When we stayed at the Erie Econo Lodge in August 2014, it was the third time for our family in the past five years. Although the rooms are starting to need a bit of updating these days, the hotel is still very nice for the price and the location.
First and foremost, if you're on a family trip with kids, the pool area at this hotel is fantastic. It may be the nicest indoor pool area anywhere around at an Econo Lodge. Inside the high-ceiling atrium is a large pool, a hot tub that is very large as far as hotel hot tubs go, a dry sauna, indoor seating area and an outside patio. Our elementary-aged kids love the pool, even though it could use a more shallow area for the little ones, who may have to stay on the steps or rely on mom and dad to keep them afloat.
For the budget price, the hotel also offers a free breakfast in a large breakfast area. It includes a hot choice such as scrambled eggs and sausage, as well as three waffle makers, toast and other breads, pastries, cereal, juice, coffee and fruit. A very nice selection. When you're traveling with a family, you can't underestimate the cost savings a free breakfast offers.
The standard rooms (two double beds) are on the small side, and could stand to be updated. I overheard one of the workers telling someone that the hotel was in the process of ordering new sofa sleepers, so maybe they are looking at a larger remodel in the near future. Regardless, the hotel is still very clean, well stocked and the free wifi is also very good.
The hotel is located right off of Interstate 90, directly across the street from Spash Lagoon and right along Peach Street, which is the heart of Erie's shopping area that includes multiple shopping plazas, the large Millcreek Mall, every chain restaurant and more. You're also only a few miles away from downtown Erie, and the Presque Isle area. An easy drive on Interstate 79.
- 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