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Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana - University Area

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Grand Marsh, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This hotel is very dirty. There are large stains on the carpeting in the hallway, black mold in the swimming pool and black mold in the shower in the room we stayed in. The overall condition of the hotel is old and rundown. After contacting Choice Hotels about the poor condition of the hotel, they added an extra 2000 points...

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tinkel, Manager at Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana – University Area, responded to this review

Please accept our sincere apology for the conditions you found in your room, the pictures you posted does not show what the issues truly are. What you reported as black mold was where caulk was missing in the shower area and the black you posted for the pool area was some dirt that was not cleaned up and has been...

Reviewed 5 June 2014

The hotel was clean, and employees were friendly and helpful. The only complaint that I have is that after we checked out and looked at our account online, there was a $6.05 charge for incidentals that were not on our receipt. I immediately called the hotel and they said it was an incidental charge which would probably be removed in...

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tinkel, Manager at Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana – University Area, responded to this review

Dear SC, Thank You for your great rating of your stay with us and I am sorry that you did not see that a 1.50 incidental charge for the in room safe is posted for each day of your stay. This charge is removed at check out if the guest lets us know they did not use the safe but...

Toano, Virginia
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is a solid place for a short term stay near University of Illinois. I base my 4 star rating mainly on the room quality and breakfast. Location is nothing special (on a busy street) but it is near the Interstate exit. Not too far from campus either. Good, clean accommodation with a staff that is friendly and helpful.

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tinkel, Manager at Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana – University Area, responded to this review

Dear Clinton, Thank You for your very nice review and we hope you will consider our hotel your home away from home when visiting in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois. Sincerely, Steve Luchik, CHA Operations Manager for appex Hospitality,

Reviewed 17 May 2014

DO NOT stay here! This place is just falling apart and the owner is obviously using improperly trained maintenance staff trying to slap band aids on everything that is needing professional repair. The room I stayed in had a broken toilet, every room in the hotel had a non working bathroom exhaust fan (according to the front desk staff, for...

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tinkel, Manager at Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana – University Area, responded to this review

Dear Sparky, I have read your review and I must say that I was surprised by your comments since most of our reviews on trip advisor are very good to excellent as you can clearly see. It is true that some of our guestroom bathrooms do not have an exhaust fan but most of our rooms to have working exhaust...

Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

This Sleep Inn was my second choice. I have stayed several times at the Comfort Suites across the street. I was not disappointed. The desk staff was very helpful, both at check in and the next day. Our room was quiet and the motelbwas full. The room was clean and comfortable. A rollaway was waiting as promised and we were...

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tinkel, Manager at Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana – University Area, responded to this review

Dear MYM, Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope that you will stay with us again the next time you visit Champaign/Urbana. Sincerely, Steve Luchik, CHA Operations Manager for Appex Hospitality

Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Very run down. No fan in bathroom. Towels were the size of pool towels. Room smelled very strongly of air freshener, what are they hiding? Neighbors were very loud and could easily be heard through walls that are paper thin. Breakfast only til 9am on a Sunday. Mattress old, wallpaper in bad shape. Yuck. Will not stay again.

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tinkel, General Manager at Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana – University Area, responded to this review

Please accept our sincere apology for not living up to the standards that you expected from our hotel . I have passed on all of your comments to our owner to correct as many of the issues that we can. As you know there is nothing we can do regarding your comment about the thin walls. The towels we have...

Clarksville, Tennessee
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Cassidy was an enormous help after a nightmarish stay we had at Econo Lodge in Clarksville, Tn. She was courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. Loved the entire stay! They breakfast bar provided a variation of nutritional choices for breakfast. Hotel was extremely clean and updated.

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tinkel, Manager at Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana – University Area, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind words to reflect your satisifaction with your stay at our hotel. I hope you will visit us again in the near future. Sincerely, Steven Luchik, CHA General Manager

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 28 November 2013

I have a reservation for choice points for tonight. I was driving in and approx. 100 miles away. I called the hotel and they put me in the rooom that would require a non move after the paid night into the free night. The staff is freiendly and awwesome, the breakfast is so so. The area ia wuiet and The...

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Effingham, Illinois
Reviewed 30 October 2013

This hotel is well-located only 5 minutes from U of I campus and nearby the very large, retail-shopping district in Champaign-Urbana. My stay was quiet and comfortable and fit my budget. I encountered pleasant staff. The "coffee bar" in the lobby was well-located to grab-a-cup and go. I will stay again next time I am travel to the Champaign-Urbana area.

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Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2013

No, i mean that literally. This joint is lousy--or to be more precise, bed buggy. I ended up sleeping on bath towels on the floor after I saw the creepy crawlies in the bed. The staff at the front desk were nice, but pretty incompetent. After a 24+hour flight, I really didn't appreciate having to go over the road to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana – University Area

Address: 1908 N Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-1025 (Formerly Sleep Inn Champaign Urbana - University Area)
Region: United States > Illinois > Champaign-Urbana > Urbana
Price Range: $74 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana – University Area 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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Sleep Hotel Urbana
Sleep Inn Urbana
Urbana Sleep Inn
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“Don't reserve the room with a jacuzzi.”
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“We have never had a bad room”
SueA764, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Breakfast 6 to 9 if we remember correctly - pancakes. sausage, rolls,cereal, milk, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, bagels, bread, juice, hard boiled eggs - syrup, jelly, honey, peanut butter, cream cheese, butter. There are accessible rooms - we did not et one of those but there were adequate grab bars.”
848donp, 11 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I'm not sure if there is a "good" room in this motel. If my wife had stayed here she likely would have encountered allergy issues with the moldy smell.”
JerBob, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
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