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“Mother in law didnt complain!” 3 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   871 Rt. 64, Elmira, NY 14903   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Elmira
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Mother in law didnt complain!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

Ok. So first off you are in Elmira...or rather "Big Flats" not Paris.
The rooms on second floor are clean.. Tv is good and the air conditioner is brand new...and it sure worked well when it was 96f.
Staff are really nice and were quick to assist with directions. Breakfast is moatly carbs.. But ok.
Close to the Wally mart for your beer run and food. Rooms had fridges and coffee makers.
Order extra pillows!
Was decent for the price

Room Tip: 2nd floor is the best spot
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ankitshahny140, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent stay with our future travelers. We truly appreciate the time taken to share your experience. We appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Thank you again.

Ankit Shah, General Manager.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sarnia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Staff was pleasant enough and the breakfast was ok, but our room was pretty awful. It must not have been cleaned in a week or more. I could write "dust me" on the TV! We killed 2 spiders in the room: one crawling up from the shelf where my toiletry bag was and one coming down from the ceiling. There were about 10 squares of toilet paper left on the roll in the bathroom, and the shower curtain was stuck together with mold at the bottom. The bed itself was comfy, but there were tiny, flat pillows with it. For a king bed, there were 3 tiny pillows that did not even span the width of the bed; no shams, no extra pillows, nothing. The rate for this "economy" hotel was $109/night! Definitely NOT worth the money.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ankitshahny140, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
Thank you so much for your response and your kind words about out staff. I have forwarded the cleanliness comments over to our housekeeping department. I appreciate your honest and candid feedback. We strive to make sure all guests are 100% certain they will return. I appreciate you taking the time to bring this to my attention and I invite you back again to give us another chance to wow you with our hospitality!

Thank you again.

Ankit Shah, General Manager.
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Maine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

The hotel is somewhat in need of rennovations and rooms/carpets show some wear and tear. But, it's expected for a "budget hotel". Rates are higher than typical for an Econo Lodge due to high demand in this area, but still $40+ lower than those nearby.

My 2nd floor room (no elevator) was clean, equipped with fridge, coffee maker, microwave, and everything worked fine. The breakfast was great! It had the usual drinks, pastries and cold cereal, but also fruit, yogurt, make-your-own waffles with fruit topping, and hot biscuits, eggs, sausage and cheese. Apparently the hot menu items also change daily.

The staff members were fantastic... from night shift Chris, through day staff Dora, Ankit, and Laura these folks went out of their way to accomodate special assistance we needed while staying there and making us feel welcome and not a burden. I can't thank them enough. I'll stay again if in this area.

Room Tip: No elevator to second floor rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ankitshahny140, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at hour hotel with others. Hosting guests is what we do best and it was a pleasure to host your stay. The staff looks forward to welcoming back again to Elmira area.

Thank you again.

Ankit Shah, General Manager.
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Irondequoit, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

Apparently due to the sudden and extreme influx of drilling crews to the Marcellus Shale area, hotel prices in Elmira have skyrocketed in recent years, this hotel included.

That said, this is a former medal winning hotel in the Choice chain (medals are awarded inside of each marque), and not too bad. I've stayed here about 40 times over the past decade and have only had one bad experience (about two years ago, but I give them a pass on it as it was the only room available in a one hour radius).

The rooms are clean enough, though the rooms on the second floor, with interior corridors, are definitely nicer. The hotel is easily accessible from I86/NY17, though the driveway in is in need of some pothole repair.

They generally have popcorn/cookies available in the afternoon evening, and the breakfast looks passable. The hotel is well situated with a small strip mall next door and plenty of places to eat, though they are all chains.

The staff can be hit or miss, never unfriendly, but occasionally inexplicably absent.

Wireless internet is available and decent.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ankitshahny140, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
Thank you very much for your great review and the details of your stay. We appreciate your business and hope we will be able to host a stay for you again soon.

Thank you again for your review and taking valuable time to let us know about your stay.

Ankit Shah, General Manager.
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St. Louis, Mo
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Based on the ranking, I expected a nicer motel. It's old and doesn't look like it has had much in the way of updates. In fact, not much in the way of maintenance. Torn wallpaper, chipped furniture, etc. But it was relatively cheap.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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ankitshahny140, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review. I have forwarded the conditional issues over to the operations team. I appreciate your honest and candid feedback.

Thank you again.

Ankit Shah, General Manager.
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Lakeland, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

it's a shame because the area is around the hotel is perfect. great rates and location however i cant stay somewhere that is dirty or doesn't have things that work right. i had to stay twice in the last 2 weeks and do not want to stay there again unless i dont have a choice. both times the rooms were not cleaned properly, something broken, bugs in the linen, slow drain and in one case there was mold. if they just maintained the rooms better and cleaned well, this would be the perfect place to stay. it's hard enough staying away from home, my title sums it up.

Room Tip: 2nd floor better
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ankitshahny140, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to share the concerns about hour hotel. I have forwarded your comments over to our housekeeping and maintenance department. We strive to make sure all guests are 100% certain they will return. I appreciate you taking the time to bring it to my attention and I invite you back again to give us another chance to wow you with our hospitality!

Thank you again.

Ankit Shah, General Manager.
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North Syracuse, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Clean rooms, comfortable beds, tasteful decor. Both times got a room on the 2nd floor which is an interior hallway (first floor rooms open to the outside). Felt like a real hotel - not a cheap motel. 3rd time I tried getting a room and they were sold out.

Downside was front desk staff were slow and hard to find. Continental breakfast area was a bit disconcerting and grabbed some drive-thru on my way out instead.

I'd go back next time work brings me to the area.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ankitshahny140, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, February 7, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel and your stay. I hope you enjoyed your time in our area and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Ankit Shah
General Manager
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Address: 871 Rt. 64, Elmira, NY 14903
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Elmira
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Elmira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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