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“Not quite clean enough” 2 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1186 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701   |  
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Framingham
Charlottesville, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not quite clean enough”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

At the time I booked it, this Econo Lodge was the least expensive hotel in the area. So I didn't expect much since after all some place has to be the cheapest and when I'm on a low budget I'm glad those places exist.

First, the good stuff. The beds were comfortable and there was no sign of bedbugs. The area seemed safe. There is a good neighborhood bar next door with nice people, pool tables, and cheap drinks. A grocery store around the corner and a Dunkin Donuts nearby.

The wifi was fast when it worked, but that was only about a third of the time during our two night stay. On 4 different devices we confirmed that the service was out.

The problem was with housekeeping. When the lid of the toilet was down I could see what looked like months worth of semi-liquid urine caked onto the hinges. It was absolutely disgusting. There were lots of little spots like that where I could tell that someone had just stopped caring about their job a long time ago. Under the vanity and sink I saw more dirt and stains.

Cheap doesn't have to mean 'dirty.' If you are paying someone to clean the room, they could spend an extra 5 minutes and actually do their job. This is a problem that can be fixed with better management and a staff change rather than having to spend money and increase prices.

The TV didn't work properly. All that would come on was the main menu and the Weather Channel. I think the remote was broken and the regular buttons on the set were disabled. Whatever. I brought a book anyhow.

By the way, the 'continental breakfast' was especially depressing. I don't understand why places like this even bother with the crappy breakfasts. The thimble-sized styrofoam coffee cup and powdered office-supply creamer; the ancient flakes of off-brand cereal in their dispenser. No tables or chairs -- just take your little bowl of cereal and get the hell out, right?

But the place isn't horrible and there is hope. A year from now maybe they'll have a new maid things will improve.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, PA
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51 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Stayed at the Framingham Econolodge for one night recently. Very average motel. The room was clean but is in need of a makeover. Breakfast was not worth a look. Only cereal and toast and no room to sit and eat it. I stay at Choice hotels for the breakfast but not like this one.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Warminster, PA, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I was taken aback when we arrived at the lodge, but happily surprised when we got to our room. It was large and spacious.....and very clean. We were only there one night on our way to northern Maine, and we would go back. On this trip, we stayed at another lodge in NH for 2 nights and paid much, much more. The lodge was not clean, service was bad and other accomodations were horrible. This Econo Lodge was a great value for the money.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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pdrocean
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Stayed here one night in June when visiting family. Best thing about the hotel is the location its right Worcester Road not far from the Mass turnpike. The hotel is near shoppers world and many restaurant. If you just need a place to crash for a night no frills it's ok but not for extended stays.

Pros Hotel is basic with large rooms. Hotel offers free breakfast but its very poor not much to offer I would recommend just skipping it. There is a bar and grill on the hotel property.

Cons the hotel allows smoking in many of there rooms, no washer dryer on property, out of date furniture over all just an old hotel bit rundown but clean

Room Tip: If smoking is and issue make sure to request a non smoking room
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

We stayed here for one night on a trip to visit friends. Generally clean, howver we had to put a towel down on our chairs in the room while having breakfast as they were stained.
Also no guide to channels on the tv and no instructions to operate the remote control.
Continental breakfast was let's say minimal to be kind !

Room Tip: stay on 2nd floor or you're very close to the parking lot
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I booked this hotel through the choice hotel website. They deducted 8,000 points from my account, not worth it. Upon entering the room there was a strange odor coming from within. The carpenting looked very old and smelled. The furniture needs to be updated. The reception on the TV was awful. The bed sheets and comforter had cigarette burn marks even though this room was non smoking. Overall the room needs an extreme make over. I was afraid to walk barefoot on the carpenting so I walked around with my slippers on. The only good thing about this room was the bathroom, it looked like they just had renovated the bathroom. I only stood one day and couldn't wait to check out in the morning. I would never stay in this hotel again. I would rather pay a little extra and get a better hotel stay. Horrible. You've been warned.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hadley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

I was very pleased with my room at the Econo Lodge in Framingham. Excellent, clean, spacious and very inexpensive. Would be happy to stay there for business or when going on vacation, traveling from one place to another. Decent breakfast and coffee, too. Thank you.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1186 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Framingham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Framingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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