ECONO LODGE

1920 West Lucas St., Florence, SC 29501 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Highway Hotel in Florence County
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3.0/ 5

Based on 153 guest reviews

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  • Includes an outdoor pool
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 15.9%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 162 rooms in hotel
  • Check-out time: 11.00AM
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 9.8/10

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Local Attractions

Darlington International Speedway, FDTC College, Florence SMIT Campus, Francis Marion University, Florence Regional Airport, Mcleod Hospital, and Amtrack 8 miles, Florence Civic Center, Downtown, Magnolia Mall, 4.00 miles. 12 miles to Freedom Florence, Florence Tennis Association, Florence Performing Arts Center and Foutain Head Jazz Club. Less than half a mile to Fatz Cafe, Ruby Tuesday and Cracker Barrell and other area restaurants.

Verified Reviews of Econo Lodge

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Sad Busines"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I booked over fifty rooms and my room should have been free, but that did not happen. Then I got to the hotel and they took money off my card. I was going to pay cash on check-out. The pool dirty was dirty and the luggage racks had trash on them. We are a family of about 3000 bikers and we use hotels to stay at in SC, but I will put it out not to use Econo Lodge if not fixed.
(Meeting planner, booked 55 rooms), from US flag
10-Aug-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Aug 04 to Sun Aug 09 2015 at a $69.99 group rate.
"Inconvenient Experience"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
It was great stay until my husband stepped out of bed and cut his toe from a metal rod sticking out from the bed. I was not planning on a trip to the hospital and the Hotel didn't even have a first aid kit.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
31-Aug-2014 Verified Review
"Avoid"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Rude front desk staff. Sheets terrible. Towels old and thin. Plain old place. Carpet wet from leaks out of wall. Cleaning down only two days then you're on your own?
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Apr-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 11 to Mon Apr 14 2014 at a $126.66 average nightly rate.
Response from Management on 14-Aug-2014:
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 404 verified reviews

59
Poor

Easily accessible by car and has restaurants and bars nearby. Unpleasant entrance area. Poor vibe.

“Outside door not operational” “Breakfast included”

Great Budget Hotel Top 16% in city
Great City Hotel Top 23% in city

Good to know

  • Good accessibility by car

    “Right next to the highway” “Near major highways”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Phone and refrigerator didn't work” “Ac didn't work”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Property looked older” “Dated Motel”

  • Bad furniture

    “Fixtures did not work” “Carpet was filthy”

Review highlights

Location

92/100
53 reviews

Great location with good access by car. Good restaurants & bars in the area.

“Convenience stores nearby” “Easily accessible from highway” “Excellent location”

Value

64/100
46 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Great price” “Expensive hotels” “Breakfast included”

Service

58/100
110 reviews

Friendly but only somewhat professional service with okay reception and bad housekeeping.

“Friendly front desk” “Very late arrival” “Without cleaning”

Cleanliness

49/100
85 reviews

Unclean hotel facilities. Room cleanliness is acceptable.

“Wet towels” “Property was like a garbage” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Breakfast

48/100
41 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Breakfast could have been better” “Breakfast was very minimal” “Breakfast not worth”

Comfort

43/100
72 reviews

Small, noisy, uncomfortable rooms with poor A/C. Average beds.

“Highway noisy” “Ac didn't work” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Room

36/100
168 reviews

Run-down, small rooms and unpleasant bathrooms. Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard. Old rooms with substandard TV's, furniture and air conditioning.

“FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible” “Shower horrible”

Vibe

16/100
38 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Fine for a budget trip. Good choice for a city trip.

“Property looked older” “Dated Motel” “Very seedy atmosphere”

Amenities

16/100
27 reviews

Old facilities and unpleasant entrance area.

“Outside door not operational” “No ice machine in the building” “Property was like a garbage”

WiFi

14/100
7 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No internet service” “No internet access” “Wireless didn't work”

Ranked top 67% by couples, with a score of 66

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Security guard assisted” “Staff friendly”

  • Bad furniture

    “Fixtures did not work” “Carpet was filthy”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Phone and refrigerator didn't work” “Ac didn't work”

  • Great location

    “Convenience stores nearby” “Easily accessible from highway”

Review highlights

Location

93/100
13 reviews

Great location with good access by car.

“Convenience stores nearby” “Easily accessible from highway” “Excellent location”

Service

63/100
17 reviews

Service is average, but very friendly.

“Staff friendly” “Very late arrival” “Without cleaning”

Value

61/100
11 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Price great” “Hotel is cheap” “Breakfast not worth”

Breakfast

51/100
10 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Including boiled eggs” “Breakfast waffles excellent” “Good breakfast”

Cleanliness

51/100
12 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

“The place was clean and comfortable” “Fresh clean towels” “Linens were clean”

Comfort

44/100
11 reviews

Okay beds but not comfortable overall.

