I've been staying in Erie every Monday thru Friday for several weeks for business and decided to try the Econo Lodge to save some money. I saved money, but it wasn't worth the downgrade in quality from the Fairfield.
The Econo Lodge is sufficiently clean, but the carpets look like they haven't been scrubbed in a few years. The hotel has a general faint smell of cigarette smoke and cleaning products. Although my room itself didn't smell of cigarettes, the doors didn't seal well, so the smell of smoke from a nearby room was very strong. In addition, the doors and walls were paper thin, so hallway noises and noise from adjacent rooms was very annoying. The TV was very old and had poor picture quality. The decor was about 10 years out of date.
The breakfast bar is a carb-lovers dream, but if you are looking for healthy alternatives, you are out of luck.
In general, the property is in need of major upgrades and just seems like they haven't done much to it in several years.
There were a couple of positives about this hotel.
The indoor pool looked very nice, although I didn't try it out.
The price was significantly lower than many of the options.
The high speed internet worked fine.
The standard room has a small microwave oven.
I would only recommend this hotel for someone looking for a bargain, especially families who need the basics at a reasonable price and want an indoor pool to keep the kids occupied.
If you are turned off by noisy or dated properties, this is not the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Econo Lodge is located off of Interstate 90 and is adjacent to Splash Lagoon Indoor Waterpark Resort. The hotel is central to most shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities in the Erie area.Hotel amenities and features include:-Hot Continental breakast with fresh made waffles-Free high-speed wireless internet in all guest rooms and public areas-Free transportation to the airport, Presque Isle Downs & Casino and Splash Lagoon Indoor Waterpark resort-Room service daily from 6 to 10 from Applebee's, Famous Dave's, Quaker Steak and Lube and Boston's Gourmet PizzaAll of our guest rooms are spacious and include coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, 60 cable channels plus free HBO and mini fridges in each roomWhether you're traveling to the Erie, Pennsylvania area for business or pleasure, enjoy the superior lodging and friendly staff at the Econo Lodge. Book a room with us today! We enjoy accomodating the everyday business traveler as well as providing a resort atmosphere for families on vacation.Our mission is to exceed our guest's expectations by providing memorable experiences that reflect the care, pride and expertise of our management and associaties!We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Hotel Erie
- Econo Lodge Erie
- Econolodge Hotel Erie
- Erie Econo Lodge