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Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 Union Street, US 340 & Union St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (Formerly Comfort Inn Harpers Ferry)   |  
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“PEEEUUUUUW”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

ROOM 103....SMELLS LIKE A DEAD ANIMAL THEY TRIED TO HIDE WITH LYSOL
the only thing good about this stay was the breakfast waffle. EXCEPT the waffle iron had not been CLEANED FROM THE DAY BEFORE!!!

ALL the employees smoked at the entrance...you have to walk through smoke to get in the door.
Lights broken and bent....cobwebs in the lights.....ratty blankets....forget the bedspread, we ditched it the first nite.

HAD WE NOT been SOOOO tired from riding 65 miles on a bicycle.....we'd never agreed to stay there...it was late and we were stuck.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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yclin2, General Manager at Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are so sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. We are diligently working with Maintenance/Housekeeping to address the items you indicated in the guest room. (i.e., new lighting/bedding forthcoming). We're glad you enjoyed the fresh waffles. We thank you again for your feedback. Happy biking!
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    4 of 5 stars
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Northfleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

For an Econo Lodge this one is above average, clean big rooms and large breakfast area with few more choices than the standard for this brand. Fact is after hiking the AT for a while any bed with a mattress would feel like 5 star luxury. Hotel is only few minutes walk from AT office and trail.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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yclin2, General Manager at Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Pharaoah,
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're happy to hear that you had a comfortable rest and was able to get a reprieve from the long hike. We're glad you enjoyed our expanded breakfast with hot items. And yes, we are just half a mile from the Appalachian Trail Headquarters and walkable from the trail. Thanks again for your review, happy trail hiking!
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Waterloo Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This Econo Lodge location is perfect. Close to the town of Harper's Ferry and just off the main highway. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly and funny. If you want to visit the old town, drive to the park and get the shuttle. Great spot for an inexpensive stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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yclin2, General Manager at Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Aegiss1,
Thank you for coming all the way from Waterloo, ON to visit historic Harpers Ferry. I think you summed it very well in your title. We hope you enjoyed our free hot breakfast, comfortable mattresses and last but not least our wonderful staff. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Safe travels back home.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We spent one night here in July. It's a bit far from the Harper's Ferry historic area; walkable, but up a very large hill on the way back. It's difficult to park in the historic area, most people shuttle in, but I wish we'd stayed at a place in the historic area that offered parking.

The staff at the Econo Lodge was friendly and helpful. The place itself was average. Room and beds were ok. I didn't like the musty smell, or the constant group of smokers right outside the front door. The breakfast was just ok. Very small breakfast room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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yclin2, General Manager at Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review. Regarding walking from lower town Harpers Ferry, we recommend taking Shenandoah St (flat) instead of Washington St (uphill from Lower Town). Parking is limited in town so many drive to the park entrance and take the shuttle in.
We're sorry that you encountered bad odors and smokers outside; our facility is 94% non-smoking rooms. We continue to work with Maintenance/Housekeeping to keep rooms well maintained and free of malodors. Thank you for your review so we can continue to improve.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Rooms clean albeit a bit musty smelling. Comfy mattresses. Fine for a brief stop in this area. Don't worry about the mountain view room selection-you can't see out the dirty little windows. Good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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yclin2, General Manager at Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for being our 100th reviewer! We strive to give our customers exceptionally clean and comfortable rooms at affordable prices. We'll be sure to check windows so guests don't miss out on the mountain scenery. We hope you enjoyed our free hot breakfast, new 37" flat screen TVs and comfy mattresses. We know you have choices and we thank you for staying with us.
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We are cycling the C &O trail and a little smelly ourselves, but nothing compared to this place!!

Whilst the rooms are quite large for the type of hotel and we had 2 big beds, it was still dingy and smelly. I think the problem isthefans in the bathroom are broken so damp builds up. The breakfast area is adequate but polystyrene plates and bowls!!

Don't bother , but I don't know where else there is that's much better.

Maybe visit this town as its quite nice but don't bother staying the night. !!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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yclin2, General Manager at Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We're sorry about the odor you encountered in your room. We'll make sure that maintenance checks the fans in all rooms for functionality. We hope you slept well on our new mattresses and enjoyed our new 37 inch flat screen TVs. We aim to please. Safe travels!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Just returned from a weekend in Harpers Ferry area and stayed at EconoLodge. Clean rooms with good space, comfortable beds, and a friendly, kind, and welcoming staff. Breakfast area is a little tight but the selections are good. It is very conveniently located to Harpers Ferry Historical Park, the drive to Antietam is within 30 minutes (easy drive), and it is easy to get to other historical towns and area attractions. Would be happy to return to Econo Lodge.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 25 Union Street, 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*
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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