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“Smelled horrible & dirty” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Econo Lodge & Suites Lake Norman

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Econo Lodge & Suites Lake Norman
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cornelius
Cochranton, Pa
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Smelled horrible & dirty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

I had booked this hotel for a night on our trip to FL. This was by far the worst hotel I've ever stayed in! The rooms smelled musty and were very dirty, holes in blankets, stains on sheets and walls, and the bathroom had mold in the tub under the mat. The lobby is the nicest thing about the place. We didn't want to lose our money so we stayed but we didn't even sleep under the covers, just on top of the blanket (we put the comforters on the floor, they were gross too), the pillows were bad too. Couldn't wait to get out of the place, we didn't even use the shower. One of the neighboring rooms said they had ants coming out of the walls.

Room Tip: There are no good rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Zanesville, Ohio
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

After traveling 13 hours we stopped at this hotel. Lobby was nice, as well as the front desk clerk. The room was filthy. There were coffee stains on the walls, the furniture was badly stained, the carpet was sticky, and the bed sheets had holes in them! There were small holes in the bottom sheet and bigger holes in the top sheet. We only stayed because we were very tired. We left the next morning as fast as we could.

Room Tip: I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jjcruzin
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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

This hotel looks very nice on the outside, the entrance is nice and the lobby is good. However, after being on the road for hours we were looking for a good bed and did NOT find it here. They told us they only had a couple of rooms left so we took one. The room smelled awful! Springs coming up through the mattress, sticky carpet. We got out of there as soon as we could!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brenda M
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NC
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

Outside of building was nice. Rooms, a different story. We checked in and out in the same night. Room smelled like urine, room was stuffy, chairs, ottoman and bench were badly soiled with stains. Pulled sheet back on bed and mattress cover was filthy with human and pet hair. Bed was old and uncomfortable. We would not even let our dog sleep in this bed. Terrible. Have filed a complaint, but not expecting good results.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank L487117
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2010

Every other place in the area was either sold out or was charging over 100 dollars for no breakfast. Econo lodge isn't the classiest hotel but it doesn't need to be. For under fifty dollars we got a decent room and a nice breakfast on the way out in the morning. STaff was helpful and welcoming and I really have no complaints. It was great for an overnight stay and very clean!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2009

We have family in Huntersvile and have stayed at various motels in the area. On August 15th we stopped at the Econolodge. The outside looked inviting. The grandchildren checked out the pool area while we went in to register. Both the pool area and the lobby were clean and inviting. THAT'S WHERE THE INVITATION STOPPED!!!!! Our room was filthy. I had to pull out the night stand looking for a plug and I don't believe it had been cleaned behind in a month. The tub area was so filthy and full of hair we nixxed the idea of bathing! Thinking it was only our room, I said nothing to our family members in an adjoining room. The next morning when I called my daughter who was in that room and asked if they were going down for breakfast, she said, "Oh mom, as dirty as the room is, could you really eat here?" Although we stayed in the area additional days, needless to say we did not choose to remain at Econolodge!"

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2009

my family LOVES this hotel. it is extremely family friendly. the rooms and hotel are very clean. it is decorated nicely. we find all of the workers to be so warm and friendly. they all stop and take the time to talk to me and my children. the pool is so crystal clear and clean. it is in a great location - close to the highway. the breakfast doesn't have a ton of food, but my kids love it, and wake up asking to go down to eat. it is not a new hotel, but it is kept up and well cared for. this is not a fancy hotel, but it is nice, clean, and filled with wonderful people. we will stay again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge & Suites Lake Norman

Property: Econo Lodge & Suites Lake Norman
Address: 20740 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius, NC 28031
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Cornelius
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cornelius
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge & Suites Lake Norman 1.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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