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“Good But Be Choosy” 3 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Old Town
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2321 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104   |  
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“Good But Be Choosy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Econo Lodge is located just a block or so from Albuquerque's Old Town making it a convenient and inexpensive alternative as you begin your exploration of the sights. Unfortunately, due to my own carelessness perhaps, I was booked into a smoking room. But that wasn't the only problem. #236 had absolutely no views of the NM sky--a major reason you are there--and the "air conditioner" rattled loudly and incessantly. A terrible room that should be retired. The good part? Management was most understanding and accommodating. After a restless night, I was moved to a 2nd floor room with a view of the sky and partial view of the stunning Sandia Mountains. The room had a more modern (and quiet) air conditioner and, of course, did not reek of smoke. It was well worth the $53 plus taxes. An unusual twist: A full, hot breakfast is served in the lobby each morning. The space is small but the menu is not--bacon, eggs, sausages, hot waffles, bagels, coffee etc. etc. All for the price of the room. The food was average but satisfying and the area was clean and restocked regularly. The on premise staff is helpful and friendly. There is all-day coffee and fresh fruit available. Again, the location is the chief selling point here but a stay here will not upset you--unless you get stuck in #236. So be choosy (and careful) when booking. Take a ground floor or second floor room near the center of the motel. And consider earplugs. Even though the newer cooling units (check to make sure your room has a newer one) are more quiet than the old, they can still be annoying.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Elena M, Owner at Econo Lodge Old Town, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Dear Travellight88,

Thank you for such a thorough review of your recent stay. We love to hear the feedback of our guests. We are always happy to do whatever we can to make your stay perfect. I’m glad we were able to get you into a non-smoking room with views of our beautiful New Mexico skylines and sunsets. They are not to be missed when you visit the Land of Enchantment! We know how important a filling breakfast is to our guests. That’s why we go above and beyond with our selections. We want you to leave with a good night’s rest and a full belly. We appreciate all the great tips you have passed onto future guests. Again, thank you for writing a review and staying at the Econo Lodge Old Town! We hope to see you next time you are in our neck of the woods!

Best Wishes,
Elena M. Owner
505-243-8475
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Excellent experience. The owner was wonderful ,she gladly showed us a room and made us feel very welcome. She gave us suggestions for dinner and it was very good. A great value for the price. The room was very,very clean. Easy walk to Old Town.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Elena M, Owner at Econo Lodge Old Town, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Linda,

I'm delighted to hear you had an excellent experience as our guest! We want every guest to leave knowing how much we appreciate you choosing the Econo Lodge Old Town as your hotel while you are visiting Albuquerque. I'm happy to hear dinner was delicious and you enjoyed strolling the beautiful Old Town Albuquerque. I truly appreciate your kind words. You've made my day! I hope you come back soon!

Best Wishes,
Elena M., Owner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Econo lodge managers were friendly and very helpful, couldn't do enough for us. Rooms were very clean and quite. The Motel was close to Old Town within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 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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Elena M, Owner at Econo Lodge Old Town, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Dear Debbie K,

Thank you for such a kind compliment! We do all that we can to make sure our guests have a memorable stay with us. I am pleased you were able to walk to the many shops and restaurants we have in Old Town!

Thank you for sharing your experience and recommending our property to others!

Best wishes,

Elena M.
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Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed at the Econo Lodge Old Town while driving from California to Illinois. We checked in later in the evening (about 9:30pm) and we were greeted by Elena, the owner and general manager. She was absolutely wonderful! We were tired from driving and she was patient and kind. She helped us safely park the moving van and even offered to have her husband help us fix the tow dolly in the morning. By far the best service we received on the the trip. The hotel is clean and well maintained. It was perfect for what we needed. And after 13 hours of driving, the service was most welcome. The breakfast was AWESOME! The breakfast room is small, but the selection is great. They have waffles, eggs, sausage, cereal, juice, pastries, fruit, and more! Overall, this was a great experience, and a great price!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Elena M, Owner at Econo Lodge Old Town, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Cristina,

Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay. I'm so glad we were able to get you settled and in your room so you could rest after a long day on the road. We know how exhausting it is to be in a car all day! I'm happy to hear you found our property clean and well maintained. We know the best way to start day two of driving is with a filling breakfast! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the assortment of breakfast items. I hope the second leg of your trip went well! Come back and see us again....when you can explore beautiful Old Town!

Best of luck!
Elena M., Owner
505-243-8475
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Warren, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What great value for the price!! We enjoyed a decent, very clean room, attentive customer service, excellent breakfast, and roses in the courtyard, all within easy walking distance from Old Town, even with my new hip.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Elena M, Owner at Econo Lodge Old Town, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Pamela,

Thank you for sharing your experience with others! We appreciate your feedback and kind words. I'm happy to hear your new hip let you enjoy the short two block walk to Old Town. It is beautiful isn't it!? Our roses are really blossoming right now and add such beauty to our property. I will share your kind words with our housekeeping team who work tirelessly to make sure everything is in perfect order for each of our wonderful guests! Come back soon!

Thank You,
Elena M., Owner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I paid $69 for a room with two double (or maybe queen?) beds and stayed one night. Although the rooms are not plush/super high quality, the room was *extremely* clean and everything was in good condition. (I also thought the decor/motif was a little more contemporary than other hotels in this price range - not that that really matters.) Also, as others have said, the breakfast is great. Really stocked - waffles, cereal, eggs, sausage, coffee, fruit. A really nice spread. Also, the front desk folks are exceptionally nice and accommodating. I didn't have the chance to see much of the city, but the hotel is near the Old Town, which is quaint with lots of shops & restaurants. I would recommend this hotel for folks looking for a decent value & a clean room. It's above average for this price point, in my opinion.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Elena M, Owner at Econo Lodge Old Town, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear AES77,

Wow! Thank you for such a thorough review! We are in the middle of remodeling all our rooms, and we truly appreciate the feedback from our guests! We hope you have the opportunity to come back when it is all complete!

Cleanliness is something we are very serious about. Our housekeeping team works hard to make sure everything is ready for you when you check in.

I'm delighted to hear you thought so highly of our breakfast! We want our guests to leave full....and happy. Please come back so you can come see more of Albuquerque!

Travel Safe!
Elena M., Owner
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Clean rooms, good breakfast, excellent customer service. Really close of Old Town.
Pretty good quality/price ratio. The only negative point would be that the room are a little old and would need to be renovated. Besides that, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Elena M, Owner at Econo Lodge Old Town, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Plucreid,

Thank you for choosing the Econo Lodge Old Town while you were in Albuquerque! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and found so many positive things about your visit. We greatly appreciate your recommendation to others! Thank you!

We are actually in the process of renovating our rooms. We recently put all new bedding in our hotel, added microwaves, coffee makers, refrigerators, and flat screen televisions to each room. We are working on adding beautiful wood floors to our rooms, with hopes of having that complete in the next few months. We hope you will come back and see the beautiful finished product, or you can check out our new Facebook page!

Thanks again for staying with us!

Elena M., Owner
505-243-8475
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Address: 2321 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Albuquerque
#7 Romantic Hotel in Albuquerque
#12 Family Hotel in Albuquerque
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Old Town 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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Also Known As:
Econolodge Old Town
Econo Lodge Albuquerque
Albuquerque Econo Lodge

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