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Econo Lodge Absecon
Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Absecon
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Run away from this roach motel”
Reviewed 14 July 2012

Run for your life, stay far far far away from this disgusting motel. The room is dark, dingy, stinky and very very dirty with a stingy cheap breakfast. The front office is always locked, so no one can get to that cheap breakfast easily. There was no tissue paper, we had to run out to buy our own paper towel, a box of tissue and napkins. They said they ran out of everything. NEVER COME BACK HERE AGAIN.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

We stayed here for two nights in July. The room was clean but dated. They didn't use fitted sheets which made it uncomfortable with everything moving with you. Also the bedspread looked dingy and carpet torn. The staff was very nice and worked hard to keep everything in order. The continential breakfast was basically coffee, donuts and store brought danish. There was sugary cereal. However, it was nothing to write home about. Don't expect much.

It is about 9 miles from Atlantic City on a strip with other hotels which are about equal to the Econ Lodge with the exception of Holiday Inn which looked better. It's good for a night or two if you're just want somewhere to lay your head. I would not stay here if planning a family getaway. We pay about $55 which included tax, so we got what we paid for. That's all we could ask.

Room Tip: Rooms are outside. Ask for room away from garbage dumpster.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Parkertown, New Jersey, United States
1 review
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

I will definitely stay again. Nice hot shower with great water pressure. I have stayed at several hotels on white horse pike this one is by far the best. The staff was very nice! Kevin C

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

I enjoyed my stay very much! I was tired after visiting loved one in hospital. The accommodations was nice. Lots tv channels. Large bed and hot shower. I would come back again, no doubt!

Anna M

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Bayville, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

It's obvious that when the bad reviews were written this place must have been a bit rundown.
Most of the bad reviews go back 3 and 4 years! They should be taken down, because had I read those reviews before we booked we most likely would never had come here. We are so glad we did! We stayed in room 114 the Mermaid theme room, we wound up staying an extra night. Walking into the room we were pleasantly greated by a fresh clean scent. We inspected the bedroom, jacuzzi tub area, and bathroom and were amazed at the cleanliness!
The woman at the front desk was so nice even after we bugged her with a couple of questions about the TV and internet access. She even came to the room to show us how to use the cable. When we decided to stay another day and night she waved the weekend rate for Sat and just charged the tax on the room. We've stayed in some dumps that grossed us out to the point we wouldn't remove our shoes let alone our socks. We can't wait to get away again and will be returning for many more visits. This was one of the cleanest hotels we've been to and we believe you'll think so also!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2011

I can't imagine anyone staying here twice. The room smelled awful, thin walls, there was no box spring, just a thin mattress on a piece of plywood.Our door was 2" from the floor and bugs were coming in. Blow dryer, and alarm clock was broken. The office said 1 price on phone and jacked it up $30 when we arrived! We had to wait 1 hour for the room to be ready. Don't ever bring kids unless you want them up all night listening to people having sex and dogs barking. ONLY BASIC CABLE so movies or HBO The breakfast is a lie also and i read on another website they have a pool-Don't make me laugh They mean at their other property Travelers which is dirtier than this place and thats really saying something. Go down the road to Crystal inn suites, or Best Western/Holiday Inn

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bronx, New York
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Reviewed 8 June 2010

when me and my husband got there expedia had book the wrong room i was so mad i just wantit to come back home i had to pay more to get the room i wantit it was nice the people are but other then that we would stay again the manger was nice about everything.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge Absecon

Property: Econo Lodge Absecon
Address: 306 E White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08205-9565 (Formerly Deluxe Inn Suites)
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Absecon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 25 Hotels in Absecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Absecon 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Econolodge of Absecon is a family owned and operated property that promises a memorable visit to the Atlantic City area.The property features 8 jacuzzi theme suites that bring the visitor around the world, and under the sea....unlike any other room in Atlantic City.Guests can choose from the Roman Garden Suites, the Mermaid Suites, the Jungle Suites, Egyptian Suite, and the Oriental suite, each with hand-painted artwork and spacious jacuzzis. The Econolodge also offers standard king-size and double-bed rooms that boast comfort and quality at the best price. ... more   less 
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