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Econo Lodge
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Shamrock
El Paso, Texas
1 review
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“Do not stay here”
Reviewed August 7, 2010

We booked this hotel through hotel.com and when we arrived there was no power in the main office, broken windows, and it smelled terrible. Location is poor and the facility is in need of care. The front desk provided us with a master key to go to our room and turn on the air conditioner. When we arrived to our room the key wouldn't work and we didn't like the idea that they have their a.c. units off in the middle of the summer (cutting corners is never a good sign). We decided to cancel our reservation and spoke to the main office who told us they would do the paperwork. I'm still fighting for my refund months later because they confirmed our stay with hotel.com. Very dishonest group of people!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Scottsdale
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232 reviews
139 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2010

The front desk clerk, who turned out to be the owner, was very nice and was very helpful. The hotel looks recently remodeled with some nice touches. My room was very clean. The vending machine wasn't just candy, also had some more healthy choices (for a vending machine). The breakfast was better than I expected from staying at other Econo's. My only complaint was poor to no wi-fi reception. The manager suggested logging on from the lobby instead of my room, so the wi-fi may not be all that good at any time. Overall I was very impressed with this Econolodge.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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1 Thank BJDealer
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2010

I have stayed at this facility a couple of times. Before this stay it was 2005(ish). I was concerned because it was so so then. Since then it has been renovated. The rooms were clean and the only issue I had was mildew on the caulk under the faucet in the shower. When we first enetered we got a blast of a closed up room in 95 degree weather. We left the door open to move our luggage in and the odor was gone. The A/C cooled the room eventually. It took about 20 minutes to get it comfortable and 10 minutes after that we were cold. They could use another ice machine. We didn't use the pool but it looked clean and some kids were enjoying it. We didn't eat the breakfast this time.

The check in was very quick and the lady was very friendly. The only thing that shocked me was having to fill out a registration form. It had the same information as on the reservation. But I won't tell them how to run a motel if they don't tell me how to do my job.

We slept like babies. No road noise. We will definitely be back. It is a great cost efficient alternative to the other chain places in Shamrock. I really don't know why the rooms are so pricey there. I don't really consider Shamrock a destination but it is a nice quiet layover location.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank whichwaydidtheygo
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Arkansas
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88 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2010

The rooms were old and need a good cleaning. Not the cleanest in the world but not the worst I have seen. The staff were helpful and tried to please, unfortunatley their rooms do not help them any. Covers and blankets are worn and stained as is the carpet. The room smelled a bit funny . Pillows under the cases were stained and gross. The pool was a disgusting black and green with trash floating in it. The security fence around it was damaged and a small child could walk right through the damaged parts. An accident waiting to happen for people with kids and pets. I would recommend paying a bit more and finding another hotel as this one does not even come close to ranking with even the normally low budget standard of econo lodges.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Thank fortglory
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Travelers are raving about these Shamrock hotels

Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2009

Newly remodeled and refurbished, the room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast good in a very clean breakfast room. This is a very small town in the middle of Texas-nowhere, and eating places few, but the family restaurant near the Best Western was a find. Oh yes, a really neat RT. 66 old-time gas station at the main intersection.
For the price it is a good stopping place.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Grofe
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arlington, va
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2008

Internet = A Very Fast

Restaurants = D McDonalds, Dairy Queen, and a crusty local place without a non-smoking section

Cleanliness = A

Water Pressure = A

Bed = B Comfortable but worn sheets

Staff Friendliness = B

Access from highway = A

Stayed December 2008
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2 Thank the_real_travelerf
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Arizona
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2008

We stayed here because it is a pet friendly hotel. They required a $25 nonrefundable pet deposit for our dogs. Rented two rooms. Neither room exceptionally clean although the beds were fairly comfortable. Our rooms were nonsmoking rooms but shared bathroom vents with the smoking rooms. By early morning our rooms were filled with cigarette smoke. The property is old, rooms are small and dingy, bathrooms outdated. When we left the plumbers were replacing faucets in some of the bathrooms. The washing machine in the guest laundry was filthy.

Word of advice: if you stay in Shamrock, be sure to eat dinner early. Even the fast food restaurants close at 8pm.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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Thank DesertSun
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 1006 E 12th St, Shamrock, TX 79079-1901
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Location: United States > Texas > Shamrock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Shamrock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 71
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