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“No way. No reason. Grossest ever”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #25 of 29 Hotels in South Bend
usa
1 review
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“No way. No reason. Grossest ever”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

The pools are out of commission, no hot tub, wallpaper falling off the walls, no heat in hallways, restaurant and lounge closed, carpet wet in room during rainstorm, completely gross and nothing like the pictures. Hotel staff lies when you call and says they are almost full, definitely not. Thinnest towels ever. Asthma triggered reaction from the mildew in the carpet. We did not even try their breakfast after how dirty the bathtub was that we could see......it's a scam because you agree to the rate, they charge your card and you can't get a refund until the next day when the manager, Ken, comes. We're sleeping in the car.

Room Tip: No room here is a good room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

First room: two twins, not a king. 2nd room: had to kick door to enter or exit. Cracked sink, filthy tub, pubic hair on toilet seat, clogged& plugged air cond./heater, torn curtain, water stain and peeling wall paper from leaky roof, all refrig and microwaves locked up, hall exit sign busted out, no outside lights on stairs, big hole in cement floor just inside front door, breaker broken in lobby so no micrwave worked, ice machine broken, asked for new room and was told there wasn't another any better, no maintenance person available. Breakfast IN A DARK DINING HALL! no lights! breakfast was on the counter in the dark! Light switches were torn out of the wall with just wires left. Excuse: Bank owned for 2-3 yrs and no maintance allowed. Just auctioned off and maintenance man just fired! Where's Indiana's fire and health inspectors? Needs to be buldozed.

Room Tip: There really are no good rooms in this place - no joke. tip: look at the room first
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This was the worst hotel experience of our life and not cheap! The only thing clean about this hotel was the sheets and I was not sure about that. How the health department keeps this place open is unbelievable. Go ANYWHERE else but here.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

First room smelled so bad the desk employee wouldn't even step inside. Next room the ceiling leaks and its not raining. Everything is old, worn and gross. Best thing for this property is to be torn down. I will be calling Choice Rewards. Please do not stay here for your own health & safety

  • Stayed September 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

This hotel is beyond hope. There is MOLD growing on the outside of the building, the parking lot is over run with grass, the curtains are ripped, the wallpaper is peeling off the walls in the bathroom, and don't even look at the tub. The health department should close this place.

Room Tip: And to top it off, the place is over priced, reflecting the fact that it is right near Notre Dame ca...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Ishpeming, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

DO NOT STAY HERE. We booked 2 doubles and were given a King and a sofa. We were told that there were no 2 double rooms. Accepting our fate, when I went to make the sofa bed, there were no sheets & hardly any towels. I went to the front desk. I was told that the hotel was just sold a week ago and they had to "look" for sheets. The night maintenance man looked up our booking and found we were supposed to have the room next door. We moved at 11 pm at night. I was told we were supposed to get a "break" on our bill for this, so we stayed extra days. Of course, I got my credit card bill and we never received the break. This hotel is an absolute dump. The carpets are all stained. They had an actual flood cascading down a wall after a rainstorm, which was dangerous to get by. The free "breakfast" consisted of donuts and bagels every single morning. I was sorry to have to give this place a one star. I wouldn't let my worst enemy stay here. Believe me, I am not kidding. I wish I had taken pictures.

Room Tip: Ask how old the motel is and when it was last remodeled. Ask them if they would stay there.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Waverly
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We stayed here on our way across the country with a very good coupon. The price was right, there is internet, breakfast and a pool, but that is the end of the nice things I can say about this place. I am sure this hotel was nice when it was new - in 1972 (ish), but no one has put any money into this property in 20 years. The carpets are stained, the walls are bashed in, the security features on the doors are missing, the toilet doesn't fill and the bathtub doesn't drain.

The front desk staff tried and seemed brand new, but she had a hard time just programming the door keys and remembering what she was doing from one moment to the next. I took the kids to the indoor pool (the out-door one has no water in it) and the hot tub and wading pool are closed. The one pool is so chlorinated my oldest just got out after two minutes. There are empty vodka bottles in the corners of the pool area. There used to be a "fundome", but all it has now are some very old arcade games. Needless to say, I am quite worried about breakfast tomorrow morning.

Room Tip: Even number 20X rooms seem to be a bit safer as they don't have outdoor entrances and are not on...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 515 N Dixie Way, South Bend, IN 46637-3315 (Formerly Baymont South Bend)
Location: United States > Indiana > South Bend
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 29 Hotels in South Bend
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 229
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn University (South Bend) Hotel South Bend
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