Check in was smooth & quick. Room # 211. Furnishings are one firm queen bed, with three pillows. Four drawer chest. Flat screen television with 19 channels. Wall rack with 8 wooden hangers. Fridge, no micro., Micros are available in larger rooms with two beds. Overall room size is medium. A/C was on when I arrived & runs on the quiet side. Sound is a low hum.
Bathroom is a shower/tub combo. A mat for a non-skid surface. Safely handle on the side wall. Tub's side is a bit high, use the handle stepping in & out. Being July, temperature in the low/mid 90's, only needed cool water for shower. Not much space around the sink area. A combination of body lotion, shampoo & conditioner. Hair dryer. Plenty of towels. The bathroom, sink & overall room very clean. Daily maid service starts around 8:00. If sleeping in, use DO NOT DISTURB sign.
This is a three floor facility. The lower or basement is where the breakfast & laundry areas are located. Check in would be the first/main floor. A staircase leads to the top level or third floor. NO elevator. A guest computer is on the main floor. A micro & ice machine are located in the laundry room.
Breakfast is 6:00-9:00. A choice of two or three dry cereals. Toast, bagels, & muffins. Three coffees. Small 4 oz. orange juice. There soda, vending & other juice machine machines in the breakfast area. Only THREE tables. A guest needs to arrive early if wanting a table. There are trays which allows a a guest to take their breakfast to their room.
This facility's biggest drawback is the parking and getting in & out of the lot. Parking can be tight, the best vehicle for parking would be a small or mid-size vehicle. I found that backing into a space gave better visibly getting out. Traffic on Lee Highway is heaviest from 7:00 A.M. to &:00 P.M. If driving south on Lee Highway at this time period, turning into the parking lot can be difficult. A counted two handicapped spaces a short distance from the main entrance. The nearest restaurant is Chasin' Tails, a Cajun restaurant. Ate here twice.
I found all members very helpful. 'Anne' helped me with the Metro train subway system. The Metro is no more than av12-14 minute walk.
The chief reason for staying at Econo is the location to I-66 and the Metro. The A/C was a plus. The minus are the tight parking, traffic on Lee Highway, small sink & breakfast areas. Also there are NO stores of any kind to shop at. As long as I don't drive much during peak hours, I probably would stay again.
Jack L., Syracuse, New York.
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