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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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Merrill, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a Delightful and great stayed at the Econo Lodge, Merrill, WI for 15 day and 14 night. The owners and the employees were pleasant and went out of their way to be helpful. The facilities were more than I expected, the whole lodge was beautiful; warm, inviting, and exquisitely decorated. Rooms were great; extremely comfortable with lots of... More 

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Thank Nilesh S
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nilesh S, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

For escape to a historic small town, or an outdoors Up North weekend...This hotel is a very good base...Fine alternative for people used to rustic cabins. The new owners are doing the quiet upgrades, and the price was very right. And the location is a bit of a sleeper -- quiet end of a busy street. Although it is walking... More 

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1 Thank Mike O
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It was first stay in EconoLodge....It was a good exprience of motel bcz as per price they provides good facilities such as Pool with Spa, Break fast is not with many varieties but whatever they offer it's enough to start the day, high speed Wi-Fi, Room was very clean and well arranged with Small Friedge, Microwave, Iron with table, closet....last... More 

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Thank Danny P
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

twice not the cleanest...or quiet You really need to clean up the property for the amount you charge per room. The bathroom wasn't very clean and the sheets not fresh. a load of laundry sat in the front doorway of the hotel, carpets not clean.

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Thank Donald G
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Donald, Thank you for Review 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 exceptional experience for our guests in the future. You stay at our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is a good value when needing a stay over for a few days. It is in a good location to go for day trips . It does not have modern conviences like a elevator, ice machine was on bottom floor and a single entrance doors (difficult when bringing in lots of luggage and coolers) but nice not needing... More 

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Thank Sharon E P
bob2716, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This Econo Lodge is still a good option for us on our way to & from the bustling towns with expensive hotels further north. We go up there for the day, have our fun, then retreat to Merrill for a quiet night. Yes the hotel is aging, the furniture is old and the breakfast options are limited, but that's what... More 

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Thank CorpsofDiscovery
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for Review our Hotel. We will work on your comments & try to improve the level which our custemer really need from us. Thanks More 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very accommodating employees. Had to rent a room for a couple of nights because my apartment wasn't open until the 1st. Rooms are pleasant, good price, and furniture is very useful. I'd recommend for anyone needing to stay in Merrill for a few days.

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1 Thank Katy B
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Katy B Thank you for taking the time to fill out our online survey with such positive feedback! I have shared your comments with my staff, and they join me in thanking you for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking... More 

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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7 Thank Todd S
Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 Thank Sarah M
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, Thanks for Review out Hotel. We are appologies for service & facility you are looking for but we aren't able to Fulfilled. We updated many things in Hotel such as LED TV, Ice Machine, Reservation Area, Pool & Spa and BreakFast Room. I hope you like to stay again and give opportunity to us fulfill your expectation. Thanks More 

Fall Creek, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank koenila
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our online survey with such feedback! I have shared your comments with my staff, we will take prompt action on your suggestions. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to providing you the pleasant accommodations and service the next time you are in town. Kind Regards,... More 

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