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“Caveat Emptor” 1 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge South
Ranked #36 of 42 Hotels in Fredericksburg
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Caveat Emptor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I wouldn't bring my wife here, but when traveling alone this flea bag is worth the less than $40 bucks per night being charged. Good points: a good breakfast consisting of a made for you egg and pancake, toast, coffee, fruit, and juice. Located on Route One a quarter of a mile from an Interstate 95 connection. Close to the historic sites and about 2 miles from downtown. Bad points: a welfare motel for temporary workers; dirty, long in the tooth, and noisy from the tenants past midnight the last time I was there. Cheap, cheap, cheap. There is an outside pool; looks iffy.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank EWH1948
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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This was the WORST hotel I have ever been to.... The staff seemed to be friendly but as I drove to my room It seemed more of an apartment complex with people sitting in chairs in front of there rooms having a beer!! That wasnt the worst of it... The smell of the room hit you as soon as you walked in the door, I went to use the br and the tub was FILTY DIRTY with soap scum and dirt. My 3 yr old starts yelling Mom there is a bug!! A huge Roach was crawling on the wall. I never even took my bags in the room... WE WERE OUTTA THERE!! Just pay the extra few bucks and stay somewhere clean and less seedy.

Room Tip: Stay Away!!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Tanya B
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Maryland
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94 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The rooms were clean, cheap and dog friendly. That is the best you could say about it. The staff were friendly to the adults but not very friendly to our teenagers. The staff was also not very helpful. First, I had called when we booked to request rooms side by side - when we arrived they were not, even though there was an empty room between us. When we went to have that fixed they had already rented the room between us! The refrigerator in our room didn't work. We tried to get extra towels and kept getting the run around and made to feel like a criminal! Also the atmosphere was very seedy. Many of the people there seemed to be residents. The breakfast had an egg and pancake station but little else. The donuts in the picture didn't exist, just two cereals and toast. That was it. No bagels or english muffins or pastries. Definitely not the quality we are used to with Choice Hotels. If we hadn't been using reward points and had a dog I would have changed hotels.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank vangie1
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This motel seems more like a rooming house. There seemed to be lots of permanent guests, not of the highest quality. They didn't honor my confirmed reservation for a smoking room. The neighborhood was somewhat creepy. I left without staying, as the whole place made me uncomfortable (and I'm not at all a scaredy cat)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

This hotel was the worst hotel ever! Pulled in late from a long distance drive, forced to stay because of mon refund policy, woke several times to "live ins" fighting, screaming and threatning each other.final arguments at 4am, we packed up and were out by 4:30am! Stay away from this hotel, we will NEVER stay at any choice hotels again especially Econo Lodge!!!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Ncarrol
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Sydney Mines, Canada
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

whenever we travel south on 1-95 we almost always stop here.the price is always excellent(somtimes half the cost of other hotels nearby) and the free breakfast is good.the hotel looks run down but it's very clean and good for an overnight stop with no frills.very closeby are many places to eat as well as walmart to do any shopping.

Room Tip: we always ask for a non smoking king room on the first floor as you can park just outside your room
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jandtp
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Would not recommend this establishment!! When we got to out room there was coffee stains on the counter left from the cleaning crew. The coffee pot had to be cleaned to be used. They state “Hi Speed Internet” in there advertisement. They have a different perception of “Hi Speed” than I do. You could only get one bar of wireless and at a download speed of about 12 mps. Not even enough to get on a website let alone check mail. When I plugged my laptop into the receptacle sparks flew out of it so I tried another.

When I went to breakfast I wanted the “Hot Breakfast with eggs cooked to order” that is also advertised. I was surprised when I asked for 3 eggs over light and was given only 2 eggs. I inquired about the mix up and was told you only get 2 eggs per person total and 1 pancake. What a rip off that was. Your other breakfast food option was either toast or cereal (2 kinds). No fruits, pastries etc. The only drinks available were juice and coffee. They also do not allow you to take breakfast food to your room as there are signs all over the eating area stating it. Save your money!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Shooter3
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Property: Econo Lodge South
Address: 5321 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408-2607
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Location: United States > Virginia > Fredericksburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #36 of 42 Hotels in Fredericksburg
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Number of rooms: 175
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