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Econo Lodge
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1601 W. Broadway St., Van Horn, TX 79855-0669 (Formerly Comfort Inn)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Van Horn
Sequim, Washington
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Its OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Nestled between I 10 and the railroad tracks, the Econolodge was quieter than expected. We used our rewards points for the two night stay and from past experience have not always had the best rooms. This one was clean, although the bathroom could have used an update. Breakfast was frozen waffles or blue berry muffins. Actually OK but not great. The front desk staff were fine. Van Horn has a couple restaurants -- a steak house and Chuy's Mexican and about 10 other 70's motels. The Econolodge needs work on the outside but as mentioned the rooms were clean. Not wonderful but a good nights sleep.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

Clean very basic place to rest your head. Light breakfast friendly staff.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Old VIRGINIA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

You have to get across Texas, and you cannot always do it in a day. So, they formed the town of Van Horn . . . I use Choice Hotels and they include Econo Lodge Van Horn. It gets the job done - Breakfast? I felt like the desk clerk was counting every item we picked up to eat. Uncomfortable, and at 70+ years, I have pretty thick skin. Then, I spotted the FRUIT BOWL advertised . . . see the picture . . . yep, it is glass fruit. Pretty.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

Van Horn, TX is not big and this is one of the few national chains. They are all small and limited but with this location, it is owned by the usual that own motels, and of course run cheaply. My biggest complaint is that for a dog fee they list on the website as $10 but once I checked in, and happened to look at my online banking, they charged $20. I called the front desk and the same woman that checked me in told me that $20 would be charged because my dog was bigger. Well, on the website they say $10 for dogs up to 50 lbs. My dog is 45 lbs and I have a vet report with me at all times with his latest shots and weight (normally weight isn't added to a vet report but I ask them to do it since I bring my dog with me on the road and travel extensively and hotels sometimes want this info). At check in she said, looking out the window to my truck where I had the window down for him to look out, she said he is bigger and that it would be a $15 dollar charge instead of $10. I told her that he is under 50 lbs and that on the website it says up to 50 lb dogs are $10. Well, as I mentioned earlier, looking at my bank statement online, she charged me $20.00. I called up and she said that because he was big, she had to charge that. Needless to say, this was a runaround and a very ridiculous experience. I would recommend coming into town and simply getting one of the much cheaper local motel rooms at check in. They look to be all as good as this place but half the price.

  • Liked — close to the interstate
  • Disliked — deceptive practices and low class accommodations at a rate twice what the others charge in this town.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

Hotel was the nicest one in the area, for being in the the middle of nowhere. Room was nice and clean and the wi-fi worked well. The only thing I had was the price of the room. Although, it was the nicest one in the area, the price was still like $30 more than the other hotels to include a Best Western and a Holiday Inn.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2007

We have stayed at many Econolodges in our travels, and the most exasperating part is how inconsistent this chain is. We have stayed in some that are excellent (Colorado Springs) and others (Dalhart) which are simply awful. The Econolodge in Van Horn falls in the middle. While it was o.k. there were a half dozen choices within walking distance that would have been better. The front desk service was very poor and the rooms needed some work. The rate was high for what you got in return. Van Horn is your closest stop to Guadalupe National Park so there are many hotels. Do some checking and stay somewhere else.

Stayed August 2007
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Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2007

Talk about disappointing. The "free" internet didn't work and the staff had no clue as to what to do about it. The pool was away from the building and when my wife and grand-daughter went to try it out, there were two men sitting there with a dozen empty cans of beer - not in bathing suits - gawking at them. Several other people started for the pool and then didn't go because of those hanging out. Of course, management didn't do anything about that either.

It was quiet, as advertised, so all was not lost -just not as enjoyable an experience as it should have been.

This place needs new management and staff that know how to run a motel and can make what they advertise available to their guests.

We won't stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 1601 W. Broadway St., Van Horn, TX 79855-0669 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Location: United States > Texas > Van Horn
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Van Horn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge 1.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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Econo Lodge Van Horn
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