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Econo Lodge

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6285 Westside Saginaw Road, Bay City, MI 48706 (Formerly Valu Inn)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I were in Bay City for the Tall Ship Celebration for 2 nights. It's an old Howard Johnson's that has been updated and is clean and quiet with a great staff. The Complimentary breakfast has a nice variety to choose from...it even has a waffle machine so you can make your own. The owner/manager was very friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights for a softball tournament in Midland. The room was clean, comfortable and also very spacious. Most of the important things in the room had been remodeled - bedding, carpet and shower. The hotel was quiet and managed by nice people. Ask for a remodeled room because not all rooms have been updated.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid $70 for a room and brought our Great Dane with us. You need permission for pets ahead of time, and given the size of our dog I felt I needed to call ahead of time to be sure she'd be allowed. I had to call 4 times to get an answer. Once we arrived there was a long... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In expensive hotel that takes pets. Well situated. Older hotel with some upkeep needs. This was easy to overlook as it was obvious they were trying to upgrade. It was clean within any unfamiliar or disturbing smalls. It takes pets which was a positive. The staff was very friendly from the front desk clerk to the housekeepers and handyman. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed a few times at this hotel over the past month and have not been disappointed. Having lived in the area and watching the new owners take over the old Howard Johnson hotel we believe they have done a great job. Now with having moved from the area we were looking for a place to stay, close to... More 

Thank clkboo
Rochester MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a former Howard Johnsons. The restaurant is closed, as are some of the areas of the motel. The separation is a plastic curtain preventing passage to the west wing, making it appear that the place is undergoing serious renovations. No clue if this is temporary or semi-permanent. The motel does the best of what is an older and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were pleased with our stay here, the room was very clean and in order. The breakfast was a good start, they had cereal, rolls and waffles. The room was quiet and the wifi worked great. We had a good stay for the price.

Thank Larry R
Warren, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Nice clean convenient location. Staff always treats everyone well. Very importantly pet friendly! Good continental breakfast in morning. We have been staying here for over 5 years and every time we are here we see improvements.

2 Thank MicheleDave B
Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michele , Thanks a lot for the wonderful review and especially for noticing our improvements every time you visit your family in the town. I have posted this review for the whole staff to see. We really appreciate your repeated business. We look forward to your next visit to the Bay City Michigan. More 

Bluffton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised. While an older place it appears to be recently renovated on the interior. Our room was clean and looked exceptionally nice. Hallways and the lobby area were also updated. Our impression was of an older facility that is being maintained and updated. Don't overlook this place.

2 Thank Jim R
Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jim, Five out of five. Wow! You gave us good deal with surprise. What a treat. Thank you so much for your kind words for our hotel. Appreciate your all the comments regarding cleanliness and an updated place. Please come back and visit us again soon. Sincerely, Aashish Patel General Manager More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Last minute work kept me in the area. Chose this location for the price, and was more than satisfied. Reservation no problem, check in smooth, room clean, very quiet, wifi worked well, good breakfast, quiet heater/ac, inside hallways, pleasant staff, and HALF the price of all the other chains around. Couldn't ask for more for the price. Will definitely return...

2 Thank Paul D
Aashish P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing review of our hotel! We are pleased to hear that you had such a great stay here. Our staff appreciates you taking the time to let others know about our service and amenities here. We look forward to your next visit to our hotel. Warmest thanks, Aashish P General Manager More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Econolodge Bay City is one of the better hotel choices in Bay City. The amenities are first rate with very comfortable accommodations.Easy access on/off Interstate 75, exit 54 rooms with both interior and exterior entrances, and business class rooms, free incoming/outgoing faxes, and free continental breakfast with 3 kinds of cereals, orange juice, 24 hours coffee, donuts, muffins, honey bun, bread ,peanut butter, Bagels, Hot waffles. All rooms offer free high-speed Internet, free HBO and expanded cable, and free long distance calls in US. The hotel is located within walking distance to restaurants like The Bergers, McDonald, Burger King, Subway, etc., And few miles to several downtown restaurants, waterfront and shopping four miles. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 6285 Westside Saginaw Road, Bay City, MI 48706 (Formerly Valu Inn)
Location: United States > Michigan > Bay City
Price Range: $60 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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Econo Lodge Bay City
Bay City Econo Lodge
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