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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
32-inch TV with cable channels, pay movies
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
226 W 5th St, Waterloo, IA, 50701

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFive Sullivan Brother Convention Center3 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrout Museum of History8 min walk
  • Popular LocationYoung Arena8 min walk
  • AirportWaterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional)8 min drive

Room options

About this area


Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is located in Waterloo. Phelps Youth Pavilion and South Hills Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore George Wyth Memorial State Park and Cedar River. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Young Arena or UNI-Dome.

What's nearby

  • Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center - 3 min walk
  • Phelps Youth Pavilion - 7 min walk
  • Waterloo Center for the Arts - 7 min walk
  • Grout Museum of History - 8 min walk
  • Young Arena - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional) - 8 min drive


  • SingleSpeed Brewing Co - 5 min walk
  • Newton's Paradise Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Lincoln Perk Coffee House - 8 min walk
  • El Patron Mexican - 9 min walk
  • Jameson's Public House - 9 min walk

About this property

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Property highlights
Consider a stay at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, laundry facilities, and a bar. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • RV/bus/truck parking, an elevator, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, a front desk safe, and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews speak well of the bar, helpful staff, and walkable location
Room features
All 68 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 32-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per day, plus a deposit of USD 75 per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 18 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet deposit: USD 75 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Econo Lodge Inn & Suites pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of USD 75 per stay and a fee of USD 10 per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites?

As of Jan 31, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on Feb 12, 2023 start from $49.99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites?

Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Econo Lodge Inn & Suites located?

Situated in Waterloo, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Five Sullivan Brother Convention Center and Cedar River. Phelps Youth Pavilion and Waterloo Center for the Arts are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites and receive a full refund?

Yes, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Econo Lodge Inn & Suites cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.


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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Poor


Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Cheap but not cheerful stay
Friendly and helpful front desk staff but really tired property that is badly in need of some tlc. One plus - it’s walkable to the excellent Singlespeed brewpub!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Good deal for the price!
Only half the cost of the Best Western next door. A bit rough around the edges but east walk downtown with plenty of nightlife near by. Good staff and making improvements all the time. Will stay again! C+
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property had an odor.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
check in and out was great. Guy was knowledgeable and fast. AC was great.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay


Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
I will start with the friendliness of the staff. Also, the bed and pillows were very comfortable. They get 5 stars for that. But the hotel is a case of "You get what you pay for." The hallways had a decades old smell of stale cigarette smoke, and the room had the uriney smell of a subway. Had to ask for bath towels, and they were extremely skimpy. There was no exhaust in the bathroom, so humidity was an issue (everything felt damp). There were no USB ports and had to unplug a light to plug in a phone next to the bed. The TV did not have a remote, so had to get out of bed to turn it off (a minor inconvenience). But we were looking for something walking distance to the Iowa Irish Fest, and this fit the bill. We weren't expecting much, and it kind of met our expectations.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with group
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Slight odoor, rugs in halls/elevator dirty, one tv not eorking, one a/c not working, front desk area run down , no towels in the room, couch and chair stained and shabby.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Very friendly staff but building has seen better days. Great if you need inexpensive place to rest your head but you get what you pay for.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Do not stay here
The hotel felt dirty, no stead in the morning and no free breakfast as advertised. The area felt unsafe.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
No towels on the room
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022