This hotel/motel is advertised as being convenient to Logan airport: it's not too bad, though rush hour traffic makes it less so. However, that isn't enough to lure me back. A sinking feeling in the gut began on seeing the bulletproof plexiglas at reception. You know, the kind in liquor stores in bad parts of town. There was no smile of welcome to mitigate the sense of doom. OK, up to the room...I opened the door and saw bananas. You can imagine I was surprised that the Econo Lodge offered fruit baskets, but then I espied someone's luggage! Bad feeling getting worse. I beat a hasty retreat to reception where I was asked what was my problem...wasn't the room clean? Started to wonder if there were anywhere else to stay. Even if the room were clean (hah), don't they know that a cardinal rule for a hotel is never have anything at all that hints that someone else stayed in the room yesterday. Luggage and fruit is just too much to ignore! My room was changed to one on the ground floor. It was clean enough, but felt like a cave. The curtains had to closed the whole time for privacy, and I think a tom cat had marked the door prior to my arrival. When the key didn't work when I came back from dinner I was treated as if I were a nasty trouble maker. In the morning guests lurked in the lobby for breakfast. All looked disappointed and dejected. Can we stop advertising "continental breakfast?"...Let's call it what it is...instant coffee and doughnuts (the cake-y kind, which are better)..."American breakfast" maybe, but continental not. If you want to be convenient for the airport, just stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Econo Lodge(R) hotel is conveniently located just seven miles from the Boston Logan International Airport. This Malden hotel is only minutes from the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), Tufts University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Northeastern University and Harvard University. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Hotel Malden
- Econolodge Hotel Malden