I'd have given the Econolodge 3 stars, but four things happened:
1. A wedding party was staying there and a number of them stayed out in the parking lot under our balcony till about 4:30 am, smoking and making noise. Why would the hotel allow this at the expense of the other guests?
2. The air conditioner was noisy too, even though it still couldn't drown out the partygoers;
3. I got a close look at the carpeting when I had to retrieve something from the floor. Filthy and sticky. The hallways and entries were bad too.
4. We came back on Saturday at 2:30 pm and our room had not been serviced, leaving us with a pile of damp towels and a full wastebasket.
$130 a night isn't so cheap that I could overlook these things. It was a much nicer place 7 years ago when we stayed there last. The free breakfasts are very mediocre, the ice machine outside our room wasn't working but was pinging and zinging constantly. Very disappointing overall.
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August 23, 2012
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I sincerely apologize for the stay you had at our property. Please know I listen to all of our guest’s comments and use them to improve our guest service here at the EconoLodge. This is not the level of guest service we expect from our associates and I assure you we have taken the necessary steps to make sure that this does not happen in the future. I thank you for informing us of the situation and at your convenience, please contact me to discuss further.
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