We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Pleasantly surprised”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Econo Lodge Downtown
Ranked #55 of 97 Hotels in Louisville
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Stayed here for 4 days 15/19th Aug. My wife and l loved this friendly ,clean,well located lodge will definitely rebook there and l highly recommend anyone looking for a city centre location and working on a budget to follow suit.

Room Tip: We had a king room ,cant fault it, great value.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank anfieldstew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2013

Thank you for the great review and thank you for staying with us! Please come see us again when you're in the area!

Sincerely,
Pete Patel

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (285)
There are newer reviews for Econo Lodge Downtown
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

209 - 215 of 285 reviews

Reviewed August 24, 2013

I stayed at Econo Lodge in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. I was a little wary when I booked, but I was quite pleasantly surprised. The hotel is located just a few short blocks from the 4th street eateries, so it was easy to dine at a number of wonderful restaurants. Also, for those who like eating in their rooms, there's a gas station food mart just across the street. But more than anything, it was the pleasant and helpful disposition of the hotel staff that really won me over. They responded with eagerness to every single request I made. If I go back to Louisville, I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Maria Luisa A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete P, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Thank you for the great review and thank you for staying with us! I am glad that you enjoyed the location and our friendly staff. Please come see us again when you're in the area!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

I have been using this hotel for at least 10 years and have watched it go through many changes.its new metamorphosis is the best yet the hotels been given a facelift inside and out it's cleaner and has a few more amenities.its kinda like an old friend who went to rehab ,you can tell it has had a past but now it looks like it has a future .great location for Louisville& still a reasonable price glad to see it doing so well. reasonable room for reasonable price

  • Stayed: August 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank jbridge2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Thanks for providing feedback from your recent visit to our hotel and we appreciate for your business for last 10 years. I am glad that you see the changes we are doing every year to keep it up. We will continue our effort to make every guest stay enjoyable with the very reasonable price in the downtown area. Once again, your business is greatly appreciated, and we hope to see you again!

Pete Patel

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 12, 2013

GREAT EXPERIENCE
Front desk was great! The price and parking were also wonderful. It is downtown and close to everything! So glad we stayed here. Forgot to mention the friendly staff. Great experience!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Dave C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Thanks for providing feedback from your recent visit to our hotel. I'm glad that the staff provided you with friendly and personalized service and you liked the location. I'll be sure to share your feedback with the staff. Please let us know if there is ever anything we can do to make your stay even better. We hope to see you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

My son and I had to come to the National Acrobatic Competition to the city and stay there for a week. The competition schedule was from the early morning to the late evening. So early complementary breakfast and fridge in the room were exactly what I was looking for. Free Wi-Fi was a big bonus too. Plus it was clean, quiet and very comfortable. Also there is a river and a green park to have a nice outdoor rest in 5 min walk from the hotel. And a lot of different restaurants around for all tastes. People were nice and I didn't have any problem. My friends have had fridge problem - it was fixed immediately.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Alla B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and for taking the time to write such a great review of our hotel! I am happy to hear that you found your room to be comfortable, clean and enjoyed our breakfast. I am glad that you loved the location of the hotel as much as we love. Thank you again, and I hope that you choose to stay with us should your travels ever bring you to the Louisville area in the future!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This hotel was perfect for our stay in Louisville. We were in town to see the Eagles concert and did some other things as well. The location was perfect! We were within walking distance of everything we did. .....The KFC YUM! Center, Louisville Slugger Museum, 4th Street Live. There were many places to eat within walking distance, including a Papa John's Pizza at the hotel. Our room was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful. We would stay here again if in Louisville.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Sherry P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete P, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel following your recent stay. I'm glad that everything worked out well for you. I'll share your feedback with our staff and we all look forward to your return in the near future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Now I expected a dive hotel but this was a bit more than expected.

First thing you notice is they took a portion of the building and added a pizza parlor. Because of this there is not enough parking, and if you are there on a weekend you may have to park across the street. The problem with this is they haven't repaired the side walk you park on ever. So if you have a low clearance car (like my 2006 Civic) then you have a good chance of damaging it trying to get over the curb. On top of all this they started charging $5 A DAY FOR PARKING!

Once you go to check in, you have a 50/50 chance of getting a good Front Desk agent. The one I had the forst time was quite and didn't seem to have any noticeable personality (although in his defense everyone was rather aggravated by the parking situation). When I went to check out the front desk person was a lot more personable.

The rooms are surprisingly decent given everything I had seen to this point. Nice frige that works and fairly good amount of room. Then you start looking at things a little more closely. We stayed with some friends so we wanting to take advantage of the connecting room. However, the brilliant owners of the hotel got furniture that was too big for the room. So we had to semi block the door to get into the other room. Another thing we noticed was that the air conditioners were different in each room. Ours worked great, theirs was not nearly as powerful and kept the room noticeably warmer.

Finally the bed sheets feel like cardboard and the pillows were a sad excuse for pillows.

The synopsis of this review, if you can find a good deal on another hotel in the area go for it. Otherwise make sure you bring an SUV cause you might need to go over a 6in curb.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank partyk1d24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent stay with us. I sincerely apologize for the parking related issues you encountered during your recent stay.
- Yes, we do have Papa John's in the corner of the building but since we own the building, our guests can always use their parking spot and when we are full house we normally inform guests that they are absolutely okay to use papa john's parking.
- I took a note about front desk agent's personality for the training purpose.
- Also your comment about the furniture, we have to fulfill the franchise requirement, but I understand your concerns about opening door which is normally no problem even with current furniture size in the room. We will make sure that furniture is in proper arrangement that won't create any problem opening door.
- I hope that if your travels take you back to our area, you will give us the opportunity to be of service to you again. I'm sure that you would find that this last visit is not typical of our normal performance.

Pete Patel
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Louisville hotels
Central Business District
Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown
Central Business District
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown
Central Business District
Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Central Business District
Courtyard Louisville Downtown
Courtyard Louisville Downtown
#34 of 97 in Louisville
333 reviews
Central Business District
SpringHill Suites Louisville Downtown
Central Business District
Aloft Louisville Downtown
Aloft Louisville Downtown
#28 of 97 in Louisville
151 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Econo Lodge Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Downtown

Address: 401 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202-1417
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Louisville
Price Range: $78 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located downtown, 1 block away from Kentucky Intl Convention center, Fourth Street Live, Papa John's Stadium, Slugger Museum and many downtown business and attractions. Kentucky Fair Expo and Derby is just 4 miles away. I-65, I-64 and I-71 are just 2 blocks away making it highly accessible to not only business travelers but also leisure travelers. Offering the best rates in downtown with business amenities. Hotel offers free wireless high speed access. Microwave, refrigerator, spacious work desk, free copy-fax services and on-site exercise room. Please note 1 parking slot per guest room. Parking Charge: 5.00 per 24hours with in/out priveleges. Parking expires promptly upon check-out, for additional parking, please contact hotel. No oversized parking avail. Please do not request rollaways. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Choice Hotels, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, HotelsforEveryone, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Econo Lodge Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Louisville

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing