We stayed in Elkins for 2 days on business, and the Econo Lodge had some of the better ratings for the price on this website. It was less than 2 miles for my partner to get to his job, so the motel was in a great location. For being located on US Route 33, I must say that it was the most quiet and peaceful location that I've been to in a very long time!
Our room was in an odd set of 5 rooms in a smaller building off to the side of the main building. I think that we had it better than the main building since it was quieter and a bit newer too. The room was very big compared to a lot of the places we stay, with a king bed, table and 2 chairs, big flat screen HD-ready TV, and desk (a huge desk at that!). Even though some of the furnishings were older, the TV was brand new and much bigger than any hotel TV. The air conditioning was a huge window unit cut into the wall. It was a bit loud, but worked like a dream. We like to be frozen and we like the sound of it running while we sleep. The bathroom was larger than average, but there was nothing extra special about it. The sink is outside of the bathroom and didn't have much counter space. The bed was nice and cushy...not too hard or soft. Overall, I found the room older but the campiness of it was comforting. I was kind of disappointed that there was no microwave/fridge in our room (like the website picture showed), but we managed.
The free wireless internet worked like a dream in this motel. We were a long ways away from the lobby and we still had a high signal. We usually have problems since our laptop has Windows Vista, but this motel was the first to not cause a problem for our computer!
There was an indoor pool/hot tub that I didn't know this place had until we arrived. I stopped by and took a quick swim and dip in the hot tub. The pool was actually pretty big and nicely heated, even though it was very old. It didn't have the smoothest surface either, so be careful if you like to swim. The hot tub was hot, but not scalding like most public ones. The jets were fairly weak and the tub was kind of dirty looking. I didn't stay in it very long at all! Overall, the pool area is a nice amenity for the price of the stay.
We didn't eat breakfast while here, but from reading the other reviews, I decided to skip that and the coffee. Sad, since I'm a mega coffee drinker. The woman at the desk was not very nice and lied to us on 2 different occasions, so I cannot say that there is good service here. They charged our credit card after telling us they wouldn't, and they lied about our phone in the room not working. This motel is nice, but try not to let the desk clerk get you down!
- Also Known As:
- Econo Hotel Elkins
- Econo Lodge Elkins
- Elkins Econo Lodge