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Econo Lodge
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Mechanicsburg
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Middletown, NY
Reviewed May 22, 2006

Believe it or not, I have stayed in some pretty nice Econo Lodges. This isn't one of them. I booked two rooms for two nights. One of the room's toilet overflowed in the middle of the night. This was fixed the next day, but they must have left the door open while fixing because there were a bunch of flies in the room when we returned.

The carpets are way past their usable lifespan and quite worn in spots. Both rooms had an odd smell. Kind of like a urinal cake, but not exactly. We got used to it after a few minutes, but if you slept in a public restroom you might get used to that too.

While the bathrooms were generally clean, they were far from sparkling. The tiles are pink and black and look unchanged since the 1950s or so. The tub is a very small size, but I wouldn't ever think of taking a bath here (or any hotel). The shower had good pressure and the hot water was plentiful. The shower curtain had a bad smell and seemed slightly stained. You are only provided with a couple bars of hand soap, no shampoo (not uncommon for Econo Lodge).

The room door is very gappy and lets lots of noise in from the busy highway outside. Both rooms were outfitted with all different items. The TV, refrigerator, phone, alarm clock, etc. were all different. I found that odd, but indicative of operating a hotel for a long time without a renovation. Both room's TVs had an annoying high-pitched whining that went away after a few minutes of being turned on. The remote controls for the TVs were absolutely filthy.

I wouldn't stay here again, but I can't say the hotel did me any harm. It was cheap and I was able to sleep fine. They did fix the toilet in a prompt manner...

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed August 11, 2005

Hotel itself was clean, but the beds were sooooooooo uncomfortable it felt like you were sleeping in the bed of a truck and the pillows were horrible,did not enjoy my stay good thing i wasnt there long....
Wouldnt recommend unless you love sleeping on the floor!

Stayed: August 2005
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 650 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-4827
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Mechanicsburg
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Mechanicsburg
Price Range: $59 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Please come and enjoy New Management, newly remodeled rooms,breakfast room and lobby ... more   less 
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