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“Fit the Bill Perfectly”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Lynchburg
San Francisco Bay Area
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fit the Bill Perfectly”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We just needed a comfortable place to stay in Lynchburg for one night, without worrying about bugs, a lot of noise, or run down furniture and plumbing. This motel lived up to its reviews. The room looked newly renovated, was very clean and everything was in good working order. The reputation of the owners and desk staff was also accurate, making the stay a pleasant one. For the price, this is a great value.

I think the person who complained about the "sink in the bedroom" and the exterior door may not understand the difference between a motel and hotel. This motel fits the definition perfectly.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manager_Econo185, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review - as I am playing catch up today since vacations are now done and life is getting back to normal around here, please don't let my delay make you think that your review was not important. I am so happy that you were pleased with your stay and noticed our new renovations, approximately half have already been done, and more to be completed by the end of the year! Our staff (and owners) have a passion for this industry and we try to show it through the way we interact with each and every guest, by treating them like family! We look forward to seeing you in hte future!
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Spartanburg, SC
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Totally agree with other postive reviews. This is an old, exterior corridor property that has been kept in great shape by a caring local management and staff. Very clean, very comfortable, and very friendly. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Manager_Econo185, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write the review - while I usually try to post responses within a few days, I was not able to this time and I am very sorry for that - please don't let that make you feel like your review was not important to us. Thank you for noticing that we are a "diamond in the rough"; we do have local owners that are very active in the property as well as a staff with love for each and every guest. A few years ago a guest told us to treat everyone like family and that is what we strive to do! We look forward to seeing you in the future to see what we have done in renovations (hint: new colors, new beds, and a few activities!)
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Rainbow City, Alabama
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

We visited Appomattox but there are very few hotels in Appomattox, so we decided to stay in Lynchburg. We dont typically stay in Econolodges, but decided to take a chance on this one because of the many positive reviews on Trip Advisor. The hotel is an older facility with outside corridors but the rooms have been remodeled and our room was spotless! Very clean with decent towels and crisp, sheets that I think had been ironed. The room smelled fresh, the AC unit worked well, the shower and entire bathroom was very clean. The staff is the best part of this hotel. Jennifer checked us in and she was courteous, friendly, and enthusiastic. We enjoyed her and felt welcome! I would recommend this as a good option for those looking for clean overnight accommodations at budget price.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lelliott19
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Manager_Econo185, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Thank you for your review - I am so sorry that I am very late in posting this, I try my best to respond with in the first few days of the post, but it got away from me this time with summer and vacations and life in general. I am glad that you gave us the chance, despite your typical impression of Econo Lodge - we are not a typical property and work hard to try to improve the name of the brand. I am glad that you noticed the hard work of our housekeeping staff, and while I wish they would allow us to iron our sheets, I can not take credit for that - we have an off-site linen service (so they may be), that takes care of our laundry for us. Finally thank you for noticing our staff that truly has a passion for the industry and it shows from the minute they walk in the door. We look forward to seeing your on your next trip!
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I know the reputation of the Econo Lodge chain, the only reason we stayed was because of the reviews. The room is new, and no longer has the old carpet and dingy blanket that you come to expect with Econo Lodges. There were no bugs, the sheets were clean, the water was soft and had moderate pressure, bathroom was spotless. The hotel is quiet, located on a quiet road tucked in the middle of everywhere we needed to go. The fridge and AC/Heater were new. The microwave was spotless. The only thing it was missing was a laundry bag, which Jennifer's mom (they both work there) remedied for us with a few garbage bags.

Jennifer and her mom provided AMAZING customer service...
...When we called in to reserve a room, Jennifer informed us that the only room she had available for us (a couple) was a Smoking Double. He quit several years ago, and I never started, but the hotel's TripAdvisor reviews, and room price were too good to pass up, so we reserved it. At check-in Jennifer had a surprise for us: someone had cancelled, and she upgraded us to a non-smoking King!!

...Jennifer was able to direct us to the fastest route to our concert, and even printed out directions! On check-out, her mother had printed out map-quested directions to our next destination. They were also full of ideas to help us select locations for our upcoming wedding, how cool!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank RedFreckler
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Manager_Econo185, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
RedFreckler,
Thank you for your kind words, we are not your average Econo Lodge and glad that you took the time to both read our reviews (and trust the previous guests) as well as post one for other people to understand how hard we all work around here! We to take an immense amount of pride in the level of customer service that we provide and that our guests have come to expect from us. I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay in Lynchburg, as well as the recommendations that we were able to provide for your wedding in the near future. Please allow us to be the first to say congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! We look forward to seeing you in for future concerts!
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Why is this ranked #2 in reviews for Lynchburg hotels? The room has no closet, doors open to the parking lot, a sink in the bedroom, a thin blanket and Walmart bedspread, a folding table and dry cereal for the continental breakfast. There are no amenities (eg no pool, lobby). The location is off an expressway, neither near one of the colleges or downtown. Not a bad motel--clean enough--but not the second best spot in Lynchburg!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank Arlnow
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Manager_Econo185, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, 20 April 2013
Arnlow,
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, I am sorry that the room was not up to your standards. The pictures, both on the Choice Hotels website and here on Trip Advisor show that we are an exterior entrance hotel. Our rooms are in complete compliance with regulations set forth by Choice Hotels International, including the vanity area being separate from the bathing area of the restroom. Our breakfast is located in our lobby, which consists of two different types of bread (with a toaster, butter, and jelly), bagels (with cream cheese), two types of muffins, fresh fruit, a selections of sweet breads including fruit Danish and honey buns, three types of cereal, coffee, hot tea, and milk. I am sorry that you felt we were not near the main hub of town, we are located less than three miles from both Liberty University and Lynchburg College as well as Downtown Lynchburg. We hope that you will give us a chance to redeem ourselves on your next visit to Lynchburg.
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Amherst, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2013

I stay here frequently when I patron a nearby bar / restaurant. I am a diamond elite member of Choice Rewards program, and since Quality Inn in Lynchburg has now become Liberty dorms, Econo Lodge has become my primary choice. Rooms are always clean. The staff, especially Jennifer, is always very nice and will accommodate requests if the owners allow. I would have no problem recommending this property to a friend.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Tony R
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Manager_Econo185, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, 13 March 2013
Tony R.,
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we love seeing repeat guests and are very happy to be your primary choice. We value all members, and you being a Diamond Elite member, shows how much you travel. Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you in the near future!
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Rustburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

We stayed for my husbands birthday. I have to say we were very surprised. The room was so clean and Jennifer the GM was very friendly as was her mom who also works there. Growing up around Lynchburg the Econo Lodge was considered a very bad hotel. After reading the reviews we decided to take a chance. I'm glad we did!! We stay in hotels several times a year for drinking and driving purposes and will definately stay again. The price was great...We've paid a lot more for less. If you're looking for a clean room with a reasonable price and friendly service this is the hotel for you. We just found our new home away from home.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manager_Econo185, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review, 31 January 2013
Khristian W,
Thank you for taking the time to review our property and your level of surprise. The one thing that we have been striving to increase is the outlook and expectations of the property. We enjoy taking the extra time to get to know why our guests are with us and treating them like family -- not a guest. We all hope that you and your husband enjoyed his birthday and look forward to seeing you for your next getaway!
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Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 2400 Stadium Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24501-3400
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Region: United States > Virginia > Lynchburg
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Lynchburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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