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“Good value but not fancy” 3 of 5 stars
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Executive Lodge Fond du Lac
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   649 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (Formerly Econo Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Fond du Lac
Wisconsin
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Good value but not fancy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is an older motel and it shows. Rooms are large and fairly comfortable but just basic. Bedding is dated, bathrooms old. Everything could stand to be updated but for the price it is a good safe place to stay if you're just staying there to sleep.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Newark,Delaware
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55 hotel reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Even though every room is supposed to be non-smoking, this has been a heavily smoked in motel that was never properly cleaned and converted to a non-smoking facility. It did not look like the pictures we saw online. The only reason we didn't leave is because there was not another room available in a 75 miles radius due to 3 major events taking place over the weekend in that area. While checking in, we looked at the pool area and wouldn't even consider going in to the room let alone the hot tub or the pool. Bruce, the guy who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. He was absolutely the best thing about this place. When we got into our room we decided not to take showers until right before leaving because of the over-whelming leaching of cigarette odor encompassing the entire space of the room. Even though they gave an old microwave and a working fridge, the carpet and chairs were filthy and stained, and the decor looks like it hasn't been updated since the 1960's. The cigarette burns on the edge of the shower didn't help. You could see on the walls where pictures and shelving have been removed by the stains surrounding the cleaner area where the fixtures used to be. In our opinion, it should be a no star rating. When we checked out and informed the manager about the smoking in our room and how unbearable it was, she said that "Oh someone must have snuck one in, I'll get housekeeping to hose that room down." This is complete bull because this room has been smoked in heavily over a long period of time. If you are a non-smoker don't even consider this place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brokaw, Wisconsin, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

My girl friend and i have stayed here on two separate occasions and found it to be exceptional. Location is good right off Johnson St. (hwy 23) and close to Forest Mall. Some amenities include: pool, hot tub, continental breakfast and many others. The one thing I really liked about this motel that I have not seen at any other motel was the optional one hour late (12:00pm) check out time at no additional cost. Last stay October 2011

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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athens, ga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

I think this place is now named Executive Suites and no longer affiliated with Econo Lodge. However, having said that, it was a decent place to spend the night. It was clean, affordable, and safe. What more could you ask for while just traveling through?

  • Stayed June 2010, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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oshkosh, wi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2007

Very pleased with our stay. It was very comfortable and clean. The pool area was very nice. Had microwaves and refrigerators, confinental breakfast and my kids loved the video games in the pool area. We would highly recommend it.

Stayed November 2007
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Wheeling,IL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2006

I didn't know this economy place had to offer as much they were offering for a pretty resonable price. They have wireless high speed internet access in all rooms for people with lap tops or a computer to use at front desk for people without a lap top. I just couldn't believe how friendly the front desk staff was. They made me feel right at home. I was away on business for a week and to find a place that makes you feel right at home, that's a personal service. Refrigerator and microwave in rooms came in very handy. They also offer continental breakfast every morning and coffee/tea and cookies all day. I recommend this place to anyone who wants clean and comfortable place to stay. I sure will go back to this place when I go back to Fond du Lac. Thank you Econo Lodge.

  • Liked — friendly service and clean rooms
  • Disliked — none
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  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2006

The room was very nice. The people at the front desk were very pleasant as well. If you are going for the pool, I would not!! It is nothing like the picture and the smell of chlorine is overwhelming. We couldn't even stay in the pool area for more than 15 minutes and are eyes burned for the rest of our trip as well as on the way home. Mind you that we couldn't swim in the pool due to it being sooooo cold. I would not recommend this motel if you'd like a place to swim otherwise it was very nice. Save your money though and go to one without a pool!!

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Executive Lodge Fond du Lac

Address: 649 W. Johnson St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Fond du Lac
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Fond du Lac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Executive Lodge Fond du Lac 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is located near Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds, Marian University, Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau, University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac, Menominee Park Zoo and the Paine Art Center. The Executive Lodge Fond Du Lac offers guests an indoor pool, free Continental breakfast served from 6 am to 9 am, free high-speed wireless Internet access, business center, fax/copy service, wakeup service, free parking with room for large vehicles and small pets are accepted with additional charges. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Fond Du Lac
Fond Du Lac Econo Lodge

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