DOWNTOWN ERIE HOTEL

18west 18th St., Erie, PA 16501 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Convention Center Hotel in Erie County
42.11816 -80.07888
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Terrible
1.5/ 5

Based on 85 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • 134 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10

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Verified Reviews of Downtown Erie Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Worst Place to Stay"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
No maintenance and nothing was good.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Sep-2015 Verified Review
"Just Needed A Room"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
My Son and I helped my Daughter move to Pennsylvania. We drove there from Maine in her car and planned to take the train back from Erie. We just needed a room for one night in Downtown Erie, near the station. The Hotel was ok. We found leftover food (date unknown) in the refrigerator. The experience was not unpleasant, but it gave me an indication of the level of cleanliness and detail put forward here.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Jan-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Jan 12 to Mon Jan 13 2014 at a $65.00 average nightly rate.
"The worst hotel I have ever stayed in!"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
We were very disappointed in this hotel. Firstly, the snow & ice was not cleared anywhere in the parking lot or near the doorways. The hotel room was musty, very poorly arranged (the mirror was placed behind the dresser). The towels were so stiff that they felt like sandpaper and they were very small! We only had one cup and one decaf coffee and no sugar or cream - so when I called to the desk to have some brought up to us, they asked me to go pick it up! I would not stay here again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from CA flag
03-Dec-2013 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 29 to Sat Nov 30 2013 at a $75.00 average nightly rate.

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Summary of 407 verified reviews

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Poor

Bad furniture. Bad breakfast. Near city centre.

“Right in the heart of downtown” “No breakfast food”

Excellent Beach Hotel Top 3% in city
Good City Hotel Top 26% in city

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “Hair dryer & coffee maker didn't work” “Broken toilet seat”

  • Dirty bathroom

    “Shower head shot” “Towels were stained”

  • Dirty room

    “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

  • Unpleasant entrance area

    “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

76/100
61 reviews

Great location. Near city centre. Excursions are not good.

“Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions” “Great sandwich shop”

Service

49/100
76 reviews

Service staff are unprofessional, but quite friendly and reception is poor.

“Checking in so late” “No maid service” “Missing security”

Food

42/100
16 reviews

Food is not good. Desserts & fruits are ok.

“Just dry donuts” “No restaurant or lounge” “Fruit flies everywhere”

Pool

31/100
61 reviews

Dirty pool.

“Closed swimming pool” “No swimming pool” “Pool wasn't open”

Breakfast

29/100
53 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not so tasty.

“Stale bagels” “Cereal stale” “No breakfast food”

Comfort

27/100
68 reviews

Uncomfortable, noisy, average sized rooms with bad beds.

“Noisy air conditioners” “Towels were tiny” “Blankets were worn”

Amenities

26/100
58 reviews

Old facilities and unpleasant entrance area.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “No vending machines”

Vibe

22/100
58 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Awesome for a beach holiday. Good choice for a city trip. Fine for a budget trip.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Room

20/100
201 reviews

Unclean, badly-maintained rooms and bathrooms. Outdated rooms with poor beds but adequately-sized. Poorly-furnished with bad TV's, understocked minibars and unsightly kitchenettes.

“Coffee pot was broken” “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

Cleanliness

17/100
130 reviews

Dirty rooms, bathrooms, and pool area. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty” “Mirror was dirty”

Bar

15/100
11 reviews

Bar is not good.

“No orange juice” “No tea” “Watered down juice”

WiFi

10/100
28 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No wifi signal”

Ranked top 96% by couples, with a score of 47

Good to know

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old property” “Bathroom very old”

  • Dirty bathroom

    “Shower head shot” “Towels were stained”

  • Bad internet service

    “No wi-fi” “No internet”

  • Poor beds

    “Sheets dirty” “Sheet dirty”

Review highlights

Location

77/100
10 reviews

Great location.

“Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions” “Great sandwich shop”

Service

54/100
8 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Friendly staff” “Thorough cleaning” “Checking in so late”

Breakfast

29/100
6 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Stale bagels” “Cereal stale” “No breakfast food”

Comfort

28/100
10 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Noisy air conditioners” “Towels were tiny” “Blankets were worn”

Pool

27/100
6 reviews

Bad pool.

