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Campbellsville, Kentucky
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for an appointment downtown and wanted somewhere to stay that was in walking distance and affordable. This hotel fit the bill! The room was clean and quiet and the beds were comfortable. Also, they provide free local and long distance calling (great if you want to check in with family)! Overall for the price, it was a... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the detail review and I am so happy to hear that we delivered clean, comfortable room with the best price in the downtown area. I am glad that you mentioned great amenities that we provide like free local, long distance call, micro-fridge and continental breakfast. I am glad that you loved the location... More 

wales, UK
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66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival was met by the most rude and ignorant member of staff i have ever had the misfortune to deal with called Tim. He literally threw the room keys across the desk, one fell on the floor. He slammed paperwork in front of me and muttered "sign here, here and here". Then walked away I then had to call... More 

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Thank bazzag61
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We sincerely apologize that you were not completely satisfied with our accommodations and facilities. Thank you for the feedback rest assured that this will be forwarded to our management to have it resolved immediately and also to our other staff to have them reminded of their duties. We are still hoping that you can give us a chance... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here this weekend. Perfect price and location. Clean and just what we wanted for a budget friendly weekend. TIM is rude and unfriendly. Upon arrival, he did not even acknowledge me standing at the desk until I spoke to him and he clearly saw me as I was the only person there lol. He barely spoke, half way handed/tossed our... More 

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

Dear Amy, Thanks a lot for your input about your recent stay with us and I appreciate for four star dispute of Tim's customer service which is not accepted. Tim normally does a great job serving the guests, but I will share your experience with him and make sure that he doesn't miss any guests providing great customer service as... More 

Harvey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was just there for a visit this past weekend. The hotel is a great location, Central downt town and good price, especially being that we did not spend much time in the room because we were out exploring Louisville. However, during our stay, while trying to watch TV, you could only watch the local channels, none of the basic cable... More 

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

Dear Guest, We sincerely apologize that you were not completely satisfied with our accommodations and facilities. Thank you for the feedback rest assured that this will be forwarded to our management to have it resolved immediately and also to our other staff to have them reminded of their duties. On your concerns for the water shut down, we had a... More 

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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very bad place to stay in my opinion. We just recently stayed here's while we were on vacation and it was miserable. We requested two queen size beds and there were super small. Practically twin size beds so it was hard to fit two people in a bed. There were random stains on the curtain and the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback, good or bad it's helpful. I will discuss this matter with my staff to ensure it will not happen again. We hope that this once incident will not stop you staying with us and we will have another chance to serve you in the future!... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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83 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 June 30, 2016

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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 

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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 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40202-1417
Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Price Range: $75 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 97
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Louisville
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#26 Business Hotel in Louisville
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