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Econolodge - Lubbock

This is a 2 star hotel in Lubbock
4801 Avenue Q / US-84 50th Street & Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.
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Located on Highway 84, but many guest concerns about the condition of the rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, free local calls and free newspapers
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
  • A few guests found restaurants and stores nearby
  • Many guests complained that the staff seemed disinterested
  • Many reviewers thought that their rooms were in need of maintenance
  • Several guests said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations
  • Several reviewers complained that their non-smoking rooms smelled of cigarette smoke
  • A couple of guests said that the beds were uncomfortable
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Oct 29, 2013
The Econo Lodge Lubbock, formerly a Howard Johnson property, is situated among restaurants and local businesses on Highway 84. With Interstate 27 within a 3-minute drive, this property is well located for guests looking to explore the area by car. The Lubbock city centre area is about 6 minutes away by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV, a desk, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night. This hotel has two floors and exterior corridors and room entrances.

A free breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 9:30 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a business centre, guest laundry facilities and free newspapers. 

The Buddy Holly Statue is a 7-minute drive away, while the Lubbock Civic Center, Texas Tech University and the City Bank Coliseum are all within a 10-minute drive. South Plain Mall is about 12 minutes away by car, while the Preston Smith International Airport (LBB) is a 15- to 20-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on October 29, 2013: Pet fees and free breakfast hours.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed disappointed with their stay at this hotel. However, several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, while a few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing restaurants and shopping.

A few guests appreciated the free breakfast.

A couple of reviewers described their rooms as clean and well equipped with amenities like a mini-fridge and a microwave. However, many guests expressed concerns about the condition of their rooms (see below for more details).

A few guests found the front desk staff friendly, but many other reviewers did not (more details below).

The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this editorial, many guests expressed concerns about the condition of their rooms.

Many reviewers agreed that their rooms were in need of maintenance and these reviewers said that they found broken appliances, water damage on the ceiling and a clogged toilet. Several guests said that the rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations, with a couple of reviewers mentioned that the linens did not appear clean.

Several reviewers complained that their non-smoking rooms smelled like cigarette smoke, while a couple of guests described a generally unpleasant smell in their rooms. A couple of reviewers said that the beds were uncomfortable.

Many guests were disappointed with the customer service they received and these guests described the staff as unfriendly and disinterested. gave this hotel an average score of 3.1 out of 5, with 76% of 21 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #48 out of 55 hotels in Lubbock, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 24 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 29, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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Out of 45 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.2 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 2
No. of guest comments: 2
Guest Recommended: Mixed
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #14 out of 45 hotels in Lubbock ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"This was our first visit to any Howard Johnson's. Based on the drive up appeal (location), we were pleasantly surprised with the friendly service, clean room and comfortable bed. I would only suggest to update the pool area in the future if $ allows."
Jack from Sachse, TX US rated Econolodge - Lubbock 9 out of 10 on August 22, 2004
"requested non smoking room, did not get one. bathtub was not very clean."
Joyce from Quitman, TX US rated Econolodge - Lubbock 4 out of 10 on January 17, 2004


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Econolodge - Lubbock

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Photocopier
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood Clapp Park
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 79412-2209
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (806) 747-1671
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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