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“The hell I endured on July 13th 2013.”

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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Groton
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Groton
Fall River, Massachusetts
1 review
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“The hell I endured on July 13th 2013.”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The only thing modern about the hotel was the view on the outside. As soon as you enter the lobby the furniture is old and you smell cigarettes and bug spray. The furniture is very old and nothing matches. When I received my room key, I immediately headed to my room. As I arrived to the room, the door was already opened and no one was around. This made me quite nervous, but I entered and inspected the room. As I said before, the furniture didn’t match and was old, scratched, smoky, etc. The coffee table even had writing carved into it. The appliances were something from the 1980’s. I can’t remember the last time I seen a microwave oven with two knobs on it and nothing digital? The phone in the room was taped together with silver duct tape along with the air conditioning unit. Around 2 a.m. the air conditioning unit became twice as loud as it already was, so I had to turn it off for peace of mind. The bathroom had to be the cleanest part of the room by far, although the wall fixture in there has be mutilated and seemed unsafe. The wall paper throughout the room was torn, frayed and falling off the walls. The bed was the worse because it was almost as if someone smoked under the sheets. My clothes reeked of the cigarette smell and I don’t even smoke! This hotel is in need of a health and comfort inspection along with modernization improvements. The only items in the room from this decade were the televisions that were flat screened to my amazement. I do have pictures of everything I stated. I felt totally robbed for the $122.00 I was charged for the room. There is absolutely no way I would recommend that place to even an enemy.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The Good:
The staff was very friendly and accommodating.
The breakfast was OK.

The Bad:
We paid over $140 for a room.
The water was scalding in the morning. It was so hot, I couldn't shower.
The room smelled really musty. We left the AC on and it didn't help with the smell.
The bathrooms had a bit of water damage as well.

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I don't know what planet the people who gave the good reviews are from but I suspect they were submitted by the owners or their friends as there is NOTHING good about this place. Totally unkempt appearance outside, even worse inside!! Dark, dank, outdated and just plain dirty. Carpet and upholstered chairs stained, outdated peeling wallpaper, musty smelling halls & rooms, kitchen is disgusting and doesn't even have the basics! was told if we wanted utensils we could get some from the basement! Microwave is 30 years old, not kidding!!!!! I saved the best for last... BED BUGS !!

Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

The hotel was amazing. From being able to make last minute reservations, to the price just for starters. When we walked in our room we thought we had to be in the wrong room. There was a kitchen, full living room, HUGE bed and well obviously a bathroom. The associated who work there were very friendly, and the hotel is very clean... And in the morning we got to have breakfast and relax because check out is at 11. Wonderful experience.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Spent one night at the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites during the OpSail Festival. The room was very clean, the mattress looked brand new. The Suite had a full kitchen that was completely useless since there were no cups, dishes, or silverware and no coffee maker. The hair dryer had been removed from the wall, when I asked if they could provide one they said no! Worst thing for me was the safety chain had been removed from the door so it could not be secured.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nanuet, New York
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We asked for a rollaway bed upon arrival and was told we had to get it ourselves, because the desk clerk was alone (that was at 6:00 pm). When my son came back with the bed, it had only one wheel and several broken slats and looked dirty and no blankets were provided. When we came back from dinner, we requested to swap the broken bed, which they did (this time a different staff member offered to walk with me to the basement and assist in the delivery. I understood the $15.00 extra fee. We had a suite and the locked door between another room was not secure. I tested it before going to bed and it wouldn't stay locked, so I pushed a chair in front of the door. About 15 min later, someone from the other side attempted to open our door. Very scary! They need to check their equipment and have more accomodating staff. Not very clean either.

Room Tip: Safer rooms would be without adjoining doors and closer to the front desk.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Groton
Address: 605 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT 06340
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Groton
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Groton
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Groton 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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