We stayed one night at the Econo Lodge of Conway, SC. I had booked a room and held it with my credit card as I have done many times in the past for multiple other hotels/motels. No other hotel/motel has EVER run my credit card a full 24 hours before I even arrived at the motel - yet, when I checked my bank, the charge was there as a pending transaction a full 24 hours prior to me even arriving at the hotel. So, I called the motel directly and was told they always run the credit card to find out if it is good or not. So, first of all, they knew the card was a good one before I even arrived. So, here's the kicker - once I arrived to check in, I was informed they wanted a copy of my credit card and a copy of my ID; they didn't just want to check it, they wanted a hard copy of each one. NEVER have I had any other hotel/motel do this - check it, yes, but, not copy it to keep it. They had already run my credit card, why did they need a copy of my credit card and a copy of my ID? The answer is - they don't. This gave me a bad feeling and I refused to give permission for my credit card to be copied -- to sit around somewhere for someone to pick up and use again. Since this is their standard policy, we will NOT be staying here again. Buyer beware - hang on to your credit cards and ID's and refuse to provide a copy, because, once they've already run it, they don't need to have a copy of anything else. The credit card and all your information they could possible need is in their system.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Econo Lodge, a Myrtle Beach Hotel, is located in the heart of historic Conway, South Carolina just minutes from Coastal Carolina University, sunny Myrtle Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Come enjoy our newly renovated rooms and convenient location for shopping, dining, entertainment and all that historic Conway has to offer. Enjoy home cooked meals in our restaurant and a free continental breakfast for registered guests each morning in the motel office. ... more less
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