Expectations weren't high going in (Econo Lodge, after all), but what we saw and experienced exceeded our expectations. Check in took an unusually long time considering we had done all the work online beforehand. While our status was confirmed, biting flies were swarming around our legs. We finally got the room key and loaded in past the heaps of trash just outside the door. We entered the room. The floor was gritty. Waves of Febreeze covering up who knows what accumulated int he backs of our throats. We were careful not to set any luggage on the bed. The furnishings looked like they had been assembled from 40 years of garage sales with appropriate deterioration and patina for each decade. The refrigerator freezer door was broken and would not stay in place. When I called the front desk to ask how the fridge temperature knob worked, I could hear him carefully making up an answer (which, in retrospect, turned out to be wrong.) The bathroom light flickered like a cheap disco. The main fixture (located in the far corner of the room) had two of three bulbs burned out. We could only find one usable outlet. To plug the coffee maker in, one had to crawl under the table on the gritty floor so we just went without. The only other outlet was a fire marshall's worst nightmare. Thank god the whole thing was made of concrete and Febreeze. And the ice machine was out of order.