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Econo Lodge Philadelphia Airport
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lester
New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Very good for the price!”
Reviewed January 15, 2008

My friend and I visited Philadelphia for New Years and we were looking for a cheap hotel to stay a few nights.

Before booking this hotel we read all of the reviews and we were very suspicious, but we decided to go ahead and book it anyway because of the price being extremely good.

After staying there for 4 nights (December 29th, 2007 - January 2nd, 2008) we both agree, there is NOTHING wrong with this hotel. The room was clean and in a good shape. The bathroom was very clean and had no problems at all (hair-dryer works excellent). The A/C was working great, so did the TV and the mini-refrigerator.

Sleeping was no problem at all, the beds were fine and the sheets nice and clean. We had room service daily. The radio-alarm clock was working properly and we used it every day.

There's HIGH speed Internet connection in the room but NOT wireless. So, make sure to have an ethernet (internet) cable with you to use with your laptop. It works great and it is super fast.

Sure, the staff at the front desk is not the best but, hey, you are not staying at the Desert Riviera! Although they were very helpful and we had no problems with them. Also, the location was very good, just 10 miles away from downtown.

The fact that you are able to park your car just outside the room it's, for us, a plus. The whole facility is fenced so it's safe. You can have a nice continental breakfast at the restaurant next to the hotel, although we never ate there as we had time and preferred to drive in the city and have breakfast in a better location with better view.

Overall, we recommend this hotel if you are looking for a CHEAP staying close to the airport and the city. It's not special but it's clean and has everything you will need for a night or two and you can't loose with that price.

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — Exterior
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
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Fillmore, CA
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Reviewed January 4, 2008

My friends and I were driving through on a tour of NE baseball stadiums, and we basically chose this place at random. I was worried about the $109 rate for what appeared to be a sub-Motel 6 property, but we were too tired to argue with common sense. This turned out to be a major mistake. The room was dirty, and I mean grimy dirty. The room door would not close properly, the bathroom door was broken, and the shower was dirtier than we were. I've been trying to think of good things to say about this place, but there aren't any. I would have been angry about paying $29 a night for this place, but considering I spent the same amount on this place as my room at the Chicago Hilton near the Magnificent Mile, I can't imagine a larger disparity between cost and quality. Numerous items in the room were either dirty or broken, and I slept with one eye open all night in case a serial murderer decided to walk into the place. I imagine that you could do worse than this place, but I can't imagine how. We initially tried to get our money back on the room, but there was no chance that was going to happen. The worse part is that the baseball game was rained out, so we stopped in Philly for nothing.

One positive: There was a bar across the street that made stiff drinks for cheap, and they were very appreciative of my jukebox selections. If you play the song 'Echoes' by Pink Floyd, they'll buy you a drink!

  • Liked — Nothing Comes To Mind
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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Nashville
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3 reviews
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Reviewed September 25, 2007

The hotel wasn't in very good shape. It was a very overpriced Motel 6. At $100.00 a night I felt the rooms could have been better appointed with something other than Walmart furniture. The first night the AC didn't work and the TV cable was messed up and coffee maker was broken and about half the lamps were burnt out. The next day they put us in another room and the equipment worked OK. All the stuff in both rooms was beatup, cigarette burned, and just kind of grimey. The only improvement I could see in the rooms that was at a level of a $100.00 a night hotel was the bathroom, which did look to be fairly new. This hotel is located a couple miles from the airport and there is nothing around it, you'll have to take a cab anywhere. It is several miles from Philly. I can't see any justification for the price. The breakfast was OK cereal,toast,danish, instant oatmeal, coffee, and juices. We stayed here because it was close to the cruise line we were going on and airport and they had a shuttle. The shuttle wasn't very available. This motel would have been fine at $50-$55 per night. I won't stay there again.

  • Liked — Breakfast was OK and shuttle to airport
  • Disliked — beatup rooms
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tenn5Traveler
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Allentown, PA
1 review
Reviewed September 25, 2007

We got directions from their site to the hotel--Got lost following them!! Several of the directions were "backwards" or missing part of information. Also, the rooms were Dirty!!! And The windows were filthy--smeared with fingerprints & handprints from prior guests. Outdated curtains and bed spreads.Wires hanging everywhere--lamps, T.V., etc...Very Sloppy looking!!! LOUD upstairs guests, lucky if i got even an hour of sleep. Hotel was not even busy!!! Would NEVER stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Thank Sher55
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Da UP of Michigan
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2007

This property is located between very busy one-way highways
somewhat noisy at night. Coutesy shuttle service was great and
on time between airport and motel. Front desk employees were
relatively friendly, not a lot of smiling faces....Compliementary breakfast is decent. Rooms are clean, but if adjacent rooms are occupied they are noisy. Not a place for family type stay, only an ice machine available and PC w/internet, no other ammenities.
Really only intended for easy access to airport, maybe nite before departure type of stay. Recommend other motel properties only 1-2 miles away offer shuttle,with pool, and newer accomodations.

  • Liked — Courtesy Shuttle Service
  • Disliked — Noise levels
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank johnsdi
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massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2007

Location for this hotel is good, very close to the airport. Beyond that, do not stay here. There are plenty of other hotels within a few miles of the airport that would be better choices. Quality Inn is old, dirty, and in need of plenty of renovations.

  • Stayed August 2007
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Thank fbce11
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timberline5
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Reviewed June 30, 2007

Terrible place to stay. It had a shuttle to the airport, but that was about the only good part about staying here. We requested a wakeup call at 6:00am and receved it past 6:30am, and unfortunately the clock in the room could not keep time correctly. The room was mildly dirty and smelled of stale cigarette smoke. The worst part was waking up in the mornig and discovering insect bites on your arms and legs.

  • Liked — It was near the airport
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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Thank timberline5
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Property: Econo Lodge Philadelphia Airport
Address: 600 S Governor Printz Blvd, Lester, PA 19029-1718
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lester
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Philadelphia Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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