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Hobart, Indiana
Reviewed 1 January 2014

No hand towels in room, front desk furnished towels, TV remote in suite area didn't work, front desk replaced batteries, still wouldn't work. Filthy carpet, worn & ragged chair and couch. xxxxxxxxxxxx

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Albion, Indiana
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We stayed in this Hotel Aug 5-8. We just needed a place to sleep as we were going to Chicago each day. No elevator in the Hotel, I can't do steps so they gave us rooms downstairs for $4 extra dollars a night. It is a no smoking Hotel my sister has ASMTHA as soon as they opened the room...

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Orion, Illinois
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is one of the worst experiences I've had in a hotel. First, the hotel is extremely dirty. It has a small, very cold pool that I saw them clean by throwing some white powder? over the water. I had fairly high hopes because of some of the positive reviews I saw for the hotel, however, I should have listened...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This hotel needs work from the carpet to the furniture to the pool area itself. Location was much better when it was Lee's Inn but now the whirlpool suites are gone and the entire needs maintenance. It was much different from the pics on my travel site, the staff is friendly and the basic is basic(toast, bagels, donuts, juice and...

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General Manager E, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

As General Manager of the EconoLodge Merrillville I want to thank you for posting your review on this site. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with our accommodations and want to assure you that we are in processes of updating our property. I am pleased to hear that our staff did give you good customer service because that is what...

Michigan
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We booked thru Hotels.com and I had an open mind going into the Econo lodge in Merrillville. we just needed a place to lay our heads for the night before going to our next destination. BUT... the beds were so uncomfortable, we hardly slept, the towel rack fell of the wall when we touched the hand towel, the A/C would...

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1Thank KLM1965
Reviewed 18 July 2013

The staff was very friendly. Light bulbs need to be replaced in the hallways. There was a smell of some sort in the hotel. The furniture was worn out, but the bed was comfortable. The carpet has seen better days also. It would be great if breakfast was left out a little longer. The towels were cheap and there were...

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Lafayette
Reviewed 16 July 2013

The hotel smells like smoke, the carpets are very dirty, and the stay was not comfortable. The price was low but the quality was reflected. We tried to be open minded but were disappointed. The staff didn't appear to be phased by anything.

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Ohio City, Ohio
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The Econo Lodge used to be Lee's Inn (from my understanding) which was a "nicer" motel in Merrillville as motels would go. My husband was born and raised in Gary so he suggested we stay here which put us mid-way between his family and Chicago. We arrived on Thursday night after driving all afternoon. The desk staff was VERY PLEASANT...

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Torrington, Wyoming
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Over time, we've stayed at Econo Lodges whenever we can and have been well satisfied with both the accommodations and the price. However, this time we got a rude surprise. We were informed that this motel had recently went through a renovation. The location, appearance both outside and in, staff, and check in was good to great. Then, at the...

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General Manager E, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for bringing these things to our attention. I have personally along with my maintenance team taken care of these issues. I hope that you will be willing to try us again in the future. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 July 2013

The shower still has someone's soap and washcloth. No security chain on door. Electrical cover missing. Bathroom tile is grossome. No dryer or towel rack k in bathroom. No light cover on ceiling light. Hallway makes you I'll before you get to the room. Sorry I booked this place. Don't make the same mistake!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Merrillville, IN Hotel - EconoLodge hotel located in Merrillville, IndianaWith convenient, easy access to Interstate 65, the newly-renovated EconoLodge(R) hotel in Merrillville, IN is the perfect location to reach such destinations as Chicago, Lake Michigan and the many attractions in the far northwest part of Indiana. This Merrillville, IN hotel is near Deep River Water Park, Star Plaza Theatre and the Majestic Star Casino. Indiana Dunes State Park is a short trip east along the shores of Lake Michigan. Guests of the EconoLodge hotel will enjoy the exercise room and indoor heated pool. Other amenities include: Free breakfast, Free wireless high-speed Internet,Free weekday newspaper,Free local calls, cable television, pillow-top mattress, coffee maker, desk. Some rooms offer a refrigerator; hair dryers, irons and ironing boards are available at the front desk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 6201 Opportunity Ln, Merrillville, IN 46410-2776 (Formerly Lees Inn Merrillville)
Region: United States > Indiana > Merrillville
Price Range: $57 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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Lees Hotel Merrillville
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“Rooms 113 or 126”
 of 5 bubbles SBM68, 7 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a second floor room....room 102 needs a "do over"”
 of 5 bubbles newlywed2011_11, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Stay faraway from anything on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles EveS343, 20 Dec 2012 | Read review
“There is a pool and whirlpool, and the hotel is willing to keep them open a bit later than the posted time. So, if that kind of noise bothers you, ask for a room away from that area. We stayed in a room at the end of one of the halls on the first floor, and it was nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles captkirk17, 23 Oct 2012 | Read review
“There are better motels in the area, they might be worth checking out.”
 of 5 bubbles RonaldO430, 7 Oct 2012 | Read review
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