My husband and I were recently traveling to see family when the '09 blizzard hit and we decided we better find a place to stay (unless we wanted to stay in a snowbank on the interstate). We made a call at about 3 in the afternoon and got a reasonable rate at this Econolodge. The check-in was prompt and the room was clean. There was a good selection of tv channels and the hotel featured free wi-fi, which kept us both sane as we ended up being here for two nights. The hotel was within walking distance to a dollar general, Shoneys, Food Lion, Dennys and 2 gas stations - so this made things easier (not having to brave the ice covered roads).
We never ate breakfast at the hotel, but I believe they have some sort of continental breakfast (it was not advertised well). The parking lot for the hotel took a while to get plowed out (as I'm sure everyone was calling for a plow) and we were not able to move our car until 2:30 in the afternoon. The other odd thing was that there weren't any 'do not disturb' signs or ways of gaining the attention of maid-services, besides going down to the office and requesting things (new towels, etc.). So for the 2+ days we were there, no one came and cleaned, restocked, etc. This wasn't a super big deal, but was something I noticed.
All in all, it was a necessary stay - not a lot of frills, but clean and decent if you just need a place to sleep. Easy to find right of the highway with a good location near local businesses.
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Salem
- Salem Econo Lodge