“Highway noisy” “Ac didn't work” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Room

39/100
28 reviews

Rooms in need of maintenance, with bad bathrooms and furniture. Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard.

“FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible” “Shower horrible”

Vibe

20/100
7 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Property looked older” “Dated Motel” “Very seedy atmosphere”

Ranked top 80% by families, with a score of 57

Good to know

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Property looked older” “Dated Motel”

  • Poor bathroom

    “Wet towels” “Shower did not work”

  • Poor vibe

    “Property looked older” “Dated Motel”

  • Uncomfortable

    “Highway noisy” “Ac didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

92/100
8 reviews

Great location with good access by car.

“Convenience stores nearby” “Easily accessible from highway” “Excellent location”

Value

65/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Total cost high” “Hotel is cheap” “Breakfast not worth”

Service

58/100
10 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Courteous staff” “Very late arrival” “Without cleaning”

Cleanliness

49/100
11 reviews

Room cleanliness is OK, but overall cleanliness is lacking.

“Wet towels” “Property was like a garbage” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Breakfast

44/100
6 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Breakfast could have been better” “Breakfast was very minimal” “Breakfast not worth”

Comfort

40/100
8 reviews

Okay beds but not comfortable overall.

“Highway noisy” “Ac didn't work” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Room

36/100
21 reviews

Bad rooms with terrible bathrooms. Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard.

“FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible” “Shower horrible”

Vibe

15/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Property looked older” “Dated Motel” “Very seedy atmosphere”

Ranked top 79% by business travelers, with a score of 54

Good to know

  • Dirty

    “Wet towels” “Property was like a garbage”

  • Room is not nice

    “FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible”

Review highlights

Value

61/100
3 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Price was amazing” “Expensive hotels” “Breakfast not worth”

Service

60/100
6 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Friendly staff” “Very late arrival” “Without cleaning”

Cleanliness

47/100
4 reviews

Dirty.

“Wet towels” “Property was like a garbage” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Room

37/100
8 reviews

Room is not nice.

“FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible” “Shower horrible”

Ranked top 74% by solo travelers, with a score of 67

Good to know

  • Room is not nice

    “FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible”

Review highlights

Room

37/100
3 reviews

Room is not nice.

“FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible” “Shower horrible”

Good to know

  • Good accessibility by car

    “Right next to the highway” “Near major highways”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Phone and refrigerator didn't work” “Ac didn't work”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Property looked older” “Dated Motel”

  • Bad furniture

    “Fixtures did not work” “Carpet was filthy”

Review highlights

Location

92/100
51 reviews

Great location with good access by car. Good restaurants & bars in the area.

“Convenience stores nearby” “Easily accessible from highway” “Excellent location”

Value

64/100
44 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Good bargain” “Expensive hotels” “Breakfast not worth”

Service

59/100
108 reviews

Friendly, more-or-less professional service, and so-so reception.

“Very late arrival” “Without cleaning” “Desk complaining”

Breakfast

54/100
41 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Including boiled eggs” “Breakfast waffles excellent” “Breakfast was good”

Comfort

44/100
71 reviews

Small, noisy, uncomfortable rooms with poor A/C. Average beds.

“Highway noisy” “Ac didn't work” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Room

36/100
166 reviews

Run-down, small rooms and unpleasant bathrooms. Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard. Old rooms with substandard TV's, furniture and air conditioning.

“FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible” “Shower horrible”

Vibe

16/100
37 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Property looked older” “Dated Motel” “Very seedy atmosphere”

Amenities

16/100
27 reviews

Old facilities and unpleasant entrance area.

“Outside door not operational” “No ice machine in the building” “Property was like a garbage”

WiFi

14/100
7 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No internet service” “No internet access” “Wireless didn't work”

Ranked top 66% by couples, with a score of 65

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Security guard assisted” “Staff friendly”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Phone and refrigerator didn't work” “Ac didn't work”

  • Great location

    “Convenience stores nearby” “Easily accessible from highway”

  • Uncomfortable

    “Highway noisy” “Ac didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

93/100
11 reviews

Great location with good access by car.

“Convenience stores nearby” “Easily accessible from highway” “Excellent location”

Service

63/100
16 reviews

Service is average, but very friendly.

“Friendly front desk” “Very late arrival” “Without cleaning”

Value

61/100
9 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Price great” “Hotel is cheap” “Breakfast included”

Cleanliness

52/100
11 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

“The place was clean and comfortable” “Clean linen” “Facility clean”

Breakfast

51/100
10 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Including boiled eggs” “Breakfast waffles excellent” “BREAKFAST GOOD”

Comfort

44/100
11 reviews

Okay beds but not comfortable overall.

