I noticed a sign that stated that hot tub rooms were available yet when I asked for an upgrade (I didn't specify "Free" just an upgrade), I was told that all rooms were the same. Our room had no hot tub.
There were one or two cars in the parking lot when we checked in and according to the reservation screen, that I could see, there were only two other reservations for that night. More cars did arrive later in the evening. However, I asked for a quiet room and about five minutes after we checked into this nearly empty hotel, they put a family with kids across the hall from us!
The room and hallways had a strong smell like hair care products or heavy perfumes. If you are not used to those due to your ethnic group, the smell could be troublesome.
My husband and I traveled together. There were 2 "big" towels in the room, two washcloths, and one hand towel. After we went to the pool, we asked the woman (who seemed to run the hotel with her husband) for extra towels. She gave us the stink eye and said "Did I not put two towels in your room?!" We said yes but that we needed more towels. She told us she would give us more towels after we went to the pool. Okay, we were dripping in her lobby but we had to show her our wet suits before she would give us more towels and then she gave us pool towels. When we needed more towels the next day, a friendlier girl was there, but we were still only give pool towels (and we were not using them for the pool).
The pool is TINY. It is not small, it is teeny-tiny. The breakfast, which we did not eat, had cereal (two kinds) and toast. Period. We asked for our room to be cleaned (owner and maid in hallway about 11am said it would be "next") but it was not done when I came back to the room at 12:30. I asked again for it to be done. Finally at 1:15 I left the room b/c the maid was getting nearer to the room to clean it (all empty rooms). I could not sit in the lobby/eating area b/c the owners were folding towels all over the tables and blocking the chairs.
This is a good location, exit 175 Lookout Mountain. To get to Cracker Barrel, WalMart, Sonic, Raccoon Mtn Caverns, exit the hotel going left, and turn right at the light (you don't have to get back onto the highway). To get to Rock City, Ruby Falls, Incline, turn left at the light. Convenient location, but there are two other Choice Hotels at this exit side by side of this EconoLodge. There is a Quality Inn and Comfort Inn. Those two hotels work together giving you access to either of their outside or inside pools. Quality Inn has outside halls. Comfort Inn has inside halls. There is a McDonald's at this exit and two gas stations. There is a grocery store and a Dollar General as well.
This EconoLodge had inside hallways. There was no iron/ironing board in the room. A nubby "golf" pencil but no paper pad or pen in the room. Hard bed. The microwave was filthy on the outside--visible finger prints and goo on the side of the microwave and on the number pad.
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Chattanooga
- Econolodge Lookout Mountain
- Chattanooga Econo Lodge