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“Econolodge Civic Ctr, Roanoke Va - a good choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Civic Center
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   308 Orange Avenue NE, Roanoke, VA 24016   |  
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Ranked #15 of 39 Hotels in Roanoke
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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“Econolodge Civic Ctr, Roanoke Va - a good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This hotel is an excellent bargain. Yes, it would be considered budget. But the relatively new managers are busting their behinds by renovating all rooms, among other things including tiled bathrooms with new toilets & great high-up shower heads; carpets cleaned; a/c units cleaned and freshened. And the quality of sleep was excellent. The room was fresh and clean, absolutely no sign of a previous smoker in this room. Our room 117 was around the corner from the street and we had no street noise whatsoever. The manager went out of his way to ensure everything in our room was up to our satisfaction. Again, it was not a $200/nite room, but for what you pay you will not be disappointed. We slept in, thru breakfast, but there are ample other restaurants in the area.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bhavik P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Civic Center, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. It is a great pleasure to hear that we could make your stay enjoyable.

Thank you for your kind word. We work very hard to keep the rooms clean and friendly. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the customer service we strive to provide to each guest.

We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know we're doing something right. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Bhavik Patel
General Manager
Econo Lodge Civic Center
(540) 343-2413
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I stayed at this place because of reviews I read in this very column. I agree with the general consensus--a good value at a place run by caring people. At $50/night, I can't be too picky, but there were two glitches worth mentioning. The first is that my room must have been a "smoking" room way-back-when, because the residual tobacco odor was noticeable. There is no easy fix to this, and it didn't bother me. The other is that the bathtub bottom was quite slick, and I had to be very careful while taking a shower. (I have a mobility problem related to balance.) This one could probably be fixed by a rubber mat or some adhesive strips for a couple of bucks. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bhavik P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Civic Center, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear Paul,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

I am sorry that you smelled a tobacco smoke in your room. The management of the Econo Lodge Civic Center has changed Since April 2013. Your room was and is classified as non-smoking. I would not be able to comment on if previous management used that room as smoking in the past. We'll look into getting that room treated as non-smoking so there will not be any residue tobacco smell. Thank you for your suggestion about a mat in the bath. We are in the process of placing an order for the mats to install them in the room that do not have it.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Bhavik Patel
General Manager
Econo Lodge Civic Center
(540) 343-2413
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The lodge is old but the room was clean. Bedding and towels all clean too. No horrid smell to room either. For the money this is a bargain. The road is very noisy but this is not the motels fault. Overall if you are on a budget then you cannot go wrong staying here. The lady at front desk was very helpful on check in too.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bhavik P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Civic Center, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us.

It is great for us to be on the main road which makes it easy for everyone to find us; however, the traffic noise is downside. We do have rooms away from the traffic that are very quiet. In addition, we are constantly working hard to improve the hotel. In last few months, we have replaced 10% of the old toilets with new dual flush toilets, 10% of the AC units, 20% of fridge and microwave. We have also installed curved shower bar in 100% of rooms. In addition we have also got our carpet cleaned by Stanley Steemers. In additional we have also cleaned all of the AC units in the room.

We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know we're doing something right. We wish you would give us a second chance to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Bhavik Patel
General Manager
Econo Lodge Civic Center
(540) 343-2413
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Vestal, New York
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153 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My stay here was fine; the proprietor was pleasant and earnest and the motel is well located near downtown. Room was a little tattered but I could tell that updates had been made and I felt that it was appropriately priced. I would stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bhavik P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Civic Center, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. It is great to know that you were able to enjoy your stay with us.

As you noticed, we are constantly working hard to improve the hotel. In past several months, we have replaced 10% of the old toilets with new dual flush toilets, 10% of the AC units, 20% of fridge and microwave. We have also installed curved shower bar in 100% of rooms. In addition we have also got our carpet cleaned by Stanley Steemers. In additional we have also cleaned all of the AC units in the room.

We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know we're doing something right. We wish you would give us a second chance to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Bhavik Patel
General Manager
Econo Lodge Civic Center
(540) 343-2413
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Syracuse, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I stayed here mid-August and was very happy. The room was clean and smelled fresh. The service was friendly and most helpful to a weary traveler. You can tell the owners are hard-working and care about their property and customers. I would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bhavik P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Civic Center, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. It is a great pleasure to hear that we could make your stay enjoyable.

Thank you for your kind word. We work very hard to keep the rooms clean and friendly. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the customer service we strive to provide to each guest.

We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know we're doing something right. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Bhavik Patel
General Manager
Econo Lodge Civic Center
(540) 343-2413
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Seattle, Washington
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158 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This older tattered property while a good value is stuck with a very busy truck route in front and a front desk that only could speak the very barest of the english language. The room itself was serviceable and clean with no amenities or extras. If you are looking for a clean bargain and do not mind the noise this could be your place.

Room Tip: Ask for a room towards the back of the building
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bhavik P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Civic Center, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. I am sorry that we were not able to meet your expectation. It is great for us to be on the main road which makes it easy for everyone to find us; however, the traffic noise is downside. We do have rooms away from the traffic that are very quiet. In addition, we are constantly working hard to improve the hotel. In last few months, we have replaced 10% of the old toilets with new dual flush toilets, 10% of the AC units, 20% of fridge and microwave. We have also installed curved shower bar in 100% of rooms. In addition we have also got our carpet cleaned by Stanley Steemers. In additional we have also cleaned all of the AC units in the room.

We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know we're doing something right. We wish you would give us a second chance to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Bhavik Patel
General Manager
Econo Lodge Civic Center
(540) 343-2413
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This was a really great find! Traveling through. Great price. So close to downtown; great service and very clean! Bhavik was very nice and hospitable!! We found thr room clean fresh and what we needed. We would stay here again! Very reasonablevey friendly staff!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bhavik P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Civic Center, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

I want to thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. It is a great pleasure to hear that we could make your stay enjoyable.

Thank you for your kind word. We work very hard to keep the rooms clean and friendly. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the customer service we strive to provide to each guest.

We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know we're doing something right. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Bhavik Patel
General Manager
Econo Lodge Civic Center
(540) 343-2413
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Address: 308 Orange Avenue NE, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Location: United States > Virginia > Roanoke
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Roanoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge Civic Center 1.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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