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EconoLodge & Conference Center
Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in Allentown
Reviewed August 23, 2012

It was after 8:00 in the evening and all the hotels that allow pets were booked up. When my husband went to check out the room, I told him to keep his eyes on the floor when he flipped on the light...easier to see if there are scattering cockroaches! We checked the beds for bedbugs and filth, but thankfully, the mattresses & pillows looked ok. The rest of the room was disgusting. When we turned on the A/C it started dripping water, so we placed the ice bucket under the leak...the bucket was almost full by morning. The faucets on the tub and sink were beat up, stained, and totally disgusting...needless to say, we did not take showers there. (watch for the pictures I am going to post) Really loved the added touch of a very long, black hair that was stuck to the molding around the bathroom door!
We have a 5 pound, non-shedding, clean toy poodle...and this place has the nerve to charge a pet fee!!! I think our dog was actually wondering why we would bring him to a place like this.
Needless to say, we had a fairly sleepless night and got out very fast in the morning. As I expected, the person at the front desk never asked my husband about our stay.

Room Tip: Sleep in your car!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Bedbugs, roaches, mold filth. Stains in shower and on toilet. Looks like it has never been cleaned. Appliances either don't work or are filthy. Management refuse to move us to a different room and refuse refund. I will never stay here again. And I was here on company business that was prepaid. Workers are rude and could care less about the comfort of their guests. They will come right out and tell you they don't care. Well, I for one do care and they will be reported.

Room Tip: Run as fast as you can from this place. It is a health hazard.
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Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
3  Thank Terry L
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

This is the most awesome motel, if you are a dog. A stray dog actually came into our room. Spread out on a sprawling poorly maintained site. You need to drive to get to the lobby, past the vegetable gardens and tractor trailers of the "residents." Our room was not ready so had to take a downgrade. Same beer can and empty cigarette pack was in my parking space when I checked in Friday and left on sunday. Room was not cleaned on saturday. Key didn't work. Had to wait 20 minutes to get back into room. Super nice toasters at breakfast but nothing to toast. Believe these awful reviews. It is actually worse. Shame on you Choice hotels.Very nice outdoor pool if you have the code to get in. Wireless internet was good. No premium channels on terrible tv. Very poor mattresses full of holes. Staff is too busy with cigarette breaks to assist. More like camping without the kitchen.

Room Tip: Dog friendly
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

My family booked several rooms at this hotel for a wedding we were attending in town. I was the first to arrive and as I pulled in I realized this was not like the pictures shown on the website. It was dirty and old. I check in around 1815 and we went to room 517. As soon as I walked in you could tell the room was old and dirty. The room was a non smoking room but had a strong smell of smoke. I went to the front desk and switched to another room. They gave me the key to 501. I did not look closely at the room then because we chose to eat first. When I got back to the room I noticed that the bathroom looked like it had never been cleaned. There was a black on the toilet and ring in the bathtub "not from us". There were homeless type looking people lurking in the parking lot. I pulled the sheets back and there was dirt and trash in the bed. At this point I contacted a different hotel and packed up. I check out and the employee at the front desk was very nice and stated this happens all the time. It you are going to stay here pack a gun. You will need it. Later I looked on the Megan Law website and there is a sex offender listed with that address as his permanent address. The shipping container I lived in while in Iraq was nicer than this hotel. Do Not Stay Here

Room Tip: Do Not Book Here
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

My sister booked 11 rooms for this trip, it was a family trip to Dorney Park. We came in to the inn like around 10:30 pm . There was a room with no ac, my room the toilet was all stained and the shower had stains too. The lamps in the room were not working , it smell like nobody went to that room for a long time , in one of the rooms it smell like someone had smoked their. it really stunked the hole room .. not a good experienced..

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank carmencita703
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

This motel also gives long term stays which I am doing. Its good if you ended up on the wrong foot and are trying to get back on track. However the fact that 6 child molesters live on site and are able to live here when most of the residents and short stay people have children is rediculous. When I first moved in there were Roaches in 3 of the rooms I looked at. There is also a bed bug break out in the newer section that the motel is refusing to get professional help to clear up. the carpet sticks to you, the bugs are awful and the fact that this place encourages known child molesters (look on the megans law website) is rediculous.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank petie2336
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

My daughter and husband were bitten alive by bedbugs. We spent the rest of our Memorial Day weekend delousing everything so we wouldn't infect our home. In addition, the place seems to be being used as low income housing, with many people cooking outside their rooms, working on their cars in the parking lot, etc. The carpets were so filthy that we all wore shoes when we walked around in the room. The tub was so stained that my daughter wouldn't even shower in it. The pool was absolutely filthy with leaves and dead bugs floating everywhere.

AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Summer2011Traveler
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Additional Information about EconoLodge & Conference Center

Address: 1151 Bulldog Dr, Allentown, PA 18104-1901 (Formerly Days Inn)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Allentown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 31 Hotels in Allentown
Price Range: $53 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — EconoLodge & Conference Center 1.5*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The EconoLodge & Conference Center in Allentown is a drive up property. All rooms are on the ground level. A Credit Card is necessary for check in. We will put a $75 Authorized hold on your card. Upon Check out the hold will be released. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rodeway Inn And Conference Center
Rodeway Hotel Allentown
Days Inn Allentown
Days Inn Hotel Allentown

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