Made a mistake with my reservation, and didn’t have a room. Busy in Peoria, and was able to get a last minute reservation at Eco Lodge
Plus, staff was great, room is dated, worn out, but clean and functional. Bed is very comfortable
Negative, old, worn out, terrible breakfast. Also, allows smoking, but my room was nonsmoking and was just fine
Botttom line, if you want an inexpensive hotel, this is perfectly reasonable
This Hotel has really comfy beds! Also the room was relatively clean and the AC worked well and was quiet.
However the entire hotel smelled like smoke. Even though I booked a non-smoking room the hotel (hallway, entry, etc) smelled! I booked here for the included breakfast which was REALLY meager: plain mini-bagels and mini chocolate donuts, raisin bran, waffles and one milk. No eggs, no yogurt, no fruit, no juice. The dresser in the room was missing a drawer. The toilet didn't work the first few times I flushed it. The room was a bit outdated, but everything appeared clean. The other rooms on our floor were a little noisy but it wasn't so much that it kept me awake. Workout room was without any ventilation so it was a bit hot/humid. However the equipment worked well (there were 2 machines + weight machine).
I shouldn't expect much - you get what you pay for - but I think next time I'll spend a little more. The smoke smell was by far the worst aspect of this hotel.
I travel for work. I spend almost half a year in hotels. I have seen a lot. A LOT. What I have NEVER seen is a hotel room as filthy as this one. The room had not been cleaned in a long time. There was dirty soap in the shower, goo in the sink, a film of dust over the TV and it smelled like someone was still in there smoking.
I had just driven through a horrible snow storm in Minnesota in the middle of April. The conditions were horrible and the drive was nerve wracking. I reached Peoria later than expected and realized I needed to make an unplanned overnight stay. There was an event going on in town and rooms were hard to find. I called this hotel and was told this was their last room so I booked it. I was exhausted and had to stay somewhere and had no other choices.
When I arrived the person behind the counter again told me how lucky I was to be staying there because other people had already tried to rent the room as rooms were impossible to find that night and the hotel was full. The lobby was almost empty of furniture and the hotel was obvious in bad shape. He was alone at the facility.
I was exhausted when I reached the room. I had been driving through a snow storm for over 18 hours. I was shocked when I got to my room. I did not call to complain when I checked in because there was nowhere for me to go and there was no staff at the hotel to clean the room. I did not shower and I slept on top of the covers (which had many, many cigarette burns in them) and complained when I left in the morning. I was offered $10 back on my stay. I called choice hotels and they called the manager, who again offered me a $10 refund. I did not take the refund and instead I am sharing my experience with TripAdvisor.
Not only is the hotel disgusting, the manager is horrible. Don't give them your money. I wish I had slept in my car. Or even under it.
Originally had a reservation for another hotel for Friday night but left there when they raised the price over $40 for my second night. Was rather worried about the hotel. When you walk in it is not inviting. While I was checking in, another gentleman ran up to check the room and called down and told the desk clerk to move us to another room. The room was a King size with a pool out couch and the 2 person hot tub in the bathroom. The shampoo in the bathroom was open and half full. There were only 2 sets of towels with no floor mat. Also the area around the jets in the hot tub were filthy so would have NEVER used as a hot tub. As a shower it was rather nice to have all the room in the shower without the curtain hanging against my body. Also there were not sheets, blanket or pillows in the room for the pull out couch. When we pulled it out there was food underneath (cheese curls). The spring on the end of the pull out bed was not attached so the person that slept there had to stay on the opposite side of the bed. The breakfast was very limited all pastries and oatmeal. For what we paid, it was a little much for the quality. It did look like there was some attempt to update the hotel. But it's the little things at times that matters and they need to pay attention to those things.
My husband and I stayed overnight as a getaway before baby comes. Long story short, it was not clean at all. First room they had me go to either was someone else’s room or hadn’t been cleaned yet. Didn’t apologize, just put me in the room next door which at least had a bed that was made. Lots of hair in the whirlpool tub (and that’s one of the main reasons I wanted that suite was for the tub). Found little tiny black bugs in bathroom. Was overall not satisfied with the cleanliness. Oh and the complimentary shampoo bottle was like half used on our sink. And then we got home and I go to take my clothes out of our bags and see a bug fall out. It was a bed bug. I have never in my life been so upset or frustrated about a hotel stay. And especially at this stage of my pregnancy, I should never have to deal with this kind of stress either. We had to spend over $200 just getting mattress covers for preventative measures in our house and I’ve been paranoid about it ever since. It makes me not want to ever stay at a hotel again, and that makes me sad. I should have just walked out when we walked in the first time. Never again Econo Lodge.