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Independence, KY
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Good experience. Don't expect Tim from the front desk to be overly friendly. But he did his job and got us checked in. Room was clean. Not water. Walking distance to many bars and Yum center. It is right next to the police station but we didn't hear any sirens. Small continental breakfast. We will stay here again.

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent visit to Econo Lodge Downtown, Louisville. Although we are thrilled to hear you had a good experience, we are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations in guest service. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back and give us another chance to impress...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I spent a few days attended the ABA Conference at the Convention Center. The hotel was in walking distance. Great room and staff my stay was wonderful! Keep up the good work. The hotel is close to area restaurants

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the accommodations and service to be satisfactory. I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed the Location, service and amenities of our hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share this experience. We look forward to your next visit.

Stanford, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

The accommodations were OK but front desk service at check-in was not good. Spoke with Tim at the front desk and was charged different price than was quoted just 2 hours earlier... It was only $10 difference but offered me no explanation and attitude... Then no thank you at the end...We stayed at Fairfield one month earlier and the hospital...

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments about our hotel here in Louisville, KY. I’m pleased you had a good experience with us although I regret that we couldn’t completely satisfy you. We take real pride in our hotel, and I apologize if we let you down in any ways. We want you to have the best possible experience here, and...

Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I had stayed here for 4 or 5 nights. Great location walking distance to many things restaurants, river 4th St live, yum center, and lots more. Newly remodeled they offer smoking and non smoking rooms. The staff was very helpful and prompted especially Jeff. I had left my wedding ring and called back a few hours later and Jeff assured...

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experience. It is very rewarding to hear from you on this matter and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. Your compliments to our hardworking staff Especially Jeff mean a lot to us. Jeff is a really an...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Great location within walking distance to the museums in town and close to bars & restaurants. There is even a Papa John's Pizza on site, so no need to even go out. Staff at both check and check out were very helpful.

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a five star rating! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for appreciating our efforts in providing an excellent customer experience to all of our guests. We are looking forward for your next visit in our hotel!!

Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you are in a conference at the Kentucky Convention center then this is a place for you.Just a block away from the convention center and a real place to be downtown. Bed and Breakfast so made my stay good in terms of budget.

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. I’m very glad that our hotel impressed you in so many ways. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first choice. We’ll be here when you need us with another great stay that you’re...

Richmond
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Room smelled like smoke, cigarette hole in the comforter. Mildew on ice bucket. Hairs on the sheets. Fridge is dirty. The room guidebook was so dirty we wouldn't touch it. I could go on. My parents paid for the room or I would have left. Desk clerk was helpful or I would have given this one star.

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize that you were not completely satisfied with our accommodations and facilities. Thank you for the feedback rest assured that this will be forwarded to our management to have it resolved immediately and also to our other staff to have them reminded of their duties. We are still hoping that you can give us a chance to prove...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 7 December 2015

First off I do not recommend this hotel. Read the below review to find out why. This hotel should be marked as terrible, but I marked it as poor since the rooms were actually clean. The clean rooms were the only good thing about this hotel. Where should I start. From the moment I checked in I was treated rudely....

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize that you were not completely satisfied with our accommodations and facilities. Thank you for the feedback rest assured that this will be forwarded to our management to have it resolved immediately and also to our other staff to have them reminded of their duties. We are still hoping that you can give us a chance to prove...

Laurium, Michigan
Reviewed 28 November 2015

This was a gem of a find as I looked for lower priced alternatives to the official conference hotels while attending the NYWC at the KICC (Kentucky International Convention Center). I saved quite a bit, got a free breakfast, and was within easy walking distance to the convention center. This is an older style motel, but has been completely overhauled....

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for the detail review of our hotel for your recent stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you explained, we are in the heart of downtown and offer very simple, clean and comfortable rooms at very reasonable price. I made a note of your concerns of balcony door...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I stayed here for four nights as I attended a conference in downtown Louisville. This was the only reasonably priced hotel in downtown. It's actually more of a motel. The rooms were decent, the breakfast was basic but included, and the location was definitely worth it.

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Pete P, General Manager at Econo Lodge Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is indeed a pleasure reading your review about your recent stay with us. We thank you for your continued business and we are glad that we delivered the right service. Should your travel plans brings you Louisville, please stay with us again!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located downtown, 1 block away from Kentucky Intl Convention center, Fourth Street Live, Papa John's Stadium, Slugger Museum and many downtown business and attractions. Kentucky Fair Expo and Derby is just 4 miles away. I-65, I-64 and I-71 are just 2 blocks away making it highly accessible to not only business travelers but also leisure travelers. Offering the best rates in downtown with business amenities. Hotel offers free wireless high speed access. Microwave, refrigerator, spacious work desk, free copy-fax services and on-site exercise room. Please note 1 parking slot per guest room. Parking Charge: 5.00 per 24hours with in/out priveleges. Parking expires promptly upon check-out, for additional parking, please contact hotel. No oversized parking avail. Please do not request rollaways. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge Downtown

Address: 401 South 2nd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Region: United States > Kentucky > Louisville
Price Range: $102 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 97
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Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Louisville
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#26 Business Hotel in Louisville
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