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Econo Lodge Alachua
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Alachua
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Traveling to Miami, needed a stay over. Immediate impression is that it's run down, shabby. Walked into the lobby to check in and there was a sign stating " we'll be right back. " had to wait 15 minutes for someone to show up. Room smells clean but it ends there. Grease stains (i hope they tried to wash!) On sheets in 1 bed. Second bed was clean but all sheets thread bare. Literally can see through and some small holes. Shades with water stains. Corners all dusty and dirty. New tv and new dresser. Fridge and microwave newer and nice. Border wallpaper falling down. Shower head disgusting with lime scale. Holes in carpet and carpet dirty. For $70 i expect it to at least be clean. And i dont think that should be too much to ask from the "hospitality" industry. Old i can handle. Dirty stained with holes i cannot.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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econo l, Manager at Econo Lodge Alachua, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to inform us about your recent stay . Would like to have a little more information. Please contact hotel directly.
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Bad service, dirty rooms!! Overpriced. Overcharged on credit card and had to fight to correct it. Would not stay here again. Owner / management unsympathetic and did not appoligize. Stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Got a good rate, but got a smoking room with old carpet. Frig froze everything first night, carpet had so many tunnel burns it's lucky the room hadn't burned down. Bare feet turned black from carpet damage. On the plus side, staff was helpful and changed frig and were always friendly. Breakfast ends early, 9am, but staff will break out more if they are out of something or you show up a few minutes late (its all packaged;boiled eggs,Danish, etc). Might stay again, but would check the room carefully before unloading...

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Orcamania
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econo l, Manager at Econo Lodge Alachua, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. The issues will be addressed.
We also look forward to seeing you all in your future lodging needs.

Thank you again,
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Clean and satisfactory for the price. Our dog stayed for an extra $10. Decent breakfast with a very good waffle. I would recommend for a nice place if you're just going to sleep. The internet was a little sketchy, but always came back on.

Room Tip: The back had no traffic noise.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ruth P
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econo l, Manager at Econo Lodge Alachua, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Thank you, for taking your time to let us know how we are doing . We look forward to your visits in the future.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed here for a dog show in Ft. White. Took us about 15 minutes to drive to the show.

The rate is way too high for the hotel. $69/night plus $10/pet per night for pet fee. For this type and kind of hotel I would have expected $39-$49.

There is very little grass for walking right on the property but a road behind the hotel is suitable for walking.

The interior is clean but getting old, carpet has marks and stains. We did have a refrigerator and microwave. Pillows are lumpy but then I never expect much from hotel pillows. The first night we had very noisy neighbors check in at 2 am.

I might stay here again because it is so convenient for the show but the price is really too high for what you get.

Room Tip: Back side of hotel is quieter.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

During a recent trip to near-by Gainesville, I opted to stay in Alachua to be close to my sister's house. Knowing that the hotel selections are limited, I turned to TripAdvisor reviews to help me select a place. Honestly, none of the local hotels received rave reviews, but the Econo Lodge seemed to have fewer complaints. So, I stayed one night and that's all I could take. The room smelled bad - a smell I couldn't identify, but did not like (sort of like sweaty feet). The bed was fairly comfortable, but the sheets felt worn. The A/C worked well. The bathroom's tile floor was cracked and dirty-looking. The carpet was very stained and in need of replacement. The staff promoted the free breakfast, but the lobby is so tiny, you'd pretty much have to "grab & go". The staff was friendly and accommodating, quickly handling my early check-out and refund for the unused nights. The next night I opted to try out the Quality Inn right next door and found it to be quite satisfactory and even a couple of dollars less!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Vicki S
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

this is by far the most filthy and disgusting hotel ever! Dirty towels and sheets, floors have never been vacuumed, roaches, hair on the towels, plain awful and they know it! GM will refuse to give you refund and move you room to room, one worse than the next. Someone needs to shut this hotel down. It is a health risk for sure!

Room Tip: Don't ever stay here.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge Alachua

Address: 15920 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615-4890 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Location: United States > Florida > Alachua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Alachua
Price Range: $58 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Alachua 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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