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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Natchitoches
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Go elsewhere!!!!!!”
Reviewed August 12, 2010

Untrained and unprofessional staff. Smelly lobby restroom. Poor greeting upon entering
establishment. Rude staff with limited verbal communication skills. Don't waste your time or money there.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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tcbaby
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Reviewed May 24, 2010

We stayed at this hotel on the advice of a family member, but as soon as we stepped into the room we were ready to leave. Unfortunately, we were there for an event and for several reasons we were not able to move.

They are going through a renovation, but if that is the case, they should not charge full price for these rooms. We were charged $85 before tax and as another reviewer mentioned, this was a $35 room at best. Our first clue was that the number on our room was wrong. The beds were lumpy and dingy, the seat in front of the window was so warn, you could see the padding in multiple locations. The dust on the flourescent light box over the bed had a layer of dust. We went to iron our clothes for the event and it was a small, dirty, tabletop board and an iron that leaked and had something that is best described as black and sticky. We could see the directly through to the outside around the air conditioner and in front of it was a puddle of water on the carpet that was 2 feet long and about a foot and a half wide and at least an inch deep. This also made the room smell like mold.

To make this hotel experience complete the elevator was broken as we were checking out and so all dressed up for our event we were schlepping our bags down the stairs.

When we complained, they told us that we should have told them sooner.....really.....you didn't know that there was so much dust, an inch of water in front of the AC, etc....do your housekeepers vaccuum, clean?

This is a horrible hotel and I would caution anyone from staying there.....Go anywhere else!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Tuscaloosa, Al
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 13, 2009

I have a room for an extended period while working in the area. My room is clean, wll furnished and the staff is helpful and friendly. Breakfast is also good. I am so far enjoying my stay inthe Econo Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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1 Thank rokdokter
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New Orleans, LA
1 review
Reviewed August 18, 2009

This hotel has been newly painted outside, has a nice staff and lobby, and new carpet, unfortunately I was fooled by these things due to exhaustion! In my room the beds were disgusting and old, the walls are beat up and moldy, and I woke up with the sheets covered in blood from all the bugs that were crawling on me in the night. It also seems to be the hotel of choice for the road construction crews, which partied in the parking lot right outside my window for most of the evening. The breakfast was good and the wireless internet worked great.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2009

When you check into an Econo Lodge, you don't expect a very nice hotel. We checked in very easily with the friendly front desk operator. The room was above average for an Econo Lodge. There was a Queen Bed, a sleeper sofa, and a window bed. The room was very clean and large. The TV was perched very high, but that didn't bother me. The window bed wasn't very comfortable, though. Our "suite" had a middle divider with cabinets,medium size fridge, and microwave. The bathroom was positioned in an odd way for an interior entry hotel. The relatively small bathroom was easily functional and clean. The door though did slam very easily to the outside. There was a ball tournament that weekend, and it was very loud, but you can expect that. The window in the room opened all way, and I was surprised. The hallways were very plain and nothing fancy. No internet access through the hotel as due to outage though. Washer and dryer are on first floor with ice and vending also. Breakfast was average for an Econo Lodge. They had coffee,juice,cuppachino,bagels,waffles,pastries, and breakfast burritos.(NOT HOT, to be heated in the microwave) The breakfast room was cramped due to the baseball team though. Their was a computer in the lounge for anyone to use also. The pool of course was closed due to it being outside and it was 25 degrees. Hotel is near some fast food joints, a Shoney's and other hotels. The interstate is close to the motel, but no noise can be heard inside. The motel is about 5 Miles from Natchitoches, though. The staff was friendly and happily will get you what you need. The rates were very good also. About $85 with tax and it is worth it considering the other hotels in the area and their prices.(HI Express $130 Hampton $120) If you are very picky about everything, this isn't the hotel for you.(This isn't any Hyatt, this is an Econo Lodge)

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Baton Rouge
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2009

Although this hotel has been going thru some current renovations...

It was pretty quite and cheap. Every piece of furniture, weather it be the headboard, to the closet to the cabinets, to the door has been shellaced.

Every surface has a nice Stick to it, kinda a wierd way to renovate but whatever.

Beds were a little lumpy, and don't expect to get wireless internet in your room.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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dallas, tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2008

I booked on Travelocity and they had several good reviews of this place. The rate was $80 before taxes. This place was much more in line with a rate of $35 night.

Rooms were very Spartan, the "grill" of the air conditioner was kicked or punched in. Floor was dirty. They are getting new carpet (which made the bathroom door almost impossible to close), but this place needs alot more than new carpet. Overall just a dirty feeling. The covering over the kleenex in the bathroom was rusted and looked like it had been salvaged from a destroyed hotel.

I can't tell you about the breakfast, because there is no way that we were eating anything there.

Another upsetting thing was that they insisted on scanning my driver's license.

The place looks fine from the outside but once you get "in", you want to get "out".

  • Stayed November 2008
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Property: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Address: 5335 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457-7167 (Formerly Microtel Inn & Suites Natchitoches)
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Location: United States > Louisiana > Natchitoches
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Natchitoches
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, a Natchitoches hotel near Northwestern State University The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites(R) hotel in Natchitoches, Louisiana is conveniently located off Interstate 49 and highway 6, just minutes from local businesses and attractions, including: Northwestern State University Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery Bayou Pierre Alligator Park Cane River Creole National Historical Park ... more   less 
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