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“Felt right at home!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Econo Lodge Downtown
Ranked #83 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
GreenLeadersBronze level
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Felt right at home!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly and courteous. The hotel was situated right in downtown so it was very convenient to walk down to restaurants. The room was quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was adequate.

Room Tip: Non Smoking rooms
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Green Features: The hotel practices many of the environmentally- friendly practices. One such is reducing laundry and encouraging guests to use the same towels and sheets if they are staying for a couple of days, there by saving thousands of gallons of water used to wash laundry.
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank leeza_j2
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Sean J, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Our dedication to serve is fuelled by the wonderful feedback our guests openly share to us, thank you for choosing to stay with us and giving us an opportunity to show you the kind of service we are willing to give our valued guests. The appreciation you have for the overall cleanliness, the convenient location as well as the great customer service is indeed inspiring and heart-warming. Rest assured that we will always seek to further excel in the delivery of our services. We hope to see you again very soon.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Clovis, New Mexico
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

I have stayed at this property almost everytime I have traveled to Albuquerque (several times a year) since 2006. The staff is consistent and they really go the extra mile to as far as remembering details and making it feel like home. I noticed on my recent stay in early December that they have a new Wi-Fi system that is much faster and has a stronger signal. The rooms were refreshed about a year ago with new furniture, carpet, and wall decor. Overall this I am consistently happy with Econo Lodge Downtown and find them to be an outstanding value and a warm, welcoming place to stay! Kelly (the female half of the owners) and her crew really take pride in the property and she always makes a point to come out and welcome me back when I stay there.

Room Tip: The upstairs room closest to Central is very nice in my opinion but I think it is also the one where...
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Green Features: If you are staying more than one night they have good policies in place to limit towel and sheet washing if desired.
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jrlavine
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Sean J, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
It is an honor to continually serve you then and now, thank you for being our inspiration to always seek excellence in everything we do. We wish to let you know that our dedication to serve you is beyond compare and you can be assured that we will give you nothing but the best service there is to offer at all times. The notice you gave with regards to the high speed internet, the reliable staff and the overall comfort you felt while staying with us is indeed heart-warming. Thank you for constantly choosing to stay with us. We at Econo Lodge Downtown, couldn’t be more excited to serve you again on your next visit to the area. We hope to see you soon.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

i went to albuquerque for a funeral so i thaught mit was going to be depressing,well i must say your hotel was the most pleasnt and clean place ive ever been. and the people there were very pleasnt always very helpful. anytime i had a question or needed anything i always got a smile and of course very prompt. there mwas a girl at the front desk teressa i believe. always pleasnt and ill never forget the way she spoke as if she knew me for years that was nice and i felt so comfortable after we spoke. it made it so easy to enjoy my visit i didnt want to leave my nice quiet clean room. unfortuneatly i had to leave but ive desided to go on a extra vacation just to go to the one place that really felt like home... thats right my friends your hotel is the most wounderful place ive ever been and im telling the world me and my friends will never stay anywhere else!!!!! so again thank you for a wounderful experiance.

Room Tip: well i dont smoke so ask for non smoking otherwise all the rooms are wounderful
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank alison r
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Sean J, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
The inspiration we get from hearing your wonderful feedback is the driving force why we pour out our hearts into ensuring that our guests get nothing but the best service there is we can offer. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and making the effort to share to us your wonderful hotel experience. Our goal is to give you excellent service, and you can count on us to work harder than hard to attend to your needs at all times. Thank you for all your appreciation and recommendation, we certainly look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Stayed for one night; chose because of downtown location. Friendly staff, beautiful large and clean room with all the amenities. The full hot breakfast was a nice bonus. Very easy to get to the old town and then back onto the highway. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dennpete
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Sean J, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
It brings us immense joy to know that we have served you well, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your heart-warming appreciation. It is indeed our goal to make the stay of our guests a pleasant one to remember. The liking you expressed with regards to our great room, the reasonable price as well as the staff and the breakfast served gives us more reason to strive harder than hard to further excel in the delivery of our services so that we can always keep our customers happy at all times. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we sincerely hope to serve you again very soon.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Clerk was accommodating and gave me a larger room for same price. Unfortunately the Wi-Fi in my room did not work at all. I asked for a different room but was refused. It so happened that the internet technician was at the motel repairing the internet. He insisted that my laptop was broken and that his Wi-Fi connection is working fine. I found out later that there is desktop pc in the front desk area that can be used by guests. Wi-Fi was working near the check-in desk but nowhere else. Very funny as the giant billboard out front advertises "FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET".
What a joke!

