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Econo Lodge
Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Tacoma
Reviewed July 8, 2013

cant even get one page per minute...and staff doesn't care....stay away if business traveler...not to mention its a lower grade room than a super 8. still has a box tv that is at least 15 yrs old...bad neighborhood also...would not stay here again if they paid me to.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went to a ball game at Cheney Stadium and this hotel was a good deal. It was fine but the carpets could be replaced. It is an older building and it looks like it is popular with truckers. The breakfast was good.....not a lot of selection and could have used some more fruit and yoghurt. There is no view and there is an indoor pool. The kitchen in the room would be very useful if you planned to stay for a few days. The bed was comfortable and the pillows were very nice. The bathroom was clean but the shower head was a little low and not a lot of pressure. There are a lot of hotels in this area so I don't think I would stay here again but it was definitely good value for your money.

Room Tip: We asked for a room away from the highway
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

The rooms at both locations were large and clean with very comfortable beds. The rooms had refrigerators and microwave ovens as well as WIFI, all at a lower price then most hotels in the Tacoma, WA area. It is not a new hotel by any means but well cared for. We stayed in the building that housed #650. I did see that the building across from us had doors that open to the outside(more motel ish) where ours were inside like a regular hotel We were a bit concerned as it was almost deserted (no cars) but found it to feel very safe and comfortable. The included breakfast was standard continental with waffle makers. but was edible and filling. Both locations are near restaurants, fast food and gas stations. Not a great area though. I will stay there as long as the price remains competitive.

Room Tip: 650 quiet and peaceful and big
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Ratings for this hotel seemed positive so we gave it a try. We only need a room for one night as we were passing through WA. Bed was practically on the floor it was so low, and the pillows were terrible. Very old furnishings, no blow dryer in the room, breakfast was very light in the morning as well. We wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

What do you want from a motel? clean rooms, convenient location, friendly staff? Check, check, check. Throw in free breakfast and a low room rate and you have a customer for life, at least if you're talking about me

My wife and I and our 9 year old nephew traveled to Tacoma to visit family and stayed at the King Oscar Motel without any expectations or preconceived notions. We were impressed from the very first. The front desk clerk was very friendly and the room was HUGE (which is a nice perc when you have three people crammed into a room for four days)

One night we had the family back to the motel to use the hot tub in the indoor pool area (important, since it was winter and snowing) and we ordered food in. We didn't want to eat in the room, so i asked if we could use the breakfast area The night clerk not only said yes, but she lit candles, brought out plates and utensils and arranged a selection of cookies for after It was unexpected and appreciated We didn't just feel permitted to use the room, we were made to feel welcomed. Thats and impressive feat when you consider we made our selection based solely on the motel's proximity to I-5

My wife and I chose to treat this trip as a small vacation, so we slept in until 8:30 each morning. The nephew, however, was up and at'em each day at 7. He took the run of the motel grounds, exploring each nook and cranny, getting into snowball fights with other guest's kids and making his own breakfast. He got to know the staff and by the end of our stay they knew him by name. Rather than getting annoyed, the morning clerk showed him how to make waffles!

Sweet kid that he is, our nephew wanted to bring us coffee in the room. The clerk was worried he'd scald himself and called us to make sure we were expecting him and on the lookout Our stay was so full of personal, kind moments like these that I could write several more paragraphs.

The King Oscar Motel is inexpensive, clean, convenient and serves a free waffle and carbs breakfast, but the reason we are recommending it is that it has soul. Thats hard to find these days.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

I have stayed at this "off the grid" hotel chain on three occasions during late Dec 2011 and early Jan 2012. I stayed at the Tacoma, WA as well as the Pacific, WA locations. The rooms at both locations were large and clean with very comfortable beds. The rooms had refrigerators and microwave ovens as well as WIFI, all at a lower price then most hotels in the Tacoma, WA area. Both hotels are "not new" but well cared for. The Tacoma hotel rooms have an outside entry but the Pacific hotel rooms have inside entries and was newer then the Tacoma hotel. The included breakfast was standard continental with waffle makers. but was edible and filling. Both locations are near restaurants, fast food and gas stations. I will stay there as long as the price remains competitive.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

these hotels are only in washington. This one has one building with elevator for us older folks and challenged. My remote went dead before midnight, 2 security men came over with new batteries. It is very clean, particularly quiet and of cource your can can be quite close. Loved it, and for $60 a night, great value. Very updated. Linens very good, better than the high priced. If you see one of these around washington--stay there!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 8820 S Hosmer Street, Building B, Tacoma, WA 98444-1839 (Formerly King Oscar Motel Tacoma)
Location: United States > Washington > Tacoma
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Tacoma
Price Range: $52 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econo Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Tacoma, Washington motel features an indoor pool and free WiFi access. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is 18 minutes' drive away. A daily continental breakfast is provided. A flat-screen cable TV, a microwave and a refrigerator are offered in every air-conditioned room at Econo Lodge Tacoma. Free toiletries are also included. A fitness center and hot tub are offered at Econo Lodge Tacoma. ... more   less 
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King Oscar Hotel

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