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Econo Lodge Montpelier
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Montpelier
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“An old converted office block.”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This old converted office block is terrible. Rude, unwelcoming staff is just the start. I stayed 2 nights & was extremely disappointed.The uneven corridor floor absolutely stinks. Its the old carpet that's rotting away that's causing the smell. The breakfast was edible but in such a small dining room - it's a joke. The " dining room" is behind the front desk & consists of 2 round table to seat 4. there are fixed wall benches so that you can stare closely at the wall. A sign displayed states " More seating available upstairs ". I inquired. You have to carry your breakfast through the front desk, walk upstairs ( there are no lifts ) and sit out of the way. Really poor.!!! I questioned this practice with the elderly Asian male on reception. He just shrugged his shoulders, looked away and answered a ringing phone. Ultimate rudeness. They were delivering a load of new beds when I was present. All the stained broken ones were left for guests to view. I am not a snob by any means & can cam in the woods. Which would have been far more enjoyable. What a stinky, unhelpful dump. DON'T GO HERE !!!!

Room Tip: Room outside in the fresh air - is far preferable. !!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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mark g, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Montpelier, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
I'm sorry you didn't have a good stay with us . As i have stated with other reply's that we are constantly improving and having a shipment of brand new pillow top mattresses and box springs is just one example. the old ones was not busted and was given to the local homeless shelters for free. Our staff have gotten rave reviews on service and hospitality in the past .
So maybe a economy brand hotel wasn't the best choice .
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Round Rock, Texas
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We thought we'd "save" some money and kept trying to give this place the benefit of the doubt. The place smelled so bad it literally gave me a headache and caused my allergies to flare up. We actually stayed for 4 nights and that was a mistake, but we reserved this room via Priceline and so had already paid in advance. The beds were never made and the room and bathroom wasn't cleaned. The room was dusty and dirty. There was a nearly 2" wide and 1.5" deep gap between the carpet and tile in the door way of the bathroom where the transition was missing. The musty smell led me to believe there was a mold problem. We bought air freshener and burned a candle and it didn't help. There is no elevator. The iron had something black melted on it that I didn't notice until it melted onto a piece of my clothing. The toliet flushed once and then the tank didn't refill so you couldn't flush it again. We reported it as soon as we noticed it and it took 36 hours for it to be repaired. During this time, we had to keep the tank lid off and manually adjust the float in the tank. All and all, one of the worst experiences I've had in a hotel. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone I know and I will never stay there again myself.

Room Tip: There isn't a good room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kansas City
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

After checking into this hotel I asked for a luggage cart. "We don't have luggage carts". Since our room was on the second floor I asked where the elevator was. "We don't have any elevators". I asked for a roll away bed. "We don't have roll-away beds". The first five minutes gave me a negative opinion of this hotel.
The entryway was attractive with curved wooden stairs on each side of the reception desk.We had a large room that was clean and nicely decorated. The decor was colonial style with thick comforters on the beds. The bathroom was humongous with a large dressing area.
Apparently this facility is undergoing renovations as some rooms were colonial and others were more modern style. It is obvious that they are cutting as many corners as they can while renovating as the floorboards under the carpet were not even and the bathroom door was cut crooked, requiring a good shoulder/hip bump to open. No hair dryer in the bathroom but I think one could be acquired from the front desk upon request.
Our iron did not work so we took it to the desk & they gave us an iron with a missing dial that was also broken. When the second iron was returned they acquired a working one from another room.
The ice machine was broken so they had a styrofoam cooler in the lobby with ice. Any incidentals that you might need (combs, toothbrush, etc) were available in a vending machine in the lobby for $1 or more.
Breakfast left a lot to be desired. The only hot item was scrambled eggs, otherwise it was the usual fare of cereal, toast, juice, etc.
The hotel was quiet and we slept well. The only reason we stayed four nights was for that the cost was more than half of other local hotels. The next time I visit Montpelier I will not stay at this hotel unless it is the only one available.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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mark g, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Montpelier, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Hello Sheri. We are so sorry you had a rough stay with us as that day was one i too would like to forget. If anything could go wrong , it did on that day.. But i'm happy to say that we installed a new water cooled ice machine (which means no noise).
As we are a small hotel, We are limited in space to store cots. But we have picked up a few air mattresses for the next time. I will also look into getting a cart for the 2nd floor or our staff is always happy to carry the luggage to your room

Mark G
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n shore, MA
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

do NOT stay here - smells VERY musty, is barely clean & wouldn't be surprised if there's mold too! old rooms, old furniture - even had fans in the hallways - as if that was going to get rid of the horrendous smell!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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vidor
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I would NOT recommend this place to anyone! Dirty,dingy and yucky...keep driving! Besides all that when we opened the hall door to go up to our room a mouse ran down the hall ahead of us and ran under one of the benches in the hall. Personally I was more bothered by the dirty dingy room than the mouse! We chose not to eat breakfast !

Room Tip: Stay elsewhere!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The room was clean, although it looked slightly older. The price was very reasonable and I paid $68 including taxes for the AAA rate. It is an easy 10-15 walk to downtown Montpelier. This way you can explore Montpelier and visit places without having to worry about feeding a parking meter. I would definitely stay again when visiting Montpelier.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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mark g, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Montpelier, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Thank you for your positive review and look forward to seeing you next year. We are constantly making improvements to the hotel and I'm sure you will like them.

Mark G
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

I'll admit we like nicer hotels (Marriott, HIE, new Best Westerns) but this was extremely disappointing. For $120 we stayed in a dingy room with peeling wallpaper and little/no amenities. And I would disagree with the last reviewer that the staff made the stay. I think they were condescending and arrogant. I'm a biker (who'll stay almost anywhere during vacation) and a business traveller (mostly 4-5star hotels during work). I'll never stay here again. If you're a Norwich parent, do some research on some local Northfield options.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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mark g, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Montpelier, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
I'm Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at a economy brand hotel which is what Econo Lodge is. We try to make up with high guest service and a comfortable clean room. A 4 to 5 star hotel during this time of year would run you three times more then what you paid staying with us. We also have many Norwich families stay with us year after year.

As for amenities , We offer frig and microwave in about all rooms
summer time we offer free bottle water, free toothpaste and brush , 24 hour coffee.
during the fall we offer Vermont hot apple cider , cheese and crackers along with Vermont maple sirup and three types of Vermont Apples.
and next winter we are hoping to be able to give discounted lift tickets to the many skiers we get each winter looking for low cost lodging
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Property: Econo Lodge Montpelier
Address: 101 Northfield St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3407
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Region: United States > Vermont > Montpelier
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Montpelier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge Montpelier 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Econo Lodge is located in the heart of Vermont and the capital city of Montpelier. Conveniently located to all ski areas and only 45 minutes from Burlington and local attractions , clean rooms and friendly and courteous staff await your arrival. Free Full continental breakfast with hot eggs ,free WiFi in all rooms along with flat screen TV's . ... more   less 
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