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“Definitely better than my recent experiences at other Econo Lodges”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Rothschild
Reviewed 7 September 2013

I understand this Econo Lodge is a former Comfort Inn, so rooms are a little more spacious than many economy motels. The room also has a refrigerator and microwave for those who want to prepare their own meal, but I found the walk across the parking lot for a hearty meal at the really good Denny's restaurant well worth it.

WiFi works well, beds are comfortable and rooms are clean but the need for some maintenance beyond what maid service would do are becoming evident, e.g., grout stains in the tub area, chair stains in the breakfast area, etc. The continental breakfast included hard boiled eggs and hot waffles. The breakfast area is quite large and comfortable, There is an inviting indoor pool and hot tub. All in all, this hotel will continue to be a comfortable, good-value option if management is able to keep up the maintenance better than other Econo Lodges I've tried this year.

Room Tip: I like the rooms overlooking the inviting little courtyard.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

When I am just passing through a town and stay a 2 star hotel my expectations are not very high, however.... If I were in the area again I would definitely stay at this hotel. Pet friendly, fantastic staff, close to restaurants, grocery store and Harley dealership. What more could you ask for?

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kenm3333
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

We frequent the Econolodge a couple of times per year with our last visit in March, 2013. What a great hotel. The staff is very nice and there is plenty to do in the area. The suites are huge and very clean. The pool and hottub areas are always nice and clean too. The breakfast area is kept up well even during busy times. It was nice to go sit and watch TV in the breakfast area later in the evening while enjoying the company of other hotel guests!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I've chosen this hotel because they allow pets and they charged me a very reasonable rate.Location was great,The room is very clean and the staff are awesome.here comes the worst part of the review.around 3 am people staying in the other room were so loud that I had to go down stairs and talk to the overnight staff.she pretty much took care of the situation and I was glad.the bad part is my son could not sleep anymore.he had a bowling tournament in a couple of hours but because of lack of sleep,he almost didn't make it to the tournament.i wouldn't mind moving into a new room at 3 in the morning,but that would have been a good option...

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

When this hotel is judged as an Econo Lodge it is truly very good. The rooms were clean and spacious. The bathroom at bit dated. The breakfast was better quality than your a typical Econo Lodge. Location is handy to I-39, food and Grante Peak.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

Our family needed to find a hotel on short notice in order to attend a funeral in the Wausau area. After not having a good experience at a different hotel, we decided to try the Econo Lodge, and are so glad that we did. The desk clerk was able to find us a room even though we didn't have a reservation, gave us a discount and answered all of our questions about the area, making the check-in process so easy. The room itself was very clean, spacious and quiet, nothing too fancy, but exactly what we were looking for. Continential breakfast in the morning was also provided. Only have good things to say about our stay. I would definately stay at this hotel again when visiting the area.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Depending upon the day you check in, the rate can be $10-$20 higher than the Motel 6 next door--but that is okay--because it is well worth the difference! The clerks are the friendliest clerks I have ever seen. The room was super-clean and quite large with a very comfortable sofa. The TV has many channels; including premium channels. I do not agree with some of the comments that the breakfast choices were sparse. I think they offered many choices; including hot waffles that you make yourself.

The location is great with a large shopping center just a block away; and many fast-food and restaraunt choices within eye-shot of the hotel. The Lamer's and Jefferson Lines bus station with buses that travel to the Twin Cities or Milwaukee is only a 10-minute walk.

The only drawback (and this is NOT the hotel's fault) is that the city of Rothschild (where Econo Lodge is actually located) pulled out of the Wausau Metro Bus agreement and now, there is no local bus service to the city of Wausau. From what I understand from one of the clerks, many businesses and residents are angrily petitioning the city to bring back bus service. It is pleasant to see businesses, such as Econo Lodge, involved in a worthy cause like public transportation.
Hopefully, they will win!

Despite the lack of public transit, I would stay here again, and I would highly recommend this Econo Lodge!

Room Tip: If you can, stay on a Sunday thru Thursday night--the rooms are about $10 less on those nights.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Pat S
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 1510 County Road XX, Rothschild, WI 54474-9043
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Rothschild
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Rothschild
Price Range: £29 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The EconoLodge Wausau is your best choice for overnight accommodations to maximize the value of every dollar you spend. Featuring Free Continental Breakfast, Indoor Heated Pool and Whirlpool, Free Newspapers and much more! All rooms feature a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board; many rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator as well. Our unbeatable location puts you within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, movies, and night life. Best value around. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Rothschild
Rothschild Comfort Inn

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