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Econo Lodge
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Ellensburg
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good customer service, utilitarian hotel”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

This hotel reminded me of road trips from the 70s - it was clean but small. Located right next to a pond, it was quiet, although you could hear people come and go, The 2 queen beds, table, dresser, TV, fridge barely allowed any room to walk around. The bathroom was very, very clean, but very, very small - you had to close the door before sitting down. The sink was outside the toilet/shower area. The carpet was old and I chose not to go barefoot.
The breakfast was loaded with carbs, such as waffles, breads and cereals, but little proteins. They had very good apples and plentiful coffee. An okay way to start the day.
The various staff members were all very friendly and helpful.
I would stay there against nothing else was available, but it isn't anything fancy.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Old style motel on the side of the highway, but renovated and kept up-to-date (the paint seemed to just have been redone). Very basic, but clean and cheap. Same for the breakfast. I would stop there again if it was the right time of the night.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

We fished the Yakima river for 4 days and stayed at the Cedars Inn. We had a very enjoyable stay and the staff was excellent. Even changed our room so we could have a refrigerator. The room was comfortable and the breakfast is very nice.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Kennewick, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

The people were friendly and helpful upon check-in. The room was on the small side but okay. The bathroom had a smaller than normal toilet as the bathroom was too small for a regular toilet. White silicone was smeared on everything in the bathroom. The AC/Heater was loud but worked well. When AC/Heater cycles off you can hear all of the units from your neighbors. When the Heater goes on you cannot hear the TV, so turn the TV up. When the Heater goes off the TV is so loud that it is deafening.

The room we stayed in had a refrigerator and Microwave. NO Coffee Maker in room! Internet service worked well with easy login. No bar soap for the tub. Please stand up and get the liquid soap and then sit down and take your bath. If you need more soap then stand up and get more. What a pain! So much for a relaxing bath. Have fun with the sheets. The bottom fitted sheet came off again and again and again. Cedar Inn, please buy sheets that fit the mattress!

Not all Cedar Inns are the same. Some Cedar Inns have sheets where you will not need to make the bed 50 times during your stay.

After making a number of calls we did get a refund on the night we did not stay. We told them 48 hours or more that we needed to cancel. With too much time and effort we did get a refund.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

The Cedars is conveniently located off I-90. The rooms are very clean and well kept. The staff is very nice and accomodating to your needs. The microwave and fridge is a nice plus. The bath was very clean as were the towels and the shower had plenty of hot water.I will stay there again when passing by Ellensburg.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back side of the motel face the river and is very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Nanoose Bay
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We arrived at 10pm after a long day of travelling on our way to Idaho with a confirmed reservation. Right before the turn off to the hotel, we were pulled over for speeding... we could literally see the hotel while the cop wrote us a ticket. When we arrived, the hotel clerk informed us that there are more cops per capita in Ellensburg than anywhere in the US, so be warned. This is an inn so the rooms were all facing the parking lot with outside doors and you can hear people arriving and leaving. When we entered our room, we realized that this room required an immediate bed check. Pulled back the covers and noticed black hairs on the pillows. I bring my own pillow so no problem for me, but my husband didn't and so he went to use the phone to request a new pillow case. He picked up the phone and it was dead, so he decided to walk back to the front desk, but when he went to leave, the door knob fell off. By this time I had wandered to the bathroom to check it out and realized that the bathroom floor in the toilet/bathtub area (the only place not carpeted) was stained black and so I would probably leave my flip flops on. When I saw that we were trapped in our room with my husband holding the knob, I couldn't help but laugh. Good thing he knows something about construction and was able to get out and get to the front desk. They were apologetic and gave him a few pillow cases and sent someone to fix the knob. The next morning we went to the breakfast buffet and there was no protein of any sort so we ate nearby at a restaurant across the street. Overall, the room was inexpensive ($60/nt) and you get what you pay for, but I don't think there are any excuses for hair on the pillows.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We were also looking for an affordable place to stay after attending a concert at the Gorge Amphitheater. Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable enough. Glad I brought my own pillow, however! The room was very outdated and could use a bit of an overhaul. As other reviewers have mentioned, the walls were very thin so we were woken up very early by other guests around us. I would stay here again but only if everywhere else is booked up!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 1390 N Dolarway Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926-9362 (Formerly Cedars Inn Ellensburg)
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Region: United States > Washington > Ellensburg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ellensburg
#5 Business Hotel in Ellensburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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