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"Great up grade. Plesant staff. Breakfsst was not very good " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 21 Oct 2018

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Hotel Description

Enjoy the free WiFi at this Waterloo hotel

In Waterloo

At this hotel, you'll be steps from Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center and within a 10-minute walk of Phelps Youth Pavilion. Waterloo Center for the Arts and Grout Museum of History are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

A bar/lounge and a 24-hour front desk are featured at this hotel, along with free self parking. Guests will appreciate free perks like buffet breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A safe deposit box and laundry facilities are also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 68 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and cable TV. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$53* Per night/room Nov 12 - Nov 13

Business Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Multiple Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.7 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5
Great up grade. Plesant staff. Breakfsst was not very good

Posted by , from Waterloo iowa on Oct 21, 2018

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1 out of 5

Dirty and doesn't cater to customer

Cons: dirty, not customer focused
Dirty floors (cigarette butt, trash). neither keycard worked so had to go all the way back downstairs after 11:00 pm to get new cards. Family of 4 reserved king suite with sofabed. No linens for sofa bed. Had to call downstairs. Brought 1 sheet, 2 pillows and skimpy blanket. Had to send back down for 2nd sheet. Only 2 towels/washcloths. Had to send back down for 2 more sets. In the morning, complained of dirtiness and frustration with having booked the room for 4 people yet they "stocked" it for only two. Was told that their POLICY was to not put extra linens in the room. I told her - she knew that there were 4 people booked for the room. She said they followed POLICY. Obviously, they don't look to see WHO is booking their rooms and consequently, they don't take care of their customers. My POLICY will be to never go to another Quality Inn, if that is their POLICY. What a pain.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012

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2 out of 5

only if nothing there is absolutely nothing available anywhere

Requested a suite with a sofa bed;so my grandaughters had their own space to sleep.Opened the sofa bed...OMG...Soiled linen and blood stains on the mattress.Needless to say we managed with all of us sharing the other beds;but word of advise...Open the sofa bed and look at as soon as you check in;don't wait until you decide to turn in for the night.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011

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1 out of 5

Don't do it!

I just stayed in this hotel on August 13th. While the staff was very helpful and friendly, it did not make up for the poor condition of the hotel. The entire hotel had a musty smell to it and all of the carpets were severly stained. The bed was extremely uncomfortable, bathroom was dirty and window looked like it had never been cleaned. I stay in hotels 2 or 3 times per month, and have been doing this for years, and this is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Check out the Ramada Inn wich is right next door. Very nice facility and costs just a few dollars more.

Posted by on Aug 14, 2010

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3 out of 5

Good Stay for a family overnight

We were travelling through Waterloo and looking for a clean, comfortable place to get a good night's sleep before continuing our journey. While the room was just average, the breakfast the next morning was beyond our expectations. Advertised as a continental breakfast, it was much more. For this reason, we would definitely stay again!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2009

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1 out of 5

Luckily only night!!!

My family though this motel was dirty, noisy and nasty. Very disappointed, will not return.

Posted by on Jul 7, 2008

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5 out of 5

When In WATERLOO you must stay here!

If you are there on vacation, like my brother and I were, it was walking distance to many bars. Also there is great gentlemens club FLIRTS right down the street. We had a great time and we felt safe walking down the street

Posted by on May 5, 2008

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3 out of 5

Nice Place, BAD soundproofing.

This was a very nice facility, not the best of locations, but didn't feel at all unsafe. The staff was awesome, had drunks show up at 1:00 am in the next room, and as I said, NO soundproofing in the entire inn. Could only handle them for about 30 minutes, had to call front desk, they handled it immediately. Didn't have that to deal with again till they started vomiting at about 6:00 am, as I said NO soundproofing. I could hear car doors shutting, and I was on the fourth floor. I stay at motel on average twice a month, and I have never seen a inn quite as noisy as this one. This is the ONLY reason I would not stay at this facility again, but overall a good experience. Like I said staff was great from check in to check out.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2008

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1 out of 5

Never staying there again

It was dirty, uncomfortable, and in an unsafe area. What was supposed to be a romantic weekend was awful.

Posted by on Sep 2, 2007

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5 out of 5

Best Stay In Waterloo

Had a mangerment change that day. Was treat very well. Hotel was clean and staff very friendly. Will Stay again.

Posted by on Jul 7, 2006

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About the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Location 226 W 5th St, Waterloo, IA 50701

Renovations + Closures

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

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites also features an arcade/game room, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Waterloo hotel.

  • 68 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Game room or arcade
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites offers 68 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels and pay movies.

  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 10 per day, plus a deposit of USD 75 per stay


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

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

  • Pet deposit: USD 75 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Quality Inn Waterloo
  • Quality Waterloo
  • Econo Lodge Inn Waterloo
  • Econo Lodge Waterloo
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hotel
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Waterloo
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hotel Waterloo
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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.