Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville

401 South 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202 United States (USA) near Exit 136c on I-65 (~0.4mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2.0 Star Property
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  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • 97 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • Group friendly rating of 10.0/10

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Local Attractions

4th Street Live, Convention center is only 3 blocks from hotel, Slugger Musium, Sfeggetti factory, Muhhamad Ali musium, churchill down, Expo center.

Verified Reviews of Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Horrible and rude."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I made my reservation and my aunt died latter on that day in Michigan so I had to cancel my reservation and go to Michigan. Not only did they refuse to give me back my money the lady who was Manager that morning was rude and hung up on me.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Nov-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Nov 06 to Sun Nov 07 2021 at a $103.99 average nightly rate.
"Basic motel with thin walls."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
While the staff was very friendly and the room was relatively clean, the amount of noise from adjacent rooms and the street made it extremely difficult to sleep.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 03 to Sat Sep 04 2021 at a $79.99 average nightly rate.
"Didn’t stay. Unwelcoming. Sketchy."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Workers were outside walking around then looked around my car. When we got out they were asking if we had a parking pass BEFORE we could even check in so obviously we didn't have one. I am calling corporate and telling the rest of the story.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 20 to Sun Aug 22 2021 at a $136.49 average nightly rate.
"Employees were hard to get along with."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The room and stay was nice. The first employee was watching a movie and I stood waiting on her for quite a while. I requested an early check in cause I was on my way home from Raleigh NC and the wwe wrestling match was the last event and stop to help break the long drive up. So I drove over 10hrs to get there and I was told they would do their best to accommodate me. I fully understand the housekeepers need time to clean but I just needed one room and bathroom t didnt matter what type of room or number of beds. There was one car in the parking lot other then employees and I was frustrated when I was told I had to wait over two hrs until I could get a room and rest. At first she didn't know when I could get a room and I made another trip back inside and asked if anything had changed or if I could get one at 3pm at least. I wouldn't complain just was mad when I specifically marked my arrival time and it sounded like it wouldn't have been a problem to bet a room earlier then 3pm. I had my 76 yr old grandpa with me for my birthday and he can't take the heat and drove half of the 10+ hr drive to Louisville and he wanted to nap and rest before the event and had to use the restroom due to his medication. The lady that started her shift and checked me in was okay just felt like I was bothering her to do her job and was very short talking. I was trying to be polite and ask questions and spark conversations while she was doing her computer stuff but I felt like I was a bother choosing your motel for our stay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Jul 25 to Mon Jul 26 2021 at a $94.05 average nightly rate.
Overall Score2.0/ 5
It's not made up cable TV doesn't work had to get more than one room to accommodate and was not told about a $150 deposit for the room when we got there.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Aug 01 to Sun Aug 02 2020 at a $105.78 average nightly rate.
"Horrible Breakfast"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
The room was what you would expect for the price. Hard to get in and out of.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-May-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu May 16 to Fri May 17 2019 at a $89.10 average nightly rate.
"Overnight at the Econolodge."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
My mother, age 70 had to be at the hospital at five am the following day. We live two hours away from the hospital so we felt it would be easier on her to stay overnight near the hospital. We chose Econolodge for the convenience to the hospital and the price. We didn't even check in until 9 and were leaving at 4:30 am. We just needed a good nights sleep in a clean bed. The room was clean and comfortable. We felt safe traveling alone and it was well lit. I do have one negative thing to say about our stay. Because my mother has lung cancer, it is very important she not be around smoke. No smoking signs were hung in the front of the building and in the lobby. When we were walking from our car to the room, a night time clerk was standing outside the building, beside the No Smoking Sign no less, smoking a cigarette. That was disappointing. Other than that, the room was worth the $78 for the night.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Apr-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Apr 14 to Mon Apr 15 2019 at a $67.15 average nightly rate.
Overall Score3.0/ 5
After our visit I received a five dollar charge on my credit card. I have no idea what I was charged for ?.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Oct 26 to Sat Oct 27 2018 at a $88.74 average nightly rate.
"Evening Excursion to Louisville"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
There were three fights overnight from 2 to 4 am. I know the Econo Lodge cannot control who can stay in their rooms and this is not completely their fault but they are a little guilty by association. So fair warning to all of you young drunk bachelor partiers. It doesn't take too long for the police to show up. We also couldn't order pizza from the Papa John's (their location shares the parking lot with the Econo Lodge) that night because they were robbed and had to shut down early. It is downtown so there is no shortage of other places to eat. It is a shame that the location had so many problems. I had a great time in Louisville and will go back to the city but I will pay the extra money to stay at a different hotel. I will never go back to the Econo Lodge again. They do get one star because I have read some of the other reviews and realize that the police cannot possibly be out there four times every night. My wife and I were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Oct-2015 Verified Review
"Terrible customer service "
Overall Score2.0/ 5
The cleanliness was good and the breakfast was good. I was happy that they had hard boiled eggs and oatmeal at breakfast. However I dreaded when Tim was working at the front desk. I had called a week and a half prior to my arrival to make reservations and explained that I needed to charge two separate credit cards. I asked if I could do that online or if I could do this on the phone with him. Tim stated that I should proceed online and when I checked into the hotel I should explain that I would like the last two nights on a separate card. When I checked in Tim was at the front desk and I told him about charging a separate card. That's when he told me it was not possible. I explained that not even two weeks ago, he himself suggested I do exactly what he was saying was not possible. Then he stated that it is only possible when making reservations on certain web sites. When I asked him why he didn't say that when speaking with me, he responded with a terrible attitude that it's my fault and I should have said what site I was on. Needless to say my debate continued with him. The other front desk folks were nice but not him.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Aug-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Jul 27 to Fri Aug 01 2014 at a $79.00 average nightly rate.
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The staff was respectful and the room was neat.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Jun-2014 Verified Review
"Lovely Stay"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The staff was respectful and the room was neat.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Jun-2014 Verified Review
"Only So-so "
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Room was clean, but smelled as if previous guests had smoked in it, though a non-smoking room had been requested and promised. The Wi-Fi was weak and all but useless. Shower temperature was tepid and the flow weak, but it was fairly comfortable and very convenient for my purposes.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-Apr-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Apr 08 to Thu Apr 10 2014 at a $79.00 average nightly rate.
"Pretty nice."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
We would stay at this location again. We came down for a concert at the YUM Center. The hotel was within walking distance to everywhere we needed to be. The staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. Our room was clean with the exception of burn marks on the bathtub (we had a smoking room). We booked a room for my brother as well. His room was clean with the exception of finding hair in his shower.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-Feb-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Feb 09 to Mon Feb 10 2014 at a $79.00 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 448 guest reviews

