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“This motel is reasonably priced, clean and convenient to excellent eating places.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Carefree Inn

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Carefree Inn
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Elyria
oxford Connecticut
1 review
“This motel is reasonably priced, clean and convenient to excellent eating places.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2010

I was pleased with the EconoLodge because it was reasonably priced, quiet, with a refrigerator, micro wave, coffee pot, TV and access to an internet. The mall and restaurants were acrossed the street. It was everything that I needed for a nice couple of days stay. I recommend this motel with pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Hillsdale, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2010

The room had everything you needed. The receptionist was very delightful and acccommodating. Nice Experience!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2010

My 8 year-old son and I were driving from Chicago to the East Coast. Near midnight, I approached Elyria OH and called several hotels listed on my car's GPS - some were booked, some had only smoking rooms. Just as I exited the Ohio Turnpike, resolved to having a smoking room, I saw the EconoLodge sign at the first right turn. The desk clerk was courteous and quick. They had a clean, non-smoking room with 2 double beds (and HBO, which kept my son happy in the morning) - at a lower price than every other hotel I called. Breakfast in the morning was sufficient and the coffee was legit.

I would highly recommend this hotel for those passing through Elyria.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2010

We stopped for the night on our way to Illinois. It was a nice experience.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2010

stayed here on my way to NYC. bed did seem a little on the firm side, but just comfortable enough to sleep good. the floor felt hollow almost like walking on the moon.
every step i took, the floor would almost bounce. it was clean for me.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled solo
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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2010

My wife, child and I were passing through and needed to stop for some late night shuteye. The price was right and the room, though simple, was safe and provided a great night sleep. The complimentary breakfast was a very simple fare, and I have seen much better for much less, but the place served our purposes well. I would recommend it for travelers seeking a night's sleep while on the road. I wouldn't recommend it for people who are looking for a great "get-away."

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Dutchess County, NY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

This hotel has a terrific location. only minutes off I-80, large rooms and a friendly staff. Unfortunately, it goes downhill quickly from there. The beds were extremely firm and uncomfortable, the carpet was in desperate need of cleaning, and while the bathroom looked clean, it had a peculiar smell that forced us to run the exhaust fan overnight. We also killed bugs on the ceiling and in the bathroom.

Also, we were awakened around 1:30 AM by screaming in the room next door, and the sound of someone trying to come in through the adjoining room door. We were awakened again at 3:00 AM by screaming outside our room.

The property advertises free wireless internet, but be aware that this is limited to the hotel lobby only. If you get a room close to the lobby you have a chance to pick up a weak signal, but this is spotty at best.

If you're traveling with your family, it's probably best to choose another hotel. If you must stay here, ask for a room without a connecting door to the adjoining room.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Carefree Inn

Property: Carefree Inn
Address: 523 Griswold Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Region: United States > Ohio > Elyria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Elyria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Carefree Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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Econo Lodge Elyria
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Carefree Inn Elyria, Ohio

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