Breakfast consisted of bread, danish, fruit and cereals. Danish pastries tasted like curry and onions.

Room Tip: Make sure that your Wi-Fi works in your room before you pay.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Kermit D
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Sean J, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
We are certainly open for constructive feedback and we wish to let you know that all your comments and words of encouragement inspires us to continue our effort for service excellence. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention, for this will greatly aid us in improving our hotel services in total. The feedback regarding the problems you encountered with the internet connection is indeed troubling. We would like to sincerely apologize for our shortcomings, and we assure you that this issue will be subject for evaluation so that proper modifications will be implemented. We hope that we may be given a chance to better serve you should you reconsider and stay with us again in the future.
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New Mexico
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I love this hotel. Period. The staff is the friendliest I've found in any Albuquerque hotel. The Econolodge is old; there is no getting around that. And the breakfast is not fancy. But, they are constantly upgrading things: from bedding to plumbing fixtures, etc. You can't beat the rate anywhere, and frankly I'll take the attentive staff over hotel breakfasts any day.

ESPECIALLY if you're in ABQ with family/friends in one of the downtown hospitals, this is a great place. It's close, safe, quiet. We've now stayed in about 5 Choice properties in ABQ and one that was not a Choice affiliate.We'll stick with this one - MY Econolodge - from now on.

Room Tip: It's an old hotel, and some of the rooms host pets. If you're allergic, look at the room, fi...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank Kate W
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Sean J, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Kate, thank you for your kind words. We love having you hear!! Hope to see you again in the future.
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

My room smelled like some dog pee'd all over the place. We came to Albuquerque for one night and only needed the place to sleep so I guess you get what you paid for applies here. If you're looking for a place with a spa, fitness center, legit breakfast than look elsewhere.

Also it annoys me that none of the cleaning ladies speak English. So it's hard to communicate what I want without using gestures and having me do interpretive dance to get what I want.

Room Tip: If you're looking for a place to crash for one night then this is your room. If you're look...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank trojanOOF
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Sean J, Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at our hotel. I assure you that your concerns will we addressed appropriately and I hope that you can give us another chance in the near future.
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Property: Econo Lodge Downtown
Address: 817 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3605
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Econo Lodge Downtown Albuquerque hotel near the Albuquerque Convention CenterThe Econo Lodge® Downtown is conveniently located less than one mile from the Albuquerque Convention Center and the University of New Mexico. This Albuquerque, NM hotel is close to popular attractions like the Albuquerque Aquarium, the Rio Grande Zoo, historic Old Town Albuquerque and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.The Albuquerque International Sunport airport is three miles away. The surrounding area offers a variety of entertainment venues, shopping centers and eateries. The hotel is close to several restaurants and cocktail lounges, including the Artichoke Café, McDonald's, Milton's Family Restaurant and Coaches Sports Grill.Superior hotel accommodations include:Free continental breakfastFree local callsFree coffeeOutdoor heated poolPet-friendly hotel (stay fee applies)This Albuquerque, NM hotel also provides business travelers with additional conveniences like large work desks and access to fax services.All spacious guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers and coffee makers. Some rooms feature balconies. Non-smoking and handicap accessible rooms can be requested.Ample parking is provided on the premises and can accommodate most vehicles and trucks.The Econo Lodge Downtown offers ideal accommodations, friendly customer service and affordable rates, with easy access to all Albuquerque, New Mexico attractions. ... more   less 
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