To begin, I should mention that we typically stay in a Hampton Inn level hotel. The Scranton Econo Lodge was our first experience at an Econo Lodge. I must say I was kind of disappointed. We recently stayed in a 1960s hotel that was cleaner and in better repair, although never upgraded, than this Econo Lodge.
When we exited I-81, we were slightly disturbed to find we were being routed back through a deserted road that felt just a bit creepy late at night. The hotel was definitely NOT upgraded and was only slightly well maintained. There was no lock on the exterior doors to the hallways. Anyone could walk in at any time without a key.
Service was good with easy check-in and an immediate call to both our adjoining rooms see if everything was satisfactory. It was difficult to tell if the rooms were dirty or just hadn't been well-maintained. There was hair in one of the bathrooms, but the other tub looked very clean. Paint was peeling on the doors in both rooms. Light switches looked dirty. Some updates had been done sometime fairly recently, considering there were fairly new headboards and granite countertops in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Nice fridges and microwaves were included in the rooms. I was going to put food in one fridge, but the handle to its cabinet enclosure was gummy, so I didn't bother. The sheets and towels seemed to be clean. The outdoor pool was clean but not especially inviting and did not seem to include any poolside towels.
As far as the continental breakfast goes, it would be best not to expect much. It consisted of two types of cereal, milk, juice, bagels and English muffins to toast, packaged doughnuts, and coffee in a really cool brewer. If you don't want fruit or anything healthy, it is sufficient and a convenient start to the day.
Maybe for the price, this hotel was acceptable. However, we realized we have grown very spoiled in our previous hotel experiences. We didn't realize how luxurious they were.
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