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Econo Lodge Valdosta
Ranked #17 of 33 Hotels in Valdosta
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Mansfield, Ohio
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36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What a Dump”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2011

I selected this hotel based on other Trip Advisor reviews and being part of the Choice Hotel family. Now, I see that most reviws were "old". You have to drive through the Sleep Inn parking lot to get to the hotel. Upon checking in, I was informed thet Valdosta was under a boil advisory; so no drinking water, ice, etc. (No fault of the hotel). The room was dingy, The bathroom floor was sticky and it was obvious where spills had happened. Sheets appeared to be clean, but spotted. Carpet needed replacing. Couldn't get the wireless connection. It was raining and there was some sort of leak above the window because some brown liquid was dripping on the sill. Couldn't wait to leave!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Jackson, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2011

Trip Advisor was right on. Good place to stay. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Belton, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2010

I had to come to valdosta a month ago with a different group of kids and stayed at the most aweful hotel and wished I had looked at trip advisor before I went. So, I knew I would be coming back the following month and need a nice hotel on a budget. This hotel was recommended by many of the travelers on trip advisor, so I decided to stay here. This hotel definetly is one of the best Econo lodges ever! I found out that it was 5th in the nation on Econo lodges. The pool wasnt deeper than five feet and the continental breakfast was nothing special but it was enough. The rooms were very spacious, clean and exceeded my expectations! The location was in a great place, somewhat secluded and beside a great seafood restaurant. I would recommend anyone stay here who is on a budget but wants something clean, nice and safe to stay.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Birmingham, Alabama
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

Stopped here for one night on the way home from Orlando. The front desk clerk was very polite and friendly. Room was no-frills, but it was extremely clean and quiet, even though it was next to the elevator and ice machine, and the hotel is near the Interstate. We were given a handicap-accessible room, and its bathroom was large and well-lit. The free breakfast was the usual: danish, bagels, cereal, toast, coffee, milk & juice. The lobby/breakfast area was small but clean. We arrived late and left early, so I did not check out the pool.
I normally would not have even considered staying at an Econo Lodge, as my previous experience with low-budget hotels has not been the best. However, I would definitely stay here again and I highly recommend it for a one-night stopover at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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marietta GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2010

I am very wary of econolodges and dont stay there as a rule, but had choice points to use and it was a low point value.
i was very pleasantly surprised - this was a VERY nice econolodge. it is new, with all interior corridors, and very clean.
breakfast in teh morning was a bit basic, but for the rate it was very nice.
hotel is just off the interstate and very convienent for an overnight stop on I-75, with lots of restaraunts on the same exit.
Not sure about the normal rates, but if it is like normal econolodges, this place is a great deal.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Byron, GA
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101 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2010

Couteous friendly staff. Clean outside and inside. Queen beds. Towels a bit small but that's not a big deal. Breakfast included and was the standard fare. Right on I-75 but absolutely no interstate noise. Many places to eat nearby. Safe area. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2010

My wife and I stopped at this Econo Lodge on New Years Day as we were headed back to FL. When we arrived I wanted to first check out the room I would be staying in. The woman just checked me in. I did have a reservation and it was still early enough to cancel this. I was tired and just accepted this. As my family and I were headed down the hall to the stairs(our room was on the 3rd floor)we smelled overpowered by a strong smell of currie. I understand if you want to cook your food but this was just so strong it is a turn off to me and the wife. The room was nice and clean but because of this fact I won't stay their again. I know this smell was coming from the owners room because my wife happened to see the woman that checked me in cooking and that's where the smell was coming from.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge Valdosta

Property: Econo Lodge Valdosta
Address: 3022 James Road, Valdosta, GA 31602
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Region: United States > Georgia > Valdosta
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Valdosta
#2 Best Value Hotel in Valdosta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Valdosta 2*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Econo Lodge of Valdosta! This hotel is much more than you would expect with economy priced rates, but still full of plenty of amenities. Interior corridors, free DSL in every room, complimentary continental breakfast, and a pool are just a few of our many amenities. Beautifully decorated, the Econo Lodge has two queen beds in most rooms, and if you are in Valdosta for an extended stay, our kitchenette rooms are great, and we offer weekly and monthly rates. They are equipped with refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, coffee makers, hair dryers, and two queen beds. The Econo Lodge is conveniently located at exit 18 off of I-75, and is close to restaurants, shopping, Valdosta State University, Wild Adventures, and much more. Our 24 hour surveillance cameras offer safety and security to our guests.The Econo Lodge hotel in Valdosta, GA is conveniently located off of Interstate 75 and is less than 10 miles from the Georgia Military College and the Moody Air Force Base. This Valdosta, GA hotel is near area attractions like the Valdosta State University, Martin Stadium and the Valdosta Technical College. Our hotel guests will enjoy shopping at Colonial Mall, just one mile from the hotel, or the outlet mall at Lake Park Mill Store Plaza. Also nearby our hotel is the Valdosta Regional Airport, the Crescent House, Remerton Village, and the Okefenokee Swamp whose wetlands stretch along the Georgia Florida border.One of Valdostas most popular attractions, Wild Adventures Theme Park, is only 10 miles away from our hotel. Whether traveling to Valdosta, GA for pleasure or for work stay connected with family, friends, and the office with the use of free high speed internet in all of our hotel rooms. Our hotel guests can also stay up to date with current events with a complimentary USA Today newspaper on weekdays. Local calls are also free at the Econo Lodge in Valdosta GA and this hotel also offers free local shuttle service for its hotel guests.Guests of this Valdosta GA hotel will enjoy free continental breakfast every morning that includes cereals, toast, fruits, juices, milk, and fresh hot coffee. This pet friendly hotel also features a lovely seasonal outdoor pool and a sundeck to layout on. There is also a guest laundry facility in the hotel for our hotel guests convince. Our Valdosta, GA hotel is a secure Interior Corridor hotel with indoor and outdoor Security Cameras. ... more   less 
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