As the old saying goes, "you get what you pay for". For my needs, this hotel worked well, as I was happy to spend one-half the cost of the fancier hotels just a block or so away. For others who are more sensitive to cleanliness and extra services, there are perhaps better choices.
On the plus side, this hotel's location is excellent, and really the only budget option in downtown Louisville. While it's unusual to find a downtown hotel with exterior corridors, I did not feel unsafe here, nor was it loud as you may expect. The bed and bathroom seemed clean.
On the down side, the carpet was absolutely disgustingly filthy. Even worse was the stained chair, which in addition to looking gross was actually broken, could not sit in it and the arm was falling off.
Interestingly as I was leaving, I noticed some employees moving pallets of what looked like new chairs across the parking lot, so perhaps that issue will be taken care of shortly. If they also deep clean or replace the carpets I would give this hotel a thumbs up to anyone.
So, would I stay here again? Yes, because of the excellent overall value for the location I would, but until a couple of improvements are made I'd only recommend to more adventuresome and budget conscious travelers...bring your slippers and enjoy downtown Louisville for half the price!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Louisville