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“Value for money in city center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Econo Lodge City Square Motel

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Econo Lodge City Square Motel
Ranked #121 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Value for money in city center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

My husband and I stayed here with our teenage daughter for a couple of nights. The room we had was clean and comfortable and the hotel was close to restaurants and inner city attractions. The manager was helpful and gave us some good tips on local amenities.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Rose G
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Bangkok
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

You cannot beat this hotel for location and price. Hotel staff are friendly. Room was small and outdated, but clean. My room was right outside the lift, so I suggest if you decide to book a room here, to request one away from the lift.

Room Tip: As I said, a room away from the lift
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank balijulia
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Australia
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I stayed at the this hotel 15 years ago & was pleasantly surprised on this current stay that some of the rooms have been renovated (they certainly needed it) We were over for a footy final & with accom at a premium - it was nice to still find somewhere that wasn't going to "break the bank". Close to everything - this is a brilliant location especially if you are not spending much time in yur room as the window view hasn't changed...a brick wall!!
Rooms were spotless & had everything we needed...bed was comfy & the shower was large & great pressure/hot water. We will be back :)

Room Tip: We had a room at the back of the hotel & it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank eurockAustralia
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Rutherglen, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We have stayed here a number of times and are very pleased with every thing it has to offer close to the railway station as we travel by train usually and we can leave our bags there for the day so that we do't have to carry them around all day untill it is time for the train.
Tha staff are very nice and helpfull rooms clean and comfy and close to eatery places. Thank you.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Teresa43_12
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Albi, France
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

An economy hotel so not great luxury but was comfortable and clean and very central. The room was well equipped with fridge and microwave (but just cups and saucers and small plates) a double bed and a sofa bed for the three of us, a small but adequate shower room. its main advantage being right in the centre just a very short walk away from Federation Square was also its disadvantage as the trams run right outside nearly all night and there were buskers singing outside the window til late one night. There's no safe in the room but the the hotel staff were friendly and helpful and looked after our safe bag each day. A great and very central option if you just want an economical base to explore the city from - all in all it was fine so would recommend it

Room Tip: If it's possible, a room not overlooking the street would be quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank sjcarayon
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Bangalore
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

When on a budget and you are intending to explore the city side of Melbourne, the City Square is a fully functional and relatively a good option. The rooms are clean and is adequately equipped with toasters, tea & coffee supplies and has comfortable bedding. And, of course their friendly staff are more than available to guide you for any information required. The location is ideal as most things one would like to do are easily accessible. One thing to remember is their front-office shuts at 8 p.m. If you are likely to reach there to check in later than 8 p.m., a call to inform them is very essential so that they will advice how you could get in.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Ashok N
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ELCitySqManagement, Front Office Manager at Econo Lodge City Square Motel, responded to this review, February 25, 2015
Thank you for the recent review of your stay with us and rating us that perfect score. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying with us and had wonderful time in the CBD.

We look forward to seeing you soon again.

Kind Regards,
KC
Front Office Manager
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Colac
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I recently stayed here for work and found the room to be very neat and clean. The bed was comfortable and there were a range of pillows to choose from.
There was a toaster and condiments, but no bread...

Nice hot shower and the reverse cycle worked well.
Very central to everything.

Overall, a pleasant stay.

Just watch the elevator, it pulls up short leaving a small step.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Essnm
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge City Square Motel

Property: Econo Lodge City Square Motel
Address: 67 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly The City Square Motel)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Econo Lodge City Square Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City Square Motel. Located in the heart of Melbourne. ... more   less 
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