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California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Econo Lodge over the weekend to see an football game. As you know in a football city hotel rooms go quick. I called Choice Privilege to get a room. They stated that Econo Loge was the only avalible place to stay. So we checked and the front desk staff was a little rude and unhelpful, in...

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Arab, Alabama
Reviewed 26 September 2016

These people are con artists. Don't stay here!! We cancelled within the allotted time (...only 30 minutes after initial reservation) and they wouldn't refund our full balance. Charges us a $50 fee. Furthermore, we stayed at the hotel last year. It's a dump and we only use it as a last resort on football weekends, etc. Seriously, I think there...

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Thank Russ E
Okemos, Michigan
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Stopped at this Econo Lodge for an overnight stay. The lady at check-in was very pleasant and efficient. The room was nicely furnished and everything worked. The only thing I saw was the calking in the bathroom needed to be redone. I would stay here again.

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Webberville, Michigan
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We were desperate for a room during graduation weekend in Tuscaloosa, since the motel we had originally booked was nowhere we would ever stay it was so bad, and the man at the front desk was extremely helpful and managed to get us in for 3 nights that we needed. The price was high for an Econo Lodge, but all...

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Chicago
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Awful experience! Checked in past midnight and had to check-in through a small window. When we got to our room, our key cards did not work. We went back to the small window and got new cards. Again, these didn't work. The front desk employee came and opened up our door with a master key. Told us there was nothing...

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1Thank Michelita1
Elba, Alabama
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The only positive here is the friendly front desk person. The room has a couch in it that needs to be in the dump. The smoke alarm was hanging by the wires from the ceiling. Mini refrigerator needs to be defrosted. chair at desk has missing wheel. sheets are gray looking. If we had not been so tired we would...

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Thank Marianne M
Mechanicsville, Maryland
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The room was disgusting. Trash under the furniture, fingernails on the floor, mold in the bathroom. We arrived late and had no choice but to stay that night, but we cut our stay short and found a new hotel. Worst hotel experience in 25 years of travel.

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Thank William D
Jacksonville
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I am not a big fan of Econo Lodge having had a few bad nights a their motels. However, I was coming into Tuscaloosa late, I was tired and the motel was right off of the highway so decided to give them another chance. It was nice for your basic motel. The room was clean with a flat screen tv....

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Thank Philip H
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We were visiting from Australia and found friendly staff and decent rooms at a fair price. Safe and secure with plenty to do nearby. Would stay here again and can recommend to others. P.s. cool town as well!!!

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Thank Luke D
Winter Park, Florida
Reviewed 23 September 2014

When you need a bed to rest your head whether it be for a football game or oriention this Econo Lodge is an average place. The bed was comfortable, the room quiet but I believe management could put in new carpet and update the bedspreads. Please buy housekeeping some Mr. Clean eraser sponges. The inside of the front door could...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Econo Lodge & Suites

Address: 4501 McFarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-3849
Region: United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa
Price Range: $80 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Tuscaloosa Econo Lodge
Econo Lodge Tuscaloosa
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“Don't think any room would be better or worse than another. You are on a busy road and facing a parking lot so its not a big choice”
 of 5 bubbles 196pennyh, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“do not stay here. Choose another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 633suem, 22 Oct 2013 | Read review
“If you have a family which includes kids, expecialy little ones, keep driving and find another hotel. But if you are single and just need a place overnight than its ok. Don't bother for a business trip either.”
 of 5 bubbles bungeex2, 6 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Find another place to stay!”
 of 5 bubbles mike1999, 2 Aug 2012 | Read review
“we like the room upstairs above the office, but be sure to park to the right of the office so you are near the stairwell.”
 of 5 bubbles hotaunt2, 12 May 2012 | Read review
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