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“Clean, Friendly & Convenient!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Bloomsburg
Sun City, Arizona
Level Contributor
45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Clean, Friendly & Convenient!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

Stayed for one night during a cross country trek. Very friendly desk staff. Extremely convenient...just off I-80. Our room had 2 double beds. Not the most comfortable beds, but I've had worse. Room came equiped with TV (free Showtime); refrigerator; coffee maker; radio alarm clock and phone, but no hair dryer. Desk staff was happy to lend me a hair dryer though. Room was very clean as was the bedding. Bathroom also nice and clean. The room had a slight musty smell when we first arrived, but once we turned on the air conditioner, the smell was gone. I'm guessing that humidity plays a big part in slight musty smells. We've stayed in a number of hotels/motels that have this same problem. The lobby is small, but sufficient enough to house several tables and a large TV. Free continental breakfast consisting of cereal, begals, toast, muffins, oranges, apples, juice, coffee, tea, oatmeal and hard boiled eggs. (No meats). The property sits adjacent to a shopping mall (JC Penny, Sears, etc). Across the street is a Perkins' pancake house and Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Within walking distance, (just a few feet), is a cute restaurant called "Steak and Lube". Also within walking distance: KFC, Wendy's, Burger King. The motel offers a 10% discount card, upon check-in, for Perkins and Steak & Lube. This Econo Lodge also has a very small exercise room equipped with a 1 treadmill, 1 stationary bicycle and 1 stair stepper. The exercise room is clean and neat. It also has a TV. There is a community laundry room with one washer and one dryer. Laundry detergent can be purchased at the front desk. My only problem with this motel is the layout. Rooms are only accessible from inside the hallway. You have to either enter through the lobby or a series of side doors, then walk down the hallway. There is a second floor, as well. If you have trouble walking, this could be a slight problem for you. As I've mentioned previously in this site...this is NOT the Ritz Carlton! This is an Econo Lodge (part of the Choice Hotels chain). You DO get a great value for your money, but don't expect chocolates on your pillow! Also...Free Parking and Free Wi Fi. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank n2newz
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EconoGM143, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, July 13, 2011
Though it has been almost a month since your comment, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you very much for the many kind words you published about our property. We truly pride ourselves in customer service and our 100% cleanliness gaurnatee and it pleases me that you found these valuable during your stay.

We look forward to your next visit!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Broadway, Virginia
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28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2011

Very nice Econolodge. Price is low, unlike alot of similar chains in the region that have jacked up their prices to take advantage of the oil/gas workers in the area.

The bed was a little hard and the rooms feel really small. No flat panel TVs, which seem to be the norm nowadays, but the appliance in the room isn't terrible.


No micro fridge, but since we were only up for the evening it is not a deal breaker.

Colleague complained about road noise from the highway as he was in a room directly opposite said road. Otherwise, a very good stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dbaicy
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Long Island
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2009

This is the fifth consecutive year that we have stayed here. The motel is clean, and comfortable with good service. They have an extensive breakfast each morning. The people in charge are pleasant and efficient. Econo Lodge is located convenient to shopping, restaurants and major highways. It is excellent value for your dollar. We return each year for a major trapshooting tournament in Elysburg, PA (about 14 miles away) and do not even consider any of the other motels convenient to the area.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank trapshooteri
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Sumper SC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2009

My fiance and I have stayed at this hotel a couple of times now. Every time we come back, the employees are so great to us! They remember us by name and face and are always attentive to what we might need. This hotel is in a great location near the intertate and near a good variety of restaurants and shopping. Though it is is not a new hotel, it is very well kept and the price is perfect considering the location service and security we find here.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bandmags
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Long Island, NY
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2008

Booked this hotel since it was the only one with availability and was over 80 miles from Penn State(dropped our daughter off). Didn't arrive until just before 12. The parking lot on the side of the building our room was on was dark and desolate. No fencing, nor extra lights. There was a large field and then mall beyond the location. The location seemed in the middle of nowhere. When we came out in the morning to leave we found our passenger window totally smashed with glass everywhere. They stole many items from in the car. Apparently a similiar incident happened at their sister hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, just across the way(3 cars involved), just a few weeks before. When we arrived we were given no words of caution. No security cameras, no extra lighting, nothing. We were told that police patrols had increased, however the officer did not know of them. We found out later that another car suffered the same damage on the other side of the hotel. Until they address their local theft problem I wouldn't stay here---is it worth the $1000 it could cost you? The manager never even came by to check out anything, apologize, or he may not have even been there..how convenient. The staff did provide us with a broom and vacuum, but no assistance.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Postcard
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Elmira, NY
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2007

After reading some of the reviews, we were a bit leary about staying here, but the price was right - so we went for it. I have to say I thought the stay was just fine. While the outside of the hotel definitely looks "worn," our room looked like it had been recently renovated. While it certainly wasn't glamorous, it was much better than I anticipated. The bathroom was clean, the sheets and towels were clean, no problems whatsoever. I couldn't say whether or not they offered a breakfast, but they did offer a 10% off coupon for the nearby Perkins, (It was printed right on the room key) which I gladly took advantage of. It is also across from a Cracker Barrel, several other restaurants, and located within walking distance to a shopping mall.

I would definitely recommend this hotel for the person who is seeking a simple and affordable stay. Luxurious? NO. Safe and clean, and convenient? YEP. Oh, and pick up a green traveler coupon book from a welcome center / rest stop and you can stay for around $59. Not bad - a little higher priced than I'd like, but not bad.

Stayed December 2007
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Plattsburg NY
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2006

This is my second stay here and it's still the same as when I stayed a couple years ago. I wish they could update a little it would make this a great little motel. Add a game room or exercise room. I was on my way through PA and this makes a good one day stop when you need a bed a shower and something close to a resteraunt if your staying longer try somthing else. Otherwise I found it clean and comfortable.

  • Liked — Close to mall resteraunt
  • Disliked — boring boring boring sit and watch tv stare out the window or sleep
  • Tips/Secrets — Steak house (excellent salad bar)close by, and cracker barrel across the street.
  • Stayed September 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank fairfan
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Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 189 Columbia Mall Dr., Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Bloomsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Bloomsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Award Winning property is centrally located at the hub of Buckhorn with easy on/off access to Interstate 80 at Exit 232. We are just minutes away from the Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Trap shoot, Knoebels, Covered Bridges, Bloomsburg Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center and Berwick Hospitals. Our establishment is convenient to many fast food and family style eateries within walking distance and a short drive. Econo Lodge guests exclusively receives a 10% discount for any meals at Perkins Family restaurant and our on site Quaker Steak & Lube (restaurant / bar. For your shopping ease, we are situated beside the Columbia Mall and near Super Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Travel Centers of America with a vast variety of specialty shops in the historic Downtown Bloomsburg. Our Staff prides itself on 100% Cleanliness Satisfaction and personalized Guest Services. Parking is free with ample room for Trucks and Buses. Group rates are available. Our "Green" property gladly accepts pets (call for details) and offers a Deluxe Continental Breakfast daily. Make Econo Lodge your CHOICE hotel as your home away from home while in the Bloomsburg, PA area! We are here to serve you. ... more   less 
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