Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

  • 226 W 5th St , Waterloo, Iowa 50701
  • 226 W 5th St , Waterloo, Iowa - 50701
  • 855-516-1090
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking
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1 King Bed

Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - Cable channels and pay movies

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Hair dryer and towels

Extra Features - Phone, safe, and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning

Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • AC
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Smoking
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Microwave
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Hair dryer
  • In room safe
  • Pay movies
  • TV - Cable Service
Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
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1 King Bed

Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - Cable channels and pay movies

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Hair dryer and towels

Extra Features - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • AC
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Microwave
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Hair dryer
  • In room safe
  • Pay movies
  • TV - Cable Service
Business Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
Business Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
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1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - Cable channels and pay movies

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Hair dryer and towels

Extra Features - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • AC
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Microwave
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Hair dryer
  • In room safe
  • Pay movies
  • TV - Cable Service
Suite, Multiple Beds, Smoking
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2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - Cable channels and pay movies

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Hair dryer and towels

Extra Features - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning

Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • AC
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Smoking
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Microwave
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Hair dryer
  • In room safe
  • Pay movies
  • TV - Cable Service
Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
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1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - Cable channels and pay movies

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Hair dryer and towels

Extra Features - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • AC
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Microwave
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Hair dryer
  • In room safe
  • Pay movies
  • TV - Cable Service
Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
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2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Internet - Free WiFi

In Room Entertainment - Cable channels and pay movies

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Linens

Restrooms & Showers - Hair dryer and towels

Extra Features - Safe and iron/ironing board (on request)

Pleasure - Air conditioning

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • AC
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Iron and ironing board - by request
  • Microwave
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Room Linens provided
  • Hair dryer
  • In room safe
  • Pay movies
  • TV - Cable Service
 

About The Hotel

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About Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hotel

Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

With a stay at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Waterloo, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lost Island Waterpark and University of Northern Iowa. This hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Grout Museum of History.

Popular Hotel Amenities and Features

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and an arcade/game room.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

Restaurants, Bars, Lounge & Dining options

Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Renovations

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Hotel Accommodations and Guest Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 68 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request irons/ironing boards.

Pet Policy for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
If you are thinking of bringing your pet (dog or cat) and want to know if pets are allowed at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, please read the hotel pet policy. Sometimes the hotel may charge pet fees or have weight limit on pets. The pet policies of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites are listed below.

Pets allowed

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hotel Amenities


Breakfast Services
  • Complimentary Breakfast
Business, Conference & Meetings
  • Meeting Room Facilities
Games & Sports
  • Arcade - Game room
General Amenities
  • Elevator & lift on property
  • Laundry Room
Internet
  • Free internet
Lobby Level Services
  • Safe deposit box at front desk
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Free news papers in lobby
Parking Services
  • Self parking - Free
Parking Services
  • Parking for RV, bus & truck
Property Features
  • Assigned smoking areas
Restaurants & Bars
  • Bar & lounge
  • Coffee & tea in common areas

About Econo Lodge By Choice Hotels Brand Hotels

Before Super 8, there was Econo Lodge. Based in the United State and Canada, this economy motel chain brand is the second largest brand under the Choice Hotels group. Created to provide the finest accommodations under the budget-friendly category by Vernon Myers and his son Vernon Jr, Econo Travel now Econo Lodge materialized with funding and marketing help from Lloyd Tarbutton, a local businessman.

Interestingly, business started with Sandy Econo, the hotel’s “mascot” dressed in a Scottish skirt and tam walking around the neighborhood giving away brochures. However, the hotel chain was sold in 1983 for $836 million, all 306 hotels and adapted the name Econo Lodge instead of Econo Travel. The brand was sold and bought several times before Paul Wallace bought the brand and refurbished it and eventually sold it to Choice Hotels International in 1990.

Eventually, this hotel concept located in 865 Military Highway grew from one location to 800 hotels under the Econo Lodge brand today. Initially, there were 40 rooms in each property located near highways and roads. Expansion continues and by 2013, there were around 830 Econo Lodge hotels open and operating in the United States with 28 more under development. Every state in the U.S. and the Canadian province has an Econo Lodge in it.

 
 

Hotel Location

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Nearest airport and around Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Waterloo, Iowa Hotel

 
 

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Phelps Youth Pavilion - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Waterloo Center for the Arts - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Grout Museum of History - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Young Arena - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Allen Memorial Hospital - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
MercyOne Waterloo Emergency Care - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
MercyOne Waterloo Pain Management - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
MercyOne Waterloo Podiatric Care - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
Lost Island Waterpark - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
South Hills Golf Course - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi
Palmer's Family Fun - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens - 8.8 km / 5.5 mi

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional) - 9.5 km / 5.9 mi

 
 

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Helpful Info & FAQs

Is free parking available at the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites?

Yes, parking is available free of cost at the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites. This is one of the hotels in Waterloo with Free Parking.

What is the check-in policy?

The checking times for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites are between 4:00 PM and .

What is the check-out time?

This Econo Lodge Inn & Suites's check-out time is 12:00 PM.

What brand is Econo Lodge Inn & Suites?

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is a part of Econo Lodge By Choice Hotels.

What is the street address for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites?

The address for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is 226 W 5th St, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

What is the price for tonight?

Based on recent averages, the price for tonight can start at 60.

