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Econo Lodge Downtown
Ranked #81 of 105 Hotels in Colorado Springs
Englewood, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“"Meh" at best”
Reviewed 19 March 2009

When I checked in I was obviously checking in with my girlfriend. We asked for a room and when we went up to see the room it had two twin beds in it instead of a king. I went down and talked to the attendant and he said that all the king bed rooms were sold out. You would think someone would mention that when a person is checking in with their significant other.

The "High-speed" internet was extremely slow, so slow that after a few minutes of trying I gave up on it all together.The beds were not all that comfortable, the sheets came off very easily. The pillows were flat and the mattress was hard.

The hotel is pretty close to the downtown area. It was about a 15-20 minute walk from quite a few restaurants and stores so that was a definite PLUS. The water pressure was decent and we had warm water to go along with it.

I would say that if you are looking for one or two nights in a decently priced hotel and you don't intend on spending much time in the hotel room, then this would probably be the place for you. Otherwise, I'd look somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, England
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Reviewed 1 March 2009

The Econo Lodge was a hotel, with a motel feel near downtown Colorado Springs. It’s a 15 walk from restaurants and bars. The hotel is basic, but cheap. It’s clean and perfectly ok for a couple of nights, but after staying 4 nights the problems start becoming very noticeable. For example, the heating is inadequate. Each room has a wall mounted heater and air cooler. If you turn the heater on the air in the room becomes mega dry, and very quickly the room becomes mega hot. If you don't turn the heater on, you freeze to death. The heater front cover also kept falling off which was annoying.

We stayed in rooms with 2 queen beds, with a maximum of 4 people per room. It was annoying that there were only 4 rubbish pillows. The hotel needs to provide better/more pillows.

The breakfast is situation in the reception. The breakfast is very basic and designed to take away. There is no real seating.

Overall it was ok. Nothing special. I'd probably check out other places in future next time when I'm in the area.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 December 2007

My family rented two rooms at this property, one smoking and one non-smoking. Both were excellent and clean. This is an older motel but seems to have been taken care of over the years. Internet access works well. Continental breakfast is a good, light start for the day. We had good water pressure and hot water in both rooms, which were in different wings. Beds were comfortable. Good value. Front desk was helpful and courteous.

  • Liked — Room was very comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Econo Lodge Downtown
Address: 714 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1008
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Region: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Colorado Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #81 of 105 Hotels in Colorado Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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