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Econo Lodge
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Opelika
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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89 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly staff
Had trouble with the TV remote and they were johnny on the spot to take care of the problem
Very helpful in answering our questions, and giving directions.
Very clean and refreshing room
Bed very comfortable
Good location, good price.
Would stay there again when traveling

Room Tip: Any room would work great
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

In town on business . Ck'd in for two weeks and Ck'd out 15 minutes later after seeing and smelling the room. When cking in we asked if we could use the fax during our two weeks if needed and were told the fax machine wasn't working, also the copier wasn't working and no mail pick up. Not good for business but ok we can work with that.
We asked the guy at the front desk for a no smoking room but the room he assigned to us had a terrible odor of stale cigarettes.
We decided to look on trip advisor for another hotel close by and found the comfort inn.
Two weeks later we just Ck'd out of the comfort inn today and all I can say is for the same price as econo lodge it was well worth the stay at comfort inn, everyone at the front desk was so nice and accommodating, fresh clean sheets and great pillows. Oh and fax machine works and so does the copier, plus mail pick up . 2 wks go by so fast when your comfortable at the comfort inn:-)

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank Ikenney
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The Great State of Maine
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

The picture on the ad is taken from the most flattering angle. This is a sad little property way out on the outskirts of Opelika with the absolute minimum of frills. Room is dark, dreary and very small, we'd feel absolutely claustrophobic if the ceilings weren't taller than normal. Bare bones bathroom with thin towels. Paint obviously touched up (with paint that doesn't match exactly) on the walls, carpet in the hallway stained. Strong sicky-sweet smell of something which I think is probably an industrial grade cleaner. Internet signal so weak in the room I had to carry my laptop to the lobby.

Wouldn't be so awful but we stayed last night (in another town) in a spacious Hampton Inn that was so luxurious and cost us less. Graduation weekend at Auburn and the folks here have jacked up the rates sky-high.

It's not the worst place I've ever stayed, but I don't want to come back.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank LovingMaine
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed here to attend the Auburn A Day game. My husband left his wedding band and watch in a drawer in the room and we received a call from Shovana at the front desk while we were at the game. Crystal had found the items when she came to clean the room. And turned them in... He had not yet missed them. We are SO thankful for honest employees!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Buford, Georgia
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106 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2012

If you aren't expecting much and just want a cheap motel for one night, this place is not too bad. It's older but it's fairly well maintained an kept clean. We stayed one night while traveling I-65 and since it was only 6000 Choice points, the price was right. We really had no complaints until 7:30 in the morning the day we were to check out. We went down for the free breakfast and found only cereal, toast and some drinks. We decided to go back to our room and upon approaching our room we saw the front desk person in the process of entering our room with his master key. This was 7:30 am and we hadn't checked out yet. This was very suspicious behavior and when we inquired as to the reason, he did not offer any believable explanation. Based on our experience and the other reviews, I think it is an decent place to stay but don't leave any valuables in your room if you are not there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Ron K
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Chicago
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2012

So far, so good. The room is old and outdated, but it is clean. The staff has been friendly. You get what you pay for, but this room has a microwave, fridge, and FREE Wifi. It is located on a very busy street, and is hard to get out of, but for the price, we can deal with it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank IslaNina
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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134 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2012

I stayed here over night in one of the outside rooms. The room had a microwave & fridge which I like. The bed was comfortable enough, clean bedding.
The bathroom had a few hairs on the floor, but no maid is perfect. The tub was clean and I was able to take a nice hot bath after a long drive. All in all, the room could use new carpet and paint but it was good enough for the price I paid.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank TravelSwiss2009
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Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 1705 Columbus Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36804-5955
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Location: United States > Alabama > Opelika
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Opelika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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