6201 Opportunity Lane, Merrillville, IN 46410 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Highway Hotel in Lake County
41.50476 -87.31792
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3.0/ 5

Based on 56 guest reviews

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  • We have an indoor pool
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 23.6%!
  • Gym is available on property
  • 70 rooms in hotel
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Group score of 10.0/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel

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Local Attractions

Indiana Dunes, Downtown Chicago, Casinos, Deep River Water Park, Albanese Candy Factory

Verified Reviews of Econo Lodge

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"The Hotel Was Fine. Enjoyed our Stay there."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We all had a good stay.
(Group coordinator, booked 15 rooms), from US flag
21-Jul-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jul 17 to Sun Jul 20 2014 at a $59.00 group rate (22% discount).
"Great place for a one night stay."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
I liked the options that were provided for breakfast and how friendly the staff were, especially Shannon. She worked very hard to answer any questions we had during our stay. I highly recommend her and the crew to get a raise and for her personally to get employee of the month or quarter for she floated around with octopus arms dabbling with laundry, breakfast bar, front desk etc. My only compaint is that they ran out of clean towels the morning we checked out forcing us to not shower before hitting the road back to mn or use the towels we were provided with the night before.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Jul-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 11 to Sat Jul 12 2014 at a $61.00 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of Econo Lodge

3.0 out of 5. Based on 56 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

2 story brick building, no elevator. Indoor heated pool & spa, 24 hr fitness room & guest laundry facility. 24 hr guest assistance and guest shop equipped with soft drinks & snacks. Silver Service Hot Breakfast Buffet every morning free with room. All rooms equipped with hair dryer, iron & board, and coffee pot. 70 spacious rooms for your comfort all with inside entrances. Conventiently located off I65 & 61st Ave. exit 255 next to Cracker Barrel restaurant in Merrillville, Indiana. Meeting rooms are located on the second floor and can accomodate from 5 to 50 people depending on set up. Catering available upon request from outside vendor for additional charge.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2011
Floors: 2
Rooms: 70
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 70
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 8
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 1000 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 5.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 5.0 Mi
Pool Info:
Indoor Pool Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm
Policies / Expenses
by 4:00 PM Day of arrival
Nightly Parking: free
Typical Group Deposit: 50% 30 days out
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Occupancy Tax: 5.00%

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Quiet location
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO

Airport & Shuttle Information

Gary/Chicago Airport 18 miles, one way taxi $25, no shuttle available. Chicago Midway 45 miles, one way taxi $75. Chicago Ohare 55 miles, one way taxi $90. Airport bus available 2 miles from Lees Inn to & from Midway & Ohare airports for $20 each way per person.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

About Econo Lodge

  • Easy Starts continental breakfast
  • Offer special promotions and advance purchase deals
  • Free high-speed internet and premium movie channel
  • Convenient locations close to major roads and highways

The Econo Lodge highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Lees Inn & Suites

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Econo Lodge

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Econo Lodge.

Feel free to use the Econo Lodge meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Merrillville event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Meeting Room 45 x 35 x 10 1000 48/-- 35 -- 30 30 -- --/-- -- -- --
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Meeting Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1000 Sq. Feet
45 x 35 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Air Conditioning

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