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Rodeway Inn
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Merrillville
Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

We had been driving through a snow storm and had to pull over for the night. After calling various places for their rates and accessibility, this Econo Lodge had a great rate and even had a toddler pack-and-play which other places didn't. The complimentary breakfast was great; bread, muffins, pancake, cereal, etc.
To top it off, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I strongly recommend them!

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

No hand towels in room, front desk furnished towels, TV remote in suite area didn't work, front desk replaced batteries, still wouldn't work. Filthy carpet, worn & ragged chair and couch. xxxxxxxxxxxx




  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Douglas P
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We stayed in this Hotel Aug 5-8. We just needed a place to sleep as we were going to Chicago each day. No elevator in the Hotel, I can't do steps so they gave us rooms downstairs for $4 extra dollars a night. It is a no smoking Hotel my sister has ASMTHA as soon as they opened the room it smelled of smoke. She used her inhaler but took the room. The girl was there and knew someone had smoked in it, said they just charge them. To make a long story short my sister got charged for smoking 160.00 when she got home on here charge card. They will not refund it saying she smoked. My room had an airconditioner leak and a broken lock on the door which they said it would be fixed while we were gone. It never got fixed the whole time we were there. I had to keep the air down to 60 just to get it to cool.
We have called several times to get this taken care of and they now say the help says they saw smoke coming out when they opened the door. They are probably charging everone that goes in that room for smoking (room 142.)
We should of refused the room but those were the only two rooms they had left on the 1st foor and I had make the reservations a week earlier. Next time we will know better.
If you need a hair dryer have to go to the front desk and us theirs. We never thought to take ours.
The rugs are very dirty and it smells.
We can never talk to the manager never available. They won't stay in business long at this rate.
Don't waste your money here.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank bab214
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is one of the worst experiences I've had in a hotel. First, the hotel is extremely dirty. It has a small, very cold pool that I saw them clean by throwing some white powder? over the water. I had fairly high hopes because of some of the positive reviews I saw for the hotel, however, I should have listened more to the negative ones. In my rush to get everyone out the door in the morning I made the mistake of leaving my wedding ring on the coffee table. 1/2 hour later realized this and called the manager, and guess what, the room had been cleaned and no ring was found, What a surprise! Hotel says since I signed the agreement when checking in, they are not liable for forgotten items. If you decide to go, make sure everything is locked up. Very sad way to run a business, good luck!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

This hotel needs work from the carpet to the furniture to the pool area itself. Location was much better when it was Lee's Inn but now the whirlpool suites are gone and the entire needs maintenance. It was much different from the pics on my travel site, the staff is friendly and the basic is basic(toast, bagels, donuts, juice and coffee). I thought it would have improved and so I booked it. Big no no.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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General Manager E, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2013

As General Manager of the EconoLodge Merrillville I want to thank you for posting your review on this site. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with our accommodations and want to assure you that we are in processes of updating our property. I am pleased to hear that our staff did give you good customer service because that is what we always strive for. I hope that you would consider giving us another try in future.

Thank you.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We booked thru Hotels.com and I had an open mind going into the Econo lodge in Merrillville. we just needed a place to lay our heads for the night before going to our next destination. BUT... the beds were so uncomfortable, we hardly slept, the towel rack fell of the wall when we touched the hand towel, the A/C would only work if you held the temperature sensor to make it kick on, the complimentary shampoo in the room was so small it would only work for someone with really short hair... there were three of us! thank goodness we brought our own! My son went in the pool and thought it was a salt water pool - it wasn't!!! there was SO much sweat in it, the water was salty!! YECK! He was only in for a few minutes and went back to the room and took a really long hot shower. One good point about the hotel - There was plenty of hot water. Right after we turned off the lights, I heard a loud noise and my daughter says - did you see that! At the center of the rooms ceiling where the smoke alarm is, The smoke alarm sent out a spark! I didn't see it and it didn't happen again as I watched for the next hour. The rooms are very dated, the WiFi is poor, the carpet is warn and needs replaced, the doors need to be sanded down and repainted because you can see the previous color from all the scratches on them. some of the lights in the hallway were out - ones above the doors as well as the wall sconces. Even thought the rate was inexpensive, I would never stay at this hotel again. It's not worth the money spent when you can't even sleep... Save your money and go somewhere else.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

The staff was very friendly. Light bulbs need to be replaced in the hallways. There was a smell of some sort in the hotel. The furniture was worn out, but the bed was comfortable. The carpet has seen better days also. It would be great if breakfast was left out a little longer. The towels were cheap and there were only three of them. This was our third hotel night in a row and just wanted to get home. Once again the staff was very nice and it looks like the hotel is trying to make improvements. If you stay one exit away you get a much nicer room and pay twice as much.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
Thank Andy H
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Address: 6201 Opportunity Ln, Merrillville, IN 46410-2776 (Formerly Lees Inn Merrillville)
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Region: United States > Indiana > Merrillville
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Merrillville
Price Range: £31 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merrillville, IN Hotel - EconoLodge hotel located in Merrillville, IndianaWith convenient, easy access to Interstate 65, the newly-renovated EconoLodge(R) hotel in Merrillville, IN is the perfect location to reach such destinations as Chicago, Lake Michigan and the many attractions in the far northwest part of Indiana. This Merrillville, IN hotel is near Deep River Water Park, Star Plaza Theatre and the Majestic Star Casino. Indiana Dunes State Park is a short trip east along the shores of Lake Michigan. Guests of the EconoLodge hotel will enjoy the exercise room and indoor heated pool. Other amenities include: Free breakfast, Free wireless high-speed Internet,Free weekday newspaper,Free local calls, cable television, pillow-top mattress, coffee maker, desk. Some rooms offer a refrigerator; hair dryers, irons and ironing boards are available at the front desk. ... more   less 
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