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“Would not stay here again” 2 of 5 stars
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Travelodge Galveston
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3924 Avenue U, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550 (Formerly Econo Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #42 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
Usa, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Would not stay here again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2007

There was mold on the wall in the bathroom. All doors in the room were filthy, especially on the inside. Even the doors to the lobby were disgusting. The hot tub did not work at all. The room rate was way too much for all of this.

  • Liked — The fridge and microwave in the room and the belgian waffles in the lobby
  • Disliked — The dirty doors, the room smell and cigarette hole in the blanket.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Albuquerque, NM
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2007

Stayed here one night (March '07). The front desk staff was friendly (perhaps they've made some changes since the last few reviews?!). After I checked in, I went back to the desk and asked for the wifi password for my laptop--it worked right away with no problems. Later I asked for an iron and ironing board (again, no problem). Finally, my brother was joining me later that evening but I was getting tired and didn't want to wait up. I went back a third time to ask the desk clerk to give my brother an extra key when he arrived (again, the clerk was friendly and accommodating).

The room was fine--clean and quiet. There's a free continental breakfast. And the beach is just around the corner. All-in-all for the price (I wouldn't pay more than $50/night), it was fine.

  • Liked — inexpensive
  • Disliked — not on the beach
  • Stayed March 2007
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2007

Thankful for the prior review that warned me about the staff. I was prepared. One young woman who works late shift whose name starts with M - was very pleasant. One of the maids was also friendly. Other than that, they are so cold and unfriendly, they are abusive.

I stayed twice - before and after cruise. Both rooms very large, fairly clean as motels go. Pool closed until April even though it was warm enough to use. It was great to have free internet access in Lobby without having to drag along my laptop. Refrigerator, microwave good to have as well as access to washer and dryer.

Spoke to other guests who also said they stay in Galveston a great deal, but won't come back to Econo Lodge JUST because of the rude staff. Wake up, Managers!!! You need to hire some people with personalities. I probably won't go back either, for same reason. It is just too uncomfortable being around such hostile people.

Stayed March 2007
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Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2006

Stayed overnight Sunday 11/5 following a cruise. Staff could hardly be bothered with any guest assistance. Despite only about a dozen guests staying Sunday, no check ins were available until after 4 PM (and you were clearly ordered to be checked out by 11 AM the following day, or else....).

Clerk said wi-fi wasn't working "due to remodeling". Tried anyway, it clearly was. Had great difficulty getting clerk to give me user name/password (she twice gave "close but incorrect versions" until I carried my laptop to the office and insisted she verify my typing--THEN she said "oh, password is XXXX naming it correctly for the first time!)

Motel is generally nicer than the average Econo-Lodge. Breakfast was OK, parking was free as advertised; but the rude and abrupt treatment from clerks means we won't be back.

PS: we're in the resort/hospitality business, and understand frustration following a busy weekend, but these girls were over the edge!

  • Liked — Free cruise parking
  • Disliked — Cold staff
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2006

Got this hotel for $42 a nite on orbitz. Was worth the price. Would not want to pay more than average price as is an average hotel. Room was clean and cold. Had fridge,microwave,iron and board, plenty of linens. Did have 2 ants around sink no major deal you could have ants at home. It did have minor cosmetic defects that is to be expected from hotels this close to ocean with people in and out so often. Did enjoy that it is so close to beach. Only complaint is that front desk lady was not real welcoming on arrival(afternoon). She acted like it was a bother to have to help me. The morning lady was nice the next day though. Would stay here again just for location if nothing else.

  • Liked — close to beach
  • Disliked — front desk people
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Humble, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2006

The Econo Lodge is in a pretty good location, has a nice pool, a washer and dryer ($1.25/wash or dry; detergent $1.00/box), LARGE rooms with a table & two chairs, mini-refrigerator and microwave, stairs AND elevator, pretty nice breakfast bar (Texas-shaped waffles), and a guest computer with Internet access in the lobby. Pool towels available at the front desk. A/C noisy, but working. It's not fancy, but you get a lot for your money.

We stayed there with our Girl Scout troop after getting hit with unexpected extra charges at the Howard Johnson Express Inn that put it over our budget. HoJo manager insisted on charging us $5/girl per night over and above the confirmed reservation amount (which included the girls as guests). I am lodging complaints about that wherever I can.

Econo Lodge took us in, gave us two great rooms right next to each other, and turned out to be a great location and bargain. Lots of families staying at the same time, along with some older travelers. We checked in the day Houston was hit with record rainfall and had flooding and it rained the next day, too, but that didn't dampen our spirits and we had a wonderful time on the island. I would prefer better quality beds and pillows, but kids don't care.

Thanks, Enono Lodge.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pflugerville, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2006

We knew that cheapo places attract hooligans, but we needed somewhere at the last minute. So we were treated to 3AM shenanigans of running up and down stairs, yelling, laughing and screaming. And this was not during spring break.
The place is also deteriorating quickly, despite being "only" three years old. It hasn't been swept, the paved surfaces are liberally stained with bird crap, coffee, soda. Cigarette butts abound.
The room carpet by the door had been extensively chewed away by a dog (or drunk spring-breaker), the bathroom door had been almost torn off it's hinges, but at least the room did not stink, and there were no fresh bullet holes.
Unless it's an emergency, or you're a hooligan looking for a place to freely raise hell, don't stay here.

Stayed April 2006
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Address: 3924 Avenue U, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Galveston Island > Galveston
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Galveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Galveston 2*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Econo Lodge Galveston
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