“Closed swimming pool” “No swimming pool” “Pool wasn't open”

Amenities

25/100
11 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “No vending machines”

Vibe

22/100
11 reviews

Poor vibe. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Room

19/100
28 reviews

Dirty and under-maintained rooms and bathrooms with bad beds.

“Coffee pot was broken” “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

Cleanliness

14/100
24 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty” “Mirror was dirty”

WiFi

10/100
8 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No wifi signal”

Ranked top 96% by families, with a score of 36

Good to know

  • Bad pool

    “Closed swimming pool” “No swimming pool”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Old property” “No restaurant or lounge”

  • Bad amenities

    “Old property” “No restaurant or lounge”

  • Unpleasant entrance area

    “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

72/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions” “Great sandwich shop”

Service

49/100
8 reviews

Bad but acceptably friendly service.

“Checking in so late” “No maid service” “Missing security”

Pool

28/100
9 reviews

Bad pool.

“Closed swimming pool” “No swimming pool” “Pool wasn't open”

Comfort

26/100
8 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Noisy air conditioners” “Towels were tiny” “Blankets were worn”

Breakfast

24/100
7 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Stale bagels” “Cereal stale” “No breakfast food”

Amenities

23/100
12 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “No vending machines”

Vibe

20/100
9 reviews

Poor vibe. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Room

18/100
30 reviews

Dirty, badly-kept rooms with poor beds and bathrooms.

“Coffee pot was broken” “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

Cleanliness

17/100
17 reviews

Dirty room. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty” “Mirror was dirty”

WiFi

11/100
5 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No wifi signal”

Ranked top 95% by solo travelers, with a score of 45

Good to know

  • Service is poor

    “Checking in so late” “No maid service”

  • Bad breakfast

    “Stale bagels” “Cereal stale”

  • Great location

    “Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions”

  • Poor vibe

    “Old property” “No restaurant or lounge”

Review highlights

Location

79/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions” “Great sandwich shop”

Value

70/100
5 reviews

Best value for money.

“Cheap place to stay” “Including food” “Good value for money”

Service

48/100
6 reviews

Service is poor.

“Checking in so late” “No maid service” “Missing security”

Breakfast

25/100
4 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Stale bagels” “Cereal stale” “No breakfast food”

Room

20/100
14 reviews

Bad rooms with terrible bathrooms.

“Coffee pot was broken” “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

Vibe

19/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Cleanliness

16/100
7 reviews

Dirty.

“Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty” “Mirror was dirty”

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “Hair dryer & coffee maker didn't work” “Broken toilet seat”

  • Dirty bathroom

    “Shower head shot” “Towels were stained”

  • Dirty room

    “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

  • Unpleasant entrance area

    “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

78/100
59 reviews

Great location. Near city centre. Excursions are not good.

“Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions” “Great sandwich shop”

Service

49/100
75 reviews

Service staff are unprofessional, but quite friendly and reception is poor.

“Checking in so late” “No maid service” “Missing security”

Food

42/100
16 reviews

Food is not good. Desserts & fruits are ok.

“Just dry donuts” “No restaurant or lounge” “Fruit flies everywhere”

Breakfast

30/100
51 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not so tasty.

“Stale bagels” “Cereal stale” “No breakfast food”

Pool

30/100
60 reviews

Bad pool.

“Closed swimming pool” “No swimming pool” “Pool wasn't open”

Comfort

27/100
68 reviews

Uncomfortable, noisy, average sized rooms with bad beds.

“Noisy air conditioners” “Towels were tiny” “Blankets were worn”

Amenities

26/100
58 reviews

Old facilities and unpleasant entrance area.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “No vending machines”

Vibe

22/100
58 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Room

20/100
198 reviews

Unclean, badly-maintained rooms and bathrooms. Outdated rooms with poor beds but adequately-sized. Poorly-furnished with bad TV's, understocked minibars and unsightly kitchenettes.

“Coffee pot was broken” “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

Cleanliness

16/100
128 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty” “Mirror was dirty”

Bar

15/100
11 reviews

Bar is not good.

“No orange juice” “No tea” “Watered down juice”

WiFi

7/100
27 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No wifi signal”

Ranked top 96% by couples, with a score of 45

Good to know

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old property” “Bathroom very old”

  • Dirty bathroom

    “Shower head shot” “Towels were stained”

  • Bad internet service

    “No wi-fi” “No internet”

  • Poor beds

    “Sheets dirty” “Sheet dirty”

Review highlights

Location

78/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions” “Great sandwich shop”

Service

54/100
8 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Thorough cleaning” “Checking in so late” “No maid service”

Breakfast

29/100
6 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Stale bagels” “Cereal stale” “No breakfast food”

Pool

27/100
6 reviews

Bad pool.

“Closed swimming pool” “No swimming pool” “Pool wasn't open”

Comfort

26/100
10 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Noisy air conditioners” “Towels were tiny” “Blankets were worn”

Amenities

24/100
11 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “No vending machines”

Vibe

23/100
11 reviews

Poor vibe. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Room

19/100
27 reviews

Dirty and under-maintained rooms and bathrooms with bad beds.

“Coffee pot was broken” “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

Cleanliness

14/100
24 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty” “Mirror was dirty”

WiFi

10/100
8 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No wifi signal”

Ranked top 96% by families, with a score of 33

Good to know

  • Bad pool

    “Closed swimming pool” “No swimming pool”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Old property” “No restaurant or lounge”

  • Bad amenities

    “Old property” “No restaurant or lounge”

  • Unpleasant entrance area

    “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Review highlights

Location

72/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions” “Great sandwich shop”

Service

49/100
8 reviews

Bad but acceptably friendly service.

“Checking in so late” “No maid service” “Missing security”

Pool

29/100
9 reviews

Bad pool.

“Closed swimming pool” “No swimming pool” “Pool wasn't open”

Comfort

26/100
8 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Noisy air conditioners” “Towels were tiny” “Blankets were worn”

Breakfast

25/100
6 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Stale bagels” “Cereal stale” “No breakfast food”

Amenities

23/100
12 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “No vending machines”

Vibe

20/100
9 reviews

Poor vibe. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Room

17/100
30 reviews

Dirty, badly-kept rooms with poor beds and bathrooms.

“Coffee pot was broken” “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

Cleanliness

17/100
17 reviews

Dirty room. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty” “Mirror was dirty”

WiFi

11/100
5 reviews

Bad internet service.

“No wi-fi” “No internet” “No wifi signal”

Ranked top 93% by solo travelers, with a score of 43

Good to know

  • Service is poor

    “Checking in so late” “No maid service”

  • Great location

    “Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions”

  • Poor vibe

    “Old property” “No restaurant or lounge”

  • Room is not nice

    “Coffee pot was broken” “Stains on the box springs”

Review highlights

Location

79/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Right in the heart of downtown” “Close to the attractions” “Great sandwich shop”

Value

70/100
5 reviews

Best value for money.

“Cheap place to stay” “Including food” “Good value for money”

Service

48/100
6 reviews

Service is poor.

“Checking in so late” “No maid service” “Missing security”

Room

20/100
14 reviews

Bad rooms with terrible bathrooms.

“Coffee pot was broken” “Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty”

Vibe

19/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Old property” “No restaurant or lounge” “Elevator didn't work”

Cleanliness

16/100
7 reviews

Dirty.

“Stains on the box springs” “Hotel room was dirty” “Mirror was dirty”

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Customer Reviews of Downtown Erie Hotel

1.5 out of 5. Based on 85 guest reviews , Terrible

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2006
Floors: 4
Rooms: 134
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 80
Handicap Rooms: 4
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1
Meeting Space: 20 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 150 people
Policies / Expenses
Nightly Parking: 00
Typical Group Deposit: 100
Total Taxes: 13.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
Occupancy Tax: 7.00%

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room

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