This is a cheap hotel. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean except for the stains on the carpet. Each room has a large sliding patio door and no window. The door in our room was broken and wouldn't open. The door in our kids room was an inch short of closing all the way and couldn't be closed. The screen on the door was torn and the glass was broken. The breakfast was very simple with cold cereal and not a lot of choices. Wi-fi worked. There are almost no plugs in the room for charging phones, computers, etc. and there was a switch on the wall by the bed which turned off the TV and power to the smoke detector. (Use the TV remote instead.)
If you're just looking for the basics - comfortable bed, cheap rate, simple breakfast - then this is a good option for you. But don't expect anything more than that. I don't recommend this as a safe choice for a woman traveling by herself due to the issues with the patio doors.
The hotel is hard to find. It's close to the highway, behind a gas station and next to an old HoJo restaurant that hasn't been kept up. Look for the Econo Lodge sign down the hill behind the gas station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Econolodge Bay City is one of the better hotel choices in Bay City. The amenities are first rate with very comfortable accommodations.Easy access on/off Interstate 75, exit 54 rooms with both interior and exterior entrances, and business class rooms, free incoming/outgoing faxes, and free continental breakfast with 3 kinds of cereals, orange juice, 24 hours coffee, donuts, muffins, honey bun, bread ,peanut butter, Bagels, Hot waffles. All rooms offer free high-speed Internet, free HBO and expanded cable, and free long distance calls in US. The hotel is located within walking distance to restaurants like The Bergers, McDonald, Burger King, Subway, etc., And few miles to several downtown restaurants, waterfront and shopping four miles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Bay City
- Bay City Econo Lodge