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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg
Ranked #49 of 74 Hotels in Williamsburg
Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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“Not bad, even better when you consider the rates”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We are frequent visitors to Williamsburg and normally stay at Choice Hotels. To offer an idea of what we are used to, we have stayed at all of the Comfort Inns, Quality Inns, Sleep Inn and the Comfort Suites as well as a couple of others. We normally don't consider Econo Lodge because we want the little bit of extra comfort or services that the other brands offer. We booked here for a recent spur-of-the-moment trip where budget was a consideration. We chose Econo Lodge Inn and Suites because of one factor - the Tripadvisor reviews looked favorable.

I think I would agree with most of the other reviews. To be fair, you should keep in mind this is a budget hotel. Don't compare it to the Hilton, that would be unreasonable. I think they do a pretty good job given that the rates are so fair. The grounds are clean and nice, check-in was quick and painless and the rooms were in pretty good shape. The beds were comfortable, we felt safe and so on. We had an issue with our room when we got there and Vinny quickly gave us another room. I noticed that he soon went over to the first room with cleaning supplies to check it out himself, so it appears that he is on top of it and wants to make it a good place to stay. It is an older property, but you can see where they are working to make it nice. Fresh paint, landscaping, signage, etc. We ate breakfast one day and it was OK. About what we expected with waffles, bagels, juice etc. Nothing spectacular, but again, its a budget hotel and it met our expectations.

I would imagine that they are limited in what they can do, but overall I didnt think it was bad and I would stay here again. It might not be my first choice in hotels, but it would be my first choice in the "Econo Lodge" level of hotel.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Vinny R, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Dear Guest,
We are so thankful to read your honest reviwes , your thoughts and your experience about our hotel.As being this is the first year of this hotel, we are trying our level best to improvise all the deparment of this hotel.we are glad to hear that you did enjoyed our facility.And we continue to put our best effords to make it better and better.Again thanks for your kind words. and make sure to serve better and better in future.
see you soon. .
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Salisbury, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

2 nights. Chose a king, 2-room suite since we were traveling with a teen. As a previous poster stated, the suite has limited privacy due to no door between rooms. How hard would it be to install an accordion door or even a curtain? Still, not a bad price for the size of the room, though.

Only 3 real issues:
#1 - on my normal routine upon check-in to check for bed bugs, I pulled the sheets off the mattress and lifted the mattress off the box springs. No bed bugs visible, but housekeeping could clean behind the beds. Old brochures (3-4), dirt and caked dust behind the bed. If I could see it when removing the sheets and putting them back, why can't housekeeping?

#2 - my son went down to the very limited breakfast (definitely not as good as other Choice Hotels I've stayed in) and put 4 mini muffins on a plate to bring back to the room. He was stopped and told he couldn't remove food from the dining area. It was 4 mini-muffins; he's not stocking up for the winter or selling them along the roadway.

#3 - a charge for the safe? I didn't use the safe, why charge for it?

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Vinny R, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us . We are extremly unhappy to hear about the lack of house keeping department.We have already notify our entire staff about this issue and made it corrected.and we do aplogized for your inconvinience.About the breakefast we have policy 'Breakefast is not for carry out ,Dine in only"We do have several signs in breakfast room too.So please do not feel offended.For the safe fee it is not mandatory .Since you didn't use it we already had reverse safe fee.Again thank you for your reviews and we do promise to serve you much better next time..Look forward to see you soon.
thanks.
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

Quick weekend trip to VA. From PA. With friends to go Park hopping. We were able to check in late and a decent room there was a nice free breakfast but I chose to go to Cracker Barrel Instead. Great location and lot of food places near by. And in a good location 20 min from the park and 15 min from downtown Colonial.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Vinny R, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Guest ,
We are delighted to see your positive feed back on trip advisor about your recent stay at our hotel.We are pleased to know that we could accommodate you well.It was nice to see that you really loved our location too.On the behalf of our entire staff and myself ,we really appriciate your business and reviwes.Hope to see you soon.
thanks
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Winchester, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stayed for two nights for an impromptu trip to Busch Gardens. We reserved a two room suite which was nice since we have a teenage son. He enjoyed having his own tv and room (note there is not a door between the two rooms so privacy is limited) there were 2 bathrooms. It turned out to be a blessing because the shower curtain in one bathroom was coming off the wall. We called maintenance they came up but did not repair it. The hair dryer was falling off the wall too. I understand that when you pay less for an older place you may have some dated fixtures and decorations but there really is no excuse for a place to be dirty and for simple maintenance to be ignored. The breakfast only had carbohydrates and was limited. The front desk staff were nice and accomodating but the the room was dirty and smelled of mildew. Lots of noise from the road.!

