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“Don't Even Think About It”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #32 of 41 Hotels in St. George
Los Angeles, CA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Don't Even Think About It”
Reviewed 14 March 2008

After a spur-of-the-moment decision to see Zion National Park the last week of February 2008, I chose the EconoLodge because it was rated "17" out of "63" hotels in St. George on TripAdvisor that week. What a disappointment. "Econo-dump" is more like it. There are A LOT of hotels in St. George, and I cannot imagine why this was way up there in popularity unless other hotels/motels in the area are simply untried.

The first thing that hit me was the fact that when I arrived--as well as when I left--there was NO ONE at the front desk. Then, once I DID check in, I found the smell of the room appalling. Ah, the dank, pungent aroma of carpet funk--years and years of visitors' shoes covered in red soil ground into the floors FOR EONS. Yes, the place seemed that old, not to mention that it was not particularly clean. Thank god I had brought my air freshener. I was even considering putting earplugs up my nose . . .

There was something crusted on the outside of the dresser drawers, and the insides contained bits of earth of the hiking variety. The blanket was stained. Was there hot water? Of course not. And the bed was like sleeping on a pile of squashed cantaloupes. I stayed there one night, spent the next day at the park and returned to St. George, exhausted, and decided to try a Best Western up the road. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Not only were the front desk personnel present and accounted for, but extremely gracious and understanding. Perhaps because I was a single woman traveling alone, or just because she was simply kind--or because prices at most places were going to nearly double the first week in March--the young lady at the desk gave me a discount because she said I "look[ed] really tired."

Travelers beware: don't be taken in by a low price and a "free continental breakfast." Be prepared to spend just a litle more. It can make all the difference in the world.

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London, England
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58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2007

Stayed here a couple of times on our recent vacation and found it comfortable. First room needed updating but second room was a lot better. Pool was excellent and quite. Breakfast wasn't much but what do you expect for the price.

Stayed August 2007
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Champaign IL
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60 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2007

Great deal. Clean, good beds, fridge & microwave--great for canyon outings. Tub and counter could use remodeling, but for $50, who can complain? Desk attendant was very helpful when I needed an iron and ironing board, though the board was one of those tabletop things--I ended up ironing on the bed. Note from housekeeping asking for tips was tacky. Waffles available for breakfast.

  • Liked — Comfortable, clean, fridge & microwave
  • Disliked — Bathroom
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Irvine, CA
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2007

This is one of the better Econo Lodges in which we have stayed. We stayed for two nights, and then stubsequently for an additional night.

The rooms were decent sized and seemed to be clean. (Not Class A clean room clean, but average motel clean.) The beds were relatively comfortable, the linens OK, and the towels somewhat worn but clean. The air conditioning worked, as did the free wireless internet connection.

The bathrooms were adequate, although water pressure could be a little bit better. (It wasn't terrible, but could use a boost.)

The front desk was helpful when needed, and the continental breakfast (juice, coffee, bagels or doughnuts, waffles) adequate.

This is not the Ritz Carlton. It doesn't pretend to be. It is, however, very well priced in a very competitive town. (There are other cheaper motels nearby, but the reviews were terrible!) If you need a clean place to stay for a few days, you could do considerably worse.

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — Water pressure in shower
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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West Hollywood, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2006

I really liked this Econo Lodge. As a caveat, I must say I'm not one to demand a lot from a motel/hotel. Ninety-nine percent of the time I pay for overnight lodging, I'm just breezing through, and price is the main factor. Bearing that in mind, I found this Econo Lodge to greatly exceed my expectations. The room was large and clean. The internet was blazingly fast and convenient. On top of that, they had a continental breakfast that actually fills you up, and, unlike most other motels, it did not merit the title "breakfast" merely because a few scraps were placed out for a fleeting few moments that were technically edible. Ooh no, they actually had full bins of cereal mills and a fridge full of milk. You didn't have the hassle of opening little packaged boxes either. All you had to do was turn the mill and take as much as you could eat. I did not take advantage of this, seeing as how I stay in shape and don't like to be a greedy opportunist. However, I did actually leave with a full belly and a healthy meal. So, for anyone similarly coming from West Hollywood/Los Angeles on their way to hike in the Zion Canyon / Bryce Canyon area and looking for a convenient overnight stop, this place is a great deal! A+

  • Liked — Internet, breakfast, room size, and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Somehow my expedia.com reservation had not been put into their computer
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2006

The St. George Econo Lodge was fine for a cheap bed, one night stay on our way to Zion. The room was large and reasonably clean (though the bottle of free shampoo in the bathroom had been previously opened). Don’t bother with breakfast - the coffee is alright but there was hardly any decent food to speak of.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed 21 March 2005

We were very pleased with our stay at the Econo Lodge in St. George, UT. We were impressed that we could get internet service in our hotel room at an Econo Lodge (we couldn't get connected at the Hyatt in L.A.)! This is a great place to stay for a night while passing through. Be sure to request room on 2nd floor where you will have a patio and more light in your room.

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Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 460 E Saint George Blvd, St. George, UT 84770-2957
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Region: United States > Utah > St. George
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 41 Hotels in St. George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 53
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