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“Phenomenal for a Budget Hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2501 Sunnyside Drive, Cadillac, MI 49601   |  
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Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Cadillac
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Phenomenal for a Budget Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was truly impressed with all aspects of this property, considering it is a budget-branded hotel. The woman who checked me in (sadly I did not get her name) at 11 PM on a snowy evening (snow in late April--welcome to Northern Michigan!) was incredibly friendly and cheerful. The rooms were unique in that the outdoor patio doors had been converted to be accessible with a room key from the outside. Thus one could access the room from either the outside or the interior hallway. I found this to be incredibly convenient for loading and unloading my car. The room was recently renovated and cleaner than many more expensive hotel rooms I've stayed in; the bathroom was "old school" blue tile, but you could tell it had been kept consistently clean--it shined! I found the beds to be too firm for my taste, but I'm rather picky in this department. The free wi-fi posed no problems. The free breakfast was very basic, which was to be expected, but there are many good breakfast choices nearby.

Overall, this is one of the nicest and friendliest budget hotels I have stayed in, and it will certainly be top on my list when I have to return to this region, either on business or for pleasure.

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The employees at the hotel were very friendly. Rooms were clean and updated... minus the bathroom... but still very clean. Breakfast could have had some more selection, but otherwise nice if you needed something quick.

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Andy p, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, October 30, 2014
Dear Guest:

Thank you for staying with us. Also, thank you for the kind words about our property.

Sincerely,

Econo Lodge Team
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Lowell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We came up north to kayak and bike. We stayed here one other time and liked the big rooms and it's cleanliness. The employees are always friendly. I also like how it is situated between Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell. It is close to a variety of restaurants.

Room Tip: I like FTP look at the marsh in the back.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andy p, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, October 3, 2014
Dear Guest:

Thank you for staying with us and recognizing us in your review.

We hope to see you soon,

Econo Lodge Team
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a very strong 4 star facility, mostly because of its cleanliness and updated bright and cheerful rooms. We are a platinum elite Choice Group member and this is the best Econolodge we have ever stayed in! Yes, there some missing amenities that the more expensive motels have like an elevator and hot breakfast, but these slight discomforts are far outweighed by the cleanliness and obvious efforts by the owners to keep the motel updated. Very pleased.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Andy p, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
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Econo Lodge Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is my fourth visit in six years. Each time it gets better. More new carpets, fresh paint, newer linens, etc. Friendly check-in/out.

As expected of Econo, the breakfast is minimal. They have 4 VERY SUGARY cereal options if you want to get your kids hyped up for the car ride home. It would be nice if they offered an adult cereal like regular old Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies. If you want a real breakfast at a great price try the $5 complete breakfast at the Frosty Cup down the street (turn right from the Econo parking lot, across the bridge).

There were some problems maintaining a wireless internet connection, but when it was up it was pretty good.

I had a view of a tiny bit of Lake Cadillac from my room. Ground floor rooms have both an interior corridor entrance and a nice, secure, french door to the parking lot. Second floor rooms have a balcony. No guest laundry, but there's a good laundromat up the street (turn left from parking lot, strip mall near traffic light).

Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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Andy p, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
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KC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our room was very clean, updated and quiet (we stayed over on a Saturday night). Would have given this a 5 but it had no coffee maker in the room and no elevator (we had a 2nd floor room). $100 a night seemed a bit on the high side but I guess it's because it's prime season up here. Lake Cadillac was right across the street so we took our morning walk along it's paved road. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andy p, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Dear Guest:

Thank you for staying with us and telling us how we are doing.

We will see you soon,

Econo Lodge Team
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in on a Thursday afternoon on the way up north, no reservation. They had a room even though a fishing tournament was scheduled for the weekend. Nice room, continental breakfast, free wifi. Comfy! Next door to a nice restaurant that has a great salad & breakfast bar. :-)

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 2501 Sunnyside Drive, Cadillac, MI 49601
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cadillac
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Cadillac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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