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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

$130 for a plain, dated room that should be under $100. The bathroom was old, with a shower head that didn't work properly. The staff was nice. Next time we are up this way we will look for a different option.

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Thank mcs2003
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We've stayed in Merrill a few times over the past several years on our way to and from the more crowded areas to the north. Getting a decent room at a basic motel for half the price of a tourist area appeals to me, but after this visit I have to reconsider my options. We booked in advance for a... More 

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Thank CorpsofDiscovery
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely,... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Our family stayed at the EconoLodge in Merrill with our friends' family last night. I was hesitant to stay there after reading some of the other reviews but we found it to be clean, quiet, friendly and had a convenient location (right off the highway and within walking distance of Walmart, Kwik Trip and the #1 rated restaurant on Trip... More 

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Thank Traci S
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traci, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely,... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I see they're trying but they got a long way to go. I got a Hulu account. I should be allowed to hook up my computer or game console to their not so smart TV and feel like home. Nice to have a Super Walmart and Piggly Wiggly across the street.

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Thank swrohde
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We chose this property because all of the Wausau hotels were booked solid for Wisconsin High School State Bowling Tournament, and because we have stayed at Econolodges before...while this is an older property, the owners have taken good care of it and you can tell itrecently remodeled. Rooms are super clean, and the pool area is really nice. The management... More 

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bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kerit71 , Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to... More 

Merrill, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2016

It was a Delightful and great stayed at the Econo Lodge, Merrill, WI for 15 day and 14 night. The owners and the employees were pleasant and went out of their way to be helpful. The facilities were more than I expected, the whole lodge was beautiful; warm, inviting, and exquisitely decorated. Rooms were great; extremely comfortable with lots of... More 

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bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nilesh S, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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91 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

For escape to a historic small town, or an outdoors Up North weekend...This hotel is a very good base...Fine alternative for people used to rustic cabins. The new owners are doing the quiet upgrades, and the price was very right. And the location is a bit of a sleeper -- quiet end of a busy street. Although it is walking... More 

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bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2015

It was first stay in EconoLodge....It was a good exprience of motel bcz as per price they provides good facilities such as Pool with Spa, Break fast is not with many varieties but whatever they offer it's enough to start the day, high speed Wi-Fi, Room was very clean and well arranged with Small Friedge, Microwave, Iron with table, closet....last... More 

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Thank Danny P
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide... More 

1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2015

twice not the cleanest...or quiet You really need to clean up the property for the amount you charge per room. The bathroom wasn't very clean and the sheets not fresh. a load of laundry sat in the front doorway of the hotel, carpets not clean.

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Thank Donald G
bob2716, Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Donald, Thank you for Review our Hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future. You stay at our... More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This place is a good value when needing a stay over for a few days. It is in a good location to go for day trips . It does not have modern conviences like a elevator, ice machine was on bottom floor and a single entrance doors (difficult when bringing in lots of luggage and coolers) but nice not needing... More 

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bob2716, General Manager at Econo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Econo Lodge

Address: 200 South Pine Ridge Ave., Merrill, WI 54452 (Formerly Pine Ridge Inn)
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Merrill
Price Range: ₹ 4,637 - ₹ 5,114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“In short, room is loaded with all the amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles 198nileshs, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Top floor -- with view of the woods”
 of 5 bubbles Triponeill, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Verify you are selecting a room with micro & fridge if that's important to you”
 of 5 bubbles CorpsofDiscovery, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“This is a smaller motel.All rooms OK”
 of 5 bubbles tjskieagle, 30 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Go to the Super 8 across the street. Save yourselves”
 of 5 bubbles swrohde, 26 Jul 2011 | Read review
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