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All reviews no elevator bagels a small strip mall bed was comfortable would stay here again major highway free hot breakfast ironing board cold cereal one night stay budget hotel the entire staff mark twain king room english muffin microwave sink
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Where do I start. Well, we stayed July 3-6th in Big Flats Hotel. Check in was fine but we went to our room to find that they had been doing dry-wall repair in the bathroom and had not completed it. It also appeared to have bullet holes in wall (room 225) that had been patched with silicone. On Thursday night there was a very loud couple that were arguing back and forth and going in and out of their room and I told the main desk that if they didn't do anything I was going to call the cops. We left the hotel just to be safe.
Continental breakfast was a mess on July 4th with no food and no one cleaning up in lobby. We also were told that there was not going to be any housekeeping for a day due to the fact that management didn't want to pay overtime to its staff. Manager was nice but shortage of staff was VERY obvious. Never anyone sitting at desk...ring the bell and someone appears behind the curtain! Beds were great but can't make up for rest. It seems the riff raff hang out at this hotel.....could be because of the price.

Room Tip: go to the far back, 2nd floor
  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were pleasantly surprised. Why? We thought it will be so budget, that we should set our sights a tad low and stay for a night and move on. But, we were blown away.... with its items such as:
The GOOD:
1. Friendly staff. 2. Cleanliness. 3. Being upgraded to new mattress, new bathroom and carpets in the room. 4. No bad odor of any kind. 5. Close to everything. Arnot Mall, Highway and all types of restaurants. No more than 5 minutes to all the facilities.

The BAD:
Breakfast. They call it "hot" breakfast. You do not have to. You will better off going on your own to some nice restaurants nearby to start the day.

We planned on staying one night. But we stayed 4 nights, instead of planned moving to a better, more classy hotel.

THE BEST: All the above at a reasonable price. Hotels with comparable price range would give you a "one-hour" kind of room. This is not bad. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Choose away from the highway which is behind the hotel. We chose a corner room, lower level. It was quite convenient.
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Yatin P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, I will be sure to thank our staff for the hard work they do. we hope you will continue to visit us during your visits to the area. We will continue to work to improve our breakfast options to meet everyone's expectations and we appreciate your feed back. Hope to see you again soon.

Yatin Patel
General Manager
Econo Lodge

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Stayed here 7 days while working in the area and found this hotel clean and comfortable. Bed was comfortable and the internet was fast enough to stream movies. Housekeeping serviced the room everyday and the entire staff was friendly and courteous. This property is centrally located within plenty of dining and shopping options. I would stay here again if in the area. I noticed a few less than favorable reviews but I couldn't find anything wrong here.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled on business
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Yatin P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay at our hotel. we are happy to hear you enjoyed all the amenities our hotel has to offer, I will be sure to thank our team for the great work they do everyday to deliver the very best service to each of our guest. We hope to see you again and hope you have a wonderful day.

Yatin Patel
General Manager
Econolodge

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Needed a one night stay and the rate was good. Room was okay for an older property. Newer flat screen tv, frig, and micro wave. Took first floor room because of front door parking. When we came back from dinner every place was taken because no numbers on parking spaces, Breakfast room is very small but breakfast was good. Found cloths from previous quest in bathroom. Dumpster pick up at 4:00 am work us up. But you get what you pay for. Near plenty of shopping and food.

Room Tip: first floor no elevators
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Yatin P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay, i am very sorry to hear that the Trash pick up woke you, i will be sure to work with our partners to make sure they are coming at more reasonable time. i will also work with our housekeeping team to make sure that each of our guest are getting the very best service, and provided with the cleanest and guest ready rooms.

Yatin Patel
General Manager
Econo Lodge Elmira
607-739-2000

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I guess the clue is in the title but I don't ALWAYS associate economical with sub standard!
I booked a double non smoking room and got a room that was clearly no stranger to a cigarette!
The beds were comfortable and clean but that was about as good as it got.
The carpet looked a throwback to the 70s and I don't think Econolodge have replaced any part of the bathroom since it was built. The fittings barely held together and the shower curtain looked like the original.
The door to our room looked like it had been forced open by local police on a drugs raid!
The breakfast was basic but ok, although they ran out of coffee.
Was it cheap? Reasonably. Would I have paid extra for a Best Western or Holiday Inn? Absolutely.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Yatin P, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations, we work very hard to have a clean hotel, though it is old we make sure to do our best to keep everything in clean working order. We also work hard to keep any trouble some guest out of our hotel, and am sure there were no drug bust you would have to worry about. I will be sure to work with our staff to ensure that the coffee is always kept full as we provide coffee around the clock. we hope you will reconsider and give us a chance to exceed your expectations. till then have a wonderful day.

Yatin Patel
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Econo Lodge Elmira
607-739-2000

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