Room Tip: try the sides the back and the front sit on main roads and road noise it high
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Vinny R, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Dear Guest,
First of all thanks for giving your reviews on trip advisor as we know it is very important for us.We are so happy to know that you really enjoyed our two bed room suite. But at the same time we also regret about the lack (ignorance) of our maintance dep.We make sure we correct it right away.We also have noted our breakefast fell below the par of your expectation.Being a budget hotel we will do our best to add more PROTINE to our breakfast.Again we do appriciate your business and your feedback.Looking forward to serve much better at your next visits with us.
thanks.
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Smyrna, Delaware
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Stayed here for a 4 day weekend. The location is great! Can walk to go get a drink at Uno's or Hooters. Breakfast was very slim pickings have seen better. Rooms was very clean and beds where very comfortable. Room smelt a little musty but not bad. Vinny was very nice and so was his wife. Its a great hotel for the price!!! I would recommend to stay here!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vinny R, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Thanks for taking your valuable time and describing your experiece about your 4 day weekend at our hotel.We are glad to hear that you like the location of our hotel.We are also please to know that you enjoyed our hot continental breakefast.We are also thankful for your kind words about our staff.we will make sure to share with them.Look forward to see you again and again.thanks a lot
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Raleigh,North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Thank you Vinney and your wife for another great visit at your lodge, I feel like we are begining a nice friendship as you made us feel like family !! We talked about our families and our grandchildren have made this their home away from home ( they like to stay at the same place each time we travel together as it is familier to them) we have stayed in the same ajoining rooms both times. A refrigerator and microwave in each room is a nice extra with children as they eat and drink 24/7. I noticed some nice improvements since our last stay in May of this year, outside painted and cleaned. Breakfast area has new coffee & juice dispensers, (2) working waffle makers and I found that all food areas well stocked each time we visited. Only once did we arrive to find breakfast room was full (we stayed (3) nights) but took the time to get caught up w/Vinney as to how business had improved over the summer and how he has learned what to expect for the next year..He is trying hard to make each guest's stay as pleasant as possible. If you let him know of any problem you might have with your room while staying at his lodge he will try to rectify it. My big problem was NO SMOKING signs and no designated smoking areas which I discussed w/Vinney and he already was working on that problem as many guest had also made comments regarding smokers not abiding the rules posted on his web site plus informing each guest upon arrival!!! All 112 rooms are now renovated and ready for guest. I will stay here again on our next visit to the Williamsburg area

Room Tip: Within walking distant to several good restaurants and shopping with a Kmart behind Lodge , also a D...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Vinny R, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
First of all thanks for taking your valuable time and writing your reviews .We do appriciates your comments and suggesions.Since our property is 100% NON SOMKING we have already installed NO SMOKING sign at several places aroud the property.
We are glad that you enjoyed our new enhenced breakfast varites.Again behalf of entire staff we really so so much greatfull for your kind words.And we'll make sure we give better and better service for coming many many years.
thanks.Vinny ,Bina & Entire hotel staff.
see you soon.
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We were very happy with this hotel. The free wi-fi was very fast. The pool was also quite nice. The hotel is close to a large number of restaurants. The manager was very friendly and was happy that he could discuss the game of cricket with me. Unlike a lot of American hotels, there was a fridge in our room. The bed was comfortable. The hotel is also close to Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vinny R, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Hello ,sir .It's felt really encouraging to hear your kind remark on this site.
We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us.
thanks for your lovely words .And hope Australia does well in coming cricket season.See you.thanks.
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Property: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg
Address: 119 Bypass Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2918 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn )
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Region: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #49 of 74 Hotels in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Williamsburg 2.5*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel is in the heart of Williamsburg offers FREE continental breakfast; located 1 mile from Colonial Williamsburg. All the area attractions are close by like Busch Gardens, Prime Outlet Mall, pottery factory, etc.we offer FREE WI-FI . ... more   less 
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