I chose it because I was planning on flying out on the 3rd day and it was close to the rental cars and it was not so expensive as all the others. Everything was clean and not too many guest either. Grounds were clean. I did not eat breakfast but did have coffee which tasted bad, not very flavored. Huge sign in the breakfast area saying do not take food to the room, which was strange to me because there was a microwave and refrigerator in the room. The door did not close well and kept having to really make sure it was closed and there was no safety latch. My tv remote did not work so a trip back to the office. Staff were nice and gave me another one. They changed the Internet code so another trip back to the office. The place was quiet and clean. Not crazy about it.
I really would like to leave a good review for this hotel since the managers are so friendly. They try hard to please. But, a great review would be inaccurate since the hotel definitely needs to improve.
I have stayed at this Econolodge twice in the past two weeks. The first time was fine- while simple and no-frills, my room was clean and comfortable. So I booked again for another one-night stay a few weeks later.
This time, the room that they gave me had a toilet that leaked. When I called the front desk, they moved me to another room. This second was room also was in disrepair. Three lightbulbs were burnt out and the refrigerator didn’t work. While most of the room was clean, there were spots on the bathroom wall that looked like dried blood! Yikes! In spite of this, I kept this room since the manager told me that it was the last one available.
At 4:00 AM, some drunk guy started banging on my door. While this can happen anywhere, it didn’t help my impression of the Econolodge.
While I understand that Econolodges are cheap, and I don’t expect fancy accommodations, I do think that all rooms should be clean and in good working order! This hotel has a decent rating, but still needs work to really earn a favorable review!
Needless to say, I won’t stay here again.
While doing a 3 month roadtrip, we've stayed in several EconoLodge motels and so can confidently report that this one is below standard. While everything in the room worked, it was obvious maintenance was lacking - wall tiles off bathroom wall, power point dangerously loose in wall, toilet cemented in place with a lack of neatness, and a cockroach infestation (3 sighted in our room over 3 days).
The owners, Choice Hotels, should review this franchise.
I wouldn't suggest this place. I booked online as i usually do, going by pictures and reviews. For the price, it seemed good so i booked. When i got there, i noticed a strip club right in front of the property, not good for a quiet night. The place was dirty and people, who looked homeless were hanging out, in the lobby and outside. The awning says its 12 feet 6 inches, but in reality, it's 14 feet. Parking lot is pretty small. As for the room, it was not clean, found old napkins hiding around, the room looked and smelled so old, holes in the wall, just tore up. They put me on the fourth floor ... and the elevator was broken! Felt like i was on Big Bang Theory, except i had to bring luggage up all those flights! Not good. Even from the 4th floor, it was loud. I could hear horns honking, car alarms going off, street traffic. I'd wish i hadn't booked for 2 nights. I'd pay more for a better place next time.
We arrived for our reservation early, having just flown in on a red eye to Houston Hobby airport, to find that there was no room ready for us, to get some rest. No problem, we opted to take the rental car to a restaurant in downtown Houston for brunch. We got back, 2pm, and checked into our room, number 206, 1 king bed, non-smoking. To say the least, we found it less than desirable. See my pictures. Upon entering the room our first welcome was the smell, the intense odor of cleaning products. The smell never dissipated the entire 16 hours we were in there. And soon after we discovered that the bed covers were stained, the refrigerator had not been cleaned out from a previous tenant's stay, the freezer hadn't been cleaned in who knows how long, and the previous tenant's used toiletries were still in the shower cubbyhole used for soap. And the worst part is, we had prepaid for this room months earlier, no refunds allowed, simply wanting a room near the airport to connect with our next flight after a 24 hour layover, and we had thought to ourselves, how bad could it be? Well, for me this was the worst motel stay in 61 years of life on this planet, and that includes terrible Motel 6 experiences in the southwestern united states. Avoid this place at all cost.