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Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville

401 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40202 US near Exit 136c on I-65 (~0.4mi)
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
2.0 Star Property Near Fourth Street Live!
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12/07/2021 - 12/08/2021
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Verified Reviews of Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"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.
"Terrible"
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.
"Charge"
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.
"Lovely"
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.

Summary of Verified Reviews

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Summary of 496 verified reviews

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Rated 73/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Fair budget hotel. Great location."

Location

88/100
116 reviews

"Great location. Excellent parking and car access." Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping. Standard parking prices.

Service

81/100
93 reviews

"Great housekeeping with friendly and professional service, but mediocre reception."

Value

68/100
58 reviews

"Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Room

64/100
138 reviews

"Well-sized, typical rooms with mediocre beds." Bathrooms are dirty and rooms in need of maintenance.

Cleanliness

56/100
80 reviews

"Quite clean. Hotel facilities could use a good clean." Bathroom needs cleaning.

Breakfast

36/100
45 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

Vibe

21/100
14 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating." Fine for a budget trip. Good choice for a city trip.

WiFi

0/100
6 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Rated 70/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Near city centre. Accessible parking."

Location

86/100
36 reviews

"Great location and easy parking."

Service

82/100
15 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

59/100
30 reviews

"Average rooms with standard beds. Bathrooms and rooms are untidy."

Cleanliness

49/100
18 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

38/100
11 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 62/100 based on reviews from families.

"Fantastic service. Friendly service."

Location

88/100
12 reviews

"Great location."

Service

78/100
16 reviews

"Friendly service."

Cleanliness

61/100
10 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

59/100
18 reviews

"Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard."

Breakfast

33/100
11 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Accessible parking. Friendly service."

Location

88/100
15 reviews

"Great location."

Service

85/100
9 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value

70/100
10 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

Room

60/100
12 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Cleanliness

60/100
8 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

40/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 55/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Great location."

Location

91/100
12 reviews

"Great location."

Service

82/100
8 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

58/100
6 reviews

"Beds are decent and generally comfortable."

Cleanliness

55/100
8 reviews

"Quite clean."

Room

51/100
13 reviews

"Average rooms with standard beds."

Breakfast

36/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 66/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Fair budget hotel. Great location."

Location

87/100
110 reviews

"Great location. Excellent parking and car access." Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping. Standard parking prices.

Service

80/100
90 reviews

"Great housekeeping with friendly and professional service, but mediocre reception."

Value

68/100
58 reviews

"Fairly good value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Room

63/100
130 reviews

"Average rooms with standard beds." Bathrooms are dirty and rooms in need of maintenance.

Cleanliness

57/100
76 reviews

"Quite clean. Bathroom needs cleaning." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

36/100
43 reviews

"Breakfast affordable but not highly reviewed."

Vibe

21/100
14 reviews

"Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating."

WiFi

0/100
6 reviews

"Wifi quality could be improved."

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Near city centre. Accessible parking."

Location

86/100
35 reviews

"Great location and easy parking."

Service

81/100
14 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

57/100
29 reviews

"Average rooms with standard beds. Bathrooms and rooms are untidy."

Cleanliness

49/100
18 reviews

"Bathrooms and rooms are untidy." Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

38/100
11 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 65/100 based on reviews from families.

"Friendly service. Fantastic service."

Location

88/100
12 reviews

"Great location."

Service

78/100
16 reviews

"Friendly service."

Cleanliness

61/100
9 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Room

60/100
17 reviews

"Rooms are quite clean and beds are standard."

Breakfast

33/100
10 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Accessible parking. Friendly service."

Location

88/100
14 reviews

"Great location."

Service

85/100
9 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value

70/100
10 reviews

"Fairly good value for money."

Room

60/100
11 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Cleanliness

60/100
8 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Breakfast

40/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Rated 54/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Great location."

Location

91/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Service

81/100
7 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

56/100
5 reviews

"Beds are decent and generally comfortable."

Cleanliness

56/100
7 reviews

"Quite clean."

Room

50/100
11 reviews

"Average rooms with standard beds."

Breakfast

36/100
5 reviews

"Breakfast can be improved."

Review Semantics by TrustYou

Property Description

Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville is centrally located in Louisville, a 4-minute walk from Fourth Street Live! and 6 minutes by foot from KFC Yum Center. This motel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Louisville Palace and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Muhammad Ali Center.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Make yourself at home in one of the 97 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. LED televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Fourth Street Live! - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Kentucky International Convention Center - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
KFC Yum Center - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Actors Theatre of Louisville - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Jewish Hospital - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Louisville Palace - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Riverfront Plaza Belvedere - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Ohio River - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Muhammad Ali Center - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Belle of Louisville - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Louisville Glassworks - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Louisville Science Center - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi

The nearest airports are:
Louisville International Airport (SDF) - 9.9 km / 6.1 mi
Louisville, KY (LOU-Bowman Field) - 9.3 km / 5.8 mi

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge Downtown Louisville is Louisville International Airport (SDF).

Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 21
  • Uncovered parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Vending machine
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Television in common areas
  • Free WiFi
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Parking onsite
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Total number of rooms - 97
  • Number of floors - 3
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Free breakfast
  • Express check-out
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel

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.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

Do not accept Pet

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 5 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 20 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • Parking height restrictions apply.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; masks are required in public areas.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Social distancing measures are in place

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Masks are compulsory at the property

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)

Essential Workers Only - NO

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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.

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