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“Smelled so bad”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Madison Heights
Henderson, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Smelled so bad”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I had reserved via Choicehotels.com expecting a decent place. After driving all day and checking in to a supposedly "non-smoking" room, I was staggered by the bad smell that hit me when I opened the door. Stale cigarette smell in carpet and linens was really bad. It was so bad it stayed on my clothes for hours.
I packed up my granddaughter and asked for a refund, after 6 days they still haven't refunded me yet :(

If you are reading this and are looking for a room, go to the Quality Inn in Troy.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Janet G
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StephensonMichigan, Front Office Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, 3 March 2013
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

Fast check in, room was clean and quiet good location. Room was well appointed. staff was extremely helpful. Bed was comfortable. Free Wi-fi; coffee in room; plenty of linens for bathroom. will stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank travel u
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Good price, but totally not impressed by the place! We are travelling through the usa and have stayed at many cheap hotels along the way (good and bad - this is the first review i have done though!).. The bed/room gave me several bites throughout the night.. I looked for bugs/mosquitoes/etc but found none.. The fridge had not been cleaned (random large food crumbs/dirt/whatever(?), there was only 1 towel in the king room (and staff could not bring us any, as only one person on shift), both the Jacuzzi, bath tub and sink were dirty - like feet/dirt/hair goo - yuck!
And although checkout was awesomely at 12pm, the house keepers knocked on the door and woke us at 9am AND then opened the door to come in - saw we were still lying in bed, slammed the door and went away, only to come back knocking an hour later!! Not impressed.
I'd like to say the staff were ok but we asked about local attractions eg zoos and were told that they were All boring and uninteresting - not even a 'you could try this one' from the 50 brochers they had on the table - kinda unhelpful, and a downer - surely there is something to do in this area (you live here don't you? - WHY?!!?)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank g b
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windsor ontario canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

This hotel location was excellent. We recently stayed there on a weekend shopping excursion and we were all very suprised considering the reviews shared by others. The beds were comfortable, the room was very clean, and the area was really quiet. Sure, it could use a fresh coat of paint both inside and out, but whatever, the sheets were clean and that's all that mattered to us. The staff was very friendly, mapping out shopping locations for us. Even the kitchen, for the continental breakfast was exceptionally clean...everything sparkled. I would not think twice about staying here again.

Room Tip: They are all ground level, you can drive right up to your door, so any room is good!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank SuePillon
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Palm Beach, Florida
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Got caught in a pinch late one night with car trouble and pulled into this place for a one night stay. Room was old, cold, and probably $19.99 when new 30 plus years ago. Adjusted for inflation and degradation, it should be about $24.99 now. WiFi was inaccessible due to low signal quality. The night manager regaled me with stories about how he held a Masters Degree in Computer Sciences and the signal was not the problem. The reason the WiFi was inaccessible was the -80 dBm signal strength on my meter. Low quality linens, beds, and soaps. Granted, $44.99 is not expensive by any stretch, but this is a very tired hotel and some of the staff are better suited for corrections officer work. Not certain what the guests giving this place an excellent rating are smoking ... but rest assured, it isn't the Marlboro brand ... nothing about this place is very nice, save a few of the staff members.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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3 Thank Michael T
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

The Econo Lodge is our yearly home base for the Woodward Dream Cruise. We return year after year, six and counting. It's nothing special, never experienced bedbug bites like other travelers, close to decent restaurants, (Coney Island a must for breakfast, Outback and Applebee's for dinner). For the Cruisers, I have never hesitated about parking my classic at this place,nor have the other 75 plus people who stay here during the Cruise. There are also parts stores near by, for just in case emergencies. Don't expect a 5-star hotel for 30- 50 bucks a night. It is located in a relatively safe area and is fairly clean, with friendly staff, what more do you need? A basic continental breakfast and coffee are avaliable in the lobby. I have stayed in some sketchy hotels in Michigan, all in all, the Econo Lodge is a decent hotel. and I will continue to stay there.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank ElcaminoRob
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2011

This is a fantastic Hotel, Great Helpful Staff, spent then whole of August here and I will return without a doubt, Staff always willing to help Service was second to none,room always clean tidy (even though sometimes i said i would do it) close to the mall, gas station, McDonalds, Colney Island and a very nice restraunt Applebee's what else could you ask for nothing i would say WELL WORTH A VISIT great rates too

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Thank terry c
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 32703 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights, MI 48071-5527
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Region: United States > Michigan > Madison Heights
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Madison Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 151
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