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Econo Lodge Downtown

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is great for walking to downtown. The room was pretty good and clean. Staff, which we only delt with one guy, was not terrible but definitely did not impress. No smile or even acknowledgement that we were around.

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Thank Cameron H
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for reviewing our hotel for your recent stay with us! I am happy to hear that we delivered clean, comfortable room during your stay with us. We always focus on guest service and we definitely failed in your case. I will share your experience with staff and explain them that there is no option providing... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very nervous about this one, as I'm not a fan of 70's looking motels where your room door opens to the outside, but this one was OK. Clean room with modern furnishings. Breakfast wasn't much: two cereals, bread, bagels, yogurt, apples. I would have liked there to be a waffle maker too. Lots of TV channels. Location is... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for very detail review of your recent stay with us. Your review will be shared with staff as we like to hear from our guests on how are we doing. I agree that we are motel type and not fancy and no frills, but that is something we can not change it, so we focus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really were surprised how nice the room was. The desk clerk was awesome and so was the housekeeper. loved the hotel. It was 4 minutes from where we were going. Anytime we are in Louisville we will be staying at Econo lodge.

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Thank Jeremiah C
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay with us! It is heartwarming to hear of how our efforts to impress you with our hospitality, comfort and convenience have been successful. We are excited to share this review with our staff who will be pleased to hear of the outcome of... More 

Anderson, South Carolina
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for five days during the first half of June and really appreciated the way I was treated and what I received for a very reasonable price, a total of $578. The location is excellent, right in downtown Louisville and within walking distance of many restaurants and things to do. 4th Street Live is just a... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share this five star experience with our management, staff, and future guests.Our primary aim is to give you a comfortable and accommodating experience, and we are very pleased to hear of our success in this ambition.We are so glad that your stay was enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Check in was quick, lots of good lighted parking and the third floor room was very clean (no qualms for the price). Elevator was a little scary as it was hot, stuffy and very very slow (are we moving?). Following Rick Steves advice to stay were the action is in cities ... this was a great location! Saved on lodging... More 

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Thank Judith S
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Judith, Thanks a lot for your response about your recent stay with us! Clean, comfortable rooms with great customer service is our goal as we know that we not fancy or no frills. I am glad that everything worked out great during your stay. I made a note of your concerns for the elevator and will make sure to... More 

Shelley, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I would have rated this hotel higher if we had met Jeff at check in. Unfortunately we got to meet Tim. Tim couldn't have cared less about anything & acted put upon by our arrival. The rooms were adequate & clean. I have to admit that after our encounter with sour Tim & the fact that this is an older... More 

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Thank Cheri W
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Cheri, Thanks a ton for the review. I do apologize for Tim not being entertaining. He normally does a great job serving guests, but definitely failed in your case. He does read all reviews to improve himself and I am sure he knows by now what he missed. I am so happy that Jeff did great job for you.... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Was a little leery of staying here because the room doors are outside, but it's in a great location and the room rate was right, so after reading good reviews on this sight we booked it for two nights. The first night, we drove to Churchill Downs and then to Frankfort Ave. The second night, we walked downtown. Perfect location... More 

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Thank Paula F
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Our primary aim is to give you a comfortable and accommodating experience, and we are very pleased to hear of our success in this ambition. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the accommodations and service to be satisfactory. Thank you for your rating of the four star service, hospitality and accommodations you experienced... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Jeff on the front desk was by far the nicest, most helpful front desk clerk I've ever come across. Due to a mixup, he put us in a 'suite' which was hugely nice of him given the mistake was my fault and he was trying to retain business - so he alone gets the 2 stars. The room (suite) was... More 

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Thank Thomas B
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your opinions. I’m terribly sorry that we failed to meet your needs and did not live up to your expectations. We take pride in our hotel and in providing a great place to stay for so many guests, and I deeply regret that we let you down. Perhaps you will give us another try in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Only stayed one night but found it very convenient for central Louisville. Very reasonable rates and car parking was cheap. Accommodation was clean and typical for Econo lodge with good sized room, comfy bed and all the facilities you need including fridge, microwave, decent wardrobe and drawer space .

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Thank LindaVaughan
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for the great review. I am happy to read that you found clean, comfortable room with all basic amenities like fridge, microwave, decent wardrobe and drawer space. I agree with the central location and I am glad that you had the best rates in downtown. Should your travel plans bring you Louisville, please stay with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Booked it last minute due to limited availability anywhere else in our price range and location. A convenient place to sleep for a night, but I don't recommend it to family with kids, nothing for them to do and its downtown where there are partiers and loud people. The room was a good size for two full, bed wasn't as... More 

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Janie, Thanks a lot for your review and I am glad that you found a us within your range and location. Please be assure that comments and concerns that we receive from guests are taken seriously and we will work on yours. We hope that we will have chance to serve you in the future and we will make... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located downtown, 1 block away from Kentucky Intl Convention center, Fourth Street Live, Papa John's Stadium, Slugger Museum and many downtown business and attractions. Kentucky Fair Expo and Derby is just 4 miles away. I-65, I-64 and I-71 are just 2 blocks away making it highly accessible to not only business travelers but also leisure travelers. Offering the best rates in downtown with business amenities. Hotel offers free wireless high speed access. Microwave, refrigerator, spacious work desk, free copy-fax services and on-site exercise room. Please note 1 parking slot per guest room. Parking Charge: 5.00 per 24hours with in/out priveleges. Parking expires promptly upon check-out, for additional parking, please contact hotel. No oversized parking avail. Please do not request rollaways. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Downtown

Address: 401 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Price Range: $82 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 97
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Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Louisville
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#26 Business Hotel in Louisville
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