I recently stayed at the Econo Lodge when I went to Syracuse for a college basketball game. I should start by saying that I read a lot of really bad reviews of this place and a lot has been made of the area surrounding the hotel. While the area will never be confused with Palm Beach, we did walk home from dinner late Saturday night and we were not worried in the least. There are a lot of abandoned buildings in the area but we did not have any problems walking down the main streets.
The room was comfortable and had some good amenities such as a large bar fridge, a microwave and a safe but the room had a dated look to it. I have no problem with older model TV's but in this day and age I have become accustomed to getting flat-scrrens in my rooms. Our room had an older TV and a "past it's prime" bathroom with peeling paint and not much in the way of appeal. The carpets were also stained.
My travel partner was in the bed closest to the window and heard an argument outside at around 2am that lasted about 20 minutes.
The hotel is good if you are in town for a night or 2. The night we stayed there it was full of Syracuse Orange fans. We walked to the Carrier Dome which is about 25 minutes from the hotel. There is a good area close to the Dome that is full of bars, restaurants and shops. I beliuve it is near or on Marshall St. If you are going to a game at the Dome stop by there first and soak up the Orange vibe.
A "must-do" while in Syracuse is Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. It is by far the hottest place in town. If you love BBQ this is the place for you. We waited almost an hour and a half for a table but the wait was worth it. They also have live music which is great while you are at the bar waiting for your table. The restaurant is only 10 minutes by foot from the hotel.
Stay at the Econo Lodge if you are attending a sporting event with friends but do not consider this place a family getaway.
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Syracuse
- Syracuse Econo Lodge