I had already booked my stay when I saw these reviews, and I was nervous. I was pleasantly surprised and relieved when I open the door to my room. The hotel is located off the main road/Route 61, at first glance it looks like a long driveway to the hotel but it is a street with one street that crosses it. I only mention this because even though the cross street has stop signs there is a tendency to speed down the road toward the hotel because you think it's a driveway, not expecting cross traffic. The location is quiet but close to gas stations, local and chain restaurants (like Subway), and Rite Aid. Check in took a little longer than expected, but the person was new and the conversation was pleasant so I didn't mind. The room was a little smaller than I expected, but still a good size. It had two full beds, a table and two chairs, a flat screen, microwave, refrigerator, safe, nightstand, and four drawers under the t.v. for your clothes. This was more than I expected, I have stayed at more expensive hotels with less amenities in the room. The hotel also provides breakfast, another thing I didn't get at the more expensive hotel. They provided muffins, bagels, coffee, tea, orange, and apple juice. Every time I went into the office for anything--travel brochures, ice, breakfast--the people were always very friendly and helpful, always starting up a conversation. There is no hiding that the hotel is older, I could tell that by the bed spreads and wall paper border. The room was generally in good repair/condition. There was some dust on the air conditioner/heating unit and on the light fixture/vent in the bathroom, and the shower rod was loose--but I experienced nothing that was in any of the other reviews. The room was clean, neat, and had no funny smells or bed bugs. My bed was a little uncomfortable, but I haven't found a hotel bed that wasn't. There is an awkward step up and into the tub, which can make the shower slight claustrophobic because your so close to the ceiling. The concrete walkway in places needed repair but it was clean and free of litter, as was the parking lot. Everything considered I would stay here again, a little dust didn't ruin my stay. The staff is friendly--to both people and animals, the room was comfortable and had nice amenities, and the location was great. It is hard to find all this, and pet friendly, for this value. I wouldn't pass this hidden gem up!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Frackville
- Frackville Econo Lodge