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Econo Lodge South

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 23 August 2016

First thing wrong is the check-in. There is a pool off the check-in lobby that is a nasty color of green. Leaves you with a wonderful first impression of the motel even if it isn't open for use. Next you drive around to go to your room and walk up a set of stairs that are literally rusting out. You...

Thank Scott949
Mount Pleasant
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I would give this a zero star rating, if that was a choice. Booked as part of a group - which was only 2 other families. Upon checking in - did NOT want to stay here. The pictures online are better than what you will see when you pull in. GREEN pool, told the hot tub was broke 2 years...

Thank Gary G
Manton, Michigan
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I had booked 3 rooms for 2 nights each, for a dive trip weekend. The rooms were clean upon arrival. The water in the pool was green and a: Closed for Maintenance sign was on the door. We were told that the pool would reopen in the morning. The front desk clerk said; that it was good to go, but...

Thank jsems00
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We stayed here because we were doing the antique show, and all other hotels were booked when we signed on for the show. Otherwise, we would have left. Problems: Toilet constantly running/dripping. Complained immediately, but was not fixed until last night of our 4 night stay. Very Noisy air conditioning too. Beds were saggy and old. Bedspreads did not match,...

Thank jo a
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel through a third party website & couldn't read the reviews until after it was booked. This place looked like a crime scene (as my 9 year old said). There were broken windows, someone had obviously been evicted from their room because there were clothes and belongings thrown out in a hallway, there was a hole was...

Thank joy9
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The person in the front office was friendly and helpful with both check in and check out. The room was filthy. There were candy wrappers on the floor and behind the nightstand. We were afraid to touch anything in the room. I would rather have slept in the car for the night. There is a pool, however, it was green!!!...

Thank nburns1973
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't recommend!! Cigarette butts and trash greet you at the front door upon arrival. Several upper windows have been broken out. Front desk staff friendly enough and room ok. Not worth $100, maybe $50?

Thank rgoek
Mishawaka, Indiana
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We came to Petosky last minute and this was the only hotel we could get for a decent price for 5 people. I was very hesitant after reading many of the reviews, but it was overall a decent place. The rooms were clean. The beds were uncomfortable but seemed to be clean. We were actually pleasantly surprised after reading all...

Thank MaggieMaude
Orland Park, Illinois
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Rooms on 2nd. floor I had booked 7 rooms. The first group arrived told us it was O K. The only problem was second floor rooms only, my daughter told them that I was using a walker and had a boot on my foot and unable to do stairs. The said they could make no changes. We arrived and tried...

Thank brownco8
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I knew when i walked into the lobby and how bad it smelled and noticed what i thought was an indoor swimming pool or was it? (You could not see the bottom ) that i was in trouble. We proceeded to our room and walked in and turned around and went back to the office for my refund. It was...

Thank Retiredjc

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Econo Lodge South

Address: 1859 S US Highway 131, Petoskey, MI 49770-8338
Region: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Petoskey
Price Range: €74 - €191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge South 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Petoskey
Petoskey Econo Lodge
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“Stay away from this hotel”
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“Go some where else !”
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“Located downtown”
lc0te, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book a room early in Petoskey, as there are not enough rooms for tourists coming.”
779joa, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there are any good rooms!!!”
nburns1973, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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