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Econo Lodge South Garner
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Garner
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The property looked nice at first glance and the person at the front desk was super friendly. We had booked a King Suite with Jacuzzi, non-smoking. As soon as we walked in the door we were hit with the stench of stale cigarette smoke. As for the "suite," the only thing even remotely resembling suite-like status was the derelict sofa, which was so run-down one would dare not sit on it. Tiles were falling off the wall separating the room from the bath, and the sliding window (on the same wall) was scratched and had a broken handle. The jacuzzi leaked water, the toilet was askew, and that was it for us. We cancelled our reservation and went to a much nicer hotel down the road -- for the same price.

I should note that my wife and I have criss-crossed the US four times in the last three years, and this is absolutely the worst hotel we have ever encountered. It is the only time we have ever found a hotel so bad that we were unwilling to stay in it.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Ted M
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Room was clean..Bed was very hard and uncomfortable and although the room was clean, there was an odor in the room as though someone previously smoke a "substance" in there. Not on the main street. Parking spots are small.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dawn S
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We reserved two non-smoking rooms. One room, sandwiched between a row of smoking rooms, reeked of cigarette smoke. We called for a room switch and the desk said we had been in it thirty minutes and sat on the bed so she couldn't switch us. She said had to check with a manager and would call us back. No return call. No linen to make up the pull-out bed for the six-year-old granddaughter. We switched rooms with my son and his family so they could have our real smoke-free room. We found a line of ants marching from the wall in addition to the smoke. We will not stay here nor at any Econolodge ever again. There are lots of other hotel chains to try.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
Thank OICommando
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights while visiting my family...although the hotel and room were very worn...the room was clean, the bed was very comfy, and the staff were very nice. Will stay here again next year. Fridge in room and great wifi (which we appreciated).

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank ecoday
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It's not a very luxurious hotel, but it's average and has the necessities for a simple night. Bedroom was clean, bathroom was clean, parking was alright, the receptionist that checked me and my darling in was very sweet and talkative, it feels like a private stay, but we could still hear neighbors talking and conversing.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank MissSophieeJ
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Address: 1602 Mechanical Blvd, Garner, NC 27529-2535
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Garner
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Garner
Price Range: RM294 - RM323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge South Garner 2*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Econo Lodge Raleigh South provides clean and comfortable accommodations with a choice of one Queen bed, One King Bed or Two Queen Beds accommodations. We also offer Jacuzzi suites. All our rooms offer refrigerator, microwave, complementary WIFI, Continental breakfast, fitness center as well as outdoor pool. The hotel is conveniently located just off of Highway 70 and I-95, making it easily accessible. The hotel is surrounded by numeroud dining options like Tripps, Golden Corral, Raggazis Italian Restaurant, Kickback Jack, Mayflower Seafood, Biscuitville, Zaxby and of course, Goodberry's Icecream.If you like hoops, we have some of the best college hoops just a short drive to NC State University, University of North Carolina and Duke University. Other colleges in the area include Shaw University, Peace College, Meredith College and St.Augustine's College. We provide exceptional value and and service to our valuable guests. Be sure to check out Econo Lodge when you are travelling to Raleigh. ... more   less 
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