I have checked 3 times to make sure we are all talking about the same place. This was by far the nastiest place I have ever stayed in my life! I was exhausted when I got to the hotel or I would have left after seeing the room.
The check in was nice but the lady behind the desk was not allowed to give me the rate that was listed on the internet. I asked if there was a computer I could use and she directed me to a computer in the lobby. I walked over and in 5 minutes booked my room for 20 dollars cheaper than the walk up rate. I assume that by getting this rate I also got a room meant for that rate.
I was directed to drive around the building to a single room on the second floor. By looking at the cars in the lot it appeared the hotel was at about 5% occupancy. I parked near my room and had to walk up the stairs. The stairs looked like somebody had been dragging a dead body down them by the amount of dried sticky stuff all over them. I found my room and unlocked it but the door would only open about 10 inches or so…I put my shoulder into it and it finally opened. The room smelled like the smoking areas at the Atlanta airport. The “carpet” had to be 20 yrs old and was about the consistency of outdoor carpet. One twin bed awaited me with the standard 30 yr old comfortable on top of it….which I grabbed immediately and threw into the corner of the room. I made my way to the bathroom and after turning on the light I thought I needed to go request my money back and check out of this place. I thought again and only having 6 hours till I needed to be out of the hotel …I thought I could deal with it.
Just wanting to get some sleep I got undressed and left my socks on till I got in bed. Having walked around the room about 3 times before getting in the bed I noticed my socks were already black on the bottom. The mattress was a total of about 6 inches thick and had to be the original mattress for this room. This was the lumpiest thing I have ever seen…much less slept on. There were 2 pillows on the bed that were not much thicker than the pillowcase. I started once to look at the pillows inside the cases but changed my mind worried about what I might find. I tried to use the phone and request a wake-up call but the phone would not work.
I took 2 over the counter sleep aides and slept about 4 hours. I awoke and went to take a shower. The “goodies” left in the room consisted of two bars of soap and 2 bottles of lotion….not wanting to think that out too far I decided just to wash my hair with the bar of soap. The shower had hot water which made me feel lucky at this point. The bottoms of my feet were black after my two trips around the room before getting in the shower. The cheap shower curtain kept sticking to me and was too short for the tub and water kept getting on the floor of the bathroom from the shower. The water would not drain from the tub very quickly so it kept getting deeper on my ankles. I let the water drain out and then got back in the shower to was my feet again as my mind would not quit thinking about that water I was standing in.
I thought about making some coffee with the pot on the bathroom sink but decided I was not THAT in need of coffee. I got dressed and got out as quickly as I could. This is the first time I can ever remember leaving a hotel room after taking a shower and feeling dirty. The sidewalks did not look any better in the daylight than they did at night. I carried my rollerboard again as I didn’t want that “stuff” on my wheels.
I know you get what you pay for but this place needs to be closed. I can’t believe Econo-Lodge allows their name on this place. Do yourself a favor…stay elsewhere….if you don’t have the money for elsewhere….sleep in your car and shower at a truckstop….you will feel better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A staple hotel in Leesburg, Fl. Located less than a mile from Downtown Leesburg. We accommodate for any size event, reunions, parties,conferences, and have the largest pool in town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Leesburg