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Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 Union Street, PO Box 980, US 340 & Union St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (Formerly Comfort Inn Harpers Ferry)   |  
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Rochester NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“We were desperate”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We didn't have high expectations based on reading reviews of this hotel.It was about what we expected: kind of run down. The manager and desk clerk were helpful. Our room was adequate but in several areas the woodwork and tub caulking needed repairs. I was nervous but no bed bugs!

The lock on the outside door at the end of our hall was broken, meaning anyone could enter the hotel at night. The manager said parts were on order.

There aren't restaurants close by and since we were traveling by bike we ordered a pizza.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Topeka KS
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114 reviews 114 reviews
61 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I spent two nights here as a base for exploring the Antietam Battlefield and historic Harpers Ferry, and this budget property was just the ticket. Options are limited in Harpers Ferry (a good thing, really, compared to development run amok), so the choice is between this property or one of the local B&B's. I opted for the reasonable pricing and the ease of a late arrival at this hotel, which is located on Hwy 340, just outside of town center.

There is nothing fancy here, but there is everything you could need: comfortable bed, a window that opens, ample floor space, table & side chairs, small frig, microwave, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, flat panel TV, and decent lighting. The bathroom was small but had plenty of counter space, electrical outlets, nightlight, and a wall mount hair dryer -- and the towels were plentiful and of good quality. There is a centrally-located ice machine and a pump pot of coffee which seemed to be available 24/7. The staff was friendly and helpful, and there is plenty of parking.

The included breakfast was fairly typical for this kind of hotel -- sausage patties, ready-made scrambled egg patties, cereals, yogurt, coffee, do-it-yourself waffles - you know the deal. Nothing gourmet, but there's enough there to get you going in the morning, and for the price point of this hotel, I had no complaints.

If you're a good walker, you can reach the historic district on foot. I found it to be a pleasant walk, and far easier than dealing with the visitor center parking and shuttle bus, particularly given that the shuttle service ends by 5pm.

Harpers Ferry is a beautiful little town that oozes with historic charm. Be sure to seek out the amazing vantage points which offer a bird's eye view over the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. There is a pedestrian bridge over the Potomac here; if you cross it you can get a view of the historic C & O Canal and one of the locks, as well as the stunning confluence of these famous waterways.

I enjoyed my visit to this historically rich community, and was quite pleased with this hotel. Harpers Ferry is less than an hour's drive from Dulles, making it an easy weekend adventure for anyone who has an interest in American history, and particularly the Civil War era.

Room Tip: "Mountain View" does look at the mountain, but it also looks at Highway 340. Otherwise, yo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed here two nights while slackpacking the Appalachian Trail to Harpers Ferry. Very comfortable, well appointed with fridge and microwave. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful in advising us with tips for our hike and nearby restaurants. Only complaint was the heat seemed to only be full blast or off, no in between.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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193 reviews 193 reviews
73 hotel reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We've visited Harpers Ferry several times and while there are further B&Bs opening up in the area, the stock of regular motels hasn't increased. As a result, in Harpers Ferry, you pay rather more for very simple motel rooms than you do in most places. That having been said, we had no other complaints about the Econo Lodge, which has been nicely upgraded since our last stay when it was a Comfort Inn. For most people, this is a bit too far out to walk into town, so a car or bike is necessary. Decent breakfast, good desk staff. As in my previous review of then Comfort Inn, if you want quiet, choose a room facing the parking lot rather than the busy, uphill highway.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights and we have been very impressed by this small hotel. The service was great and the room was pretty comfortable for the 2 of us and our 5 year old daughter. The room was very clean, well sized bathroom with ceramic tile floors and granite countertops not what we were expecting for sure. The hotel offers daily breakfast and it was pretty decent. We chose to eat have breakfast in our room the second night just because we wanted to use the nice table there looking at the mountains.
The hotel is very close to the Lower Town but not all the roads are pedestrian friendly. Once you get from the hotel to Washington Street (abt an 8- 10 minute walk) then you are fine and it will be another 20 minutes to get there (with a kid).
Enjoy!

Room Tip: rooms with a mountain view but noisy or back rooms for a quieter stay but not so nice overlook.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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America
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Recently stayed 2 nights at this hotel and to be honest, I was very pleasantly surprised! Thrilled quite frankly, at the value I received.
I'm NOT saying this hotel compares to the finest hotels in New York but for what it is, and for the value you get, I have no complaints. The room was clean. The bed was comfortable. The staff was courteous and helpful. There was a fridge and microwave in my room. For a budget hotel, I don't really ask for much more than that. I would definitely stay here again if in the area. I was very satisfied

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I recently visited Harpers Ferry for the off season. Having never been there before, my friends and I opted to stay at the Econo Lodge rather than one of the more expensive B&Bs in town. The rooms were clean and neat. They included a microwave and mini-fridge and had plenty of room for three of us to spread out. The woman at the desk when we checked in was incredibly nice and helpful when we asked for some info about the area and how to get around. Because it's located right along a busy road, some road noise can be heard, but a TV or AC/fan unit will drown that out easily. Breakfast was limited, but reasonable (cereal, bagels, coffee, juice, stuff to make egg sandwiches). The hotel is convenient to the AT and Loudoun Heights trails accessible across the bridge. Since it was the off season, we drove into town and parked at the train station. In nicer weather, a walk in along the river would be incredibly easy and a wonderful alternative. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone interested in visiting Harpers Ferry.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 25 Union Street, PO Box 980, US 340 & Union St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (Formerly Comfort Inn Harpers Ferry)
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Location: United States > West Virginia > Harpers Ferry
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Harpers Ferry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the closest hotel to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park near historic Harpers Ferry and just minutes from Hollywood Casino Charles Town. Whether you are looking to explore our country's history, enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains, or checking out the gaming and horse-racing action in Charles Town, the Econo Lodge is the perfect place to stay. ... more   less 
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