We stopped at the North Carolina Welcome Center on I-77 N, and the wife picked up a book of hotel discount coupons in which we found a coupon for the Cornelius, NC, EconoLodge advertising a room and “deluxe” continental breakfast for $49. Just what the doctor ordered!
The hotel is very conveniently located only a minute off I-77 on a quiet side street, Torrence Chapel Road, which is easily found and well protected from loud traffic noise. There is an outside pool, but it was not yet open for the season when we stayed here. The property and rooms were very well maintained and clean; the queen-sized mattress in our room yeilded a great night's sleep. The property is pet friendly for a $15 additional fee. They honored the $49 coupon with no problems (a $20 discount off the regular price), and check-in was a breeze. The discounted room price did not qualify for reward points although the stay was logged with the reward program.
The EconoLodge has no restaurant on site, but about one-half a block (walking distance on a nice evening) on down Torrence Chapel is a small shopping plaza which among a variety of stores and shops had three nice places to eat; a large ‘home cookin’ restaurant, an Irish Pub, and a large pizza/sports bar.
My only negative comment (such as it is – but it just struck me as humorous) is about the promise of a “deluxe” continental breakfast in the ad. The continental breakfast consisted of one carafe of OJ, one carafe of coffee, a selection of 3 cold cereals; 4 pieces of cold pastry; and bagels, English muffins, & toast (laid out 2 peices at a time). I note this only because a week earlier we had stayed a competitor chain who served hot items, fresh fruit, and a large and varied section of items on the continental breakfast for the exact same price.
How-some-ever, this establishment is convenient to the interstate, quiet, well maintained, clean, and an overall good value (look for a coupon) for the weary traveler. Just don't expect a "deluxe" breakfast ;-)
- Also Known As:
- Cornelius Econo Lodge
- Econo Lodge Cornelius
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