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“Great stop over in lovely city” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Downtown
Ranked #49 of 94 Hotels in Louisville
Taunton, United Kingdom
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“Great stop over in lovely city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Really nice hotel in a great location. Friendly helpful guy on check in. Room was really clean, with almost everything you need. Bed comfy. Good price. great wifi. Location is perfect for downtown, we actually walked everywhere, down to the river saw the paddle steamers, had lunch in Joes crab shack which was right on the front and lovely food. Walked back around to the stadium. Went to 4th street in the evening. Great place and so easy to walk around and friendly. Would use Econo again if ever we come back. Only downside - we were on a road trip and only two out of eighteen motels had no coffee/ tea maker in room, this was one, we had stayed in a few Econo lodges elsewhere and all had coffee makers.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your stay. We here at Econo Lodge Downtown, Louisville, KY strive for excellence when it comes to guest services and we are so happy to hear that everything worked out great during your stay! We hope you have us in mind for your next visit.
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a concert on 4th Street. It was a great value, easy to get to from the interstate, a short walk to the venue, nice room with a mini fridge and microwave. We weren't aware of the $5 charge for parking but gladly paid it so that we didn't have to worry about street parking. When we woke up in the morning we were surprised to see the road crew for the artist we saw the night before at breakfast, and the artist's tour bus parked in front! The room had a couple of burn marks on the carpet, but otherwise was very clean and tidy. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
Thank you for choosing Econo Lodge Downtown! We always enjoy hearing from our guests. We strive to provide the best amenities and guest service in the industry for economy hotel. Hearing from you, that we met that goal just made our day! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

The room was very good and clean.... The hotel staff was very courteous...the price was right.... Parking was nice... And it's just a 2 block walk to 4 th Street. Definitely coming back. The internet was fast... I hate to write a review about it because it might become to popular....

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review of our Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon! We know you have lots of choices as to where you stay and we are glad you stayed with us here at the Econo Lodge Downtown...

Sincerely,

Pete Patel
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Grand Rapids, MI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

First the good: The location and price are excellent. It’s within walking distance of the action on 4th Street. The woman at the front desk was very nice. It was quiet at night and we slept so well that we completely missed the continental breakfast.

The not-so-good: The property is run down, plain and simple. While the outside looks ok, the room interiors are in need of a lot of work. In addition to being worn and dated, some outlets dangle or are loose in the walls and some don’t work (I was so relieved when we woke up and the place hadn’t burned down!). There was a significant amount of mold on the bathroom ceiling, and parts of it looked like they could cave in at any moment. For the price we paid, I knew not to expect perfection, but based on the reviews, I expected a lot better.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time out to share your observations regarding your stay, I deeply apologize for the problems you encountered at our hotel, We take pride on having very high guest satisfaction scores, I am disappointed you did not receive this level of service. Please give us another chance to remedy your stay with us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Very conveniant to the convention center, "efficient" check in, not overly friendly but didn't mess around getting me checked in. Room is nice, came with fridge and microwave. It has your standard continental breakfast, muffins and coffee, juice but is located close to a lot of eateries.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
We sincerely thank you for your kind review of our hotel. We know your time and money is valuable and are pleased to know that you were happy and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again and promise to improve our service and make your stay even better.

Pete Patel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Remember, this is a 2-star hotel, if that. So it should be graded as such. They're not trying to be anything above that.

All that being said, I would choose to stay here again based on the very cheap price relative to all the other hotels in this convention center area. I wouldn't stay here for romance or a family vacation, but for me with a friend at a conference it was just fine for the price and convenience.

Front desk staff was friendly and helpful at check in. Very good service.

Room was as expected for a motel. A little on the dated, musty side, but it was fine. There was a cigarette hole in my comforter which was gross. Mostly clean overall.

Bathroom soaps and shampoos were tiny, but we were given many more upon request. Shower water pressure was good, but water did stand in the tub during shower.

There is coffee in the room, as well as 24 hours in the lobby.

TV was flat panel, although immovable. Beds were small, but I slept well.

Very little noise. Comfortable temperatures in room. A/C units were not overly noisy.

You pay $5 a day for parking, which is a steal compared to anywhere else around.

The breakfast was very basic. Continental. But it filled me up until lunch each morning.

I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay for super cheap but still within walking distance of the Yum Center and Convention Center.

A solid offering for a motel.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear mpugh22,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience for your recent stay with us. I am glad that everything worked out great during your stay. Please be assure that small issues that you have mentioned has been addressed. I am glad that you had a great time in Louisville. Please stay with us again in the future!
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Property: Econo Lodge Downtown
Address: 401 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
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