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Econo Lodge Madison
Ranked #49 of 63 Hotels in Madison
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Its a bit out of the way - which is good for the parking... but not so easy for just a quick trip out.
The rooms need some improvements (as from other posts, seems these have happened since my stay). Some of the rooms my group were in smelt pretty musty while others were fine. The breakfast was great. And the staff that were on didn't seem to go out of their way to interact, however were not rude at the same time. It would be nice if they took a few minutes to interact with the guests (just details of the local area or a hello in passing).
Best thing about this was/is there is a Massage Envy just a short walk away and it was amazing!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

We've been touring america staying in motels for the last three weeks and this was probably the worst we stayed in. Nothing particularly wrong with it just tired looking, stained carpets that need replacing, bobbly be sheets that sort of thing.
The staff weren't unfriendly but it seemed to be they were sitting around watching TV and you had to go up to them, not as professional as we'd seen elsewhere.
I also felt uneasy because of the other customers, at least I believe they were customers. People who maybe were staying at the hotel long term that maybe had fallen on hard times.
It just felt a bit hostel like rather than the standard of the other hotels for a similar price that we'd been staying in - microtels and super 8s

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Room was way overpriced. We had not pre-booked a room because we were not sure we would be driving that day so booked at the last minute. Hotels in the area were all sold out so we were charged way more than the room was worth and they would not give us a AAA discount. Room was large, but not very clean - stains on chairs, bed had odor of someone's after shave or perfume, coffee maker so dirty, we did not use it, carpet not vacuumed, room smelled musty, clock broken and chain on door broken. Front desk staff very unprofessional both in dress and manner. Breakfast okay, although not impressed with dining area or appearance of front lobby. Advertisement claimed it had been newly renovated.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Convenient location across the street from shopping mall. Reception refused to give Choice Points as we used a hotel coupon so it was a good price. The hotel had been refurbished recently but our room, other than a flat screen TV, did not seem to reflect this. The hall carpets and doors are all new. There was a noticeable gap with scuffed walls where the easy chair should have been. Continental breakfast was simple and unimpressive.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My family and I were on our way to Wisconsin Dells and decided to stay at the Econo Lodge. We were just amazed by the cleanness, size, comfort of the rooms and the staff was very friendly. The hotel made a tremendous change to the rooms by adding flat screen TVs and new beds. On top of that we got to enjoy, the wonderful breakfast in the morning.This hotel is the real deal and it would be a no brainer that we come back here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great location right off the highway with a staff that is friendly. Essentially, at the budget price point, you get what you pay for, which means here a room without much personality (although you can request themed rooms), but is clean and comfortable. Our room was painted blah white and the lounge chair was missing, however, the bed was recently replaced and comfortable, and the room was equipped with a microwave, flat screen TV and fridge. The bathroom sink was updated, along with the shower. Our carpet was clearly new, but some sloppy guests managed to get gum or tar stuck on the carpet in a smeary black mess in one spot, but I'm not sure how you'd get that out. Morning breakfast was the basics of cereals, oatmeal and waffles. The area for breakfast is small, so people wandered off to eat on benches or returned to their rooms. The only problem was some male guest who thought it was funny in the middle of the night to knock on a female guest's door and scare her. He did it twice and eventually caught on that she was not amused. Plenty of food choices exist across the street in the mall out lots. We would stay here again because it is inexpensive, quiet and clean.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I recently stayed with the EconoLodge in Madison,WI. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel has not only installed new carpet and bedding in all the rooms, but they have also added new flat screen tvs as well. The continental breakfast was a huge plus for value, too. They had waffles, toast, cereal (5 kinds), pasteries, juices, milk, coffee, oatmeal and more. The staff was friendly and courteous. The room was about 30% larger than the typical standard room, but we paid the same price as usual. It is convientially located across from a large shopping mall, restraunts, and the airport. It's an easy on/off exit, and it is the first hotel you come to once you exit onto the frontage road. I would definitely return to this hotel when I am in the Madison Area.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Address: 4726 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3238
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Madison
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #49 of 63 Hotels in Madison
Price Range: $60 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Madison 2*
Number of rooms: 97
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