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“Old and rundown” 3 of 5 stars
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Days Inn Florence Downtown
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   400 South Court Street, Florence, AL 35630 (Formerly City Lodge - Florence)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Florence
Lakeland, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Old and rundown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

THis place is located downtown in a little corner. Not worth the money. Rooms are very small, and have to climb stairs to get to. Outdoor pool is in front of hotel, and not very nice. Staff is very nice, and helpful. Place is outdated, and rundown,

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed at the City Lodge based on positive reviews on an online hotel booking site. The price is more than competitive and the location is downtown and close to most attractions in Florence.

The good: The front desk personnel were friendly, the room was relatively clean, and everything worked. Wi-fi and cable were offered. The old CRT TV worked just fine. Plus the aforementioned location and price.

The bad: Public areas were not clean and the bathroom would not pass the white glove test, although I've seen much worse. The furnishings and carpet were tired and the elevator moaned and groaned. The 'continental breakfast' was three dry cereal dispensers, a half-empty juice machine and a pot of coffee.

Overall, not bad. Not good. Average and worth the low price but not much more.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The rooms are small, but reasonably clean. The beds had a bit of a creak and if you wanted to swing a cat, best use a kitten, but the appliances all worked, the lock was secure, the heater was excellent, as was the water pressure. The front desk were so incredibly nice, and amazingly helpful- we had a few special requests and all of them were accommodated immediately, cheerfully, and with more assistance than was requested. They go over and above the basic service. The sunset view from the top floor is amazing. Breakfast was adequate; the usual hotel pastry/cereal/gently aged fruit sort of thing, but they made a point of getting the newspapers for us. Parking is a little challenging and I didn't feel completely secure parking in the lot- park close to the lobby to have an eye kept on your car.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012 via mobile

The rooms was nasty and had a really bad odor. I guess you get what u pay for ):

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I was checking in for a night and had the wost experience of my life. I caught 8 bedbuds and could not sleep the entire time.
The next day i told the lady at the reception about my experience and she was not willing to agree with me at all.

Room Tip: Donot check in 312 that is the one that had bedbugs!!!!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I stayed at the hotel for about a month while working in Florence. The staff is very friendly. It is a reasonable place to stay. There are probably more family friendly hotels around. It is a good value.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The main reason for staying here is the price. All other hotels in town charge handsomely considering the size of the town.

The hotel itself is acceptable, if in need of a bit of investment. But if all you want is a clean bed, a clean bathroom and working Airco, then you'll be fine here.

It is within walking distance of the main street in downtown Florence, although you won't find a huge amount by way of dining or drinking options there.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 400 South Court Street, Florence, AL 35630 (Formerly City Lodge - Florence)
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Location: United States > Alabama > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Florence Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 82
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