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Vallejo
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Needed a place to stay at the last minute for my college reunion. This was the only place left. At first dreaded the idea of the Econo Lodge but here's what made it work for me: Friendly staff, clean room and bathroom, HBO, nice and quiet for easy sleeping. 30' very easy drive from Cleveland/Hopkins Airport. I felt safe there.... More 

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Prairie Grove, Arkansas
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Reviewed 13 March 2013 via mobile

I found the room very clean and the bed comfortable. Nothing fancy of course, this is an Econolodge. The price was fair, and the staff friendly. I had stayed at the super 8 just down the road the night before. Almost the same rooms. The Econolodge has a better location and a more up to date heater/AC. Either will do... More 

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Jefferson, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This motel is only for those who like filthy carpet, sticky surfaces (table, phone handset), mold in the bathroom, and burned out light bulbs (to go with the cigarette burns in the bedspread?). The desk clerk seemed to not care, as he didn't offer us another room and said he couldn't find any light bulbs. I have contacted Choice Hotels... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

My wife and I stayed in this motel for 5 nights (checked in July 4 - checked out July 9) while we attended the NHRA National event in Norwalk, OH and visited Cedar Point. Our room was clean, had a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker, and everything in it worked as it should. As another reviewer mentioned, there aren't any ESPN... More 

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cyberspace
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

i read the reviews on tripadvisor and booked a stay here -- i don't understand how this place is getting 4 and 5 star reviews. first of all -- it looks out onto an electrical plant. it's off the freeway but not as convenient as a couple other hotels at the same exit to get to. the rooms are kind... More 

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Sharpsburg, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2011

To start with if you are a sports fan and like to watch ESPN this is not the hotel for you. Then the front desk personel are both not curtious and very unprofesional. Lastly there is the house keeping staff, although my issue is with one person alone she deffinetly put me on my guard for the remainder of the... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Traveling from NE to NY. Clipped and used the $47.99 coupon in the Hotel discount book we picked up at the travel plaza. Booked two rooms. Staff was helpful, place was clean. Continental breakfast was the norm. We booked a reservation for our return. Can't go wrong with the coupon.

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Thank Pohouse
Cooksville, IL
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2011

We stayed here just one night on our 16 hour drive from NY to IL. Tried 3 different hotels first but they were all booked, finally found the Econo Lodge. Front desk reception was super friendly and very helpful...recommended a very yummy pizza place that delivered (Uncle Al's -- SO SO SO CHEAP and GREAT food!!!!) Room was very clean.... More 

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Payne, ohio
1 review
Reviewed 6 June 2011

Econo Lodge was a pleasant stay.. Nice workers, clean pool and all our needs were taken care of without any hesitation.. Would recommend to my friends...

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oxford Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2010

I was pleased with the EconoLodge because it was reasonably priced, quiet, with a refrigerator, micro wave, coffee pot, TV and access to an internet. The mall and restaurants were acrossed the street. It was everything that I needed for a nice couple of days stay. I recommend this motel with pleasure.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Carefree Inn

Address: 523 Griswold Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Region: United States > Ohio > Elyria
Price Range: RM245 - RM249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carefree Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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Econo Lodge Elyria
Elyria Econo Lodge
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