We were just passing through town...needed a place for the night. Stopped at this Econo Lodge. I knew we should have walked back out. The place smells like an old dirty bar from the moment you walk in. Stale cigarettes with a side of meth lab. The person working the desk was no ms. personality either. We were just driving back home from a southern vacation and I remarked to my husband "Well, I guess we're far enough north again that the southern hospitality is out the window." We got a non smoking room, but it smelled weird....not like the lobby, but a weird twang was in the air. On the surface, it looked clean enough. The decor wasn't too shabby, there was a fridge and microwave...always a huge plus. Pillows were THIN...super thin. Glad we brought our own. We slept okay...beds weren't super comfy, but I've had worse. THEN...when we were getting everyone ready and checking the sheets for loose socks, etc...I noticed the sheets had CIGARETTE burns and mystery stains on them. I about barfed. How trashy does a hotel need to be to have cigarette burns in the sheets in a non smoking room? The continental breakfast was also disappointing. Little Debbies, Toast, and the most watered Orange and Apple Juice I've ever had in my life. There was no fruit...or cold cereal...or oatmeal. Listen, I am NOT a fussy traveller. Read my other reviews. I've given 5 stars and great reviews to MANY budget motels. This is our first experience with an Econolodge....sorry to say to the chain, but we will never stay at one again based on this one experience. There are several chains in this little town....if the rest are sold out and there's only one room available here, save yourself $78 and sleep in your car.
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Chesterton
- Chesterton Econo Lodge