We were in town for a dog show and were told to stay at the Econo Lodge in Fletcher by our kennel club.
It was very conveniently located to the show site; however, the room itself was extremely dirty and rundown.
My husband's comment was that it was "like camping" which should give you a general idea of the setting.
The cons: The carpet was filthy (I mean to the point of always wearing either socks or shoes); carpeted baseboards were peeling off of the walls; bedspreads & blankets were thin, worn out, ancient & dirty; bathroom could stand to be scoured. The communal trashcans were overflowing--they knew they were sold out over the dog show weekend, so one would have thought they would keep up with the trash removal rather than let it overflow to the point of guests stacking their trash next to the trashcan--pretty gross not to mention the smell that accompanied all of the waste. They still use little bars of soap--better off bringing your own soap/body wash, shampoo, handsoap, etc. The beds are pretty darn bad--low spots, high spots, in areas you can feel the springs--and the pillows are extremely hard & lumpy. No covering over the boxspring, which just seemed weird & unprofessional, nor was their a mattress cover, which kind of skeeved us out as there's no telling what all has been on that surface/fabric. Headboards were so dusty that I had to wipe them down.
The pros: It was as advertised--the room we reserved had 2 beds, was dog friendly, had a fridge & all the other basics of a hotel room, and it did have a very nice pool & pool area. There's a ton of grass for dog walking, which is great for those with dogs. The office/lobby area was quite clean and the person on duty for checkout on Sunday was very friendly and helpful. (I should note that the poor woman who was dealing with Friday night check-ins was overwhelmed and had to deal with some not-so-nice guests who basically put her over the edge and into a pretty foul mood; fortunately for me, my husband had to interact with her; however, she got us checked in quickly which we appreciated.) It's very conveniently located to restaurants (McD's, Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, Lone Star Steakhouse) and shops (Target--which does sell some groceries even though it's not called a SUPERTarget--Michael's, Big Lots, Marshall's, Lowe's, Pier One, Old Navy, World Market); which is nice when you aren't staying at a place that has a kitchen, although our room did have a functioning dorm-size refrigerator. The A/C unit worked well.
In short, if you're not a complete germaphobe and can overlook certain items (as mentioned in the cons above), the Econo Lodge in Fletcher is fine for a night or two.
The location really is the selling point!
Note: We had friends in rooms closer to the pool that appeared to be more up to date, so ask to be near/facing the pool!
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- Also Known As:
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