My husband & I aren't into big ticket hotel/motels. I searched thru the reviews for various budget priced motels and noticed most reviews on TripAdvisor for this Econo Lodge were very favorable. After staying here for one week I must say I agree with one reviewer that chided one critical reviewer as totally out of bounds. You absolutely can't beat the quality of the room and the upgrades (our room was on the lower level and offered granite vanity, new fixtures & remodeled bath). We were greeted by a little "welcome bag" filled with microwave popcorn, a package of Oreos and useful information to make our stay more pleasant. The furnishings are basic but the queen size bed was firm but very comfortable. The box spring and mattress were encased with a pliable plastic zippered covering (I didn't realize this till near the end of our stay while lifting the bed linens to look for something missing). The one on the mattress has a quilted/terrycloth top so you have no idea that your sleeping on a mattress covered with plastic. It seems to be an excellent way to keep the mattress clean.
Speaking of clean, our room had fresh towels, soaps, etc everyday when we returned to our room. The continental breakfast consists of fresh brewed coffee, orange juice, muffins & bagels with cream cheese, butter or jellies. If you don't see the container of half & half, just ask it's probably in the fridge.
The rooms come with a small fridge and microwave, but no clock or blow dryer but the latter is available by calling the front desk. We picked up an inexpensive clock at the local Walmart so we could see the time during the night but if you need a wake-up call just let someone at the desk know. They also offer wi-fi; I needed to print out a document and was able to email it to myself and then went to the front desk where I could print it. The staff was always friendly and accommodating. If in the Bradenton area again I would absolutely stay here again. BTW: if you truly want the best rate, call them directly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Americas Best Value Inn (formerly Econo Lodge East) is located at I-75, exit 220 (State Road 64). We are located walking distance to Cracker Barrel, Sonny's BBQ, McDonalds and Waffle House. Bradenton's gorgeous beaches are 12 miles; the Ellenton Premium Outlets, Lakewood Ranch and LECOM are three miles from the property. Downtown Bradenton, the Riverwalk and the Village of the Arts are 5 miles. All rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator, free wifi and we offer a complimentary continental breakfast in the morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge East Hotel Bradenton
- Econo Lodge Bradenton
- Bradenton Econo Lodge