Property Description

The EconoLodge Downtown offers affordable accommodations in the heart of downtown. This Louisville,KY hotel is ideally located within walking distance of the Kentucky InternationalConvention Center andFourth Street Live entertainment and retaildistrict.Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, the Louisville Zoo,Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory,Kentucky Six Flags Kingdom theme park and the Louisville International Airport area justminutes away.Interstate65, Interstate71 and Interstate64 area just twoblocks away, making us highly accessible to the beautiful downtown area. The University of Louisville, the Kentucky Exposition Center,Sullivan University and the Louisville Science Center area is nearby.A variety of restaurants andcocktail lounges can be found in the vicinity. Guests of this Louisville, KY hotel are invited to enjoy many fine features and amenities like:•Freecontinentalbreakfast&freecoffee•Freehigh-speedInternetaccess•Freelocalcalls•ExerciseroomBusiness travelers will appreciate conveniences like access

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2010
Floors: 3
Rooms: 97
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 66
Handicap Rooms: 4
Suites: 1
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
Ownership: Sohum Hotels, LLC
Policies / Expenses
General Cancellation policy is 24 Hrs Prior to Arrival. But it is different for events and some weekends.
Nightly Parking: 5.00
Total Taxes: 15.50%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00 Per Night
Occupancy Tax: 7.50 Per Night
City Tax: 1.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 5.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Quiet location
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

The Airport is about 8 miles from the hotel. One way taxi expense is about $15 to $20.00

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

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.

FAQs about Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville have?

There are 97 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Can I get a AAA rate at Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA Rate - 1 King Bed - Free WiFi Coffeemaker Iron

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior AARP Rate ID Required 1 King Bed - Free WiFi Coffeemaker Iron

Is there a gym at Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. Warm service and cheap WiFi. Wifi worked well. Free Wifi and Fitness room. Wifi quality could be improved. Most guests said the wifi quality was bad.


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