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Econo Lodge

101 Edelweiss Strasse PO Box 1178, Helen, GA 30545-3638
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 29/09/2021.Read more
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#15 of 19 hotels in Helen
Econo Lodge Hotel Motel Helen near Unicoi State Park, Piedmont College and Truett-McConnell College,features spacious guest rooms that has standard features hairdryers, coffeemakers, refrigerators, wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves, irons, ironing boards, and cable television. Some rooms have whirlpool bathtubs. Seasonal outdoor pool, and a meeting room are available at Hotel Helen GA. The Econo Lodge Hotel Motel Helen is located in Alpine Helen, GA at the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest. You'll find Downtown Alpine Helen with all its shops, restaurants, attractions and the Helen Festhalle a short 2 minute drive from the hotel. The Swiss inspired accommodations of the Econolodge await your arrival in scenic White County, GA located alongside the Chattahoochee River. The Econo Lodge Hotel Motel Helen is adjacent to the new Helen Water Park and only minutes from Unicoi State Park, Anna Ruby Falls and the Cabbage Patch Kids Babyland General Hospital. Whether shopping in one of the many local Artisans shops, tubing down the Chattahoochee River, hiking up to Anna Ruby Falls or golfing at Innsbruck a pleasant nights stay will round out the enjoyment of a day well spent. The Econo Lodge Hotel near Chattahoochee offers all guests complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet, Deluxe Continental Breakfast and USA Today. Every room offers an iron/ironing board, coffeemaker, hairdryer and 25" TV with premium cable making you feel at home the minute you arrive. Centrally located in Helen Georgia, the Econo Lodge is your perfect lodging choice for a wonderful trip to Alpine Helen and the upstate Chattahoochee Region.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Julie C wrote a review Nov 2020
Ocala, Florida66 contributions55 helpful votes
Roaches, cracked bathtub,you have to have brutt strength to pull the old fashioned tab to start the shower, heat lamp in bathroom doesn't work, creaking beds that are hard as sleeping on the ground. 3 nights stay and not once did someone clean in our room.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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BrookeHerrin wrote a review Nov 2020
Birmingham, Alabama77 contributions28 helpful votes
Luckily we got to the hotel late after exploring Helen (which is adorable). Before we took anything out of the car I went in to turn the beds down because I had two sleep babies. As soon as I turned the bed down I noticed a dirty pillowcase so I turned the pillow over to find a BED BUG crawling on the pillow. I immediately went over to the other bed to check (out of curiosity) and sure enough there were two bed bugs crawling in that bed. We didn’t even get the stuff out of the car. My husband went to the front to let them know we wouldn’t be staying there and wanted a refund. They gave us a refund and we drove to a Hilton to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Scott M wrote a review Nov 2020
Westlake, Louisiana459 contributions97 helpful votes
Had to wait 2 extra hours to check in due to rooms needing to be cleaned. We ended up with a different room than we had reserved (no hot tub). The “breakfast” consisted of coffee available at the reception and pre packaged muffins, pure false advertising in my opinion. This place was the lowlight of a 10 night driving trip, lost time in Helen for which we had only one evening. Would not recommend this place.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Benjamin H. wrote a review Oct 2020
East Ridge, Tennessee2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very disappointing, the room and service was the worst ever. When we arrived to our room, no shower curtain, no TV because cable company went bankrupt what we was told before we arrived . The room wasn’t cleaned during the day when we went out. Only got two towels and wash rags. Was told to bring old towels to get more towels. No access to pool because it was drained and no continental breakfast was offered. Was very noisy and finally we were checked out of our room because someone checked out and gave the wrong room number and we had to go down and tell the front desk we had another night. Very bad hotel never again we we ever stay at this dump of a hotel.My recommendation don’t stay at this Econo Lodge in Helen Ga don’t waste your money.😡😡😡😡😡
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nobody wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived 30 minutes after check in and were told it would be 30 minutes before the room was ready. We came back 30 minutes later and were told it would be a few more minutes. We waited another hour! No explanation, no apology. Nothing. They could've at least been honest about how long it'd be so we could do something else and make accommodations for our food that was spoiling in the cooler. The manager looked like she would laugh at my boyfriend when he requested a discount to comp for our room not being ready until two full hours after check in, but ultimately gave us 10% off. She eventually told us that the wait was because there was only one maid. There were three women at the front desk. We really did not appreciate that she tried to blame it on the maid instead of helping her while someone else watched the desk or asking one of the other girls to help. We watched another group demand a full refund and stay somewhere else because they were still not in their room at 5 pm either. In addition to the staff's unprofessional manner, they were also unprofessionally dressed. The room was clean and really nice once we finally got to check in.
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Date of stay: August 2020
US$69 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Econo Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Econo Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf (0.9 km), Nora Mill Granary (0.8 km), and Hardman Farm (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Econo Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Econo Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Econo Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Econo Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spice 55 Thai And Sushi Restaurant, Mully's Nacoochee Grill, and Bigg Daddys Restaurant and Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Econo Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Econo Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Econo Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hardman Farm (1.1 km) and Romeo and Juliet Indian Mound Tragedy Site (1.4 km).
Is Econo Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.