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Econolodge
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Martinsville
Reviewed July 18, 2011

This hotel is more like a pay buy the hour motel! Seemed to have illegal activity happening in parking lot on one end of hotel! Lots of noise (partying) throughout the night! One employee on night shift seemed to be walking around outside smoking most of the night! Went to ask her to do something about noise and she was hanging out in lobby with her friends! The room was disgusting, the bathtub had dirt build up all around bottom of the tub and dirt on the walls! The furniture is extremely worn! Stained carpet! Half the staff is indian! Including the housekeeping staff who speak no english! The male housekeeper knocked on the door and before I could answer the door he entered our room! The breakfast was a joke! they advertise a restaurant however there is not one there! Upon checkout the front desk manager was very rude! There was a young lady in front of us checking out and she made it very obvious she had a problem with her skin color and was telling the girl everything should be left in the room as if she was calling her a thief! Awful experience ! Do NOT recommend!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Management response:Responded June 25, 2012

Thank you for your comment we have been working very hard to update our motel. We have put in new carpet, reupholstered the furniture and other investments to insure our guest are happy while away from home. I do appoligize for the resturant and lounge not being here I have removed the photos from the website. Thank you again for your comment . Thank you, Econo Lodge staff

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Reviewed April 5, 2011

Hotel is NOTHING like you see in the picture.
(1) Walked into our room & walked back out because the smell was so bad. I took my soap out of the package & taped it to the heater & jacked up to the fan hoping to make the room smell a little better.
(2) After a 9 hour drive, we thought it would be nice to have a drink & some supper in the lounge (which looked really nice on the website)...there is no lounge...Why advertise one if you don't have one??
(3) The TV was awful--and the channel guide didn't match the actual channels.
(4) Coffee maker wasn't cleaned out from the last guest...yuk

Room Tip: OK if you're in town for the race.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Linda B, Guest Relations Manager at Econolodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank You for your review. Just wanted to let you know of some of the improvements we have made after reading your review.

1. We have replaced carpet in the rooms, reupolsterd furniture, and invested in an ION machine for the rooms, this will remove any smells.

2. We have removed all pictures and references to the lounge on our website and third party sites. Sorry it wasn't done sooner.

3. We have updated to satelite and all TV channel guides in every room have been updated.

4. We make sure all rooms are double checked to insure all aspects of the room are done properly, this includes coffee maker, micro and fridge.

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Reviewed November 10, 2010

Staff is friendly and helpful. Good breakfast assortment. Rooms are ok, spacious (king) with recliner. TV reception was poor. Bathroom definitely need updating, toliet is like one you find at a rest stop. Good rates for NASCAR race weekend-don't price gouge you like others in the area.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

Hotel was ok. Best part about this hotel are the pools. There is a baby pool which was large. There is an outdoor grill, washer and dryer, coke/pepsi & snack machines, and a complimentary breakfast. Breakfast s basic. Consists of donuts, toast, cereal, waffles, juice, coffee, and apples. Rooms were ok for the money. They were not as clean as I would have hoped. The worst part about the hotel is that if you are not from India then you will not be able to speak to almost any of the staff. The cleaning crew speaks VERY little English and the manager always had an english speaking employee by his side. Front desk staff was very friendly and helped us with a few of our needs.

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Bobby24112, Manager at Econolodge, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2010

Thank you so much for commenting on both what we do well and what we need improvement on! We have brought on new staff recently and we are seeking opportunities to improve the language barier through coaching and training. We hope you will give us another try when you are in the area to see our improvements!

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Reviewed August 12, 2010

rooms a bit old and not very nice but there have been worse ive stayed in for the same low price. the fitness center is completely broken and they have a nice big pool and sitting area outside. everything in room worked, did see one bug crawling on the wall

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Linda B, Guest Relations Manager at Econolodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank you for your review. I just wanted to let you know since your review we have done lots of improvemqnts to our hotel, along with all new equipment in our fitness center. I do want to apologize for the bug in the room we work hard to keep the room exterminated. We hope if you are in the area you will give us another chance.

