There's not a whole lot to like about the Killington Econolodge. Sure, it's got character… but it's not the kind of character that inspires awe or wonder. Let's be frank, this place is cheap, conveniently located and clean. Other than that, it's a dump.
I stayed in a second floor double for two days and they were somewhat trying. The econolodge lacks what, in my humble opinion, are the most important things a hotel can offer.
First of all, the ability to change the goddamn temperature. I've never stayed at a hotel before that didn't have a thermostat in the rooms, especially a hotel that's a branded franchise of a national chain. Nevertheless, if you don't like the climate in your room, too bad. Opening a window in the dead of winter and trying to achieve the delicate balance of the too-hot, hotel-wide heating and the frigid outside air is really your only option.
The second problem I had was the wireless internet access. And that -- it sucked. And by that I mean that it was spotty at best, and downright nonexistent at worst. The latter was the case for most of my stay. When I stay at a hotel, I'm basically there to sleep, and when I have down time to kill. The way I generally do that is by taking care of some mundane tasks like email checking and internet browsing. If I can't do that for some reason, I get considerably irritated.
The bottom line is that, even for a cheap overnight stay during a busy time of year in a ski resort town, this place doesn't make the cut. Stay somewhere -- anywhere -- else.
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Killington Area Hotel Mendon
- Econo Lodge Mendon
- Econolodge Killington Area
- Mendon Econo Lodge
- Budget Host Killington Lodge Vermont/Mendon