The main reason why this earned 2 "dots" instead of 3 comes down to this: we asked for a non-smoking room, and the room we got was what I expected -- an old room that smelled like it was smoked in years ago and just retained it. Or, more likely, someone was smoking below because the bathroom smelled the worst. Naturally, my allergies quickly erupted. It was 1am, and my friend and I decided to stick with it. We had 2 nights to stay here but were out most of the day.
We got in around 1am, and the lobby door, although locked, said "Knock for assistance." We knocked, and the late night manager, who was sleeping on the couch in the lobby with his (hopefully) wife or girlfriend on another couch. The price for a room with 2 beds, with a AAA discount, came out to about $62 per night. Expensive for the quality, but I still think it was one of the cheapest in the area. My bed was awful (room 220), but it was relatively quiet and I still slept okay. The heater was super old, not entirely effective for just a little warmth, and too loud to keep on. I slept in a sweatshirt.
Breakfast in the lobby in the morning consisted of Frosted Flakes and coffee. A small refrigerator (which we had to unplug at night because it was so loud), microwave, and coffeemaker were included in the room, as well as cable on an old TV.
If I were to return to the area, I think I'd pay more for a room that smelled smoke-free.
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- Econo Lodge Conveniently located off Interstate 40, the Econo Lodge® hotel in Russellville offers easy access to Arkansas Tech University and Arkansas River Valley Arts Center. Our pet-friendly discount hotel in Russellville is also convenient to Downtown Russellville and a host of other attractions, including: - Lake Dardanelle State Park - Arkansas River - Bona Dea Trails - Mount Nebo Our beautiful surroundings are filled with a wide assortment of outdoor attractions including boating, canoeing, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hunting and volleyball. We also offer boat charging. After a day of fun exploring the area, relax and enjoy amenities like: - Free Easy Starts™ continental breakfast - Free WiFi - Business center - Free coffee - Free parking If you forgot any necessities like toothbrushes or razors, please contact the front desk for a replacement. All guest rooms offer a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee, and a table and chairs. The Econo Lodge is your easy stop on the road. Hotels in Russellville like ours provide a great place to stay while providing some of the best hotel rates around. Book now! ... more less
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