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“Poor Reception, no room service, continental breakfast a real FARCE.” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Ozone Park
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Poor Reception, no room service, continental breakfast a real FARCE.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2010

A major concern is the copying of Mrs. Allen,s credit card and PASSPORT ????. These copies MUST BE DESTROYED. If any advantage is taken from this information to enter Mrs Allen's privacy the investigation will start at the hotel. When paying $140.00 one expects decent service and respect. Using towels etc. twice in a hotel is unheard of to me and a continental breakfast, in the rear entrance lobby, with no where to sit is nothing less than disgusting. The meal was cerial, choice of two, dry looking pastries not at all appetizing. In ending this review I must say that I have stayed in a Canadian Econo Lodge which was very nice.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ken061
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2009

We booked two rooms at the Econo Lodge in Ozone Park over Columbus Day weekend. While checking in we were immediately concerned when we noticed that the check in desk was surrounded by a plexiglass barrier. If the workers don't feel safe well, how could we expect our safety. Out in the parking lot, the cleaning ladies argued with the manager that they weren't going in to a room that was located off the parking lot to clean it. It appeared that there was something terribly wrong in the room. With no other choice, we brought our bags up to our rooms to be greeted by a strong urine odor in the room. The window was wide open and the air on full blast but the odor out powered the motels attempt to get rid of it. We left immediately and prayed that our belongings would be there when we returned. We returned late that night to find a scarier neighborhood than we originally realized. There were no less than three different groups of people sitting in various cars in the lot.....none of whom were guests. We were nervous to get out of the car and equally afraid that our car would be gone in the am. In the middle of the night both of our rooms received four phone calls claiming to be the front desk asking personal information. ..such as if we were alone. Our peephole was filled with tissue so we couldnt even check to see if someone was standing outside of our door. It was clear from the nature of the calls that some type of prostitution was going on from with in the hotel. Morning came and my sister was greeted with a cockroach sitting on her toiletries. We checked out only to find that the room that the cleaning ladies refused to clean was still being cleaned ....throwing away bedding, etc... This was a terrible stay at the Econo Lodge....we are shocked at this franchise.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank moonshadow1
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Lake Placid
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2008

It was a low-life, disgusting hotel. The whole cover for the light in the bathroom fell on my head. When I told the front desk, they said 'oh'. I asked for a taxi in the morning and they sent someone from their family and tried to get 35 dollars for a short ride to JFK airport. Their website is inaccurate, it's in a run-down, shabby neighborhood, some 'working' girls were making a lot of noise at 4 am--outside the hotel and then inside. NEVER stay here.

  • Liked — NOTHING
  • Disliked — disgusting
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank cladoyle11
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California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2008

If you read this and still stay at this hotel, you'll reap like I did. But I am begging you, DO NOT STAY.

First, I was over charged in 'error' at check in. It was corrected only after I raised a stink.

Second, this place is frequented by johns and prostitutes. I saw with my own eyes. The staff rent the rooms in low increment hours to people who live in the neighborhood (what does that tell you?).

Third, the first room I tried to sleep in reeked of urine and amonia, the second one, smelled more of amonia then urine. These smells were extremely strong. Since the amonia was winning and it was late I stayed there. Imagine trying to eat your dinner with those smells? Carpet and walls were stained as well.

Fourth, if you have a heavy suitcase and/or handicaped and there is no availability downstairs, you are in trouble. No elevators. (In fact, watch out for that at any non-four star place you stay).

This is a no brainer.

Stay Away and spend the money for a decent hotel.

  • Liked — Leaving
  • Disliked — The room
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank myopinonCalifornia
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the Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2008

We stayed in this hotel for the last 3 nights in NY last year.
The price was ok, but the service and the rooms were poor.

The room was quite dirty, stains on the walls and floor.
The bed was clean.
The bathroom was dirty also.

There was one bad working lock on the door, so we had to put all of our suitcases before the door, in order to keep it closed.
The neighbourhood looked not so good, but we walked to the subway and back a few times and there were no problems!
The people in this neighbourhood we met were friendly!

To be honoust, I would never go to this hotel back again, never!
I rather payed 3 times the rate, before I would go back.

  • Liked — The price and close to JFK
  • Disliked — Dirty rooms, noise, poor locks on the door and window, smell etc...
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank BoerkeUSA
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Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2008

Well me and 2 of my girlfriends were returning from a lovely Bahamas cruise and our flight home got diverted to NYC to our surprise! We were excited to stay in such an awesome city!

At the airport we didnt have any luggage, just our carry-on. We phoned every hotel/motel in the area and nothing was available. We called the Econo Lodge in Queens. They said they are a family hotel. Like a previous reviewer mentioned, this place was a hopping spot after midnight! It was gross. We could hear the clicking of heels walking every 10 minutes and people outside our door. We even found a bedbug (gross!)

Needles to say, we brought everything with us and headed to NYC via cab until 3:30am and only stayed until 6am. I don't think we even slept...

To top the whole experience off, in the morning we saw a prostitute and her "boss" leaving in a car that came to get them!

DO NOT STAY HERE! Especially females!

  • Liked — Leaving!
  • Disliked — The Whole Experience!
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank YochCanada
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2008

We stayed here after arriving in the late night to JFK, going to NYC in the morning. We also stayed here on our last evening as we had an early morning flight. It was a short taxi ride to between JFK and the hotel. It was cheap looking and very basic on the busy Rockaway Boulevard.

The check in staff were quite dull and uninterested. We found our own way to the room up a tight staircase and corridor, opening the wooden door with a traditional yale key. The first room was a good size, with a desk, lamp and chair. There was a distinct smell of damp that was quite unpleasant. The room did have an air conditioning unit but this was quite noisy. A busy road meant it wasn't a good idea to have the window open. The walls seemed sturdy but there was some noise from a neighbouring room. It may just have been loud TV though. This room was clean and the bed was comfortable enough. The bathroom was in average condition, again being quite well kept, see picture.

The second room we had (on our departing night) smelt even stronger of damp and was in a dirty and dusty condition with stains on the carpets and walls. The plumbing made a lot of noise with the bathroom being in bad repair. Room size was ok but not spacious. Both rooms had drawers, bedside tables and lamps, a phone and 21" TV with a good range of channels.

There is a clean, tidy communal kitchen area with a microwave, hot water, vending and ice machines and this is where some basic breakfast food is left. The orange juice, biscuits, coffee, muffins, pastries and other condiments were all fresh and good quality to grab on our way out.

The area did seem a little questionable, but we didn't see or hear any problems. In fact the people in the shop and the pizza take out across the road were very friendly and it was cheap. The Metro (Rockaway Blvd A) is a mile away along Rockaway Blvd, a good 20mins with a case.

In conclusion, for the price we paid it was OK. The first room was good except for the damp smell, which subsided with the air con. The bathroom and facilities were good. The second room was smaller and in a bad state of cleanliness and repair. The photos are of the first, better room

  • Liked — Close to JFK, has good food shops around it
  • Disliked — Dirty, dusty room and damp smelling
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank KlickingKarl
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 11318 Rockaway Blvd, Ozone Park, NY 11420-1900
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Region: United States > New York > Queens > Ozone Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Ozone Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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