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Located in the heart of Emporia, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Emporia State University and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from William Allen White House. David Traylor Zoo of Emporia is 4.1 mi (6.5 km) away.

Hotel Features

This hotel features meeting rooms, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. Free continental breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include RV/bus/truck parking and a front-desk safe.

Room Amenities

All 47 rooms provide refrigerators, microwaves, and satellite TV.

Econo Lodge Emporia ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

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2.7 out of 5
56% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.1 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
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Gross. Spend more to stay elsewhere.

1 out of 5
Posted Feb 12, 2017
I'd stay anywhere other than this place. Besides being extremely old and outdated, it was not clean. Stains on the bedspreads, hair in the bathroom, TV didn't turn on... just bad. There is quite a bit more, but for the sake of saving time, just do yourself a favor and go elsewhere.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by GM
Angie, We are sorry to hear about you inconvenience, however upon checking the room personally I was unable to find any of the problems you had with you room. If the room was as bad as you say we could have either found you a different room, or refunded your money upon check out.
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2 out of 5
Posted Aug 29, 2016
Pros: location
Cons: alot
beds are hard as a rock,out side door left unlocked both nites I was there,dont feel that is very safe and will not stay there again or recommend it
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Been in worse

3 out of 5
by from Spooner, WI
Posted Jul 27, 2016
Pros: Served my needs for a place to sleep for the night. My cell phone quit and the owner let the desk person dial my home to leave a message.
Cons: Get rid of musty old carpet. Put a protein or fruit on breakfast bar.
Location: Location easy to find, close to interstate. Seemed to be a few places to eat in neighborhood but I wasn't focused on that. I did see a Starbucks.
Pros Clean, frig worked ok, AC worked great, enough plugs for chargers, quiet, ice machine full, bed clothes looked clean and new, room had plenty of space, parking ample Cons. Kind of musty in halls, breakfast totally carbs - no fruit, no protein, worst coffee ever, no long distance calls from room, bathroom was smallest I have ever seen, sink outside bathroom was thigh height - felt like a giraffe trying to get a drink from a stream, owner very terse and not welcoming at all That said, it was the cheapest place that looked decent for what I needed for a 12 hour stay. If staying for a number of days, might want to check out a place with more amenities. If you just need a place to crash for the night, it is fine.
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So so hotel

3 out of 5
by from Midwest
Posted Mar 8, 2016
Pros: It was quiet.
Cons: New furnishings and some remodeling. Offer some protein for breakfast.
Location: Close to interstate. Arrived late and left early. Didn't do anything.
Price okay, but fixtures and furnishings were old. No vent in bathroom and ceiling had rust on it. Had to ask for a hair dryer from front desk, fitted sheet didn't stay on mattress, and had plastic in it which made noise every time you moved in the bed. Breakfast was uninspiring, but our room was quiet during our one night stay.
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It was clean and quiet.

3 out of 5
by from Clovis,Ca.
Posted Nov 6, 2015
For an overnight stay it was fine. Breakfast was unremarkable.
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3 out of 5
by from SE Iowa
Posted Sep 21, 2015
Pros: price
Cons: the smell in lobby and the heat in hallways. also an upstairs access from outside
hotel was nice and clean. was extremely hot in hall ways though. kinda weird. lobby had funny smell and cannot access upstairs with outside door. bring your own pillows! they were not comfortable at all. also no fan in bathroom so if your staying with someone make sure to bring a candle!!
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Run down

1 out of 5
Posted Sep 1, 2015
Pros: Not much.
Cons: Nearly everything.
The staff were barely helpful. Probably more interestedin getting back to cooking the curry which was stinking up the place. Old worn capret and beat up woodwork in the halls. The room smelled musty and the bathtub was moldy. Never again.
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Clean rooms

3 out of 5
by from Denton, TX
Posted Aug 3, 2015
My room was clean and comfortable. The staff was polite and helpful. I have no complaints about the service.
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4 out of 5
by from AR
Posted Jul 9, 2015
Pros: Convenient to highway and people I was visiting
Cons: Breakfast Bathrooms very small not handicapped convenient
Location: I was visiting family and did not go around town
Second time I have used this hotel. Firt room AC did not work, but I was immediately moved to another room. Bathrooms are very small a handicapped person would have difficulty using it. Room was made up, ckean and bed was comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 12, 2015 by GM
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a feedback, and we will continue to strive for the highest satisfaction. We hope to see you again.
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Quiet and convenient

3 out of 5
by from Missouri
Posted May 21, 2015
Pros: Quiet, clean room.
Cons: I didn't spend much time in the room, so I can't complain.
Location: Tallgrass prairie sightseeing and hiking.
I was in the area for a day-hiking trip, and all I needed was a room with a clean bed and bathroom. Bedding was well-used but clean, bathroom was clean; the room was even quieter than the typical inexpensive hotel room, considering the number of guests that showed up later in the evening, stopping for the night. I got what I was looking for, so no complaints. Didn't take advantage of the breakfast, so I can't comment on the quality there; not a lot of in-room amenities, but I didn't miss them as I wasn't in the room much; the overall quality was at least average for this type of lodging, and I really appreciated the relative quiet and calm.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 2, 2015 by GM
Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This Emporia hotel also offers laundry facilities, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and RV/bus/truck parking. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 47 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets allowed with a deposit of USD 25 per stay

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet deposit: USD 25 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.