We were looking for a way to shorten a long trip and decided if we could find a place about halfway thru that wasn't too expensive we would leave an afternoon early so that we will be a little more rested when we arrived at our final destination the next day. It might have been because it was in Mississippi or because of the city but the Econo Lodge in Picayune was cheaper than any of the city's past it on our journey. We didn't have long to plan or check but in my quick survey I liked the price but not the reviews but decided that more often than not people only take the time to post bad experiences than good and since at least one good review existed and we really wanted to start early we took the chance. It was easy to find right off the interstate tho the driveway is stuck beside a gas station still well marked. The check in was easy which was good because we were tired, I had reserved it thru Expedia and when first asked how I wanted to pay I said that I should have already been paid and when he looked he said 'Oh yes I see Expedia' He had me sign a reciept that I noticed was $10 less than I had agreed to but I figured the tax or other things would be added by check out to change the amount. We were told of the breakfast and check out hours and given directions to our room - We thought it was odd we were sent to the back of the building when there appeared to be rooms or parking spaces empty in the front but when we arrived in the rear we saw that everyone seemed to be booked back there. Our room was a little hard to spot in the dark since the numbers were not very big but there was a space in front of our room which made unloading a breeze. The room was a standard room no big frills but it did have a fridge and microwave which a room we had recently paid more for did not have these. The room did seem to have a little bit of maybe a smokey smell tho I had requested a non smoking but it wasn't noticeable when we turned the fan on. The carpet and the chair did show some wear but nothing that bothered us. We weren't looking for a place to entertain guests just a place to spend the night and rest up for the remainder of our trip. The pillows did ressemble little marshmallows and since we were trying to travel light we didn't pack our pillows as usual, but eventho they were small both the pillows and bed was very comfortable. We also found a good selection of toiletry samples and a note saying if we had forgotten anything to please check with the desk for other items. We were comfortable for the night and felt safe and hated that we had to leave so early and not enjoy the facilicty. Also we were planning to leave before the breakfast was going to be served. The next morning we loaded up and went to check out and discovered that they had already begun to set out breakfast items so while the check out was being handled we grabbed some for the road. The morning clerk was not sure why the night clerk had not had me sign a sign in sheet and only a reciept but he ran one and then had me sign a check out one, again the lower price was listed but not having the time to get in to a big discussion I decided to check to make sure I did not have a double deduction to my account when I got home (I have seen that the higher of the two prices was deducted and it was still a good deal but I may check farther to see if I am due a discount but that is with Expedia not the hotel) - everything was handled very quickly that morning. And we were off. Now while this hotel was not the grand hotel it also didn't cost me like one either. We needed a room for the night - just to sleep and we didn't want to spend a lot and we found that. There seemed to be many others staying there as well and if we had had more time to spend it would have been fine, we didn't expect brand new carpet for the price that we paid but what we have seen the same furnishings at higher prices as well. If we are ever needing lodging near that area again we will be happy to stay there again - as far as personel both gentleman were not very chatty but they were polite and efficent, you never know what kind of day they might have been thru and why they are in a bad mood but we didn't experience that on our visit. I would reccomend a stay here if this fits your needs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Econo Lodge® hotel is ideally located within one hour of New Orleans and many Gulfport casinos. This Picayune, MS hotel is convenient to area attractions, including the Crosby Arboretum, Honey Island Swamp tours, NASA's Stennis Space Center and Casino Magic. The Crosby Memorial Hospital is minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Picayune
- Picayune Comfort Inn