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“A Pleasant Surprise” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #28 of 33 Hotels in Bowling Green
Coarsegold, California
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134 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We had intended to stay at the Hampton, located across the street, but we thought it was over priced at $160. The Eono Lodge looked clean, had acceptable reviews on Tripadvisor, and was $60, We checked in and were plesantly surprised with the room. The room, bathroom, and bed were immaculately clean,. The bed was comfortable comfortable, The carpet was not worn, and the room did not have any offensive odors.
We had a restful night.

There was not the normal complimentary breakfast that is available at a Hampton, but a $100 savings was a pretty good alternative.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

We've been traveling to Bowling Green quite a bit lately to visit family, and have needed to book motel rooms regularly. Our stay at the Hampton over Christmas was a bit underwhelming and we're trying to economize. So we looked into the Econolodge as an option. My wife has stayed there a couple of times on her own, but this was my first visit.
As noted, the Econolodge is an older, single-story motel right on Scottsville Road near the interstate. It is very nice to be able to pull your car right up to the door. Although it's a commercial area, it was relatively quiet (at least on the side facing away from the Speedway). The rooms are rather small, but functional. The furnishings are basic, but relatively new. The room was clean, and included a flat-screen TV (with cable), refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker and iron. We had a king-sized bed, which was firmer than I prefer, but comfortable enough. There were only two towels and two washcloths, but they were new and of reasonably good quality. The handles on the shower controls were a bit stiff, but worked OK once we figured them out. We didn't try the continental breakfast.
For a basic, budget hotel, the Econolodge does everything right. They've raised the prices a bit recently. My wife paid about $50 back in January, and we paid about $64 (with tax) this time. (That could just be the difference between the single and the double's rate.) Still, it is about the low end for Bowling Green. And if your' not spending a lot of the time in your room anyway, the Econolodge gives you what you really need.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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490 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was updated a number of years ago but is very well maintained. It's pet friendly too. We have to carry an oxygen concentrator now, so being able to park right in front of the room is a plus for us. Linens are fresh, hot water and ac work well, a good $50 hotel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky
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157 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here on business travel for over 25 years. What I love is very friendly and efficient front desk staff, clean rooms and quiet restful sleep. I carry lots of expensive trade samples in my car trunk and love the benefit of being able to park right at my room door without having to lug in all my sample cases nightly. Rooms now have been updated with good size flat screen tv's and they offer free WiFi. I love the fact I can get a king leisure room with efficient desktop for around $55.00 with travel book coupons located at rest stops on I65 north of Bowling Green. Owners are super nice people. Never had a bad experience at News Inn in all the years I've stayed here.

Stayed August 2013
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Elk Grove Village IL
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Rooms are old but do have flat screen, microwave, fridge, hair dryer, coffee maker, high speed internet. Comfy beds; right on the main drag. We've stayed here 6-8 times over the years; not bad at all. Pool, too. The Olive Garden, our restaurant of choice last weekend, is a quick 2 minute walk over the parking lot. We'll stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank signots
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Jesup IA
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed at the News Inn in March 2013. We had called several hotels and none of them had rooms at the last minute, so we were grateful to find a room at the News Inn.
The facilities are not the greatest and quite dated, but the staff couldn't have been friendlier. It was quiet with several options for dining nearby. If you are looking for a resort atmosphere this is not it, but if you are looking for a place to sleep, it is fine. Fruit, Juice, Coffee and rolls for breakfast were an added plus.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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124 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed here the night of Feb. 23, 2013. We had trouble with the tv working in our first room and the lady at the desk changed rooms for us. The second room was fine. I;'m not sure what problems the earlier reviewers had, but we have stayed here 5 or 6 times and never had a problem that was not immediately addressed and corrected. The beds were comfortable. There was a mcirowave and refridgerator. It is not a fancy new place, but it is more than adequate for an overnight, especially when we only paid $55.12 including tax. There also is a pool for summer visits. It is right next to a convenience store for late night snack visits and Olive Garden, IHOP, and Outback across the street, as well as many more restaurants in the area. it is only one block off of I-65. We definitely will stay there again. Both ladies we delat with in the office were very friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 3160 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104-4416 (Formerly News Inn of Bowling Green)
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Location: United States > Kentucky > Bowling Green
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 33 Hotels in Bowling Green
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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