What is the nightly room rate for this weekend?

Based on recent averages, the room rate for this weekend can be as low as 60 per night.

How many guest rooms are at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites?

The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites has a total of 68 guest rooms.

How many floors does the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites have?

This Waterloo hotel has 5 floors.

What is the hotel theme?

Travelers find this hotel Pet Friendly. Other themes include Family.

Recommended landmarks, attractions or things to do around ECONO LODGE INN & SUITES?

ECONO LODGE INN & SUITES is within minutes from Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi , Phelps Youth Pavilion - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi and Waterloo Center for the Arts - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi

 
 

Guest Reviews

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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Reviews Summary

Additional Hotel Reviews

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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Reviews Summary

UserJacqueline
2/10
 
Poor
Pros: the price for the stay
Cons: very run down.no key was given to get in and out of room you had to have the front desk escort each time. Someone tried to get in the room at 10 pm, it was bolted, my driver felt unsafe. the bolt went from lying across door to pointing straight out after
UserVerified Hotel Guest
1/10
 
Very Poor
Pros: The only thing that I can say is that the bed was pretty comfortable.
Cons: There was no light switch for the bathroom. I was unable to turn of the cold water faucet in the bathtub. Only two of the four lights in the room worked. It took me using the room key 3 times to enter. The door wasn't shut when I 1st entered.
UserThomas
1/10
 
Very Poor
Pros: Nothing good stood out other than it was a place to spend the night. The staff was helpful.
Cons: Hotel was under reconstruction. In poor shape. Room smelled musty. The bed spread had holes in it. The blankets were dusty. Room entry cards did not work.
 
Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

With a stay at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Waterloo, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lost Island Waterpark and University of Northern Iowa. This hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Grout Museum of History.

Popular Hotel Amenities and Features

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and an arcade/game room.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

Restaurants, Bars, Lounge & Dining options

Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Renovations

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Hotel Accommodations and Guest Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 68 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request irons/ironing boards.

Pet Policy for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
If you are thinking of bringing your pet (dog or cat) and want to know if pets are allowed at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, please read the hotel pet policy. Sometimes the hotel may charge pet fees or have weight limit on pets. The pet policies of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites are listed below.

Pets allowed

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hotel Amenities

Breakfast Services
  • Complimentary Breakfast
Business, Conference & Meetings
  • Meeting Room Facilities
Games & Sports
  • Arcade - Game room
General Amenities
  • Elevator & lift on property
  • Laundry Room
Internet
  • Free internet
Lobby Level Services
  • Safe deposit box at front desk
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Free news papers in lobby
Parking Services
  • Self parking - Free
Parking Services
  • Parking for RV, bus & truck
Property Features
  • Assigned smoking areas
Restaurants & Bars
  • Bar & lounge
  • Coffee & tea in common areas

About Econo Lodge By Choice Hotels Brand Hotels

Before Super 8, there was Econo Lodge. Based in the United State and Canada, this economy motel chain brand is the second largest brand under the Choice Hotels group. Created to provide the finest accommodations under the budget-friendly category by Vernon Myers and his son Vernon Jr, Econo Travel now Econo Lodge materialized with funding and marketing help from Lloyd Tarbutton, a local businessman.

Interestingly, business started with Sandy Econo, the hotel’s “mascot” dressed in a Scottish skirt and tam walking around the neighborhood giving away brochures. However, the hotel chain was sold in 1983 for $836 million, all 306 hotels and adapted the name Econo Lodge instead of Econo Travel. The brand was sold and bought several times before Paul Wallace bought the brand and refurbished it and eventually sold it to Choice Hotels International in 1990.

Eventually, this hotel concept located in 865 Military Highway grew from one location to 800 hotels under the Econo Lodge brand today. Initially, there were 40 rooms in each property located near highways and roads. Expansion continues and by 2013, there were around 830 Econo Lodge hotels open and operating in the United States with 28 more under development. Every state in the U.S. and the Canadian province has an Econo Lodge in it.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Phelps Youth Pavilion - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Waterloo Center for the Arts - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Grout Museum of History - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Young Arena - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Allen Memorial Hospital - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
MercyOne Waterloo Emergency Care - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
MercyOne Waterloo Pain Management - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
MercyOne Waterloo Podiatric Care - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
Lost Island Waterpark - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
South Hills Golf Course - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi
Palmer's Family Fun - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens - 8.8 km / 5.5 mi

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional) - 9.5 km / 5.9 mi

User
Jacqueline
 
2/10
Poor
Pros: the price for the stay
Cons: very run down.no key was given to get in and out of room you had to have the front desk escort each time. Someone tried to get in the room at 10 pm, it was bolted, my driver felt unsafe. the bolt went from lying across door to pointing straight out after
User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
1/10
Very Poor
Pros: The only thing that I can say is that the bed was pretty comfortable.
Cons: There was no light switch for the bathroom. I was unable to turn of the cold water faucet in the bathtub. Only two of the four lights in the room worked. It took me using the room key 3 times to enter. The door wasn't shut when I 1st entered.
User
Thomas
 
1/10
Very Poor
Pros: Nothing good stood out other than it was a place to spend the night. The staff was helpful.
Cons: Hotel was under reconstruction. In poor shape. Room smelled musty. The bed spread had holes in it. The blankets were dusty. Room entry cards did not work.
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