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“O.K. if you need to stay close to downtown”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wormleysburg
Reviewed 5 November 2012

My wife and I were traveling cross-country.
She found this Econo Lodge on her smart phone.
It turned out to be way off the freeway.

It is connected to a "biker" bar.
(My wife and I go to a friendly biker bar about once a month in MN.)
I checked it out to get something to eat.
Not a friendly place.
Also, smoking is allowed in bars in PA.

There are no fast food restaurants in the area.
(we ate some of our on the road packaged snacks)
The room had a slight smell of cigarette smoke.
We almost check out, but were tired so we stayed.

Breakfast muffins, and beverages were in the lobby.
Good; because we were still hungry from the night before.

I understand that this place is close to the downtown area.
If that is where you are going, this place would be O.K.

But don't go out of your way to stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

As far as hotels goes this was a great hotel to stay in. The front desk guy was awesome and had a great knowledge of the area. He recommend us few places to visit and they were great. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfy, and the bathroom was clean. The location of hotel was easy to find. Don't hesitate to stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

ECONO LODGE, WORMSLEYSBURG (PA181) | Rating: **1/2
860, North Front Street, Wormsleysburg, PA. Ph: (717) 763-7686
Stay: Two nights (August 29 and 30, 2012). Rate: $59.95 (average/night incl. tax). Room: 400.

LOCATION: Across the Susquehanna River from downtown Harrisburg. Fine if you have a vehicle, otherwise be prepared to do lots of walking or booking of taxis. The 'F' bus runs right past the hotel, but it only operates early morning and late afternoon. A bar is attached to the hotel, and hosts live bands on weekends. My trip did not coincide with weekend activities there so I don't know how loud the music gets or how rowdy the drinkers might become. During my stay at the hotel the bar was whisper quiet. Next door to the hotel you will find the Yankee Doodle Diner, a real throwback to the diners of the past. I ate there several times and found the meals cheap and the staff friendly.

FACILITIES: the hotel is showing signs of age, and could do do with a makeover. I was in room 400, close to reception. The room was more than adequate for one or two people, and everything worked as intended. The air con was loud, cold, and didn't seem to respond to adjustments in temperature - apart from off and on - but it did work. The WiFi reception was ok but had a tendency to drop out. The free breakfast barely qualified as complimentary. It consisted of lukewarm coffee, small muffins, cheap bread and jelly. Maybe the owners have given up and assumed that visitors would use the diner next door, just as I did.

RECOMMENDED: For traveling salesmen and workers on the road between jobs.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

we're NOT fussy folks, we like clean, well attended,and well run places, we sometimes overlook the obvious clues to shabby places to stay,and are often surprised when we find ourselves quite content in a shabby place because the owners are great,or the staff is great, or the service is great, or the location is great...we ALWAYS try to find some good in places we stay,and without hesitation, we'd say that IF you see this place....keep driving!
The owners try hard I'm sure, and are kind and gentle, but, need to find something ELSE to do, than run a lodging place of this caliber.....it's NOT habitable in it's current state!
I'd STRONGLY suggest passing up a stay at this place....

Room Tip: Don't bother......
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mikeyflowerguy
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

Having had previous positive EconoLodge results, we made reservations for the Econo Lodge at 860, N. Front St., Wormleysburg, PA. At driving in the potted driveway, we parked in front of three windows boarded up with rotting wood and one door framed with it. There were garbage cans turned over in the main entrance and soda paper containers tossed and rolling around in the entry way. When I went into the main lobby, it reeked of tobacco smoke, probably from the construction workers working on the place. There was no one in the lobby, so, after ringing the bell twice, I returned to the car and called Choice hotels requesting a cancellation since the hotel was not ready for "guests". They called the owner who refused to acknowledge it's condition. We had no other choice but to cancel the second night (not protected by the 4pm prior day rule) and make a reservation at a Comfort Inn nearby. This place is disgusting - don't even consider it!

Room Tip: Avoid Harrisburg, what we saw wasn't worth the price of a hotel room.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mellie069
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Run down property attached to a run down bar. Numerous cigarette burns in hallway carpet. Smell of insecticides in hallway. Surprised a national chain would put their name on this hotel.
We cancelled our reservation (without a hassle,the only positive experience) and relocated to a nearby Quality Inn which was far superior.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank bg2038
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

From a beautiful Comfort Suites last night to this dump for 13 cents more!!! Where do I begin? Again, it's non-smoking on the upper level and smoking below. Hard to find. Building in front of hotel is a bar/grill. Building is about 50 yards from a Railroad track that is very busy! Owner barely speaks English. "Continental Breakfast" is just coffee and donuts. Very old and rickety. Room had cobwebs. Very loud bathroom fan which is operated with the light switch..it's amazing the difference in these hotels.

Room Tip: Don't stay here is your best choice!!!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Bellbrat1971
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 860 N Front St, Us 15, 11, Wormleysburg, PA 17043-1024
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Wormleysburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wormleysburg
Price Range: £36 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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