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“Cheap, mostly clean but very basic accomodations” 2 of 5 stars
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Travelodge Lakeland
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3425 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809   |  
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Ranked #8 of 32 hotels in Lakeland
Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cheap, mostly clean but very basic accomodations”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My family of 4 stayed here twice over the course of a couple months- booked online at the same time. The hotel is old, dated and while the staff is great, the rooms are old. They are replacing old TVs with flat screens, but the beds are terrible- way too bouncy when shared, thin support when not shared. The halls are not air conditioned, there is no elevator (two floors with oversized bags can be difficult for older guests, we had to help an older couple get their bags to the second floor).
The first stay was better than the second one- room 219 had older TV, but AC didn't stink too badly- used Lysol on filter. Second stay was almost too much. Flat screen TV didn't work- maintenance had to replace cable (great maint. guy, BTW) suspected that previous guests had used gaming stations and changed settings. Not my TV, not going to get stuck with fixing it.
The bugs in the tub were dead, the mosquito on the balcony door was hungry. The Bathroom door wouldn't close- drywall screws used to hold the hinges in place.
Now all of that was minor compared to the strong cat urine smell from the AC for the entire stay in room 225. The room was saturated with the smell of urine even with it off. There were no other rooms for a family of 4 but the manager did offer the King bed room and a cot.
We declined it and tried to make it an adventure for the kids. I tried to save a few dollars and it cost me restful sleep and smelly clothing. Manager offered a discount on the next stay, but I think that ship has sailed.

Room Tip: LaQuinta is a bit more but better, Days Inn is 1 exit farther (1 mile) and much better for about tth...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amin M, General Manager at Travelodge Lakeland, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
J M, thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review. I am disappointed that your second stay wasn’t as enjoyable as your first. Based on our records, it looks like you stayed two nights each stay. We want every guest to enjoy his or her stay, and we especially want them to end on a good note. All of our rooms have flat screen TVs now, and we are working to renovate the second building’s amenities. Again, we sincerely apologize for the leaky AC and wet carpet. The room’s carpet has already been replaced, and the AC has been fixed. We take a lot of pride in our property, so when problems do arise we work to fix them immediately- which is why we average such high ratings. I appreciate you noting that our staff offered you different accommodations, but I respect your decision to make an adventure of it. If you will be returning to Lakeland, we would really like the opportunity to accommodate you again. And of course, with a discount.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I found the room well proportioned. We stayed in a two double bed type room and facing the back which was quieter and near the pool. The price is a good deal and they are near an IHOP which makes it perfect to have your fix if you are craving comfort food. The sheets looked very worn and made me a little nervous wondering if they had been changed before us. I would ask the staff to change sheets before sleeping if possible and otherwise its a good stay. Shower had good pressure and the room smelled fine.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amin M, General Manager at Travelodge Lakeland, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Our housekeeping changes the sheets between each guest, as well as during the guest’s stay upon request. Next time, feel free to ask, and we will be happy to change the sheets for you. It is very important that each of our guest’s feel safe, comfortable and relaxed while staying at Travelodge of Lakeland.
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

On our vacation, we stayed for a week in this hotel for the first time and I have to say I was very surprised on how good, secure and clean the hotel was for a great price with nice clean rooms (we rented 2 rooms) and a very nice staff. Free wi-fi, balconies, outside pool, on site gym and laundry, Directv with flat screen, lots of great restaurants and a gas station in the area and working AC. Everything was working properly and had no issues whatsoever during that whole week. They do need to improve the breakfast, there was no good variety. I would definetly come back and remommend it to everybody.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amin M, General Manager at Travelodge Lakeland, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay. We strive to ensure every guest feels safe, relaxed and comfortable. We offer breakfast based on the Travelodge standards, so we will pass your displeasure on to the corporate offices. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review; we look forward to seeing you again!
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lake alfred,fl
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

for 50 bucks a night, you cant get a better deal. pool, fitness area (tredmill, eliptical), restauant on site and right next to the Interstate. Very clean, nice staff and WELL worth the money! all rooms have balconies and flat screen tv's. good water pressure and COLD ac. mcdonalds across the street also and a mall within walking distance!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amin M, General Manager at Travelodge Lakeland, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves on affordable rates and exceptional service. I am glad you were able to take advantage of our convenient location during your stay.
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Clermont, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed at the Travelodge Lakeland for a dance competition this past weekend. I must say that this hotel is absolutely great. The rooms were very modern and so nice, the hotel was clean and the staff is outstanding. We asked if we could have a late check out since we wanted to rest after an early morning of competing and they were so great, they allowed us to stay until about 2:30 which was so helpful to us. We will definitely stay again should our dance competitions bring us to Lakeland again. Thank you Travelodge Lakeland!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amin M, General Manager at Travelodge Lakeland, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Our staff works very hard to please everyone, so comments like these drive us to continue doing such a great job. We hope to see you again.
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Address: 3425 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lakeland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 32 hotels in Lakeland
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Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Lakeland 2*
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