I stayed at this Econolodge last year and wasn't really impressed. It was okay but run down to a degree. I just recently stayed two nights, and was impressed with the changes. The exterior is painted and appears different than the pictures here on trip advisor. The building is painted in two tone earth tones and looks really good!
One of my concerns last year involved the pool, and while some were addressed, others were still present. They painted the whole pool area but forgot the roof, which looks terrible. They put in new carpeting around the pool which was nice. The pool was good temp, and huge. But you are restricted to either narrow lanes, or slivers on the side of the pool, as many kids and adults are being taught to swim, and things of that nature. But its usable. The hot tub was not operating both days I went, so that was disappointing.
The hallways were nice and the elevator was decent but had a few missing trim pieces which was distracting. The hallways seemed renovated in the halls that start at the lobby. They were a bit sloppy painting though as many doors still show the turquoise color it was before.
Our room on the second floor was nice, mostly clean, and didn't smell. Small issues were the faucet in the tub was crooked, and we found another persons sock under the bed. Under the bathroom sink is supposed to be nailed shut, but it wasnt and I peaked inside and it appeared moldy/black around the pipe coming from wall. Otherwise it was clean.
everything was pretty good. Tv was decent but limited channels, internet was a bit slow but reasonable. We had a neighbor but did not hear a peep. Bed was comfortable.
The breakfast was a decent basic offering. Toast, bagels, danish, coffee, good Apple Juice, and lackluster OJ.
Front desk staff was same as last year and somewhat friendly, but could have been more cheerful.
We tried the Toucan restaurant that is attached to the hotel, and were very impressed with their food! It closed early and we were the last customers at about 9:45. The board was gone, but earlier I saw a sign advertising a philly cheese steak special for 7 and 5 for margaritas. Thats exactly what I got, and my girl got a Sex on the Beach and Chicken Ceasar. She loved her salad and the chicken was good too! We were the last orders but the quality was strong! My sandwich while i found strange on a bulkie roll, tasted DELICIOUS! Nice chunks of fresh pepper and onion and really good steak and cheese, it was awesome! I loved every bite! I would recommend the restaurant and bar for sure! It exceeded expectations. All that for $30.
Overall I would stay here again, and hope they continue to improve everything at the hotel, I would say they have made drastic improvements over my experience last year, and just a little bit more and they are good! Give it a try, its a great value!
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