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“Nice for the price.”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Tacoma
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Located in a decent part of town, this hotel is relatively nice for its age. Beds are comfortable, room had a small odor to it, but nothing a spray of Febreeze didn't fix. Quiet, restful nights sleep. Nice laundry facilities, nice pool and front desk staff are amazingly polite. Landscaping is nice, well kept on outside as well as in... I would stay there again if in the area, definitely a bargain of a hotel for a stop over when in the area..

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We booked this hotel for our road trip - conveniently located near the main highway, late check-in, great value for the money! Room was large, clean, fresh. Plenty of towels and toilettries. The hotel had lots of parking space - perfect for all - small cars, RVs and Trucks. Breakfast was very nice - lots of hot and cold variety food. Very fast check in and check out. We were very satisfied and would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: I think this hotel is better suited for one-two night stays - it was perfect for us as we were just...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nedobryi_kot
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

First of, yes it's not a hotel where you should go for your honeymoon eheh.

There is one part of the hotel that has been remodeled and has flat screen TV, mini frige, microwave, new AC, hair dryer etc. The mattress in those rooms is new too and pretty comfortable but most important it's pretty quiet. Price for one week is around 360 USD. The neighborhood is ok and they got security anyways, never had a problem.

I would have given them 4 stars, but the internet IS extremely slow. I've stayed 2 weeks here last year and it was the same problem, you can't even stream a movie sometimes.....if they would fix that problem, i'm sure the ratings would go up a lot............(HINT!!!!)

I didn't make use of the breakfast option nor the pool, so no comment on that.

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor room in the renovated section of the hotel.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

cant even get one page per minute...and staff doesn't care....stay away if business traveler...not to mention its a lower grade room than a super 8. still has a box tv that is at least 15 yrs old...bad neighborhood also...would not stay here again if they paid me to.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank sixshooter70
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We went to a ball game at Cheney Stadium and this hotel was a good deal. It was fine but the carpets could be replaced. It is an older building and it looks like it is popular with truckers. The breakfast was good.....not a lot of selection and could have used some more fruit and yoghurt. There is no view and there is an indoor pool. The kitchen in the room would be very useful if you planned to stay for a few days. The bed was comfortable and the pillows were very nice. The bathroom was clean but the shower head was a little low and not a lot of pressure. There are a lot of hotels in this area so I don't think I would stay here again but it was definitely good value for your money.

Room Tip: We asked for a room away from the highway
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

The rooms at both locations were large and clean with very comfortable beds. The rooms had refrigerators and microwave ovens as well as WIFI, all at a lower price then most hotels in the Tacoma, WA area. It is not a new hotel by any means but well cared for. We stayed in the building that housed #650. I did see that the building across from us had doors that open to the outside(more motel ish) where ours were inside like a regular hotel We were a bit concerned as it was almost deserted (no cars) but found it to feel very safe and comfortable. The included breakfast was standard continental with waffle makers. but was edible and filling. Both locations are near restaurants, fast food and gas stations. Not a great area though. I will stay there as long as the price remains competitive.

Room Tip: 650 quiet and peaceful and big
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank oiseleap
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Ratings for this hotel seemed positive so we gave it a try. We only need a room for one night as we were passing through WA. Bed was practically on the floor it was so low, and the pillows were terrible. Very old furnishings, no blow dryer in the room, breakfast was very light in the morning as well. We wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 8820 S Hosmer Street, Building B, Tacoma, WA 98444-1839 (Formerly King Oscar Motel Tacoma)
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Region: United States > Washington > Tacoma
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Tacoma
Price Range: £38 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econo Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Tacoma, Washington motel features an indoor pool and free WiFi access. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is 18 minutes' drive away. A daily continental breakfast is provided. A flat-screen cable TV, a microwave and a refrigerator are offered in every air-conditioned room at Econo Lodge Tacoma. Free toiletries are also included. A fitness center and hot tub are offered at Econo Lodge Tacoma. ... more   less 
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King Oscar Hotel

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