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Econo Lodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3928 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA 94552   |  
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Phoenix, AZ
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“Yuck”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

Dirtiest hotel ever. The wifi only worked in certain areas of the hotel room, so you couldn't sit in bed with your laptop to use it. There was no iron. There was a bloodstain on the comforter and brown stains that looked like feces on the blanket. Loud fan in the bathroom. The owner/night desk worker was creepy.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — dirtiness
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2007

We stayed here 11/21-23/07 while visiting relatives for Thanksgiving. This was the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. We forgot to request nonsmoking so had nicotine perfused smoking rooms. The clerks spoke little English, and I had to call 3 times before I could confirm our reservation. We had 2 rooms - one for our kids, one for us. The rooms had broken lightbulbs, torn window screens, holes in the sheets, a broken toilet paper dispenser, cracked sink porcelain and were generally in terrible repair. I will never stay at an Econo Lodge again!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Smoking rooms
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2006

First impressions are important and the grounds are outstanding . The staff is everything you expect in a fine establishment .The rooms are clean and comfortable ,we did not want for a thing. Price is always a factor.You will come away from this lodging experience feeling as though you really (and finally) got the best of the deal.If you have to be away from home,I highly recommend this Lodge .Oh and if you are concerned about the location,don't be.The Lodge is situated in a super neighborhood with great views.Easy access to everything.
Try it ...you'll be glad you did ..

  • Stayed December 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2005

Rooms were clean and nice. They do have decent breakfast coffee, donuts, toast, and orange juice. Was very quiet. Good stay will come back

  • Stayed December 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pismo Beach, CA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2005

The room accomodations were fine, with minor exceptions (i.e., no mirrors other than in the bathroom, not enough lighting).
The breakfast that was available was not what was advertised on their site. Breakfast was a pre-packaged roll and coffee/orange juice. It was OK, but not what was promised.
Last and worst - we could hear everything the neighbors said. It was OK until it got later in the evening. At 2:30 am, I called to the mgr. about the situation. Nothing was done - no knock on their door, no call to their room - and the noise went on.
We'll never return.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2004

Excellent Location. Great Customer Service. The Front Desk provided me idea of the attractions and recommended me one of the best pizza's I have ate in my life. Nice rooms and view is just gorgous. I would have expected to pay a lot for this room somewhere else. But the price is a steal with the ammenities that it offers. Also do not miss out on the Donuts in the morning. Nice quiet place and friendly staff. i definately will be back to visit my family I found the place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2004

Great rooms, clean and beautiful view of the bay. Friendly staff. Also jacuzzi rooms for a bargain they had TV's in the Bathroom for $100 bucks. A steal and nice area. Very quite. A worthwhile say. Definately 5 out of 5.

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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 3928 E. Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA 94552
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Location: United States > California > Castro Valley
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Castro Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
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Also Known As:
Econo Hotel Castro Valley
Econo Lodge Castro Valley
Castro Valley Econo Lodge

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