Econo Lodge

2.0 star property
No-frills Albert Lea hotel with restaurant

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Econo Lodge

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Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking | Premium bedding, blackout drapes, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Free daily continental breakfast

Overview of Econo Lodge

7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pet friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
The price is $70
Price available on 9/24/2023
2306 East Main Street, Building B, Albert Lea, MN, 56007
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • Minneapolis, MN (FCM-Flying Cloud) - 87 min drive
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP) - 87 min drive
  • St. Paul, MN (STP-St. Paul Downtown) - 91 min drive


  • Trail's Travel Center - 3 min drive
  • Skol Tavern - 3 min drive
  • McDonald's - 3 min drive
  • Thirsty Fox Pub & Grill - 5 min drive
  • McDonald's - 3 min drive

About this property

Econo Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Albert Lea with a stay at Econo Lodge. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Travel in the New Normal (US Travel - USA), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property for guests without COVID-19 vaccination
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 total, up to 30 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Main Street Family Restau - Onsite family restaurant.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas for unvaccinated guests.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • Travel in the New Normal (US Travel - USA)
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Econo Lodge Hotel Albert Lea
Econo Lodge Albert Lea
Econo Lodge Hotel
Econo Lodge Albert Lea
Econo Lodge Hotel Albert Lea

Frequently asked questions

Does Econo Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Econo Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Econo Lodge?
As of Sep 23, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Econo Lodge on Sep 24, 2023 start from $70, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Econo Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Econo Lodge?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 total and maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 20 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Econo Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Econo Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Econo Lodge?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Diamond Jo Casino (18-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Econo Lodge and nearby?
Econo Lodge has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Econo Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Main Street Family Restau.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Stay elsewhere…no internet and poor service
Check in guy was terrible. After being told of a 13 hour drive at 8pm all he’d offer was cancellation of my reservation due to internet not working. He didn’t see it as a big deal. Also the ac was set to 60…outside temps were mid fifties…cold….set the heater to 68 and still took 30 minutes to warm up. The room was clean and adequate.
Bill, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not So Good
Less than what I had expected. Key cards were a big problem trying to get into room as well as trying to get into the building from outside. Building seemed to be in ill repair & lacking in maintenance.
Donald, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place didn't look wonderful but we were pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. The shower was great also. I appreciate the refrigerator in the room. Breakfast was cereal, toast, English muffins and 2 apples. That was great for us, breakfast is always a bonus. I would atay again.
Patricia, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Econo Lodge Albert Lea
Good Low end basic economy hotel. Good for anyone with a low budget that does not need any frills.
Terry, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Rough edges
Inexpensive - get what you pay for
Gideon, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Cyndi, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not worth it
It wasn’t obvious where the lobby was. We drove around to the back and they were pumping their gray water from laundry into the parking lot. Very run down. Carpet was stinky and full of stains in the hallway. We tried to get a different hotel but it was over $200, so we went back to Econo Lodge. Never again.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Go somewhere else.
Bad place to stay. Breakfast was cereal & bread. The place reeked of smoke, found bugs (thank heaven not bed bugs) in the room, the bath tub would not hold water, sink was cracked, cobwebs in the window, screen was falling off, there was no WI-FI, housekeeping around the facility was terrible. OK in the room. Walls are thin. People who have given this facility 10/10 must have stayed in a different place.
Edward, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

JoAnn, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Lori, 1-night trip
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