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“Enjoyed our stay very much” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3160 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104 (Formerly News Inn of Bowling Green)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 31 Hotels in Bowling Green
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our stay very much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Hi Folks,
Spent two nights with Econolodge. We enjoyed our stay. The rooms were very clean. A little dated compared to some of the newer places but a good value run by friendly people at a fair price.
Also it is a convenient location for many attractions in Bowling Green.
As soon as I get a date for next years event that takes me to Bowling Green I intend to book a room here again.
Thanks!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coarsegold
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We had intended to stay at the Hampton, located across the street, but we thought it was over priced at $160. The Eono Lodge looked clean, had acceptable reviews on Tripadvisor, and was $60, We checked in and were plesantly surprised with the room. The room, bathroom, and bed were immaculately clean,. The bed was comfortable comfortable, The carpet was not worn, and the room did not have any offensive odors.
We had a restful night.

There was not the normal complimentary breakfast that is available at a Hampton, but a $100 savings was a pretty good alternative.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We've been traveling to Bowling Green quite a bit lately to visit family, and have needed to book motel rooms regularly. Our stay at the Hampton over Christmas was a bit underwhelming and we're trying to economize. So we looked into the Econolodge as an option. My wife has stayed there a couple of times on her own, but this was my first visit.
As noted, the Econolodge is an older, single-story motel right on Scottsville Road near the interstate. It is very nice to be able to pull your car right up to the door. Although it's a commercial area, it was relatively quiet (at least on the side facing away from the Speedway). The rooms are rather small, but functional. The furnishings are basic, but relatively new. The room was clean, and included a flat-screen TV (with cable), refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker and iron. We had a king-sized bed, which was firmer than I prefer, but comfortable enough. There were only two towels and two washcloths, but they were new and of reasonably good quality. The handles on the shower controls were a bit stiff, but worked OK once we figured them out. We didn't try the continental breakfast.
For a basic, budget hotel, the Econolodge does everything right. They've raised the prices a bit recently. My wife paid about $50 back in January, and we paid about $64 (with tax) this time. (That could just be the difference between the single and the double's rate.) Still, it is about the low end for Bowling Green. And if your' not spending a lot of the time in your room anyway, the Econolodge gives you what you really need.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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345 reviews 345 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 120 cities Reviews in 120 cities
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This hotel was updated a number of years ago but is very well maintained. It's pet friendly too. We have to carry an oxygen concentrator now, so being able to park right in front of the room is a plus for us. Linens are fresh, hot water and ac work well, a good $50 hotel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here on business travel for over 25 years. What I love is very friendly and efficient front desk staff, clean rooms and quiet restful sleep. I carry lots of expensive trade samples in my car trunk and love the benefit of being able to park right at my room door without having to lug in all my sample cases nightly. Rooms now have been updated with good size flat screen tv's and they offer free WiFi. I love the fact I can get a king leisure room with efficient desktop for around $55.00 with travel book coupons located at rest stops on I65 north of Bowling Green. Owners are super nice people. Never had a bad experience at News Inn in all the years I've stayed here.

Stayed August 2013
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Elk Grove Village IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Rooms are old but do have flat screen, microwave, fridge, hair dryer, coffee maker, high speed internet. Comfy beds; right on the main drag. We've stayed here 6-8 times over the years; not bad at all. Pool, too. The Olive Garden, our restaurant of choice last weekend, is a quick 2 minute walk over the parking lot. We'll stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jesup IA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed at the News Inn in March 2013. We had called several hotels and none of them had rooms at the last minute, so we were grateful to find a room at the News Inn.
The facilities are not the greatest and quite dated, but the staff couldn't have been friendlier. It was quiet with several options for dining nearby. If you are looking for a resort atmosphere this is not it, but if you are looking for a place to sleep, it is fine. Fruit, Juice, Coffee and rolls for breakfast were an added plus.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3160 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104 (Formerly News Inn of Bowling Green)
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Bowling Green
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 31 Hotels in Bowling Green
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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