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Econo Lodge
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   807 Mammoth Cave Street, Cave City, KY 42127   |  
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Ranked #7 of 11 hotels in Cave City
Cave City
1 review
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The room seemed recently remodeled although the bathroom was definitely over looked. Nice enough , average price, quiet when we stayed there but don't plan on filling up on the complimentary breakfast

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Well at first entry I thought "It's not that bad"

Then stepping out of my shoes and on to the carpet I noticed it was damp. There wasn't an odor, so I assumed perhaps they had cleaned it (and perhaps they had).

Pulling down the bed covers they did appear to be clean, but the blankets (polyester) had been laundered so many times that they were literally melted .

I was still trying to convince myself (and girls) that I hadn't made a critical error in this midnight stop...unfortunately once I moved my pillows I realized there was indeed no fitted sheet and that a flat sheet had been thrown over what could only be termed as a felt pad that didn't fit the bed, or hide the deep brownish red stain I was about to lay on.... not going to say what the stain was, but I had my thoughts as I am sure that you do as well.

Completely gross, with minor updating and some wise investing this hotel could actually be greatly improved (that's why it is getting two stars and not one) proper bleachable bed linens w/ duvets, white cotton blankets and thick removable fitted mattress pads that can be bleached between guests would be a good beginning and would have made this stay closer to a four.

Everything else was reasonable for an Econo hotel, its just sad to see it neglected. The bed and bedding are the MOST important part of any hotel stay. If they aren't good, then the stay, no matter how much you want it to be a great deal just isn't.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Groveport, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We chose to spend one night here while traveling through because the price was low and the fall 2013 coupon book ad said it was newly renovated. That is not the case. The beds were worn, the carpet is filthy and looks like it hasn't been cleaned beyond a quick vacuum in a decade. The worst offender was the bathroom. The tile was buckling, poorly caulked with mold. The wallpaper was peeling and there were even cobwebs IN the shower. It is the quality I would expect from an old, run-down motel... Not one claiming new renovations.

Stayed November 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Hotel was close to everything is the only positive thing. The bathroom had black mildew/mold on the ceiling and the shower surround tile looks like a 5 year old applied the repairs with a caulk gun! I was afraid to take a shower for fear the tile would fall in the bath tub! When I told the front desk, He stated thats was their repair work and blew me off with a thank you come again attitude! Yeah I don't think so

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jay P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
We are very sorry that you did not have a good stay here with us. We are actually undergoing a full renovation and will have all of these problems solved very soon. Thanks
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel is well situated surrounded by lot of restaurants but it was really cleanliness.
Bathroom is dirty with low shower! !!
When requested an extra pillow we got it but with a condition (you should bring it back in the morning! !!)and it was very dirty that we couldn't use it
However I don't recommend it at all

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jay P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thanks for your comments, we will make sure we address our guests issues properly in the future. We are glad you had a good stay overall. Thanks again.
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Morgantown, WV
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22 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed here for one night over Labor Day weekend while visiting Mammoth Cave. Terrible decision.

In the first room, I found dried poop on the toilet floor and stained (dirty?) pillowcases. After I got those issues sorted out, I noticed beetles running around in the room. After arguing with the front desk clerk, he showed me other room options. It took the 3rd room he showed me to find one that was clean and was actually, truly non-smoking.

The last room seemed reasonably clean but the whole experience left a very bad taste in my mouth. The only reason I didn't push for fully comping the room was I used rewards points and decided I didn't want to damage my vacation further arguing over it.

The moral of the story: Find another hotel in Cave City because this one is bad.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jay P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We sincerely apologize for the bad stay you had here. We are working with the housekeeping department and are resolving the issue. Thanks for giving us a heads up so we can make things right. Thanks again.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Don't think to sleep in it only if the Black Bear runing after u .. If not so sleep in your car its most better .. Its to small .. tooo dirty .. toooooo expensive .. Even the bathroom its tooooo toooo small to take a shower.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jay P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We are so sorry that did not have a great stay here. We strive to serve all of our customers to the fullest. We are under going a renovation right now and would love to show you our finished product when you return back to this area. Thanks.
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Address: 807 Mammoth Cave Street, Cave City, KY 42127
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Cave City
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 11 hotels in Cave City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge 1.5*
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