“Highway noisy” “Ac didn't work” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Room

41/100
26 reviews

Poorly-maintained but decently clean rooms, with okay beds and subpar bathrooms.

“FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible” “Shower horrible”

Vibe

20/100
6 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Property looked older” “Dated Motel” “Very seedy atmosphere”

Ranked top 79% by families, with a score of 53

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “Wet towels” “Shower did not work”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Property looked older” “Dated Motel”

  • Poor vibe

    “Property looked older” “Dated Motel”

  • Good accessibility by car

    “Right next to the highway” “Near major highways”

Review highlights

Location

92/100
8 reviews

Great location with good access by car.

“Convenience stores nearby” “Easily accessible from highway” “Excellent location”

Value

65/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Reasonable price” “Expensive hotels” “Breakfast not worth”

Service

57/100
10 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Very late arrival” “Without cleaning” “Desk complaining”

Cleanliness

49/100
11 reviews

Room cleanliness is OK, but overall cleanliness is lacking.

“Wet towels” “Property was like a garbage” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Breakfast

44/100
6 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Breakfast could have been better” “Breakfast was very minimal” “Breakfast not worth”

Comfort

40/100
7 reviews

Okay beds but not comfortable overall.

“Highway noisy” “Ac didn't work” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Room

36/100
21 reviews

Bad rooms with terrible bathrooms. Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard.

“FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible” “Shower horrible”

Vibe

15/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Property looked older” “Dated Motel” “Very seedy atmosphere”

Ranked top 77% by business travelers, with a score of 53

Good to know

  • Room is not nice

    “FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible”

Review highlights

Value

61/100
3 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Expensive hotels” “Good value” “Breakfast included”

Service

60/100
6 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Very late arrival” “Without cleaning” “Desk complaining”

Cleanliness

47/100
4 reviews

Dirty.

“Wet towels” “Property was like a garbage” “Bedding stained, smelled of smoke”

Room

37/100
8 reviews

Room is not nice.

“FAUCET BEING A BIT LOOSE” “A/c unit horrible” “Shower horrible”

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Customer Reviews of Econo Lodge

3.0 out of 5. Based on 153 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

We are located less than 1/2 mile from I-95, 4 miles from Florence Darlington Technical College,Florence SMIT campus, Florence Civic Center, Magnolia Mall, and Florence Performing Arts Center. We are 8 miles from the Darlington International Speedway,Mcleod Hospital, Florence Regional Airport, Amtrack, Greyhound Bus station, Francis Marion University,QVC,Monster Inc,IFH, Heinz corporation, Honda, Roche Carolina and Dupont. We are approximately 12 miles from the Florence Tennis Association,Freedom Florence,Carolina's Hospital System and only 45 minutes from the glorious sands of Myrtle Beach. We are a two story interior and exterior corridor hotel, nestled behind the Quincy's Steak and Buffet restaurant. We offer quality rooms for reasonable pricing. Our rooms include a FREE deluxe continental hot breakfast, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee pots, hairdryers, iron and ironing boards, sofa sleepers, large work spaces, high speed wireless internet, extended cable and in room safes. If your group desires a meeting space, we can help. For your needs we provide a meeting space that can accomodate a group upto 50 people theatre style. From the business center for the business traveler; the Exercise room and a jogging track for the fitness traveler or the beautiful outdoor pool area for our wonderful family gatherings; whether your needs are for business or pleasure Econo Lodge has something to offer for everyone

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 2:.00PM
Check Out: 11.00AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 2
Rooms: 162
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 137
Handicap Rooms: 7
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 48 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 50 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Pool Info: OUT DOOR SEASONAL POOL
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24:00 hr
Nightly Parking: 0.00
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 13.00%
Total Misc Fees: $1.50 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 9.00%
Occupancy Tax: 3.00%

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
$10 per night...per pet


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

8 miles to Florence Regional airport and 70 miles to Myrtle Beach Jet Way. The taxi service from the airport to hotel or from hotel to the airport is approximately $10.00 one way.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Hot Breakfast (Waffles, Juice, Fresh Fruits, Muffins, Bagels, Eggs..ETC)

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.

Hotel Rate Trends at Econo Lodge

Rate fluctuations of Econo Lodge

The chart above shows averages of prices for both our group rates and the best individual traveler rates our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The best group rate shown is 44.5% in March 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $102 in the month of April 2015. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Econo Lodge in a month when rates are lower.

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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 Florence 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
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Meeting Room 22 x 24 x 15 528 --/-- -- 36 -- -- -- --/-- 50 -- --
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Meeting Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
528 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
22 x 24 x 15 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Air Conditioning

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