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Econo Lodge Downtown

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   817 Central Ave. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87102
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
MCB773 Saint Clair, Missouri, United States
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Clair, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling across country in a moving truck, the front desk clerk was a great help finding us a parking spot close to our room. The room was very comfortable. There was a good selection for breakfast, complete with a complimentary newspaper.

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Front D, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this review. It was our pleasure to accommodate you in every way. We look forward to your next visit. More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay at the Econo Logde. Although getting in and out can be a little tricky due to traffic, the location is excellent! The room was very nice and clean, bed were comfy. This room seemed to be recently remodeled--everything was in excellent condition. Staff (especially cleaning staff) were very friendly. I would have given this location... More

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Front D, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

I'm glad you found our location to be convenient and our housekeeping staff to be welcoming. However, I wish that your expectations had been exceeded in quality amenities. I do thank you for bringing this matter to our attention and I assure you that we are correcting this issue for improved convenience in future visits. More

Mesa, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in at this Econo Lodge for a night as we were passing through Albuquerque. I generally try to stay away from Econo Lodge because they tend to be old run-down motels in seedy locations. I got a good rate through Priceline and was "assigned" this motel. I was pleasantly surprised! The motel is well-cared for. It is old and... More

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Front D, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you very much for finding the time to write a review from your busy schedule. We sincerely appreciate the very positive comments regarding how we strive to maintain our property, the overall cleanliness of the amenities, as well as the hospitality of our staff. We do hope that you would stay with us again next time you are in... More

Moriarty, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I made a reservation for my son using points obtained as a Platinum Level Choice Privileges Member. The reservation (which I can prove because I still have the original email) was for a SMOKING room. As per policy, the property required a credit/debit card for incidental expenses. Yesterday, my son discovered that the hotel charged $50 against his card. When... More

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Front D, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback. You can be assured that we will conduct an investigation to get to the root of the matter. We want to emphasize that it is only when a decision of a department is against our policy that it will be reversed in favor of a guest. However, if it is... More

15 reviews 15 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed for one night while passing through. The customer service was very pleasant. The free breakfast was adequate. Regular carbs as usual and milk for protein. Not too bad. Bed was fine. Needed to hold down handle to flush toilet and that was fine. No security chain inside the door

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Front D, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We know that you have a choice when you travel and appreciate you for electing to stay at our property. We are very glad to hear that on the whole we were able to give you a superb experience. Reviews such as yours motivate us to reach for even greater heights. Thank... More

El Paso, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed for 3 Days. When we got there though which was at 3p.m. our rooms weren't ready so we still had to wait 30 min. For them to finish. They're average in cleanliness but we got a no smoking room and got a bed with a sheet with a hole from a cigarette burn. There's a mini fridge, a... More

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Front D, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing to our attention your experience and comments regarding your stay in our hotel. Your feedback is important to us, as it tells us whether we are doing a splendid job or we need to correct certain deficiencies. We apologize that your room was not ready for occupancy immediately after your arrival and you had to wait... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

clean and nice people we almost always stay here when traveling through. We had terrible internet this time. Will ask for room closer to the "hub" next time. Good location if you are traveling I40.....

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Front D, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again. We know you have a choice when you travel and greatly appreciate you decided to stay with us once more. Thank you for your kind praises which will be shared with the entire staff who work hard each day to ensure the whole place is immaculately clean and our guests feel... More

Delray Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The staff was very nice and seemed genuinely interested in pleasing their customers at the Econo Lodge Downtown. The location was spot on and felt very safe and it was awesome we could literally park our car right at the door to our room. My one complaint is the cleanliness. I found dried pee spots on the toilet and also... More

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Front D, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

It gave us great pleasure to read you that overall you had an enjoyable experience at our hotel. Your comments will be shared with our staff, thank you. They will be most happy to hear that their sincere efforts to serve and care did not go unnoticed or unappreciated. We are also pleased to learn that our ideal location and... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The only thing wrong with this hotel is that it's a bit tired.. But it did have everything we needed, and as we've continued our road trip I realise you can't take them for granted. There's a hotel across the road with a swish lounge that sells very expensive drinks.. A restaurant down the road that did good meals, bus... More

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Front D, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

It always brings us immense pleasure to read such kind praises for our hotel. There is no better reward than to be well appreciated by someone who has experienced first-hand the accommodation and services we proudly offer. We thank you for recognizing the many advantages that come with staying in a strategically located hotel. We wish to thank you for... More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly and courteous. The hotel was situated right in downtown so it was very convenient to walk down to restaurants. The room was quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was adequate.

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Sean J, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Our dedication to serve is fuelled by the wonderful feedback our guests openly share to us, thank you for choosing to stay with us and giving us an opportunity to show you the kind of service we are willing to give our valued guests. The appreciation you have for the overall cleanliness, the convenient location as well as the great... More

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Address: 817 Central Ave. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
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Albuquerque Econo Lodge

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The Econo Lodge Downtown Albuquerque hotel near the Albuquerque Convention CenterThe Econo Lodge® Downtown is conveniently located less than one mile from the Albuquerque Convention Center and the University of New Mexico. This Albuquerque, NM hotel is close to popular attractions like the Albuquerque Aquarium, the Rio Grande Zoo, historic Old Town Albuquerque and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.The Albuquerque International Sunport airport is three miles away. The surrounding area offers a variety of entertainment venues, shopping centers and eateries. The hotel is close to several restaurants and cocktail lounges, including the Artichoke Café, McDonald's, Milton's Family Restaurant and Coaches Sports Grill.Superior hotel accommodations include:Free continental breakfastFree local callsFree coffeeOutdoor heated poolPet-friendly hotel (stay fee applies)This Albuquerque, NM hotel also provides business travelers with additional conveniences like large work desks and access to fax services.All spacious guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers and coffee makers. Some rooms feature balconies. Non-smoking and handicap accessible rooms can be requested.Ample parking is provided on the premises and can accommodate most vehicles and trucks.The Econo Lodge Downtown offers ideal accommodations, friendly customer service and affordable rates, with easy access to all Albuquerque, New Mexico attractions. ... more   less 
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