.Many of the motels in the area were hosting parents and athletes for the state tournament.Some of the other motels refused the students and familes the free breakfast.These hotels were in the $90 range.Econo Lodge did no such thing.Breakfast was for... More 

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bob2716, Owner at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to leave feedback about your stay. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful stay and we look forward to your next visit! From all of us, Econolodge of Merrill, WI More 

Racine, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had a change of plans and needed a hotel at the last minute. We normally wouldn’t stay at an Econo Lodge but due to the holiday weekend many hotels were full so we took a chance. The staff was friendly and helpful but the whole property needs some updating and could be cleaner in general.... thankful to have some... More 

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Ignore the negative reviews; this hotel is all that is expected when paying $60 for a room. The place is a bit dates but serves its purpose well. The beds are comfortable, the TV selection was fine, the linens were soft and the pool area was nice. The hotel was located in a nice area with access to Wal-Mart and... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Best part of our stay was leaving. Hotel was run down, but with right management, could have been alot better. There was a certain oppression I sensed in being there, and while it was mid-range in cost, the towels were threadbare and the beds were not as comfortable as many. They did try to be pleasant, so no problem with... More 

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Anacortes, Washington, USA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I stayed here three nights due to a family commitment in town. Thought I'd save a few bucks and went for the low rates. Unfortunately you get what you pay for. The continental breakfast was sadly lacking - cold cereal, toast, and day old danish. The bagels were dried out and sorry looking. The room was all right, but the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is my second time staying at this property and it's the rate that brought me back. We try to make a weekend visit to some of our favorite Northern Wisconsin bike trails every summer and it's worth it for me to stay away from the tourist areas, drive in for the day to hike, bike, mini-golf or whatever, and... More 

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