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“It's fine if you are looking for a Motor Lodge” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Econolodge Port Canaveral Area

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Econolodge Port Canaveral Area
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Merritt Island
Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It's fine if you are looking for a Motor Lodge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2011

I traveled here on business and chose this "Hotel" to be near the client. The redeeming qualities of this property were the friendly, courteous staff and my room was very clean and everything was in working order. The property is need of renovation and seemed tired. If you decide to stay here, keep in mind that it's really a Motor Lodge (Motel) and not what I would define as a Hotel. Also, I expected more from the "Clarion Hotel" brand than what I received here since Clarion is supposed to be the upper-end brand of the Choice Hotel family.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Toomanydaysontheroad
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2011

The staff at the counter were very nice. After we checked in, we got back into the car to pull around the back of the building where our room was. There were a bunch of older kids/teenagers playing in the lot next to the motel. This made me feel uneasy. The neighborhood did not look the best. We got to our room and closed the door. The door appeared to have been kicked in many times. The metal frame was bent thus you could see the outside from inside the room! The main lock on the door didn't line up and so there was no way to lock the door from the inside. The second metal lock that you close and then can open the door part way (all hotel doors have them) was missing. It appeared that at one time they also had one of those chain security locks; but that was missing too. The room appeared to be clean, but I just got that "clean the bare minimum" feeling. At that point I did not feel safe. Even if they could have given us another room, I didn't want it. We did not talk to the manager. We just got back into the car and found another place. We stayed at three different hotels during this trip. This was the most expensive place I booked and by far the worst property I saw.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sunlover6072
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Hollywood, Florida
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2010

I am on the road a LOT for business and was very happy with this hotel. The property has a little age on it but it is very well maintained, clean and the rooms have obviously been renovated recently. Very clean and well furnished with a fridge and microwave, in room coffee etc. The front desk (Tom) was very efficient and helpful. Shuttles, the on site sports bar and grill was great. I had a minor problem and they went above and beyond to correct it. I would recommend this hotel to anybody.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2010

The room was comfortable, clean and spacious. It was quiet, if you do not count noise of the air-con unit. Probably nothing unusual for Americans, but we Europeans are not used to it so much. The room included a big fridge and a coffee maker. Hotel offers various other facilities (pool, laundry) but we did not use any of them since we only stayed 2 nights. Our booked rate did not include breakfast, but to our surprise we were told it was indeed included - warm breakfast even. The reception staff was nice and helpful. It was a great value for money we paid. We enjoyed our stay there very much and would always consider staying there again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ErikaSVK
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2010

We stayed in this this " Hotel" for convenience as we were visiting the Kennedy Space centre for the day,( which the hotel was themed on) so stayed 2 nights(too many). It may have been a nice hotel in its day, about 20 years ago but it has not been decorated or updated since then. The rooms were damp, foisty smelling and had ingrained dirt in the carpets. There were dead insects on the floor, the walls were stained and the bathroom cramped, Even though it has an air conditioning unit in it just made the room even more damp including the bedding. It was a motel type place with a swimming pool and bar, but it was completely deserted, I suspect that local people knew exactly what it was like and lefy well alone. The place needs pulling down or completely renovating and not worthy of a 3 star rating. Leave well alone unless you are a lone traveller and don't care where you sleep. There was hardly any staff around to assist with anything and a dodgy looking chap on the front desk, Also do not believe any of the internet photos shown, which portray the hotel as a bit nice, thay are superimposed and obviousley taken a long time ago!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank curleylocks
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Manhattan, Kansas
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60 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2010

I stayed at this hotel for 3 days on a trip recently and was pleasantly surprised by how comfy the bed was. I also enjoyed the always clean pool and attached Lounge called Shuttles. They offered tons of free activities at the hotel/lounge and the food at Shuttles was great (try the tuna) I also appreciated the convenient location. Overall great stay and I would defiantly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank c_bear311
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ohio
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2010

Baseball team stayed for a week. Small amounts of money came up missing but boys just thought they had misplaced or whatever. Next to last day they are at practice and when they returned many were missing money. Several rooms, all locked, cash missing from wallets, suitcases, etc. Also lost two gameboys and an Ipod. Management brought a couple employees before the high school kids and they didnt admit it, imagine that. AVOID THIS PLACE.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bikepigohio
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Additional Information about Econolodge Port Canaveral Area

Property: Econolodge Port Canaveral Area
Address: 260 E Merritt Island Cswy, SR 520, Merritt Island, FL 32952-3637 (Formerly Clarion Hotel Kennedy Space Center)
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Region: United States > Florida > Brevard County > Merritt Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Merritt Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Econolodge Port Canaveral Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals, Kennedy Space Center, Beaches, Historic Cocoa Village with Waterfront Park, Antique Malls and Unique Restaurants. Boat rentals, water taxis, kayaking, golf, fishing nearby. Only 2 blocks from Merritt Square Mall. Free Cont. Breakfast. Spacious Pool Deck, Tiki Bar, Tennis, Fitness Center & Free High Speed Internet Access. Voted Best Hotel in Brevard County for five consecutive years. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel Kennedy Space Merritt Island
Clarion Hotel Merritt Island
Clarion Merritt Island
Merritt Island Clarion

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