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"Staff was rude but over all it was a great room. Carpets turned our feet black after 20 minutes though. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 29 Aug 2015

Hotel Description

Motel perfectly located for exploring Morehead City

City center stay

You'll find Carteret Community College and Morehead Plaza Shopping Center within a 15-minute walk of this Morehead City motel. Big Rock Stadium and Arts and Things Gallery are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

Free self parking is available and the motel's multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. Luggage storage is also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 56 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Econo Lodge Crystal Coast ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Crystal Coast

Everyone (4) Family (2)
3 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 5, 2019 by Jessica Crain

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Your feedback is important to us and is the best way we have of knowing the areas in which we need to improve on. Kind Regards Jessica Crain Assistant General Manager EconoLodge Crystal Coast

4 out of 5
Location was right were I needed to be! Friendly staff! For a very short stay with no need for frills it was a great value for the money.

Posted by on May 18, 2019

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2 out of 5
With this hotel being linked in with other hotel chains like Holiday Inn and Quality Inn. I thought the room would be as nice as those hotels but it wasn't. The shower head had too much force and I was not able to adjust the water that was coming out of the shower head. The bathroom was very small. The breakfast did not compare to the breakfast you would receive at Holiday Inn or Quality Inn. The top of the bathroom sink was chipped up. The blankets had holes. The room service was very good. The people at the front desk were very helpful.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018

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3 out of 5
Room wasn't clean, had to wait until about 4pm after the fact, was there at 2:38pm to let them know we were there and left , because check- in time is 3. Came back at 3:40 pm and room was still a mess.Went up front and requested another room.Done drove 4 hours and waited about a hour and half to get a room.Made reservation. In MARCH.The staff didn't seem to care if we got in a room or not. They left stuff in the room that needed to be thrown away from the other person who was there.The Ice Machine wasn't working and they left the door to the room open, while they went to get stuff, with my stuff in there.....The Say we are short handed. Well it's not my fault.

Posted by , from Stokesdale N.C. on May 28, 2018

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3 out of 5

Nice hotel

Staff was rude but over all it was a great room. Carpets turned our feet black after 20 minutes though.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015

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3 out of 5

Staff great

Hotel was a good value for price. Staff very good. Only problem was someone tried to break into my vehicle in the parking lot overnight. Park where you can see vehicle & lock it!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011

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4 out of 5

Very good value for the area.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: staff smokes by rooms.
Very nice rooms, excellent location for a decent price. The only negative was that the motel staff insisted on smoking right outside the lobby area, and the smoke drifted into the rooms. Ugh.

Posted by , from Iowa, USA on Nov 22, 2011

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2 out of 5

Nightmare Motel-The Real Review

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: Noisy
Stayed here on short notice, primarily due to fairly good overall reviews and reasonable price, Was told upon check in that there was no wi-fi unless we took a room near the office on the bottom floor. Despite that advice,the wi-fi signal was marginal, but adequate. Our room was was relatively small, but furnisihed well. I thought it was did that the bed covers were partially turned back as if someone was interrupted while preparing the room for occupancy. It was not as clean as it could have been. It had a peculiar mildew like odor, the carpets could have been much cleaner, and there was hair in the tub. The tv remote control did not work. Otherwise, at this point, I did not feel I had been ripped too harshly. After all, it was an inexpensive motel. However, the night was not over. My wife and I went to bed at 9pm after an exhausting day of travel. Shortly thereafter, the noise began. The walls were paper thin and someone several doors down outside could be heard speaking in a normal voice. What sounded like the local bowling league was in a room directly above us. The floor between us was paper thin. While I don't believe the occupants above intentionally made noise, I also don't believe they made an effort to be quiet. After almost an hour of noise, I called the office and requested a room change. A very apologetic clerk agreed to move us to a room on the second floor. By 10:30pm we had repacked, dressed, moved, unpacked, and put on our nigiht clothes(for the second time). I was ready to sleep. At that point, I could hear someone's loud voice. I got up, dressed again, and walked outside to investigate. Around the corner from by room, at the top of the stairwell near the opposite side of the building, was a man seated against the wall. He was on the phone, apparently engaged in an argument with his girlfriend or wife, His deep voice boomed louder as the intensity of the argument escalated. By the time I returned to my room, the argument had worsened.. A withering barrage of F Bombs flew at this point and could be clearly heard as they reverberated off the exterior passageway walls. I called the clerk, who was still very apologetic, and he promised to investigate. Shortly thereafter, the noise stopped. I could still hear people speaking in a normal tone in the room next door. I was beaten and tired. I slept fitfully through the night and woke up exhausted. Upon arriving home the next day, I was running a fever and spent the next few days nauseated with a stomach virus. Upon checking out at the front desk, I related some of the night's events to a desk clerk I had not met. He nonchalantly asked if I had reported the problem to the front desk, I told him i had and he was obviously not interested in learning more. No apology or sympathy, just a blank unconcerned stare. We departed to never return again...but not without penning this review for future travelers.

Posted by , from Apex, NC, USA on Nov 4, 2011

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3 out of 5

No Wi-Fi in rooms!

Don't expect wi-fi! It's only available in the tiny lobby area.

Posted by on Aug 2, 2010

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5 out of 5


Great friendly staff. We stay here several times a year and they treat us like family. Clean and comfortable rooms. Located off the main road and very quiet.

Posted by on May 28, 2009

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About the Econo Lodge Crystal Coast

Location 3410 Bridges St, Morehead City, NC 28557

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Econo Lodge Crystal Coast. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Morehead City motel.

  • 56 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2001
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis) (90.1 km / 56 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Econo Lodge Crystal Coast offers 56 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in March 2015.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 20 per pet, per day
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per day
  • Early check-in fee: USD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.