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Reviewed January 27, 2010

Everyone was really nice, check in was quick and easy. I have small kids, one of which get car sick very easily. We reached Martinsville at 12:30, My child had been car sick, yet they still allowed me to check in three hrs early than what I reserved. Class Act, would recommend to anyone. A+++++

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Linda B, Guest Relations Manager at Econolodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank you for your review. If you are ever in Martinsville VA we will look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed January 1, 2008

The Martinsville Best Western needs a pretty serious overhaul.

The good:
* Service: Everyone was basically friendly, and they gave us a good deal on adjoining rooms for our family.

* Cleanliness: The rooms were visibly clean if not particularly well-maintained.

* Amenities: They also had low-end microwaves, fridges, and coffee makers. TV has decent cable options, and low-speed wi-fi is available from the rooms.

The bad:
* Upkeep: When we first got to our room, the light bulb was missing from the main light, requiring us to fumble around in the dark for a lamp. Not a great first impression. The king-size mattress felt cheap. It was one of the type where any movement shook the rest of the bed. The sheets and blankets were also motel-quality. The couch in the "executive king" room was very saggy.

* Bar scene: The Best Western has cultivated a pretty hot scene in their Brass Rail lounge. It's bad enough that you've got the noise of late-nite partying in the motel, but it's especially annoying when you're returning home from dinner and you can't find a parking space. They should consider reserving spaces for hotel guests.

* Breakfast buffet: The promise of a hot breakfast buffet included with the room was one of the aspects that drew us to the Best Western. Bad idea. The buffet is like a punch in the face -- an unheated array of room-temperature eggs, bacon, and frozen pancakes. And some kind of Tang-style orange drink. Also, it's served in the same room in which 50 locals smoked 500 cigarettes the night before. Yech. Sometime after tasting the cold bacon and Tang, we abandoned our plates and crossed the street to Biscuitville.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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Linda B, Guest Relations Manager at Econolodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank you for your review. Since you were here 5 years ago we have made many updates to the hotel. Our first was joining with Choice Hotels. If you are ever back in Martinsville VA we would love for you to stop by and see all the new improvements.

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Address: 1755 Virginia Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112-8495
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Location: United States > Virginia > Henry County > Martinsville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Martinsville
Price Range: $51 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econolodge 2*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
.A Martinsville, Virginia hotel - Econo LodgeNestled in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the Econo Lodge ® hotel provides business and leisure travelers with relaxing and inviting accommodations.Local points of interest close to this Martinsville, VA hotel include:•Martinsville Speedway, home of the NASCAR Cup race•Virginia Museum of Natural History•Blue Ridge Institute & MuseumScenic opportunities are aplenty in this region thanks the natural barrier the surrounding mountains and lakes provide. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the multitude of recreation areas afforded in the vicinity. Whether you want to golf, swim, hike or bike, this area of Virginia offers something for everyone.Many entertainment venues, retailers and shopping centers are close to the hotel.This Martinsville, VA hotel provides full-service amenities like:•Free continental breakfast•Free wireless high-speed Internet access•Free local calls•Free coffeeAfter a busy day of work or play, guests of this Virginia hotel can come back and relax by the seasonal outdoor pool or unwind in the exercise room.Corporate travelers can take advantage of the modern conveniences afforded in the on-site business center, including a computer with Internet access, and copy and fax service. Two banquet and meeting rooms are located on the premises and can accommodate up to 200 people for most functions.In addition to standard amenities, all of our well-appointed guest rooms are furnished with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, curved shower rods, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and cable television. Ask about our rooms that have sofa sleepers. Connecting rooms are available.This Virginia hotel is pet-friendly; fees apply. For added convenience, laundry facilities are provided for guest use and valet cleaning service is available. Ample parking is provided.When you want countless features and an outstanding staff, look no further than the Econo Lodge hotel. Make a reservation with us today and experience all we have to offer. ... more   less 
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