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Econo Lodge Kalkaska
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Kalkaska
Scotia, New York
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104 reviews
60 hotel reviews
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“"Economy" is watchword”
Reviewed 8 July 2010

This motel is old. Nothing is modern. My room did have a refrigerator and microwave and offered WiFi. There was no tub; just a shower. I didn't use it, although it looked clean. The free breakfast was minimal and there was no place to sit, so you had to take your food back to the room. The redeeming feature was the price, which was much cheaper than the better hotels in nearby Traverse City. Still, the price was a lot for so little.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

I stayed here one night on July 10, 2009. The Econo Lodge is located right on US 131 in the town of Kalkaska. It's a two story motel with no elevator only stairs. It's an L- shaped place with plenty of parking for cars and big vehicles. Check in was fast and simple. My room was on the second floor and was a corner room. The stairs to the second floor were very steep. The room was huge with two beds. It also had a mini fridge and microwave. The room was clean and the beds were decent. The pillows however were terrible, super hard. The bathroom was very clean but the colors were outdated on the toilet and shower. Think Fiestaware colors. There was also a so called free breakfast which consisted of assorted breads and coffee and oj. It's better to eat elsewhere for breakfast.
Overall my stay was fine. No smells in the room, tv worked, shower was fine, etc. I wouldn't have a problem staying here again if ever in the area.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 October 2008

I recently made a reservation to stay a this Econo Lodge through Travelocity. Upon arriving to the hotel I learned that it catered to transient and weekly renters. Upon getting my room key I learned that I was not done with the surprises! The bed had visible stains on the mattress pad and comfortor. There were little dead bugs in the bathroom around the perimeter of the sink and the toilet. To top things off the entire motel smelled strongly of moth balls and my individual room had a strong odor that burned my eyes.

I went to the front desk and requested a refund and was told they would not issue one as I purchased through Travelocity. Travelocity refused to refund my money as they stated that the Econo Lodge did not have a written copy of my complaint to them and that the room was cleaned the next day....not sure how this was supposed to resolve my problem.

I ended up driving the twenty minutes to Traverse City to find a room - I would recommend you do the same!

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2008

Please do not waste your money at this hotel. It was old, lacked maintenance, and smelled like mothballs. The walls and furniture in our room were filthy. There was nowhere else to stay in the general area so we endured it.
Do not stay here.

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  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Econo Lodge Kalkaska
Address: 703 N Cedar Street, Kalkaska, MI 49646
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Region: United States > Michigan > Kalkaska County > Kalkaska
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Kalkaska
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Kalkaska 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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