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“Economy Grade”
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Econostay Motel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Mount Pocono
Reviewed June 24, 2013

They do not honor their reservations, be prepared to be offered a room other than what you agreed to on the phone.
Bring your own toilet paper.
Bring your own ice.
Bring your own bathroom glasses or other cups, spoons, etc. as needed.
Bring your own coffee/ tea making equipment (there is a microwave and a fridge).
Swimming pool closed.
On-site bar/grille closed.
On-site soda machine broken.
On-site snack machine broken.
This is an economy facility, be prepared to rough it. There is a large grocery store two miles away where you can purchase some traveler's necessities. If you need to save money, you get a roof and a bed here but don't expect much else. It is more-or-less clean. Pets are welcomed.

Room Tip: The two-story block of rooms (where part of our family stayed) have even fewer facilities than 1st f...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Truck411, General Manager at Econostay Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

We are sorry to hear you had some troubles with your stay. Extra amenities such as toilet paper, cups , etc. are available from our front desk, all our guests need do is ask and we happily provide them with the needed items. Many items are available from our front desk, as a measure to prevent wasted and protect the environment some items are not automatically stocked as after each guest we would be forced to throw these items away, as such these are not placed in the rooms, these are available from our front desk staff. Coffee Tea and extra items are all available upon request. Our pool is open from 9am till 7pm each day and is only closed during bad weather. On the day in question there were thunderstorms in the area and to protect our guests we closed the pool as a safety precaution. We believe in protecting the safety of those who stay in our motel. We are admittedly an Economy Motel, but our rates often save 20 to 30 percent lower in contrast to our comparable competitors. We offer many facilities that our competitors can not even come close to. Picnic grounds, grilling facilities and a 50 by 35 pool all in a quiet wooded setting. If you have any questions , please feel free to contact me, my name is Chris.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

I was impressed by the beautiful view of the mountains, trees and quiet country road it's on. The staff spoke English. The Econostay Inn is built of brick, and my room had a microwave, fridge, and good chairs on the outdoor walkway. It's negatives are that it's on the run down side, not the cleanest, and there were no drinking glasses in my room. The closet was a white wire rack on the wall. But, hey, the price was right. Next time I'll bring my own cup.
It is family-friendly, spaciously landscaped, with places to BBQ, a swimming pool, basketball court, & coin laundry. People even had their pets with them! If price is important, you like an outdoorsy, family-friendly environment, & you are tolerant of 'immigrant workers,' then try Econostay. Look on Rte. 940 for the big, bright sign with the yellow VW Bug in front of it.

Room Tip: The smoking rooms are further off the road than the non-smoking rooms. The second floor rooms have i...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We were staying in the Poconos for our family reunion. We found this place after our original choice in motels we found had closed. This motel was one of the most quiet and peaceful places we have stayed in a long time. The motel is surrounded by woods, and at night it was so peaceful. The staff was friendly and the Manager Chris even made us up maps to the hall where our reunion was being held. We will be staying here when we come back to visit family again.

Room Tip: Ask for a non smoking room or the room we had room 102
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I have been living at the ecostay for the past 8 months. because they allow me to have my dogs here i am quite pleased. It isn't the Ritz, but i have made it home. The staff is always helpful. Chris, the manager, is very knowledgeable and a great help. the location to all attractions is awesome! once i find a home for myself it will be sad to leave my new found friends. every day they are working to improve the motel. If you are looking for a nice place to stay that isn't going to cost u a fortune i recommend the ecostay!
thanks for making my stay in the poconos welcoming and enjoying :)

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I needed a place that would accept pets. so, I ended up here. at check in, I was greeted by friendly staff. my room was just ok. what I expected for the price. my overall experience was good. mount airy casino is 5 minutes away and my dog was very comfortable. remember, this is a motel not a hotel and I would recommend this to people traveling with pets. one last thing, if youre using a GPS.....you won't find it. the location is wrong. once I got into town I had to call for further directions. once again, staff was helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

I was lost in the shuffle and ended up without a hotel or even a decent motel to stay in over Tough Mudder PA #1 April 28th & 29th. I called Econostay and was met with a pleasant voice telling me that they had room and were even helpful with directions from my location at Pocono Manor. I had just worked a 12hr shift and was dead to the world tired. It's literally under 4 miles from the Manor. I didn't have much clothing packed and the clothes I'd worn that day were filthy from the mud and water. They had a washer and dryer and even had detergent for me to use. I've stayed in the more expensive hotels that surround the Manor and I can promise you, not only do you get quality, you get great service from the most accommodating people I've ever met. I am actually staying in the same room for the same great rate for Tough Mudder PA #2!!

Room Tip: Their single rooms (ie 101 - 107) are bar none the best. Hands down. A quiet area, with spacious roo...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

We rung ahead while driving with 2 toddlers and were told that someone would wait up or leave a number to call, which was very generous given we didn't plan to arrive until after 130am. They were very friendly on arrival but the first 'non smoking' room smelt disgusting- full of smoke, fresh ash on the toilet seat and bathroom floor. I refused to take that room, host blamed new cleaner for smoking in there...
Next room just as bad, as were all the others in that block. As we prepared to give up and go somewhere else the host finally offered us a 'suite' in the renovated section. Horrible very loud old heating units, but at least the room was cleaner and didn't smell like smoke. I wasn't expecting the ritz for this price but I found the whole experience fairly traumatic and definitely wouldn't recommend it to anyone except those on a very tight budget...

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Additional Information about Econostay Motel

Address: 2500 Route 940 East, Mount Pocono, PA 18344
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Mount Pocono
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Mount Pocono
Price Range: $44 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hello, we are your best value for the money. Our motel was just fully renovated and has a lot to offer for the money. We are located just minutes away from routs 611,940,380,80 and the turnpike. Others in our area may offer a lower price, but be warned, we are a clean, quiet family-run motel. We offer special rates for commercial, construction, military, and AARP. We have two large halls, and a conference room ready to fit your needs. We are also PET FRIENDLY! So bring your friends along! ... more   less 
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