We have stayed at a King Oscar before and had always said if we are ever in the area of one again that would be the place to stay. We had hoped to stay in the one where we previously stayed but due to them being bought out by Days Inn, it was a little out of our price range, plus they didn't have anything we were looking for available. So we decided to book the one in Tacoma. We booked for two nights but worried a little when we first saw the hotel cause it seemed a bit more run down but the neighborhood didn't seem so bad and it was right off the freeway. We were pleasantly surprised and had a great nights sleep both nights. The only bad thing I would have to say about this was the fact they were under construction so their breakfast area was in the lobby, which didn't have much room. Also, they must have been renovating the room next to ours because there was quite a bit of banging around and we saw them hauling stuff out of the room as we were leaving. Other than that, no complaints. A few days later we booked this hotel for just one night but our experience was completely different. My husband went to check in and while in there asked for extra towels. He was given some excuse of management doesn't buy any extra towels to give and also something about housekeeping not being there so it wasn't possible to get any. So we headed to our room and my husband decided he would run in to find our room since we were in the very back building and all rooms are inside and there's no way of knowing where to park to be close to your room. He came back out a few minutes later and mentioned we'd have to head back to the office. Apparently our room was not clean. The tv was on and the bed was not made. He thought he may have been given a room already rented out or that of course housekeeping didn't get it cleaned. Back at the office the front desk clerk once again made an excuse as to why it wasn't done. Instead of apologizing and just immediately getting us a new room she went on to say that housekeeping sometimes has too many rooms that management gives them and they don't have enough time to clean them. So the front desk isn't always aware of what is or isn't clean. She finally gave us another room in the same building but this time it was top floor. It was obvious we were given an older outdated room. We had a small old box style tv, no hair dryer. Even for one night I was not happy with what we were given. They had no desire to accommodate us even though we put in specific requests when booking. I think because we checked in late we were bumped from any possible good rooms. Needless to say I am very very disappointed and will most likely never stay at this specific location again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- King Oscar Hotel