On April 1st, 2012, we embarked on a trip from Longmont, Colorado to Gatesville, Texas.
We (my wife, 6 year old daughter and our cat) were traveling in a 17' U-Haul truck with a trailer, and it was past 9:00 pm and we needed to find a place to stay for the night.
We saw the Econo Lodge sign from the highway and took the exit into McPherson.
I was very pleased to find that we had plenty of room to pull in our U-Haul to register for the night.
The lobby was open (and is open 24 hrs) so we did not have to deal with a person through one of those "security" windows. The gentleman at the counter was very friendly and courteous.
Before taking our trip I had done some online searches trying to determine what price we might have to pay and I was expecting to pay about $40 more than what this place charged us.
A concern of ours was our cat, and we were very happy to find that our cat was welcome for a nominal charge ($10). This especially made my daughter very happy as our cat could stay in the room with us
We were assigned a room that was non-smoking & pet friendly. There was more than enough room to park our U-Haul and to pull around the building.
The facility has WiFi (which is a must these days) and they supplied me with what I needed at the front desk. The funny thing is that there was a McDonald's next door (another plus in our book) and since I spend time at McDonald's with my daughter in the play area, my laptop automatically logged into the McDonald's signal, which worked very well from the distance so never had to use the in house WiFi.
The room was very nice and clean and overall this was a very pleasant and enjoyable stay after 12 hours of traveling.
Check out time is 12 noon so there is no need to rush up in the morning if you do not have to. They serve a continental breakfast too, take advantage of it or you can visit the McDonald's on one side, or the Perkins restaurant on the other side (we got 10% off at Perkins for staying here).
Check out was just as friendly as check in and the gentleman at the counter even located the cheapest gas around so I didn't have to pay the "Interstate gas price" of the station next door.
I would definitely stop here again in the future and recommend anyone who is traveling and wants a nice, clean, friendly place to stay at a very reasonable price to drop in and give them your business.
Personally, reading a few of the negative reviews on the side of this web page, I have to wonder where they stayed as this was NOT my experience here. Door was secure, security lock worked along with the "latch lock". Plenty of toilet paper, ice available at the front area and adequate towels. Beds are a bit firmer than what I am use to but what I expect from a hotel so no sleep lost over it.
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