We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 18 Petersburg hotels

Econo Lodge South

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16905 Parkdale Rd, I-95 Exit 41, Petersburg, VA 23805
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Choice Privileges Points
Save Saved
You added Econo Lodge South to your Saves list
Econo Lodge South
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Petersburg
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fsmith58 Lynchburg, Virginia
Write a Review

17 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lynchburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes lower price motels can be less than desirable. The Econo Lodge in South Petersburg proved to be a pleasant surprise. The room was clean--spotless in fact, and the bed was firm enough to be comfortable. Dont bother with the "free breakfast"--go up the highway a little ways and find a fast food place for a cheap, and better, meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front desk was was very nice and helpful. That was very reassuring because the place is on a dead end street and is run down. The room was clean enough but the mildew smell strong. No wifi connection. The pool is empty. The breakfast is orange colored juice and coffee/tea with stale cereal. The bed was comfy. I felt... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hinesville, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed here for a night with my daughter and our 2 dogs on our way to ny. They were pet friendly so that was a plus and right off I95 so it was decent. Front desk was nice and helpful plus I liked the fact it was empty no one to bother

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After reading several reviews on this place, I decided to roll the dice and make a reservation. After all, I was traveling alone and only needed a spot to sleep for the night. Yes, this place is located on what appears to be a dead-end road. Yes, it is old and past it's prime. If you are the nostalgic sort,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ocala, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Happily found a clean room after a long day in the car, I would stop here again! No restaurants close by, eat before you get here. Everything is north in Petersburg! Although the desk clerk said there is a Chinese place that would deliver here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
49 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Booked this room through priceline. Im not really sure why priceline considers this a 2 star. It should be a 1 star hotel, thats what it felt like. The living area seemed clean, the bathroom could have used a good cleaning, hair on the floor. TV worked, front desk was nice, a few questionable guests staying close by....Its close to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Pricelining a 2 star hotel is always risky - but usually if the hotel is new it's okay. This one, thought, not new, was really better than okay. Clean, comfortable beds, decent shower . . .and very affordable. Staff was beyond friendly and helpful . . .it was a great stop for the night. Breakfast was substandard - but free... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

It's a bit far away from downtown Petersburg but the staff is friendly and the hotel room I stayed in wss clean enough. Don't believe the negative reviews. The hotel is a good value for what it is - chain motel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The pro: The front desk personnel and manager were nice and accommodating when we asked to cancel our reservation after viewing our room. The cons: The room was dingy, threadbare everything, moldy smell, no coffee maker, empty pool. We thought the place was boarded up as we approached. We passed a parked car filled with smoke and young men on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Hope, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Stayed with dogs which we had to paid extra for. Average property, clean, free coffee and good wifi. Friendly staff, had dog statue on counter with a sign they were pet friendly but charged. It was raining so we stopped, Ref Roof Inn doesn't charge extra for pets, but we were in heavy rain so we paid

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Econo Lodge South, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Econo Lodge South? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Econo Lodge South

Address: 16905 Parkdale Rd, I-95 Exit 41, Petersburg, VA 23805
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Virginia > Petersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge South 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo, Choice Hotels, Hotels.com, Venere and Otel so you can book your Econo Lodge South reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (4)
Bathroom (1)
Dining (1)
Pool/beach area (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (8)
Room/suite (6)
Dining (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Petersburg with
any amenities