I made reservations at this hotel (I mean motel) a month prior to my trip to Greensboro, NC. I looked at all the pictures of this place and decided it would be an awesome place to stay. Boy, was I was wrong. I was supposed to (arrived to) check-in 7/23/2013. I made it to Greensboro after a 10 and a half hour drive expecting to check-in and rest my eyes a bit. I was in for a rude awakening! I got there the inside was nice, I paid for my room and the lady said "your room is around to the left". I did not see a space to go around to the left. I came back and asked her where do I go? She said it was outside. I told her I wasn't aware that this was an outside motel. I asked did they have any more inside rooms? She said they only had a few suites on the inside and they were all booked already. At that point I became very upset. I went out to look at the room. The paint is peeled off of the outside of the motel. It was approximately 700+ feet away from the office entrance. I had to drive all the way around back versus being able to walk. I was furious because I had my boys with me and it was an outside motel. I told myself if the inside of the room was nice I would consider staying. I opened the door to the room and it was disastrous. The smell of smoke slapped me all across my face. The room wreaked of smoke, the covers on the bed were faded and dingy looking, the walls were dirty, the room was so dark and it just looked like a run down motel. They had me to sign a paper saying if I smoked in the room it will be a $25 charge (or something like that). Keep in mind I reserved a non-smoking room. The room already smelled like smoke. My boys and I are allergic to smoke. I couldn't stay in that room. My feelings were very hurt. I went back to that front office and requested a refund and explained to them the dangers of staying there and the smell coming from the room. It took them about 20 minutes to refund my money but I got a refund and cried as I left. Not knowing where my boys and I were going to sleep. This hotel was very misleading and the pictures are deceiving. Since I am a loving, caring mother, safety for my children is my number 1 priority. And this was not a very safe healthy environment. Oh and I went back the day of check out from a different hotel (7/27/2013) and they were painting the outside at Econolodge. The pictures on the website are from when the hotel was first built. They also should list on the website that this is an outside motel. This is not a place for a family with small children to stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Greensboro
- Greensboro Econo Lodge