We made our reservations on Econolodge.com, however when we got to the hotel we were not given the 2 queen bed room we had reserved. We were instead given a very small 1 queen bed room. We went back down to the front desk and we were told if we didn't directly call the hotel to make the reservation, the mix-up wasn't their fault. They would not compensate the difference in room rate, so we were grudgingly given a king size room. It sounded like they were going to have to bump another reservation sometime down the line.
In their favor, the hotel is all non-smoking and they are still in the process of remodeling.
Having seen 2 rooms in the hotel, I would say they are "putting lipstick on a pig". The king size room was remodeled, it had new carpet, with a nice granite sink, refridgerator and microwave area. A fairly new couch and new drapes.
However, the hallways are badly in need of new carpet and paint, at least washing the dirt off the walls and woodwork. The doors to the rooms are very scuffed up and were difficult to shut, we could not get the deadbolt lock to work. There was no mattress pad and the bottom sheet was too small and wouldn't stay tucked in. There was a remote for the A,/C unit that was filthy (I put it into a plastic bag to use it). There were hairs in the bathroom.
Bottom line is: stay somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, an Old Saybrook hotel near Essex Village. Just outside of Essex Village, the The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites(R) hotel provides easy access to several area attractions. Local points of interest like the Mohegan Sun casino, Gregory James Gallery, General William Hart House historical landmark and Harvey's Beach are minutes from this Old Saybrook, CT hotel.Nearby Mystic Seaport-The Museum of America and the Sea offers so much to see and do. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the 19th century seafaring village where you can see history come alive in the countless maritime galleries, displays, museums and more.A variety of entertainment venues and retailers can be found in the surrounding area. Several restaurants and cocktail lounges are close by; some are within walking distance to the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Old Saybrook
- Old Saybrook Econo Lodge