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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg
Ranked #48 of 73 Hotels in Williamsburg
Dayton, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Dirty "renovated" room”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We read the reviews and decided to give this hotel a try. The only good thing about this property is the location. We requested a "renovated" room as recommended by another reviewer and upon entering our room found that the room was in very poor condition. The A/C unit was off leaving the room damp, there was dust on the legs of the desk chair, the furniture was held together with white tape, the bathroom door wouldn't lock, the bottom of the bathtub was dirty and there were holes in the bathroom wall where fixtures had once been, but the wall was never patched. On a positive note, we didn't find any bugs and the sheets were clean, so we stayed. The breakfast choices are very limited. We would not stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Vinny R, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear guest,,
Thank you for your feedback. We regret to read that although you had an overall pleasant stay, you do not wish to visit us again. As it is our absolute priority to ensure that our guests have a memorable time with us, it very disappointing to learn that we have not fulfilled your expectations.Just let all our guest we have finished our renovation as of last week and we have made our house keeping and maintenance department aware of the situation.we do heartily apologized for your inconveniences.
But we promise to make your next visit much much better if you can give a chance one more time.
thanks, see you soon..
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We spent our honeymoon in Williamsburg nearly 10 years ago and this was our first return since then. We decided not to go super high end and find a very nice hotel at a decent price. That's exactly what we found in the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites. The room was nice, the staff was very responsive and we thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool and location of this hotel. If you are looking for 5 star luxury, this is not it but it's a very nice place at a reasonable price. Thanks for the great experience!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

If you are familiar with the area, this Econo lodge Inn/ suites is a renovated America's Best Value Inn. It is quite evident that the previous owners did not take care of the property. The current manager-Vinny has turned it into a comfortable place for budget- conscious families to stay. Expect to encounter some inconveniences that are typical of a place undergoing renovations, but the manager & staff are very friendly, courteous, and respond quickly. We stayed for 4 nights in a suite that was quite spacious, and very comfortable with microfridge/ microwave. What this place lacks in charm, it make up for in super comfy beds, fast, efficient internet access, nice little swimming pool & easy access to all the family fun activities in WBurg. Busch gardens is close, as well as restaurants, movie theater & Shopping etc. We did not have the complimentary breakfast, so I don't know what that's like. If the manager ensures that Housekeeping does a thorough & consistent job of cleaning, and add amenities such as Flat screen TV's, & onsite laundry facility this place could be a gem.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2013

First off, this is a great location for anything Williamsburg but so isn't LOTS of other hotels/motels in this area. Our room (113) was clean and comfy and we felt safe all the time, but all we did was sleep and shower in it. Great value for anyone who wants a place to rest and the staff was friendly. Our family ( 2 adults, 16, 6, less than 2) of 5 stayed comfortable in the two double beds and we travel a lot. I would highly recommend this place who is on a budget!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Connecticut, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Very friendly staff, and decent continental breakfast with plenty of space to eat. I always check the mattress before I bring in my luggage and all of the bedding appeared new and was very comfortable. The down quilt was heavy for July, but the air conditioner worked very well. No bad odors noted. I LOVED that there was a sink inside the bathroom as well as outside the bathroom... a wonderful bonus while traveling with teens! Our room had no fridge, but the owner said that he had just ordered 20 more and was hoping to have one in every room soon. He said if I had asked, he would have found one for me . The sign out front said "Under New Management" and it appears that they have been making steady improvements. There was a plaza in the back with a K-Mart, a Dairy Queen next door, and Busch Gardens was exactly 5 miles down the road, according to my GPS.
The only negative I could think of, was that our car was not close to our room (carrying luggage inside required a trip across a lot and up a flight of stairs) so if that's an issue for you, ask for a ground floor room, close to parking.
I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 13, 2013

I was there from July 6 to July 12. The front desk staff is awesome but the rooms are smelly and very humid. The curtains old and dirty. Bathroom area old, ugly. They have a smart way to trick people by offering them a night stay for $59.99 when in fact they don't tell you that the $59.99 room doesn't have microwave and refrigerator. Because I wanted to have them in my room they charged me an extra $5 each day for the microwave and the refrigerator they bought to my room. the refrigerator worked but was very unappealing. The hotel is very well located.
I would not recommend that hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Vinny R, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for providing us your feedback yakimel we were happy to see you have stayed for six nights on 4th july weeked which is our busiest weekend of the year.. We are sorry we were unable to provide you with the quality of amenities and service you deserved during your recent stay. We apologize for the issues in your bath room and will work with our team to ensure that we make the necessary changes. We truly do appreciate your feedback as we use this feedback for continual in maintanace. As of july 16th we are installing micro -fridge in every room so none of our guest have inconviniencies in future.
Again, we apologize and if you return to our area, we hope you will consider staying with us again
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a basic accommodation. I expected no frills, but based on the reviews, I expected it to be more updated. The beds were certainly comfortable as others have noted. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is also very well situated in the area. However, the bathroom was very unappealing. It was cracked and dirty. It definitely was the worst part of the experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg
Address: 119 Bypass Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2918 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn )
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #48 of 73 Hotels in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg 2.5*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel is in the heart of Williamsburg offers FREE continental breakfast; located 1 mile from Colonial Williamsburg. All the area attractions are close by like Busch Gardens, Prime Outlet Mall, pottery factory, etc.we offer FREE WI-FI . ... more   less 
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